Extraordinary Jubilee 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.
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church.
• “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session: beginning October 4 until December 13
• Class on Facebook: Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Trumansburg Methodist Church
• Immaculate Conception School Open House: Thursday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
• Parish choir rehearsal: Thursday, October 27, at the Parish Center, from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
• Dinner Dance: Friday evening, October 28, at the American Legion, Trumansburg from 6:00–10:00 p.m.
• Holy Cross Cemetery clean-up of the grounds: Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m.
• Third Annual Vets’ breakfast: Sunday, November 6, at the Trumansburg American Legion Post at 8:00 AM
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.
Mary, Mother of Mercy Dinner/Dance:
Join us for an evening of fun! Mary, Mother of Mercy dinner dance will be this Friday, October 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Trumansburg American Legion. Please consider entering our dessert contest! A prize will be handed out to our winner, along with several other door prizes. Tickets are $20 each, children under 12 free. The music will be provided by the Tarps. Tickets are available for purchase after each Mass. We look forward to seeing you there!
World Mission Sunday this Sunday:
In announcing his decision to declare a Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy.” Supporting the young churches throughout the world with your prayers and generous gifts is indeed a merciful witness of this mission. The collection today will help missionaries offer the poor of these areas practical help as they share the mercy of God. It will ensure the development of local dioceses, and support the work of priests, religious and lay leaders who serve those on the margins and in most need. Extend your merciful witness to the whole world through your gift in today’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
Catholic Quotes—Words To Inspire The Faithful:
“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.” ~Henri J. M. Nouwen
There is an envelope in early November in the boxes of offertory envelopes to help support the parish cemetery. The yearly cemetery expenses far exceed the yearly income (income is derived primarily from the sale of graves). Please help to keep our cemeteries solvent and in good condition. Thank you.
2016–2017 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
The CMA is underway. All registered parishioners should have received a brochure, letter, pledge card and return envelope in the mail. Please read the material carefully and give consideration to your participation. The goal for the Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy is $29,855. This is $490 less than the combined three churches’ goal last year. Please do what you are able and as soon as you are able so that the Appeal may not drag on until the Spring. Here is a link to a CMA informative video https://youtu.be/z1t-yW3Bu8k.
Parish Council Committees:
The Word, Worship, Witness, and Fellowship committees welcome parishioners to participate on the committees. If you have an interest in religious education, liturgy, social outreach, and the social life of the parish, then please consider participating on the committee of your choice. There is a list of committee chairpersons on the web page with email addresses. If you are interested in participating please contact the chairperson and express you interest.
Immaculate Conception School in Ithaca:
Immaculate Conception school is sponsoring an open house on this Thursday, October 27 for families interested in enrolling their children for this school year or next. Tours at the open house are available from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Cemetery Clean-up :
The cemetery clean-up will take place on Saturday, November 5, at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to help. Families who have placed flowers, etc at the grave site are reminded to remove all debris from around the grave.
The Trumansburg Food Pantry:
The T’burg Food Pantry sent a “Thank You” to St. James the Apostle parishioners for the $400 donation. “We are grateful for you the support from such a caring community.”
Annual Vets’ Breakfast:
The third annual vets’ breakfast will be held Sunday, November 6, at the Trumansburg American Legion Post 770 4431 Seneca Road, Trumansburg at 8:00 a.m. It is a complimentary breakfast for military veterans and active service personnel and their families, Please RSVP by calling 607-387-4212 to help with the meal planning, but drop-ins are always welcome.
Parish Choir Rehearsal:
All are welcome to participate in the parish choir rehearsals. The next one will be held on this Thursday, October 27, at the Parish Center, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Class on Facebook:
The Trumansburg Methodist church is hosting a class on how to set up and use Facebook with the hope to touch on other social media also. The target audience is those who hesitate to use social media over privacy concerns and those who just plain don’t know enough to get started. It will take place on Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. and is open to anyone.
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.
Parishioners are welcome to join an informal study of The Gospel According to Mark on Tuesday mornings after the 9:00 AM Mass (St James the Apostle Church), The study will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. The Liguori Catholic Bible Study will be used. Questions: contact Camille (607) 387-3125.
Making Contributions by Check:
The parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, is yet to be civilly incorporated, therefore checks cannot be made out in that name. For the present time, please make checks out in the name of the church, that is, to St. James the Apostle, or St. Francis Solanus, or Holy Cross.
Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up To Be Compost:
Due to poverty, about 1 in 5 kids in our community might not eat a decent meal today. Elderly people and others are affected as well. Altogether, about 14% of our neighbors experience food insecurity. If you have extra produce (fruit, vegetables, and eggs) from your garden or CSA share, please drop it off in the cooler at 94 W. Main Street, Trumansburg on Mondays until October. All food will be donated to local families. Your donation counts! Thank you, Maria Connell.
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:
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.”
Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle church in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.
Hundredth Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima:
Catholic Tour is sponsoring a seven day pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, from 3 Airline Gateways of Newark, NJ; New York JFK; and Boston, MA. The price is $1,599 and they can assist in securing air from your home city to one of the 3 gateways. The pilgrimage will also be leaving from Miami. The travel will be November 14-20, 2016. Brochures and reservation forms are available. Phone 1 877 627 4268 or email [email protected].
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, October 22 and 23 (fourth Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Paul Povinelli and Carol Kuklo
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Cathy DelSignore, Joan Hogan,
11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager (for Tara Webster) and Leon Webster
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Anna Zavala, Mary Szymanski, Glenn Stamps
Schedule for next weekend, October 29 and 30 (fifth Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Traci Bump, Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula
11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Nancy Olszewski and Lynne Stager
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Susan Stafford, Mary Szymanski
Ministry schedule for Holy Cross:
C. Conroy- 10/30/16;
J. Roach- 10/23/16
Altar server 1:
G. Frank – 10/23/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/30/16
J. Swanson- 10/23/16;
G. Frank- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 1:
L.A. Fox- 10/23/16;
F. Grasak- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 2:
M. Frank- 10/23/16;
D. Brandow- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 3:
K. Sinkiewicz- 10/23/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/30/16
Usher 1 (Lead):
A. Reagan- 10/23/16;
T. Grasak- 10/30/16
E. Conroy- 10/30/16;
S. Limoncelli- 10/23/16;
P. Marrella- 10/23/16, 10/30/16
Ministry Schedules for St. Francis Solanus Church
October through December 2016
|Date||First reading from Old Testament
||Second reading from New Testament
|October 2: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Gerry Messmer||Millie Messmer|
|October 9: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Charlotte Huyler||Ann Buddle|
|October 16: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Barbara Willers||Heather Cranford|
|October 23: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Pat Messmer||Karl Messmer|
|October 30: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time||Sheila Haddad||Marie Roloson|
|November 6: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time||Gerry Messmer||Millie Messmer|
|November 13: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time||Heather Cranford||Barbara Willers|
|November 20: Feast of Christ the King||Karl Messmer||Pat Messmer|
|November 27: 1st Sunday of Advent||Gerry Messmer||Millie Messmer|
|December 4: 2nd Sunday of Advent||Stephanie Houck||Jeff Houck|
|December 8: Feast of Immaculate Conception||Volunteers needed if||there is a Mass.|
|December 11: 3rd Sunday of Advent||Marie Roloson||Sheila Haddad|
|December 18: 4th Sunday of Advent||Karl Messmer||Charlotte Huyler|
|December 25: Christmas Day||Jeff Houck||Stephanie Houck|
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
||Precious Blood||Set-up and purification||Precious Blood|
|October 2: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Jeanie Wiggins||Michele Barr||Charlotte Huyler|
|October 9: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Millie Messmer||Cathy Millspaugh||Chris Duthie|
|October 16: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Maryann Dendis||Jeanie Wiggins||Mary Ruckdeschel|
|October 23: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Michele Barr||Marie Roloson||Jennifer Sharp|
|October 30: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time||Pat Messmer||Charlotte Huyler||Chris Duthie|
|November 6: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time||Cathy Millspaugh||Maryann Dendis||Mary Ruckdeschel|
|November 13: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time||Millie Messmer||Marie Roloson||Jennifer Sharp|
|November 20: Feast of Christ the King||Patti Perry||Chris Duthie||Jeanie Wiggins|
|November 27: 1st Sunday of Advent||Charlotte Huyler||Michele Barr||Maryann Dendis|
|December 4: 2nd Sunday of Advent||Cathy Millspaugh||Pat Messmer||Marie Roloson|
|December 8: Feast of Immaculate Conception||Volunteers||needed if there||is a Mass|
|December 11: 3rd Sunday of Advent||Michele Barr||Jeanie Wiggins||Charlotte Huyler|
|December 18: 4th Sunday of Advent||Pat Messmer||Patti Perry||Maryann Dendis|
|December 25: Christmas Day||Cathy Millspaugh||Jennifer Sharp||Millie Messmer|