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.”

  • COVID-19 update (10-30-2020)

    We have learned that a parishioner who attended the 9:00am Mass on Sunday, 10/25/2020, at St. James Church in Waverly, experienced symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 later in the week. We are grateful that this individual promptly notified Blessed Trinity Parish of the test results. At this time, we have not heard anything from the Health Department to indicate that those who were present are required to take any further action.

    As a reminder, all who enter any or our churches must wear a mask the entire time they are in the building, hands must be sanitized upon entering, and a distance of six feet is to be maintained between parishioners, unless they are of the same household. We thank you for your cooperation, and for your continued prayers for the health and safety of our parishes and our communities.

Live Stream Mass: 9 am @ St. Patrick in Owego

11-22-2020

https://youtu.be/iY3GhHDLCcw

Mass Schedule:

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

Thursday, November 26

  • 9:00 a.m. St. James Church
  • 9:00 a.m. St. Patrick Church

Holy Day Mass Schedule

  • Monday, December 7
    • 5:30 pm St. James Church
    • 5:30 pm St. Patrick Church
  • Tuesday, December 8
    • 8:30 am St. James Church
    • 12 noon St. Patrick Church
    • 5:30 pm St. John Church
    • 7:00 pm St. Margaret Mary

Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 4:00 p.m. St. James Church
  • 4:00 p.m. St. Margaret Mary Church
  • 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 7:00 p.m. St. John Church
  • 8:00 p.m. St. James Church
  • 10:00 p.m. St. Patrick Church

Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day

  • 9:00 a.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 9:00 a.m. St. James Church
  • 10:45 a.m. St. Margaret Mary Church
  • 11:15 a.m. St. John Church

This year attendance at our Christmas Masses will be limited. Please call the office to make a reservation for your family (687-1068). You will be asked to leave your name, phone number, number of people attending and what Mass you would like to attend. Ushers/volunteers will be at the door with the list checking off names as people arrive. Please watch the bulletin for further updates. Thank you for
your patience and understanding.

10” Deep Dish Homemade Pies
Made to Order ~ $15
Apple, Pumpkin, Chocolate, Banana Cream, or Coconut Cream

Donations greatly appreciated:
**Sugar ** Flour ** Cool Whip **
100% Pure Pumpkin ** Flaked
Sweetened Coconut ** **Crisco
Shortening ** Eggs
Donation of ingredients may be left in the Church Hall
All Proceeds to Support: St. Patrick’s Altar Rosary Society
Deadline for Pie orders Friday Nov 20th, 2020
Contact via Text, phone, or email:
Kelley Peron: 607-624-1664 or kmctperon@gmail.com
Joanne Murphy 607-624-1506 or oannemurphy61@gmail.com

This year the Giving Tree Programs are going to look a little different.

  1. Choose a tag by contacting a Giving Tree volunteer.
    1. St. John—Sherry Warchocki @ 687-9829
    2. St. Patrick—Tina Wagner @ 662-699-9236
    3. St. Margaret Mary— Bernie Kuratnick at mkuratnick@aol.com or 607-972-9276
  2. Return your wrapped gift to the church or church office no later than Wednesday, December 2nd. Please make sure your name is on the gift with a post it note or other removable note so the correct tag can be put on the gift

Thank you for helping Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM).

  • Choose a tag from the Angel Tree
  • Purchase the gift on the tag and return the gift to St. James Church.
  • Donate socks, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves.

TCRM is collecting the following items:

socks, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves for all ages, gas cards, nuts, sweets, hand cream, gum, tea towels,
activity books, etc.

Bring all items to church or church office (look for the TCRM Holiday bins) no later than Wednesday, December 2nd.

Eternal Father,
We pray for all the faithful departed that You will welcome them with open arms. We invoke Your Blessings on the winners of the election at all levels of government that they will govern by first seeking Your Will. We honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as we recall her Presentation. We seek Your Blessing on all of us as we honor and show our appreciation for You this Thanksgiving. During the Advent Season may we faithfully
prepare for the arrival of Your Son, Jesus. We ask all this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Amen.

St. John’s youth group will be holding a can & bottle drive through the months of October & November. Proceeds will benefit our outreach projects. Please leave bags of cans & bottles in the enclosed area near the doors to the church hall.

Thank you for your support.

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.
Amen

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.

Amen.

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
    Diane.Synder-Bell@dor.org

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:

Janice Boltman
Janice Bouton
Chris Butchko
Paul Caffrey
Ann Cohan
Anne Comcowich
Pat Dewitt
Martin Domiano
Ann Evans
Jack Evans
Brody Hines
George Howell
Rosie Kessler
Emily Kwiatkowski
Gerard LaClair
MaryAnne Larkin
Joanne Lepkowski
Doris Line
Carolyn Masters
Bob Modlo
Abe Nichols
Sister Miriam Nugent
Lucille Pignatelli
Frank Paukowits
Violet Ray
Sally Shea
Cathy Soprano
Tom Smith
Ruth Stoughton
Shirley Sulich
Roz Tierno
Nate Titus
Pam Vasilow
Michelle Viggiano
George Ward
Julianna Ward
Tina Weed
Jack Williams

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
Casey Ford
Jonathan Gavazzi
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Andrew Malia
Joshua Malia
Patricia Mallins
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine