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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Recognize God in Your Ordinary Moments:
As everyday stewards, I hope that each of us try to live daily lives of generosity for the glory of God. I hope that we are all working to cultivate characteristics of a good everyday steward so that we can grow in maturity of faith and draw closer to Christ. But if we could accurately see on a magical computer spreadsheet how everyone else around us was living life would it impact how we lived out our stewardship way of life? If we found out that others weren’t trying as hard as we were or they were not nearly as generous would it give us reason to pause?

In the workplace, school, and general life, people can easily look around and choose to adapt what they are doing to match more closely what others are doing. Why give work more hours if no one else is willing? Why give a 20% tip to a waiter if you suspect everyone else is only giving 15%? Why spend hours studying for a test when no one else is taking it that seriously?

Our lives of stewardship should never be measured against that of others. Even though we are all called to give all we are and all we have to God, each one of us is unique in our response to that call. Instead of any type of comparison that may temper our generosity, we should hold to the truth that the more we give of ourselves the more fulfilled we will feel. Also, as we grow in our relationship with God, the more we will want to glorify him. Stewardship is not a competition. It is a call to serve God without counting the cost.

~Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS

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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 September 23–October 1, 2017:
Saturday,
September 23
5:00 p.m. at St. James Intentions of Patricia Speno from Gloria Hubble
Sunday,
September 24
8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Mary P. Orzeck from George and Carol Wontz
9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross For parishioners
11:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Monday,
September 25
9:00 a.m. at St. James Communion service
Tuesday,
September 26
9:00 a.m. at St. James Linda Marmora “Happy Birthday”
from Linda Marmora
Wednesday,
September 27
9:00 a.m. at St. James Intentions of Makenzie Topoleski
from Janice Topoleski
9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Special intention
Thursday,
September 28
9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Friday,
September 29
8:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Special intention
9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Saturday,
September 30
5:00 p.m. at St. James Special intention
Sunday,
October 1
8:15 a.m. at St. Francis John Hager II from John Hager
9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross For parishioners
11:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
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
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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