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: 9 am @ St. Patrick in Owego
- St. James
- St. John
- St. Margaret Mary
- St. Patrick
12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM (noon)
(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 3:00 – 3:45 p.m
- St. Patrick
- Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
- Saturday 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Upcoming Community Events:
For information on all annual Community Events, please refer to the Community page.
CROP Hunger Walk (10/18)
Sunday 10/18 – Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Youth Group will be collecting donations after Mass at all sites to support our area’s CROP WALK. Please consider donating to this worthy cause.
Donations can also be made online: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/owegony
Win a Year of Pies!
One Pie Per Month
Homemade by Kelley McTamney Peron
Tickets $25 ~ Drawing – October 21, 2020
For Tickets or Call or Text Joann Murphy 607-624-1506
All Proceeds Benefit TCRM
Free Community Meals
- Wednesday, October 21 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm St. John’s
- Thursday, October 15 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.
Can and Bottle Drive
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.
Removal of Spring/Summer Decorations at the Cemeteries
Cemetery personnel ask that you please remove spring and summer decorations from St. James Cemetery and St. Patrick Cemetery no later than Monday, October 19, 2020. This includes artificial flowers/plants that are faded, worn and damaged as well as potted plants that are no longer living and any broken pots or ornaments. Anything that meets this criteria and is left after October 19th will be disposed of by cemetery personnel.
Thank you for your help in keeping our cemeteries looking nice!
Box of Joy!
Polish Dinner (10/25)
Sunday, October 25
St. John’s Church
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or until sold
Take – Out Only
Halupki, Pierogi, Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Noodles & Cabbage and Dessert
Purchasing Tickets in Advance is Recommended.
Tickets available at the church office (687-1068).
Giving Tree Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in helping with the Giving Tree programs at St. Patrick Church or St. Margaret Mary Church? Volunteers are need to help with the coordination of these Christmas programs this year. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the church office at 687-1068.
Public Square Rosary Rally
St. John The Evangelist church in Newark Valley will host a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 10 at 12:00 noon at the Newark Valley Village Gazebo (at the corner of Main St/Rock St) to celebrate the 103rd Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by “America Needs Fatima,” will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across
the United States on that day. The purpose is to have Catholics all over the country join together in public prayer, offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Please join us on this important day; bring lawn chairs if you wish to sit during the service and make sure to wear face masks.
Help Break the Cycle of Poverty
Help Break the Cycle of Poverty: Support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
On September 19/20, we will join with parishes across the Diocese to take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).
CCHD is the U.S. Catholic church’s initiative to address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness in the United States by supporting self-help organizations of low-income people working together to promote justice and peace in our communities. Here in our Diocese, four life-changing community organizations have been approved for CCHD national grants. They include a farmworker organization, a workers’ center, a land trust of low-income people becoming homeowners in inner-city Rochester, and a refugee organization empowering their members to know their rights and responsibilities as tenants.
25% of the funds we contribute will remain in our Diocese to fund local anti-poverty projects. In the Southern Tier region of our Diocese, the Chemung County-based group, Man2Man, received a local grant from CCHD in 2019. This racially diverse group of local men work together and encourage each other to be engaged and concerned about the local community and to improve their own health and well-being.
During the past year, they focused on domestic violence, human trafficking, voter registration, and health issues.
By supporting the Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection, we help brothers and sisters address the root causes of poverty and reclaim their human dignity.
Thank you for your generous spirit.
Daily Prayer of the Month (October)
We ask all people respect life from conception to natural death. We pray our political leaders discern Your Will for the good of the individual, family and society as a whole. Grant us the attitude of charitable giving always as we celebrate World Mission Sunday. May our Holy Guardian Angels support us daily and especially in our times of need. Keep our children safe on All Hallows Eve. We invoke You for peace as we recall Christopher Columbus and the good our nation has done throughout the centuries. Please bless priests throughout the world and chiefly Fr. Galens and Fr. White on Priesthood Sunday and always. We ask these through Pope John Paul II and all the great saints we honor this month, Our Lady of the Rosary and Your Son, Jesus,
Please pray this prayer along with our Prayer Partners today and throughout this month. If you have a suggestion for prayer intentions please let us now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
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.
Prayer During A Health Crisis
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.
How do I get my Contribution Envelope to the Parish Office?
With no Masses comes no collections, however, there are still bills that must be paid.
- Mail your envelope to:
309 Front St., Owego, NY 13827
- Drop your envelope in the mailbox on
the front porch of the Parish Center
309 Front St., Owego
- 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.
Please Pray for:
Sister Miriam Nugent
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.”
Please Pray for:
Jennifer Leary Dean