Second Sunday of Advent ~ December 9, 2018

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First reading:
Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever. (Bar. 5:1)

Psalm:
The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy. (Ps. 126)

Second reading:
I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil. 1:6)

Gospel:
“Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” (Lk. 3:5-6)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Making straight the path of Christ is not only the vocation of John the Baptist but of every baptized believer. God desires to lead us with His mercy and justice. These are essentials in God’s kingdom and some of the gifts Christ’s future coming will bring. But our world’s systems do not place emphasis on these values. Wanting greater profits, downsizing companies in order to reduce expenses, using others for personal or corporate gain, and valuing institutions over people are just a few of the “values” we encounter every day. We are called to straighten the path to Christ. In a world that places value on things that are counter to our call, how do we respond? We need to learn to discern what is of real value and then take the risk of bringing it into the marketplace.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

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Events:

  • AA Meetings:
  • Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m., St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
  • Thursdays, noon, St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food Truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (Dec. 11)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (Dec. 3)
  • Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis, no appointment needed
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. St. James
  • Confirmation Candidates: Eighth and ninth graders, Sundays, 4:00 p.m., St. James
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 6:00-8:00 p.m., St. James
  • Coffee Hour: First Sunday of the month following the 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Gifts for Angel Trees: Due December 9 at Holy Cross and St. Francis
  • Blue Christmas Service: Mecklenburg United Methodist church, December 9, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Share the Warmth Distribution: December 10–14, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., volunteers needed
  • Remaining Choir Practices for Christmas: December 11 and 18, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross
  • Winter Concert: December 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses
  • Breads Needed: In the St. James pine room after Mass on December 16

The Season of Advent and Reconciliation:
During the season of Advent, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be celebrated in each church after each of the weekend Masses. The sacrament is also celebrated on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church.

Family Activity for Advent:
A reverse Advent calendar is a creative way to help our local food pantries. Set out a box or basket near your kitchen and add one food item or personal care item to it each day of Advent. After Christmas donate the contents to your local food pantry.

Angel Tree Tags:
The angel trees are available at both St. Francis and Holy Cross churches. If you take a child’s tag, the unwrapped gifts, with tags included, must be returned no later than Sunday, December 9. All presents will be picked up Monday morning, December 10. Wrapping paper, ribbon, or bows would be appreciated.

Share the Warmth:
Donate coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and boots into the “Share the Warmth” collection bins placed around the area, including one in the St. James the Apostle parking lot. Catholic Charities will be distributing the items for free, during the first two weeks of December. Volunteer to help distribute the items. If you are interested in volunteering for two hours shifts, December 10–14, or need more information, contact: phone 607 272 5062 ext. 14 or email: Shay.Washington@dor.org.

Hat, Scarf, and Mitten Tree:
The annual hat, scarf, and mitten tree has been set up in pine room at St. James. They are looking for donations of new items, for all ages. Items will be taken to Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties before Christmas. Please consider making a gift of a hat, scarf, or mittens for someone in need.

Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The 2018–2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) report of December 4 stated that eighty-five parish households have pledged $22,362, nearly 75% toward our given parish goal of $29,979. Thank you. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation. In the vestibule of the churches there are CMA pledge envelopes. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s Appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org) and the CMA page (www.dor/org/cma).

Christmas Masses:
Our Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy will have three Christmas Masses. There will be two on Christmas Eve: one will be at 4:30 p.m. at St. James the Apostle and the other will be at 8:00 p.m. at Holy Cross. There will be one Christmas day Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus. Please spread the word and plan now as to which Mass you will attend.

Advent Daily Meditations:
“Five Minutes with the Word” Advent booklets are available for free in the vestibules of each church. The booklets provide daily meditations during the season of Advent.

Church Calendars:
2019 church calendars are available in the church vestibules. Please take only one calendar per family.

Bakers Needed:
The Trumansburg Food Pantry needs 15 loaves of breads (banana, pumpkin, cranberry, etc.) for the Christmas distribution at the Trumansburg Food Pantry on December 17. Breads may be left in the St. James pine room after Mass on December 16. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

Card Ministry:
Card Ministry is a working group of the parish’s Witness Committee. They are looking for parishioners who would be interested in writing and sending cards to our home-bound or parish members in nursing home. As a member of this work group, you would send cards once a month to (currently) seventeen individuals. If you are interested please contact Marilynn Frank at maren@ottcmail.com.

Ring those Bells:
Bell ringers are needed to help collect donations at the entrance to the Shur Save for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. The Salvation Army provides invaluable assistance to Trumansburg community members in need throughout the year. Please contact Judy Robertson at 387-6488 if you can take a shift.

Shur Save Donations:
At the Shur Save there is a box into which you can donate food for the food pantry to distribute. If you contribute, please check the expiration date first as they cannot use food items that are past the printed date. We can never have enough food to distribute but it needs to be safe too. Thank you for your consideration of this request and any possible donations you might be able to make.

Blue Christmas Service:
Mecklenburg United Methodist church will again be hosting a “Blue Christmas” service on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00 p.m. Christmas can be a hard time for many reasons, and this will be a time of reflection, when all come together, accepting the emotions and challenges of the season, finding comfort and even hope. The service will include readings and music with a simple reception to follow. All are welcome!

Winter Concert:
The Trumansburg Community Chorus will present a winter concert on Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses, 69 East Main St, Trumansburg. Admission is free, though donations to support the on-going activities of the chorus are gratefully accepted.

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

December 8, 2018 (second weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula [for Kathleen Rourke], Barbara Willers
EMs: Lee and Mary Davidson, Robin Hamula

December 15, 2018 (third weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke [for Scott Hamula], Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Millie Messmer (for Kathleen Rourke), Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

December 9  (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski

December 16 (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

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Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 P. Schirmer G. Frank G. Frank G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 M. Humulock E. Moore K. Knapp N. Shumway P. Motill
Lector 2 T. Humulock J. Swanson L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost° M. Frank
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore L.A. Fox S. Limoncelli F. Grasek
Extraordinary Min 2 F. Grasek D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Moore T. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 3 D. Traphagen S. Limoncelli M. Frank P. Schirmer D. Brandow
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor S. Brandow° J. Taylor M. Maleski T. Grasek
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski T. Humulock A. Reagan S. Brandow
Usher 3 T. Grasek
Usher 4
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First Sunday of Advent ~ December 2, 2018

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First reading:
“In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a just shoot; he shall do what is right and just in the land.” (Jer. 33:15)

Psalm:
To you, O Lord, I lift my soul. (Ps. 25)

Second reading:
May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we have for you. (1 Thes. 3:12)

Gospel:
“Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Lk. 21:36)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As we begin our Advent journey in preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth and in anticipation of his coming again in glory, we are reminded of our need to be vigilant and prepared. This short season of Advent can be a mini-retreat for us who find ourselves living in a world that is often counterproductive to developing mature, focused, and meaningful relationships with God. Being a Christian and standing firm in our faith requires a strength that can only come from prayer. These four short preparatory weeks can help us look back to what God has done in history, to what God continues to do in our lives today, and to what God promises for the future. May we use this Advent time wisely, calling us to greater holiness.

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 at 3:00 p.m. (December 11). 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. (December 3).
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • Confirmation Candidates: Eight and ninth graders meet on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. at St. James.
  • RICA Classes: at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle
  • Time with Fr. Bernard: He is available for conversation or confessions each Friday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis and no appointment is needed.
  • Coffee hour: Dec. 2 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
  • TAC Advent Concert: December 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, Trumansburg
  • Praying Your Way through Advent: December 4 at Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua
  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: Holy day of obligation on December 9
  • Breads Needed: In the St. James pine room after Mass on December 16.
  • Share the Warmth Distribution: Friendly volunteers are needed at Immaculate Conception School in Ithaca for two hour shifts on December 3–7 and 10–14, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Gifts for Angel Trees: Due December 9 at Holy Cross and St. Francis
  • Ceremony of Remembrance: on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, N.Y.

Funeral:
Joyce Ann Hurd, age 84, died on November 18, 2018. A graveside service was held for her on November 23 at St. James the Apostle Cemetery.

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The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patronal feast day of the United States, is this Saturday, December 8. Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on that day. There will be two Masses: a Vigil Mass on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus and a 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday at St. James the Apostle.

The Season of Advent and Reconciliation
During the season of Advent, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) will be available on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church and in all three of our parish churches after each of the weekend Masses.

Advent Concert:
The annual Advent Concert sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) will take place on this Sunday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church, 69 East Main St., Trumansburg. Members from our parish, that is, musicians, choir members and song leaders, have prepared a selection of music for the concert. All are welcome. Year after year, this concert has been a joy in the community.

Bakers Needed:
The Trumansburg Food Pantry needs 15 loaves of breads (banana, pumpkin, cranberry, etc) for the Christmas distribution at the Trumansburg Food Pantry on December 17. Breads may be left in the St. James pine room after Mass on December 16. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer. Thank you for sharing your baking skills!

Catholic University of America Collection:
There is a second collection today in support of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Christmas Flower Offering:
In the boxes of offertory envelopes there is an envelope titled the “Christmas Flower Offering.” The date for the collection is today, December 2. Please deposit your Christmas flower offering envelope in the regular collection.

Ring those Bells:
Bell ringers are needed to help collect donations at the entrance to the Shur Save for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. The Salvation Army provides invaluable assistance to Trumansburg community members in need throughout the year. Please contact Judy Robertson at 387-6488 if you can take a shift. Come add some music to your life while helping others.

