Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ June 17, 2018

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First reading:
Birds of every kind shall dwell beneath it, every winged thing in the shade of its boughs. (Ez. 17:23b)

Psalm:
Lord, it is good to give thanks to you. (Ps. 92)

Second reading:
Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord. (2 Cor. 5:8)

Gospel:
“This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land? Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.” (Mk. 4:26, 28-29)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed, the tiniest of seeds. When planted, the tiny mustard seed grows into a tremendous tree with large branches. So, too, in each of our lives, small things can have profound effects. God can use one of our more insignificant gestures to radically change another person’s life. It may be the kindness of a smile, our willingness to accommodate someone, listening to someone’s story, helping someone who is hurting, standing up for someone who is right, or complimenting someone on something they did. We all have God-given gifts and talents. Our task is to use them creatively, consistently, lovingly, and generously. We trust that God will take care of the rest.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (June 12 and June 26). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (June 11 and June 25)
  • Meeting with Fr. Bernard: 6:30 p.m. every Friday at St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • A Grand Adventure by Bus: Visit Our Lady of Victory national shrine (Fr. Baker shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on June 19
  • Parish Council Meeting: June 21 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis church annex, Interlaken.
  • Summer Religious Education: from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Wedding:
Andrew James Durand and Gretchen Marie Gross celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage on June 9, 2018, at Holy Cross Church in Ovid.

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We wish all the Fathers of our parish a “Happy Day.” Enjoy all the greetings of appreciation for the love and service you have given to your family. You are an inspiration to us all. May God bless and reward you many times over.

Be a Witness of Charity:
Next week, we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Please be generous. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence. “A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just,” said Pope Francis.

Fr. Richard:
As of June 1, 2018, Rev. Richard Crawley, OFM Cap., has been assigned to St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken. The Provincial Minister, Fr. Michael Greco, OFM Cap., of the Province of St. Mary, nominated him to Bishop Salvatore Matano as the Catholic chaplain at the Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, N.Y. The bishop appointed Fr. Richard to that ministry beginning July 6. Fr. Michael Greco also requested Fr. Richard to help when available in the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. Please join in welcoming Fr. Richard.

Parish Council Meeting:
Veteran and new council members will meet this Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish center in Interlaken. Following the business portion of the meeting there will be the election of a new executive committee (chair, vice chair, and secretary) and the appointment of members and alternates to one of the following standing committees: Word, Worship, Witness, and Fellowship. The new council comprises the following parishioners: Laurenda Denmark, Gerald Frank, Susan Guydosh, Scott Hamula, Norman Hummel, Michelle Humulock, Leo Kawczenski, Jacqueline Leidenfrost, Janice McLaughlin, Gerard Messmer, Andrew Morpurgo, Richard Pell, Jessica Portillo, Kathleen Rourke, and Barbara Willers. The alternates are: Timothy Davis, Thomas Duff, and Nancy McGourty.

World Refugee Day:
This Wednesday has been declared “World Refugee Day.” Prayers and ideas can be found at: justiceforimmigrants.org/take-action/world-refugee-day/

A Reminder:
When making a donation to the parish by check, please make the check out to “The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy” or more simply “Mary, Mother of Mercy.” Please do not make checks out in the name of one of the three churches.

Summer Faith Formation Program:
The parish’s summer religious education program will run from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse, 153 County Road 153, Interlaken. There is a fee of $50 per child, with a discount if siblings are attending. Please do not let the registration fee prevent your child from attending. If you have questions please contact Helen Arco at helen_arco@yahoo.com. Parents are asked to sign up their children by Friday, June 29. The registration form is available here.

Birthright of Ithaca:
The parish received a “thank you” from Birthright of Ithaca for the support of the Mothers’ Day flower sale. “The ongoing support in our endeavor to help mothers in crisis pregnancies is a true blessing. God has touches the hearts of many to assure that we may continue our mission and His work. We are truly grateful.”

A Grand Adventure:
St. Mary’s of the Lake Parish, Watkins Glen, is hosting a bus trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine (Fr. Baker Shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on Tuesday, June 19. The bus departs from St. Mary’s in Watkins Glen, 905 Decatur Street, at 8 a.m. arriving at the shrine around 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a relaxing, spiritually uplifting day while also visiting the Fr. Baker museum, the gift shop, and attending Mass at 12:10. The Botanical Gardens, with an array of flowers and plant life, are just a block away. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. arriving at St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 and you should bring your own lunch. For more information and reservations phone 607 525 2786.

Right to Life:
Three times in modern history the word “person” has been redefined. In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court declared that African Americans were not legal persons, instead they were the “property” of their owners. It wasn’t until 1868 that the fourteenth amendment granted full U.S. citizenship to African-Americans. In 1936 the German Supreme Court, the Reichsgericht, refused to recognize as persons any Jews living in Germany. Soon afterwards genocide became legal in that country and it is estimated that over six million Jews were killed in the resulting Holocaust. In 1973 the U.S Supreme Court ruled that the unborn were not persons in the legal sense: they have no civil or human rights. The unborn are the “property” of the mother, who can “choose” to abort them up to the day of delivery. Justice Henry Blackmon in Roe v. Wade wrote: “The word person as used in the Fourteenth Amendment does not include the unborn.” Please pray that every person will be granted the God given rights to which each individual is entitled, from conception to natural death.

Great Links:
The New York State Catholic Conference has an excellent website. It is a good way to stay informed of the issues and a great way for each of you to quickly notify your legislators regarding issues that concern you, at http://www.nyscatholic.org. Another link, by Catholic Charities, USA, offers a variety of helpful programs. See https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/advocacy-and-policy.

Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion:
Please note that our Catholic Church has a discipline regarding communion, namely, that Catholics cannot receive communion in non-Catholic churches and non-Catholics cannot receive communion in Catholic churches. A summarized rationale is that there is no uniformity among the churches regarding the understanding of the Eucharist and that, even though we may be one in our belief in Jesus, in reality we are divided as believers in Jesus. The Catholic Church’s discipline highlights the reminder and the need to continually work for oneness among Christians, that we all may be one in faith, life, and worship. Please communicate to Catholics and to non-Catholics that they respect and follow the Catholic discipline. The guidelines can be found in our hymnals on page 231.

Cemeteries:
The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy has two cemeteries: St. James the Apostle and Holy Cross. The cost of a burial plot at either location is $650. If you are interested in purchasing a plot of have other questions about the cemeteries, please phone the parish office for further information.

Thrift Shop:
Mecklenburg United Methodist Church has a thrift shop that is open every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from now until September 29. The thrift shop has quality household and craft items, puzzles, toys, children’s clothes, sporting goods, books, CDs, small furniture, knick-knacks, kitchenware, and much more at very reasonable prices. Generous volunteers from the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church members and other area residents maintain the Check-It-Out Shop. All of the proceeds go directly to the maintenance and upkeep of the Methodist Church and to support other area efforts, like the food bank and backpacks-for-students programs at area schools.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Cancer Services Program (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

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Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

June 17, 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short

June 24, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays

5/5/18 5/10/18Volunteers
Needed
12 pm
5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2 Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1 Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2 Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3 Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
6/23/18 6/30/18 7/7/18 7/14/18 7/21/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/11/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2 Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1 Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2 Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3 Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

forthcoming

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ June 10, 2018

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First reading:
The woman answered, “The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.” (Gn. 3:13b)

Psalm:
With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. (Ps. 130)

Second reading:
For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. (2 Cor. 4:17)

Gospel:
And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mk. 3:34-35)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. Is the kingdom of your soul divided? We are often confronted with choices that appear to be good but in essence are not. We struggle with choosing good over evil and right from wrong. Conflicts often exist within, and we walk through life with a divided heart. We realize what is needed to live with God but find ourselves doing the exact opposite. As we gather with our brothers and sisters and seek God’s gift of Christ in the Eucharist, may we not only be united with one another in faith but united with God within. All conflicts and divisions can cease, and we can act with a focused, strong, and determined heart.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (June 12 and June 26). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (June 11 and June 25)
  • Meeting with Fr. Bernard: 6:30 p.m. every Friday at St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • A Day Retreat on Celtic Spirituality and Early Irish Hermit Poetry: On June 12 at Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m.
  • “Sharing the Light” Award Dinner: Honoring Phyllis Motill, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • 100 Years of Lenny: A concert on June 16, with S. Shade Zajac as director and conductor; guest soloist, Kyla Perry, soprano; and the Seneca Summer Music Festival Orchestra, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of South Seneca Central School in Ovid.
  • A Grand Adventure by Bus: Visit Our Lady of Victory national shrine (Fr. Baker shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on June 19
  • Parish Council Meeting: June 21 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis church annex, Interlaken.
  • Summer Religious Education: from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Funeral Service:
Robert E. McGuire died on May 27, 2018, at the age of age 75. Fr. Bernard M Maloney, OFM Cap., led a funeral service at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home in Trumansburg on May 31.

Fr. Richard:
As of June 1, 2018, Rev. Richard Crawley, OFM Cap., has been assigned to St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken. The Provincial Minister, Fr. Michael Greco, OFM Cap., of the Province of St. Mary, nominated him to Bishop Salvatore Matano as the Catholic chaplain at the Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, N.Y. The bishop appointed Fr. Richard to that ministry beginning July 6. Fr. Michael Greco also requested Fr. Richard to help when available in the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. Please join in welcoming Fr. Richard.

Maintenance Fund:
At the beginning of each month the boxes of offertory envelopes contain an envelope marked “Maintenance Fund.” Please deposit your donation to this fund into the regular Sunday collection sometime during each month. There will be no separate second collection for the maintenance fund.

Catholic Communications Campaign:
Today our second collection will be for the Catholic Communication Campaign. This campaign connects people with Christ, here and around the world in developing countries, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. Fifty percent of funds collected remain in our diocese to fund local communication efforts. Your support helps spread the Gospel message. To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc. In our parish, the second collections are taken up after the offertory procession.

Thank You:
The liturgy planning committee would like to thank those who led the rosary in our churches for the month of May. Also appreciated are the flowers that people brought to honor Mary each week during this month.

Weekend Mass Attendance:
During the month of May the average attendance at the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Francis was 81 parishioners. At the Sunday 9:00 a.m. at St. James there were, on average, 144 people and 102 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross.

2018–2019 Parish Council Participants:
The membership of our new parish council comprises the following people: Laurenda Denmark, Gerald Frank, Susan Guydosh, Scott Hamula, Norman Hummel, Michelle Humulock, Leo Kawczenski, Jacqueline Leidenfrost, Janice McLaughlin, Gerard Messmer, Andrew Morpurgo, Richard Pell, Jessica Portillo, Kathleen Rourke, and Barbara Willers. The alternates are: Timothy Davis, Thomas Duff, and Nancy McGourty. The final meeting of the 2017–2018 Parish Council, with both the outgoing and new members in attendance, will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the parish center in Interlaken.

