Reaching Up to Worship – Reaching Out to Serve

Parish Vision – “Together we will build an atmosphere of faith in which the fruit of the Spirit will abound and draw others to Christ.”

Live Stream Mass:  @ St. Patrick in Owego

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Holy Mass – Sunday, June 6th – Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Holy Mass – Sunday, June 13th – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
(No Live Stream for this date)
Holy Mass – Sunday, June 20th – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Holy Mass – Sunday, June 27th – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • New COVID Guideline Updates

    • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass resumes, effective the weekend of June 5-6, 2021, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
    • For those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, masks are now optional; others should continue to wear a mask.
    • Please continue to maintain social distancing.

Mass Schedule:

  • St. James
  • (A)Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    11:15 AM
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • Tuesday:
    7:00 AM
    7:00 AM
    10:45 AM
  • St. Patrick
  • Tuesday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    12:00 PM (noon)
    (B) Friday:
    10:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM

(A) St. James – 3rd Wednesday – Mass at 8:30 am at St. James and 10:15 am at Elderwood Nursing Home.

     St. James – During Lent Mass will be at 5pm followed by Stations of the Cross and soup supper

(B) St. Patrick- 3rd Friday – Mass 10:00 am at Riverview / 1st Friday – Mass 10:30 am at St. Patrick

Reconciliation (Confession) Times:

  • St. James
  • Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m
  • St. Patrick
  • Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
  • St. John
  • First Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m

Upcoming Community Events:

For information on all annual Community Events, please refer to the Community page.

What’s happening:

Fr. White’s new assignment in Ontario, NY will begin on June 29th. Each site will hold a coffee hour so you will have a chance to say good bye and good luck to Fr. White. All are invited.

  • Sunday, May 23 12:15 pm St. John
  • Saturday, June 19 6 pm St. James
  • Saturday, June 26 6 pm St. Patrick
  • Sunday, June 27 12 noon St. Margaret Mary
  • Wednesday, June 16 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm St. John
  • Thursday, June 17 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm St. James

Take Out Only
Please do not get out of your car.
Meals will be brought to you. All are welcome.

St. John’s youth group will be collecting cans & bottles throughout the month of June to raise money for the Steubenville Conference. Please place them in the collection bin in the parking lot. Thank you for your support!

As the Religious Education year comes to a close, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all the volunteers who make the Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs a success in our parish. Our Catechists and Site Coordinators spend countless hours of preparation and planning in order to teach the Catholic Faith to a new generation of believers – our children. The time, energy, and
devotion of those who take on this ministry should be recognized and commended, as they truly are exemplary role models of Christian Discipleship.

St. Patrick
Bob McLaren – Site Coordinator and Catechist
Catechists: Allison Fisher, Abigail Lavo, Christine Wademan Allie Shoen, Barbara Walker, Michelle McLaren
Deacon Rick DeMars – Confirmation Preparation

St. James
Tamara Ovedovitz – Site Coordinator for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry/Confirmation Preparation
Catechists: Christina Homrighouse, Julia Brown, Ed Ortiz, Theresa Keefer, Kate Oteng-Bediako – Youth
Ministry assistant

St. Margaret Mary
Amy Smith – Site Coordinator and Catechist
Bernadette Kuratnick – Confirmation Preparation and Youth Ministry
Catechists: Quinn Miller, Morgan Smith, Emily Mantei

St. John
Julie Durand – Site Coordinator for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry/Confirmation Preparation
Assistants: Caroline Durand, Thomas Durand, Cathy Durand

All Sites: Deacon Michael Donovan

Heavenly Father,

Please keep us safe this summer. We ask Your Blessings on our country this Flag Day. We honor the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We pray for our fathers this Father’s Day that You will guide them to be a beacon of fortitude and strength for their children. We invite the counsel of Your Saints: John the Baptist, Peter and Paul to lead us to a better understanding of You. We ask all this through Corpus Christi,


My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if
You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Compassionate and Loving Father,
In the face of confusion and concern impart to us the calm of your presence.
In You allow us to find hope and healing.
Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.
Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.
Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.
Wrap your arms around our world and hold us in your love.
Allow us at this time of trial to then serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.
We ask this in Your Name.


With no Masses comes no collections, however, there are still bills that must be paid.

  1. Mail your envelope to:
    309 Front St., Owego, NY 13827
  2. Drop your envelope in the mailbox on
    the front porch of the Parish Center
    309 Front St., Owego
  3. Sign-up for electronic giving.
    Email Diane Snyder-Bell at

Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call the office at 607-687-1068. Leave a message and we will return your call. Thank you.

Prayer Requests:

Joan Ascione
Alice Botts
Janice Bouton
Jerry Bouton
Douglas Brown
Denise Brylinski
Chris Butchko
Marie Caffrey
Ann Cohan
Bernie Cohan
Anne Comcowich
Pat Dewitt
Martin Domiano
Mary Ann Estelle
Brody Hines
George Howell
Jana Howell
Jim Judski
Jim Kerrigan
Rosie Kessler
Joanne Lepkowski
Doris Line
Carol Malanoski
Carolyn Masters
Cornelia Mead
Hall Moore
Lucille Pignatelli
Frank Paukowits
Violet Ray
Bridgette Romeyn
Jean Saltisiak
John Sandusky
Sally Shea
Cathy Soprano
Dick Testa
Roz Tierno
Nate Titus
Pam Vasilow
Michelle Viggiano
George Ward
Julianna Ward
Tina Weed
Jack Williams
Mary Wisniewski

Pray for our Troops:

“Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.”

Craig Basel
Emilly Botts
Shane Bradley
Matthew Cascarino
Kamren Curtis
Kerilyn Curtis
Jennifer Leary Dean
Katie Dibble
Seth Eckert
Casey Ford
Jonathan Gavazzi
Ramon Garcia
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Jason Kithcart
Andrew Malia
Joshua Malia
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Charbel Yammine