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
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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

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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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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 30, 2018

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First reading:
But Moses answered him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets!” (Nm. 11:29)

Psalm:
The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart. (Ps. 19)

Second reading:
The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. (Jas. 5:4b)

Gospel:
Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. For whoever is not against us is for us.” (Mk. 9:39a, 40)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Whoever is not against us is with us. Is your image of God bigger than the labels and categories into which we often place Him? God has been acting in our world from the beginning of time and has been intimately wedded to creation for thousands of years before the creation of humanity. Did you ever consider that God was present when dinosaurs traveled the earth? God’s presence surprises us, but He can be clearly seen when people, regardless of their faith or creed, rise to the occasion and do the right thing. We have seen this countless times throughout history when people have put their differences aside, sacrificing their own security and needs to help others. God is much larger than we make Him out to be. Try to be present and mindful and not miss God working in all moments of life. If we are not attentive, God’s presence can go unnoticed.

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 2). 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.
  • Confirmation Candidates Meeting: Eighth and ninth graders and their parents will meet in the St. James pine room at 4:00 p.m. on September 30
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • RICA Classes: Held on Wednesdays, beginning October 3 in St. James the Apostle church’s pine room at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Francis of Assisi Pet Blessing Ceremony: October 4, at St. Francis Solanus church, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to bring their pets for the blessing ceremony.
  • Vigil Mass for Respect Life Sunday: at 4:30 pm. on October 6 in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1355 Hatch Rd, Webster
  • Catholic Men’s Conference: October 13 at St. Jude the Apostle parish in Rochester, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist 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.
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St. Francis of Assisi Day:
This Thursday, October 4, is the feast day for all Franciscans including the Capuchin Franciscans. The feast day Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross church in Ovid at 8:30 a.m. It is traditional that on this feast day there be a blessing of animals. The blessing will take place at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken, at 6:30 p.m. that same day. All are welcome to bring their pets for the blessing ceremony.

Free Chairs and a Tree:
St. Francis Solanus church has folding chairs that have not been used in recent years. If you are interested in having one or several, please contact the parish office. The church also has an artificial Christmas tree in good condition to give away.

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.” The bulletin announcement below will tell you how to donate online.

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.

Weekdays with a Funeral Mass:
When there is a funeral Mass scheduled on a weekday, the scheduled daily Mass for that day will be cancelled. The announced Mass intention for the day will be transferred to the nearest available date.

Snow Days:
When the Trumansburg or South Seneca school districts announce the cancellation of classes due to hazardous weather, the daily Mass scheduled for that day will be cancelled. The announced Mass intention for that day will be transferred to the nearest available date.

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. It is also for Catholics who are interested in continuing with their religious education formation. The classes will be held on Wednesdays, beginning this week, October 3, at St. James the Apostle church’s pine room at 7:00 p.m. 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 on 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.

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.

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.

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.

September 29, 2018 (Fifth Weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Scott Hamula (for Ann Buddle)
EMs: Marie Roloson, Robin Hamula (for Millie Messmer)

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


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

September 30  (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

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


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
September 2018 Schedule

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Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 M. Humulock G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Liedenfrost° N. Shumway
Lector 2 P. Motill E. Moore
Extraordinary Min 1 G. Frank D. Moore
Extraordinary Min 2 T. Humulock D.Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 D. Brandow M. Frank
Usher 1 (Lead) S. Brandow J. Taylor
Usher 2 M. Maleski T. Humulock
Usher 3
Usher 4
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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 23, 2018

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First reading:
For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him and deliver him from the hand of his foes. (Wis. 2:18)

Psalm:
The Lord upholds my life. (Ps. 54)

Second reading:
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. (Jas. 3:18)

Gospel:
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.” (Mk. 9:37)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Humility is really a virtue that allows us to keep our relationships in proper order: God first, others second, and myself third. However, we all wrestle with our incompleteness, weakness, and imperfections. Passions and impulses from within can color how we view our lives and distort them. Who among us does not struggle with jealousy, envy, pride, and lust? Then, when we can’t have what we desire, we find ourselves angry, greedy, and taking more than we deserve. The downward spiral continues. Even Jesus’s disciples, who knew him better than most, argued about who was the greatest. Humbly seeking the wisdom that comes from God and His righteousness is the corrective we need in order to keep ourselves in check.

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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 2). 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. (September 24).
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • Steve Angrisano: a renowned Catholic musician and storyteller at 7:00 p.m. on September 23 through 25 at Immaculate Conception Church
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • Renewing Your Relationship: 6:30–9:00 p.m. on September 29 in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester.
  • Vigil Mass for Respect Life Sunday: at 4:30 pm. on October 6 in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1355 Hatch Rd, Webster
  • Catholic Men’s Conference: October 13 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Rochester, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist 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

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.

Reception of Holy Communion:
On occasion, communicants have taken the host and dipped it into the chalice to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, a practice called intinction. Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have been instructed that, when an attempt is made by a communicant to dip the host into the chalice, the Eucharistic minister will put their hand over the cup to stop that action.

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.” The bulletin announcement below will tell you how to donate online.

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.

Free Tables and Chairs:
St. Francis Solanus church has solid folding tables and chairs that have not been used in recent years. If you are interested in having one or several, please contact the parish office. The church also has an artificial Christmas tree in good condition to give away.

Ending Hunger One Step at a Time:
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 on 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.

Victims of Sexual Abuse:
Victims of sexual abuse should always report to the civil authorities. To receive help and guidance from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester contact the victim assistance coordinator, Deborah Housel, at 585 328 3228 ext. 1555, or toll-free at 1 800 388 7177 ext. 1555, or by email to victimassistance@dor.org.

Rekindle the Holy Spirit:
Come join us for three faith-filled evenings, September 23 through 25, with Steve Angrisano, a nationally renowned Catholic musician and storyteller, at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 113 North Geneva Street, Ithaca. Young and old (and even Saint Pope John Paul II) embrace the passionate message of faith, hope, love, and the Gospel woven through gifts of music and story to help strengthen our faith. This is a great way to begin the new academic year and help enkindle the fire of the Holy Spirit within. You can contact Rich at rich.rasmussen@dor.org or at 607-273-6121 for more information. We hope you can join us.

Can You Love Enough:
“Love WILL end abortion,” says Jim Havens. From September 26 until November 4, the Ithaca “40 Days for Life” will lead a peaceful and prayerful campaign right here in our community. Join in peaceful vigil across from Planned Parenthood, 620 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, along the public right-of way, from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Please consider praying with us for just one or two hours weekly, with a friend, your church, or your family. For more information, contact Mary Anne Tissot, 315-246-7479 or email sweetwind53@yahoo.com. Details/updates about Ithaca 40 Days for Life is available at www.40daysforlife.com/Ithaca. Visit and “like” our Facebook page: “Ithaca 40 Days for Life.”

Average Attendance in August:
In August the three churches averaged the following number of people at Mass. On Saturday at the 5:00 p.m. Mass there were 76 people. On Sunday at the 9:00 a.m. Mass there were, on average, 138 people and, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, 122 parishioners in attendance.

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.

Diocesan Respect Life Mass
Please join Bishop Matano and the faithful from around the diocese to celebrate the Vigil Mass for Respect Life Sunday, sharing, through our presence, our respect for all human life. The Mass will begin at 4:30 pm. on Saturday, October 6 in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1355 Hatch Rd, Webster, with a reception to follow. If you have questions contact Suzanne Stack, life issues coordinator, at 585-328-3210 x1304 or suzanne.stack@dor.org. Every life is cherished, is chosen, and is sent.

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!

Catholic Men’s Conference:
For the past four years, this annual conference has been highly successful in serving men throughout our diocese. This year the conference will take place on Saturday, October 13, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, N.Y. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register at www.exultrochester.org. Cost is $40 (early bird) until August 31. For more information, flyers have been placed in the churches.

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency
Volunteer drivers are being recruited to support its Medicaid Transportation Program. Our drivers transport people to and from medical appointments and are reimbursed at the federal mileage rate of $0.545 per mile. Visit us online (cscaa.com/MedicaidTransportationProgram.html) or contact us for more information, 315-255-1703 x222.

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.

