Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 19, 2018

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“Let whoever is simple turn in here.” To the one who lacks understanding, she says, “Come, eat of my food.” (Prv. 9:4-5a)

Psalm:
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. (Ps. 34)

Second reading:
Therefore, do not continue in ignorance, but try to understand what is the will of the Lord. (Eph. 5:17)

Gospel:
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.” (Jn. 6:54)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
“Show me what is physically different between a host that is consecrated and one that is not.” These are words that can be heard on the lips of anyone struggling with faith. Perhaps, they are heard on yours. Physical tests will reveal no difference. The difference is seen through faith. In one sense, it is simple. Either we believe that the risen Christ is present—soul and divinity—or we do not. The fruits of faith are the proof. In the Eucharist, God enters into the very depths of who we are. However, it is our choice whether we ignore what He does or act fully upon it. The Eucharist can change us. When people see that we are different, they in turn will themselves believe.

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. (August 21). 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. (August 20). The food pantry in Trumansburg will not be open on Labor Day.
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • The French Boys Choir Concert: at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca on August 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Benefit for Notre Dame HS Bus: chicken barbeque dinner on August 22 from 5:30 p.m. or until the chicken is gone at St. Catherine of Siena’s Mahler Hall
  • Preventing Suicides: “Talk Saves Lives” on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus.
  • Meetings for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: August 23 at 7:00 p.m. or September 15 at 11:00 a.m. Both are being held at St. Francis church.
  • Coffee Hour at St. James: September 2 after Mass
  • Breakfast by the Rochester chapter of Magnificat: at the Diplomat on 1 Diplomat Way in Rochester on September 8 from at 8:30 a.m. until noon.
  • Come and See Discernment Weekends: September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston.
  • Parish Picnic:September 9 at the St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken

Baptisms:
Benjamin and Nico Aguilera were baptized in St. Francis Solanus church on August 4. Officiating was Rev. Jesus Flores-Rivera.

Parish Picnic:
Sunday, September 9, is the parish picnic marking the celebration of our parish patronal feast: Mary, Mother of Mercy. The celebration will be held on the grounds of St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken. Parishioners are asked to please mark their calendars and plan to be present.

Prayer Request Book:
A prayer intention book is now located in the foyer of the parish churches. If you have a particular intention to pray for feel free to write the intention in the book. For privacy issues people are encouraged not to record other people’s last names. If the prayer request is for yourself then you can make the judgment as to whether or not to list your full name. Please try to keep the reasons for a prayer requests as general as possible. Our parishioners will keep these intentions in their prayers and also when we gather as a parish family.

Coffee Hours at St. James:
In order to share the good work of the Knights of Columbus and recruit new members, the local Knights Council is sponsoring coffee hours at St. James on the first Sunday of September, October, and November. The coffee hour will be held in the Pine Room after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. For more information or to contribute baked goods, please email Grand Knight Mike Barry at ideasink1@gmail.com.

Donate Online:
Online giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support your parish. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure. If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit our website at https://marymotherofmercy.weshareonline.org/ and click on “Giving.” Follow the instructions you will see on that page. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email our business manager, Eileen Heptig, at Eileen.heptig@dor.org

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
There will be a meeting for all parish Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to review the procedures for the distribution of Holy Communion. As happens, over a period of time, not everyone is following the same procedures that are expected to be the same for each church in the parish. Eucharistic ministers are encouraged to plan and attend one of the following gatherings: this Thursday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. Both gatherings will take place at the parish center, St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken.

July Average Mass Attendance:
During the month of July, 2018, the number of parishioners at the 5:00 p.m. Mass averaged 69; at the 9:00 a.m. Mass there were on average 137 parishioners in attendance; there were 123 on average attending the 10:30 a.m. Mass. A reminder: “Catholics invite Catholics to come to Mass on the Lord’s Day in the Lord’s house.” Invite and bring them with you.

Bishops’ Call for a Pro-Life Novena:
The U.S. bishops are asking all people of good will to join with them each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, from August 3 to September 28. To participate in the Novena and call to prayer sign up at www.usccb.org/pray. By any measure, the Roe decision has been a heartbreaking failure, taken millions of innocent lives and demonstrably divided the country for decades. The bishops urge all to join in the Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life at this critical time. Additional Novena prayer and education materials are accessible online.

Notre Dame High School Announces Busing Option:
Considering a Catholic education for your student? Notre Dame High School in Elmira is pleased to offer a busing option to students in grades pre-k through grade 6 and high school students in grades 7–12, making a Catholic education a viable option for students residing in Ithaca and the surrounding areas. The Ithaca bus will transport students from the Plain Street entrance of the former Immaculate Conception School (between Buffalo and Court Street) to St. Mary Our Mother Elementary School (pre-k through grade 6) and to Notre Dame High School (grades 7–12). For more information regarding St. Mary Our Mother School contact Jean Yorio at 607-739-9157. For information regarding Notre Dame High School contact Michelle Barkley 607-734-2267 x321.

Benefit for Notre Dame Bus:
Fr. Joe, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church and former professional chef, will be cooking a wonderful chicken barbecue dinner on Wednesday, August 22, from 5:30 p.m. or until the chicken is gone at St. Catherine of Siena’s Mahler Hall, (309 Siena Drive, Ithaca). The event is for the support of the Notre Dame High School’s (Grades 7–12) Ithaca bus, which is now also transporting students to St. Mary Our Mother School (pre-k through sixth grade). Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. There will also be a fun raffle with awesome prizes!

Magnificat of Rochester:
The Rochester chapter of Magnificat invites all women to a breakfast on Saturday, September 8. Seating begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at noon. The breakfast will take place at the Diplomat on 1 Diplomat Way off of Lyell Ave. Confessions will be heard at 8 a.m. and also at the end of the program. Reservations are initially $20.00, but after September 1 will be $22.00, and students are $12.00. Registration is required. To register, mail check to: Magnificat Rochester, PO Box 24787, Rochester NY, 14624. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email address. You can also register via PayPal on our website at www.MagnificatRochester.org. For more information: call Kathy Murty at 585-436-1284, or send an email to: MagnificatRochester@frontier.com. Magnificat provides ministry to Catholic women and is approved by the Diocese of Rochester.

Sudden Loss / After Suicide:
Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsors a support group that meets from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Waterloo Library, Waterloo, and on the third Monday of the month at the Ovid Federated Church, Ovid. For more information: www.facebook.com/SenecaSuicideePrevention/ or phone 315 651 0043.

Preventing Suicides:
All are welcome to a presentation called “Talk Saves Lives” scheduled for August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus. The “Talk Saves Lives” presentation contains the nuts and bolts for preventing suicides.

