Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time~November 17, 2019

First reading:
But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays. (Mal. 3:20a)

Psalm:
The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice. (Ps. 98)

Second reading:
In fact, when we were with you, we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat. (2 Thes. 3:10)

Gospel:
“You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.” (Lk. 21:17-18)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
God’s fidelity is at the heart of Scripture. Trusting in God’s all-encompassing and abiding presence is what true faith is really all about. The sincere disciples always have their eyes on Jesus Christ and are not distracted by what others are doing or what is happening around them. We know that the world had a beginning, and we know that it will one day end. Trying to predict when that end will come or becoming too preoccupied with the business of others are futile endeavors. All they do is divert us from our main purpose and goal: to live and act in the person of Christ. Being a faithful son or daughter and witness to God’s faithfulness is all that is required and all that we need. If we do this well, it does not matter whether the world as we know it comes to an end tomorrow or at some unforeseen time in the future. We will be ready and properly prepared.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (November 26)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (November 18)
  • Confirmation Candidates Classes: Sundays, 4:00 p.m., St. James
  • Catholicism Classes: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • Religious Education Monthly Gathering: November 17, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Notre Dame High School Meet and Greet: November 18, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Tompkins County Public Library (BorgWarner Room East)
  • Ecumenical Choir Practice: November 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross
  • Retirement Reception for Rev. Losey: November 23, from 2:00–4:00 p.m., Trumansburg United Methodist church’s Fellowship Hall
  • Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service: November 24, 3:00 p.m., Holy Cross, Ovid

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. By now, past CMA donors have received a special letter in the mail with a personalized pledge card. Thank you to everyone who has responded with a gift or pledge. As of November 8, fifteen parish families have pledged $3,475, which is 11.59% of our parish goal of $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider making a gift. What is primary is our parishioners’ participation. What is secondary is what is pledged. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services and ministries that strengthen our whole Church.

CMA Concerns:
You might hear it said: “I don’t want to give to the diocese or the CMA, I only want to give to my parish.” By giving to the CMA, you are supporting your parish. The CMA provides funding for services and programs provided to the parish that would be difficult to fund on its own. Additionally, the diocese is able to obtain lower rates on insurance, benefits, utilities, and other services based on economies of scale for all parishes that stand-alone congregations would not be able to negotiate. Go here for answers to other frequently asked questions regarding the CMA.

October Attendance and Collections:
On an average in the month of October there were 63 people at the 5:00 p.m. Mass at on Saturdays at St. Francis, and, on Sundays, 98 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James and 94 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross. The average Mass collections during the month were: $823 at St. Francis, $859 at St. James, and $1,013 at Holy Cross. The October parish average weekly collection was $2,694. Parishioners participating through the WeShare online giving contributed $3,010. “Thank you all for your attendance and offerings.”

To a Suffering Church:
Bishop Robert Barron has written a letter to Catholics who feel demoralized, scandalized, angry beyond words, and ready to quit because of the sexual abuse scandal in the Church. Many are asking “Why stay Catholic with so much scandal?” It is a compelling letter encouraging Catholics to stay and fight—and to do so on behalf of themselves, and their families, but especially on behalf of those who have suffered so grievously at the hands of wicked men. Copies of the letter (contained in a small booklet format) are located in the foyer of each church in our parish. Please take a copy and, after reading the letter, pass it on to other Catholics. Go here for an interview with the author about his letter.

Catholicism Classes:
The Catholicism Adult Formation Program was created by Bishop Robert Barron to enhance and support the Church’s mission to evangelize and teach the content of the faith. The programs explains what Catholics believe and why. Our parish classes are held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m., both at the St. Francis church annex in Interlaken. The classes are for all parishioners, for those contemplating being Catholic, and for Catholics who have not celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist. Please join us!

Daily Meditations for Advent:
The Word Among Us booklets are available in the foyer of each church. The booklet contains, among other things, meditations and Mass prayers and readings for each day of Advent. The booklets are costly, so whatever donations you can make toward the expense would be appreciated.

Snow Days:
A reminder that if during the week a “snow day” for the local schools has been declared there will be no morning Mass or communion service that day.

Thanksgiving Holiday Service:
An ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday, November 24, at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Cross church in Ovid. Participating will be the Interlaken Reformed church, Ovid Federation church, Christ Episcopal church at Willard, and our parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. That Sunday is also the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The worship service will include both themes: Christ the King and Thanksgiving. All are invited.

Ecumenical Choir:
If you would like to participate in the choir for the ecumenical Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 24 (see above), please join our rehearsal on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross. In December there will be another ecumenical service in which you may also participate as part of the choir. The December 8 service is sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) and will take place at the Presbyterian Church of Trumansburg. Please join us as we prepare for both of these ecumenical holiday events in our communities.

Share the Warmth:
The Trumansburg Rotary Club is sponsoring a collection bin on the front porch of the St. James rectory as part of their Share the Warmth campaign that runs through early December. Share the Warmth accepts all winter clothing in good repair: coats, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, etc. Blankets also are welcome. All donations should be new or gently used, and clean for future recipients. Thank you to all who participate in sharing the warmth this winter.

Meet and Greet for Notre Dame High School:
Representatives from Notre Dame High School for grades 7–12 will be visiting the Tompkins County Public Library (BorgWarner Room East) on Monday, November 18, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to meet and greet students and families interested in learning about Notre Dame. Just stop by and say hello to the admissions director, faculty members, and current students and families. For more information, please visit www.notredamehighschool.com. Notre Dame offers daily busing from the Ithaca area.

Trumansburg Retirement Reception:
Reverend Doctor Jeff Losey, pastor of the Trumansburg United Methodist church, will be retiring at the beginning of the new year. Rev. Losey has been pastor for thirteen years. A reception for family, friends, colleagues, and parishioners will take place on Saturday, November 23, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.

Habitat House for Sale:
There is a Habitat for Humanity home available for sale in Trumansburg. The home has three bedrooms and one bath and is located at 19 Salo Drive on .36 acres. Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties provides an affordable homeownership opportunity by offering a “hand up, not a hand out” and evaluate applications based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. The total gross household income should be at least $28,000. Other details about partnering with Habituate in owning your own home are available on their website: https://tchabitat.com/homeownership. Applications for the Salo Drive home will be accepted until November 30. If interested in the home call 607-844-3529 or email Liz Warner at liz@tchabitat.com. We want to help you purchase your own home!

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Bishop’s Vita Award:
Our own Mary Camobreco was one of three people honored to receive the Vita Award from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano during the annual Respect Life Mass on October 6 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester. Vita Awards are given to people in the Diocese of Rochester whose actions reflect and promote the consistent life ethic—the principle that calls for all human life to be respected and affirmed, from conception until natural death. Mary, who attends both Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca as well as St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg, became the founding director of Birthright in Ithaca in 1981—the first crisis pregnancy center ever for that city. She continued in that role as a volunteer for some thirty-four years before stepping down in 2015. She still helps out at the Birthright facility, located at 605 W. State St., Ithaca, two days per week. Mary said that when she sought to establish a local Birthright, “I told God if I could be an instrument in saving one life, it would be worth it.” As it has turned out, she said, thousands of young women have been helped—and in many instances, the lives of would-be aborted babies have been spared. Mary has gladly devoted herself to helping others, noting that she’s done so out of gratefulness for blessings in her own life. “I have been given so much,” she remarked. “I just thank God.”

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.

November is the Month of All Souls (various saints, detail from painting by Fra Angelico)


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

November 16, at 5:00 p.m. (third weekend):
Lector: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EM: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

November 23, at 5:00 p.m. (fourth weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Kathleen Rourke, Robin Hamula (for Mary and Lee Davidson)


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

November 17, at 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short

November 24, at 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Mary Szymanski
(for Tim O’Boyle)


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time~November 10, 2019

First reading:
When he was near death, he said, “It is my choice to die at the hands of men with the hope that God gives.” (2 Mc. 7:14)

Psalm:
Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full. (Ps. 17)

Second reading:
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ. (2 Thes. 3:5)

Gospel:
“He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” (Lk. 20:38)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Our God is a God of the living. In God, there is no death. While life certainly presents hardships and has its measure of suffering, God does not promise anyone, not even his own Son, a way around it. What He does promise is His abiding, all-sustaining presence as a source of courage and hope so that we can more gracefully and purposefully endure it. Our faith in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ reminds us to carry the hope of resurrection with us in all things. We must never lose sight of the fact that we are works in progress and that what we see and experience here is only the beginning of greater marvels to come. This is why people like St. Paul and others of great faith consider their sufferings as nothing compared to the glory yet to be revealed.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (November 12)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (November 18)
  • Confirmation Candidates Classes: Sundays, 4:00 p.m., St. James
  • Catholicism Classes: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • German Festival: November 10, from noon until 3:00 p.m., All Saints, Lansing
  • Personality Styles and Prayer: November 12, Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua
  • Cemetery Clean-ups: November 16, both cemeteries
  • Birthright in Ithaca Luncheon: November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca
  • Jude Thaddeus Relic: 10:00 a.m., November 16, Holy Cross parish, Freeville.
  • Religion Education Monthly Gathering: November 17, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Ecumenical Choir Practice: November 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross
  • Retirement Reception for Rev. Losey: November 23, from 2:00–4:00 p.m., Trumansburg United Methodist church’s Fellowship Hall
  • Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service: November 24, 3:00 p.m., Holy Cross, Ovid

Food Pantry Collection:
This weekend, as we do every second Sunday of each month, parishioners are invited to contribute non-perishable food on the table placed in front of the Blessed Mother statue at St. James. The items will be donated to the Trumansburg Food Pantry. Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks should be made out to Mary, Mother of Mercy, with food pantry in the memo line. Thank you to all who contribute!