September 22, 2018 (Fourth Weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Patti Perry, Cathy DelSignore, Marie Roloson

September 29, 2018 (Fifth Weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Ann Buddle
EMs: Marie Roloson, Patti Perry, Millie Messmer


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

September 23 (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

September 30  (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
September 2018 Schedule

9/2/18 9/9/18 9/16/18 9/23/18 9/30/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank P. Schirmer M. Humulock G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Swanson T. Humulock L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost° N. Shumway
Lector 2 K. Knapp M. Humulock M. Frank P. Motill E. Moore
Extraordinary Min 1 F. Grasek S. Limoncelli L.A. Fox G. Frank D. Moore
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° F. Grasek T. Humulock D.Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 L.A. Fox P. Schirmer S. Limoncelli D. Brandow M. Frank
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) T. Grasek J. Taylor J. Taylor S. Brandow J. Taylor
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski P. Marrella M. Maleski T. Humulock
Usher 3 P. Marrella S. Brandow° T. Grasek
Usher 4

 

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 16, 2018

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First reading:
The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. (Is. 50:7a)

Psalm:
I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living. (Ps. 114) or Alleluia.

Second reading:
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? (Jas. 2:14)

Gospel:
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” (Mk. 8:34b)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Who do you say Jesus is? Some look to Jesus as the reliever of pain and suffering. We want to believe in a God who will take away the discomfort we are feeling and make things better. Frustration and even a lessening of faith can happen when we realize this is not happening. Jesus is the Christ. As the Christ, he is the one who shows us how to keep both the joys and sorrows of life in balance. There is no hopping, skipping, or jumping over suffering. It is a part of life. In addition to the physical pain we are asked to endure, living the Gospel can bring rejection and suffering as well. Jesus the Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Do we have the desire and faith to follow him?

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“There can be no peace unless there is soul peace. For nothing happens in the external world that has not first happened within a soul.” ~Ven. Fulton Sheen

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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. (September 18). 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. (September 24).
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • Community Chorus Fall Session Begins: September 17 at the Jacksonville Methodist church.
  • Lakeside Retreat: September 22, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. with Richard Crawley, OFM Cap. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center on Seneca Lake
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • Renewing Your Relationship: 6:30–9:00 p.m. on September 29 in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester.
  • Catholic Men’s Conference: October 13 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Rochester, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist Church

Campaign For Human Development:
Please be generous in this week’s second collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. In the United States, one in seven people live in poverty. With this collection, you support programs that address the causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for those who are struggling across the country. In addition, twenty-five percent of the funds collected remains in our diocese to fund local anti-poverty projects. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection. More information about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development can be found at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.

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

Parish Feast Day Celebration:
Last Sunday, September 9, we celebrated our parish feast day for Mary, Mother of Mercy, with a parish picnic. Weather wise, it was a cloudy and cool day (60 degrees) but fifty or more people braved the weather and met on the front lawn of St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken, for an enjoyable prayer service in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a fun picnic afterwards. We thank all who came with their dishes to pass, including the ice cream social table. We thank the Fellowship Committee and the Liturgy Planning Committee for sponsoring the event. We “thank” Michelle Humulock, who chaired the event and made the arrangements for the purchase of the pulled pork (a big success) for the rolls, drinks, paper products, and all that goes into producing a successful picnic. We thank Tony Humulock, Michelle’s husband, for the delivery and set up. We “thank” Gerry Frank, Rick Willers, Mark Sinkiewicz, and all who helped deliver, set up, and take down the tables and chairs. The parish picnic ended up being an enjoyable afternoon and we are looking forward to next year’s parish feast day celebration.

Free Tables and Chairs:
St. Francis Solanus church has solid folding tables and chairs that have not been used in recent years. If you are interested in having one or several, please contact the parish office. The church also has an artificial Christmas tree in good condition to give away.

Ending Hunger One Step at a Time:Trumansburg Area CROP Hunger Walk
This year marks the thirtieth year for the local CROP Hunger Walk and the thirtieth anniversary of the Trumansburg Food Pantry. The Crop Hunger Walk will take place on 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.

Lakeside Retreat:
Take a day to rest at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Centers, Inc. located on beautiful Seneca Lake. Rev. Richard Crawley OFM Cap. will facilitate a day retreat about St. Pio’s charism and his quote: “Pray, hope, and don’t worry” on Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. A $30 donation includes food and drink. Learn more at branchescenter.org, email at branches1515@live.com, or call Donna at (716) 901-4313.

