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.”

Mass Schedule:

  • St. James
  • (A)Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    8:30 AM
    8:30 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)
    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

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
  • New COVID Guideline Updates (6/20/2021)

    • 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 are asked continue to wear a mask.  No one will be turned away.
    • All seats are available with the exception of a section for those who still wish to continue to maintain social distancing.

Upcoming Community Events:

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

What’s happening:

Effective Monday, November 28, 2022


  • 8:30 a.m. St. James


  • 7:00 a.m. St. Margaret Mary
  • 12 noon St. Patrick
  • 5:00 p.m. St. Patrick
    (Holy Hour & Confessions)


  • 8:30 a.m. St. John


  • 7:00 a.m. St. Margaret Mary
  • 12 noon St. Patrick
  • 5:00 p.m. St. James
    (Holy Hour & Confessions)


  • 8:30 a.m. St. James
  • 8:30 a.m. St. John

Thursday, November 24
9:00 a.m. St. Patrick
9:00 a.m. St. James

Mass Schedule

Wednesday, December 7

  • 5:30 p.m. St. James
  • 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick

Thursday, December 8

  • 7:00 a.m. St. Margaret Mary
  • 12 noon St. Patrick
  • 5:30 p.m. St. James

It’s baaaack! St. James Altar & Rosary Society will hold their annual turkey raffle and bake sale! $1 tickets for 5 chances to win a turkey will be available at Masses. The bake sale will take place after Masses November 19 and 20. All parishioners are invited to donate their favorite baked goods. Everything will be welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Beginning on November 29, there will be Adoration at St. Patrick’s from 12:30pm – 6pm. Someone needs to always be present in the Church while Our Lord is exposed in the Monstrance . Please sign up for an hour by calling or texting Katie at 240-237-0090, or emailing at There is no better way for you to spend your Advent than with a weekly Holy Hour!

Thanksgiving Pie orders will be ready for pickup in St. Patrick Church Hall on Wednesday, November 23rd from 9 am – 12 noon. If you have any question, contact Kelley at 607-624-1664 or JoAnne 607-624-1506.

The youth group will be selling delicious home-made muffins after all Masses at St. Patrick’s, St. Margaret Mary’s & St. John’s churches on the weekend of Nov. 19-20.

Proceeds benefit our adopted families.

  • St. Patrick – Muffin sale after Mass on Sat. & Sun.
  • St. Margaret Mary – Muffin sale after Mass on Sun.
  • St. John – Coffee hour & muffin sale after Mass on Sun.

Cross Catholic Outreach provides for the needs of the poorest of the poor in dioceses around the world. Once again, we are excited to be participating in CCO’s Box of Joy program, which enables children in these impoverished countries to experience the joy of Christmas in a special
way. By packing Christmas gift boxes for girls & boys from ages 2 to 14 and sponsoring the cost of the shipment, we can deliver Boxes of Joy to children overseas who would otherwise receive nothing. We will be collecting donations for the boxes at each site from Oct. 8 – 23. Our youth will
collect cash donations for shipping on the weekend of Oct. 29 – 30 & they will be packing the boxes on the afternoon of Oct. 30. Please help us out with this project by donating items for the boxes and cash donations to help with shipping.

Box of Joy flyers with information & suggestions for gift donations are available at each church site. Please pick one up if you are interested in helping us out! Call Julie Durand (687-5607) for more details.

St. John, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Churches

Thank you for helping Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) in one or all of the following ways:

  • Choose a gift tag from the tree; return wrapped gift with the gift tag attached ASAP – no later than Wednesday, November 30th.
  • Donate unwrapped mittens, gloves, hats or scarves for all ages.
  • Donate unwrapped gift items for seniors and shut-ins, such as nuts, sweets, hand cream, gum, activity books, etc.

All gifts may be dropped off at the church or the church office.


St. John Sherry Warchocki 607-687-9829

St. Margaret Mary Bernie Kuratnick 607-972-9276

St. Patrick Maria Howard 607-727-7082

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for the prayers of the saints and we pray for the souls who will one day be united with You. We ask for vocations to all religious life. May voters seek Your Will before choosing their candidates. We thank current members and all veterans of the armed forces for their protection through the years. We give thanks for Your watchful eye on our country and pray You continue to do so. We seek Your guidance in eradicating disease. We hope to make this a Holy Advent in preparation for the arrival of Your Son. We ask these in honor of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe


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:

Michelle Babcock
Robert Batillo
Janice Bouton
Jerry Bouton
Gregg Bruer
Anthony Crosen
Jean Famulare
Jim Hepp
Brody Hines
Michele Jones
Jim Judski
Rosie Kessler
Jimmy Landon
Mary Ann Larkin
Joanne Lepkowski
Peter Long
Jerry Middendorf
Dan Miller
Hall Moore
Kaylee Morris
Peter Niznik
Frank Paukowits
Lucille Pignatelli
Bridgette Romeyn
Emilee Snell
Grace Ward

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.”

Emmily Botts
Matthew Cascarino
Jackson Clarke
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
Nolan Yates