A Reminder:
When making a donation to the parish by check, please make the check out to “The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy” or more simply “Mary, Mother of Mercy.” Please do not make checks out in the name of one of the three churches.

Summer Faith Formation Program:
The parish’s summer religious education program will run from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse, 153 County Road 153, Interlaken. There is a fee of $50 per child, with a discount if siblings are attending. Please do not let the registration fee prevent your child from attending. If you have questions please contact Helen Arco at helen_arco@yahoo.com. Parents are asked to sign up their children by Friday, June 29. The registration form is available here.

100 Years of Lenny:
On this coming Saturday, June 16, S. Shade Zajac, director and conductor, will present “100 years of Lenny” (a celebration of the life and work of Lenard Bernstein), with guest soloist, Kyla Perry, soprano, and the Seneca Summer Music Festival Orchestra. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of South Seneca Central School in Ovid. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. All proceeds collected will go toward to the South Seneca Music Boosters.

Sharing the Light Award Dinner:
The Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes sponsors the “Sharing the Light” award dinner to honor those who give so much of their time and talent to the betterment of our community. This year, our parishioner, Phyllis Motill, will be one of the recipients of the award. The event, at $50 per person, will take place Thursday, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information phone Rhonda at 315 789 2686 X 104. Register on website at https://www.catholiccharitiesfl.org.

A Grand Adventure:
St. Mary’s of the Lake Parish, Watkins Glen, is hosting a bus trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine (Fr. Baker Shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on Tuesday, June 19. The bus departs from St. Mary’s in Watkins Glen, 905 Decatur Street, at 8 a.m. arriving at the shrine around 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a relaxing, spiritually uplifting day while also visiting the Fr. Baker museum, the gift shop, and attending Mass at 12:10. The Botanical Gardens, with an array of flowers and plant life, are just a block away. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. arriving at St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 and you should bring your own lunch. For more information and reservations phone 607 525 2786.

Great Links:
The New York State Catholic Conference has an excellent website. It is a good way to stay informed of the issues and a great way for each of you to quickly notify your legislators regarding issues that concern you, at http://www.nyscatholic.org. Another link, by Catholic Charities, USA, offers a variety of helpful programs. See https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/advocacy-and-policy.

Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion:
Please note that our Catholic Church has a discipline regarding communion, namely, that Catholics cannot receive communion in non-Catholic churches and non-Catholics cannot receive communion in Catholic churches. A summarized rationale is that there is no uniformity among the churches regarding the understanding of the Eucharist and that, even though we may be one in our belief in Jesus, in reality we are divided as believers in Jesus. The Catholic Church’s discipline highlights the reminder and the need to continually work for oneness among Christians, that we all may be one in faith, life, and worship. Please communicate to Catholics and to non-Catholics that they respect and follow the Catholic discipline. The guidelines can be found in our hymnals on page 231.

Day Retreat:
On June 12 all are invited to the Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Road, Canandaigua) for a day retreat on the topic of “Celtic Spirituality and Early Irish Hermit Poetry,” presented by Dr. Monica Weis, SSJ. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00, which includes, morning coffee, lunch, reconciliation, and Mass. To register phone 585 394 5700 or email ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

Cemeteries:
The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy has two cemeteries: St. James the Apostle and Holy Cross. The cost of a burial plot at either location is $650. If you are interested in purchasing a plot of have other questions about the cemeteries, please phone the parish office for further information.

Thrift Shop:
Mecklenburg United Methodist Church has a thrift shop that is open every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from now until September 29. The thrift shop has quality household and craft items, puzzles, toys, children’s clothes, sporting goods, books, CDs, small furniture, knick-knacks, kitchenware, and much more at very reasonable prices. Generous volunteers from the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church members and other area residents maintain the Check-It-Out Shop. All of the proceeds go directly to the maintenance and upkeep of the Methodist Church and to support other area efforts, like the food bank and backpacks-for-students programs at area schools.

Diocese of Rochester Permanent Diaconate:
The deacon is a man of faith, called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He makes a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. The diocese is inviting interested men who may wish to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon, to first speak with their pastor for an initial conversation. For additional information they may also contact Deacon Edward Giblin, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at edward.giblin@dor.org. A potential candidate must be at least thirty-five years old and no older than sixty-two at the time of ordination after a five year period of formation. He must be in good health, emotionally mature, have stable relationships, and have the wholehearted support of his wife (if married) and family to enter the phase of inquiry. The parish community is asked as well to invite from among its members men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Cancer Services Program (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

 

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Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

June 10, 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski

June 17, 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays

5/5/18 5/10/18Volunteers
Needed
12 pm
5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2 Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1 Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2 Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3 Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
6/23/18 6/30/18 7/7/18 7/14/18 7/21/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/11/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2 Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1 Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2 Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3 Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

June 2018:

(forthcoming)

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ~June 3, 2018

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First reading:
“This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words of his.” (Ex. 24:8b)

Psalm:
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord. (Ps. 116)

Second reading:
For this reason he is mediator of a new covenant. (Heb. 9:15a)

Gospel:
He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” (Mk. 14:24)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As we gather today to reaffirm our faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, we are reminded that we are also the Body of Christ. The mission of the Gospel calls us to be Christ for others. There is so much brokenness and pain in our world. Many people are lost and feeling lonely, marginalized and oppressed, victimized and abused. Every time we receive the Body (and Blood) of Christ, we are asked to become what we eat. Are we willing to step aside from our preoccupations and concerns so that we can be Christ for others?

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (June 12 and June 26). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (June 11 and June 25)
  • Meeting with Fr. Bernard: 6:30 p.m. every Friday at St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • Priesthood Vocation: June 1 and 2, “24 Hours with the Lord,” for Catholic men, ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood
  • Feast Day: June 8 is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is not a holy day of obligation
  • A Day Retreat on Celtic Spirituality and Early Irish Hermit Poetry: On June 12 at Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m.
  • “Sharing the Light” Award Dinner: Honoring Phyllis Motill, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • 100 Years of Lenny: A concert on June 16, with S. Shade Zajac as director and conductor; guest soloist, Kyla Perry, soprano, and the Seneca Summer Music Festival Orchestra, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of South Seneca Central School in Ovid.
  • A Grand Adventure by Bus: Visit Our Lady of Victory national shrine (Fr. Baker shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on June 19
  • Parish Council Meeting: June 21 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis church annex, Interlaken.
  • Summer Religious Education: from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Parish Council:
The following parishioners were chosen to be members of the parish council for three-year terms: Laurenda Denmark, Susan Guydosh, Leo Kawczenski, and Jacqueline Leidenfrost. Norman Hummel will complete the one remaining year in the term of a council member who had to resign early due to his employment. Alternates for the council are: Timothy Davis, Thomas Duff, and Nancy McGourty. An alternate has a one-year commitment followed by the option of a three-year term if seats are available. We take this time to “thank” all who nominated themselves or someone else. We thank all the nominees for considering their nomination. We thank the newly selected nominees for their generosity in serving the parish as active participants on the council. The next parish council meeting is Thursday, June 21, at the parish center in Interlaken, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This is an organizational meeting for introducing the new members and alternates and includes the election of an executive committee and appointments to standing committees.

Year of the Eucharist Concludes:
As part of the 150 anniversary of the Diocese of Rochester, Bishop Salvatore Matano dedicated the sesquicentennial anniversary as a “Year of the Eucharist.” With this Sunday’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi Sunday) the year’s celebration comes to a close. We praise God for the many blessings bestowed on the diocese over the past 150 years.

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The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated this Friday, June 8. It is not a holy day of obligation, so you are not required to attend Mass that day but all are welcome to do so.

Maintenance Fund:
At the beginning of each month the boxes of offertory envelopes contain an envelope marked “Maintenance Fund.” Please deposit your donation to this fund into the regular Sunday collection sometime during each month. There will be no separate second collection for the maintenance fund.

Catholic Communications Campaign:
Next weekend our second collection will be for the Catholic Communication Campaign. This campaign connects people with Christ, here and around the world in developing countries, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. Fifty percent of funds collected remain in our diocese to fund local communication efforts. Your support helps spread the Gospel message. To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc. In our parish, the second collections are taken up after the offertory procession.

A Reminder:
When making a donation to the parish by check, please make the check out to “The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy” or more simply “Mary, Mother of Mercy.” Please do not make checks out in the name of one of our three churches.

Summer Faith Formation Program:
The parish’s summer religious education program will run from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse, 153 County Road 153, Interlaken. There is a fee of $50 per child, with a discount if siblings are attending. Do not let the registration fee prevent your child from attending. If you have questions please contact Helen Arco at helen_arco@yahoo.com. Parents are asked to please sign up their children by Friday, June 29. The registration form is available here.

2017/2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
The appeal officially ended on May 31, 2018. In the Diocese of Rochester, nearly 27,000 donors pledged more than $6.385 million to this year’s CMA. This represents 97.5% of the $6.550 million goal and is more than $238.000 ahead of last year’s appeal. Forty-eight parishes reached their assigned goals (including our parish!) and another twenty-three raised 90%+ of their assigned goals. The Catholic Ministries Appeal office “thanks” all who participated in this year’s campaign.

St. James Food Donations:
Next Sunday and every second Sunday of the month please bring a non-perishable food item to St. James church and place it on the table in the front at the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Monetary gifts are also welcome. Any food collected will be distributed through the T’burg Food Pantry.

100 Years of Lenny:
On June 16, S. Shade Zajac, director and conductor, will present “100 years of Lenny” (a celebration of the life and work of Lenard Bernstein), with guest soloist, Kyla Perry, soprano, and the Seneca Summer Music Festival Orchestra. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of South Seneca Central School in Ovid. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. All proceeds collected will go toward to the South Seneca Music Boosters.

Sharing the Light Award Dinner:
The Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes sponsors the “Sharing the Light” award dinner to honor those who give so much of their time and talent to the betterment of our community. This year, our parishioner, Phyllis Motill, will be one of the recipients of the award. The event, at $50 per person, will take place Thursday, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information phone Rhonda at 315 789 2686 X 104. Register on website at https://www.catholiccharitiesfl.org

A Grand Adventure:
St. Mary’s of the Lake Parish, Watkins Glen, is hosting a bus trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine (Fr. Baker Shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on Tuesday, June 19. The bus departs from St. Mary’s in Watkins Glen, 905 Decatur Street, at 8 a.m. arriving at the shrine around 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a relaxing, spiritually uplifting day while also visiting the Fr. Baker museum, the gift shop, and attending Mass at 12:10. The Botanical Gardens, with an array of flowers and plant life, are just a block away. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. arriving at St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 and you should bring your own lunch. For more information and reservations phone 607 525 2786.