Can You Love Enough:
“Love WILL end abortion,” Says Jim Havens. From September 26 until November 4, the Ithaca “40 Days for Life” will lead a peaceful and prayerful campaign right here in our community. Join in peaceful vigil across from Planned Parenthood, 620 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, along the public right-of way, from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Please consider praying with us for just one or two hours weekly, with a friend, your church, or your family. For more information, contact Mary Anne Tissot, 315-246-7479 or email sweetwind53@yahoo.com. Details/updates about Ithaca 40 Days for Life is available at www.40daysforlife.com/Ithaca. Visit and “like” our Facebook page: “Ithaca 40 Days for Life.”

Renewing Your Relationship:
A mini marriage enrichment session, from 6:30–9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, will include a presentation, time for private reflection, and optional group sharing in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St. Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester. Time with spouse and childcare is available. Bring an appetizer to share. Drinks are provided and 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is a time to enjoy food, drink, and conversation. RSVP by 9/21 to Leonor (Leo) and Ed Rivera either by email to LeoandEd@aol.com or call (585) 223-1121. If you’re ready for a full weekend enrichment experience go to wwme.org for info or register for the November 16-18 weekend at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Catholic Men’s Conference:
For the past four years, this annual conference has been highly successful in serving men throughout our diocese. This year the conference will take place on Saturday, October 13, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, N.Y. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register at www.exultrochester.org. Cost is $40 (early bird) until August 31. For more information, flyers have been placed in the churches.

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency
Volunteer drivers are being recruited to support its Medicaid Transportation Program. Our drivers transport people to and from medical appointments and are re-imbursed at the federal mileage rate of $0.545 per mile. Visit us online or contact us for more information, 315-255-1703 x222.

If You Like to Sing:
Do you like to sing? If so, come join the Trumansburg Community Chorus directed by Alice Ploss. New members who like to sing are welcome, regardless of formal experience. Rehearsals for the fall session will begin on September 17. The chorus meets each Monday from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Methodist church, 1869 Trumansburg Rd. The fee is $40 for adults and $25 for students and an additional $20 will help to purchase music. For more information see tburgchorus.com.

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

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

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

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


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

September 15, 2018 (Third Weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

September 22, 2018 (Fourth Weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Patti Perry, Cathy DelSignore, Marie Roloson


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

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

September 23 (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.
September 2018 Schedule

9/2/18 9/9/18 9/16/18 9/23/18 9/30/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank P. Schirmer M. Humulock G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Swanson T. Humulock L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost° N. Shumway
Lector 2 K. Knapp M. Humulock M. Frank P. Motill E. Moore
Extraordinary Min 1 F. Grasek S. Limoncelli L.A. Fox G. Frank D. Moore
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° F. Grasek T. Humulock D.Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 L.A. Fox P. Schirmer S. Limoncelli D. Brandow M. Frank
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) T. Grasek J. Taylor J. Taylor S. Brandow J. Taylor
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski P. Marrella M. Maleski T. Humulock
Usher 3 P. Marrella S. Brandow° T. Grasek
Usher 4
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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 9, 2018

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First reading:
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared. (Is. 35:5)

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

Second reading:
Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him? (Jas. 2:5)

Gospel:
Then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!”—that is, “Be opened!” And immediately the man’s ears were opened. (Mk. 7:34-35a)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
We often associate the word “healing” with something that produces dramatic, physical results: the blind see, the crippled walk, and the deaf hear. Witnessing such miraculous events is few and far between for most. Healing happens more frequently in very ordinary ways using very ordinary means. And we can all be God’s instruments for bringing it about. Kindness, love, mercy, and compassion can go a very long way. Treating people with kindness; being inclusive and welcoming of the poor, the weak, and the powerless; listening to another’s story and pain; offering compassion and love to those who have wronged us; avoiding hurtful criticisms, and watching our tongues. All can go a long way to changing and healing human hearts. There is power in love and kindness. Does this power not speak of someone greater than ourselves working in and through us?

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears.” ~Charles Dickens

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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. (September 18). 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. (September 10).
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • Parish Picnic:September 9 at the St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken
  • Day of Penance by Priests:During Mass on September 14
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Review: September 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Solanus church
  • Community Chorus Fall Session Begins: September 17 at the Jacksonville Methodist church.
  • Lakeside Retreat: September 22, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. with Richard Crawley OFM Cap. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center on Seneca Lake
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • Renewing Your Relationship: 6:30–9:00 p.m. on September 29 in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester.
  • Catholic Men’s Conference: October 13 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Rochester, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist Church

Baptism:
Fr. Brendan Buckley, OFM Cap., baptized Salomon Betancourt-Trompa, son of Herty and Alba Betancourt-Trompa, on September 1, 2018, at St. James the Apostle Church.

