Welcome to the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy!

 “We do not want … a Church that moves with the world.
We want a Church that will move the world.” ~G. K. Chesterton

Happy Father’s Day!


Gospel Meditation—Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

The Most Holy Trinity Sunday ~ June 16, 2019

If God is one, how can He be three? The most intelligent theologians have racked their brains over the problem, and the most prayerful ones have surrendered to the mystery. How it can be, we can’t explain. But what it means, we can join! Our God is an ever-unfolding relationship. Theologians speak of the immanent and economic Trinity. The Trinity is immanent in the sense that the Persons are close and entirely sufficient within Godself. In other words, God doesn’t require us for God to exist. The word economic is rooted in the Greek word for management of a household or family. The Trinity is economic in the sense that God has invited us to be part of Him. He’s growing the family! We see the dynamic here in today’s Gospel.

Jesus says the Spirit “will take from what is mine and declare it to you” and that “everything that the Father has is mine.” There is relationship here. Jesus speaks (and is) the word of the Father. The Holy Spirit speaks what He hears from the Son. The Father gives everything to the Son, and the Spirit speaks that inheritance over us. God invites us into the Trinitarian family!

The doctrine of the Trinity isn’t something to brush off as overwhelming. After all, “the Spirit of truth… will guide you to all truth.” This occurs most perfectly in the Church, who protects all that has been revealed by God in Scripture and gradually unpacked in tradition. We can trust the declarations of Her theologians and learn from the lives of Her saints. The Trinity may be a mystery, but, by the grace of God, we can have real truth about who God is and how we can love like Him.

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Welcome to the web page for the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. This parish has three churches:

  • Holy Cross in Ovid, New York;
  • St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken, New York; and
  • St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg, New York.

The parish office is located at the Parish Center: 3660 Orchard St., Interlaken, New York.

The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. Please join us in faith and in person at any of our three churches. Our mass schedule is listed below and additional resources are available on subsequent pages.

To join the parish community or to celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick, or marriage, please phone the Parish Center (607 294–0064) or email: immmercy@dor.org to make arrangements.

A list of our Mass intentions (also below) and parish meetings and events are available on our parish calendar page. All are welcome!


Mass Intentions at St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg, Holy Cross in Ovid, and St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken for the week of June 15–June 23, 2019:
Saturday, June 15 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis Allan F. Buddle from Joanie Gelatt
Sunday, June 16 9:00 a.m. at St. James Robert Todi from Gerry Todi
10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross For parishioners and benefactors
Monday, June 17 9:00 a.m. at St. James Communion service
Tuesday, June 18 9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Wednesday, June 19 9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Special intention
Thursday, June 20 8:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Special intention
Friday, June 21 9:00 a.m. at St. James Special intention
Saturday, June 22 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis Special intention
Sunday, June 23 9:00 a.m. at St. James Elsie Moller from Marianna Wright
10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross For parishioners and benefactors

Prayer to Mary, Mother of Mercy
Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and  thanks for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent! Receive our gratitude, and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins. Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to make our peace with God.

Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you feel now your help and protection. Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it your continual concern to pray for the people of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns forever. Amen.

 

Mass Times:
Weekend Masses:

• Saturday, 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken, NY
• Sunday, 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg, NY
• Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid, NY

Weekday Liturgies:

• St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg: Communion service on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and Mass on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.

• St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken: Mass on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

• Holy Cross in Ovid: Mass on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

Note: If there is a funeral scheduled later that day or if the local schools are closed due to weather, the Mass or communion service will be cancelled.

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession:

Fridays, 6:30–7:00 p.m., at St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken or by appointment with a priest.



© 2019 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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