Discernment Weekends:
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary invite men to two “Come and See Discernment Weekends.” The first will be held on September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and a second will be held November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston. For further information go to www.capuchin.org/vocations, phone 603 836 4063, or email: frmarvinofmcap@gmail.com.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

August 19, 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short

August 26, 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, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

August 18, 2018 (Third Weekend): (Begin new schedule)
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

August 25, 2018 (Fourth Weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Patti Perry, Cathy DelSignore, Marie Roloson

NOTES:

  • Saturday Mass depends on the Sunday calendar date. If Sunday is the first day of the month then the Saturday Vigil Mass will be considered a “First weekend.”
  • Everyone is asked to find a substitute if they cannot serve at an assigned Mass
  • First named EM on the schedule distributes the host and also sets up for Communion and cleans up.
  • The second and third EM on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

8/11/18~KER


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

August 2018

8/5/18 8/12/18 8/19/18 8/26/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 P. Schirmer G. Frank G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 M. Humulock E. Moore L. Kurkchi P. Motill
Lector 2 T. Humulock J. Swanson K. Knapp N. Shumway
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek T. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 S. Limoncelli D. Traphagen M. Frank P. Schirmer
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor T. Humulock J. Taylor G. Frank
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski T. Grasek M. Maleski
Usher 3 P. Marrella P. Marrella S. Limoncelli J. Swanson
Usher 4

 

 

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 12, 2018

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First reading:
He got up, ate, and drank; then strengthened by that food, he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb. (1 Kgs. 19:8b)

Psalm:
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. (Ps. 34)

Second reading:
And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. (Eph. 4:32)

Gospel:
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (Jn. 6:51)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Life can be confusing, and the demands and challenges of everyday life can easily cloud our vision. We can become tired. Because of all of the energy needed to manage our day-to-day routines, our spiritual lives can get neglected. Anger, apathy, bitterness, and competition readily distort our relationships with one another and with God. We are asked to imitate God and to put love, compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and gentleness over all things. We need to develop a strong life of prayer in order to bring balance to our lives and to realize who we really are.

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. (August 21). 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. (August 20). The food pantry in Trumansburg will not be open on Labor Day.
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • Holy Day of Obligation: Feast of the Assumption on August 15
  • Lakeside Retreat: August 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Building and Grounds Committees: Meeting at each church on August 16
  • Summer Religious Education: August 13 through August 17 at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 3:30 p.m.
  • Volunteers are needed: August 16 at the Fayette Fire Hall in Seneca Falls
  • The French Boys Choir Concert: at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca on August 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Preventing Suicides: “Talk Saves Lives” on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus.
  • Coffee Hour at St. James: September 2 after Mass
  • Parish Picnic:September 9 at the St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken
  • Come and See Discernment Weekends: September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston.

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August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is a holy day of obligation. The places and times of the Masses are: 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle; 12:15 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, and 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross. After each Mass there will be a social gathering to enhance the celebration of the feast day.

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary:
Louis and Theresa Iannone will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary at the 5:00 p.m. vigil Mass at St. Francis Solanus this coming Saturday, August 18. They will recite their marriage vows to each other as they did fifty years ago and will receive the anniversary blessing.

Buildings and Grounds Committees:
Thursday of this week (August 16) the three buildings and grounds committees will meet: the Holy Cross committee will meet at 9:15 a.m.; St. Francis Solanus’s committee will meet at 11:00 a.m., and the St. James the Apostle committee will meet at 1:00 p.m.

Raffle for a Side of Beef:
Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes is selling raffle tickets for a side of beef. Raffle tickets may be purchased after each Mass this weekend. Tickets are $20.00 each and the drawing will be held at the annual “Hoedown for Hunger” on September 12. Consider helping Catholic Charities “beef up” their ability to respond to people in need! Follow Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes on Facebook, or go to their website, www.catholiccharitiesfl.org, for more details.

Community Bible Study:
On Sunday, August 19, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, Ellen Moore and Pam Bassette will give a brief presentation regarding community Bible study during the usual announcement time at the end of Mass.

Parish Picnic:
Sunday, September 9, is the parish picnic marking the celebration of our parish patronal feast: Mary, Mother of Mercy. The celebration will be held on the grounds of St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken. Parishioners are asked to please mark their calendars and plan to be present.

Prayer Request Book:
A prayer intention book is now located in the foyer of the parish churches. If you have a particular intention to pray for, feel free to write the intention in the book. Our parishioners will keep these intentions in their prayers and also when we gather as a parish family.

Coffee Hours at St. James:
In order to share the good work of the Knights of Columbus and recruit new members, the local Knights Council is sponsoring coffee hours at St. James on the first Sunday of September, October, and November. The coffee hour will be held in the Pine Room after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. For more information or to contribute baked goods, please email Grand Knight Mike Barry at ideasink1@gmail.com.

Save Time and Donate Online:
Online giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support your parish. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.

With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.

How to enroll in Online Giving:

Parishioners who have registered an email with the parish, please check your email for a message from Eileen.heptig@dor.org with the subject line: “Welcome to The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy-Interlaken, NY on WeShare.” Your login information and temporary password are included in this email.
Or
Visit mayrmotherofmercy.weshareonline.org. You will register with WeShare as you make your first donation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email our business manager, Eileen Heptig, at Eileen.heptig@dor.org.

School Supply Collection:
Fill the BusUnited Way of Seneca County coordinates a countywide effort to help local students through its “Fill the Bus” campaign, which ends on August 16. “Fill the Bus” goal is to provide basic school supplies for students in need. The churches in the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, are among the collection sites. Volunteers are needed on August 16 at the Fayette Fire Hall, 4200 State Route 414, in Seneca Falls to help sort, organize, and deliver supplies to the area schools. Monetary donations are also welcome and checks should be made out to the United Way of Seneca County.

Bishops’ Call for a Pro-Life Novena:
The U.S. bishops are asking all people of good will to join with them each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, from August 3 to September 28. To participate in the Novena and call to prayer sign up at www.usccb.org/pray. By any measure, the Roe decision has been a heartbreaking failure, taken millions of innocent lives and demonstrably divided the country for decades. The bishops urge all to join in the Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life at this critical time. Additional Novena prayer and education materials are accessible at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/take-action-now/call-to-prayer/legal-protection-of-human-life.cfm.

Lakeside Retreat:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center, located on Seneca Lake, is offering a retreat on Wednesday, August 15, to discuss “The Day of Apparitions—God’s Dialogue with His People through His Mother.” This retreat is facilitated by Lena Shipley and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information visit branchescenter.org, phone 716- 901-4313, or email: branches1515@live.com.

Sudden Loss / After Suicide:
Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsors a support group that meets from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Waterloo Library, Waterloo, and on the third Monday of the month at the Ovid Federated Church, Ovid. For more information: www.facebook.com/SenecaSuicideePrevention/ or phone 315 651 0043.

Preventing Suicides:
All are welcome to a presentation called “Talk Saves Lives” scheduled for August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus. The “Talk Saves Lives” presentation contains the nuts and bolts for preventing suicides.