Wedding:
Stephen Lombodardi and Ashley Krawczyk were married on September 2, 2018, at Holy Cross church with Fr. Bernard M. Maloney, OFM Cap., officiating.

Funerals:
• Lottie Judd died August 5, 2018, at the age of ninety-nine. A funeral Mass was held on August 21 at St. James the Apostle church with Fr. William Endres officiating.

• Charlotte Huyler died August 20, 2018, at the age of seventy-seven. A funeral Mass was held on August 27 at St. Francis Solanus church with Fr. Bernard M. Maloney, OFM Cap., officiating.

Capuchin Franciscan Anniversaries:
On August 31 Fr. Eugene O’Hara, OFM Cap., celebrated sixty-five years as a Capuchin Franciscan and on August 16  Fr. Richard Crawley, OFM Cap., celebrated twenty-five years as a Capuchin Franciscan. We praise God for their dedication, faithfulness, and service in the Capuchin Franciscan Order. It is with joy we proclaim, “Happy anniversary Fathers Eugene and Richard.”

Parish Picnic:
This Sunday, September 9, our parish will celebrate our patronal feast day of Mary, Mother of Mercy with a parish picnic. The picnic will be held in the front lawn pine grove at St. Fidelis Friary, 7790 County Road 153, Interlaken, N.Y. The picnic will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a prayer service honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary followed by a meal of pulled pork and rolls. Families are asked to bring a dish to pass. Soft drinks or water will be provided. Parking will be available behind and alongside the pine trees and walking will be kept to a minimum. Chairs and tables will be provided, however you might want to bring your own lawn chair. The boathouse will be open and it is your call if you wish to go swimming in Cayuga Lake.

ExhaltationoftheCross2_17su_4cDay of Penance by Priests:
On September 14 Bishop Matano has asked that all priests in the Diocese of Rochester join with him in observing the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross as a day of penance. Bishop Matano proposes that, as priests offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on that day, we plead for the Lord’s mercy for the grave sins committed and remember especially the innocent victims of clergy sexual abuse. We will remember the faith of our people and ask for the purification of the Church and the renewal of the clergy. Bishop Matano also has asked that the priests remember each other in prayer, that the Lord will strengthen their resolve to serve God’s people faithfully so that their priestly ministry may help heal His people, restore their trust, and that they will be uplifted by personal examples of priestly commitment.

Campaign For Human Development:
Next week, our second collection will be for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Over forty-three million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent and positive change to their communities. Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.

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

Free Tables and Chairs:
St. Francis Solanus church has solid folding tables and chairs that have not been used in recent years. If you are interested in having one or several, please contact the parish office. The church also has an artificial Christmas tree in good condition to give away.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
If you are an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and missed the review of procedures meeting on August 23 please plan to attend the one on Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus church.

Ending Hunger One Step at a Time:
This year marks the thirtieth year for the local CROP Hunger Walk and the thirtieth anniversary of the Trumansburg Food Pantry. The Crop Hunger Walk will take place on 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.

Lakeside Retreat:
Take a day to rest at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Centers, Inc. located on beautiful Seneca Lake. Rev. Richard Crawley, OFM Cap., will facilitate a day retreat about St. Pio’s charism and his quote: “Pray, hope, and don’t worry” on Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. A $30 donation includes food and drink. Learn more at branchescenter.org, email at branches1515@live.com, or call Donna at (716) 901-4313.

Take a Stand for Life:
From September 26 until November 4, the Ithaca “40 Days for Life” will lead a peaceful and prayerful campaign right here in our community. Join in peaceful vigil across from Planned Parenthood, 620 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, along the public right-of way, from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Please consider praying with us for just one or two hours weekly, with a friend, your church, or your family. For more information, contact Mary Anne Tissot, 315-246-7479 or email sweetwind53@yahoo.com. Details/updates about Ithaca 40 Days for Life is available at www.40daysforlife.com/Ithaca. Visit and “like” our Facebook page: “Ithaca 40 Days for Life.”