Shur Save Donations:
At the Shur Save there is a box into which you can donate food for the food pantry to distribute. If you contribute, please check the expiration date first as they cannot use food items that are past the printed date. We can never have enough food to distribute but it needs to be safe too. Thank you for your consideration of this request and any possible donations you might be able to make.

Food Donations at St. James:
Next Sunday, please bring a non-perishable food item to church and place it on the table in front of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Monetary gifts are also welcome. All will be shared with the T’burg food pantry.

Family Activity for Advent:
A reverse Advent calendar is a creative way to help our local food pantries. Set out a box or basket near your kitchen and add one food item or personal care item to it each day of Advent. After Christmas donate the contents to your local food pantry.

Free Christmas Tree:
St. Francis Solanus church has an artificial Christmas tree in good condition. If interested in providing it with a new home, please contact the parish office.

Share the Warmth Volunteers Needed:
Donate coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, and boots to the annual “Share the Warmth” drive. Collection bins, including one in St. James the Apostle parking lot, have been placed around the area. Catholic Charities will be distributing the items for free during the first two weeks of December. Friendly volunteers are needed at Immaculate Conception School in Ithaca, to wait on customers and help them find the items they need. Two hour shifts are available, December 3–7 and 10–14, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It’s a great way to start Advent! If interested in volunteering or need more information, contact Shay: Shay.Washington@dor.org or 607-272-5062 ext.14.

Angel Tree Tags:
The angel trees are available at both St. Francis and Holy Cross churches. If you take a child’s tag, the unwrapped gifts, with tags included, must be returned no later than Sunday, December 9. All presents will be picked up Monday morning, December 10. Wrapping paper, ribbon, or bows would be appreciated. Distribution of the gifts is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12. If you have helped in the past you will be contacted for your assistance again. First time volunteers should contact Gerry Frank at 607 869 5009.

Praying Your Way through Advent:
Begin your new liturgical year by preparing yourself spiritually for the birth of Christ by attending “Praying our Way through Advent” with Sr. Carole Proia, SSJ, and Nancy Lynch who will offer Advent practices that will enhance this time of anticipation. The day of prayer will take place on Tuesday, December 4, at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y.), beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. There is a $25.00 fee payable day of the retreat that includes the conference, lunch, time for confessions, and Mass. Register today by calling 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

Generous Parishioners:
Seventy-five people in our parish have generously responded with a gift or pledge to the diocese’s Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA). Their contributions or pledges come to $12,762 as of November 21, just over 42% of our goal of $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation as the CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. In the vestibule of the churches there are CMA pledge envelopes. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org). For those who have already contributed, thank you and please continue to pray for the success of our efforts.

Maintenance Fund Collection:
Maintenance costs are always prevalent. Your help to cover these costs is always appreciated. Please deposit the Maintenance Fund Collection envelope in the regular Sunday collection at any time during the month.

Five Minutes With the Word:
These booklets are available in the foyer of the churches and contain daily Advent meditations. They are a great way to bring prayer into your lives this season.

2019 Calendar:
2019 calendars for the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, are available in the foyers of each of the churches. Please take only one per household.

Blue Christmas Service:
Mecklenburg United Methodist Church will again be hosting a Blue Christmas service on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome! Christmas can be a hard time for many reasons, and this will be a time of reflection, when all come together, accepting the emotions and challenges of the season, finding comfort and even hope. The service will include readings and music with a simple reception to follow. All are welcome!

Reflections During Advent:
Prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ this Advent with “Everyday Stewardship Advent Reflections.” Sign up to receive daily reflections and challenges from Tracy Earl Welliver, straight to your inbox. See the Liturgical Publications website for more details on this and other options for Advent: http://4lpi.com/

Daily Gospel Reflections:
If you are interested in daily reflections on the Gospel, you can sign up to receive “Word on Fire” via your e-mail’s inbox. Once you sign up at DailyCatholicGospel.com, you’ll receive a brief email each morning that will contain a link to that day’s Gospel passage, so you can read the Scripture yourself. Then that will be followed by a short reflection on the passage from Bishop Robert Barron. It’s short, simple, but extremely powerful, like getting a mini-homily each morning from Bishop Barron.

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

December 1, 2018 (first weekend):
Lectors: Barbara Willers [for Marie Roloson], Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula

December 8, 2018 (second weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula [for Kathleen Rourke], Barbara Willers
EMs: Lee and Mary Davidson, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

December 2 (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan,  Mark Scibilia-Carver

December 9  (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

12/2/18 12/9/18 12/16/18 12/23/18 12/30/18
Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 P. Schirmer G. Frank G. Frank G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 M. Humulock E. Moore K. Knapp N. Shumway P. Motill
Lector 2 T. Humulock J. Swanson L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost° M. Frank
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore L.A. Fox S. Limoncelli F. Grasek
Extraordinary Min 2 F. Grasek D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Moore T. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 3 D. Traphagen S. Limoncelli M. Frank P. Schirmer D. Brandow
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor S. Brandow° J. Taylor M. Maleski T. Grasek
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski T. Humulock A. Reagan S. Brandow
Usher 3 T. Grasek
Usher 4
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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe ~ November 25, 2018

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First reading:
His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed. (Dn. 7:14b)

Psalm:
The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty. (Ps. 93)

Second reading:
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.” (Rv. 1:8)

Gospel:
“For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” (Jn. 18:37b)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
We live in interesting times. Life is constantly changing. While this can be exciting on one hand, change also presents challenges. We live in an age of relativism where people can pick and choose the truths that suit them and build their own system of beliefs. While humans certainly have the freedom to choose, losing sight of long-standing universal truths is not such a healthy course. Jesus Christ our King is our universal truth! He is the God who is nonnegotiable, our non-option! In Christ, we know what truth is. He alone points us to God, our true selves, our proper relationships with one another, and the world in which we live. Christ directs us to the poor and vulnerable and teaches us what God’s kingdom is meant to be. Christ is the king who serves others. He gets dirty. He ascends the throne of the cross. We are called to do the same.

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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 at 3:00 p.m. (November 27). 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. (December 3).
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • The Friday evening time for confessions or meeting with Fr. Bernard will resume at a later date
  • Lectors’ Meeting: All lector meetings will be rescheduled at a later date
  • RICA Classes: at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle are postponed for now
  • Holiday Bazaar: Jacksonville Community United Methodist church on November 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Final Guitar Group Practice for Advent Concert: November 27 at 7:00 p.m. in St. James church
  • TAC Advent Concert: December 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, Trumansburg
  • Praying Your Way through Advent: December 4 at Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua
  • Share the Warmth Distribution: Friendly volunteers are needed at Immaculate Conceptoion School in Ithaca for two hour shifts on December 3–7 and 10–14, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Gifts for Angel Trees: Due December 9 at Holy Cross and St. Francis
  • Ceremony of Remembrance: on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, N.Y.

Volunteering to Share the Warmth:
’Tis the season for donating coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and boots to the annual “Share the Warmth” drive. You’ll find collection bins around the area in grocery and other stores, including in the St. James the Apostle parking lot. Catholic Charities will be distributing these items for free during the first two weeks of December. Friendly volunteers are needed at Immaculate Conception School, W. Buffalo St. in Ithaca, to wait on customers and help them find the items they need. Two hour shifts are available, December 3–7 and 10–14, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It’s a great way to start Advent! If interested in volunteering or need more information, contact Shay: Shay.Washington@dor.org or 607-272-5062 ext.14.

Angel Tree Tags:
The angel trees are available at both St. Francis and Holy Cross churches. If you take a child’s tag, the gifts must be returned no later than Sunday, December 9. All presents will be picked up Monday morning, December 10. Please do not wrap the gifts as parents need to see what has been given for their children, but you do need to include the tag information where it can easily be seen. Wrapping paper, ribbon, or bows would be appreciated. Distribution of the gifts is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12. If you have helped in the past you will be contacted for your assistance again. First time volunteers should contact Gerry Frank at 607 869 5009.

An Appeal from Catholic Ministries:
As of November 13, seventy people in our parish have responded with a gift or pledge to the diocese’s Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA). Their contributions or pledges come to $12,287, which, while generous, is not quite 41% of our goal of $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation as the CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org). For those who have already contributed, thank you and please continue to pray for the success of our efforts.

On-line Giving:
Parishioners can sign up to support the parish financially online with a few easy steps:

  1. visit marymotherofmercy.com
  2. click “Giving”
  3. click the OnLine Giving We Share logo, toward the bottom of the page
  4. click Offertory “Make a Donation”
  5. click “Recurring donations”
  6. next will appear a page titled “Create a new repeating donation for Offertory”
  7. respond to the sections on that page requesting information to set up your account.

Once you have added your account information, donations will automatically deduct from your account. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 607 294 0064.

Annual Bazaar in Jacksonville:
There will be a holiday bazaar at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist church on Trumansburg Road on November 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The bazaar includes a visit from Santa, lunch, and many unique vendors and handcrafted items.

Advent Concert:
The annual Advent Concert sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) will take place on Sunday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church, 69 East Main St., Trumansburg. All are welcome. Members of our parish will be participating and the final practice for the parish’s guitar group will be on November 27 at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church.