Day Retreat:
On June 12 all are invited to the Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Road, Canandaigua) for a day retreat on the topic of “Celtic Spirituality and Early Irish Hermit Poetry,” presented by Dr. Monica Weis, SSJ. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00, which includes, morning coffee, lunch, reconciliation, and Mass. To register phone 585 394 5700 or email ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

Cemeteries:
The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy has two cemeteries: St. James the Apostle and Holy Cross. The cost of a burial plot at either location is $650. If you are interested in purchasing a plot of have other questions about the cemeteries, please phone the parish office for further information.

Thrift Shop:
Mecklenburg United Methodist Church has a thrift shop that is open, until September 29, every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The thrift shop has quality household and craft items, puzzles, toys, children’s clothes, sporting goods, books, CDs, small furniture, knick-knacks, kitchenware, and much more at very reasonable prices. Generous volunteers from the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church members and other area residents maintain the Check-It-Out Shop. All of the proceeds go directly to the maintenance and upkeep of the Methodist Church and to support other area efforts, like the food bank and backpacks-for-students programs at area schools.

Diocese of Rochester Permanent Diaconate:
The deacon is a man of faith, called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He makes a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. The diocese is inviting interested men who may wish to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon, to first speak with their pastor for an initial conversation. For additional information they may also contact Deacon Edward Giblin, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at edward.giblin@dor.org. A potential candidate must be at least thirty-five years old and no older than sixty-two at the time of ordination after a five year period of formation. He must be in good health, emotionally mature, have stable relationships, and have the wholehearted support of his wife (if married) and family to enter the phase of inquiry. The parish community is asked as well to invite from among its members men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Cancer Services Program (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

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Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

June 3, 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan, Patty Messmer, Mark Scibilia-Carver

June 10, 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays

5/5/18 5/10/18Volunteers
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12 pm
5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2 Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1 Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2 Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3 Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
6/23/18 6/30/18 7/7/18 7/14/18 7/21/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/11/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2 Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1 Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2 Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3 Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

June 2018:

(forthcoming)

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity ~ May 27, 2018

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First reading:
“This is why you must now know, and fix in your heart, that the LORD is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other.” (Dt. 4:39)

Psalm:
Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. (Ps. 33)

Second reading:
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Rom. 8:16)

Gospel:
Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Mt. 28:18-19)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
The love relationship that exists among the Persons of the Holy Trinity is both intense and intimate. As beautiful as this teaching is, it demonstrates how human language really pales in trying to capture the essence of God. The Father brings us to the creative, powerful, yet gently meticulous part of God who has brought mountains and hills into being, as well as each of his children. Still the Father is more than this. The Son demonstrates the unconditional love of God filled with endless mercy and compassion. This love really understands the journey of the marginalized and the poor and has no use for created powers and structures that alienate and hurt people. But the Son is even more than this. The Holy Spirit is the breath of God who teaches wisdom and brings understanding, who governs the seasons and discerns the thoughts of human hearts. Yet the Holy Spirit is still more than this. We worship a God who is beyond and also intimately bonded to all that he has made, without whom nothing could be sustained in being. Praise the Holy Trinity!

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (May 29 and June 12). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (May 28 and June 11)
  • Meeting with Fr. Bernard: 6:30 p.m. every Friday at St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • Small-group Retreat: “33 Days to Morning Glory,” through May 29, from 6:50–8:30 p.m., in the Holy Cross parish house
  • Parish Council Nominations: The selection of new members will take place this weekend at each of the churches
  • Financial Peace University: A nine week course of learning and exploration that has the power to transform your financial life begins May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Traders Village, State Route 89, Romulus
  • Priesthood Vocation: For Catholic men, ages 17–35 who have expressed interest in the priesthood, “24 Hours with the Lord,” will take place June 1 and 2
  • “Sharing the Light” Award Dinner: Honoring Phyllis Motill, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • A Grand Adventure by Bus: Visit Our Lady of Victory national shrine (Fr. Baker shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on Tuesday, June 19
  • Summer Religious Education: from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Funeral:
Beverly Marie Cleveland died on May 13, 2018, at the age of 92. Fr. Bernard led a prayer service at the Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden on May 16.

Wedding:
Benjamin Wright and Amber Denman were married on May 19, 2018, at Holy Cross Church in Ovid with Fr. John Tokaz, OFM Cap., officiating.

Easter Duty:
“All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” (Church Law #920) In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 27).

2017–2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
We not only reached our given goal, we surpassed it! On May 18, 2018, it was reported that our parishioners pledged $30,973, 101.39% of the parish goal of $30,549. Our appreciation goes to the 145 households who have participated in the CMA and a special expression of gratitude to parishioners who made extraordinary contributions. We would not have reached our goal without your contributions. The appeal concludes this week. “Thank you all!”

Summer Faith Formation Program:
The parish’s summer religious education program will run from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse, 153 County Road 153, Interlaken. There is a fee of $50 per child, with a discount if siblings are attending. Do not let the registration fee prevent your child from attending. If you have questions please contact Helen Arco at helen_arco@yahoo.com. Parents are asked to please sign up their children by Friday, June 29. The registration form is available here.

Personal Care Products Collection:
During the month of May donations of personal care items for the clients of our local food pantries are being solicited. While many personal care items are donated to the food pantries throughout the year, additional attention is being paid to these items that are needed on a constant basis. Personal care products that are needed include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body soap or washes, shaving soap, razors, and deodorants. This special collection will end this Sunday, May 27.

Sharing the Light Award Dinner:
The Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes sponsors the “Sharing the Light” award dinner to honor those who give so much of their time and talent to the betterment of our community. This year, our parishioner, Phyllis Motill, will be one of the recipients of the award. The event, at $50 per person, will take place Thursday, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information phone Rhonda at 315 789 2686 X 104. Register on website at https://www.catholiccharitiesfl.org.

Financial Peace University:
Using timeless principles imparted by the Bible and proven methods, all are invited to undertake a nine-week course of learning and exploration that has the power to transform your financial life. Classes begin Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Traders Village, 6128 State Route 89, Romulus. To register phone Peter Arena (607) 280 0064, email at fpufingerlakes@gmail.com, or go to: fpu.com/1064632.

A Grand Adventure:
St. Mary’s of the Lake Parish, Watkins Glen, is hosting a bus trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine (Fr. Baker Shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on Tuesday, June 19. The bus departs from St. Mary’s in Watkins Glen, 905 Decatur Street, at 8 a.m. arriving at the shrine around 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a relaxing, spiritually uplifting day while also visiting the Fr. Baker museum, the gift shop, and attending Mass at 12:10. The Botanical Gardens, with an array of flowers and plant life, are just a block away. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. arriving at St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 and you should bring your own lunch. For more information and reservations phone 607 525 2786.

Cancer Services Program (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

Cemeteries:
The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy has two cemeteries: St. James the Apostle and Holy Cross. The cost of a burial plot at either location is $650. If you are interested in purchasing a plot of have other questions about the cemeteries, please phone the parish office for further information.

Diocese of Rochester Permanent Diaconate:
The deacon is a man of faith, called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He makes a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. The diocese is inviting interested men who may wish to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon, to first speak with their pastor for an initial conversation. For additional information they may also contact Deacon Edward Giblin, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at edward.giblin@dor.org. A potential candidate must be at least thirty-five years old and no older than sixty-two at the time of ordination after a five year period of formation. He must be in good health, emotionally mature, have stable relationships, and have the wholehearted support of his wife (if married) and family to enter the phase of inquiry. The parish community is asked as well to invite from among its members men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Cancer Services Program (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

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Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

May 27, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager (for Beth Duff) and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver for Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

June 3, 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan, Patty Messmer, Mark Scibilia-Carver


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays

5/5/18 5/10/18Volunteers
Needed
12 pm
5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2 Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1 Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2 Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3 Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
6/23/18 6/30/18 7/7/18 7/14/18 7/21/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/11/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2 Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1 Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2 Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3 Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

May 2018:

(forthcoming)

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Pentecost Sunday ~ May 20, 2018

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

First reading:
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:3-4A)

Psalm:
Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104)

Second reading:
If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit. (Gal. 5:25)

Gospel:
Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.” (Jn. 15:26)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
“Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth!” We only know that the wind exists because of what it does. A gentle breeze felt on our face or watching a tree swaying or swirling snowflakes all prove the existence of “something” causing these things to happen. But, apart from its effects, we cannot see the origin or substance of wind. The Holy Spirit is the wind of God. Watching an early Church emerge, people coming to believe, disciples of Jesus change the way they live and conduct their affairs-all give witness to the presence of the Holy Spirit. Observing the courage and conviction of those who have found faith, working for justice, feeding the poor, seeing how wounds are healed-all point to something greater than ourselves working and living among us. How do our lives give witness to the Spirit?

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (May 29 and June 12). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (May 28 and June 11)
  • Meeting with Fr. Bernard: 6:30 p.m. every Friday at St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • Small-group Retreat: “33 Days to Morning Glory,” through May 29, from 6:50–8:30 p.m., in the Holy Cross parish house
  • Diocesan Missions Sunday: Second collection on May 19 and 20 is in support of the work being done by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brazil and the Sisters of Mercy in Chile.
  • Guest Speaker: Tony Magliano, an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist, will address the assembly after the final prayer of each of the Masses this weekend.
  • Music Festival: May 20, at 5:00 p.m., with the Genesee Symphony Orchestra and S. Shade Zajac, as conductor, in the auditorium of South Seneca Central High School, Ovid.
  • Pentecost Brunch: May 20 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross church parish house. Please bring a dish to pass.
  • Discover Notre Dame Day:On May 22 at Notre Dame High School in Elmira
  • The Climate Reality Project: Ian Shapiro, founder, of TAITEM Engineering (Technology As If The Earth Matters), will give a presentation on May 24, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Methodist church in Ithaca.
  • Parish Council Nominations: The selection of new members will take place on the weekend of May 27
  • Financial Peace University: A nine week course of learning and exploration that has the power to transform your financial life begins May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Traders Village, State Route 89, Romulus
  • Priesthood Vocation: For Catholic men, ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood, “24 Hours with the Lord,” will take place June 1 and 2
  • “Sharing the Light” Award Dinner: Honoring Phyllis Motill, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Grand Adventure by Bus: Visit Our Lady of Victory national shrine (Fr. Baker shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on Tuesday, June 19

Pentecost Sunday:
The Easter season concludes with the Evening Prayer (Vespers) of Pentecost. The Easter candle will then be placed near the baptismal font where it is displayed with honor through the rest of the liturgical year.

Guest Speaker Today:
This weekend we welcome Tony Magliano, an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist, who will address the assembly after the final prayer at each of the Masses. His theme is to clearly explain how prayerful reflections upon the ancient wisdom of the Gospel, and the modern principles of Catholic social teaching, can effectively guide a consistent, logical, and life-affirming approach to the moral issues facing humanity in the twenty-first century.

