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
• 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 a.m.
• Women’s Guild meeting: Sunday, November 6, after the 11 a.m. Mass, in the Pine Room at St. James.
• November 6–12 is National Vocation Awareness week.
• Third Annual Vets’ Breakfast: Sunday, November 6, at the Trumansburg American Legion beginning at 8:00 a.m.
• Knights of Columbus Presentation: on November 12 and 13 during the Mass announcement time.
• The first of two sessions for training new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Saturday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.
All Saints Day:
All Saints day is this Tuesday, November 1, and it is a holy day of obligation. The times of the Masses are: 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at St. James, noon at St. Francis Solanus, and 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross.
All Souls Day:
All Souls Day is Wednesday, November 2, and it is not a holy day of obligation but a special day in the church for remembering and praying for all our beloved deceased. There are two 9:00 a.m. Masses that day, one at St. James the Apostle and one at St. Francis Solanus. In the boxes of offertory envelopes there are envelopes for recording the names of those you wish to be remembered and prayed for on this day. Please deposit that envelope in the offertory collection this Sunday. Please note that Holy Cross church envelops for all Souls Day are dated November 6. Please try to get that envelope to the church on or before November 2.
Cemetery Financial Help:
Next weekend, November 5 and 6, the basket will be passed soliciting offerings to help support the parish cemeteries, St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg and Holy Cross in Ovid. Expenses at both locations far exceed the yearly income (income is derived primarily from the sale of graves) and, as a result, the cemetery savings are being depleted at a fast rate. We ask your help to keep our church cemeteries solvent and in good order. Thank you.
Holy Cross Cemetery Clean-up:
The clean-up for Holy Cross cemetery is this Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to help. Families who have placed flowers or other items at a grave site are reminded to remove all debris from around the grave.
Women’s Guild Meeting:
Sunday, November 6, after the 11 a.m. Mass, there will be a Women’s Guild meeting in the Pine Room at St. James. Future activities will be discussed, along with plans for electing new officers. If you have a particular item you would like to discuss, please let Mary Szymanski know @ 607-229-2709 or email@example.com. Your item will be added to the agenda. Thank You!
2016/2017 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
Hopefully everyone has received the CMA mailing. If not extra copies of the brochure are available in church. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Raised in Christ.” The CMA affords each of us an opportunity to support the larger church so that it can meet real needs throughout the diocese. Your support enables the church to be responsive and caring. Please be generous in your response. Every gift is needed and important! If it is easier, you can make your gift at www.dor.org – you can also pay your pledge off in six installments. Pledge forms, which can be put in the collection or mailed directly to the diocese, are available in the back of the church. Please pray for the success of our efforts. Thank you. The goal for the Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy is $29,855. Here is a link to a CMA informative video youtu.be/z1t-yW3Bu8k.
Parish Council Committees:
The parish’s Word, Worship, Witness, and Fellowship committees encourage parishioners to participate on any of these 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 your interest.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training Session:
The first of two sessions for training new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be held on Saturday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church. Parishioners interested in this ministry are welcome to participate in the training.
Ithaca Knights of Columbus:
The local Knight of Columbus, COUNCIL #277, will give a brief presentation on November 12 and 13 at the Mass announcement time. After the Mass concludes Knights will be present to speak with parishioners interested in the Knights.
Annual Vets’ Breakfast:
The third annual vets’ breakfast will be held next Sunday, November 6, 2016 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.
National Vocation Awareness:
“I would like to ask you: have you sometimes heard the Lord’s voice, in a desire, in a worry, did he invite you to follow him more closely? Ask Jesus what he wants of you and be brave! Be brave!” said Pope Francis,St. in Peter’s Square on April, 2013. November 6–12 is National Vocation Awareness week. Thinking about the priesthood? For more information about the priesthood in the diocese of Rochester visit www.ROCPriest.org. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-271-7240.
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.
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@example.com.
Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James 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 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
Schedule for next weekend, November 5 and 6 (first Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke
11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, 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 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 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|