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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  • 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
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    8:30 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)
    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

Upcoming Community Events:

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

What’s happening:

  • Friday, December 24
    • 4:00 p.m. St. Patrick
    • 4:00 p.m. St. James
    • 6:00 p.m. St. Margaret Mary
    • 7:00 p.m. St. John
    • 10:00 p.m. St. James
    • Midnight St. Patrick
  • Saturday, December 25
    • 9:00 a.m. St. Patrick
    • 9:00 a.m. St. James
    • 11:45 a.m. St. Margaret Mary
    • 11:15 a.m. St. John

Tuesday, December 7

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

Wednesday, December 8

  • 8:30 a.m. St. James
  • 12 noon St. Patrick
  • 5:30 p.m. St. John

Join us every Wednesday at 5 pm at St. Patrick Church to pray the Perpetual Novena in Honor of the Miraculous
Medal. The Novena will be said prior to Exposition and confession. It is a beautiful way to experience Mary’s love for

The Feast of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is November 27 and St. Catherine Laboure’s Feast is November 28.

Saturday, December 4

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tioga Opportunities Community Center, Owego

If you would like to bake cookies or need more information call Debbie at 972-4612 or TCRM at 687-3021.

Welcome for Father Lewis Coffee Hour after Mass on Sunday Dec 12th at St Margaret Mary hall. We saved the best for last, as there will also be a Holiday Candy and Bake sale. Come enjoy some fellowship and pick up some treats for the holidays too! There will be a sign up sheet at the entrance of St Margaret Mary to donate baked goods or contact Bernie at 607-972-9276.

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

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

  • Choose a gift tag from the tree; return wrapped gift with the gift tag attached ASAP – no later than Thursday, December 2nd.
  • 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. James Tammy Ovedovitz 607-426-5295
  • St. John Sherry Warchocki 607-687-9829
  • St. Margaret Mary Bernie Kuratnick 607-972-9276
  • St. Patrick Maria Howard 607-727-7082

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for the gift of Your Son as we reverently prepare this Advent for His arrival on Christmas. Please keep our nation safe as we observe Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We pray You guide our political leaders. We honor the woman you chose to be the mother of Your Son, the Blessed Virgin Mary, on her Immaculate Conception feast day and as Our Lady of Loreto. Please keep us safe as we begin Winter and enjoy its season of activities. As we recall his feast day may we adopt the Blessed Virgin into our hearts as did John, the Apostle. We ask these in the name of the Most Holy
Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,


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:

Vincent A’Brunzo
Lori Argenio
Yvonne Bean
Kristen Berg
Janice Bouton
Jerry Bouton
Denise Brylinski
Anne Comcowich
Audra Crosen
Justina Crosen
Nick Crosen
Ron Dougherty
Pat Dewitt
Cindy Farabaugh
Tom Hardick
Jim Hepp
Brody Hines
Jana Howell
Rosie Kessler
Mary Ann Larkin
James Macchiano
Louisa Matula
Dan Miller
Tom Moorehouse
Laurel Putriment
Ann Rogers
Tom Rogers
Bridgette Romeyn
Jean Saltisiak
Susan Schatz
John Schlee
Dorothy Spatola
Sean Spicer
Jennifer Stowell
Dick Testa
Dick Tierno
Roz Tierno
Nate Titus
Pam Vasilow
Peter Viviano
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