Discernment Weekends:
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary invite men to two “Come and See Discernment Weekends.” The first will be held on September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and a second will be held November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston. For further information go to www.capuchin.org/vocations, phone 603 836 4063, or email: frmarvinofmcap@gmail.com.

Faith, Hope, and Love:
Come, strengthen your roots to grow and bloom in your walk with Christ and others. Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua is offering several weekend retreats for men and women, and one weekend for couples this coming fall based on the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. Join us for an enriching experience. For more information please visit notredameretreat.org or phone 585-394-5700.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

French Boys Choir Concert in Ithaca:
The French Boys Choir from Paris, France, will be performing in concert at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca on Monday, August 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Free donation. Their concerts include music of the sixteenth century and the well-known Hallelujah from Handel, Ave Maria from Gounod, as well as various French musical pieces. This choir of sixteen boys, ranging in age from ten to eighteen years old, is conducted by François Olivier, the Titular of the Choir Organ at the prestigious church St. Eustache at Paris (France).

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

August 12, 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski

August 19, 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Feast day of Assumption at St. James and St. Francis, August 15, 2018
(9 a.m. at St. James, 12:15 at St. Francis, 7 p.m. at Holy Cross)
St. J Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
St. J. EMs: Anne Haus, Mary Szymanski, Cathy DelSignore

St. Fr. Lectors: Gerry & Millie Messmer
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Ministry schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m. ~ Beginning August 19, 2018

August 18, 2018 (Third Weekend): (Begin new schedule)
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

August 25, 2018 (Fourth Weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Patti Perry, Cathy DelSignore, Marie Roloson

NOTES:

  • Saturday Mass depends on the Sunday calendar date. If Sunday is the first day of the month then the Saturday Vigil Mass will be considered a “First weekend.”
  • Everyone is asked to find a substitute if they cannot serve at an assigned Mass
  • First named EM on the schedule distributes the host and also sets up for Communion and cleans up.
  • The second and third EM on the schedule distributes the precious blood.

8/11/18~KER


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

August 2018

8/5/18 8/12/18 8/19/18 8/26/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 P. Schirmer G. Frank G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 M. Humulock E. Moore L. Kurkchi P. Motill
Lector 2 T. Humulock J. Swanson K. Knapp N. Shumway
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek T. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 S. Limoncelli D. Traphagen M. Frank P. Schirmer
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor T. Humulock J. Taylor G. Frank
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski T. Grasek M. Maleski
Usher 3 P. Marrella P. Marrella S. Limoncelli J. Swanson
Usher 4

 

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 5, 2018

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First reading:
“And in the morning you shall have your fill of bread, so that you may know that I, the LORD, am your God.” (Ex. 16:12b)

Psalm:
The Lord gave them bread from heaven. (Ps. 78)

Second reading:
…and to put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth. (Eph. 4:24)

Gospel:
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (Jn. 6:35)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
What can I do to accomplish the works of God? This is a question every Christian must ask. Ultimately, we are asked to be the light of Christ for others. This calls us to be compassionate, forgiving, nonviolent, generous, concerned for the poor, and welcoming to strangers. These are often contrary to what the world values. We are asked to simplify our lives and become less self-focused so that others can share in God’s creation. We need help in order to fulfill this tall order. The Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ, which we celebrate today, is the way we are nourished so that we can fulfill this mission.

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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. (August 7). 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. (August 6).
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Sports and Faith Camp: August 7, from 6:30 p.m.­–8:00 p.m., at the St Francis and St Clair Ministry Center in Waterloo
  • Lakeside Retreats: August 6 and August 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer Religious Education: August 13 through August 17 at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 3:30 p.m.
  • The French Boys Choir Concert: at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca on August 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Preventing Suicides: “Talk Saves Lives” on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus.
  • Parish Picnic:September 9 at the St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken
  • Come and See Discernment Weekends: September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston.
  • Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life: from August 3 to September 28.

Second Collection this Weekend:
Every summer the parishes throughout the United States welcomes missionaries to speak on behalf of their mission and to ask for the parish’s prayers and financial support. This year the Catholic Migrant Ministry in the Diocese of Rochester has been assigned to our parish to speak on behalf of the Missionary Cooperation Plan. Fr. Jesus Flores, coordinator of diocesan migrant ministry, will preside and preach at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 4, and Deacon Marcelo DeRisio will preach on Sunday, August 5, at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Save Time and Donate Online:
Online giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support your parish. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.

With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.

How to enroll in Online Giving:
Parishioners who have registered an email with the parish, please check your email for a message from Eileen.heptig@dor.org with the subject line: “Welcome to The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy-Interlaken, NY on WeShare.” Your login information and temporary password are included in this email.
Or
Visit mayrmotherofmercy.weshareonline.org. You will register with WeShare as you make your first donation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email our business manager, Eileen Heptig, at Eileen.heptig@dor.org.

School Supply Collection:Fill the Bus
United Way of Seneca County coordinates a countywide effort to help local students through its “Fill the Bus” campaign, which runs from July 1 through August 16 of this year. “Fill the Bus” provides the basic supplies that students attending elementary school need to start the year. Collected by individuals, businesses, and local organizations, they are distributed to the local school districts based on enrollment, with each school determining the best way to use the contributions. The churches in the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, are among the collection sites. Volunteers are needed on August 16 at the Fayette Fire Hall, 4200 State Route 414, in Seneca Falls to help sort, organize, and deliver supplies to the area schools. Monetary donations are also welcome and checks should be made out to the United Way of Seneca County.

Bishops’ Call for a Pro-Life Novena:
The U.S. bishops are asking all people of good will to join with them each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, from August 3 to September 28. To participate in the Novena and call to prayer sign up at www.usccb.org/pray. By any measure, the Roe decision has been a heartbreaking failure, taken millions of innocent lives and demonstrably divided the country for decades. The bishops urge all to join in the Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life at this critical time. Additional Novena prayer and education materials are accessible at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/take-action-now/call-to-prayer/legal-protection-of-human-life.cfm.

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

Parish Picnic:
Sunday, September 9, is the parish picnic marking the celebration of our parish patronal feast: Mary, Mother of Mercy. The celebration will be held on the grounds of St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken. Parishioners are asked to please mark their calendars and plan to be present.

Prayer Request Book:
A prayer intention book is now located in the foyer of the parish churches. If you have a particular intention to pray for, feel free to write the intention in the book. Our parishioners will keep these intentions in their prayers and also when we gather as a parish family.

Thank You:
The parish received a letter from Rev. Robert C. Bradler, diocesan director for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith, thanking our parishioners for the financial gift of $855 in support of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brazil and the Sisters of Mercy in Chile and their missionary efforts toward building up the Kingdom of God in those countries.

Discernment Weekends:
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary invite men to two “Come and See Discernment Weekends.” The first will be held on September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and a second will be held November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston. For further information go to www.capuchin.org/vocations, phone 603 836 4063, or email: frmarvinofmcap@gmail.com.