Today’s Second Collection:
The second collection this weekend is for the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) throughout the U.S. St. John Paul II established the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) in 1985. It is the only U.S. diocese responsible for the pastoral care of men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, enrolled at a U.S. military academy, being treated as a patient at any of the 153 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Medical Centers, or working for the federal government beyond U.S. borders. AMS priests and deacons serve approximately 1.8 million Catholics across the world. All U.S. dioceses are faithfully served by the AMS, yet most Catholics still do no know about AMS, so continuing to increase awareness about and support for the AMS is both a critical challenge and opportunity. Thank you for your support of AMS.

Ecumenical Choir:
There will be an ecumenical Thanksgiving service (see below) on Sunday, November 24, at 3:00 p.m. in Holy Cross church in Ovid, complete with a choir. If you would like to participate in that choir, please join our rehearsal on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross. In December there will be another ecumenical service in which you may also participate as part of the choir. The December 8 service is sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) and will take place at the Presbyterian Church of Trumansburg. Please join us as we prepare for both of these ecumenical holiday events in our communities.

Thanksgiving Holiday Service:
An ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday, November 24, at 3:00 p.m. at our own Holy Cross church in Ovid. Participating will be the Interlaken Reformed church, Ovid Federation church, Christ Episcopal church at Willard, and our parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. That Sunday is also the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The worship service will include both themes: Christ the King and Thanksgiving. All are invited.

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. By now, past CMA donors have received a special letter in the mail with a personalized pledge card. Thank you to everyone who has responded with a gift or pledge. If you have not yet responded, please consider making a gift. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. We need your financial support to reach our parish goal of $29, 979. Thank you and please pray for the success of our efforts.

CMA Question:
Some people in the diocese have indicated they are hesitant to give to a “bankrupt” organization and questioned why they should. In response, all must know that their contribution provide funding to operate crucial ministries for people of all walks of life. While the Diocese reorganizes, these needs continue and can only be met with the financial support of the faithful. From the very beginnings of the faith and the early ministry of Our Lord, our church has depended on the faithful to provide their time and energy, skills and gifts in building the Kingdom of God. Without financial support, we could not continue the mission of the Church. The Body of Christ’s only real means of support is through the generosity of its members. A listing of CMA allocations may be found at www.dor.org/cma.

Catholicism Adult Formation Program:
The Catholicism Adult Formation Program has been created by Bishop Robert Barron to enhance and support the Church’s mission to evangelize and teach the content of the faith. The program explains not only what Catholics believe and why, but also displays—in breathtaking visual detail—the richness of the Church’s global culture. During each lesson, you will be invited to listen to a presentation of the Church’s essential teaching and to travel with Bishop Barron around the globe to see the faith in the depths of its belief and practices. The classes are held on Wednesdays, with the same class at 9:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis church annex, Interlaken. The classes are for all parishioners from the north, south, and in between and for those contemplating being Catholic and Catholics who have not celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist. Please join us!

Cemetery Clean-ups:
Fall cleanup day for both cemeteries will be November 16. Please have all previous seasons’ decorations/flowers removed, and taken home by November 11. Anything left, will be disposed of as the cemetery management deems appropriate.

Called to Be a Deacon:
The Diocese is inviting interested men of strong and active faith to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon. A deacon is a man who can demonstrate a record of service in the communities in which they live, work, and worship, and who is called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He is one who is ready to make a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. A deacon gives witness to his availability to the community by addressing present and emerging needs of the Church. If you are interested, please speak with Fr. Bernard or you may contact Deacon Edward Giblin, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, at edward.giblin@dor.org. For more details see the diocese’s webpage: https://www.dor.org/vocations/deacons/

Trumansburg Retirement Reception:
Reverend Doctor Jeff Losey, pastor of the Trumansburg United Methodist church, will be retiring at the beginning of the new year. Rev. Losey has been pastor for thirteen years. A reception for family, friends, colleagues, and parishioners will take place on Saturday, November 23, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.

German Festival:
On November 10, from noon until 3:00 p.m., there will be a German festival at All Saints parish, 347 Ridge Road in Lansing. They will be serving traditional German foods and beverages and there will be family-friendly entertainment. Bakers are invited to compete in a contest for the best apple dessert! There is a great family rate of $45 which includes two adult meals and meals for kids under age 12. The cost for individual meals is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Come join the fun this Sunday in Lansing!

St. Jude Thaddeus Relic in Freeville:
There will be a special one-day mission on November 16 at Holy Cross parish, 375 George Road, Freeville. Please join Fr. Patrick Tobin, O.P., director of the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, as he travels from Chicago to New York with the arm relic of St. Jude—the largest relic of an Apostle located outside of Europe! The day will begin with the rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass and veneration of the relic, including anointing with St. Jude oil. The day will finish with a potluck lunch in Cleary Hall at noon.

Personality Styles and Prayer:
A day of prayer with the theme, “Personality Styles and Prayer,” will be presented by Deacon Dave and Anne Paluskiewicz of St. Theodore Parish in Rochester, on Tuesday, November 12, at Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua. The conference will run from 9:30 a.m. through noon, followed by lunch, free time, confessions, and concluding with Mass at 2:00 p.m. There is a $25.00 fee. Please register by calling 585-394-5700 or email: ndretreat@rochester.rr.com

Habitat House for Sale:
There is a Habitat for Humanity home available for sale in Trumansburg. The home has three bedrooms and one bath and is located at 19 Salo Drive on .36 acres. Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties provides an affordable homeownership opportunity by offering a “hand up, not a hand out” and evaluate applications based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. The total gross household income should be at least $28,000. Other details about partnering with Habituate in owning your own home are available on their website: https://tchabitat.com/homeownership. Applications for the Salo Drive home will be accepted until November 30. If interested in the home call 607-844-3529 or email Liz Warner at liz@tchabitat.com. We want to help you purchase your own home!

Birthright in Ithaca Celebration:
November 16 marks the thirty-eighth anniversary of the opening of Birthright in Ithaca. Join us that day for a joyous time of acknowledging the mission of providing compassionate care to women and their families in our community at a fund-raiser celebration and luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Luncheon tickets are $19.95 per person and include a silent auction, door prizes, and raffle. A true celebration! For more information contact Carolann Darling, 607-351-6668. If you can’t attend but would like to make a donation, please send a check to: Birthright of Ithaca, 605 W. State Street, Ithaca 14850.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Share the Warmth:
The Trumansburg Rotary Club is sponsoring a collection bin on the front porch of the St. James rectory as part of their “ Share the Warmth” campaign that runs now through early December. Share the Warmth accepts all winter clothing in good repair: coats, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, etc. Blankets also are welcome. All donations should be new or gently used, and clean for future recipients. Thank you to all who participate in sharing the warmth this winter.

Bishop’s Vita Award:
Our own Mary Camobreco was one of three people honored to receive the Vita Award from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano during the annual Respect Life Mass on October 6 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester. Vita Awards are given to people in the Diocese of Rochester whose actions reflect and promote the consistent life ethic—the principle that calls for all human life to be respected and affirmed, from conception until natural death. Mary, who attends both Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca as well as St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg, became the founding director of Birthright in Ithaca in 1981—the first crisis pregnancy center ever for that city. She continued in that role for some thirty-four years before stepping down in 2015, serving on a volunteer basis the entire time. She still helps out at the Birthright facility, located at 605 W. State St., Ithaca, two days per week. Mary said that when she sought to establish a local Birthright, “I told God if I could be an instrument in saving one life, it would be worth it.” As it has turned out, she said, thousands of young women have been helped—and in many instances, the lives of would-be aborted babies have been spared. Mary has gladly devoted herself to helping others, noting that she’s done so out of gratefulness for blessings in her own life. “I have been given so much,” she remarked. “I just thank God.”

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.

November is the Month of All Souls (various saints, detail from painting by Fra Angelico)


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

November 9, at 5:00 p.m. (second weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Robin Hamula

November 16, at 5:00 p.m. (third weekend):
Lector: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EM: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

November 10, at 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Tim Davis (for Mark Scibilia-Carver) and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Tim O’Boyle (for Mary Szymanski)

November 17, at 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time~November 3, 2019

First reading:
For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made. (Wis. 11:24a)

Psalm:
I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God. (Ps. 145)

Second reading:
We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith. (2 Thes. 1:11)

Gospel:
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” (Lk. 19:10)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Imagine God coming to you at this very moment saying, “Today I must stay at your house!” How do you react when you hear those words? God must stay at your house. There is no time to clean or organize things or make any preparations. There is no time to backtrack and catch up on things that may have slipped by during the week. God is coming and doesn’t care how things look! God just wants to spend time with you. God’s mercy is very wide. It is so wide that we sometimes have a difficulty accepting just how unconditional and free it really is. We may find ourselves thinking that there must be some folks who don’t deserve it or aren’t worthy. All are worthy. The book of Wisdom tells us, “But you have mercy on all and you overlook people’s sins that they may repent.” There is no way around it: God must offer mercy. We are lost and we desperately need it.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (November 12)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (November 4)
  • Confirmation Candidates Classes: Sundays, 4:00 p.m., St. James
  • Catholicism Classes: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • Diocese’s Vocations Week: November 3–9
  • Birthright in Ithaca Luncheon: November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca
  • Religion Education Monthly Gathering: November 17, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Ecumenical Choir Practice: November 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross
  • Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service: November 24, 3:00 p.m., Holy Cross

Funeral:
Esther Thomas, 89, died on October 17, 2019. Her funeral service was held at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home on October 24.