Ceremony of Remembrance:
For those who have experienced the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild of any age, you are invited to join a “Ceremony of Remembrance” on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, N.Y. The ceremony will include each child’s name being read during a candle lighting, along with poetry and music. If you are interested in participating, please bring a framed photo (no larger than 8 x 10) by 6:15 pm on the night of the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served following the event. Please email by December 3 a picture of your child/person to be included in a slideshow and include the full name of child/person being honored and the number of people who will be attending. If you have questions or would like to RSVP contact childrenneverforgotten@gmail.com or call Elaine Deacon at (585) 889-2574.The ceremony is non-denominational and is held in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting© and sponsored by Rochester Kids, Jeff Milano-Johnson Memorial Fund.

Praying Your Way through Advent:
Are you already caught up in the busyness of Christmas and missing out on Advent? Begin your new liturgical year by preparing yourself spiritually for the birth of Christ by attending “Praying our Way through Advent” with Sr. Carole Proia, SSJ, and Nancy Lynch who will offer Advent practices that will enhance this time of anticipation. The day of prayer will take place on Tuesday, December 4, at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424), beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. There is a $25.00 fee payable day of the retreat that includes the conference, lunch, time for confessions, and Mass. Register today by calling 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

Reflections During Advent:
Prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ this Advent with “Everyday Stewardship Advent Reflections.” Sign up to receive daily reflections and challenges from Tracy Earl Welliver, straight to your inbox. See the Liturgical Publications website for more details on this and other options for Advent: http://4lpi.com/

Daily Gospel Reflections:
If you are interested in daily reflections on the Gospel, you can sign up to receive “Word on Fire” via your e-mail’s inbox. Once you sign up at DailyCatholicGospel.com, you’ll receive a brief email each morning that will contain a link to that day’s Gospel passage, so you can read the Scripture yourself. Then that will be followed by a short reflection on the passage from Bishop Robert Barron. It’s short, simple, but extremely powerful, like getting a mini-homily each morning from Bishop Barron!

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

November 24, 2018 (fourth weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke (for Gerry Messmer) and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Mary Davidson, Marie Roloson

December 1, 2018 (first weekend):
Lectors: Barbara Willers [for Marie Roloson], Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

November 25  (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

December 2 (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan,  Mark Scibilia-Carver


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

11/4/18 11/11/18 11/18/18 11/25/18
Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank P. Schirmer G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Swanson L. Kurkchi J. Swanson J. Liedenfrost°
Lector 2 K. Knapp E. Moore M. Frank N. Shumway
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 D.Traphagen S. Limoncelli M. Humulock M. Frank
Extraordinary Min 3 M. Humulock P. Schirmer K. Sinkiewicz D. Brandow
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) M. Maleski J. Taylor J. Taylor S. Brandow
Usher 2 T. Humulock A. Reagan M. Maleski M. Maleski
Usher 3 J. Taylor M. Maleski T. Grasek A. Reagan
Usher 4 T. Humulock

 

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 18, 2018

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First reading:
“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.” (Dn. 12:2)

Psalm:
You are my inheritance, O Lord. (Ps. 16)

Second reading:
This one offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God. (Heb. 10:12)

Gospel:
“And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory.” (Mk. 13:26)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
“But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” None of us knows when the world will end. All we know is that it will end. All things do. Many people choose to live a somewhat carefree life by living as if life will never end. They go from one day to the next, never giving a thought to the fact that today may be their last. If you knew exactly when your life will end, what would you do differently? As Christians, we are called to be people of beginnings and endings. God is in all of life even when we think that life cannot get any worse than it is. Creating life out of death is what God does best. We are asked to live vigilantly, seeing God in all things and being ever prepared to meet him, whenever that time comes.

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 at 3:00 p.m. (November 27). 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. (November 19).
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • The Friday evening time for confessions or meeting with Fr. Bernard will resume at a later date
  • Lectors’ Meeting: All lector meetings will be rescheduled at a later date
  • RICA Classes: at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle are postponed for now
  • Pick Up Pies: after Mass on November 17 and November 18 at the church where they were ordered
  • Risking Prison for Peace: Presentation by Clare Grady on at 10:15 a.m., November 18, in St. Catherine of Siena’s parish hall
  • Ecumenical Service: at the Interlaken Reformed Church at 3:00 p.m. on November 18.
  • TAC Advent Concert: December 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, Trumansburg

Share the Warmth in T’burg:
The Trumansburg Rotary Club has placed a collection bin in the St. James parking lot for their “Share the Warmth” campaign. They are collecting winter coats, boots, blankets, and other warm items for distribution through Catholic Charities in Ithaca. This season’s campaign will end December 9. The Rotary Club will gather donations as they arrive, then remove the bin at the end of the campaign.

Enjoy Your Pies:
People who purchased pies to help raise money for the annual Trumansburg area Christmas Bureau can pick up their pies at the church where they were ordered. They will be available after Mass on November 17 and November 18. Thank you and God bless you!

Ecumenical Service:
There will be an ecumenical Thanksgiving service at the Interlaken Reformed Church at 3:00 p.m. on November 18. The parish choir of Mary, Mother of Mercy, will be participating, led by Joan Gelatt and featuring Ronnie Fairclough on guitar and Beth Bevers on violin. They will be joined by the Hector Presbyterian Church choir with Mark Brown as director; the Ovid Federated Church Bell Choir with Marcia Klue, director; and the Interlaken Reformed Church Choir directed by Beverly Feindt.

Lectors’ Meeting:
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal has items related to the ministry of lector. Those items will be shared together with a review of ministry procedures so all three churches in the parish will be in sync with one another. The meetings will be brief and will be held after the each weekend Mass at a date yet to be determined.

Average Mass Attendance in October:
On average in October, 69 people attended Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays at St. Francis Solanus. The average in October for the Sunday Masses were 98 parishioners at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James and 94 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross. Our numbers are dropping! Please invite a friend to join you at Mass.

Catholic Ministries Appeal Update:
As of November 9, seventy people in our parish have responded with a gift or pledge amounting to $12,287, which is 41% of our goal of $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation as the CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org). For those who have already contributed, thank you and please continue to pray for the success of our efforts.

On-line Giving:
Parishioners can sign up to support the parish financially online with a few easy steps:

  1. visit marymotherofmercy.com
  2. click “Giving”
  3. click the OnLine Giving We Share logo, toward the bottom of the page
  4. click Offertory “Make a Donation”
  5. click “Recurring donations”
  6. next will appear a page titled “Create a new repeating donation for Offertory”
  7. respond to the sections on that page requesting information to set up your account.

Once you have added your account information, donations will automatically deduct from your account. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 607 294 0064.

Advent Concert:
The Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) have scheduled the annual TAC Advent Concert for Sunday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church. In preparation for our parish participation, the parish guitar group will be practicing on Sundays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Those unable to make the Sunday practices are invited to practice on Tuesday, November 20 and 27, at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church. Anyone interested is asked to please attend the Sunday or Tuesday rehearsals. All are welcome.

How Being Catholic Makes Me Risk Prison for Peace:
Local Catholic Clare Grady will give a presentation on why her faith motivates her to risk prison time to call attention to the immorality of nuclear weapons. Clare will be going on trial soon for protesting at a nuclear submarine base in Georgia. Her talk will take place on Sunday, November 18, at 10:15 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena’s parish hall, (309 Siena Drive). Come learn about Catholic Church teaching on nuclear weapons and why Clare believes that the Gospel calls her to disarm them. This event is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga.

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

November 17, 2018 (third weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

November 24, 2018 (fourth weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Mary Davidson, Marie Roloson


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

November 18 (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short

November 25  (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

11/4/18 11/11/18 11/18/18 11/25/18
Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank P. Schirmer G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Swanson L. Kurkchi J. Swanson J. Liedenfrost°
Lector 2 K. Knapp E. Moore M. Frank N. Shumway
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 D.Traphagen S. Limoncelli M. Humulock M. Frank
Extraordinary Min 3 M. Humulock P. Schirmer K. Sinkiewicz D. Brandow
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) M. Maleski J. Taylor J. Taylor S. Brandow
Usher 2 T. Humulock A. Reagan M. Maleski M. Maleski
Usher 3 J. Taylor M. Maleski T. Grasek A. Reagan
Usher 4 T. Humulock

 

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 11, 2018

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First reading:
“For the LORD, the God of Israel, says, ‘The jar of flour shall not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, until the day when the LORD sends rain upon the earth.’” (1 Kgs. 17:14)

Psalm:
Praise the Lord, my soul! (Ps. 146) or Alleluia

Second reading:
But now once for all he has appeared at the end of the ages to take away sin by his sacrifice. (Heb. 9:26b)

Gospel:
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury.” (Mk. 12:43b)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
We are all generous, at least to some degree. Most of us when asked for something—whether it be our time, our talent, or our treasure—assess whether we can “afford” to fulfill the request and still preserve our own needs. Have we ever given the last bit of what we had knowing that we will have to do without so that someone else can benefit? We all tend to be a little covetous of our time, talent, and treasure. There are people throughout history who have given everything away only to find that they have received much more in return. St. Francis of Assisi is a prime witness. The Scriptures today bring us two widows who do the same. Do we see in people such as these examples of foolishness or wisdom, inspiration, and hope?