Diocesan Missions Sunday:
For over fifty years the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Sisters of Mercy have provided missionary work in Brazil and Chile. This weekend, May 19 and 20, we call upon all to help the sisters with your prayers and a sacrificial gift. A second collection will be taken up next Sunday so that the sisters may be supported in continuing to bring Christ into a world where darkness, despair, and emptiness prevail.

Thank You:
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (Ascension Thursday, May 10) was enhanced by socials after each of the Masses. We owe a debt of gratitude to the organizers: Ronnie Fairclough for providing juice and pastries at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross; Janice McLaughlin for both strawberry and peach shortcakes at the 12:15 Mass at St. Francis; and Camille Taranto for the amaretto coffee, amaretto cheese cakes, and cannoli at the 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. James. They were each great gatherings for our parishioners on this feast day.

Rosary:
The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. At the suggestion of the Liturgy Planning Committee, the rosary will be recited fifteen minutes before the weekend Masses. All are invited to arrive early to Mass in order to join this special devotion.

Flowers for the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Each weekend of May families and parishioners are invited to honor Mary by bringing flowers to be placed at the statue of Mary during the beginning of Mass. There is a sign-up sheet in each of the churches to reserve a weekend in May. Flowers can be from your garden or purchased. Please consider honoring Mary in this special way.

Music Festival:
This Sunday, May 20, the Seneca Summer Music Festival will present, in concert, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra with S. Shade Zajac as conductor. The performance will be in the auditorium of South Seneca Central High School, Ovid. The festival starts at 5:00 p.m. and admission is free.

Easter Duty:
“All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” (Church Law #920) In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 27).

Parish Council Nominations:
During the month of May we ask parishioners to nominate themselves or others for membership on the Parish Council. The council meets a minimum of four times a year. Members are assigned, after expressing their preference, to one of the standing committees: Word, Worship, Witness, and Fellowship. This year the council needs to select two members from St. Francis Solanus and two members from Holy Cross. The council also needs an alternate from each of the three churches. The selection of new members will take place on the weekend of May 27. The final meeting of the council for this year will be June 21 at which the new members will be present.

2017–2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
This year’s CMA appeal concludes at the end of the month of May. On May 11 it was reported that our parishioners have pledged $30,463 toward the parish goal of $30,549. We have reached 99.72% of our goal. Our appreciation goes to the 141 households who have participated in the CMA and a special expression of gratitude to parishioners who made outstanding contributions and some who made extraordinary contributions. All parish households are invited and encouraged to make a pledge. Participation is primary. What is pledged is secondary. If you have not yet participated in the CMA, please obtain a CMA envelope located in the foyer of the church and make a pledge according to your means. Thank you.

Summer Faith Formation Program:
The parish’s summer religious education program will run from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse, 153 County Road 153, Interlaken. There is a fee of $50 per child, with a discount if siblings are attending. Do not let the registration fee prevent your child from attending. If you have questions please contact Helen Arco at helen_arco@yahoo.com. The registration form is available here. Parents are asked to please sign up their children by Friday, June 29.

Personal Care Products Collection:
During the month of May donations of personal care items for the clients of our local food pantries are being solicited. While many personal care items are donated to the food pantries throughout the year, additional attention is being paid to these items that are needed on a constant basis. Personal care products that are needed include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body soap or washes, shaving soap, razors, and deodorants. This special collection will end May 27.

Sharing the Light Award Dinner:
The Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes sponsors the “Sharing the Light” award dinner to honor those who give so much of their time and talent to the betterment of our community. This year, our parishioner, Phyllis Motill, will be one of the recipients of the award. The event, at $50 per person, will take place Thursday, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information phone Rhonda at 315 789 2686 X 104. Register on website at https://www.catholiccharitiesfl.org.

The Climate Reality Project:
“[W]orking to accelerate the global shift from the dirty fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives and economies without destroying our planet.” Ian Shapiro, founder of TAITEM (Technology As If The Earth Matters) Engineering in 1989 and the author of two books on energy use in buildings, will give a presentation this Thursday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 402 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca. The event is sponsored by the Interfaith Climate-Justice Action Network (ICAN). For more information phone Laurie 607 272 5065 X 12 or LKonwinski@dor.org.

Financial Peace University:
Using timeless principles imparted by the Bible and proven methods, all are invited to undertake a nine-week course of learning and exploration that has the power to transform your financial life. Classes begin Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Traders Village, 6128 State Route 89, Romulus. To register phone Peter Arena (607) 280 0064, email at fpufingerlakes@gmail.com, or go to: fpu.com/1064632.

Grand Adventure:
St. Mary’s of the Lake Parish, Watkins Glen, is hosting a bus trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine (Fr. Baker Shrine) and the Buffalo-Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna on Tuesday, June 19. The bus departs from St. Mary’s in Watkins Glen, 905 Decatur Street, at 8 a.m. arriving at the shrine around 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a relaxing, spiritually uplifting day while also visiting the Fr. Baker museum, the gift shop, and attending Mass at 12:10. The Botanical Gardens, with an array of flowers and plant life, are just a block away. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. arriving at St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 and you should bring your own lunch. For more information and reservations phone 607 525 2786.

Discover Notre Dame Day:
Come visit Notre Dame High School for kids in grades 7–12 and “DISCOVER ND” on Tuesday, May 22. Group tours run from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. You will be able to meet faculty, staff, administrators, and representatives of the student body. Learn about academic offerings, the performing and visual arts programs, co-curricular activities, and athletic programs. Appointments may also be scheduled to discuss financial aid opportunities. Space is limited and registration for the tour is required. To reserve your spot, please call Michelle Barkley at 607-734-2267 x321.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Cancer Services Program (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

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Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

May 20, 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday, Pentecost):
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short

May 27, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager (for Beth Duff) and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver for Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays

5/5/18 5/10/18

Volunteers
Needed
12 pm

5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2 Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1 Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2 Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3 Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
6/23/18 6/30/18 7/7/18 7/14/18 7/21/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/11/18
Lector 1 Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2 Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1 Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2 Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3 Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

May 2018:

(forthcoming)

 

 

 

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Seventh Sunday of Easter ~ May 13, 2018

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First reading:
“Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came and went among us … become with us a witness to his resurrection.” (Acts 1:21-22B)

Psalm:
The Lord has set his throne in heaven. (Ps. 103)

Second reading:
Beloved, if God so loved us, we must also love one another. (1 Jn. 4:11)

Gospel:
Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.” (Jn. 17:11b, 18-19)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Prayer is essential to Christian living and decision making. The goal of prayer is really rather simple. By prayer we can deepen our love and desire for God and increase our knowledge and understanding of God’s unconditional love for us. Prayer is not about acquiring this or that or convincing God to act on our behalf. Prayer is the way we begin the process of change, of coming to see as God sees and realize that God’s presence permeates all God has created. If we strive to develop this life of prayer, then Jesus naturally will become our way, our truth and our life. We can then live in the world as he would live in the world.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (May 15 and May 29). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (May 14 and May 28)
  • Small-group Retreat: “33 Days to Morning Glory,” through May 29, from 6:50–8:30 p.m., in the Holy Cross parish house
  • Day Retreat: “Be still and know that I am God,” on May 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Retreat House and presented by Dr. Joseph Kelly
  • Flower Sale: This weekend in support of Birthright
  • STEPS Sustainability Forum: May 15, in the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Liturgical Minister Invitation: “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry” at Notre Dame Retreat Center, on May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Diocesan Missions Sunday: Second collection on May 19 and 20 in support of the work being done by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brazil and the Sisters of Mercy in Chile.
  • Music Festival: May 20, at 5:00 p.m., with the Genesee Symphony Orchestra and S. Shade Zajac, as conductor, in the auditorium of South Seneca Central High School, Ovid.
  • Pentecost Brunch: May 20 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross church parish house. Please bring a dish to pass.
  • Parish Council Nominations: The selection of new members will take place on the weekend of May 27
  • Priesthood Vocation: For Catholic men, ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood, “24 Hours with the Lord,” will take place June 1 and 2
  • “Sharing the Light” Award Dinner: Honoring Phyllis Motill, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Funeral:
On May 3 there was a funeral Mass at St. James the Apostle for George A. Gerogiadis, who died on April 27, 2018, at the age of 57.

Baptisms:
Jordan Thomas and Tristin John-Lee Staples were baptized into the Kingdom of God at St. James the Apostle Church on May 4, 2018.

First Communion:
On May 6 the following celebrated their First Communion at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle church: Nicholas Haynes, Isla Landon, Augustus Mullins, and Jordan Staples.

Spring Fling:
The parish dinner/dance was held on April 28 at the American Legion Hall in Trumansburg with the “Tarps” providing the music. Recognized with expressions of appreciation for sharing their musical talent with the parish for many years were: Ronnie Fairclough, Patricia Guinan, Sandy Huhn, and Teresa Kenney. Lena Douglas (deceased) was recognized for her more than fifty years as sacristan at St. James the Apostle church. A plague will be placed in the sacristy of the church in her memory. There were over 110 tickets purchased for the event and the expressions most heard were: “What a great party.” “The food was delicious.” “The desserts were out of this world.” “The band was super.” For bringing this all together we need to thank: Janice McLaughlin and Gerry Messmer (co-chairs of the Fellowship Committee), along with Phyllis Motill, Camille Taranto, Mary Szymanski, Lydia Kurkchi, and Terri Knebel. What a great job!

Rosary:
The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. At the suggestion of the Liturgy Planning Committee, the rosary will be recited fifteen minutes before the weekend Masses. All are invited to arrive early to Mass in order to join this special devotion.

Flowers for the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Each weekend of May families and parishioners are invited to honor Mary by bringing flowers to be placed at the statue of Mary during the beginning of Mass. There is a sign-up sheet in each of the churches to reserve a weekend in May. Flowers can be from your garden or purchased. Please consider honoring Mary in this special way.

2017_MothersDay_EN_4cHappy Mothers’ Day:
Today we praise God for our mothers. Their continued loving service is rejoiced in and is an inspiration for us to imitate. We pray God to bless all mothers in our parish family and beyond. Mothers, enjoy the day dedicated to you and rejoice in the expressions of love and gratitude that you receive.

Birthright and Mothers’ Day:
The annual mothers’ day flower sale in support of Birthright is this weekend. You may purchase one flower for $1, a half dozen for $5, and one dozen for $10. Birthright is an organization that helps pregnant women by offering alternatives to abortion. They offer free self-administered pregnancy tests, prenatal information, medical referrals, financial assistance, and medical, maternity, and baby clothes. All services are free and confidential. Please extend your support to Birthright, an organization that helps many families and works hard for a better world.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed:
Trumansburg Food Pantry relies on help from our parish during the month of May (May 14 and 28). There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of St. James church. Please consider helping during this limited time when the food pantry relies on our parish for volunteers.

