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, July 4th – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • New COVID Guideline Updates (6/20)

    • 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.

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:

Please join us as we celebrate our Paton Saint James and Welcome Fr. Lewis to our Parish for a picnic supper July 31st at 6 p.m. in St. James Church Hall. Menu features pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni
and potato salad, baked beans and delicious desserts including strawberry shortcake!! Tickets will not be sold but we do ask for reservations so that we can prepare the right amount of food. Someone will be at
the church entrances taking your reservations.

St. John’s is hosting a coffee hour on August 15 after the 11:15 am Mass to welcome Fr. Lewis to our parish. Please join us!

It’s back! St Patrick’s Fall Festival will be held this year on Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th. We hope you will add it to your calendar and plan to attend. Updates will be shared in the bulletin, on the parish website, and Facebook.

Heavenly Father,

Please bless our country as we celebrate Independence Day. May we be united in seeking its welfare and securing its rights, privileges, responsibility as citizens and most importantly, it’s freedom. We pray you will guide our leaders as they make choices which affect all of us. We ask that You give us the Faith of Jesus’ ever present disciple St. Mary Magdalene and Your Apostle Thomas after doubting Him. We invoke Your help for all those who live in despair and are grieving even to the point of questioning their Faith. Please Bless and recognize You in all people this UN International Day of Friendship. We request these through all the saints of the month as well as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Your Son, Jesus, Our Lord,

Amen.

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:

Denise Brylinski
Cindy Farabaugh
Brody Hines
Mary Ann Larkin
Dan Miller
Tom Moorehouse
Jennifer Stowell
Mary Wisniewski
Pam Vasilow

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