The Most Holy Trinity ~ May 26, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
“This is why you must now know, and fix in your heart, that the LORD is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other.” (Dt. 4:39)

Psalm:
Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. (Ps. 33)

Second Reading:
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a Spirit of adoption, through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!” (Rom. 8:15)

Gospel:
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Mt. 28:19)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
We are children of God, and as His children God shares with us a magnificent inheritance: suffering that becomes glory, fear that becomes strength, death that becomes life. With this mighty gift in our hearts, let us go confidently into the world.
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
This year’s Appeal ends on May 31st. We lack $1,273 to reach our given goal of $31,000. If you have not made a pledge, please do it before Friday of this week. Every parish household’s participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary.

Corpus Christi Procession and Dish to Pass Supper:
June 2nd is the feast day of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Our parish is having a Corpus Christi procession in keeping with the Church’s sacred tradition throughout the world.

The procession will take place Saturday, June 1, following the 4:00 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken. Weather permitting, the procession will go outside. The procession will include three benedictions of the Blessed Sacrament with the singing of Eucharistic hymns and teachings of Jesus read from the Gospels.

A dish to pass social will follow in the St. Francis Solanus Annex. Please make this spiritual and social event your weekend Mass attendance.

Monthly Cemetery Collection Next Weekend:
Please note that the monetary donation to the cemetery can be specified either for St. James the Apostle or the Holy Cross cemetery. When the monetary donation is not specified, your donation is divided between the two cemeteries. Thank you for your help.

Eucharistic Holy Hour – Encounter Night:
Spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist. Encounter nights create the opportunity for a personal encounter with Our Lord. They are monthly opportunities to experience a powerful form of worship as a parish. The next Encounter Night is next Thursday, June 6, 6:30–7:30 p.m. St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken. For many in the parish it will mean making the sacrifice to travel.

Faith Understood:
Sunday, June 9th at Holy Cross Church at 12 Noon, come and hear Paul Zucarelli, a national Catholic speaker and author. Paul Zucarellli had nine cardiac arrests and was dead for two hours. Through intercessory prayer, Paul survived with no brain damage, and now lives to testify his witness about heaven and Christ’s deep love for us. Paul and his wife, Beth, reside in Phoenix. AZ. They are both former Buffalonians. Paul graduated from Canisius College and Beth from Sacred Heart Academy. Learn more about Paul and Beth at Faithunderstood.org.

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
The final opportunities to attend the Jesus and the Eucharist Study are June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus and June 2 at 1:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle. These are both Session 7

Sweet Sunday:
The parish social after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on the first Sunday of every month will not take place June 2nd because a parish social – a dish to pass – will be held on June 1st at St. Francis Solanus Church following the 4:00 p.m. Mass and the Corpus Christi Procession.

Personal Care Products Collection:
During the month of June, we are asking all parishioners for the clients of our local food pantries. While many personal care items are donated to the food pantries throughout the year, during this month of June, additional attention is being paid to these items as being needed on a constant basis; these items are not covered by SNAP / Food Stamps. Personal care products that are needed include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body soap or washes, shaving soap, razors, deodorants, etc. This special collection will be held only during the month of June, ending Sunday, June 30. All items collected in our parish’s churches will go the local food pantry in that village.

Parish Council – New Members:
Last Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, at the conclusion of the 10:30 a.m Mass, the following nominees’ names were drawn from a basket to be new members of the Parish Council. For a three-year term: William Carroll, Cheryl Hine, Tim Houseknecht, and Adele Jay. For a one-year term as an alternate: Patricia Dickerson, Eddie Koh, and Barbara Willers. Twenty-eight parishioners were nominated. Ten accepted the nomination. Seven were needed to fill vacant seats. The parish thanks all who nominated themselves or others. Thanks to all the nominees for considering the invitation. Thanks also to Liz Coats for contacting the nominees.

Be a Friend to Our Neighbors in Need:
Volunteer with Catholic Charities Catholic Charities in Ithaca is seeking volunteers to commit to one 3-hour shift per week, Tuesday through Friday, to wait on customers and help sort donations at their free clothing closet. To sign up, contact Andrea.Gaul@dor.org or 607-272-5062.