Parish Council Nominations:
During the month of May we ask parishioners to nominate themselves or others for membership on the Parish Council. The council meets a minimum of four times a year. Members are assigned, after expressing their preference, to one of the standing committees: Word, Worship, Witness, and Fellowship. This year the council needs to select two members from St. Francis Solanus and two members from Holy Cross. The council also needs an alternate from each of the three churches. The selection of new members will take place on the weekend of May 27. The final meeting of the council for this year will be June 21 at which the new members will be present.

Advancing the Kingdom of God:
On Pentecost Sunday weekend, May 19 and 20, Tony Magliano, an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist, will give a brief address after the final prayer of the Mass. His theme will highlight the prophetic baptismal call given to every Christian to transform society’s structures of sin, which oppress the poor and vulnerable, into structures of justice, love, and peace.

Diocesan Missions Sunday:
For over fifty years the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Sisters of Mercy have provided missionary work in Brazil and Chile. Next weekend, May 19 and 20, we call upon all to help the sisters with your prayers and a sacrificial gift. A second collection will be taken up next Sunday so that the sisters may be supported in continuing to bring Christ into a world where darkness, despair, and emptiness prevail.

052018_cf13_4cWear Red for Pentecost:
Next Sunday, May 20, is Pentecost Sunday. The Liturgy Planning Committee reminds parishioners that there is a Catholic custom to wear red clothing for the liturgical celebrations on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Pentecost Brunch:
There will be a dish to pass brunch next Sunday, May 20, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross meeting house. There is a sign-up sheet at Holy Cross church. You can bring your dish to pass items to the meeting house before Mass that day. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Sinkiewicz at 869 2285.

Music Festival:
On Sunday, May 20, the Seneca Summer Music Festival will present, in concert, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra with S. Shade Zajac as conductor. The performance will be in the auditorium of South Seneca Central High School, Ovid. The festival starts at 5:00 p.m. and admission is free.

Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
The 2017–2018 CMA appeal concludes at the end of the month of May. On May 4, it was reported that our parishioners have pledged $30,313 toward the parish goal of $30,549. We are at 99.23% of goal. Our appreciation goes to the 139 households who have participated in the CMA and a special expression of gratitude to parishioners who made outstanding contributions and some who made extraordinary contributions. All parish households are invited and encouraged to make a pledge. Participation is primary. What is pledged is secondary. If you have not yet participated in the CMA, please obtain a CMA envelope located in the foyer of the church and make a pledge according to your means. Thank you.

Invitation for All Parish Ministers:
Parish staffs—those involved in faith formation, music, and other aspects of ministry (liturgical ministers) are invited for a time of nourishment, refreshment, and renewal at Notre Dame Retreat House, 5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, on Wednesday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The theme of the day is “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry.” For more information and to register by May 4, please contact Betsy McDermott 585-328-3228, extension 1287. The cost varies from $40 for one parish minister to $25 for four or more parish ministers.

Day Retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House:
There will be a day retreat on the theme of “Be still and know that I am God,” at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY) on Tuesday, May 15, presented by Dr. Joseph Kelly, professor of Hebrew Scriptures at St. Bernard’s Seminary. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee, followed by the conference and includes lunch. It concludes at 3:00 p.m. following a reconciliation Mass. The cost is $25. To register, call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com

STEPS in Seneca County:
Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) is a neighborhood health improvement initiative of the S2AY Rural Health Network funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. The residents of the four South Seneca towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus determine STEPS’s focused projects. Everyone is welcome to join in to encourage that every individual in our community reach high levels of social, economic, and personal health. A STEPS sustainability forum, “Exploring Community Well-being Now and for Our Future,” to which all are invited, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria in Interlaken, from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Supper and childcare is provided. Supper is 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. with childcare beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register today at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County events page or phone 607 403 0069.

sp1725bi_4cPriesthood Vocations:
Join a gathering of young adult Catholic men ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood and have been encouraged by their pastor, parish, family, and friends to pursue the call to the ordained priesthood. The event: “24 Hours With The Lord” will take place June 1–2. For more information contact: Fr. Peter Van Lieshout at fr.peter.vanlieshout@dor.org or phone 315 462 2961.

Sharing the Light Award Dinner:
The Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes sponsors the “Sharing the Light” award dinner to honor those who give so much of their time and talent to the betterment of our community. This year, our parishioner, Phyllis Motill, will be one of the recipients of the award. The event, at $50 per person, will take place Thursday, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information phone Rhonda at 315 789 2686 X 104. Register on website at https://www.catholiccharitiesfl.org.

Easter Duty:
“All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” (Church Law #920) In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 27).

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

Cancer Services Program:
The program is available for residents of Cortland and Tompkins Counties. It provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and for men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings, and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For further information: 607-758-5523 or 1-866-442-2262


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

May 13, 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski

May 20, 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays

5/5/18 5/10/18Volunteers

Needed

12 pm

5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1

 

Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2

 

Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1

 

Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2

 

Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3

 

Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
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Lector 1

 

Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2

 

Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1

 

Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2

 

Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3

 

Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

May 2018:

(forthcoming)

Posted in Uncategorized

Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ May 6, 2018

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First reading:
Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.” (Acts 10:34)

Psalm:
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power. (Ps. 98)

Second reading:
In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. (1 Jn. 4:9)

Gospel:
“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another.” (Jn. 15:16-17)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
“Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.” So many people hunger for love. All of us desire to be intimately connected with others, God, and our world. Many things can work against this and cause us to feel alienated and even profoundly sad. Pope Francis tells us that our “infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love.” We have been touched by God’s love. We are called to bring that love to others so that their sadness and wounds can be healed. We must do this even for those we do not particularly like or who have hurt us. We cannot let anything stand in the way of love.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“Love doesn’t mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary things with tenderness.” ~Jean Vanier

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (May 15 and May 29). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (May 14 and May 28)
  • Small-group Retreat: “33 Days to Morning Glory,” through May 29, from 6:50–8:30 p.m., in the Holy Cross parish house
  • First Communion: May 6 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle
  • Renewing Wedding Vows: May 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart cathedral with Bishop Matano
  • Ascension Thursday: May 10 is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and is a holy day of obligation.
  • Notre Dame High School MayFEST: May 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Notre Dame High School in Elmira
  • Day Retreat: “Be still and know that I am God,” on May 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Retreat House and presented by Dr. Joseph Kelly
  • STEPS Sustainability Forum: May 15, in the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Liturgical Minister Invitation: “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry” at Notre Dame Retreat Center, on May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Pentecost Brunch: May 20 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross church parish house. Please bring a dish to pass.
  • Priesthood Vocation: For Catholic men, ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood, “24 Hours with the Lord,” will take place June 1 and 2
  • “Sharing the Light” Award Dinner: Honoring Phyllis Motill, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

First_Communion_4cFirst Holy Communion:
This Sunday, May 6, Nicholas Haynes, Isla Landon, Auggie Mullins, and Jordan Staples will celebrate, for the first time, the reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus in Holy Communion at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. We praise their parents and teachers for preparing them for this most sacred event.

Mass Schedule for Ascension Thursday:051018_cf14_4c
Thursday, May 10, is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and is a holy day of obligation. The times and places of the Masses on that day are:

  • 9:00 a.m. at Holy Cross in Ovid,
  • 12:15 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken, and
  • 7:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg.

Parish Council Nominations:
During the month of May we ask parishioners to nominate themselves or others for membership on the Parish Council. The council meets a minimum of four times a year. Members are assigned, after expressing their preference, to one of the standing committees: Word, Worship, Witness, and Fellowship. This year the council needs to select two members from St. Francis Solanus and two members from Holy Cross. The council also needs an alternate from each of the three churches. The selection of members will take place on the weekend of May 27. The final meeting of the council for this year will be June 21 at which the new members will be present.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed:
Trumansburg Food Pantry relies on help from our parish during the month of May (May 14 and 28). There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of St. James church. Please consider helping during this limited time when the food pantry relies on our parish for volunteers.

Food Donations at St. James:
Next Sunday, and every second Sunday of the month, please bring non-perishable food items to church and place them on the table in the front beneath the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Monetary gifts are also welcome.

Old toolsFlowers for the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Each weekend of May families and parishioners are invited to honor Mary by bringing flowers to be placed at the statue of Mary during the beginning of Mass. There is a sign-up sheet in each of the churches to reserve a weekend in May. Flowers can be from your garden or purchased. Please consider honoring Mary in this special way.

Mother’s Day Flower Sale:
Birthright’s annual Mother’s Day flower sale will be Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13. You may purchase one flower for $1, a half dozen for $5, and one dozen for $10. Birthright is an organization that helps pregnant women by offering alternatives to abortion. They offer free self-administered pregnancy tests, prenatal information, medical referrals, and financial assistance along with adoption referrals. They also offer diapers, formula, and maternity and baby clothes. All services are free and confidential. Please extend your support to Birthright, an organization that helps many families and works hard for a better world.

Advancing the Kingdom of God:
On Pentecost Sunday weekend, May 19 and 20, Tony Magliano, an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist, will give a brief address after the final prayer of the Mass. His theme will highlight the prophetic baptismal call given to every Christian to transform society’s structures of sin, which oppress the poor and vulnerable, into structures of justice, love, and peace.

Pentecost Brunch:
There will be a dish to pass brunch on Sunday, May 20, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross parish house. There will be a sign-up sheet in the ramp entrance. You can bring your dish to pass items to the parish house before Mass that day. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Sinkiewicz at 869 2285.

Personal Care Products Collection:
During the month of May we are asking all parishioners for donations of personal care items for the clients of our local food pantries. While many personal care items are donated to the food pantries throughout the year, during the month of May additional attention is being paid to these items as being needed on a constant basis. SNAP/food stamps apparently do not cover these items. Personal care products that are needed include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body soap or washes, shaving soap, razors, and deodorants. We also thank all the parishioners who regularly put personal care items in their food donation bags.

Invitation for All Parish Ministers:
Parish staffs—those involved in faith formation, music, and other aspects of ministry (liturgical ministers) are invited for a time of nourishment, refreshment, and renewal at Notre Dame Retreat House, 5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, on Wednesday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The theme of the day is “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry.” For more information and to register by May 4, please contact Betsy McDermott 585-328-3228, extension 1287. The cost varies from $40 for one parish minister to $25 for four or more parish ministers.

