Welcome to the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy!

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 The Diocesan Year of the Eucharist

June 18, 2017 ~ June 3, 2018

Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“We do not want … a Church that moves with the world.
We want a Church that will move the world.” ~G. K. Chesterton

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Gospel Meditation—Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture:
“But the man who received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money.” This servant was scared. He didn’t want to take any risks and just wanted to play everything safe. As he confesses to his master, “Out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground.” And the master was not pleased. The other servants who invested the money he gave them were richly rewarded for their efforts to produce more. But this servant was punished for letting his fear rule the day.

What factors are keeping us from making a return on God’s investment in us? He has given us all life, and each of us also has a special collection of “talents” to make use of. We have certain gifts, skills, experiences, resources, and abilities that (though we may not often think about it) come from God. He calls us to make the most of these things, not just to take them for granted or bury them in the ground, so to speak. Our gifts are meant not just for our own enjoyment, but to help others, to spread truth and goodness and beauty to the world around us.

Sometimes, however, we fail to really capitalize on our potential. Laziness, distraction, or self-pity can get in the way if we are unwilling to put in the hard work to improve our natural gifts, if we allow ourselves to zone out with entertainment or frivolous pastimes instead of making good use of the time entrusted to us, or if we wallow in negativity by focusing on what we DON’T have instead of embracing what we do.

Each moment is a gift from God. May we seize every opportunity to multiply the investment God has made in us so that we may be worthy to hear God tell us, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

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Welcome to the web page for the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. This parish has three churches:

  • Holy Cross in Ovid, New York;
  • St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken, New York; and
  • St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg, New York.

The parish office is located at the Parish Center: 3660 Orchard St., Interlaken, New York.

The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. Please join us in faith and in person at any of our three churches. Our mass schedule is listed below and additional resources are available on subsequent pages.

To join the parish community or to celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick, or marriage, please phone the Parish Center (607 294–0064) or email: immmercy@dor.org to make arrangements.

A list of our Mass intentions (also below) and parish meetings and events are available on our parish calendar page. All are welcome!


Prayer to Mary, Mother of Mercy

Stained glass BVMBlessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and  thanks for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent! Receive our gratitude, and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins. Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to make our peace with God.

Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you feel now your help and protection. Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it your continual concern to pray for the people of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns forever. Amen.


Mass Intentions at St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg, Holy Cross in Ovid, and St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken for the week of November 18 – November 26, 2017:
Saturday,
November 18
5:00 p.m. at St. James Jerry Hubble from Gloria Hubble
Sunday,
November 19
8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Special intention
9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross For parishioners
11:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Monday,
November 20
9:00 a.m. at St. James Communion service
Tuesday,
November 21
9:00 a.m. at St. James Dr. Jeffrey Meltzer from Rita Demarest
Wednesday,
November 22
9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Special intention
Thursday,
November 23
9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Friday,
November 24
8:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Special intention
9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Saturday,
November 25
5:00 p.m. at St. James Christian Patrick Lester from Gerry Todi and family
Sunday,
November 26
8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Special intention
9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Francis Pedulla from the Pedulla family
11:00 a.m. at St. James For parishioners
Mass Times:
Weekend Masses:

• Saturday, 5:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
• Sunday, 8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
• Sunday, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid
• Sunday, 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Weekday Mass times:

• St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg: Communion service on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and Mass Tuesday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.
• St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken: Mass on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
• Holy Cross in Ovid: Mass on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in the parish meeting house

Sacrament of Penance/Confession:
Fridays, 6:30–7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken; Saturdays, 4:00–4:30 p.m. at St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg; or by appointment with a priest.


© 2017 The Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy
3660 Orchard St., P.O. Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847
607-294-0064

St. James the Apostle, 17 Whig St, Trumansburg, NY
Holy Cross, 7231 Main Street, Ovid, N.Y.
St. Francis Solanus, 3660 Orchard St., Interlaken, N.Y.
Diocese of Rochester
www.dor.org

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