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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 at 3:00 p.m. (November 13). 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. (November 19).
  • Confirmation Formation Classes: There will be no class on November 11
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • The Friday evening time for confessions or meeting with Fr. Bernard will resume at a later date
  • RICA Classes: at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle are postponed for now
  • Pie Sale: after Mass on November 10 at St. Francis Solanus and on November 11 at St. James
  • Jewelry and Handbag Sale: November 10 (10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.) in the St. Catherine of Siena parish center
  • Risking Prison for Peace: Presentations by Clare Grady on November 12, at 12:45 p.m. in Immaculate Conception’s parish and again on Sunday, November 18, at 10:15 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena’s parish hall
  • Lectors’ Meeting: After Mass on November 18 at St. James. The meetings at St. Francis and at Holy Cross will be rescheduled.
  • November’s Day of Prayer: November 13, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Notre Dame Retreat House
  • Marriage Encounter Weekend: November 16–18 at Notre Dame Retreat House.
  • Annual Christmas Craft Show: November 17 at St. Francis-St. Clare parish in Waterloo
  • TAC Advent Concert: December 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, Trumansburg

Share the Warmth in T’burg:
The Trumansburg Rotary Club placed a collection bin in the St. James parking lot for their “Share the Warmth” campaign. They are collecting winter coats, boots, blankets, and other warm items for distribution through Catholic Charities in Ithaca. This season’s campaign began on November 3 and will end December 9. The Rotary Club will gather donations as they arrive, then remove the bin at the end of the campaign.

Pies for Sale:
St. James church and the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, will hold its annual pie sale to raise money to participate in the annual Trumansburg area Christmas Bureau. Please buy a pie and help this worthy cause. Pie orders and payment will be taken after the 5:00 p.m. Mass on November 10 at St. Francis Solanus and after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on November 11 at St. James. Pies will be available to be picked up at the church where they were ordered after the Mass on November 17 and November 18. Thank you and God bless you!

Lectors’ Meeting:
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal has items related to the ministry of lector. Those items will be shared together with a review of ministry procedures so all three churches in the parish will be in sync with one another. The meeting will be brief and will be held after the weekend Mass on Sunday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle. This will be repeated after the Masses at St. Francis and Holy Cross at a later date. Lectors should plan to attend one of these meetings.

2018-2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. Thank you to everyone in the parish who has responded with a gift or pledge. As of November 2 your gifts amount to $10,277 or 34.78% toward our given parish goal this year of $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation. Another letter and pledge form will soon be mailed to everyone who has not yet responded. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. We need your financial support to reach our potential. Thank you and please pray for the success of our efforts. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org) and the CMA page.

On-line Giving:
Parishioners can sign up to support the parish financially online with a few easy steps:

  1. visit marymotherofmercy.com
  2. click “Giving”
  3. click the OnLine Giving We Share logo, toward the bottom of the page
  4. click Offertory “Make a Donation”
  5. click “Recurring donations”
  6. next will appear a page titled “Create a new repeating donation for Offertory”
  7. respond to the sections on that page requesting information to set up your account.

Once you have added your account information, donations will automatically deduct from your account. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 607 294 0064.

Advent Concert:
The Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) have scheduled the annual TAC Advent Concert for Sunday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church. In preparation for our parish participation, the parish guitar group will be practicing on Sundays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Those unable to make the Sunday practices are invited to practice on three Tuesdays (November 13, 20, and 27) at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church. Anyone interested is asked to please attend the Sunday or Tuesday rehearsals. All are welcome.

November’s Day of Prayer:
In honor of November’s Day of Prayer, Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. (author of Mary in 3-D: Icon of Discipleship, Doctrine, and Devotion) will present “Mary, Mother of Our Lord: Icon of Discipleship, Doctrine, and Devotion.” The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13, at the Notre Dame Retreat House beginning at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee and concluding around 3:00 p.m. The fee of $25.00 includes the conference, lunch, reconciliation, and Mass. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register.

A Get Away Weekend Before the Holidays:
All married couples are invited to attend the “Worldwide Marriage Encounter” weekend at Notre Dame Retreat House from November 16 through November 18. Give each other this gift of a special time away for just the two of you to become closer before the busy holiday season. There will be no mandatory group sharing. $100 application fee includes food and lodging. Call 585-223-1121 or email LeoandEd@aol.com to register or for more information. You can also go to: www.wwme.org.

Annual Christmas Craft Show:
St. Francis-St. Clare parish in Waterloo will hold their annual Christmas craft show and luncheon on November 17 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 35 Center Street in Waterloo (former St. Mary School). Free coffee will be available between 8:00–9:00 a.m. Santa will be there between 9:00 until noon. Be sure to bring your camera! Parishioners will again bake their favorite Christmas cookies, which will be sold for $8.00 a pound. A homemade lunch menu will be available. Catholic Daughters will sell recycled jewelry at reasonable prices and raffles will be held for many variations of filled baskets along with a 50-50 raffle. Over fifty crafters will present their talents and wares with many new and unique items including Christmas ornaments and wreathes, and other decorations. For more information call the Ministry Center at 315-539-8006.

How Being Catholic Makes Me Risk Prison for Peace:
Local Catholic Clare Grady will give two presentations on why her faith motivates her to risk prison time to call attention to the immorality of nuclear weapons. Clare will be going on trial soon for protesting at a nuclear submarine base in Georgia. Her talks will take place on Monday, November 12, at 12:45 p.m. in Immaculate Conception’s parish hall (corner of Geneva and Seneca Streets) and again on Sunday, November 18, at 10:15 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena’s parish hall, (309 Siena Drive). Come learn about Catholic Church teaching on nuclear weapons and why Clare believes that the Gospel calls her to disarm them. This event is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga.

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

November 10, 2018 (second weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Lee and Mary Davidson, Robin Hamula

November 17, 2018 (third weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

November 11  (second Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager (for Mark Scibilia-Carver) and Barbara Willers (for Maria Connell)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff (for Beth Koeng and Lynne Stager), Mary Szymanski

November 18 (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

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Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank P. Schirmer G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Swanson L. Kurkchi J. Swanson J. Liedenfrost°
Lector 2 K. Knapp E. Moore M. Frank N. Shumway
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 D.Traphagen S. Limoncelli M. Humulock M. Frank
Extraordinary Min 3 M. Humulock P. Schirmer K. Sinkiewicz D. Brandow
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) M. Maleski J. Taylor J. Taylor S. Brandow
Usher 2 T. Humulock A. Reagan M. Maleski M. Maleski
Usher 3 J. Taylor M. Maleski T. Grasek A. Reagan
Usher 4 T. Humulock

 

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 4, 2018

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First reading:
“Fear the LORD, your God, and keep, throughout the days of your lives, all his statutes and commandments.” (Dt. 6:2a)

Psalm:
I love you, Lord, my strength. (Ps. 18)

Second reading:
But Jesus, because he remains forever, has a priesthood that does not pass away. (Heb. 7:24)

Gospel:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mk. 12:30)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Love of God and love of neighbor are intimately bound together. You cannot have one without the other. Who are my neighbor and how do I love them? It is easy to confess with our lips that we love our neighbor. But how does this get translated into action? Our neighbors are not only those who live around us or are most familiar to us. Everyone is our neighbor: those who are foreign to us, those who have come here illegally, those who have hurt us, those we envy, those we take for granted, and those who are poor. Embracing humanity in all of its forms is not always an easy task, and doing so can quickly take us out of our comfort zones. Working for justice, as God desires, often means adjusting how much I can have and sacrificing our wants and desires. The very image of God is on the faces of our neighbors, and our face can be found there as well. How much do we really love them?

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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 at 3:00 p.m. (November 13). 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. (November 5).
  • Confirmation Formation Classes: There will be no class on November 4 (see take home assignment instead) nor on November 11
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • RICA Classes: Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle at 7:00 p.m. are postponed for now
  • Pie Sale: After Mass on November 3 and November 10 at St. Francis Solanus and on November 4 and November 11 at St. James
  • Coffee Hour: November 4 at St. James the Apostle following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • Election Day Dinner: November 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
  • Fall Cemetery Cleanup: All decorations/flowers need to be removed by November 9
  • Jewelry and Handbag Sale: November 9 (Noon–6:00 p.m.) and November 10 (10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.) in the St. Catherine of Siena parish center
  • Lectors’ Meeting: After Mass on November 18 at St. James. The meetings at St. Francis and at Holy Cross will be rescheduled.
  • November’s Day of Prayer: November 13, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Notre Dame Retreat House
  • Marriage Encounter Weekend: November 16–18 at Notre Dame Retreat House.
  • TAC Advent Concert: December 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, Trumansburg

Funeral:
Robert Victor Pezdek, 80, died October 18, 2018. His funeral Mass was on October 24 at St. James the Apostle church.

Second Collection for the Cemetery Fund:
The parish has two cemeteries, Holy Cross in Ovid and St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg. They both operate with an annual deficit. Cemeteries must strive to maintain a fully funded “Permanent Maintenance Fund.” It is difficult to achieve this goal because the cemeteries do not have the opportunity to produce ongoing income to cover their costs. Your financial help is appreciated each year. A second collection in support of our parish cemeteries will be taken up this weekend, November 3 and 4.

Fall Cemetery Cleanup:
Please have all previous seasonal decorations/flowers removed by November 9. Anything left may be disposed of as the cemetery staff deems appropriate.