Day Retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House:
There will be a day retreat on the theme of “Be still and know that I am God,” at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY) on Tuesday, May 15, presented by Dr. Joseph Kelly, professor of Hebrew Scriptures at St. Bernard’s Seminary. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee, followed by the conference and includes lunch. It concludes at 3:00 p.m. following a reconciliation Mass. The cost is $25. To register, call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com

Notre Dame High School’s MayFEST:
Notre Dame High School is currently seeking a wide variety of craft vendors for MayFEST, which will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. MayFEST is an annual event that seeks to provide a variety of events, games, and entertainment for people of all ages. Interested applicants may download an application at: www.notredamehighschool.com. Questions may be directed to: Tracy Brunton at 607-734-2267 ext. 325. Notre Dame High School is located at 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY.

STEPS in Seneca County:
Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) is a neighborhood health improvement initiative of the S2AY Rural Health Network funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. The residents of the four South Seneca towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus determine STEPS’s focused projects. Everyone is welcome to join in to encourage that every individual in our community reach high levels of social, economic, and personal health. A STEPS sustainability forum, “Exploring Community Well-being Now and for Our Future,” to which all are invited, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria in Interlaken, from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. The topics will include: “Where We Are,” “Assets and Vulnerabilities,” “Farms and Gardens,” “Lakes and Wildlife,” “Village,” “Towns,” and “Citizen Role.” Supper and childcare is provided. Supper is 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. with childcare beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register today at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County events page or phone 607 403 0069.

sp1725bi_4cPriesthood Vocations:
Join a gathering of young adult Catholic men ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood and have been encouraged by their pastor, parish, family, and friends to pursue the call to the ordained priesthood. The event: “24 Hours With The Lord” will take place June 1–2. For more information contact: Fr. Peter Van Lieshout at fr.peter.vanlieshout@dor.org or phone 315 462 2961.\

Sharing the Light Award Dinner
The Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes sponsors the “Sharing the Light” award dinner to honor those who give so much of their time and talent to the betterment of our community. This year, our parishioner, Phyllis Motill, will be one of the recipients of the award. The event, at $50 per person, will take place Thursday, June 14, at the Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information phone Rhonda at 315 789 2686 X 104. Register on website at https://www.catholiccharitiesfl.org.

Easter Duty:
“All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” (Church Law #920) In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 27).

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

Cancer Services Program:
The program is available for residents of Cortland and Tompkins Counties. It provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and for men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings, and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For further information: 607-758-5523 or 1-866-442-2262

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Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

May 6, 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Tim Davis (for Lynne Stager) and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Patty Messmer, Mark Scibilia-Carver, Joan Hogan

May 10, Solemnity of the Ascension, 7 p.m.:
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mary Szymanski, Cathy DelSignore, Mark Scibilia-Carver

May 13, 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

5/5/18 5/10/18Volunteers

Needed

12 pm

5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1

 

Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2

 

Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1

 

Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2

 

Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3

 

Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
6/23/18 6/30/18 7/7/18 7/14/18 7/21/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/11/18
Lector 1

 

Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2

 

Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1

 

Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2

 

Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3

 

Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

May 2018:

(forthcoming)

 

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Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ April 29, 2018

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First reading:
The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace. It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord, and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit it grew in numbers. (Acts 9:31)

Psalm:
I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people. (Ps. 22)

Second reading:
Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. (1 Jn. 3:18)

Gospel:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.” (Jn. 15:1-2)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
“Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” Real love, especially unconditional love, cannot exist apart from action. We are called to bear much fruit and become Jesus’s disciples. We live in a world that is suffering so badly. By our actions and the way we organize our lives, we can model the Gospel values that many no longer see as important. We can be healers who put mercy into action. We can choose to unconditionally respect human life and challenge those who do not. We can live nonviolent lives, resist the lust for power, and avoid greed in all its forms. It is difficult to live the Gospel message of love. We will often be met with rejection. We need to allow God to prune away everything that makes it difficult to love. Then we have to take the risk and call others to a higher standard, no matter the price.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“I think that if any good thing shall go forward, something must be adventured.” ~St. Thomas More


Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (May 1 and May 15). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (May 14 and May 28)
  • Book Discussion: Becoming a Person of Mercy by Max Oliva S.J. at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesdays at St. James the Apostle
  • Small-group Retreat: “33 Days to Morning Glory,” through May 29, from 6:50–8:30 p.m., in the Holy Cross parish house
  • Faith Formation Class: April 29, beginning with the 9:00 a.m. Mass in St. James the Apostle
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Course: at the First Baptist Church in Trumansburg on April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Preparing Your Legacy: May 1, 7:00–9:00 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena parish hall
  • First Communion: May 6 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle
  • Renewing Wedding Vows: May 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart cathedral with Bishop Matano
  • Ascension Thursday: May 10 is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and is a holy day of obligation.
  • STEPS Sustainability Forum: May 15, in the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Liturgical Minister Invitation: “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry” at Notre Dame Retreat Center, on May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Pentecost Brunch: May 20 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross church parish house. Please bring a dish to pass.
  • Priesthood Vocation: For Catholic men, ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood, “24 Hours with the Lord,” will take place June 1–2

First_Communion_4cFirst Holy Communion:
On May 6, Nicholas Haynes, Isla Landon, Auggie Mullins, and Jordan Staples will celebrate, for the first time, the reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus in Holy Communion at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. We praise their parents and teachers for preparing them for this most sacred event.

Catholic Home Missions Appeal:USCCB_CHMA18_4x5_Ad_EN_4c
Support the Catholic Home Missions appeal today! Right now, over forty percent of dioceses in the United States are considered home mission territory because they are unable to fund the essential pastoral work needed in their communities. Your support funds programs, such as religious education, seminary formation, and lay ministry training, to build vibrant faith communities right here in the United States. Please be generous. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions.

Second Collections:
Beginning this weekend the second collection will be taken up following the first collection. An announcement of the second collection will take place at the end of the general intercessions (prayer of the faithful).

Rice Bowl:
Parishioners who participated in the Lenten Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl project are asked to return the rice bowls to the church as soon as possible. Thank you.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed:
Trumansburg Food Pantry relies on help from our parish during the months of April and May (April 30 and May 14 and 28). There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of St. James church. Please consider helping during this limited time when the food pantry relies on our parish for volunteers.

Church Cleaners for St. Francis Solanus:
A request is going out for willing and able volunteers to help clean the church. A sign-up sheet has been placed in the foyer of the church together with a job description. Please help.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events:
Civilians who find themselves in an active shooter event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. A nationally recognized course is being offered to civilians to equip people with response strategies to save lives and mitigate the effects of these horrific incidences. The course, sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC), will be given at the First Baptist Church in Trumansburg on Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. and will be led by Lt. Schell of the Seneca County sheriff’s office. This course is generally completed in approximately three hours. Everyone is invited.

Old toolsFlowers for the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Each weekend of May families and parishioners are invited to honor Mary by bringing flowers to be placed at the statue of Mary during the beginning of Mass. There is a sign-up sheet in each of the churches for weekly sign-ups. Flowers can be from your garden or purchased. Please consider honoring Mary in this special way.

Mass Schedule for Ascension Thursday:
May 10 is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and is a holy day of obligation. The times and places of the Masses on that day are: 9:00 a.m. at Holy Cross in Ovid, 12:15 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken, and 7:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg.

Pentecost Brunch:
There will be a dish to pass brunch on Sunday, May 20, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross church parish house. There will be a sign-up sheet in the ramp entrance. You can bring your dish to pass items to the parish house before Mass that day. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Sinkiewicz at 869 2285.

Personal Care Products Collection:
During the month of May we are asking all parishioners for donations of personal care items for the clients of our local food pantries. While many personal care items are donated to the food pantries throughout the year, during the month of May additional attention is being paid to these items as being needed on a constant basis. These items are apparently not covered by SNAP/Food Stamps. We also thank all the parishioners who put personal care items in their food donation bags. Personal care products that are needed include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body soap or washes, shaving soap, razors, and deodorants. This special collection will be held only during the month of May, ending on May 27.

sp1725bi_4cPriesthood Vocations:
Join a gathering of young adult Catholic men ages 17–35, who have expressed interest in the priesthood and have been encouraged by their pastor, parish, family, and friends to pursue the call to the ordained priesthood. The event: “24 Hours With The Lord” will take place June 1–2. For more information contact: Fr. Peter Van Lieshout at fr.peter.vanlieshout@dor.org or phone 315 462 2961.

Advancing the Kingdom of God:
On Pentecost Sunday weekend, May 19 and 20, Tony Magliano, an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist, will give a brief address after the final prayer of the Mass. His theme will highlight the prophetic baptismal call given to every Christian to transform society’s structures of sin, which oppress the poor and vulnerable, into structures of justice, love, and peace.

Preparing Your Legacy:
Are you prepared for the future? Who will make your health decisions if you can’t? Have you protected your estate from excess taxes? Have you considered what legacy you’ll leave to support the causes you care about? Join Catholic Charities for an evening of important and timely information presented by Kim Rothman, estate-planning attorney from Miler Mayer LLP on Tuesday, May 1, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish hall, (309 Siena Drive, Ithaca). It’s not too soon, or too late, to think about how to support the future of your family and your community.

Invitation for All Parish Ministers:
Parish staffs—those involved in faith formation, music, and other aspects of ministry (liturgical ministers) are invited for a time of nourishment, refreshment, and renewal at Notre Dame Retreat Center, 5151 Foster Rd. Canandaigua on Wednesday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The theme of the day is “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry.” For more information and to register by May 4, please contact Betsy McDermott 585-328-3228, extension 1287. The cost varies from $40 for one parish minister to $25 for four or more parish ministers.

Food Pantry Opportunity:
The Trumansburg Food Pantry is looking for a volunteer evening site manager. The evening distribution runs from 5:15–6:00 p.m. The site manager should plan to be at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church (TUMC) from approximately 4:50–6:15 p.m. every other Monday evening. Duties include putting out the cold products; assigning the volunteers their places; answering volunteer questions; greeting clients; restocking foods; assisting volunteers in teardown/putting food away; making sure signs are brought in from the outside; breaking down/recycling the empty boxes off site; and making sure chairs and tables are put away, and all doors to the church are locked. If you haven’t been involved with the Food Pantry, training will be provided. Thank you for considering this important volunteer role in our community. If you are interested in this position, please contact Anne Haus at: ahaus1@twcny.rr.com, or 607-387-5384.

STEPS in Seneca County:
Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) is a neighborhood health improvement initiative of the S2AY Rural Health Network funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. The residents of the four South Seneca towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus determine STEPS’s focused projects. Everyone is welcome to join in to encourage that every individual in our community reach high levels of social, economic, and personal health. A STEPS sustainability forum, “Exploring Community Well-being Now and for Our Future,” to which all are invited, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria in Interlaken, from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. The topics will include: “Where We Are,” “Assets and Vulnerabilities,” “Farms and Gardens,” “Lakes and Wildlife,” “Village,” “Towns,” and “Citizen Role.” Supper and childcare is provided. Supper is 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. with childcare beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register today at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County events page or phone 607 403 0069.