Prayer of St. Gertrude:
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood  of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners every where, for sinners in the  universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Eucharist Congress:
The signature event of the National Eucharistic Revival is the National Eucharist Congress that will take place July 17-24 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. For information and registration go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage:
Four pilgrimages will begin this month beginning from four different parts of the country and conclude in Indianapolis, Indiana for the beginning of the National Eucharist Congress, July 17th. The four routes will cover more than 6,000 miles and pass through nearly 70 dioceses. For more information about this historical event go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org

Victims Assistance:
Victims of sexual abuse should always report to the civil authorities. To receive help and guidance from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator: Deborah Housel 525-328-3228, ext. 1555 or by email to victimsassistance@dor.org.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.


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Pentecost Sunday ~ May 19, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. (Acts 2:4)

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

Second Reading:
In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23)

Gospel:
“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” (Jn. 16:13)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Like a stool that cannot stand on two legs alone, we need the Holy Spirit. The third Person of the Trinity is the puzzle piece whose testimony completes the beautiful picture of salvation. Let us never fail to say: come, Holy Spirit!
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

Pentecost Sunday:
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. It is the fiftieth day after Easter and marks the end of the Easter Season. This feast day celebrates the historical event of the decent of God, the Holy Spirit, upon the apostles. It changed the apostles. They became fearless proclaimers of Jesus the Christ and of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.  This event has been referred to as the “birthday of the Church.”

Funeral:
Rita King died on January 6, 2024 at the age of 102. To allow for family members to gather from across the country, her funeral Mass was celebrated on May 11, 2024 at St. James the Apostle Church, Trumansburg.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
This year’s Appeal ends on May 31st. We lack $1,273 to reach our given goal of $31,000. If you have not made a pledge, please do it without delay. Every parish household’s participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary.

Parish Council New Membership:
Today, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass, the names of nominees will be drawn to be members of the Parish Council. Four nominees will be members and an additional three will be selected as alternates. We thank all who were nominated, those able and unable to accept, who considered this parish ministry.

Diocesan Missions Sunday—This weekend:
This weekend  is Diocesan Missions Sunday, a day to honor the missionary efforts of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Sisters of Mercy working and serving the needs of our brothers and sisters in Brazil and Chile. We are called to take part in the missionary work of the church. We may not all have to move to another town or city to do so, but impelled by the Holy Spirit, each one of us is to move beyond our daily concerns, important as they are, to help others live in the faith that sustains us. May we share the gift of faith today by helping our missionary friends with our prayers and a generous gift.

Corpus Christi Procession and Dish to Pass Supper:
June 2nd is the feast day of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Our parish is having a Corpus Christi procession in keeping with the Church’s sacred tradition throughout the world.

The procession will take place Saturday, June 1, following the 4:00 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken. Weather permitting, the procession will go outside. The procession will include three benedictions of the Blessed Sacrament with the singing of Eucharistic hymns and teachings of Jesus read from the Gospels. A dish to pass social will follow in the St. Francis Solanus Annex. Please make this event your weekend Mass attendance.

Monthly Cemetery Collection:
Please note that the monetary donation to the cemetery can be specified either for St. James the Apostle or the Holy Cross cemetery. When the monetary donation is not specified, the donations are divided between the two cemeteries. Thank you for your help.

Faith Understood: Sunday, June 9th at Holy Cross Church at 12 Noon, come and hear Paul Zucarelli, a national Catholic speaker and author. Paul Zucarellli had nine cardiac arrests and was dead for two hours. Through intercessory prayer, Paul survived with no brain damage, and now lives to testify his witness about heaven and Christ’s deep love for us. Paul and his wife, Beth, reside in Phoenix. AZ. They are both former Buffalonians. Paul graduated from Canisius College and Beth from Sacred Heart Academy. Learn more about Paul and Beth at Faithunderstood.org. 

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Each study session presents a video that is rich in content and explores a different topic relating to Jesus and the Eucharist. There are few sessions remaining. Do plan to attend one or all the remaining sessions. You do not need to attend every session. The complete schedule is available here. 

There is no class at St. Francis on Saturday May 25, or at St. James on Sunday, May 26 due to Memorial day weekend.

Prayer of St. Gertrude:
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood  of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners every where, for sinners in the  universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Eucharist Congress:
The signature event of the National Eucharistic Revival is the National Eucharist Congress that will take place July 17-24 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. For information and registration go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage:
Four pilgrimages will begin this month beginning from four different parts of the country and conclude in Indianapolis, Indiana for the beginning of the National Eucharist Congress, July 17th. The four routes will cover more than 6,000 miles and pass through nearly 70 dioceses. For more information about this historical event go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org

Diocesan-Wide Census:
We received word in a letter dated April 1, 2024 from Bishop Matano that the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, the Council of Deans and the Diocesan Stewardship/Finance Council have encouraged a diocesan-wide census to be completed by the end of this year – 2024. The purpose of the diocesan-wide census is to gather accurate and up-to-date information about all our registered parishioners, as well as those Catholics not yet registered in our parishes. By conducting this comprehensive survey and obtaining accurate contact information, the aim is to strengthen pastoral care and enhance communication by having a reliable means of informing all about events, programs, ministries, and greater opportunities for spiritual growth withing the parish and throughout the Diocese.