Cemetery Fund Collection Today:
The parish has two cemeteries, Holy Cross in Ovid and St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg. They both operate with an annual deficit. Cemeteries must strive to maintain a fully funded Permanent Maintenance Fund but it is difficult to achieve this goal because the cemeteries do not have the opportunity to produce ongoing income to cover their costs. Your financial help is appreciated each year. A second collection in support of our parish cemeteries will be taken up this weekend, November 2 and 3.

Food Pantry Collection:
Next weekend, the second Sunday of every month, parishioners are invited to contribute non-perishable food on the table placed in front of the Blessed Mother statue at St. James. The items will be donated to the Trumansburg Food Pantry. Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks should be made out to Mary, Mother of Mercy, with food pantry in the memo line. Thank you to all who contribute!

Ecumenical Choir:
There will be an ecumenical Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 24, at 3:00 p.m. in Holy Cross church in Ovid, complete with a choir. If you would like to participate in that choir, please join our rehearsal on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross. In December there will be another ecumenical service in which you may also participate as part of the choir. The December 8 service is sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) and will take place at the Presbyterian Church of Trumansburg. Please join us as we prepare for both of these ecumenical holiday events in our communities.

Archdiocese for the Military Services:
St. John Paul II established the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) in 1985. It is the only U.S. diocese responsible for the pastoral care of men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, enrolled at a U.S. military academy, being treated as a patient at any of the 153 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Medical Centers, or working for the federal government beyond U.S. borders. AMS priests and deacons serve approximately 1.8 million Catholics across the world. All U.S. dioceses are faithful served by the AMS, yet most Catholics still do no know about AMS, so continuing to increase awareness about and support for the AMS is both a critical challenge and opportunity. The Archdiocese for the Military Services will be the beneficiary of a second collection being taken up next weekend, November 9–10.

All Souls’ Day Envelopes:
Saturday, November 2, was All Souls’ Day and it is a tradition to have All Souls’ Day envelopes for parishioners to record the names of their beloved deceased. All Souls’ Day envelopes may be found in the foyers of each church. Returned envelopes will be placed on the altar and remain there throughout the month of November. The envelopes may be deposited in the collection, left in the sacristy, or handed to either Fr. Bernard or Fr. Richard.

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. By now, past CMA donors have received a special letter in the mail with a personalized pledge card. Thank you to everyone who has responded with a gift or pledge. If you have not yet responded, please consider making a gift. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. We need your financial support to reach our parish goal of $29, 979. Thank you and please pray for the success of our efforts.

CMA and Abuse Settlements:
The question has been raised: “How will the diocese pay for legal settlements associated with abuse if CMA funds are not used?” The response: As part of the diocesan reorganization plan, the diocese has created a fund with a pool of money from both diocesan assets and funds from insurance carriers. A listing of CMA allocations may be found at www.dor.org/cma.

Catholicism Adult Formation Program:
The Catholicism Adult Formation Program is not a video lecture, Church history, or Scripture study; but an engaging and interesting formational program that uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. The program will explain not only what Catholics believe and why, but also display the richness of the Church’s global culture as you travel with Bishop Robert Barron around the globe to see the faith in the depths of its belief and practices. The classes will be held on Wednesdays beginning October 30 in the St. Francis church annex. The same class will be held at 10:00 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. The classes are for all parishioners from the north, south, and in between, as well as for those contemplating being Catholic or Catholics who have not yet celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist. Please join us!

Called to Be a Deacon:
The Diocese is inviting interested men of strong and active faith to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon. A deacon is a man who can demonstrate a record of service in the communities in which they live, work, and worship, and who is called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He is one who is ready to make a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. A deacon gives witness to his availability to the community by addressing present and emerging needs of the Church. If you are interested, please speak with Fr. Bernard or you may contact Deacon Edward Giblin, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, at edward.giblin@dor.org. For more details see the diocese’s webpage: https://www.dor.org/vocations/deacons/

Habitat House for Sale:
There is a Habitat for Humanity home available for sale in Trumansburg. The home has three bedrooms and one bath and is located at 19 Salo Drive on .36 acres. Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties provides an affordable homeownership opportunity by offering a “hand up, not a hand out” and evaluate applications based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. The total gross household income should be at least $28,000. Other details about partnering with Habituate in owning your own home are available on their website: https://tchabitat.com/homeownership. Applications for the Salo Drive home will be accepted until November 30. If interested in the home call 607-844-3529 or email Liz Warner at liz@tchabitat.com. We want to help you purchase your own home!

Birthright in Ithaca:
Celebrate thirty-eight years of compassionate care for women and families at a fund-raiser luncheon, November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Advanced purchased tickets are $19.95 and are available through Birthright. RSVP by November 1 to Birthright, 605 W. State St. #1, Ithaca, New York, 14850. Also, they are seeking items for a silent auction as part of the Birthright fund-raiser event. Do you have a family-friendly service, skill, or craft item and are willing to make a donation? Possibly you might be willing to create a themed gift basket? Please contact Carolann Darling, 607-351-6668, or the Birthright director, Beth, 607-272-9070.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.

November is the Month of All Souls (various saints, detail from painting by Fra Angelico)


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

November 9, at 5:00 p.m. (second weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Robin Hamula

November 16, at 5:00 p.m. (third weekend):
Lector: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EM: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

November 10, at 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Tim Davis (for Mark Scibilia-Carver) and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Tim O’Boyle (for Mary Szymanski)

November 17, at 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 27, 2019

First reading:
The Lord is a God of justice, who knows no favorites. (Sir. 35:12-13)

Psalm:
The Lord hears the cry of the poor. (Ps. 34)

Second reading:
The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen. (2 Tm. 4:18)

Gospel:
“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Lk. 18:14b)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
God’s justice is not about seeing that people get what they deserve, good or bad, reward or punishment. God’s justice is about the restoration and alignment of relationships: our relationship with God, one another, our very selves, and creation. Sin distorts relationships, and justice brings them back into focus. God’s justice is all about taking responsibility for who we are and the relationships that are inherently a part of our lives. What happens to my brother or sister, God’s created world, and myself are extremely important for me to consider and factor into my decision-making. We are called to the virtue of humility, to see ourselves as one among many not one over many. Cooperating so that the world operates as God intends is the order of business for the day.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (October 29)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (November 4)
  • Catholicism Classes: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • Confirmation Candidates Classes: Sundays, 4:00 p.m., St. James
  • Parish Ministry Fair:This weekend after Mass, October 26 and 27
  • Capuchin Franciscans Annual Benefit Dinner: October 29, 6:00–10:00 p.m., in New Rochelle
  • Catholicism Adult Formation Program: begins October 30, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., St. Francis annex
  • All Saints’ Day: November 1, is a holy day of obligation
  • Diocese’s Vocations Week: November 3–9
  • Birthright in Ithaca Luncheon: November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca
  • Religion Education Monthly Gathering: November 17, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James

Parish Ministry Fair:
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12: 6) By our baptism we are called to share in the ministry of the Church, using the gifts and talents God has provided. We invite you to think about your talents. What can you contribute to your church? The Worship Committee will be having a ministry fair at each of our churches this weekend, October 26 and 27. Stop by after Mass and enjoy some food as you speak with members of the various ministries that enrich our parish. You will have an opportunity to ask questions before signing up for the ministry that best fits your gifts and interests.

Solemnity of All Saints:
This Friday, November 1, is the Solemnity of All Saints, commonly referred to as All Saints’ Day. It is a holy day of obligation that requires Catholics who have celebrated their first communion to attend Mass unless “gravely inconvenienced.” The times and places of Masses for this holy day are:

• Thursday, Vigil Mass at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus;
• Friday, Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, and
• Mass, 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross.

All Souls’ Day:
This Saturday, November 2, is All Souls’ Day. It is not a holy day but there will be a 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Solanus church. During this Mass the names of our beloved parishioners and others who have died within the year (November 3, 2018–November 2, 2019) will be proclaimed and a candle will be lit in their memory.

Envelopes for All Souls:
It is a tradition to have All Souls’ Day envelopes for parishioners to record the names of their beloved deceased. On November 2 these envelopes will be placed on the altar and remain there throughout the month. For this purpose, All Souls’ Day envelopes have been inserted in this week’s bulletin and are also in your boxes of offering envelopes. The envelopes may be deposited in the collection in time for All Souls’ Day.

Cemetery Fund Collection:
The parish has two cemeteries, Holy Cross in Ovid and St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg. They both operate with an annual deficit. Cemeteries must strive to maintain a fully funded Permanent Maintenance Fund but it is difficult to achieve this goal because the cemeteries do not have the opportunity to produce ongoing income to cover their costs. Your financial help is appreciated each year. A second collection in support of our parish cemeteries will be taken up next weekend, November 2 and 3.

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. By now past CMA donors have received a special letter in the mail with a personalized pledge card. Thank you to everyone who has responded with a gift or pledge. If you have not yet responded, please consider making a gift. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. We need your financial support to reach our potential. Thank you and please pray for the success of our efforts.

CMA and Abuse Settlements:
All monies raised in the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) are to be used only for the programs, services, and ministries for which they are designated. No gifts to the CMA are used to satisfy legal fees or settlement costs associated with abuse. A listing of CMA allocations may be found at www.dor.org/cma.

Annual Financial Report:
The annual financial report was provided to parishioners at the beginning of October and copies are the report are still available in the foyers of the churches. The report showed that we had a deficit in our last fiscal year (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019). In order to meet our ordinary expenses, a recommendation was given that active parishioners increase their weekly offering by at least $3.00. Another recommendation was given that parishioners encourage non-active parishioners to financially support their parish by participating in the on-line WeShare program. Whatever financial help you are able to give, please know it is appreciated greatly.