Renewing Your Relationship:
A mini marriage enrichment session, from 6:30–9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, will include a presentation, time for private reflection, and optional group sharing in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester. Time with spouse and child care is available. Bring an appetizer to share. Drinks are provided and 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is a time to enjoy food, drink, and conversation. RSVP by 9/21 to Leonor (Leo) and Ed Rivera either by email to LeoandEd@aol.com or call (585) 223-1121. If you’re ready for a full weekend enrichment experience go to wwme.org for info or register for the November 16-18 weekend at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Catholic Men’s Conference:
For the past four years, this annual conference has been highly successful in serving men throughout our diocese. This year the conference will take place on Saturday, October 13, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, N.Y. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register at www.exultrochester.org. Cost is $40 (early bird) until August 31. For more information, flyers have been placed in the churches.

If You Like to Sing:
Do you like to sing? If so, come join the Trumansburg Community Chorus directed by Alice Ploss. New members who like to sing are welcome, regardless of formal experience. Rehearsals for the fall session will begin on September 17.  The chorus meets each Monday from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Methodist church, 1869 Trumansburg Rd. The fee is $40 for adults and $25 for students and an additional $20 will help to purchase music. For more information see tburgchorus.com.

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

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

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

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


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

September 8, 2018 (Second Weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Lee and Mary Davidson, Robin Hamula

September 15, 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.

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

September 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.
September 2018 Schedule

9/2/18 9/9/18 9/16/18 9/23/18 9/30/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank P. Schirmer M. Humulock G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Swanson T. Humulock L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost° N. Shumway
Lector 2 K. Knapp M. Humulock M. Frank P. Motill E. Moore
Extraordinary Min 1 F. Grasek S. Limoncelli L.A. Fox G. Frank D. Moore
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° F. Grasek T. Humulock D.Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 L.A. Fox P. Schirmer S. Limoncelli D. Brandow M. Frank
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) T. Grasek J. Taylor J. Taylor S. Brandow J. Taylor
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski P. Marrella M. Maleski T. Humulock
Usher 3 P. Marrella S. Brandow° T. Grasek
Usher 4

 

 

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 2, 2018

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First reading:
In your observance of the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin upon you, you shall not add to what I command you nor subtract from it. (Dt. 4:2)

Psalm:
The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord. (Ps. 15)

Second reading:
All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. (Jas. 1:17a)

Gospel:
So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him, “Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?” (Mk. 7:5)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
In response to how the Pharisees and scribes lived their faith, Jesus said, “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” Both good and evil impulses come from our hearts. Which one has the upper hand depends on how well a person has taken on the mind and heart of God. How well we live our faith is determined by the same. As Pope Francis tells us, Jesus is present in all of our brothers and sisters, especially those who endure suffering like his own. Our world is full of tragedy, conflict, and suffering: slave labor, diseases, wars, terrorism, exploitation, famine, human trafficking. We cannot simply pay lip service to the evils of the world—we must act!

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:“What do they not see, who see Him in all things?” ~St. Gregory the Great

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. (September 4). 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. (September 10). The food pantry in Trumansburg will not be open on Labor Day.
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • Coffee Hour at St. James: September 2 after Mass
  • Come and See Discernment Weekends: September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston.
  • Breakfast by the Rochester chapter of Magnificat: at the Diplomat on 1 Diplomat Way in Rochester on September 8, from 8:30 a.m. until noon
  • Parish Picnic:September 9 at the St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Review: September 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Solanus church
  • Lakeside Retreat: September 22, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. with Richard Crawley OFM Cap. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center on Seneca Lake
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • Renewing Your Relationship: 6:30–9:00 p.m. on September 29 in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester.
  • Catholic Men’s Conference: October 13 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Rochester, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist Church

Baptism:
Emmy Lou Probert, the daughter of Jeffrey and Katelyn Probert, was baptized on August 18, 2018, at St. James the Apostle church.

Funeral:
William J. Murphy, age seventy-nine, died on August 14, 2018. A funeral service was held on August 22 at the Covert Funeral Home in Ovid, N.Y.