Easter Duty:
“All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” (Church Law #920) In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 27).

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

Cancer Services Program:
The program is available for residents of Cortland and Tompkins Counties. It provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and for men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings, and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For further information: 607-758-5523 or 1-866-442-2262


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“He has been raised; he is not here.
Behold the place where they laid him.” (Mk. 16:6)


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

April 29, 9:00 a.m. (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Mark Scibilia-Carver, Cathy DelSignore

May 6, 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Tim Davis (for Lynne Stager) and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Patty Messmer, Mark Scibilia-Carver, Joan Hogan


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

April 28
Lectors: 1. Barbara Willers, 2. Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Ministers: 1. Carol Kuklo, 2. Patti Perry, 3. Marianne Dendis

5/5/18 5/10/18Volunteers

Needed

12 pm

5/12/18 5/19/18 5/26/18 6/2/18 6/9/18 6/16/18
Lector 1

 

Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke Scott Hamula Sheila Haddad Gerry Messmer Kathleen Rourke
Lector 2

 

Marie Roloson Millie Messmer Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Millie Messmer Barb Willers
Extraordinary Min. 1

 

Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 2

 

Mary Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson
Extraordinary Min. 3

 

Robin Hamula Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Patti Perry Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Robin Hamula
6/23/18 6/30/18 7/7/18 7/14/18 7/21/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/11/18
Lector 1

 

Scott Hamula Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Scott Hamula Kathleen Rourke Gerry Messmer Ann Buddle Sheila Haddad
Lector 2

 

Kathleen Rourke Barb Willers Marie Roloson Barb Willers Sheila Haddad Millie Messmer Marie Roloson Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Min. 1

 

Robin Hamula Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula Millie Messmer Kathleen Rourke Millie Messmer Robin Hamula
Extraordinary Min. 2

 

Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry Lee Davidson Patti Perry
Extraordinary Min. 3

 

Mary Davidson Millie Messmer Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson Mary Davidson Marie Roloson

#1 on the schedule distributes the host. Also sets up for Communion and cleans up.

#2 and #3 on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

4/22/18-JW


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

April 2018:

4/29/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 P. Schrimer
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 T. Humulock
Lector 2 M. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 1 S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 D. Brandow
Extraordinary Min 3 A. Calice
2 Collections
Usher 1 (Lead) S. Brandow
Usher 2 A. Reagan
Usher 3 P. Marrella
Usher 4
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Fourth Sunday of Easter / Good Shepherd Sunday ~ April 22, 2018

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First reading:
“It was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in his name this man stands before you healed.” (Acts 4:10B)

Psalm:
The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. (Ps. 118)

Second reading:
Beloved: See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. (1 Jn. 3:1A)

Gospel:
“I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.” (Jn. 10:14-15)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
There is something comforting about knowing that we are in someone’s care. Children can feel this most easily when surrounded by the embrace of a mother or father. All is well. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. We don’t have to figure out all of the complexities of life. All we need to do is allow Jesus to be the true shepherd of our lives: to point us in the right direction, lead us to the best pasture, and keep us safe from harm. So many things in the world can hurt us, and we can quickly find that we are on the road to despair. Keeping focused on Jesus, remaining close to him, allows us to develop the gifts and talents God has given us and discover the key to true happiness. Jesus welcomes me with all of my doubts and fears, limitations and sins.
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Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“What did not lie in my plan lay in God’s plan … from God’s perspective—nothing is accidental.” ~St. Edith Stein

World Day of Prayer for Vocations:
On April 22 the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life? Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead. Keep your parish priests in your prayers throughout the week. Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.


Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (May 1 and May 15). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (April 30 and May 14)
  • Book Discussion: Becoming a Person of Mercy by Max Oliva S.J. at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesdays at St. James the Apostle
  • Guest Speaker: Marlies Adams Di Range, author of Queen of the Bremen, will speak at the Parish Center (former St. Mary School) in Waterloo on April 22 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Small-group Retreat: “33 Days to Morning Glory,” beginning April 24 through May 29, from 6:50–8:30 p.m., Holy Cross parish house
  • Annual Diocesan Social Ministry Conference: on April 26 at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua
  • Parish Dinner Dance: “Spring Fling” on April 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Trumansburg
  • Faith Formation Class: April 29, beginning with the 9:00 a.m. Mass in St. James the Apostle
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Course: at the First Baptist Church in Trumansburg on April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Renewing Wedding Vows: May 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart cathedral with Bishop Matano
  • STEPS Sustainability Forum: May 15, in the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Liturgical Minister Invitation: “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry” at Notre Dame Retreat Center, on May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Funeral:
On April 11 there was a funeral Mass at Holy Cross church for Victor F. Skozewski, who died on April 7, 2018, at the age of 92.

Baptism:
Cecilia Madison was baptized on April 14, 2018, at St. James the Apostle church.

Glove House:
Kathleen Carney is a home finder/caseworker for foster care and adoptive parents with Glove House, Inc. in Waterloo, N.Y. Their mission is to find good people who are willing and able to take care of children who are in need. Ms. Carney will be speaking in area churches to provide insight and information regarding this crucial need in our community. At the end of the Masses this weekend Ms. Carney will give a brief presentation on the need for foster/adoptive parents.

Catholic Home Missions Appeal:
Next week, we will take up a collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Right now, over forty percent of dioceses in the United States are considered home mission territory because they are unable to fund the essential pastoral work needed in their communities. Your support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions.

2017–2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
Our given parish goal is $30,549. As of April 10, 135 households in our parish have pledged $28,848, which represents 94.43 % of the goal. A “thank you” to all who have supported this necessary diocesan appeal that benefits our parish in many ways. If you have not made a pledge, there are pledge envelopes in the foyer of the churches. Please help us reach our goal.

Second Collections:
Beginning the weekend of April 29 the second collection will be taken up following the first collection. An announcement of the second collection will take place at the end of the general intercessions (prayer of the faithful).

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed:
Trumansburg Food Pantry relies on help from our parish during the months of April and May (April 30 and May 14 and 28). There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of St. James church. Please consider helping during this limited time when the food pantry relies on our parish for volunteers.

Screen Shot top half of flyerParish Dinner Dance:
Please make plans to attend the parish dinner dance, “Spring Fling,” scheduled for Saturday evening, April 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Trumansburg. Music will be provided by the Tarps. Cost: adults are $25.00 and children under the age of ten are free. At the “Spring Fling” dinner dance our parish will express gratitude to the following people for the many years they have contributed and shared their musical talent at parish liturgies: Ronnie Fairclough, Patricia Guinan, Sandy Huhn, and Teresa Kenney. We will also recognize Lena Douglas (deceased) for her fifty years as sacristan at St. James the Apostle. Tickets can be purchased after each weekend Mass and at the parish office.

Faith Formation Class:
For parish students in grades 1–7, faith formation classes will be held on Sunday, April 29, beginning with the 9:00 a.m. Mass in St. James the Apostle church.

Church Cleaners for St. Francis Solanus:
A request is going out for willing and able volunteers to help clean the church. A sign-up sheet has been placed in the foyer of the church together with a job description. Please help.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events:
Civilians who find themselves in an active shooter event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. A nationally recognized course is being offered to civilians to equip people with response strategies to save lives and mitigate the effects of these horrific incidences. The course, sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC), will be given at the First Baptist Church in Trumansburg on Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. and will be led by Lt. Schell of the Seneca County sheriff’s office. This course is generally completed in approximately three hours. Everyone is invited.

Average Mass Attendance in March:
In March of this year, on an average, 54 people attended the 5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Solanus. During that same month there were an average of 115 people at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle and 74 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross church.

Waterloo Parish Speaker:
Marlies Adams Di Range, author of Queen of the Bremen, will be a guest speaker at the Parish Center (former St. Mary School), 35 Center St, in Waterloo on Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. Her talk will be based on her true-life experiences of a seven-year struggle to stay alive in Germany during World War II. After her talk, she will gladly sign a copy of her book, which will be sold for $20 (less than on Amazon). There will be light refreshments. This event is free.

Invitation for All Parish Ministers:
Parish staffs—those involved in faith formation, music, and other aspects of ministry (liturgical ministers) are invited for a time of nourishment, refreshment, and renewal at Notre Dame Retreat Center, 5151 Foster Rd. Canandaigua on Wednesday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The theme of the day is “Transforming Prayer: The Heart of Ministry.” For more information and to register by May 4, please contact Betsy McDermott 585-328-3228, extension 1287. The cost varies from $40 for one parish minister to $25 for four or more parish ministers.

Food Pantry Opportunity:
The Trumansburg Food Pantry is looking for a volunteer evening site manager. The evening distribution runs from 5:15–6:00 p.m. The site manager should plan to be at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church (TUMC) from approximately 4:50–6:15 p.m. every other Monday evening. Duties include putting out the cold products; assigning the volunteers their places; answering volunteer questions; greeting clients; restocking foods; assisting volunteers in teardown/putting food away; making sure signs are brought in from the outside; breaking down/recycling the empty boxes off site; and making sure chairs and tables are put away, and all doors to the church are locked. If you haven’t been involved with the Food Pantry, training will be provided. Thank you for considering this important volunteer role in our community. If you are interested in this position, please contact Anne Haus at: ahaus1@twcny.rr.com, or 607-387-5384.

STEPS in Seneca County:
Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) is a neighborhood health improvement initiative of the S2AY Rural Health Network funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. The residents of the four South Seneca towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus determine STEPS’s focused projects. Everyone is welcome to join in to encourage that every individual in our community reach high levels of social, economic, and personal health. A STEPS sustainability forum, “Exploring Community Well-being Now and for Our Future,” to which all are invited, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria in Interlaken, from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. The topics will include: “Where We Are,” “Assets and Vulnerabilities,” “Farms and Gardens,” “Lakes and Wildlife,” “Village,” “Towns,” and “Citizen Role.” Supper and childcare is provided. Supper is 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. with childcare beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register today at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County events page or phone 607 403 0069.

Easter Duty:
“All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” (Church Law #920) In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 27).