Confirmation Formation Classes:
The confirmation class will not be held at St. James this Sunday, November 4. Instead an assignment will be sent to the students/parents for them to complete, with a required response for both the catechetical part and the scriptural part. There is no class scheduled for November 11.

Lectors’ Meeting:
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal has items related to the ministry of lector. Those items will be shared together with a review of ministry procedures so all three churches in the parish will be in sync with one another. The meeting will be brief and will be held after the weekend Mass on Sunday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle. This will be repeated after the Masses at St. Francis and Holy Cross at a later date. Lectors should plan to attend one of these meetings.

2018-2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. Thank you to everyone in the parish who has responded with a gift or pledge. Your gifts so far amount to $7,097 toward our given parish goal this year of $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation. Another letter and pledge form will soon be mailed to everyone who has not yet responded. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. We need your financial support to reach our potential. Thank you and please pray for the success of our efforts. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org) and the CMA page (www.dor/org/cma).

Pies for Sale:
St. James church and the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, will hold its annual pie sale to raise money to participate in the annual Trumansburg area Christmas Bureau. Please buy a pie and help this worthy cause. Pie orders and payment will be taken after the 5:00 p.m. Mass on November 3 and November 10 at St. Francis Solanus and after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on November 4 and November 11 at St. James. Pies will be available to be picked up at the church where they were ordered after the Mass on November 17 and November 18. Thank you and God bless you!

On-line Giving:
Parishioners can sign up to support the parish financially online with a few easy steps:

  1. visit marymotherofmercy.com
  2. click “Giving”
  3. click the OnLine Giving We Share logo, toward the bottom of the page
  4. click Offertory “Make a Donation”
  5. click “Recurring donations”
  6. next will appear a page titled “Create a new repeating donation for Offertory”
  7. respond to the sections on that page requesting information to set up your account.

Once you have added your account information, donations will automatically deduct from your account. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 607 294 0064.

Advent Concert:
The Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) have scheduled the annual TAC Advent Concert for Sunday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church. In preparation for our parish participation, the parish guitar group will be practicing on Sundays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Those unable to make the Sunday practices are invited to practice on three Tuesdays (November 13, 20, and 27) at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church. Anyone interested is asked to please attend the Sunday or Tuesday rehearsals. All are welcome.

Election Day Dinner:
There will be an election day dinner on Tuesday, November 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church. All you can eat adult dinners are $10.00 and children under 12 are $5.00.

November’s Day of Prayer
In honor of November’s Day of Prayer, Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. (author of Mary in 3-D: Icon of Discipleship, Doctrine, and Devotion) will present “Mary, Mother of Our Lord: Icon of Discipleship, Doctrine, and Devotion.” The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13, at the Notre Dame Retreat House beginning at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee and concluding around 3:00 p.m. The fee of $25.00 includes the conference, lunch, reconciliation, and Mass. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register.

A Get Away Weekend Before the Holidays:
All married couples are invited to attend the “Worldwide Marriage Encounter” weekend at Notre Dame Retreat House from November 16 through November 18. Give each other this gift of a special time away for just the two of you to become closer before the busy holiday season. There will be no mandatory group sharing. $100 application fee includes food and lodging. Call 585-223-1121 or email LeoandEd@aol.com to register or for more information. You can also go to: www.wwme.org.

Elegant Jewelry and Handbag Sale:
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 309 Siena Drive, Ithaca, will be having an elegant jewelry and handbag sale on November 9, from noon until 6:00 p.m., and November 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., in the parish center. Handbags include high-end Gucci, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, and Furla. There will be rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, including a lot of sterling silver. Only cash and local checks accepted. Tell your children that they can shop for their loved ones at the special “Kids/Youth Korner.”

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

November 3, 2018 (First Weekend):
Lectors: Marie Roloson, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer

November 10, 2018 (Second Weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Lee and Mary Davidson, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

November 4 (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan,  Mark Scibilia-Carver

November 11  (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

November 2018 schedule forthcoming

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 28, 2018

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First reading:
The LORD has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel. (Jer. 31:7b)

Psalm:
The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy. (Ps. 126)

Second reading:
Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. (Heb. 5:1)

Gospel:
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” (Mk. 10:51b-52a)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As Pope Francis has reminded us, it is in living the Beatitudes that we find the path to holiness. The Beatitudes are not a list of do’s and don’ts. Rather, they are a road map to finding our way to others and to the kingdom of God. It is when we enter into the human condition with all of its pain and sorrow that we discover again the creative presence of God guiding us to greater wholeness. Being poor in spirit—being meek and humble—mourning our sorrow and losses and walking with others through theirs—hungering and thirsting for righteousness—being merciful—maintaining a clean heart—pursuing peace—daily taking up the challenge of the Gospel. All bring us into the mystery of humanity and indeed into the mystery of God. The pathway to our relationships and the blueprint detailing our responsibilities are revealed. Are we ready to roll up our sleeves and get dirty?

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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 at 3:00 p.m. (October 30). 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. (November 5).
  • Confirmation Candidates: Eighth and ninth graders will meet in the pine room at St. James at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • RICA Classes: Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle at 7:00 p.m. are postponed for now
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • Peace Prayer Service: on October 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church
  • Religion Education/Formation Program: Parents with children meeting, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle
  • Celebrate 185 Years of Faithful Service: Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame as they celebrate a special liturgy on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
  • Holy Day of Obligation: All Saints’ Day is November 1.
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Meeting: November 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church will be rescheduled
  • Coffee Hour: November 4 at St. James the Apostle following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • Fall Cemetery Cleanup: All decorations/flowers need to be removed by November 9.
  • Lectors’ Meetings: November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, November 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, and November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle
  • Notre Dame High School meeting: November 14 from 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Religion Education / Formation Program:
“Our Family Based Religion Education Program,” is the title of a new program of religious education for families with children. It will begin this Sunday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle with a presentation by Mr. Rich Rasmussen, faith formation director at Immaculate Conception church in Ithaca, who will explain the program. Parents at that time will be able sign-up and register. Basically the “Our Family Based Religion Education Program” comprises one monthly student on-line learning experience (about thirty minutes) and one monthly gathering of all the families at the church for a meal and learning session (about an hour and a half). Please spread the word to all parish families with children with the encouragement to attend the October 28 meeting.

110118_cf12_4cHoly Day of Obligation:
All Saints’ Day is this Thursday, November 1. The times and places of the Masses are:

  • Wednesday, October 31, at 6:00 p.m. St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken;
  • Thursday, November 1, at 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg; and
  • Thursday November 1, at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross in Ovid.

A holy day of obligation requires that Catholics who have celebrated their first communion are obliged to attend Mass unless gravely inconvenienced. To enhance the celebration a social will follow each of the Masses. After the evening Masses pulled pork with rolls will be served and after the morning Mass there will be a coffee hour.

B667AllSaints_vib_EN_4cAll Souls’ Day:
This Friday, November 2, is the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (it is not a holy day of obligation). There will be one Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle. At the Mass the names of our beloved parishioners and others who have died within the year (November 3, 2017–November 2, 2018) will be proclaimed and a candle will be lit in their memory. All Souls’ Day envelopes were inserted in last weekend’s Sunday bulletin and an All Souls’ Day envelope is also in the boxes of offertory envelopes so you may list those dearly departed you want to remember. The envelopes will be placed on the altar on November 2 and remain there for the month of November. The deceased will be remembered and prayed for during this time.

Second Collection for the Cemetery Fund:
The parish has two cemeteries, Holy Cross in Ovid and St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg. They both operate with an annual deficit. Cemeteries must strive to maintain a fully funded “Permanent Maintenance Fund.” It is difficult to achieve this goal because the cemeteries do not have the opportunity to produce ongoing income to cover their costs. Your financial help is appreciated each year. A second collection in support of our parish cemeteries will be taken up next weekend, November 3 and 4.

Fall Cemetery Cleanup:
Please have all previous seasonal decorations/flowers removed by November 9. Anything left may be disposed of as the cemetery staff deems appropriate.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
For those who were unable to attend the August 23 and September 15 gathering to receive updates on the ministry procedures and to receive the notes from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, a make-up meeting has been scheduled for this Saturday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken.

Lectors’ Meeting:
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal has items related to the ministry of lector. Those items will be shared together with a review of ministry procedures so all three churches in the parish will be in sync with one another. The meeting will be brief and will be held after the following weekend Masses: Saturday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus; Sunday, November 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross; and Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle. Lectors should plan to attend one of those meetings.

2018-2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. Thank you to everyone in the parish who has responded with a gift or pledge so far amounting to $5,182. Our given parish goal this year is $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation. During the next weeks, another letter and pledge form will be mailed to everyone who has not yet responded. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. We need your financial support to reach our potential. Thank you and please pray for the success of our efforts. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s Appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org) and the CMA page (www.dor/org/cma).

Peace Week 2018:
In the midst of wars and violence, we are called to be peacemakers. Join with Catholics from around Tompkins County for the final event of our annual Peace Week. Sunday October 28, there will be a peace prayer service, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church. There will be prayers and reflections on peace and non-violence and will also feature our uplifting inter-parish choir.

Gratitude:
Our parish has received a letter from Rev. Robert C. Bradler, diocesan director for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, expressing his deepest gratitude for our parish response of $1,406 for the 2018 Missionary Cooperation Appeal for the benefit of the Catholic Migrant Ministry on the weekend of August 4.

