Valley Vespers for Lent:
Sundays, 6:30 pm, Epiphany in Sayre, PA

Join us to pray Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours every Sunday this Lent. On Sunday, March 10, Laetare Sunday, Evening Prayer will be celebrated in a more solemn manner: sung, with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and concluding with Benediction.
This opportunity to pray together is a joint initiative between the Church of the Epiphany and Blessed Trinity Parish / St. James Church in Waverly.

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National Eucharistic Revival

Eucharistic Prayer Companion for Lent

Use during adoration or at home.

The Pulse of the Eucharistic Revival

New video posted every Thursday.

10th National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis

Join tens of thousands of Catholics for the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years.

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.”

  • First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Candlemas 2024 at St. John’s in Newark Valley

  • 2023 St. Patrick’s Children’s Nativity Play

  • 40 Hours: Eucharistic Devotions with Bishop Matano

  • 2023 Living Stations at St. Margaret Mary Church

  • 2023 Polish Dinner at St. John’s

  • 2023 Crop Walk

  • 2023 Steubenville Youth Conference Pilgrims

  • 2023 St. Patrick’s Fall Festival

  • 2023 St. Patrick’s Fall Festival Luminary Honors and Memorials

  • Christmas 2022 at St. Patrick’s

Mass Schedule:

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

Check the bulletin for the location of the First Saturday Mass each month.

Confession Times:

The sacrament of reconciliation is regularly available 30 minutes before each scheduled weekday Mass (in the Church at which the Mass is scheduled). In addition, it is available at the following scheduled times. Those who have been away from the sacrament for a longer period of time, or those for whom these times will not work, are encouraged to call the parish office and ask to schedule an appointment with a priest.

  • St. James Confessions
  • Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
  • St. Patrick Confessions
  • Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Can’t make our communities’ confession times? Try one of our neighbors:

Upcoming Community Events:

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

What’s happening:

Palm Sunday Regular Weekend Schedule


  • 8:30 am Mass at St. James


  • 7:00 am Mass at St. Margaret Mary
  • 6:00 pm Chrism Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester
  • (No noon Mass, exposition or confessions)


  • 8:30 am Mass at St. John’s

Holy Thursday

  • No morning Mass
  • Confessions from 4-5pm at St. Patrick
  • 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Patrick
  • (Only one Mass and one Altar of Repose this year)
  • Altar of Repose – at St. Patrick Church following the 7pm Mass until 12 midnight

Good Friday

  • 9:00 am Tenebrae Service at St. Patrick
  • 3:00 pm Celebration of the Lords Passion at St. Patrick
  • 3:00 pm Celebration of the Lords Passion at St. James
  • 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross – TBD

Holy Saturday

  • 9:00 am Tenebrae Service at St. Patrick
  • 10:00 am Blessing of Food Baskets at St. Patrick
  • 4:00 pm Confessions at St. Patrick and St. James
  • 8:00 pm Easter Vigil at St. James

Easter Sunday Regular Sunday Schedule

Fr. Anthony Amato will chant Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and then give a Lenten talk on Cultivating a Personal Prayer Life on Monday, March 11th at St. Patrick Church. There will be some light refreshments
following the talk. All are invited.

Friday, March 8

St. James Church Hall

5:00 pm

Menu: baked fish, macaroni & cheese, broccoli, coleslaw, roll and dessert.

Dine In or Take Out

Adults $14; children (10 and under) $8

Tickets must be purchased in advance

Tickets on sale after St. James weekend Masses

Pre Sale Only

Sponsored by St. James Altar & Rosary

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 four churches, on the parish website, and through the parish office. The deadline is February 28th. 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 @ 607- 687-1068 or

Lectio, The Eucharist, is a Bible study that will be offered at St. James during Lent.

Sign up will be at St. James Church entrances or by contacting Tom Ambury at 607-302-0917 or

Jesus said that when two or more people are gathered in my name, I am with you. With that in mind we have an exciting opportunity to have prayer teams consisting of two or more people available for individual prayers the first Saturday of each month after the 5 pm Mass at St. Patrick Church. They will privately pray with you for healing, special requests, prayers for other people, etc.

If you want to invite someone to come for these special prayers, please invite them to come on February 3rd. This is an awesome opportunity to continue Christ’s mission to pray for the sick and in those in need of special prayers.

Heavenly Father,

As we continue our Lenten journey may we meditate on Your wondrous love for us in giving Your Son for our salvation. May those affected by wars find peace in this Easter Season. We ask that we are as obedient to You as Saint Joseph with his care of the Holy Family. We pray for our families that we may become closer to you. May we follow the example of Saint Patrick in spreading knowledge of Your Son and Your Gospel. We continue to pray for Your wisdom for those working to eradicate disease. We pray for the end of abortion. As Spring begins, we are mindful of the beauty You display
each season. May each of us be prayerful during Lent especially in Holy Week. We ask these in the name of Your Son, Jesus.


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:

Madeline Barno
James A’Brunzo
Vincent A’Brunzo
Rosie Kessler
Caprice Kleaka
James Landon
Jim Raftis
Sophie Student
Jack Watson

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.”

Jackson Clarke
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
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Charbel Yammine
Nolan Yates