Bulletin for May 8, 2016 ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter

Holy Year of Mercy: December 8, 2015–November 20, 2016:
“A time to heal, to help, to forgive.”

Catholics Invite Catholics:
“Come to Mass in the Lord’s house on the Lord’s day.” A way to remind people of a way to be faithful to the third commandment: Keep holy the Lord’s Day.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church
• 2016 Diocesan Social Ministry Conference, “Caring for Each Other and Our Common Home in the Year of Mercy”: Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, NY
• Celebrating Spring—May Fest: Notre Dame High School in Elmira on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Combined parish councils meeting: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church
• Baptisms Saturday May 14, 2016: Faith Valentina Glidden and Elise Caroleena Wright
• First Holy Communion (Eucharist): Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Mass.
• Selection of new parish council members: Sunday, May 15. Nominations are accepted up through May 8.
• The Trumansburg Community Chorus Spring Concert: Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses.
• Theology on Tap/Stump the Priest: Wednesday, May 18, from 7:00–8:00 p.m. at St. Fidelis Friary Boathouse
• Women’s Guild/T’burg Garage sale: weekend of May 22
• New Mass schedule begins: Weekend of June 4 & 5
• Drawing for Capuchin Franciscans Raffle on June 17: Tickets available after Masses or at the parish office.

New Weekend Mass Schedule:
The new weekend Mass schedule will go into effect the weekend of June 4-5. The times and locations are:

Saturday 5:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
Sunday 8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
Sunday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid
Sunday 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Diocesan Missions Sunday—Next Sunday:
For over fifty years, the Sisters of St. Joseph have labored in Brazil and the Sisters of Mercy in Chile. Next weekend, May 14 and 15, we call upon you to help with your prayers and sacrificial gift, so that they may continue to bring Christ into a world where darkness, despair and emptiness prevail. The Church is called to proclaim Jesus, who was crucified, died and is risen: through him God bestows “new life” that is divine and eternal. This is the “Good News” which changes people and history, and which all people have a right to hear. We cannot be content when we consider the millions who don’t know Jesus the Christ and the love of God.

Religious Education:
First Holy Communion (Eucharist), will be Sunday, May 15, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Receiving their first communion will be: Aidan James Clarke-Cabezas, Daniel John Durling, Erin Eilis Durling, Leah Samara Glidden, and Jacob Collins Taves.

Parish Council:
As part of the merging of the three parishes of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross, one parish council is being formed that will represent all the combined parishes. The new council will comprise of 15 members – five parishioners from each of the churches. Nominations to the new parish council must be submitted by Monday, May 9. The selection of council members will take place next Sunday, May 15. Parishioners are encouraged to nominate themselves as well as others. When nominating yourself or another please notify the parish offices or one of the priests. The new parish council will meet in June together with the members of the present members of the three parish councils.

Combined Parish Councils’ Meeting:
The combined parish councils will meet this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken. Part of the agenda will be accepting suggestions for the merged parish. Each church will maintain its own name while the three merged parishes will have its own name.

Raffle for the Capuchin Franciscans:
The Province of St. Mary will be conducting a $5,000 cash raffle beginning on May 1 through June 5. 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. The Province of St. Mary is the religious order who have staffed the three parishes between the lakes. In addition to our local parishes, 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 work; and serve the poor. Capuchins also carry their ministries abroad, serving in Africa, the Pacific and Asia, and Central America. Please consider supporting the friars of the Province of St. Mary by purchasing a raffle ticket.

Theology on Tap:
In other areas it is referred to as “Stump the Priest.” Young parents and young adults are invited to a soda, beer, wine, cheese, gathering at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House (7790 County Road 153, Interlaken) on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:00–8:00 PM. In order to plan the event please inform Mr. Russ Wedemeyer (rwedemeyer@feedbackstat.com) or one of the priests if you plan to attend.

2015-2016 Catholic Ministries Appeal Report:
Every family’s help is needed. Envelopes for making a pledge are in the pews and in the vestibule of the Church. You may also contribute online.

Report as of May 5:
Parish goal: $19,696        Pledged: $16,905        # of Donors: 98
% of goal: 85.83%

Women’s Guild Garage Sale in Conjunction with the T’burg Village Garage Sale:
The Women’s Guild garage sale will be on the May 22 weekend. Please donate clean and unbroken items. They may be dropped off at the rectory garage. We cannot accept curtain rods, T.V.’s, computers, clothes, or books.

Youth Group Volunteer Opportunity:
if you are in need of community service hours or simply wish to participate, come to the St. James Garage Sale sponsored by the Women’s Guild on Saturday, May 20 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lisa Gorton will be coordinating teen helpers. For more information, please contact Marina Delaney at marina@zoom-dsl.com. Thank you.

Spring Concert:
The Trumansburg Community Chorus will present a spring concert on Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses. Admission is free, however donations to support the ongoing activities of the chorus are gratefully accepted.

Scripture Studies—The Gospel of Matthew:
A study of the Gospel of Matthew is available on Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James. For more information phone or text Camille Taranto 607 793 7753.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:2015 Year of Mercy logo
The origin of the Christian Jubilee goes back to Old Testament times. The Law of Moses prescribed a special year for the Jewish people to make restitution for wrongs committed, to forgive debts owed, and set slaves free. In the Roman Catholic tradition, a Holy Year or Jubilee is a great religious event, for the forgiveness of sins and the punishment due to sin. A Jubilee is a year of reconciliation between adversaries. It is a time of solidarity, hope, justice and commitment to serve God with joy and in peace with our brothers and sisters. The guiding principle of  the year: “Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.

Helpers Needed:
The parish is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle Parish in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of the 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.

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 this weekend, May 7 and 8 (second Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula

8:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Tara Webster and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Ron Singer, Mary Szymanski, Joan Hogan

10:30 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Rich and Hilary Wong
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Eileen Heptig, Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps

Schedule for next weekend, May 14 and 15 (third Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Amy Panek
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Anne Haus, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

8:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Mary Szymanski and George Hade
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Traci Bump

10:30 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Glenn Stamps and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Susan Stafford, Lynne Stager

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