Lakeside Retreats:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center, located on Seneca Lake, is offering two retreats in August. The first is on “Contemplating Christ with Mary,” and is facilitated by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OSF, on Monday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The second, on Wednesday, August 15, discusses “The Day of Apparitions—God’s Dialogue with His People through His Mother” and is facilitated by Lena Shipley. It runs from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. For more information on either event visit branchescenter.org, phone 716- 901-4313, or email: branches1515@live.com.

Canonization:
Archbishop Oscar Romero will be canonized a saint at a Vatican ceremony on October 14, 2018. He murdered in 1980 for speaking out against military oppression and denunciations of government killings and kidnappings in El Salvador, Central America. On one occasion, Archbishop Romero gave a Congressional address in Washington, D.C. pleading with the United States to end the shipment of military arms to El Salvador. The military arms enhanced the misery El Salvadorian people were experiencing and it was delaying the work toward peace making.

Sudden Loss / After Suicide:
Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsors a support group that meets from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Waterloo Library, Waterloo, and on the third Monday of the month at the Ovid Federated Church, Ovid. For more information: www.facebook.com/SenecaSuicideePrevention/ or phone 315 651 0043.

Preventing Suicides:
All are welcome to a presentation called “Talk Saves Lives” scheduled for August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus. The “Talk Saves Lives” presentation contains the nuts and bolts for preventing suicides.

Faith, Hope, and Love:
Come, strengthen your roots to grow and bloom in your walk with Christ and others. Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua is offering several weekend retreats for men and women, and one weekend for couples this coming fall based on the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. Join us for an enriching experience. For more information please visit notredameretreat.org or phone 585-394-5700.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

French Boys Choir Concert in Ithaca:
The French Boys Choir from Paris, France, will be performing in concert at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca on Monday, August 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Free donation. Their concerts include music of the sixteenth century and the well-known Hallelujah from Handel, Ave Maria from Gounod, as well as various French musical pieces. This choir of sixteen boys, ranging in age from 10 to 18 years old, is conducted by François Olivier, who is also the Titular of the Choir Organ at the prestigious church St. Eustache at Paris (France).

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.


On August 6 the Diocese of Rochester celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

On August 6 the Diocese of Rochester celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

August 5, 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan, Patty Messmer, Mark Scibilia-Carver

August 12, 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
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

August 2018

8/5/18 8/12/18 8/19/18 8/26/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 P. Schirmer G. Frank G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 M. Humulock E. Moore L. Kurkchi P. Motill
Lector 2 T. Humulock J. Swanson K. Knapp N. Shumway
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek T. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 S. Limoncelli D. Traphagen M. Frank P. Schirmer
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor T. Humulock J. Taylor G. Frank
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski T. Grasek M. Maleski
Usher 3 P. Marrella P. Marrella S. Limoncelli J. Swanson
Usher 4

 

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 29, 2018

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First reading:
“For thus says the LORD, ‘They shall eat and there shall be some left over’.” (2 Kgs. 4:43b)

Psalm:
The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs. (Ps. 145)

Second reading:
One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Eph. 4:5-6)

Gospel:
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. (Jn. 6:11)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Living the Gospel does not require much. In fact, less is sometimes more. Simple gestures or random acts of kindness can have unimaginable results and change lives. It is easy to believe that we do not have what it takes to make a difference, but we do! The key is to learn how to be grateful for the little gifts you possess and share them freely and abundantly. It does not take much to satisfy the hungers of the human heart or mend the wounds of sorrow and pain. All we need to know is that God is with us. All people need to know is that we are with them. God provides the rest. Truly be present to those you meet this week and offer them your most precious gift, the gift of yourself.

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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. (August 7). 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. (August 6).
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • First Feast Day Celebration: In honor of Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Cap., there will be a 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James on July 30.
  • Sports and Faith Camp: July 31 and August 7, from 6:30 p.m.­–8:00 p.m., at the St Francis and St Clair Ministry Center in Waterloo
  • Vacation Bible Camp: July 31 through August 2 from 5:00–7:30 p.m. at Jacksonville United Methodist Church
  • Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students: Wednesday, August 1
  • Lakeside Retreats: August 6 and August 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer Religious Education: August 13 through August 17 at the St. Fidelis Friary boathouse. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.
  • Preventing Suicides: “Talk Saves Lives” on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus.

Save Time and Donate Online:
Online giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support your parish. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.

With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.

How to enroll in Online Giving:

Parishioners who have registered an email with the parish, please check your email for a message from Eileen.heptig@dor.org with the subject line: “Welcome to The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy-Interlaken, NY on WeShare.” Your login information and temporary password are included in this email.
Or
Visit mayrmotherofmercy.weshareonline.org. You will register with WeShare as you make your first donation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email our business manager, Eileen Heptig, at Eileen.heptig@dor.org.

First Feast Day Celebration:
Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Cap., was beatified this past November. He will be honored with his first feast day on Monday, July 30, 2018. This is a very happy day for the Capuchin Franciscans. To mark this event, there will be a 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle. All are welcome.

Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
Every summer the parishes throughout the United States welcomes missionaries to speak on behalf of their mission and to ask for the parish’s prayers and financial support. This year the Catholic Migrant Ministry in the Diocese of Rochester has been assigned to our parish to speak on behalf of the Missionary Cooperation Plan. Fr. Jesus Flores, coordinator of diocesan migrant ministry, will preside and preach at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 4, and Deacon Marcelo DeRisio will preach on Sunday, August 5, at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Gift:
Last May, parishes in the Diocese of Rochester were encouraged to submit proposals and estimates for maintenance care projects (not new projects) needed for their cemeteries. During the week of July 22, we received word that Holy Cross cemetery was awarded $82,200 and St. James cemetery was awarded $36,700. The approved projects, and only those projects, will be paid for by Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. We “thank” in particular Allan Gelatt for the work in formulating the proposals and submitting them and a “thank you” to the cemetery committee who considered and made the recommendations for the maintenance projects.

Prayer Request Book:
A prayer intention book is located in the foyer of the parish churches. If you have a particular intention to pray for, feel free to write the intention in the book. Our parishioners will keep these intentions in their prayers and also when we gather as a parish family.

Prayer Chain:
A newly formed prayer chain of fourteen ladies has begun within the parish. If you wish to be part of the prayer chain or have a prayer request please call Cathy Millspaugh at 532-4788 or 342-7112. This is in addition to programs that are already in place.

Lakeside Retreats:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center, located on Seneca Lake, is offering two retreats in August. The first is on “Contemplating Christ with Mary,” and is facilitated by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OSF, on Monday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The second, on Wednesday, August 15, discusses “The Day of Apparitions—God’s Dialogue with His People through His Mother” and is facilitated by Lena Shipley. It runs from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. For more information on either event visit branchescenter.org, phone 716- 901-4313, or email: branches1515@live.com.

Priesthood Vocations:
The Diocese of Rochester’s biggest vocation event of the year is the “Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students.” It will be held on Wednesday, August 1. See Fr. Bernard if you are interested in attending.