Catholicism Adult Formation Program:
The Catholicism Adult Formation Program is not a video lecture, Church history, or Scripture study; but an engaging and interesting formational program that uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. The program will explain not only what Catholics believe and why, but also display the richness of the Church’s global culture as you travel with Bishop Robert Barron around the globe to see the faith in the depths of its belief and practices. The classes will be held on Wednesdays beginning October 30 in the St. Francis church annex. The same class will be held at 10:00 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. The classes are for all parishioners from the north, south, and in between, as well as for those contemplating being Catholic or Catholics who have not yet celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist. Please join us!

September Attendance and Collections:
On an average in the month of September there were 60 people at the 5:00 p.m. Mass, 90 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, and 99 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The average Mass collections during this month were: $567 at the Saturday evening Mass at St. Francis and, on Sundays, $926 at the 9:00 a. m. Mass at St. James and $842 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross. Parishioners participating through the WeShare online giving contributed $2,610. On September 8, at Fr. Bernard’s fiftieth ordination anniversary Mass, there were over 300 people in attendance and the collection amounted to $1,965. Thank you all for your attendance and offerings.

Called to Be a Deacon:
The Diocese is inviting interested men of strong and active faith to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon. A deacon is a man who can demonstrate a record of service in the communities in which they live, work, and worship, and who is called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He is one who is ready to make a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. A deacon gives witness to his availability to the community by addressing present and emerging needs of the Church. If you are interested, please speak with Fr. Bernard or you may contact Deacon Edward Giblin, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, at edward.giblin@dor.org. For more details see the diocese’s webpage: https://www.dor.org/vocations/deacons/

Thank You:
The parish is in receipt of a letter of gratitude from the Society for the Propagation of the 
Faith for our participation in the August 4 Missionary Cooperative Plan to benefit Eight 4 World Hope. Deacon Kevin Carges made the appeal and the collection amounted to $1,955. “Please tell the parishioners how much we appreciate what they have done for the Missions.”

Habitat House for Sale:
There is a Habitat for Humanity home available for sale in Trumansburg. The home has three bedrooms and one bath and is located at 19 Salo Drive on .36 acres. Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties provides an affordable homeownership opportunity by offering a “hand up, not a hand out” and evaluate applications based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. The total gross household income should be at least $28,000. Other details about partnering with Habituate in owning your own home are available on their website: https://tchabitat.com/homeownership. Applications for the Salo Drive home will be accepted until November 30. If interested in the home call 607-844-3529 or email Liz Warner at liz@tchabitat.com. We want to help you purchase your own home!

Birthright in Ithaca:
Celebrate thirty-eight years of compassionate care for women and families at a fund-raiser luncheon, November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Advanced purchased tickets are $19.95 and are available through Birthright. RSVP by November 1 to Birthright, 605 W. State St. #1, Ithaca, New York, 14850. Also, they are seeking items for a silent auction as part of the Birthright fund-raiser event. Do you have a family-friendly service, skill, or craft item and are willing to make a donation? Possibly you might be willing to create a themed gift basket? Please contact Carolann Darling, 607-351-6668, or the Birthright director, Beth, 607-272-9070.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history! 

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

October 26, at 5:00 p.m. (fourth weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Anne Haus (for Cathy DelSignore), Kathleen Rourke, Robin Hamula (for Mary and Lee Davidson)

November 2, at 5:00 p.m. (first weekend):
Lectors: Karl Messmer, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

October 27, at 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Tim O’Boyle

November 3, at 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff (for Mark Scibilia-Carver), Beth Koeng


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 20, 2019

First reading:
As long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel had the better of the fight. (Ex .17:11a)

Psalm:
Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Ps. 121)

Second reading:
Proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. (2 Tm. 4:2)

Gospel:
“I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Lk. 18:8)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As we live out our life of faith, it is easy to lose heart and lose confidence in God’s power and effective presence. We can fall into apathy. Given the immensity of the concerns that abound, we feel powerless and can become unmotivated to persevere. To combat this weariness, Jesus tells his friends to pray always. Persisting in prayer allows us to find the determination, strength, and conviction to continue on course even when presented with difficulties. If we are determined in our pursuit of God, we will eventually find God breaking through our darkness with the light of His presence, gifting us with contemplative sight so that we can see as He sees and love as He loves. It is only when we take on the person of Christ that we are able, with God’s help, to touch the world’s pain and loneliness.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (October 29)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (October 21)
  • Catholicism Classes: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • Confirmation Candidates Classes: Sundays, 4:00 p.m., St. James
  • Peace Weekend: October 19 and 20, Ithaca
  • World Mission Sunday: This weekend, second collection
  • Religion Education Monthly Gathering: October 20, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Regional Pastoral Council Forum: October 21, St. Francis of Assisi church, Auburn
  • A Force More Powerful: October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, Ithaca
  • A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention: October 22, 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses
  • Talking Circles on Racism: October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca
  • Young Adult Mass: October 25, Immaculate Conception church, Ithaca, Rosary at 5:30 p.m. and Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by a social
  • Winter Coat Distribution: October 26, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Ovid VFW
  • Parish Ministry Fair:After Mass on October 26 and 27
  • Capuchin Franciscans Annual Benefit Dinner: October 29, 6:00–10:00 p.m., Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle
  • Birthright in Ithaca Luncheon: November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca.

World Mission Sunday:
We celebrate this day by remembering our baptismal call—to bring the Gospel to all. The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith ensures the work and service of the Mission Church, as it supports priests, religious, and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your generosity.

Thank You:
The parish is in receipt of a letter of gratitude from the Society for the Propagation of the 
Faith for our participation in the August 4 Missionary Cooperative Plan to benefit Eight 4 World Hope. Deacon Kevin Carges made the appeal and the collection amounted to $1,955. “Please tell the parishioners how much we appreciate what they have done for the Missions.”

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
This past week, former Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) donors received a letter in the mail with a pledge card asking for their CMA commitment. Please prayerfully consider your response. Every gift to the CMA helps those in need, supports the mission of the Church, and comes back to help our parish. Let us continue to pray for the success of our efforts. Thank you.

CMA and Abuse Settlements:
All monies raised in the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) are to be used only for the programs, services, and ministries for which they are designated. No gifts to the CMA are used to satisfy legal fees or settlement costs associated with abuse. If the CMA funds are not available to meet sex abuse settlements, how will the diocese resolve those lawsuits? The answer is that, as part of the diocesan bankruptcy/reorganization plan, the diocese has created a settlement fund from other diocesan assets along with money provided by the church’s insurance carriers. Additional questions are addressed on the CMA website. A listing of CMA allocations may also be found there, at www.dor.org/cma.

Parish Ministry Fair:
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12: 6) By our baptism we are called to share in the ministry of the Church, using the gifts and talents God has provided. We invite you to think about your talents. What can you contribute to your church? The Worship Committee will be having a ministry fair at each of our churches on October 26 and 27. Stop by after Mass and enjoy some food as you speak with members of the various ministries that enrich our parish. You will have an opportunity to ask questions before signing up for the ministry that best fits your gifts and interests.

Peace Week:
Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga has announced their annual “Peace Week.” A film on the power of non-violence titled A Force More Powerful will be presented on Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, Ithaca. A pizza supper will be served prior to the film, at 6:00 p.m. (a $5 donation helps defray the cost). On Thursday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca, all are invited to “Talking Circles on Race and Racism” to discuss the ways racism affects us all. For more information contact: Laurie Konwinski at 607 272 5062 ext. 12 or email laurie.konwinski@dor.org.

Young Adult Mass:
Young adults (ages 17–45) are invited to a Young Adult Mass this Friday, October 25, at Immaculate Conception church in Ithaca. Rosary will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Mass at 6:00 p.m., followed by a social. Bring along a friend and make new friends. This event is provided in collaboration with Cornell Catholic/Ithaca College Catholic Community and Ithaca Catholic churches. For more information, contact Jacob at jg965@cornell.edu.

Catholicism Adult Formation Program:
The Catholicism Adult Formation Program has been created by Bishop Robert Barron to enhance and support the Church’s mission to evangelize and teach the content of the faith. Not a video lecture, Church history, or Scripture study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. The program will explain not only what Catholics believe and why, but also display the richness of the Church’s global culture. During each lesson, you will be invited to listen to a presentation of the Church’s essential teaching and to travel with Bishop Barron around the globe to see the faith in the depths of its belief and practices. The classes will be held on Wednesdays beginning October 30 in the St. Francis church annex. The same class will be held at 10:00 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. The classes are for all parishioners from the north, south, and in between, as well as for those contemplating being Catholic or Catholics who have not yet celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist. Please join us!

Annual Financial Report:
The annual financial report was provided to parishioners at the beginning of October and copies are the report are still available in the foyers of the churches. The report showed that we had a deficit in our last fiscal year (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019). In order to meet our ordinary expenses, a recommendation was given that active parishioners increase their weekly offering by at least $3.00. Another recommendation was given that parishioners encourage non-active parishioners to financially support their parish by participating in the on-line WeShare program. Whatever financial help you give, you have to know it is appreciated greatly.

Habitat House for Sale:
There is a Habitat for Humanity home available for sale in Trumansburg. The home has three bedrooms and one bath and is located at 19 Salo Drive on .36 acres. Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties provides an affordable homeownership opportunity by offering a “hand up, not a hand out” and evaluate applications based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. The total gross household income should be at least $28,000. Other details about partnering with Habituate in owning your own home are available on their website: https://tchabitat.com/homeownership. Applications for the Salo Drive home will be accepted until November 30. If interested in the home call 607-844-3529 or email Liz Warner at liz@tchabitat.com. We want to help you purchase your own home!

