Bulletin for June 4, 2017 ~ Pentecost Sunday


First reading:
And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. (Acts 2: 2–3)

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104)

Second reading:
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. (1 Cor. 12: 4–6)

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (Jn. 20: 21–23)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As we gather on this very beautiful feast of Pentecost we are reminded that God has not abandoned us but has left us the gift of the Holy Spirit as an advocate and guide. Negotiating our lives and living the Gospel can sometimes be difficult tasks. We are not always sure how to act or where to turn. We stand a better chance of obtaining greater clarity and focus and discerning what direction to take when we use the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we have been given.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course.” ~St. Boniface

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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 5 and June 19).
  • First Communion: for Zachary Tingue and Davin Updike today at St. Francis Solanus
  • Pentecost Brunch: at the Parish House, Holy Cross Church, on June 4 after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
  • Healing Service: June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Francis Pompeii, OFM.
  • Parish Council meeting with the outgoing and new members: Thursday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Center at St. Francis Solanus Church
  • Interlaken Olde Home Day: Saturday June 10 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • James the Apostle Food (and Monetary) Donations for food bank: donations may be brought to the church next weekend, June 10 and 11.
  • Capuchin Franciscan Raffle: June 4 through June 18 with the drawing to be held on June 29.
  • Solanus Casey, OFM Cap., beatification: November 18 in Detroit, MI.

Joseph Walter Bub, 43, died on May 14, and the funeral Mass was at Holy Cross on May 19, 2017.

Pentecost Brunch:
There will be a dish to pass Brunch this Sunday, June 4, following the 9:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross Church Parish House.

Thank You:
This year’s religion formation/education program ended on May 21. Thank you to all the teachers who have volunteered their time to share their faith with our children: Tanya Grove, Jeanie Wiggins, Jennifer Sharp, Micelle Tingue, Helen Arco, and Gerry Frank. Thank you too, to Andrew Morpurgo, director of the program. You are a blessing to our parish.

Parish Council:
Last weekend new parish council members were selected by drawing of the names of those who accepted their nomination to the parish council.

  • St. Francis Solanus: Janice McLaughlin and Richard Pell for three year terms and Gerard Messmer for a two-year term.
  • Holy Cross: Michelle Humulock for a two-year term and Lydia Kurkchi an alternate for one year.
  • St. James the Apostle: Roy Murdough for a two-year term and Shirley Cleere, an alternate for one year.

We thank all who nominated parishioners for the parish council and a “thank you” to all who accepted the nomination. The parish council will meet together with the outgoing and new members this Thursday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Center at St. Francis Solanus Church. Part of the agenda will be the election of an executive committee (chair, vice chair, and secretary) and the appointment of members to one of the standing committees (word, worship, witness, and fellowship).

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

Capuchin Franciscan Raffle:
The Province of St. Mary is a religious order of all the friars located here at Interlaken. In addition to our Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, the friars of the Province serve in other inner city, suburban, and rural parishes throughout New York and New England; teach in elementary schools, high school, and colleges; are hospital, prison, and university chaplains; are involved in youth and family retreat and service outreach programs to serve the poor. Capuchin Franciscans also carry their ministries abroad, serving in Africa, The Pacific, Asia, and Central America. The will be conducting a $5,000 cash raffle beginning on June 4 through June 18 with the drawing to be held on June 29. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase following Sunday Masses as well as during the week at the parish office. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each or 6 tickets for $50. Checks should be made payable to the Province of St. Mary.

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.

Catholic Communication Campaign:
Our second collection next weekend is for the Catholic Communication Campaign. This campaign connects people with Christ, here and around the world in developing countries, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. Fifty present of funds collected remains in our diocese to fund local communications efforts. Your support helps spread the gospel message! 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 maintenance of the parish’s buildings and grounds.

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).

St. James the Apostle Food Donations:
Food donations for the Food Bank may be brought to the church next weekend and placed on the table located in the front of the church. Monetary donations are accepted also.

Interlaken Olde Home Day:
Plan to join in the celebrations and events on Saturday June 10th. Food, crafts, displays, music and much more for the whole family beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Financial Fraud Hotline:
In the Diocese of Rochester, any concerns related to financial fraud can be reported anonymously by phoning 1 800 388 7177 x1266. Reports may also be made in writing to: Internal Audit Department, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

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, down-trodden, 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.

Sisters of St. Joseph Prayer Ministry:
The sisters have alerted us that throughout this year, 2017, Sister Anne Marie Burns and Sister Dolores Bachman are praying for our parishioners and parish. In appreciation for their thoughtfulness, kindness, and prayers, please keep them in your prayers. Sisters of St. Joseph website: www.ssjrochester.org.

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 (Cortland and Tompkins Counties):
This a program that provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. For more information call 1-866 442 2262.

Ministry Schedules for St. James

Schedule for June 3 and 4, 2017 (First Sunday):

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

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
EM: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, Mary Szymanski

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:

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