Canonization:
Archbishop Oscar Romero will be canonized a saint at a Vatican ceremony on October 14, 2018. He murdered in 1980 for speaking out against military oppression and denunciations of government killings and kidnappings in El Salvador, Central America. On one occasion, Archbishop Romero gave a Congressional address in Washington, D.C. pleading with the United States to end the shipment of military arms to El Salvador. The military arms enhanced the misery El Salvadorian people were experiencing and it was delaying the work toward peace making.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Sudden Loss / After Suicide:
Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsors a support group that meets from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Waterloo Library, Waterloo, and on the third Monday of the month at the Ovid Federated Church, Ovid. For more information: www.facebook.com/SenecaSuicideePrevention/ or phone 315 651 0043.

Preventing Suicides:
All are welcome to a presentation called “Talk Saves Lives” scheduled for August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus. The “Talk Saves Lives” presentation contains the nuts and bolts for preventing suicides.

School Supply Collection:Fill the Bus
United Way of Seneca County coordinates a countywide effort to help local students through its “Fill the Bus” campaign, which runs from July 1 through August 16 of this year. “Fill the Bus” provides the basic supplies that students attending elementary school need to start the year. Collected by individuals, businesses, and local organizations, they are distributed to the local school districts based on enrollment, with each school determining the best way to use the contributions. The churches in the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, are among the collection sites. Volunteers are needed on August 16 at the Fayette Fire Hall, 4200 State Route 414, in Seneca Falls to help sort, organize, and deliver supplies to the area schools. Monetary donations are also welcome and checks should be made out to the United Way of Seneca County.

Vacation Bible Camp 2018:
Jacksonville United Methodist Church is welcoming students to a Vacation Bible Camp that will take place this week, July 31 (Tuesday) to August 2 (Thursday). The theme is “Treasure Hunters.” The hunt is for God’s treasures of love, faith, and peace. The camp will run from 5:00– 7:30 p.m. each day with dinner, bible stories, music, mission projects, games, crafts, and a treasure hunt. Registration is appreciated but not required. Contact lolson11@gmail.com or phone 607 882-0002.

Faith, Hope, and Love:
Come, strengthen your roots to grow and bloom in your walk with Christ and others. Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua is offering several weekend retreats for men and women, and one weekend for couples this coming fall based on the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. Join us for an enriching experience. For more information please visit notredameretreat.org or phone 585-394-5700.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

July 29, 9:00 a.m. (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Patty Messmer and Lynne Stager
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

August 5, 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

August 2018

8/5/18 8/12/18 8/19/18 8/26/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 P. Schirmer G. Frank G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 M. Humulock E. Moore L. Kurkchi P. Motill
Lector 2 T. Humulock J. Swanson K. Knapp N. Shumway
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek T. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 S. Limoncelli D. Traphagen M. Frank P. Schirmer
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor T. Humulock J. Taylor G. Frank
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski T. Grasek M. Maleski
Usher 3 P. Marrella P. Marrella S. Limoncelli J. Swanson
Usher 4

 

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 22, 2018

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First reading:
I myself will gather the remnant of my flock from all the lands to which I have driven them and bring them back to their meadow. (Jer .23:3a)

Psalm:
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. (Ps. 23)

Second reading:
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. (Eph. 2:18)

Gospel:
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. (Mk 6:34)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
The many images we have of God help frame our relationship with Him. Have we ever imagined Jesus so deeply moved with emotion and engulfed with pity for us? We often are sheep without a shepherd who are lured by the emptiness of worldly attractions and superficial desires. We become lost. God, in the depth of His being, is deeply moved by our pain, loneliness, and heartache. God does not judge or condemn. He loves and is mercy itself. He knows firsthand the pain that comes with being lost and alone and desires to teach us about His merciful love. Do we want to be taught? Listen to God’s word and be open to God’s presence in the Eucharist.

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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. (July 24 and August 7). 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. (July 23 and August 6).
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Sports and Faith Camp: July 24 and 31 and August 7, from 6:30 p.m.­–8:00 p.m., at the St Francis and St Clair Ministry Center in Waterloo
  • St. James the Apostle Feast Day: July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at St James church. There will be no 9:00 a.m. Mass that morning. The evening Mass will be followed by an ice cream social.
  • Festival: Annual summer festival for St. Francis and St. Clare in Waterloo during the evenings of July 26, 27, and 28.
  • Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students: Wednesday, August 1
  • Lakeside Retreats: August 6 and August 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer Religious Education: August 13 through 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:
Chris Balish and Jennifer Cleveland were married on July 14, 2018, at Holy Cross church in Ovid. Fr. Michael Panicali from the Brooklyn Diocese officiated.
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St. James the Apostle Feast Day and Ice Cream Social:
Wednesday, July 25, is the feast day of St. James the Apostle. There will be a 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle church and no 9:00 a.m. Mass that day at St. Francis Solanus. Following the 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle there will be an ice cream social. All are invited. It is a special treat for children.

Save Time and Donate Online:
Online giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support your parish. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.

With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.

How to enroll in Online Giving:

Parishioners who have registered an email with the parish, please check your email for a message from Eileen.heptig@dor.org with the subject line: “Welcome to The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy-Interlaken, NY on WeShare.” Your login information and temporary password are included in this email.

Or

Visit mayrmotherofmercy.weshareonline.org. You will register with WeShare as you make your first donation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email our business manager, Eileen Heptig, at Eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
Every summer the parishes throughout the United States welcomes missionaries to speak on behalf of their mission and to ask for the parish’s prayers and financial support. This year the Catholic Migrant Ministry in the Diocese of Rochester has been assigned to our parish to speak on behalf of the Missionary Cooperation Plan. Fr. Jesus Flores, coordinator of diocesan migrant ministry, will preside and preach at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 4, and Deacon Marcelo DeRisio will preach on Sunday, August 5, at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Prayer Chain:
A newly formed prayer chain of fourteen ladies has begun within the parish. If you wish to be part of the prayer chain or have a prayer request please call Cathy Millspaugh at 532-4788 or 342-7112. This is in addition to programs that are already in place.

Lakeside Retreats:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center, located on Seneca Lake, is offering two retreats in August. The first is on “Contemplating Christ with Mary,” and is facilitated by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OSF, on Monday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The second, on Wednesday, August 15, discusses “The Day of Apparitions—God’s Dialogue with His People through His Mother” and is facilitated by Lena Shipley. It runs from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. For more information on either event visit branchescenter.org, phone 716- 901-4313, or email: branches1515@live.com.

Priesthood Vocations:
The Diocese of Rochester’s biggest vocation event of the year is the “Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students.” It will be held on Wednesday, August 1. See Fr. Bernard if you are interested in attending.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena Church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Sports and Faith:
Students in grades nine through twelve are invited to participate in a mini camp highlighting how one can live their faith in Christ through playing sports. The camp will run for three consecutive Tuesdays, July 24 and 31 and August 7, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. at St. Francis and St. Clare Ministry Center gymnasium in Waterloo. For additional information please contact Fr. Mike at 315 539 2944 or email fr.michael.merritt@dor.org.