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection of winter coats for the Seneca County Community Christmas Project will end this weekend. Warm winter coats from infant through adults are needed. The collection bins are located at Holy Cross at the ramp entrance and at St. Francis Solanus in the vestibule. Coat distribution is scheduled on October 26, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Ovid VFW. and volunteers are needed to help children find their “perfect coat.” If you want to volunteer or need further information, please contact Gerald Frank at 607-869-5009.

Birthright in Ithaca:
Celebrate thirty-eight years of compassionate care for women and families at a fund-raiser luncheon, November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Advanced purchased tickets are $19.95 and are available through Birthright. RSVP by November 1 to Birthright, 605 W. State St. #1, Ithaca, New York, 14850. Also, they are seeking items for a silent auction as part of the Birthright fund-raiser event. Do you have a family-friendly service, skill, or craft item and are willing to make a donation? Possibly you might be willing to create a themed gift basket? Please contact Carolann Darling, 607-351-6668, or the Birthright director, Beth, 607-272-9070.

Annual Capuchin Dinner:
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary will be holding their annual benefit dinner on October 29 and would be very pleased if you could attend! The benefit will be at the Glen Island Harbour Club located in New Rochelle, New York, beginning at 6:00 p.m. There are several ways to support the event even if you are unable to attend. For more information, please visit www.capuchin.org/events-calendar/annual-capuchin-benefit or contact George Vogel at (212) 564-0759, ext. 284, or by email at gvogel@capuchin.org.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

October 19, at 5:00 p.m. (third weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

October 26, at 5:00 p.m. (fourth weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Anne Haus (for Cathy DelSignore), Kathleen Rourke, Robin Hamula (for Mary and Lee Davidson)


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

October 20, at 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short

October 27, at 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Tim O’Boyle


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 13, 2019

First reading:
“For I will no longer holocaust or sacrifice to any other god except the Lord.” (2 Kgs. 5:17a)

Psalm:
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power. (Ps. 98)

Second reading:
This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with him we shall also live with him. (2 Tm. 2:11)

Gospel:
Then [Jesus] said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” (Lk. 17:19)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
When standing in a place of privilege, it is difficult to see all of the wonders, healings, and graces God bestows upon us. We can easily take God’s abiding, healing, and sustaining presence for granted in our lives if our sights are too focused on earthly pleasures, status, or concerns. Those who have less often have a greater appreciation for even the smallest of gifts and tiniest of blessings. We live in a world of entitlement, and this error of thinking that things are “due me” or “deserved by me” can distort and corrupt our vision. How many times a day are you truly thankful and filled with gratitude? If you truly treasure the life God has given you, then every breath you take can be an opportunity to express joyful appreciation. Every moment of life is an occasion for healing and transformation.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (October 29)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (October 21)
  • Fr. Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • CROP Hunger Walk: October 13, Trumansburg
  • Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: October 19, St. Jude the Apostle church, Rochester
  • Peace Weekend: October 19 and 20, Ithaca
  • World Mission Sunday: October 20
  • Religion Education Monthly Gathering: October 20, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Confirmation Classes Begin: October 20, St. James
  • Regional Pastoral Council Forum: October 21, St. Francis of Assisi church, Auburn
  • A Force More Powerful: October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, Ithaca
  • Talking Circles on Racism: October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca
  • Winter Coat Distribution: October 26, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Ovid VFW
  • Parish Ministry Fair:After Mass on October 26 and 27
  • Capuchin Franciscans Annual Benefit Dinner: October 29, 6:00–10:00 p.m., Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle
  • Birthright in Ithaca Luncheon: November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca.

World Mission Sunday:
Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious, and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
In the coming week, past Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) donors will receive a letter in the mail with a pledge card asking for their CMA commitment. Please prayerfully consider your commitment. Every gift to the CMA helps those in need, supports the mission of the Church, and comes back to help our parish. Thank you. Let us continue to pray for the success of our efforts. Please note that all monies raised in the CMA are only used for the programs, services, and ministries for which they are designated. No gifts to the CMA are used to satisfy legal fees or settlement costs associated with abuse. A listing of CMA allocations may be found at www.dor.org/cma.

Parish Ministry Fair:
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12: 6) By our baptism we are called to share in the ministry of the Church, using the gifts and talents God has provided. We invite you to think about your talents. What can you contribute to your church? The Worship Committee will be having a ministry fair at each of our churches on October 26 and 27. Stop by after Mass and enjoy some food as you speak with members of the various ministries that enrich our parish. You will have an opportunity to ask questions before signing up for the ministry that best fits your gifts and interests.

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection of winter coats for the Seneca County Community Christmas Project has begun and will end the weekend of October 19. Warm winter coats from infant through adults are needed. This is a great opportunity to live our faith by working to help those in need. The coats can be new or gently used clean coats. The collection bins are located at Holy Cross at the ramp entrance and at St. Francis Solanus in the vestibule. The coats you donate are shared locally. Coat distribution is scheduled on October 26, 2019 from 10 am until noo at the Ovid VFW [address?]. We are in need of volunteers to help children find their “perfect coat” on distribution day. If you want to volunteer or need further information, please contact Gerald Frank at 607-869-5009.

CROP Hunger Walk:
The annual Trumansburg CROP Walk, sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC), will take place this Sunday, October 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m. (all walkers register at 1:45 p.m.). Host and starting place will be the First Presbyterian Church, Trumansburg. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and their goal is “ending hunger one step at a time.” Community members of all ages and faiths come together to step out for neighbors close to home and throughout the world in need of food programs and clean water! Please consider joining the walk and petitioning others to sponsor you. It is always a great event in the community. For more information go to www.crophungerwalk.org/trumansburgny.

Peace Week:
Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga has announced their annual “Peace Week.” Does non-violence really work to change society for the better? Come be inspired by people brave enough to fight for justice without using guns and hatred at the screening and discussion of the film A Force More Powerful on Monday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, Ithaca. A pizza supper will be served prior to the film, at 6:00 p.m. (a $5 donation helps defray the cost). For more information contact: Laurie Konwinski at 607 272 5062 ext. 12 or email laurie.konwinski@dor.org.

Talking Circles on Racism:
On Thursday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church, Ithaca, all are invited to “Talking Circles on Race and Racism,” an important, honest, and eye-opening conversation on the many ways racism affects us all, even if we personally disavow racism, and an invitation to participate in a more extensive workshop on this subject in the future. For more information contact: Laurie Konwinski at 607 272 5062 ext. 12 or email laurie.konwinski@dor.org.

Birthright in Ithaca:
Celebrate thirty-eight years of compassionate care for women and families at a fund-raiser luncheon, November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Advanced purchased tickets are $19.95 and are available through Birthright. RSVP by November 1 to Birthright, 605 W. State St. #1, Ithaca, New York, 14850. Also, they are seeking items for a silent auction as part of the Birthright fund-raiser event. Do you have a family-friendly service, skill, or craft item and are willing to make a donation? Possibly you might be willing to create a themed gift basket? Please contact Carolann Darling, 607-351-6668, or the Birthright director, Beth, 607-272-9070.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
Beginning January 1, 2020, there will be a need for a new volunteer coordinator for the Trumansburg Food Pantry. In the foyer of St. James the Apostle church there are flyers describing the role of the coordinator. Even though the position begins in January 2020, for planning purposes the need for someone is immediate. I know it is important and local, but after so many weeks without changes, can we drop this? Also, the job description may be changing soon.

Conference for Men of the Parish:
The 2019 Rochester Catholic Men’s conference with the theme “Rebuilding the Family at Home and Through the Church” will take place Saturday, October 19, at St. Jude the Apostle church, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester beginning at 8:30 a.m. Register at exultrochester.org. In the foyers of our parish churches there are posters and flyers announcing this event.

Annual Capuchin Dinner:
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary will be holding their annual benefit dinner on October 29 and would be very pleased if you could attend! The benefit will be at the Glen Island Harbour Club located in New Rochelle, New York, beginning at 6:00 p.m. There are several ways to support the event even if you are unable to attend. For more information, please visit www.www.capuchin.org/events-calendar/annual-capuchin-benefit/ or contact George Vogel at (212) 564-0759, ext. 284, or by email at gvogel@capuchin.org.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

October 12, at 5:00 p.m. (second weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Millie Messmer and Cathy DelSignore (for Lee and Mary Davidson), Robin Hamula

October 19, at 5:00 p.m. (third weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

October 13, at 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski

October 20, at 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Donna Ryan and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Debbie Short


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Respect Life Sunday ~ October 6, 2019

First reading:
The rash one has no integrity; but the just one, because of his faith, shall live. (Hab. 2:4)

Psalm:
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Ps. 95)

Second reading:
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. (2 Tm. 1:7)

Gospel:
“So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do’.” (Lk. 17:10)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
All of the violence and unrest we regularly witness in our world can easily distress us. We can also find ourselves wondering how long it will take before God intervenes and does something about it. Then we remember our call to discipleship and spreading the Good News of the Gospel. We recall the persecutions the early disciples endured and the fate of so many martyrs throughout history, both past and present. It is not God’s responsibility to fix our mess but ours. God has given us the power of love and a strength of endurance that comes from Him alone. Our request of God becomes that of the disciples: “Increase our faith.” It is our task to stand up for the values of the Gospel and live them regardless of the price.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (October 15)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (October 7)
  • Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • Respect Life Sunday: October 6, Mass in Rochester, Life Chain in Cortland
  • Confirmation Meeting for Parents and Students: October 6, 4:00 p.m., St. James Pine Room
  • Angels, Our Forgotten Friends: October 8 at the Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua
  • McAuley Award Dinner: October 8, 6:00 p.m., Elmira Country Club
  • CROP Hunger Walk: October 13, Trumansburg
  • Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: October 19, St. Jude the Apostle church, Rochester
  • Peace Weekend: October 19 and 20, Ithaca
  • Religion Education Monthly Gathering: October 20, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Confirmation Classes Begin: October 20, St. James
  • Regional Pastoral Council Forum: October 21, St. Francis of Assisi church, Auburn
  • Parish Ministry Fair:After Mass on October 26 and 27
  • Capuchin Franciscans Annual Benefit Dinner: October 29, 6:00–10:00 p.m., Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle
  • Birthright in Ithaca Luncheon: November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca.