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

Cancer Services Program:
The program is available for residents of Cortland and Tompkins Counties. It provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and for men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings, and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For further information: 607-758-5523 or 1-866-442-2262


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“He has been raised; he is not here.
Behold the place where they laid him.” (Mk. 16:6)


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

April 22, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Tim Davis and Lynne Stager
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle, Cathy DelSignore

April 29, 9:00 a.m. (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Mark Scibilia-Carver, Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

April 21
Lectors: 1. Gerry Messmer, 2. Carol Kuklo
Extraordinary Ministers: 1. Millie Messmer, 2. Mary Davidson, 3. Lee Davidson

April 28
Lectors: 1. Barbara Willers, 2. Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Ministers: 1. Carol Kuklo, 2. Patti Perry, 3. Marianne Dendis


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

April 2018:

4/22/18 4/29/18
Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank P. Schrimer
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Leidefrost° T. Humulock
Lector 2 K. Knapp M. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 M. Frank D. Brandow
Extraordinary Min 3 P. Schrimer A. Calice
2 Collections
Usher 1 (Lead) A. Reagan S. Brandow
Usher 2 P. Marrella A. Reagan
Usher 3 S. Limoncelli P. Marrella
Usher 4
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Third Sunday of Easter ~ April 15, 2018

Year of the Eucharist: June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First reading:
“The author of life you put to death, but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.” (Acts 3:15)

Psalm:
Lord, let your face shine on us. (Ps. 4)

Second reading:
He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world. (1 Jn. 2:2)

Gospel:
He said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled. You are witnesses of these things.” (Lk. 24:44, 48)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Why are you troubled? Life can easily get the best of us. Anxiety, worry, doubt, and uneasiness are just some of the things that can trouble our hearts. Often we are troubled about temporal things. Sometimes our faith troubles us and we wonder where God may be. If we allow Jesus to open our minds so we can understand the Scriptures and the significance of his passion, death, and resurrection, we can begin to trust that God’s plan includes something much more than the current concern of our minds. Jesus can then become a light of revelation who helps us keep our lives in perspective and persevere.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” ~Oscar Romero


Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: Ovid Federated church on Mondays, 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (April 17 and May 1). The food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (April 16 and April 30)
  • Book Discussion: Becoming a Person of Mercy by Max Oliva S.J. at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesdays at St. James the Apostle
  • Day Retreat: April 17 at Notre Dame Retreat House from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Visiting Day for Prospective Students: on April 18 at Notre Dame High School, Elmira
  • Small-group Retreat: “33 Days to Morning Glory,” beginning April 24 through May 29, from 6:50–8:30 p.m., Holy Cross parish house
  • Annual Diocesan Social Ministry Conference: on April 26 at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua.
  • Parish Dinner Dance: “Spring Fling” on April 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Trumansburg.
  • Faith Formation Class: April 29, beginning with the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle.
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Course: at the First Baptist Church in Trumansburg on April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Renewing Wedding Vows: Sunday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart cathedral with Bishop Matano
  • STEPS Sustainability Forum: May 15, in the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

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Special Thanks:
The Easter Triduum liturgical services (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) were most beautiful due to the Liturgical Planning Committee, church decorators, ushers, musicians, choir, cantors, altar servers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, and to those who scheduled the ministers for each liturgy. The parish is indebted to you all for the time and energy given. “Thanks” also to all who came to participate in these unique liturgical celebrations—your participation was inspirational. You are all a blessing to our parish. May God reward you many times over for the great service given to the parish.

Glove House:
Kathleen Carney is a home finder/caseworker for foster care and adoptive parents with Glove House, Inc. in Waterloo, NY. Their mission to find good people who are willing and able to take care of children who are in need. Ms. Carney will be speaking in area churches to provide insight and information regarding this crucial need in our community. At the end of the Masses next weekend, Ms. Carney will give a brief presentation on the need for foster/adoptive parents.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed:
Trumansburg Food Pantry relies on help from our parish during the months of April and May (April 16 and 30, and May 14 and 28). There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of St. James church. Please consider helping during this limited time when the food pantry relies on our parish for volunteers.

Screen Shot top half of flyerParish Dinner Dance:
Please make plans to attend the parish dinner dance, “Spring Fling,” scheduled for Saturday evening, April 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Trumansburg. Music will be provided by the Tarps. Cost: adults are $25.00 and children under the age of ten are free. At the “Spring Fling” dinner dance our parish will express gratitude to the following people for the many years they have contributed and shared their musical talent at parish liturgies: Ronnie Fairclough, Patricia Guinan, Sandy Huhn, and Teresa Kenney. We will also recognize Lena Douglas (deceased) for her fifty years as sacristan at St. James the Apostle. Tickets can be purchased after each weekend Mass and at the Parish Office.

Faith Formation Class:
For parish students in grades 1–7, faith formation classes will be held on Sunday, April 29, beginning with the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle church.

Second Collections:
Beginning the weekend of April 29 the second collections will be taken up following the first collection. An announcement of the second collection will take place at the end of the general intercessions (prayer of the faithful).

Church Cleaners for St. Francis Solanus:
A request is going out for willing and able volunteers to help clean the church. A sign-up sheet has been placed in the foyer of the church together with a job description. Please help.

Food Pantry Opportunity:
The Trumansburg Food Pantry is looking for a volunteer evening site manager. The evening distribution runs from 5:15–6:00 p.m. The site manager should plan to be at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church (TUMC) from approximately 4:50–6:15 p.m. every other Monday evening. Duties include putting out the cold products; assigning the volunteers their places; answering volunteer questions; greeting clients; restocking foods; assisting volunteers in teardown/putting food away; making sure signs are brought in from the outside; breaking down/recycling the empty boxes off site; and making sure chairs and tables are put away, and all doors to the church are locked. If you haven’t been involved with the Food Pantry, training will be provided. Thank you for considering this important volunteer role in our community. If you are interested in this position, please contact Anne Haus at: ahaus1@twcny.rr.com, or 607-387-5384.

2017–2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
Our given parish goal is $30,549. As of April 6, 135 households in our parish have pledged $28,848, which represents 94.43 % of the goal. A “thank you” to all who have supported this necessary diocesan appeal that benefits our parish in many ways. If you have not made a pledge, there are pledge envelopes in the foyer of the churches. Please help us reach our goal.

Celebrate Easter Season:
There is a day retreat on “How Much Does God Love You?” at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua) on April 17 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. This will be presented by Fr. Frank Jones, C.Ss.R., rector/director of Notre Dame Retreat House. The day includes morning coffee, conference, lunch, reconciliation, and Mass. There is a $25.00 fee. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register.

Easter Duty:
“All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” (Church Law #920) In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 27).

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events:
Civilians who find themselves in an active shooter event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. A nationally recognized course is being offered to civilians to equip people with response strategies to save lives and mitigate the effects of these horrific incidences. The course, sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC), will be given at the First Baptist Church in Trumansburg on Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. and will be led by Lt. Schell of the Seneca County sheriff’s office. This course is generally completed in approximately three hours. Everyone is invited.

Visiting Day for Prospective Students:
Curious to find out what Notre Dame High School has to offer your student in grades 7–12? “Visiting Day for Prospective Students” is on Wednesday, April 18, at Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira. Group tours will be offered between 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Prospective families will have the opportunity to learn about academic offerings, the performing and visual arts programs, the school’s co-curricular activities, and its athletic programs. Space is limited and registration for the tour is required. To reserve your spot, please call 607-734-2267.

Diocesan Social Ministry Conference:
Catholic Charities invites all parishioners to the annual diocesan social ministry conference. For this year of the Eucharist, the conference theme is “The Eucharist Commits Us to Our Neighbors in Need.” Join us on Thursday, April 26, starting with Mass at 11:00 a.m., lunch and program from noon until 5:00 p.m., at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua. Workshops and discussions on current social concerns will include the opioid crisis, refugees and immigrants, life issues, and anti-hunger advocacy, plus social ministry success stories from parishes in the Diocese of Rochester. $20 registration fee includes lunch and materials. Carpooling from Tompkins County is available. To register, contact Laurie at 607-272-5062 ext. 12 or LKonwinski@dor.org. Registration deadline is Friday, April 20.

Free Family Movie Night:042216_EarthDay_1_4c
Catholic Daughters from Geneva, Waterloo, and Seneca Falls will sponsor free movies once a month. Their new project will begin April 13 at the Ministry Center, 35 Center St. in Waterloo with the movie, The Lorax, to celebrate April’s Earth Day. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. and free popcorn will be available. Children will need a towel or small rug so they can watch while sitting on the floor and at least one adult must stay with their family. For more information contact 315-539-8006 or kathynasal1968@gmail.com.

STEPS in Seneca County:
Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) is a neighborhood health improvement initiative of the S2AY Rural Health Network funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. The residents of the four South Seneca towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus determine STEPS’s focused projects. Everyone is welcome to join in to encourage that every individual in our community reach high levels of social, economic, and personal health. A STEPS sustainability forum, “Exploring Community Well-being Now and for Our Future,” to which all are invited, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at the South Seneca Elementary School cafeteria in Interlaken, from 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. The topics will include: “Where We Are,” “Assets and Vulnerabilities,” “Farms and Gardens,” “Lakes and Wildlife,” “Village,” “Towns,” and “Citizen Role.” Supper and childcare is provided. Supper is 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. with childcare beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register today at www:senecacountycce.org or phone 607 403 0069.

Diocese of Rochester Permanent Diaconate:
The deacon is a man of faith, called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He makes a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. The diocese is inviting interested men who may wish to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon, to first speak with their pastor for an initial conversation. For additional information they may also contact Deacon Edward Giblin, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at edward.giblin@dor.org. A potential candidate must be at least 35 years old and no older than 62 at the time of ordination after a five (5) year period of formation. He must be in good health, emotionally mature, have stable relationships, and have the wholehearted support of his wife (if married) and family to enter the phase of inquiry. The parish community is asked as well to invite from among its members men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

The Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This organization provides rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you need a ride phone 315–333–2179 or email SenecaCountyTransportaitoncorp@gmail.com.

Cancer Services Program:
The program is available for residents of Cortland and Tompkins Counties. It provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and for men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings, and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For further information: 607-758-5523 or 1-866-442-2262


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“He has been raised; he is not here.
Behold the place where they laid him.” (Mk. 16:6)


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

April 15, 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom and Beth Duff, Debbie Short

April 22, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Tim Davis and Lynne Stager
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle, Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church

April 14
Lectors: 1. Sheila Haddad, 2. Scott Hamula
Extraordinary Ministers: 1. Marianne Dendis, 2. Robin Hamula, 3. Kathleen Rourke

April 21
Lectors: 1. Gerry Messmer, 2. Carol Kuklo
Extraordinary Ministers: 1. Millie Messmer, 2. Mary Davidson, 3. Lee Davidson


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

April 2018:

4/15/18 4/22/18 4/29/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 M. Humulock G. Frank P. Schrimer
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 P. Motill J. Leidefrost° T. Humulock
Lector 2 N. Shumway K. Knapp M. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 1 G. Frank L.A. Fox S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 T. Humulock M. Frank D. Brandow
Extraordinary Min 3 L.A. Fox P. Schrimer A. Calice
2 Collections
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor A. Reagan S. Brandow
Usher 2 S. Limoncelli P. Marrella A. Reagan
Usher 3 J. Swanson S. Limoncelli P. Marrella
Usher 4

 

 

 

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