Share the Warmth in T’burg:
The Trumansburg Rotary Club will be placing a collection at St. James again this season for the “Share the Warmth” campaign. They are collecting winter coats, boots, blankets, and other warm items for distribution through Catholic Charities in Ithaca. This season’s campaign is scheduled to begin November 3. The Rotary Club will gather donations as they arrive, then remove the bin at the end of the campaign.

Pies for Sale:
St. James church and the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, will hold its annual pie sale to raise money to participate in the annual Trumansburg area Christmas Bureau. Please buy a pie and help this worthy cause. Pie orders and payment will be taken after the 5:00 p.m. Mass, on November 3 and November 10 at St. Francis Solanus and after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on November 4 and November 11 at St. James. Pies will be available to be picked up at the church where they were ordered, after the Mass on November 17 and November 18. Thank you and God bless you!

Advent Concert:
The Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) have scheduled Sunday, December 2, for the annual TAC Advent Concert being held at 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church. In preparation for our parish participation, the parish guitar group will be practicing on Sundays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and for those unable to make the Sunday practices all are invited to practice on three Tuesdays, (November 13, 20, and 27) at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church. Anyone interested is asked to please attend the Sunday or Tuesday rehearsals. All are welcome.

Fr. Richard Crawley, OFM Cap.:
Several parishioners have been asking about Fr. Richard. Due to the priest shortage, the diocese has asked Fr. Richard to fill-in on weekends for priests at other parishes. November 18 is the next Sunday when he will be available help at our parish assuming, in the meantime, that he will not be asked to go some place else. Fr. Richard is a blessing and appreciated greatly in the diocese.

Discover Notre Dame High School:
On Thursday, November 14, from 5:30–7:00 p.m., come and discover Notre Dame High School for grades 7-12, and all the opportunities it has to offer your student. The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium at 5:30 p.m. with campus tours to follow. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school, meet current students, and engage with the faculty and administration. Notre Dame is a college preparatory school rich in the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and academic excellence. Notre Dame serves students of Ithaca and the surrounding areas, and a busing option is available. Notre Dame is located at 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, New York, and is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. Visit: www.notredamehighschool.com or call 607-734-2267×321 for more information.

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.


All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, 2018

(Vigil 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis, 9:00 a.m. at St. James, 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross)

Oct. 31 Vigil 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis:

2 Lectors: Karl and Patty Messmer

3 EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Robin Hamula, Tom Duff

Altar Server: Ben Hamula


Nov. 1  9 a.m. at St. James:

2 Lectors:   Barbara Willers, Carol Kuklo

3 EMs: Anne Haus, Mary Szymanski, Lynne Stager


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

October 27, 2018 (Fourth Weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Mary Davidson, Marie Roloson

November 3, 2018 (First Weekend):
Lectors: Marie Roloson, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

October 29  (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

November 4 (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan,  Mark Scibilia-Carver


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

October 2018

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Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 K. Knapp N. Shumway
Lector 2 L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost°
Extraordinary Min 1 F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 M. Frank P. Schirmer
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor M. Maleski
Usher 2 T. Grasek T. Humulock
Usher 3
Usher 4
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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 21, 2018

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First reading:
He shall see his descendants in a long life, and the will of the LORD shall be accomplished through him. (Is. 53:10b)

Psalm:
Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you. (Ps. 33)

Second reading:
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. (Heb. 4:16)

Gospel:
“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mk. 10:45)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Persistence is really a virtue and the face of a strong character. We all have heard stories of people who have done incredible things in the presence of obstacles that appear insurmountable. These are real stories of real people who have lost limbs or faced other physical challenges. They have become amazing athletes and sometimes saints who overcame incredible difficulties in order to proclaim God’s love and presence. Where there is a strong will, there is a way. What do we want Jesus to do for us? Let your faith inspire you to find the courage to love in the face of bitterness, the faith to persevere when tempted to give up, and the hope to move forward when falling into despair. Jesus saves us from ourselves and gives us the clear vision to see as God sees.

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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 at 3:00 p.m. (October 30). 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. (October 22).
  • Bernard is Available: Fridays at 6:30 p.m., St. Francis, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Confirmation Candidates Meeting: Eighth and ninth graders will meet in the pine room at St. James at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • RICA Classes: Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Peace Week Documentary: The Nuns, The Priests and the Bomb, on October 22, in St. Catherine of Siena’s Mahler Hall
  • Peace Week Muslim-Catholic Dialogue: at 7:00 p.m. in All Saints Church on October 24
  • Peace Prayer Service: on October 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church
  • Religion Education/Formation Program: Parents with children meeting, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle
  • Empty Rice Bowl Event: October 24, at Sacred Heart church, 90 Melrose Road, Auburn
  • Winter Coat Collection for Seneca County: Please bring any donations to either Holy Cross or St. Francis church. The local distribution will take place at the Ovid VFW on October 27, from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
  • Celebrate 185 Years of Faithful Service: Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame as they celebrate a special liturgy on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
  • Coffee Hour: November 4 at St. James the Apostle following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • Fall Cemetery Cleanup: All decorations/flowers need to be removed by November 9.

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Today is World Mission Sunday. We celebrate this day by remembering the revitalizing mission at the heart of our Christian faith—to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith ensures the work and service of the Mission Church, as it supports priests, and religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your generosity.

Holy Days of Obligation:
Throughout the year, there are six holy days of obligation, i.e. days on which all Catholics who have been initiated into the Sacrament of Holy Communion are obliged to attend Mass. In our parish, the times and places for those Masses will begin with a Vigil Mass the day before the holy day at 6:00 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken. On the feast the day itself there will be a Mass at 9:00 a.m. in St. James the Apostle church in Trumansburg and another at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross church, Ovid. Our next holy day of obligation is All Saints Day, November 1.fa1624bi_4c

All Souls’ Day Envelopes:
All Souls’ Day is November 2. It is a tradition is to have “All Souls’ Day” envelopes for parishioners to record the names of their beloved deceased. On November 2 the envelopes will be placed on the altar and remain there throughout the month. For this purpose All Souls’ Day envelopes will be inserted into the October 21 parish bulletin and are also in your boxes of offering envelopes. The envelopes may be deposited in the collection in time for All Souls’ Day.

Maintenance Person:
Our parish is in need of one person who would be on call for periodic maintenance jobs for each of our church buildings. Jobs could include things like painting, minor electrical or plumbing work, repair of kneelers, changing light bulbs, or other such tasks. If interested, or you know of someone who might a good candidate, please contact the parish office regarding this paid service.

2018-2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
Hopefully everyone has received the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) mailing and has had a chance to review the materials. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Sharing our Blessings.” The CMA affords each of us an opportunity to support the larger Church so that it can meet real needs throughout our diocese. Every gift is needed and important! If it is easier, you may make your gift online at www.dor.org/cma. You may also pay your pledge off in six installments by May 31. CMA envelopes are available in the back of each of our churches. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal that is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org). Our given parish goal this year is $29,979 which is $570 less than last year’s parish goal.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
This is a faith formational program for people interested learning more about Jesus Christ and His Church, with a leaning toward being baptized, confirmed, and celebrating Holy Communion. It is also for Catholics who have yet to celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Holy Communion and for Catholics who are interested in continuing with their religious education formation. The classes will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church’s pine room. All are welcome.

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection for winter coats in Seneca County is currently underway. The local distribution will take place at the Ovid VFW on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Warm winter coats are needed, from infant through adult sizes and the coats can be new or gently used and clean. The coats donated will be shared locally. Collection bins will be located at Holy Cross in the entry ramp and at St. Francis in the vestibule. We are in need of volunteers to help the children find their “perfect coat.” If you want to volunteer or need further information, please contact Gerry Frank at 607-869-5009.

Peace Week 2018:
In the midst of wars and violence, we are all called to be peacemakers. Join with Catholics from around Tompkins County this month for our annual Peace Week events to learn and pray together.

  • There will be a documentary on Monday, October 22, The Nuns, The Priests and the Bomb, about active resistance to nuclear weapons. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. followed by the film screening and discussions beginning at 6:30 in St. Catherine of Siena’s Mahler Hall. A $5 donation helps to defray the cost of the food.
  • The second event is on Wednesday, October 24, and will consist of a “Muslim-Catholic Dialogue” beginning at 7:00 p.m. at All Saints church. This is an opportunity to meet and learn from our Muslim neighbors as we talk together on how we can work together for peace.
  • On Sunday October 28, there will be a Peace Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church that will include prayers and reflections on peace and non-violence and featuring an uplifting inter-parish choir.

September Average Attendance:
The average attendance in September at our weekend Masses were 64 people at the Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass. On Sundays there were 116 parishioners at the 9:00 a.m. Mass and 99 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Our numbers are dropping! Please bring a friend to Mass.

Fall Cemetery Cleanup:
Please have all previous seasonal decorations/flowers removed by November 9. Anything left may be disposed of as the cemetery staff deems appropriate.

Religion Education / Formation Program:
“Our Family Based Religion Education Program,” is the title of a new program of religious education for families with children. It will begin on Sunday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle with a presentation by Mr. Rich Rasmussen, faith formation director at Immaculate Conception church in Ithaca, who will explain the program. Parents at that time will be able sign-up and register. Basically the “Our Family Based Religion Education Program” comprises one monthly student on-line learning experience (about thirty minutes) and one monthly gathering of all the families at the church for a meal and learning session (about an hour and a half). Please spread the word to all parish families with children with the encouragement to attend the October 28 meeting.