Sacrament of Confirmation:Students in grades 8–12 who have not celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation, along with their parents, are requested to attend an introductory meeting this Sunday, October 6, at 4:00 p.m. in the Pine Room at St. James the Apostle church. Confirmation classes will begin on Sunday, October 20, at St. James. If you did not receive a registration form in the mail they are located in the foyers of the churches or you may print out the registration form available here. Once completed, mail the form to the parish office: P.O. Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847.

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The theme for this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign is “I AM the vine, you are the branches.” The CMA gives each of us an opportunity to bear good fruit and live out our purpose as the branches of the true vine, Jesus Christ. Through gifts to the CMA, we support the larger Church so that it may meet real needs locally, including crucial outreach and ministries of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and each of our parishes. Please be generous in your response so your diocese and parish may be responsive and caring in fulfilling its mission for each individual. Every gift is needed and important. Please see the brochure in the pew for more information. If you have given to the CMA in the past, you will receive a letter in the mail with your pledge card during the week of October 15. Please pray for the success of our efforts. Thank you.

Respect Life Sunday:
The annual Respect Life program is a year-round, nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life. A new cycle begins each October (Respect Life month) and continues through the following September. The 2019 observance of Respect Life Sunday is this Sunday, October 6. There is a Respect Life Mass at 11:15 a.m., on October 6 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, with Bishop Salvatore R. Matano. Another part of the Respect Life initiative is what is called a “Life Chain.” Since 1987, Life Chains have taken place in hundreds of cities throughout America peacefully and silently praying for an end to abortion. Join the Life Chain in Cortland on October 6 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. at the intersection of Groton Ave and Main St. For more information contact Carolann at 607-351-6668. Bring the whole family! Rain or shine!

Volunteer Needed:
The parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, is in need of parish coordinators to assist with the parish’s participation in the Respect Life program (see above). Our parish has received a most helpful Resource Guide for the 2019–2020 Respect Life Program. To volunteer, please phone the parish office at 607-294-0064.

Parish Ministry Fair:
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12: 6) By our baptism we are called to share in the ministry of the Church, using the gifts and talents God has provided. We invite you to think about your talents. What can you contribute to your church? The Worship Committee will be having a ministry fair at each of our churches on October 26 and 27. Stop by after Mass and enjoy some food as you speak with members of the various ministries that enrich our parish. You will have an opportunity to ask questions before signing up for the ministry that best fits your gifts and interests.

CROP Hunger Walk:
The annual Trumansburg CROP Walk, sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC), will take place Sunday, October 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m. (all walkers register at 1:45 p.m.). Host and starting place will be the First Presbyterian Church, Trumansburg. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and their goal is “ending hunger one step at a time.” Community members of all ages and faiths come together to step out for neighbors close to home and throughout the world in need of food programs and clean water! Please consider joining the walk and petitioning others to sponsor you. It is always a great event in the community. For more information go to www.crophungerwalk.org/trumansburgny.

Peace Weekend:
Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga has announced their annual “Peace Weekend” and invite parishioners from churches in both counties to join in the planning of events for the weekend of October 19 and 20. Please contact Laurie Konwinski at 607-272-5062, extension 12, or email her at laurie.konwinski@dor.org.

Regional Pastoral Council Forum:
Come learn about the role of a pastoral (parish) council in the parish, the important ways the pastoral council impacts the parish’s mission, and ways to make it more effective. This forum will be held on Monday, October 21, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, Nacca Hall, 301 Clark Street, Auburn.

Congratulations:
This past June, one of our parishioners, Scott Hamula, was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Advertising Educator Award at the ADMERICA conference in Hollywood, FL. This award recognizes the best advertising professors in the country. Well done, Scott!

Conference for Men of the Parish:
The 2019 Rochester Catholic Men’s conference with the theme “Rebuilding the Family at Home and Through the Church” will take place Saturday, October 19, at St. Jude the Apostle church, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester beginning at 8:30 a.m. Register at exultrochester.org. In the foyers of our parish churches there are posters and flyers announcing this event.

Notre Dame Dinner:
Notre Dame High School, for students in grades 7–12, is pleased to honor Rev. Lewis Brown ’59 and Mr. Bob Edger, posthumously, at the fourteenth annual McAuley award dinner on Tuesday, October 8, at 6 pm, at the Elmira Country Club. Reservations for the McAuley award dinner may be made by contacting Katie Lilley ’97, at 607-734-2267 x325. Seats for the evening are $75 per person.

Annual Capuchin Dinner:
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary will be holding their annual benefit dinner on October 29 and would be very pleased if you could attend! The benefit will be at the Glen Island Harbour Club located in New Rochelle, New York, beginning at 6:00 p.m. There are several ways to support the event even if you are unable to attend. For more information, please visit www.capuchin.org/events-calendar/annual-capuchin-benefit/ or contact George Vogel at (212) 564-0759, ext. 284, or by email at gvogel@capuchin.org.

Marriage Enrichment:
If you’re ready for more in your marriage consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next ones will be held on October 18–20, 2019; April 17–19, 2020; and November 20–22, 2020. Go to wwme.org for more information. The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history! 

Birthright in Ithaca:
Celebrate thirty-eight years of compassionate care for women and families at a fund-raiser luncheon, November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Advanced purchased tickets are $19.95 and are available through Birthright. RSVP by November 1 to Birthright, 605 W. State St. #1, Ithaca, New York, 14850. Also, they are seeking items for a silent auction as part of the Birthright fund-raiser event. Do you have a family-friendly service, skill, or craft item and are willing to make a donation? Possibly you might be willing to create a themed gift basket? Please contact Carolann Darling, 607-351-6668, or the Birthright director, Beth, 607-272-9070.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
Beginning January 1, 2020, there will be a need for a new volunteer coordinator for the Trumansburg Food Pantry. In the foyer of St. James the Apostle church there are flyers describing the role of the coordinator. Even though the position begins in January 2020, for planning purposes the need for someone is immediate.

Angels, Our Forgotten Friends:
“Angels: Our Forgotten Friends. What our Catholic Faith Teaches Us about Angels” will be the presentation on Tuesday, October 8, at the Notre Dame Retreat House, 5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y. Deacon Eric Bessette from Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, N.Y. will provide an insightful and inspiring look at the role of angels in our life. The conference runs from 9:30 a.m. until noon and is followed by lunch, free time, confessions, and concludes with Mass at 2:00 p.m. There is a $25.00 fee. Please register by calling 585-394-5700 or email ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

October 5, at 5:00 p.m. (first weekend):
Lectors: Karl Messmer, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula

October 12, at 5:00 p.m. (second weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers
EMs: Millie Messmer and Cathy DelSignore (for Lee and Mary Davidson), Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

October 6, at 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Beth Koeng

October 13, at 9:00 a.m. (second Sunday):
Lectors: Mark Scibilia-Carver and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Beth Koeng, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 29, 2019

First reading:
Therefore, now they shall be the first to go into exile, and their wanton revelry shall be done away with. (Am. 6:7)

Psalm:
Praise the Lord, my soul! (Ps. 146)
or
Alleluia

Second reading:
But you, man of God, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. (1 Tm. 6:11)

Gospel:
“Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead’.” (Lk. 16:31)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
People often think that if they witness something miraculous, it would bring them to a greater faith and motivate them for greater involvement. Such is not necessarily true, as coming to a real and authentic faith still requires that we struggle with ourselves a bit and change our approach to living. Authentic faith is acquired when we see wisdom and life in the words of the prophets and in the teachings of Jesus Christ. All of these point us to a God who has a particular set of priorities for how life is meant to be lived. We have to avoid the trap of complacency that is rooted in preserving our own self-interests and living lives that pursue “righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.” (1 Tm. 6: 11) Complacency keeps us stuck in the status quo and prevents us from working toward respect for life, equality, and justice, and from advocating on behalf of the needs of the poor, the homeless, and the alien. Are you complacent?

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (October 1)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (October 7)
  • Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • Blessing of Animals: Friday, October 4, 6:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Respect Life Mass: 11:15 a.m., October 6, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, with Bishop Salvatore R. Matano
  • Confirmation Meeting for Parents and Students: October 6, 4:00 p.m., St. James Pine Room
  • Angels, Our Forgotten Friends: October 8 at the Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua
  • CROP Hunger Walk: October 13, Trumansburg
  • Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: October 19, St. Jude the Apostle church, Rochester
  • Peace Weekend: October 19 and 20, Ithaca
  • Religion Education Monthly Gathering: October 20, after 9:00 a.m. Mass, St. James
  • Confirmation Classes Begin: October 20, St. James
  • Regional Pastoral Council Forum: October 21, St. Francis of Assisi church, Auburn

Sacrament of Confirmation:
Students in grades 8–12 who have not celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation, along with their parents, are requested to attend an introductory meeting on Sunday, October 6, at 4:00 p.m. in the Pine room at St. James the Apostle church. Confirmation classes will begin on Sunday, October 20, at St. James. To enroll your child/children, please either pick up a form from the church foyers or print out the registration form available here. Once completed, mail the form to the parish office: P.O. Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847.

