Welcome to the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy!

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Welcome to the web page for the new 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.


The season of Lent runs from Ash Wednesday (March 1) Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 6.02.27 PM
until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (April 13).


Prayer to  Mary, Mother of Mercy

Blessed 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 March 18 through March 26, 2017:
Saturday, March 18 5:00 p.m. at St. James Howard Miles
from Birth Right of Ithaca
March 19
8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Mary Orzeck
from Jonathan and Karyn Wontz
9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Mable and Howard Cunningham
from Marybeth and Don Yost
and Dianne and Bill Webster
11:00 a.m. at St. James Bill White
from Marlene W. Luss and family
March 20
9:00 a.m. at St. James Communion service
March 21
9:00 a.m. at St. James Living members of the Topoleski family
from Jan Topoleski
March 22
9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intentions
9:00 a.m. at St. Francis For parishioners
March 23
9:00 a.m. at St. James Stephen Craig
from Joan Craig
March 24
8:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Mary Rose and Glenn Corcoran
from Jul Corcoran
9:00 a.m. at St. James Mary Scanlon
from Mark and Linda Scibilia-Carver
March 25
5:00 p.m. at St. James Special intention for Fr. Thomas Mull
from Rick and Barbara Willers
March 26
8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Mary Orzeck
from the Tai Chi class in Trumansburg
9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Ann Viscovich
from Connie Conroy
11:00 a.m. at St. James Thomas Carpenter
from Mark and Linda Schibilia-Carver


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:
Saturdays, 3:30–4:30 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

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

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