Parish Picnic:
Next Sunday, September 9, our parish will celebrate our patronal feast day of Mary, Mother of Mercy with a parish picnic. The picnic will be held in the front lawn pine grove at St. Fidelis Friary, 7790 County Road 153, Interlaken, N.Y. The picnic will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a prayer service honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary followed by a meal of pulled pork and rolls. Families are asked to bring a dish to pass. Soft drinks or water will be provided. Parking will be available behind and alongside the pine trees and walking will be kept to a minimum. Please bring a lawn chair. We hope to see you there.

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

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
If you are an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and missed the review of procedures meeting this past Thursday, please plan to attend the one on Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus church.

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

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

Ending Hunger One Step at a Time:
This year marks the thirtieth year for the local CROP Hunger Walk and the thirtieth anniversary of the Trumansburg Food Pantry. The Crop Hunger Walk will take place on 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.

Maintenance Fund Envelopes:
In the boxes of offertory envelopes there is, at the beginning of each month, an envelope for the maintenance fund. There is no second collection for this fund. Parishioners are asked to please deposit your contribution in the weekend offertory collection. There are always maintenance expenses. Your generosity is appreciated greatly.

Catholic Men’s Conference:
For the past four years, this annual conference has been highly successful in serving men throughout our diocese. This year the conference will take place on Saturday, October 13, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, N.Y. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register at www.exultrochester.org. Cost is $40 (early bird) until August 31. For more information, flyers have been placed in the churches.

Lakeside Retreat:
Take a day to rest at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Centers, Inc. located on beautiful Seneca Lake. Rev. Richard Crawley OFM Cap. will facilitate a day retreat about St. Pio’s charism and his quote: “Pray, hope, and don’t worry” on Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. A $30 donation includes food and drink. Learn more at branchescenter.org, email at branches1515@live.com, or call Donna at (716) 901-4313.

Take a Stand for Life:
From September 26 until November 4, the Ithaca “40 Days for Life” will lead a peaceful and prayerful campaign right here in our community. Join in peaceful vigil across from Planned Parenthood, 620 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, along the public right-of way, from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Please consider praying with us for just one or two hours weekly, with a friend, your church, or your family. For more information, contact Mary Anne Tissot, 315-246-7479 or email sweetwind53@yahoo.com. Details/updates about Ithaca 40 Days for Life is available at www.40daysforlife.com/Ithaca. Visit and “like” our Facebook page: “Ithaca 40 Days for Life.”

Renewing Your Relationship:
A mini marriage enrichment session, from 6:30–9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, will include a presentation, time for private reflection, and optional group sharing in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester. Time with spouse and child care is available. Bring an appetizer to share. Drinks are provided and 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is a time to enjoy food, drink, and conversation. RSVP by 9/21 to Leonor (Leo) and Ed Rivera either by email to LeoandEd@aol.com or call (585) 223-1121. If you’re ready for a full weekend enrichment experience go to wwme.org for info or register for the November 16-18 weekend at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, N.Y.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ministry schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

September 1, 2018 (First Weekend):
Lectors: Marie Roloson, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer, Barbara Willers

September 8, 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.

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

September 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.
September 2018 Schedule

9/2/18 9/9/18 9/16/18 9/23/18 9/30/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski C. Conroy
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank G. Frank P. Schirmer M. Humulock G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Swanson T. Humulock L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost° N. Shumway
Lector 2 K. Knapp M. Humulock M. Frank P. Motill E. Moore
Extraordinary Min 1 F. Grasek S. Limoncelli L.A. Fox G. Frank D. Moore
Extraordinary Min 2 A. Calice D. Brandow° F. Grasek T. Humulock D.Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 L.A. Fox P. Schirmer S. Limoncelli D. Brandow M. Frank
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) T. Grasek J. Taylor J. Taylor S. Brandow J. Taylor
Usher 2 J. Swanson M. Maleski P. Marrella M. Maleski T. Humulock
Usher 3 P. Marrella S. Brandow° T. Grasek
Usher 4

 

 

 

 

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 26, 2018

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First reading:
“Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.” (Jos. 24:18b)

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

Second reading:
For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. (Eps. 5:29–30)

Gospel:
And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.” (Jn. 6:65)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Jesus’s teaching is hard and challenging. In fact, many who originally believed in him left and returned to their former way of life. They were not able to accept what he had to say or to make the changes that are necessary to conform their lives to the Gospel. We often water down our faith and make it more about securing our place in heaven than leading a life in pursuit of the kingdom of God. Following Jesus and living the Gospel require action now. The Gospel demands that we change the way we conduct the business of our lives. Sadly, many are still afraid of taking risks and cannot accept change. Are we really ready to venture forth into the unknown, or would we prefer to simply return to our old ways of doing things?