St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day:
This Friday, October 4, is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi and there will be our regular Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. James. The blessing of animals will take place that evening at St. Francis Solanus church, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

August Attendance and Collections
On an average in the month of August there were 65 people at the 5:00 p.m. Mass, 111 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, and 109 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The average Mass collections during the month were $907 at the Saturday evening Mass at St. Francis; and, on Sundays, $1,072 at the 9:00 a. m. Mass at St. James; and $856 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross. Parishioners participating through the WeShare online giving contributed $1,835. “Thank you all for your attendance and offerings.”

2019-2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The theme for this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign is “I AM the vine, you are the branches.” The CMA gives each of us an opportunity to bear good fruit and live out our purpose as the branches of the true vine, Jesus Christ. Through gifts to the CMA, we support the larger Church so that it may meet real needs locally, including crucial outreach and ministries of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and each of our parishes. Please be generous in your response so your diocese and parish may be responsive and caring in fulfilling its mission for each individual. Every gift is needed and important. Please see the brochure in the pew for more information. If you have given to the CMA in the past, you will receive a letter in the mail with your pledge card during the week of October 15. Please pray for the success of our efforts. Thank you.

Regional Pastoral Council Forum:
Come learn about the role of a pastoral (parish) council in the parish, the important ways the pastoral council impacts the parish’s mission, and ways to make it more effective. This forum will be held on Monday, October 21, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, Nacca Hall, 301 Clark Street, Auburn.

Conference for Men of the Parish:
The 2019 Rochester Catholic Men’s conference with the theme “Rebuilding the Family at Home and Through the Church” will take place Saturday, October 19, at St. Jude the Apostle church, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester beginning at 8:30 a.m. Register at exultrochester.org. In the foyers of our parish churches there are posters and flyers announcing this event.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
Beginning January 1, 2020, there will be a need for a new volunteer coordinator for the Trumansburg Food Pantry. In the foyer of St. James the Apostle church there are flyers describing the role of the coordinator. Even though the position begins in January 2020, for planning purposes the need for someone is immediate.

CROP Hunger Walk:
CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and their goal is “ending hunger one step at a time.” This year’s CROP walk will take place in Trumansburg on Sunday, October 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church. More information will come in subsequent bulletins.

Angels, Our Forgotten Friends:
“Angels: Our Forgotten Friends. What our Catholic Faith Teaches Us about Angels” will be the presentation on Tuesday, October 8, at the Notre Dame Retreat House, 5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y. Deacon Eric Bessette from Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, N.Y. will provide an insightful and inspiring look at the role of angels in our life. The conference runs from 9:30 a.m. until noon and is followed by lunch, free time, confessions, and concludes with Mass at 2:00 p.m. There is a $25.00 fee. Please register by calling 585-394-5700 or email ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

Marriage Enrichment:
If you’re ready for more in your marriage consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next ones will be held on October 18–20, 2019; April 17–19, 2020; and November 20–22, 2020. Go to wwme.org for more information. The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

Peace Weekend:
Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga has announced their annual “Peace Weekend” and invite parishioners from churches in both counties to join in the planning of events for the weekend of October 19 and 20. Please contact Laurie Konwinski at 607-272-5062, extension 12, or email her at laurie.konwinski@dor.org.

Respect Life Program and Mass:
The annual Respect Life program is a year-round, nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life. A new cycle begins each October (Respect Life month) and continues through the following September. The 2019 observance of Respect Life Sunday is October 6, next Sunday, and a Respect Life Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester at 11:15 a.m. with Bishop Salvatore R. Matano as the principal celebrant and homilist. The parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, is in need of parish coordinators to assist with our parish’s participation in the Respect Life program. Our parish has received a most helpful Resource Guide for the 2019–2020 Respect Life Program. To volunteer, please phone the parish office at 607-294-0064.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

September 28, at 5:00 p.m. (fifth weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Barbara Willers (for Ann Buddle)
EMs: Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula

October 5, at 5:00 p.m. (first weekend):
Lectors: Karl Messmer, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

September 29, at 9:00 a.m. (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Tim O’Boyle, Mary Szymanski

October 6, at 9:00 a.m. (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Beth Koeng


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 22, 2019

First reading:
“We will buy the lowly for silver, and the poor for a pair of sandals; even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!” (Am. 8:6)

Psalm:
Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor. (Ps. 113)
or Alleluia

Second reading:
This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. (1 Tm. 2:3-4)

Gospel:
“If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?” (Lk. 16:11)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
“No servant can serve two masters.” We struggle with where we put and give our allegiance. Who has the ultimate authority and claim over us? While our minds want to answer “God,” our lives often reveal other conflicting allegiances. Because we are made in the image of God, we are not given a ticket of entitlement or privilege. On the contrary, we are given a level playing field where we are one among many and called to live just and trustworthy lives. To serve God is to serve others and to see the primary purpose and focus of our lives as being good stewards. As God lifts up the poor, so too do we. As much as we want the world and God to serve our own self advancement, we have to resist this temptation at all costs. Injustice has no place in the kingdom of God.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (October 1)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (September 23)
  • Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • A Voice for the Voiceless: Pro-life march, September 28, at 1:00 p.m., Auburn
  • Ithaca Loves Life Prayer Vigil: from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., September 28
  • Confirmation Meeting for Parents and Students: October 6, 4:00 p.m., St. James
  • Angels, Our Forgotten Friends: October 8 at the Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua
  • CROP Hunger Walk: October 13, Trumansburg
  • Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: October 19, St. Jude the Apostle church, Rochester
  • Peace Weekend: October 19 and 20, Ithaca
  • Confirmation Classes Begin: October 20, St. James
  • Regional Pastoral Council Forum: October 21, St. Francis of Assisi church, Auburn

Thank-you from Fr. Bernard:
It was the best. It was fabulous. Over 300 people gathered under a huge and beautifully decorated tent on a wonderful Sunday (September 8) at St. Fidelis Friary to join me in praising God for the gift of priesthood and for 50 years of striving to be like Jesus in His service to God and His holy people. Special “thanks” to Kathy Sinkiewicz and Phyllis Motill, co-chairs of the event, and the many committee members and helpers who helped in arranging for the invitations, the tent and its location, the dishes and silverware, porta-potties, the electrical and sound system; the creation of over 200 parking spaces; the setting up of tables, chairs, and decorations; the musicians, cantors, and choir; the wine, beer, cold drinks, and water; the delicious appetizers and buffet; the cellist; the desserts; the band; and the people who cleaned-up and dismantled everything. “Thank you all” for providing this grand event. Thank you to all who were part of the over 300 people attending and for your expressions of gratitude and for the parish gift of a book of photos, from my grammar school days to the present. It is a real treasure. God bless you all and “thank you!” You are the best and you are fabulous.

Sacrament of Confirmation:
Students in grades 8–12 who have not celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation, along with their parents, are requested to attend an introductory meeting on Sunday, October 6, at 4:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle church. Confirmation classes will begin on Sunday, October 20, at St. James. To enroll your child/children, please either pick up a form from the church foyers or print out the registration form available at this link. Once completed, mail the form to the parish office.

Weekend Collection Counters:
The parish needs two more collection counters at St. Francis Solanus church. Parishioners willing and able to give two hours monthly for this important parish task are asked to please notify Fr. Bernard or phone the parish office (607-294-0064) as soon as possible.

Regional Pastoral Council Forum:
Come learn about the role of a pastoral (parish) council in the parish, the important ways the pastoral council impacts the parish’s mission, and ways to make it more effective. This forum will be held on Monday, October 21, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, Nacca Hall, 301 Clark Street, Auburn.

Conference for Men of the Parish:
The 2019 Rochester Catholic Men’s conference with the theme “Rebuilding the Family at Home and Through the Church” will take place Saturday, October 19, at St. Jude the Apostle church, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester beginning at 8:30 a.m. Register at exultrochester.org. In the foyers of our parish churches there are posters and flyers announcing this event.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
Beginning January 1, 2020, there will be a need for a new volunteer coordinator for the Trumansburg Food Pantry. In the foyer of St. James the Apostle church there are flyers describing the role of the coordinator. Even though the position begins in January 2020, for planning purposes the need for someone is immediate.

Angels, Our Forgotten Friends:
“Angels: Our Forgotten Friends. What our Catholic Faith Teaches Us about Angels” will be the presentation on Tuesday, October 8, at the Notre Dame Retreat House, 5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y. Deacon Eric Bessette from Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, N.Y. will provide an insightful and inspiring look at the role of angels in our life. The conference runs from 9:30 a.m. until noon and is followed by lunch, free time, confessions, and concludes with Mass at 2:00 p.m. There is a $25.00 fee. Please register by calling 585-394-5700 or email ndretreat@rochester.rr.com.

CROP Hunger Walk:
CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and their goal is “ending hunger one step at a time.” This year’s CROP walk will take place in Trumansburg on Sunday, October 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church. More information will come in subsequent bulletins.

