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

Friday, January 22nd – 5:30pm

Adoration Holy Hour at St. Pats (with music) – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Sunday, January 24th – 9am

Holy Mass, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule:

  • St. James
  • (A)Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 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)
    (B) Friday:
    10:30 AM
    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

(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:

February 5 from 9 am- 8 pm
St. John’s Church

  • Adoration begins with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 9 am on Friday, February 5
  • Saturday, February 6 – Confessions from 8:30 am – 9:45 am. Mass begins at 10 am followed by the Rosary, Directed Meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary and Benediction.

To sign up, call or text Katie Gillio at 240-237-0090 or email

Advocacy Issue: NOURISH NEW YORK

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard. In particular, the pandemic has focused a spotlight on two
vulnerable groups in New York State: farmers and our neighbors who are food insecure – many are newly hungry due to job losses caused by the pandemic. The Diocesan Public Policy Committee invites us to join in helping both on Diocesan Public Policy Advocacy Weekend (February 13/14) by calling on state leaders to allocate $50 million to continue the NOURISH NEW YORK initiative during state fiscal year 2021-2022.

The Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick youth groups are collecting donations for Birthright, an organization that provides help and services for pregnant women, new moms, and their babies. Birthright is in need of baby supplies, clothing, and diapers, as well as cash donations. Baby items will be collected in the churches at all four sites until Feb. 14. Cash donations will be collected after Masses on Feb. 13 & 14.

It’s time to register your children (grades 2 and up) for First Penance and First Communion. The sacraments will take place in May; exact dates and locations of classes and ceremonies will be announced at a later date. Registration forms are available at all 4 sites, on the parish website, and through the Church office. The deadline is February 15 th . Readiness for First Communion is an emotional, spiritual, and intellectual process. A child’s readiness is greatly influenced by the experience of participating in the liturgy each week with his/her family. Other readiness factors include:

  • Desire for the Sacrament
  • The ability to distinguish Eucharist from ordinary bread
  • Willingness to continue life in the community after reception of the Sacrament
  • Appropriate faith formation for a child’s age, including 2 years of consistent Parish – Religious Education classes or 2 years of attendance in a Catholic School
  • Celebration of First Penance prior to receiving Eucharist
  • Registered member of the Parish

Questions can be directed to Annette Larrabee @ 687-1068

Eternal Father,
As we begin 2021 we pray You Bless Your children throughout the world to keep us healthy
and especially to see Your Son in each of us. In doing so we will treat all with respect as the children of God. We ask for your guidance on the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children and the dignity of all life from conception to natural death. We hope You convert our hearts to follow Your Will as You did the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. We ask these through the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God and through the Epiphany and Baptism of Your Son, Jesus

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:

The Anschutz Family
Evelyn Bale
Janice Boltman
Alice Botts
Douglas Brown
Chris Butchko
Ann Cohan
Anne Comcowich
Pat Dewitt
Martin Domiano
Ann Evans
Brody Hines
George Howell
Jana Howell
Rosie Kessler
Emily Kwiatkowski
MaryAnne Larkin
Eddie Latini
Joanne Lepkowski
Doris Line
Carolyn Masters
Jerry Middendorf
Hall Moore
Sister Miriam Nugent
Lucille Pignatelli
Frank Paukowits
Violet Ray
Jean Saltisiak
John Sandusky
Sally Shea
Cathy Soprano
Tom Smith
Ralph Stevens
Dick Testa
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
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
Andrew Yammine
Charbel Yammine