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

October 20, 2018 (Third Weekend):
Lector: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EM: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

October 27, 2018 (Fourth Weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Mary Davidson, Marie Roloson


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

October 21 (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short

October 29  (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

October 2018

10/21/18 10/28/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 K. Knapp N. Shumway
Lector 2 L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost°
Extraordinary Min 1 F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 M. Frank P. Schirmer
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor M. Maleski
Usher 2 T. Grasek T. Humulock
Usher 3
Usher 4

 

 

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 14, 2018

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First reading:
I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. (Wis. 7:7)

Psalm:
Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy! (Ps. 90)

Second reading:
Indeed the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword. (Heb. 4:12a)

Gospel:
“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mk. 10:25)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Are we content and satisfied with the bare minimum and essentials of our faith, or do we desire excellence and proficiency? The Ten Commandments represent the minimum and, if we are honest with ourselves, are pretty easy to keep. The fullness of the Gospel, however, is another story. Truly living as Jesus taught often comes with great self-sacrifice, self-emptying, and possibly leaving the things of this world behind. Are we ready to pursue this kind of life? God wants us to live and love abundantly not superficially. Love asks that we extend ourselves beyond the status quo and the bare minimum and venture into that which is risky, countercultural, and even radical. What we possess can no longer be important. When Jesus laid this out before the rich young man, he went away sad because he had much. When Jesus lays it out before us, how do we react?

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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 at 3:00 p.m. (October 16). 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. (October 22).
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Confirmation Candidates Meeting: Eighth and ninth graders will meet in the pine room at St. James the Apostle at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • RICA Classes: Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle church’s pine room at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist church
  • A Fall Day of Retreat: Presented by Fr. Frank Jones, C.Ss.R., at Notre Dame Retreat House on Tuesday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Peace Week Documentary: The Nuns, The Priests and the Bomb, on October 22, in St. Catherine of Siena’s Mahler Hall
  • Peace Week Muslim-Catholic Dialogue: at 7:00 p.m. in All Saints Church on October 24
  • Peace Prayer Service: on October 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church
  • Empty Rice Bowl Events: October 16 at Our Lady of Peace parish, Center Street, Geneva, and on October 24, at Sacred Heart church, 90 Melrose Road, Auburn
  • Winter Coat Collection for Seneca County: Please bring any donations to either Holy Cross or St. Francis church. The local distribution will take place at the Ovid VFW on October 27, from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
  • Celebrate 185 Years of Faithful Service: Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame as they celebrate a special liturgy on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
  • Coffee Hour: November 4 at St. James the Apostle following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

World Mission Sunday
Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests and religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers, and be generous in next week’s collection of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Holy Days of Obligation:
Throughout the year, there are six holy days of obligation, i.e. days on which all Catholics who have been initiated into the Sacrament of Holy Communion are obliged to attend Mass. In our parish, the times and places for those Masses will begin with a Vigil Mass the day before the holy day at 6:00 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken. On the feast the day itself there will be a Mass at 9:00 a.m. in St. James the Apostle church in Trumansburg and another at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross church, Ovid. Our next holy day of obligation is All Saints Day, November 1.

Ovid Community Garden:
Individuals are welcome to rent raised 8 x 4 foot garden beds for $10.00 each. You must be a member of the garden to grow and pick produce. Please contact the STEPS (Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions) office at 607 403 0069 if you would like to become a member.

Workbook for Lectors:
Lectors are asked to please pick up the 2019 Workbook for Lectors located in the churches where you usually proclaim the word of God. Please take the book that has your name posted on the workbook.

Maintenance Person:
Our parish is in need of one person who would be on call for periodic maintenance jobs for each of our church buildings. Jobs could include things like painting, minor electrical or plumbing work, repair of kneelers, changing light bulbs, or other such tasks. If interested, or you know of someone who might a good candidate, please contact the parish office regarding this paid service.

2018-2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
Hopefully everyone has received the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) mailing and has had a chance to review the materials. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Sharing our Blessings.” The CMA affords each of us an opportunity to support the larger Church so that it can meet real needs throughout our diocese. Every gift is needed and important! If it is easier, you may make your gift online at www.dor.org/cma. You may also pay your pledge off in six installments by May 31. CMA envelopes are available in the back of each of our churches. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal that is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org). Our given parish goal this year is $29,979 which is $570 less than last year’s parish goal.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
This is a faith formational program for people interested learning more about Jesus Christ and His Church, with a leaning toward being baptized, confirmed, and celebrating Holy Communion. It is also for Catholics who have yet to celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Holy Communion and for Catholics who are interested in continuing with their religious education formation. The classes will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church’s pine room. All are welcome.

All Souls’ Day Envelopes:102818_cf13_4c
All Souls’ Day is November 2. It is a tradition is to have “All Souls’ Day” envelopes for parishioners to record the names of their beloved deceased. On November 2 the envelopes will be placed on the altar and remain there throughout the month. For this purpose All Souls’ Day envelopes will be inserted into the October 21 parish bulletin and are also in your boxes of offering envelopes. The envelopes may be deposited in the collection in time for All Souls’ Day.

Prayer for Healing:
St. Catherine of Siena Parish will hold a “Prayer for Healing” on Friday, October 19, at 7 p.m. Through song, ritual action, and spoken prayer, we will ask God to heal those who have been victims of clerical abuse, pray for our Church in the midst of this crisis, and tap into the hope needed for the future. This prayer experience (not a Mass) is open to anyone of any denomination who would like to pray for healing.

Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty:
This year marks the thirtieth year for the local Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk and the thirtieth anniversary of the Trumansburg Food Pantry. The Crop Hunger Walk will take place this Sunday, October 14, and it will start and finish at the Trumansburg Methodist Church (site of the Food Pantry). Walker registration will be at 1:45 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 2:00 p.m. CROP is sponsored by the Ecumenical Church World Service—a way to give to our local pantry and share in viable hunger projects beyond our community. Plan to walk and begin now to ask people to sponsor you. If are unable to walk, please consider sponsoring a walker.

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection for winter coats in Seneca County is currently underway. The local distribution will take place at the Ovid VFW on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Warm winter coats are needed, from infant through adult sizes and the coats can be new or gently used and clean. The coats donated will be shared locally. Collection bins will be located at Holy Cross in the entry ramp and at St. Francis in the vestibule. We are in need of volunteers to help the children find their “perfect coat.” If you want to volunteer or need further information, please contact Gerry Frank at 607-869-5009.

Peace Week 2018:
In the midst of wars and violence, we are all called to be peacemakers. Join with Catholics from around Tompkins County this month for our annual Peace Week events to learn and pray together.

  • There will be a documentary on Monday, October 22, The Nuns, The Priests and the Bomb, about active resistance to nuclear weapons. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. followed by the film screening and discussions beginning at 6:30 in St. Catherine of Siena’s Mahler Hall. A $5 donation helps to defray the cost of the food.
  • The second event is on Wednesday, October 24, and will consist of a “Muslim-Catholic Dialogue” beginning at 7:00 p.m. at All Saints church. This is an opportunity to meet and learn from our Muslim neighbors as we talk together on how we can work together for peace.
  • On Sunday October 28, there will be a Peace Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church that will include prayers and reflections on peace and non-violence and featuring an uplifting inter-parish choir.

Annual Empty Bowls Events:
There will be two “Empty Rice Bowl” events in our area. One is on October 16 at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Center Street, Geneva, and the second on October 24, at Sacred Heart Church, 90 Melrose Road, Auburn. Both events begin at 5:00 pm and run until 7:00 p.m. with a cost of $20.00 per ticket for adults or $10.00 per ticket for children under ten. Cost includes soup, bread, beverage, dessert, and a handmade ceramic bowl. Empty Bowls began in a Michigan High School classroom and has become a popular event to raise awareness of the effects of hunger and food insecurity. Participants walk away with a commemorative Empty Bowl that serves as a reminder that hunger does indeed exist in our community. For tickets or more information contact Rhonda Zettlemoyer at 315-789-2235, ext. 104 or email rhonda.zettlemoyer@dor.org or catholiccharitiesfl.org. All proceeds will benefit programs of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes. Please help us help others!

Retreat:
A fall day of retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY) will take place on Tuesday, October 16 with the theme of “The Problem of Good and Evil in the Book of Job and How that can Apply to our Own Lives.” It will be presented by Fr. Frank Jones, C.Ss.R, rector/director of Notre Dame Retreat House. The retreat will begin at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee and concludes at 3:00 p.m. There will be lunch and a reconciliation Mass as part of the conference activities. The fee of $25.00 includes lunch. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register.