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

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (September 4). 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. (September 10). The food pantry in Trumansburg will not be open on Labor Day.
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • Parish Finance Council: August 30 at the parish center at 1:00 p.m.
  • Coffee Hour at St. James: September 2 after Mass
  • Breakfast by the Rochester chapter of Magnificat: at the Diplomat on 1 Diplomat Way in Rochester on September 8, from at 8:30 a.m. until noon.
  • Come and See Discernment Weekends: September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston.
  • Parish Picnic:September 9 at the St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Review: September 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Solanus church annex.
  • Catholic Men’s Conference: October 13 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Rochester, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Crop Hunger Walk: October 14 at the Trumansburg Methodist Church

Parish Picnic:
Sunday, September 9, is the parish picnic marking the celebration of our parish patronal feast: Mary, Mother of Mercy. The event will start at 1:00 p.m. with a prayer service (not Mass) at St. Fidelis Friary pine grove. Hope to see you there.

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

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

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

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
If you are an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and missed the review of procedures meeting this past Thursday, please plan to attend the one on Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus church.

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

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

Ending Hunger One Step at a Time:
This year marks the thirtieth year for the local CROP Hunger Walk and the thirtieth anniversary of the Trumansburg Food Pantry. The Crop Hunger Walk will take place on 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.

Maintenance Fund Envelopes:
In the boxes of offertory envelopes there is, at the beginning of each month, an envelope for the maintenance fund. There is no second collection for this fund. Parishioners are asked to please deposit your contribution in the weekend offertory collection. There are always maintenance expenses. Your generosity is appreciated greatly.

Catholic Men’s Conference:
For the past four years, this annual conference has been highly successful in serving men throughout our diocese. This year the conference will take place on Saturday, October 13, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, N.Y. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register at www.exultrochester.org. Cost is $40 (early bird) until August 31. For more information, flyers have been placed in the churches.

Parish Finance Council:
The council will meet this Thursday, August 30, at the parish center in Interlaken beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Thank you:
On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15, the fellowship committee of the Parish Council arranged for a social after each of the Masses. We “thank” all those who planned and worked on the socials. Parishioners enjoyed the events that enhanced the celebration of this Holy Day.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

August 26, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

September 2, 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan, Patty Messmer, Mark Scibilia-Carver


Ministry schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

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

September 1, 2018 (First Weekend):
Lectors: Marie Roloson, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer, Barbara Willers

NOTES:

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

Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

August 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 19, 2018

B119OT20_cf10_2018_4cFirst reading:
“Let whoever is simple turn in here.” To the one who lacks understanding, she says, “Come, eat of my food.” (Prv. 9:4-5a)

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

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

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

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

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (August 21). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (August 20). The food pantry in Trumansburg will not be open on Labor Day.
  • Bernard is Available: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus church, Interlaken, and no appointment is needed.
  • Pro-life Novena: from August 3 to September 28
  • The French Boys Choir Concert: at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca on August 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Benefit for Notre Dame HS Bus: chicken barbeque dinner on August 22 from 5:30 p.m. or until the chicken is gone at St. Catherine of Siena’s Mahler Hall
  • Preventing Suicides: “Talk Saves Lives” on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seneca Community Church in Romulus.
  • Meetings for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: August 23 at 7:00 p.m. or September 15 at 11:00 a.m. Both are being held at St. Francis church.
  • Coffee Hour at St. James: September 2 after Mass
  • Breakfast by the Rochester chapter of Magnificat: at the Diplomat on 1 Diplomat Way in Rochester on September 8 from at 8:30 a.m. until noon.
  • Come and See Discernment Weekends: September 7–9 at the CYFM Retreat Center located in Garrison, N.Y., and November 16–18 at San Lorenzo Friary in Boston.
  • Parish Picnic:September 9 at the St. Fidelis Friary, Interlaken

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle

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

August 26, 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle


Ministry schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

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

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

NOTES:

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

8/11/18~KER


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

August 2018

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

 

 

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© 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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