Sudden Loss / After Suicide:
Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsors a support group that meets from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Waterloo Library, Waterloo, and on the third Monday of the month at the Ovid Federated Church, Ovid. For more information: www.facebook.com/SenecaSuicideePrevention/ or phone 315 651 0043.

School Supply Collection:Fill the Bus
United Way of Seneca County coordinates a countywide effort to help local students through its “Fill the Bus” campaign, which runs from July 1 through August 16 of this year. “Fill the Bus” provides the basic supplies that students attending elementary school need to start the year. Collected by individuals, businesses, and local organizations, they are distributed to the local school districts based on enrollment, with each school determining the best way to use the contributions. The churches in the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, are among the collection sites. Volunteers are needed on August 16 at the Fayette Fire Hall, 4200 State Route 414, in Seneca Falls to help sort, organize, and deliver supplies to the area schools. Monetary donations are also welcome and checks should be made out to the United Way of Seneca County.

Faith, Hope and Love:
Come, strengthen your roots to grow and bloom in your walk with Christ and others. Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua is offering several weekend retreats for men and women, and one weekend for couples this coming fall based on the three theological virtues of faith, hope and love. Join us for an enriching experience. For more information please visit notredameretreat.org or phone 585-394-5700.

June Mass Attendance:
The average Mass attendance in the month of June were: 91 parishioners at the 5:00 p.m. Mass, 122 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, and 102 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Festival:
St. Francis and St. Clare in Waterloo is having their annual summer festival during the evenings of July 26, 27, and 28. The admission is free for free entertainment. There will be over 75 food and game booths. On Thursday there is a chicken B-B-Q, Friday has a fish fry, and Saturday will offer “Ala Carte Specials.”

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

July 22, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

July 29, 9:00 a.m. (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Patty Messmer and Lynne Stager
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, 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

Posted in Uncategorized

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 15, 2018

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First reading: “The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.” (Am. 7:15)

Psalm: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. (Ps. 85)

Second reading: In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace. (Eph. 1:7)

Gospel: Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. (Mk. 6:7, 13)

Live the Liturgy – Inspiration for the Week:
Do you describe yourself as a holy person? For many, becoming holy may not be seen as a desirous goal. We are all called to be holy but maybe not in the way we often imagined. Holiness is nothing more than doing ordinary things with great love and faith. St. Teresa of Calcutta says, “Holiness is not something extraordinary. Holiness is for every one of us as a simple duty—the acceptance of God with a smile, at all times, anywhere and everywhere.” Holiness has to do with under-standing that our faith has a lot to do with how we see and live life. It is that simple. Are you willing to go about the simple business of your life and be holy?

Catholic Quotes – Words to Inspire the Faithful: 071518_cf12_4c


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. (July 24 and August 7). 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. (July 23 and August 6).
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • St. Francis Solanus Feast Day: July 14 at 5:00 p.m. at St Francis church
  • Reminder: there is no communion service at St. James on July 16
  • Retreat Day: July 17 at Notre Dame Retreat House on “Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori”
  • Sports and Faith Camp: July 24 and 31 and August 7, from 6:30 p.m.­–8:00 p.m. at the St Francis and St Clair Ministry Center in Waterloo
  • St. James the Apostle Feast Day: July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at St James church. There will be no 9:00 a.m. Mass that morning.
  • Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students: Wednesday, August 1
  • Lakeside Retreats: Monday, August 6, and Wednesday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer Religious Education: August 13 through 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:
A funeral Mass was celebrated for Marjorie A. Borzansky at St. Francis Solanus church on June 29. Marjorie died on June 24, 2018, at the age of 94.

Baptisms:
• Michael James Rylott was baptized on July 7, 2018, at St. James the Apostle church.
• Brooks Reynolds was baptized on July 8, 2018, at Holy Cross church.

Save Time and Donate Online:
Online giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.

With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.

How to enroll in online giving:
Parishioners who have registered an email with the parish, please check your email for a message from Eileen.heptig@dor.org with the subject line: “Welcome to The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy-Interlaken, NY on WeShare.” Your login information and temporary password are included in this email.

Or

Visit mayrmotherofmercy.weshareonline.org. You will register with WeShare as you make your first donation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email our business manager at Eileen.heptig@dor.org

St. Francis Solanus Feast Day:
July 14 is the feast day of St. Francis Solanus. However, in the U.S. his feast day is transferred to July 16. In celebration of the feast day, there will be a wine and cheese social following the Saturday, July 14, 5:00 p.m. Mass, at St. Francis Solanus church, All are invited.

St. James the Apostle Feast Day and Ice Cream Social:
Wednesday, July 25, is the feast day of St. James the Apostle. There will be a 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle church that day and no 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Solanus. Following the 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle there will be an ice cream social. All are invited. It is a special treat for children.

Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
Every summer the parishes throughout the United States welcomes missionaries to speak on behalf of their mission and to ask for the parish’s prayers and financial support. This year the Catholic Migrant Ministry in the Diocese of Rochester has been assigned to our parish to speak on behalf of the Missionary Cooperation Plan. Fr. Jesus Flores, coordinator of diocesan migrant ministry, will preside and preach at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 4, and Deacon Marcelo DeRisio will preach at the Sunday, August 5, at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Prayer Chain:
Recently a newly formed prayer chain of fourteen ladies has begun within the parish. If you wish to be part of the prayer chain or have a prayer request please call Cathy Millspaugh at 532-4788 or 342-7112. This is in addition to programs that are already in place.

Buildings and Grounds:
There are a number of parish projects being worked on by the three buildings and grounds committees. The parking lot at St. James needs to be repaved and, while that is being done, problems with the storm drainage will be addressed. The parking lots at St. Francis and Holy Cross need to be resealed so the parish is looking at getting all three lots done by one contractor to save money. The St. James the Apostle rectory porch needs to be replaced and there are plans for a major renovation of the sacristy at St. Francis Solanus. At Holy Cross the trim on the church and rectory needs to be painted. Also being considered are new parish outdoor signs that will look the same for all three churches, and maybe the cemeteries too.

Parish Thank You:
Michael Borzansky wrote on behalf of the Borzansky family to thank the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, for the luncheon given after the funeral Mass and burial of their mother, Marjorie Borzansky. “It is nice to have the support of our Catholic Community at a difficult time.”

Lakeside Retreats:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center, located on Seneca Lake, is offering two retreats in August. The first is on “Contemplating Christ with Mary,” and is facilitated by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OSF, on Monday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The second, on Wednesday, August 15, is on “The Day of Apparitions—God’s Dialogue with His People through His Mother” and is being facilitated by Lena Shipley. It runs from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. For more information on either event visit branchescenter.org, phone 716- 901-4313, or email: branches1515@live.com.