School Sisters of Notre Dame:
Celebrate 185 years of faithful service with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. In 1833, Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger founded the School Sisters of Notre Dame to educate young women. Since then, the sisters have expanded her initial provincial mission to deepen communion with God and transform the world through education at all stages of life. Please join the sisters as they celebrate a special liturgy on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

October 13, 2018 (Second Weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Lee and Mary Davidson, Robin Hamula

October 20, 2018 (Third Weekend):
Lector: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EM: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

October 14  (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Barbara Willers (for Maria Connell)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski

October 21 (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

October 2018

10/14/18 10/21/18 10/28/18
Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 E. Moore K. Knapp N. Shumway
Lector 2 J. Swanson L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost°
Extraordinary Min 1 D. Moore F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 T. Humulock M. Frank P. Schirmer
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) S. Brandow° J. Taylor M. Maleski
Usher 2 M. Maleski T. Grasek T. Humulock
Usher 3 P. Marrella
Usher 4
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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 7, 2018

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First reading:
“This one shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of ‘her man’ this one has been taken.” (Gn. 2:23b)

Psalm:
May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives. (Ps. 128)

Second reading:
For it was fitting that he, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the leader to their salvation perfect through suffering. (Heb. 2:10)

Gospel:
“So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Mk. 10:8b-9)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As a disciple, an extremely important question must always take precedence in decision-making. What does God want me to do? In discerning answers to life’s questions and difficulties, it doesn’t matter what humans permit or even what popular choice dictates. It is what God says that matters. God’s will is often dismissed, even by those who claim to believe in Him. We discern God’s will by developing a strong and mature prayer life, listening to Scripture and church teaching, consulting church tradition, paying attention to the rhythms of life, and seeking His presence in all we experience and observe. As Jesus realized in his final hours, it is “not my will but yours be done.” Are we ready to follow his example and give ourselves over to what God wants?

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 at 3:00 p.m. (October 16). 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. (October 8).
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Coffee Hour: October 7 at St. James the Apostle following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • Confirmation Candidates Meeting: Eighth and ninth graders will meet in the pine room at St. James the Apostle at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • RICA Classes: Held on Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle church’s pine room at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Catholic Men’s Conference: October 13 at St. Jude the Apostle parish in Rochester, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Organ Concert: October 13, at 4:00 p.m. at the United Methodist church, Trumansburg
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist church
  • A Fall Day of Retreat: Presented by Fr. Frank Jones, C.Ss.R. at Notre Dame Retreat House on Tuesday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Empty Rice Bowl Events: October 16 at Our Lady of Peace parish, Center Street, Geneva, and on October 24, at Sacred Heart church, 90 Melrose Road, Auburn
  • Winter Coat Collection for Seneca County: Please bring any donations to either Holy Cross or St. Francis church. The local distribution will take place at the Ovid VFW on October 27, from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
  • Celebrate 185 Years of Faithful Service: Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame as they celebrate a special liturgy on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Wedding:
Derek Andrew Brown and Meghan Elizabeth Durling were married on September 29, 2018, in St. James the Apostle church, Trumansburg.

Baptism:
Rosemary Theresa Fanaro was baptized on September 30, 2918, in Holy Cross church, Ovid.

Workbook for Lectors:
Lectors are asked to please pick up the 2019 Workbook for Lectors located in the churches where you usually proclaim the word of God. Please take the book that has your name posted on the workbook.

Weekly Offerings:
The parish will be ordering the boxes of offertory envelopes for 2019. If you are not presently using the box of offertory envelopes and would like to, please notify the parish office and an order for a box of offertory envelopes will be made for you. A reminder that offerings to the parish can also be made by donating on line through “WeShare.” In this regard please consult the bulletin announcement “Donate on Line.”

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 the parish website 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.

Maintenance Person:
Our parish is in need of one person who would be on call for periodic maintenance jobs for each of our church buildings. Jobs could include things like painting, minor electrical or plumbing work, repair of kneelers, changing light bulbs, or other such tasks. If interested, or you know of someone who might a good candidate, please contact the parish office regarding this paid service.

2018-2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
Hopefully everyone has received the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) mailing and has had a chance to review the materials. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Sharing our Blessings.” The CMA affords each of us an opportunity to support the larger Church so that it can meet real needs throughout our diocese. Every gift is needed and important! If it is easier, you may make your gift online at www.dor.org/cma. You may also pay your pledge off in six installments by May 31. CMA envelopes are available in the back of each of our churches. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s appeal that is posted to the diocesan website (www.dor.org) and the CMA page (www.dor/org/cma). Our given parish goal this year is $29,979 which is $570 less than last year’s parish goal.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
This is a faith formational program for people interested learning more about Jesus Christ and His Church, with a leaning toward being baptized, confirmed, and celebrating Holy Communion. It is also for Catholics who have yet to celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Holy Communion and for Catholics who are interested in continuing with their religious education formation. The classes will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church’s pine room. All are welcome.

Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty:
This year marks the thirtieth year for the local Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk and the thirtieth anniversary of the Trumansburg Food Pantry. The Crop Hunger Walk will take place next Sunday, October 14, and it will start and finish at the Trumansburg Methodist Church (site of the Food Pantry). Walker registration will be at 1:45 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 2:00 p.m. CROP is sponsored by the Ecumenical Church World Service—a way to give to our local pantry and share in viable hunger projects beyond our community. Plan to walk and begin now to ask people to sponsor you. If are unable to walk, please consider sponsoring a walker.

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection for winter coats in Seneca County is currently underway. The local distribution will take place at the Ovid VFW on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Warm winter coats are needed, from infant through adult sizes and the coats can be new or gently used and clean. The coats donated will be shared locally. Collection bins will be located at Holy Cross in the entry ramp and at St. Francis in the vestibule. We are in need of volunteers to help the children find their “perfect coat.” If you want to volunteer or need further information, please contact Gerry Frank at 607-869-5009.

Annual Capuchin Dinner:
On October 23 the Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary will be holding their annual dinner and would be very pleased if you could attend! The dinner will be at the Glen Island Harbour Club located in New Rochelle, NY. There are several ways to support the dinner even if you are unable to attend. For more information please visit www.capuchin.org/dinner or contact George Vogel at 212 564 0759 ext. 284 or by email at gvogel@capuchin.org.

Organ Concert:
The United Methodist Church in Trumansburg will have an organ concert on Saturday, October 13, at 4:00 p.m. The church has an 1862 Garret House organ, which is a tracker organ. Guest organists are Permelia and David Sears who specialize in nineteenth century tracker organs. Both have performed organ recitals across the Northeast. A freewill donation to benefit the Food Bank would be accepted.

Parish Choir:
In preparation for Thanksgiving ecumenical service, the TAC Advent concert, and Christmas liturgies, Joan Gelatt will have choir practices weekly on Tuesdays. Two practice times will be offered—one at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross and the other in the evening at a time and place to be determined. All are welcome to join in.

Annual Empty Bowls Events:
There will be two “Empty Rice Bowl” events in our area. One is on October 16 at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Center Street, Geneva, and the second on October 24, at Sacred Heart Church, 90 Melrose Road, Auburn. Both events begin at 5:00 pm and run until 7:00 p.m. with a cost of $20.00 per ticket for adults or $10.00 per ticket for children under ten. Cost includes soup, bread, beverage, dessert, and a handmade ceramic bowl. Empty Bowls began in a Michigan High School classroom and has become a popular event to raise awareness of the effects of hunger and food insecurity. Participants walk away with a commemorative Empty Bowl that serves as a reminder that hunger does indeed exist in our community. For tickets or more information contact Rhonda Zettlemoyer at 315-789-2235, ext. 104 or email rhonda.zettlemoyer@dor.org or catholiccharitiesfl.org. All proceeds will benefit programs of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes. Please help us help others!

Communion5_18sp_4cCatholic Men’s Conference:
Three nationally recognized speakers are due to headline the fourth-annual Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference, scheduled for Saturday, October 13. For the past four years, this annual conference has been highly successful in serving men throughout our diocese. This year’s conference will take place at St. Jude the Apostle parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, N.Y. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is currently open for the conference, which will feature “The Eucharist” as its theme. Register at www.exultrochester.org. For more information, flyers have been placed in the churches.

Retreat:
A fall day of retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House (5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY) will take place on Tuesday, October 16 with the theme of “The Problem of Good and Evil in the Book of Job and How that can Apply to our Own Lives.” It will be presented by Fr. Frank Jones, C.Ss.R, rector/director of Notre Dame Retreat House. The retreat will begin at 9:00 a.m. with morning coffee and concludes at 3:00 p.m. There will be lunch and a reconciliation Mass as part of the conference activities. The fee of $25.00 includes lunch. Please call 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com to register.

School Sisters of Notre Dame:
Celebrate 185 years of faithful service with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. In 1833, Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger founded the School Sisters of Notre Dame to educate young women. Since then, the sisters have expanded her initial provincial mission to deepen communion with God and transform the world through education at all stages of life. Please join the sisters as they celebrate a special liturgy on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Ovid Community Garden:
Individuals are welcome to rent raised 8 x 4 foot garden beds for $10.00 each. You must be a member of the garden to grow and pick produce. Please contact the STEPS (Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions) office at 607 403 0069 if you would like to become a member.

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. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

October 6, 2018 (First Weekend):
Lectors: Marie Roloson, Scott Hamula
EMs: Millie Messmer, Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers

October 13, 2018 (Second Weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Lee and Mary Davidson, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

October 7 (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan, Patty Messmer, Mark Scibilia-Carver

October 14  (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Barbara Willers (for Maria Connell)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

October 2018

10/7/18 10/14/18 10/21/18 10/28/18
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 K. Knapp N. Shumway
Lector 2 T. Humulock J. Swanson L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost°
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox D. Moore F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 D. Traphagen T. Humulock M. Frank P. Schirmer
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor S. Brandow° J. Taylor M. Maleski
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski T. Grasek T. Humulock
Usher 3 P. Marrella P. Marrella
Usher 4


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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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