Programs at St. James:
Sister Anne Alderman SSJ facilitates three programs in the Pine Room at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg.

  • Prayer for Healing and Harmony: On the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., Sr. Anne leads a time of silent prayer. This provides an opportunity for personal reflection and healing. The session closes with a time to share any reflections that came to you.
  • The Taizé Prayer is lead on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m.. Taizé Prayer was developed by an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. It consists of readings and prayers interspersed with quiet, repetitive songs—a good way to quiet your soul and psyche after a busy day.
  • Every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m., is a book study. The current book is The way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen.

Questions? Contact Sister Anne at 607-209-4206 or a.alder1980@gmail.com.

Victims Assistance:
Victims of sexual abuse should always report to the civil authorities. To receive help and guidance from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator: Deborah Housel 525-328-3228, ext. 1555 or by email to victimsassistance@dor.org.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.

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Seventh Sunday of Easter ~ May 12, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
“Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came and went among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day on which he was taken up from us, become with us a witness to his resurrection.” (Acts 1:21-22)

Psalm:
The Lord has set his throne in heaven. (Ps. 103)
Or:
Alleluia.

Second Reading:
God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. (1 Jn. 4:16)

Gospel:
“Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one.” (Jn .17:11)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
In his prayer to the Father, Jesus says it aloud to remind us, always and forever: if we belong to Him, we belong to the truth. Lord, may those words ring in our ears as we go into the world as Christ taught us. We are consecrated to the truth.
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Each study session presents a video that is rich in content and explores a different topic relating to Jesus and the Eucharist. There are three sessions remaining. Do plan to attend one or all the remaining sessions. You do not need to attend every session. The complete schedule is available at here or in the foyers of the churches. 

  • There is no class at St. James this Sunday, May 12, due to Mother’s Day.
  • There is no class at St. Francis on Saturday May 25, or at St. James on Sunday, May 26 due to Memorial day weekend.

Sacrament of Confirmation:
Charlotte Masters, Jordan Staples, Michelle Tingue, Zachary Tingue, and Sofiya Wright celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, May 7, at Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca. With the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, these candidates have completed their full initiation into the Church. The Sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharistic.

Mother’s Day:
Today we praise God for our mothers. Their continued loving service is rejoiced in and is an inspiration for us to imitate. We pray God to bless all mothers in our parish family and beyond. “Mothers enjoy the day dedicated to you. Rejoice in the expressions of love, reverence and gratitude that you receive this day.” For you this day we pray: “Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless the mothers of our parish that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord.”

Birthright of Ithaca Mothers’ Day Flower Sale:
Birthright of Ithaca is an organization that helps women in crisis or with unplanned pregnancies. We offer free and confidential services ranging from self-administered pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothing, diapers and formula, referral services, counseling, and financial aid. Our flower sale this year will be held after all Masses next weekend. Please help us support families in need within our community. This year flowers will be sold for $2.00 per stem or $5.00 for 3 stems (cash only).

Diocesan Missions Sunday:
Next Sunday is Diocesan Missions Sunday, a day to honor the missionary efforts of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Sisters of Mercy working and serving the needs of our brothers and sisters in Brazil and Chile. We are called to take part in the missionary work of the church. We may not all have to move to another town or city to do so, but impelled by the Holy Spirit, each one of us is to move beyond our daily concerns, important as they are, to help others live in the faith that sustains us. May we share the gift of faith today by helping our missionary friends with our prayers and a generous gift.

Pentecost Sunday:
Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the end of the Easter Season and the celebration of the followers of Jesus being gifted with the Holy Spirit. In keeping with the liturgical color of the day, everyone is invited to wear red articles of clothing when coming to Mass.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on May 1, 2024, that ninety-six parish households have pledged $28,257 which is 91.15% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. Know there are pledge envelopes in the foyers of the churches, or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help.