Priesthood Vocations:
The Diocese of Rochester’s biggest vocation event of the year is the “Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students.” It will be held on Wednesday, August 1. See Fr. Bernard if you are interested in attending.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena Church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Sports and Faith:
Students in grades nine through twelve are invited to participate in a mini camp highlighting how one can live their faith in Christ through playing sports. The camp will run for three consecutive Tuesdays, July 24 and 31 and August 7, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. at St. Francis and St. Clare Ministry Center gymnasium in Waterloo. For additional information please contact Fr. Mike at 315 539 2944 or email fr.michael.merritt@dor.org.

Sudden Loss / After Suicide:
Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsors a support group that meets from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Waterloo Library, Waterloo, and on the third Monday of the month at the Ovid Federated Church, Ovid. For more information: www.facebook.com/SenecaSuicideePrevention/ or phone 315 651 0043.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

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

July 22, 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

Posted in Uncategorized

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 8, 2018

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First reading:
They shall know that a prophet has been among them. (Ez. 2:5b)

Psalm:
Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy. (Ps. 123)

Second reading:
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9a)

Gospel:
When the Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!” (Mk. 6:2)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
It seems that Jesus is always facing some kind of opposition. Today, those from his native place amaze him because of their lack of faith. We oppose Jesus as well. It is not easy to be challenged and realize our great need to change. We grow comfortable with ourselves and our surroundings and resist change. We become defensive when the wisdom Jesus utters asks us to leave ourselves and our concerns and think more about others. We lack faith in God, faith in ourselves, and faith in one another. We are asked to keep our eyes fixed on the Lord and allow ourselves to be stretched. Jesus knows what he is talking about. Do we really believe this?

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. (July 10 and July 24). 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. (July 9 and July 23)
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • Retreat Day: July 17 at Notre Dame Retreat House on “Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori”
  • Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students: Wednesday, August 1.
  • Lakeside Retreat: “Contemplating Christ with Mary,” facilitated by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OSF, on August 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Branches Retreat: “The Day of Apparitions—God’s Dialogue with His People through His Mother” facilitated by Lena Shipley, on August 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • 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.

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe:
This week, we will take up the collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports the Church in over twenty-five countries that are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of communist rule. Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the Church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccee. Thank you for your generosity

Save Time and Donate Online:
Online giving is now available for parishioners via WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure. With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes at any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.

Parishioners who have registered an email with the parish will soon receive a welcome email from Eileen.heptig@dor.org with the subject line: “Welcome to The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy-Interlaken, NY on WeShare.” General login information and a temporary password will be included in this email. You may also visit https://marymotherofmercy.weshareonline.org/ directly. Your registration with WeShare will occur as you make your first donation. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email the parish business manager, Eileen Heptig, at Eileen.heptig@dor.org. “Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Luke 6:38

Buildings and Grounds Committees:
There are a number of parish projects being worked on by the three buildings and grounds committees. The parking lot at St. James needs to be repaved and, while that is being done, problems with the storm drainage will be addressed. The parking lots at St. Francis and Holy Cross need to be resealed so the parish is looking at getting all three lots done by one contractor to save money. The St. James the Apostle rectory porch needs to be replaced and there are plans for a major renovation of the sacristy at St. Francis Solanus. At Holy Cross the trim on the church and rectory needs to be painted. Also being considered are new parish outdoor signs that will look the same for all three churches, and maybe the cemeteries too.

Communion service:
There will be no communion service at St. James the Apostle church for the next two Mondays: July 9 and 16. The communion service will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23.

Parish Council:
A parish council meeting was held on June 21 at the parish center. At the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting an executive committee was elected for the coming year and members and alternates were appointed to the council’s standing committees. The executive committee includes Barbara Willers as chair, Gerald Frank as vice chair, and Kathleen Rourke as secretary. The word committee includes: Andrew Morpurgo (chair), Timothy Davis, and Laurenda Denmark. Worship committee members are: Thomas Duff (chair), Jacqueline Leidenforst, and Jessica Portillo. The witness committee includes: Michelle Humulock (chair), Richard Pell, and Leo Kawczenski. Fellowship committee members are: Janice McLaughlin (chair), Susan Guydosh, Scott Hamula, Norman Hummel, and Nancy McGourty. At the meeting an expression of gratitude was conveyed to members and alternates whose terms expired. The parish is indebted to: Cathy Millspaugh (who was chair for the past two years), Donna Brandow, Shirley Cleere, Charlotte Huyler, Pam Jasikoff, Lydia Kurkchi, and Jeanie Wiggins. Our prayer is that the Lord will reward them for their generosity in serving on the council and for their ministry to our parish.

Letter of Gratitude:
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, in a letter to the parish dated June 18, wrote: “I write to express my most sincere gratitude to … the very dedicated parishioners for exceeding the assigned goal in contributions and pledges for the 2017–2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal. The very significant donation … is a great help to the Annual Fund and such generosity must never be taken for granted.”

Talking with God:
There will be a day retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd. in Canandaigua) on July 17. The theme is “Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori,” and is being presented by Fr. Dennis Bill, C.Ss.R., and five Redemptorists seminarians who are making their final vows. Come and learn about St. Alphonsus, the founder of the Redemptorist order of priests and brothers, and his approach to prayer. There is a $25 fee. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee and end with reconciliation and Mass.

Lakeside Retreats in August:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center, located on Seneca Lake, is offering two retreats in August. The first is on “Contemplating Christ with Mary,” and is facilitated by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OSF, on Monday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The second, on Wednesday, August 15, is on “The Day of Apparitions—God’s Dialogue with His People through His Mother” and is being facilitated by Lena Shipley. It runs from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. For more information on either event visit branchescenter.org, phone 716 901 4313, or email: branches1515@live.com.

Priesthood Vocations:
The Diocese of Rochester’s biggest vocation event of the year is the Bishop’s dinner for college/high school students. It will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at a time and place to be determined. See Fr. Bernard if you are interested in attending.

Daily Meditations:
The Center for Action and Contemplation, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers daily material for prayerful reflection. Go to Meditations@cac.org.

Seneca County Transportation Corps:
The Seneca County Transportation Corps 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.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena Church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

July 8, 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

July 15, 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

forthcoming

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 1, 2018

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First reading:
For God formed man to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made him. (Wis. 2:23)

Psalm:
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. (Ps. 30)

Second reading:
For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. (2 Cor. 8:9)

Gospel:
He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. At that they were utterly astounded. (Mk. 5:41-42)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
God does not rejoice in our demise or our destruction. Rather, He made us in His image and desires that we have life. He also desires that we be healed and know His loving touch. There is great power in an embrace. The touch of another can heal wounds and restore life. There is also power in faith. Faith can turn us toward the truth and turn us toward God. God can profoundly change how we see Him, ourselves, and one another. God desires that we turn toward Him and be healed of all that wounds and binds us so that we can be free and enjoy the fullness life. Reach out and share your faith with someone this week so that they can receive God’s life-changing embrace.