Marriage Enrichment:
If you’re ready for more in your marriage consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next ones will be held on October 18–20, 2019; April 17–19, 2020; and November 20–22, 2020. Go to wwme.org for more information. The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

Peace Weekend:
Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga has announced their annual “Peace Weekend” and invite parishioners from churches in both counties to join in the planning of events for the weekend of October 19 and 20. Please contact Laurie Konwinski at 607-272-5062, extension 12, or email her at laurie.konwinski@dor.org.

Employment Opportunity:
Could you use a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to collect important information for the 2020 census in their own communities. These are temporary, part-time, or full-time positions with flexible hours. The hourly wages are $17 an hour for an enumerator/lister and $18.50 for a census field supervisor. Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. No experience or educational requirement is necessary. If you are interested or have questions go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs. This is your chance to be a part of history.

A Voice for the Voiceless:
Cayuga County Loves Life is planning a pro-life march on Saturday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m. The event will begin with a rally at Veterans Memorial Park located at 172 Genesee Street, Auburn, N.Y., followed with a march to Auburn’s City Hall. At City Hall there will be a program with keynote speaker Bryan Kemper, founder and president of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach and director of Youth Outreach at Priests for Life. The purpose of this march is to make people aware of New York State’s passage on January 22, 2019, of the “Reproductive Health Act” (RHA), which essentially has legalized abortion up until natural birth and made abortion a “fundamental right” in our state. Legally, it is now virtually impossible to enact regulations or restrictions on abortion, as most other states have done. For more information contact ccloveslife@outlook.com or 315-253-3742. Cayuga County Loves Life is a grassroots effort of citizens of Auburn, N.Y., and nearby communities to promote pro-life awareness, education, and events.

Ithaca Loves Life:
Ithaca Loves Life holds monthly prayer vigils every fourth Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., as a peaceful and prayerful public witness to end abortion. The next monthly prayer vigil is September 28. Ithaca Loves Life’s mission is to recognize the great need to witness in our own communities the protection of the lives of women and the lives of the unborn. Please join us as we boldly come together in love for ninety minutes each month. For more information pleas contact MaryAnne Tissot (315-246-4749) or Carolann Darling (607-351-6668).

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

September 21, at 5:00 p.m. (fourth weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Kathleen Rourke, and Robin Hamula (for Mary and Lee Davidson)

September 28, at 5:00 p.m. (fifth weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Ann Buddle
EMs: Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

September 22, at 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Tim O’Boyle

September 29, at 9:00 a.m. (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Tim O’Boyle, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 15, 2019

First reading:
So the Lord relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his people. (Ex. 32:14)

Psalm:
I will rise and go to my father. (Ps. 51)

Second reading:
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. (1 Tm. 1:15a)

Gospel:
“In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Lk. 15:10)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
We all struggle with worshiping things that are not God. These are things that we place in our lives and reverence more than God himself. Things such as our self-image, power, status, possessions, securities, and even ideologies can be allowed to make great claims on us. Sometimes, who “god” is for us is what we make this “god” out to be. Our self-constructed gods serve little purpose, other than placating us and making us feel better about ourselves and our world. This is not the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, nor the God whom Jesus called Father. The true God challenges us out of our comfort zones and pushes us to discover our potential. But, He does so patiently and with great love. He knows how fickle we can be and is always eager to welcome us home.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Liturgical Publications Inc.


Events:

  • AA Meetings:
    • Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m., St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
    • Thursdays, noon, St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
  • Food Pantries:
    • Ovid Federated church: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. Food truck is every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (September 17)
    • Interlaken Reformed church: Fridays, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    • Trumansburg Food Pantry: Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. (September 23)
  • Bernard is Available: Fridays, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis
  • Trumansburg Robotics: Mondays 5:00–8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m., St. James
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development: September 14 and 15, second collection at all churches
  • Religions Education Classes Start: Catechetical Sunday, September 15, St. James
  • Musical Celebration: 7:00 p.m., September 21, First Baptist church in Trumansburg
  • CROP Hunger Walk: October 13 in Trumansburg
  • Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: October 19, St. Jude the Apostle church, Rochester
  • Peace Weekend: October 19 and 20
  • Regional Pastoral Council Forum: October 21, St. Francis of Assisi church, Auburn

Catholic Campaign for Human Development:
As Catholics we’re wonderful at charity work, providing food, clothing, housing, etc. for people in need. This is important, but it’s not enough; it doesn’t change the conditions that make people poor. Fifty years ago our U.S. bishops established the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to fund efforts by low-income people to address the root cause of their poverty and oppression. CCHD has supported thousands of projects that empower people to improve their working and housing conditions, get better paying jobs, and stand up for their human dignity. YOU can be part of this effort by generously supporting the special collection for CCHD this weekend, September 14 an 15, at each of our parish churches. The funds collected will support major projects across the country and smaller local anti-poverty projects, right here in our diocese.

Religious Education Program:
Parents with children in grades 1 thru 7 will meet at St. James the Apostle church this Sunday, September 15 (Catechetical Sunday), at 6:00 p.m. Parents who have not yet done so may register their child(ren) at that time. The registration fee is $50 per family (financial assistance is available to those who may need it). At this first meeting Fr. Bernard will introduce the new Religious Education Coordinator, Susan Guydosh, and an outline of the faith formation program will be presented along with the distribution of educational materials. This year, students will use the “Sadlier Workbook” series and students will work with their parents on weekly lessons at home.

Classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation:
Confirmation classes for our high school students will resume in the fall. The program is a two-year course with a minimum of twenty-five class hours per year. Classes are held Sunday afternoons at Saint James the Apostle church. Students must be in the eighth grade to begin but older students are also welcome. If you are interested in having your student confirmed in our faith, please call the parish office (607-294-0064) to start the registration process as soon as possible so that study materials may be ordered for those who register.

Weekend Collection Counters:
The parish needs two more collection counters at St. Francis Solanus church. Parishioners willing and able to give two hours monthly for this important parish task are asked to please notify Fr. Bernard or phone the parish office (607-294-0064) as soon as possible.

Mass Intention Requests:
Parishioners requesting a Mass intention for a particular date and time can do so by completing the newly formulated “Mass Intentions Request Form” located in the foyer of each of our churches. You can also request Mass intentions by speaking with Fr. Bernard and/or phoning the parish office (607-294-0064).

Regional Pastoral Council Forum:
Come learn about the role of a pastoral (parish) council in the parish, the important ways the pastoral council impacts the parish’s mission, and ways to make it more effective. This forum will be held on Monday, October 21, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, Nacca Hall, 301 Clark Street, Auburn.

Conference for Men of the Parish:
The 2019 Rochester Catholic Men’s conference with the theme “Rebuilding the Family at Home and Through the Church” will take place Saturday, October 19, at St. Jude the Apostle church, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester beginning at 8:30 a.m. Register at exultrochester.org. In the foyers of our parish churches there are posters and flyers announcing this event.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
Beginning January 1, 2020, there will be a need for a new volunteer coordinator for the Trumansburg Food Pantry. In the foyer of St. James the Apostle church there are flyers describing the role of the coordinator. Even though the position begins in January 2020, for planning purposes the need for someone is immediate.

Ithaca Loves Life:
Ithaca Loves Life holds monthly prayer vigils every fourth Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., as a peaceful and prayerful public witness to end abortion. The next monthly prayer vigil is September 28. Ithaca Loves Life’s mission is to recognize the great need to witness in our own communities the protection of the lives of women and the lives of the unborn. Please join us as we boldly come together in love for ninety minutes each month. For more information contact Mary Anne Tissot at 315-246-7479 or Carolann Darling at 607-351-6668.

CROP Hunger Walk:
CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and their goal is “ending hunger one step at a time.” This year’s CROP walk will take place in Trumansburg on Sunday, October 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church. More information will come in subsequent bulletins.

Marriage Enrichment:
If you’re ready for more in your marriage consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next ones will be held on October 18–20, 2019; April 17–19, 2020; and November 20–22, 2020. Go to wwme.org for more information. The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

Peace Weekend:
Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga has announced their annual “Peace Weekend” and invite parishioners from churches in both counties to join in the planning of events for the weekend of October 19 and 20. Please contact Laurie Konwinski at 607-272-5062, extension 12, or email her at laurie.konwinski@dor.org.

Trumansburg’s First Baptist Church:
Bring your voice to join with the voices of the First Baptist church in Trumansburg as they host a joyous musical celebration for their 200th anniversary. This event will take place on Saturday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m., 4443 E. Seneca Road, Trumansburg.

Prayers from the Sisters of St. Joseph:
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a prayer ministry and Sr. Dolores Bachman and Sr. Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish throughout 2019. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as well.

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 (CSP):
Cortland and Tompkins Counties offer free cancer screenings to those who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings. The screening services are provided in local health centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. For more information, contact CSP at 866 442 2262.

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.


Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

September 14, at 5:00 p.m. (third weekend):
Lectors: Scott Hamula, Ann Buddle
EMs: Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore

September 21, at 5:00 p.m. (fourth weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Mary and Lee Davidson

September 28, at 5:00 p.m. (fifth weekend):
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke, Ann Buddle
EMs: Millie Messmer, Robin Hamula


Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

September 15, at 9:00 a.m. (third Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager (for Donna Ryan) and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Beth and Tom Duff, Mark Scibilia-Carver (for Debbie Short)

September 22, at 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Tim O’Boyle

September 29, at 9:00 a.m. (fifth Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Tim O’Boyle, Mary Szymanski


Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

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© 2019 The Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy
3660 Orchard St., P.O. Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847
607-294-0064

St. James the Apostle, 17 Whig St, Trumansburg, NY
Holy Cross, 7231 Main Street, Ovid, N.Y.
St. Francis Solanus, 3660 Orchard St., Interlaken, N.Y.
Diocese of Rochester
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