Bulletin for June 11, 2017 ~ Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

First Reading:
Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out, “The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.” (Ex. 34:6)

Glory and praise for ever! (Dn. 3)

Second Reading:
Brothers and sisters, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Cor. 13:11)

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. (Jn. 3:16-17)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Today’s celebration of the Most Holy Trinity shows us how awesome and huge God really is! He is not a judgmental and aloof king reigning in heaven but a loving and compassionate God who is intimately involved with his children and all his creation. God as Father reveals the immensity of God’s presence as seen in the wonder of creation: the stars and seas, the mountains and hills, and all the glory that surrounds us. Jesus reveals the compassionate and gentle face of God, a God of mercy who desires nothing more than for his children to seek and come to him. God the Holy Spirit reminds us that God is the very life force of our existence, without whom we would have no breath and the universe would have no life.

Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“Among all things that are lovable, there is one that is more lovable than the rest, and that most lovable of all things is life.” ~St. Anthony of Padua

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Upcoming Events:

  • Scripture study classes of the Gospel: on Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle church.
  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Church, on Tuesday, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: Ovid Federated Church on Mondays, 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (June 13 and June 27). The food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed Church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist Church every other Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (June 19 and July 3).
  • James the Apostle Food (and Monetary) Donations for food bank: donations may be brought to the church this weekend, June 10 and 11.
  • Healing Service: June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Francis Pompeii, OFM.
  • Capuchin Franciscan Raffle: June 4 through June 18 with the drawing to be held on June 29.
  • Blood Drive: Saturday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Arthur E. Bouton Post 770 in Trumansburg.
  • Going Away Pass-the-dish dinner: Thursday, July 6, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Annex for parishioners Chris and Gene Carroll. All are welcome
  • Solanus Casey, OFM Cap., beatification: November 18 in Detroit, MI.

Aniela Wright, 92, died May 27, with a funeral service at St. James the Apostle Cemetery on June 2, 2017.

Catholic Communication Campaign:
Today, we are taking up the collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC). Your support helps the CCC connect people to Christ, here and around the world, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. Half of the funds we collect remains in our diocese to support local efforts. Be a part of this campaign to spread the gospel message and support the collection today! To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc.

Monthly Maintenance Fund Collection:
During this month of June there will not be a second collection for the maintenance fund because the Catholic Communication Campaign collection will be taken up on the weekend of June 11. Please deposit the monthly maintenance envelope in the regular weekend collection. Thank you for your support for the maintenance of the parish’s buildings and grounds.

St. Francis Solanus—Sunday Collection Counters:
A thank you is given to Jennifer Sharp, Michelle Tingue, and Fawn Updyke for their years of service as Sunday collection counters. The church is most appreciative for this service given voluntarily to the church. As this time we are lacking the number of volunteers required for this service and we are petitioning for new volunteers. Please phone the parish office for more information. Your volunteering will be appreciated greatly.

Save the Date:
There will be a going away pass-the-dish dinner on Thursday, July 6, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Annex for parishioners Chris and Gene Carroll, who are moving away from Interlaken. All are welcome.

2017–2018 Parish Council Church Representatives:

  • St. James the Apostle Church: Scott Hamula, Andrew Morpurgo, Roy Murdough, Kathleen Rourke, and Barbara Willers
  • St. Francis Solanus Church: Janice McLaughlin, Gerard Messmer, Cathy Millspaugh, Richard Pell, and Jean Wiggins
  • Holy Cross Church: Donna Brandow, Gerald Frank, Michelle Humulock, Pam Jasikoff, and Jessica Portillo,
  • Alternates for each church: Shirley Cleere for St. James the Apostle, Charlotte Huyler for St. Francis Solanus, and Lydia Kurkchi for Holy Cross

Fiscal Year Third Quarter Report:

The Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy March 2017 income report: $173,847 and expense report: $178,731. The third quarter ended with a deficit of $4,884. The deficit is attributed to pre-paid insurance. This parish fiscal year ends June 30, 2017.

Capuchin Franciscan Raffle:
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes totaling $5,000!!! The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary (the religious order of our friars) are conducting a cash raffle through June 18th with the drawing to be held on June 29. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each; 6 for $50. You can purchase tickets outside after Mass or during the week at the parish office.

Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.:
Sixty years after his death, Capuchin Franciscan Solanus Casey will move a step closer to canonization as Pope Francis announced May 4 that the beloved friar, who earlier had been named venerable, met the requirements for beatification and will be named “blessed,” the second U.S. born man to achieve such a designation. Fr. Solanus ministered in New York for two decades (Sacred Heart Church, in Yonkers; Our Lady Queen of Angels, East Harlem; and St. Michael’s, Brooklyn) before his assignment to St. Bonaventure’s Friary / Church in Detroit in 1924 where he began working as the porter. He died in 1957. It was in that last role—which eventually became the title of a 1968 biography written by James Patrick Derum, The Porter of St. Bonaventure’s—which cemented his reputation for holiness and compassion. The date of Solanus Casey’s beatification is set for November 18, 2017 in Detroit, MI.

Healing Service:
On this Sunday, June 11 (corrected date), at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca, Fr. Francis Pompeii, OFM will have a healing service. Whether or not you are in need of a healing, all are welcome.

Easter Duty:
According to Church law #920: “All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year.” In reference to this law the Easter Season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year June 11).

Trumansburg Blood Drive:
Giving blood helps save lives. On Saturday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Arthur E. Bouton Post 770, 4431 Seneca Road, Trumansburg, there is a blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross. Please phone 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make your lifesaving appointment today.

Catholic Charities in N.Y. State:
The hundredth anniversary of Catholic Charities in NY State was on April 24—a centennial of service to the poor, marginalized, downtrodden, and those left on the sidelines of society. A wonderful video has been produced illustrating the great work done by Catholic Charities throughout the state. More than just recounting of work accomplished, it also speaks to why we reach out to the poor and suffering and how that outreach continues to change and to adapt to the unique needs of every age of history. The brief video is available by going to www.nyscatholic.org/charities. Please take the time to watch this wonderful video.

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

Clothing Closet Need:
Catholic Charities in Ithaca is recruiting volunteers for the busy Clothing Closet, which provides community members free clothing, shoes, blankets, sheets, and many more items. The Clothing Closet gets close to 20–30 visits per day and gives away around 2,000 free items per month! This service keeps elders dressed warmly in winter, provides kids with school clothes, and enables adults to find appropriate attire for interviews and work. Volunteers who can commit to three hours a week, enjoy helping others, and want to be a part of a strong community of kindness are asked to contact Michaela at 272-5062 ext. 10 or at MCortright@dor.org. Volunteers are especially needed on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings right now, but volunteers for other weekdays are also welcome.

Called to Care for Our Common Home:
“Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us, such as avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonable per consumer, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices. All of these reflect a generous and worthy creativity which brings out the best in human beings.” (Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home) This Easter season, let the beauty of God’s love and mercy reinforce your commitment to care about the Earth and future generations. Choose to follow through with one of Pope Francis’s suggestions above.

Ministry Schedules for St. James

Schedule for June 10 and 11, 2017 (Second Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke and Barbara Willers (for Scott Hamula)
EM: Cathy DelSignore (for Barbara Willers), Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Rich and Hilary Wong
EM: Lynne Stager, Glenn Stamps

Ministry schedule for Holy Cross

June 2017:

6/11/17 6/18/17 6/25/17
Greeter in addition to Usher M. Maleski C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 M. Humhlock G. Frank G. Frank
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 E. Moore N. Shumway J. Leidefrost°
Lector 2 K. Knapp J. Swanson E. Moore
Extraordinary Min 1 D. Moore F. Grasak L.A. Fox
Extraordinary Min 2 D. Traphagen P. Schirmer M. Frank
Extraordinary Min 3 D. Brandow° K. Sinkiewicz T. Humulock
2 Envelopes 2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) S. Brandow° J. Taylor A. Reagan
Usher 2 A. Reagan E. Conroy M. Maleski
Usher 3 M. Maleski T. Grasak S. Limoncelli
Usher 4 S. Limoncelli

Ministry Schedules for St. Francis Solanus Church

Lector Schedule


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:


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