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. (July 10 and July 24). 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. (July 9 and July 23)
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • Retreat Day: July 17 at Notre Dame Retreat House on “Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori”
  • Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students: Wednesday, August 1.
  • 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:
Joseph A. Meskill died on June 21, 2018, at the age of ninety-two. A funeral Mass was celebrated on June 26 at St. James the Apostle church.

Baptism:
An infant, Brook Reynolds, will be baptized next Sunday, July 6, during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross church.

Parish Council:
A parish council meeting was held on June 21 at the parish center. At the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting an executive committee was elected for the coming year and members and alternates were appointed to the council’s standing committees. The executive committee includes Barbara Willers as chair, Gerald Frank as vice chair, and Kathleen Rourke as secretary. The word committee includes: Andrew Morpurgo (chair), Timothy Davis, and Laurenda Denmark. Worship committee members are: Thomas Duff (chair), Jacqueline Leidenforst, and Jessica Portillo. The witness committee includes: Michelle Humulock (chair), Richard Pell, and Leo Kawczenski. Fellowship committee members are: Janice McLaughlin (chair), Susan Guydosh, Scott Hamula, Norman Hummel, and Nancy McGourty. At the meeting an expression of gratitude was conveyed to members and alternates whose terms expired. We are indebted to: Cathy Millspaugh (who was chair for the past two years), Donna Brandow, Shirley Cleere, Charlotte Huyler, Pam Jasikoff, Lydia Kurkchi, and Jeanie Wiggins. Our prayer is that the Lord will reward them for their generosity in serving on the council and for their ministry to our parish.

Save Time and Donate Online:
Online Giving is now available for parishioners via WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure. With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes at any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays. Parishioners who have registered an email with the parish will soon receive a welcome email from Eileen.heptig@dor.org with the subject line: “Welcome to The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy-Interlaken, NY on WeShare.” General login information and a temporary password will be included in this email. You may also visit https://marymotherofmercy.weshareonline.org/ directly. Your registration with WeShare will occur as you make your first donation. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email the parish business manager, Eileen Heptig, at Eileen.heptig@dor.org. “Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Luke 6:38

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

Letter of Gratitude:
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, in a letter to the parish dated June 18, wrote: “I write to express my most sincere gratitude to … the very dedicated parishioners for exceeding the assigned goal in contributions and pledges for the 2017–2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal. The very significant donation … is a great help to the Annual Fund and such generosity must never be taken for granted.”

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe:
Next week, we will take up the collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports the Church in over twenty-five countries that are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of communist rule. Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the Church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccee.

Talking with God:
There will be a day retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY) on July 17. The theme is “Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori,” and is being presented by Fr. Dennis Bill, C.Ss.R., and five Redemptorists seminarians who are making their final vows. Come and learn about St. Alphonsus, the founder of the Redemptorist order of priests and brothers, and his approach to prayer. There is a $25 fee. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee and end with reconciliation and Mass.

Priesthood Vocations:
The Diocese of Rochester’s biggest vocation event of the year is the Bishop’s dinner for college/high school students. It will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at a time and place to be determined. See Fr. Bernard if you are interested in attending.

A Request:
Tony Magliano, our guest speaker on May 20, writes an internationally syndicated social justice and peace column that is published in numerous diocesan papers throughout the U.S and beyond. Our own diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Courier, doesn’t publish it. Mr. Magliano has requested that parishioners contact the Courier’s assistant editor, Ms. Jennifer Ficcaglia, at jennifer.ficcaglia@catholiccourier.com, and ask her to regularly publish his columns. Thanks!

Daily Meditations:
The Center for Action and Contemplation, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers daily material for prayerful reflection. Go to Meditations@cac.org.

Seneca County Transportation Corps:
The Seneca County Transportation Corps 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.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena Church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

July 1, 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 8, 9:00 a.m. (second 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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Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist ~ June 24, 2018

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First reading:
The LORD called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. (Is. 49:1b)

Psalm:
I praise you, for I am wonderfully made. (Ps. 139)

Second reading:
Behold, one is coming after me; I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet. (Acts 13:25b)

Gospel:
When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, “No. He will be called John.” (Lk. 1:59-60)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As we celebrate today’s feast, we are reminded that God creates and fashions each one of us with intent and purpose. We are not random accidents. We are special creations and wonderfully made. Each of us brings a unique twist to the one shot at life that we are given. As people of faith and children of God, we are asked to use our specialness to announce God’s kingdom. Each of us reveals a unique part of God’s face. Each day presents opportunities to communicate our faith to others and to reveal God’s mercy. We have the means to point the way to Christ. How can we show Jesus to others today?

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 26 and July 10). 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 25 and July 9)
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, no appointment needed.
  • Retreat Day: July 17 at Notre Dame Retreat House on “Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori”
  • Bishop’s Dinner for College/High School Students: Wednesday, August 1.
  • 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.

Be a Witness of Charity:
Today is the Peter’s Pence Collection, a worldwide collection that supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. Funds from this collection help victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a witness of charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous today. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence. As Pope Francis said: “A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”

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.

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.

A Request:
Tony Magliano, our guest speaker on May 20, writes an internationally syndicated social justice and peace column that is published in numerous diocesan papers throughout the U.S and beyond. Our own diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Courier, doesn’t publish it. Mr. Magliano has requested that parishioners contact the Courier’s assistant editor, Ms. Jennifer Ficcaglia at jennifer.ficcaglia@catholiccourier.com, and ask her to regularly publish his columns. Thanks!

Talking with God:
There will be a day retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY) July 17. The theme is “Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori,” presented by Fr. Dennis Bill, C.Ss.R., and five Redemptorists seminarians who are making their final vows. Come and learn about St. Alphonsus, the founder of the Redemptorist order of priests and brothers and his approach to prayer. There is a $25.00 fee. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee and end with reconciliation and Mass.

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The Diocese of Rochester’s biggest vocation event of the year is the Bishop’s dinner for college/high school students. It will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at a time and place to be determined.

Trip to Italy in 2019:
St. Catherine of Siena Church in Ithaca is hosting a trip to Assisi, Siena, and Rome, Italy. A flier with full details will be available at the end of July at St. Catherine’s website: www.stcathofsiena.org. If interested in the trip please email Ann Marie at ann.marie.eckert@dor.org to be put on the priority list to receive additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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 to quickly notify your legislators regarding issues that concern you, http://www.nyscatholic.org. Another link is the Catholic Charities, USA offering a variety of helpful programs, https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/advocacy-and-policy.

Daily Meditations:
The Center for Action and Contemplation, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers daily material for prayerful reflection. Go to Meditations@cac.org.

Seneca County Transportation Corps:
This Seneca County Transportation Corps 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.

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.

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Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

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

July 1, 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

forthcoming

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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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© 2018 The Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy
3660 Orchard St., P.O. Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847
607-294-0064

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