Faith Understood:
Sunday, June 9th at Holy Cross Church at 12 Noon, come and hear Paul Zucarelli, a national Catholic speaker and author. Paul Zucarellli had nine cardiac arrests and was dead for two hours. Through intercessory prayer, Paul survived with no brain damage, and now lives to testify his witness about heaven and Christ’s deep love for us. Paul and his wife, Beth, reside in Phoenix. AZ. They are both former Buffalonians. Paul graduated from Canisius College and Beth from Sacred Heart Academy. Learn more about Paul and Beth at Faithunderstood.org.

Eucharist Congress:
The signature event of the National Eucharistic Revival is the National Eucharist Congress that will take place July 17-24 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. For information and registration go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage:
Four pilgrimages will begin this month beginning from four different parts of the country and conclude in Indianapolis, Indiana for the beginning of the National Eucharist Congress, July 17th. The four routes will cover more than 6,000 miles and pass through nearly 70 dioceses. For more information about this historical event go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org

Parish Council Nominations:
Parishioners interested in being a member of the Parish Council can now nominate themselves or be nominated by other parishioners. The selection of new Council members for a three-year term and the selection of three alternates for a one-year term will take place on May 19, 2024. The term of membership begins on July 1st. There are usually six council meetings during the year. Nomination ballots are available in the foyers of the churches. You may also nominate someone through this link.

The Parish Council is a council to the pastor. It is not a governing body nor a board. Council members are assigned to one of the standing committees (Word, Worship, Witness and Fellowship). The Committees meet sometime before the scheduled Parish Council meetings.

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Diocesan-Wide Census:
We received word in a letter dated April 1, 2024 from Bishop Matano that the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, the Council of Deans and the Diocesan Stewardship/Finance Council have encouraged a diocesan-wide census to be completed by the end of this year – 2024. The purpose of the diocesan-wide census is to gather accurate and up-to-date information about all our registered parishioners, as well as those Catholics not yet registered in our parishes. By conducting this comprehensive survey and obtaining accurate contact information, the aim is to strengthen pastoral care and enhance communication by having a reliable means of informing all about events, programs, ministries, and greater opportunities for spiritual growth withing the parish and throughout the Diocese.

Programs at St. James:
Sister Anne Alderman SSJ facilitates three programs in the Pine Room at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg.

  • Prayer for Healing and Harmony: On the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., Sr. Anne leads a time of silent prayer. This provides an opportunity for personal reflection and healing. The session closes with a time to share any reflections that came to you.
  • The Taizé Prayer is lead on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m.. Taizé Prayer was developed by an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. It consists of readings and prayers interspersed with quiet, repetitive songs—a good way to quiet your soul and psyche after a busy day.
  • Every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m., is a book study. The current book is The way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen.

Questions? Contact Sister Anne at 607-209-4206 or a.alder1980@gmail.com.

Victims Assistance:
Victims of sexual abuse should always report to the civil authorities. To receive help and guidance from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator: Deborah Housel 525-328-3228, ext. 1555 or by email to victimsassistance@dor.org.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.

 

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Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ May 5, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also, for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. (Acts 10:45-46)

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

Second Reading:
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. (1 Jn. 4:8)

Gospel:
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (Jn. 15:13)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Christ’s love for us is radical — it changed the whole world. It will not be easy to love as Christ loved, but this is the mission for which we have been chosen by God. So let us love one another. Let us change the world.
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

Ascension Thursday:
This Thursday, May 9th, is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, marking 40 days since the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection and victory over death. The Ascension is a holy day of obligation, that is Catholics are obliged to attend Mass unless gravely inconvenienced. The places and times of the Masses are:

  • 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg and
  • 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid.

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Seven of our parishioners have trained to lead small group discussions for the Jesus and the Eucharist Study sponsored by the National Eucharistic Revival organizers. The study is a seven-session series. Each session presents a video that is rich in content and explores a different topic relating to the Eucharist.

You do not need to attend every session. The complete schedule is available at here or in the foyers of the churches. 

Sacrament of Confirmation:
Charlotte Masters, Jordan Staples, Michelle Tingue, Zachary Tingue, and Sofiya Wright will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, May 7, at Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca. With the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, these candidates will complete their full initiation into the Church. The Sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharistic.

Parish Cemeteries Second Collection This Weekend:
The cemeteries do not generate regular income and do not have a fully funded Permanent Maintenance Fund. Please give what you are able as this collection helps to defray costly maintenance expenses. Donations may also be made online using WeShare Online Giving. Thank you.

Parish Council:
There is a parish council meeting this Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Center, St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken. Please note, due to the Holy Day of obligation, the meeting date has changed from Thursday, May 9th to Wednesday, May 8th.

Food Donations Needed
St. James the Apostle Church: every second Sunday of the month non-perishable food and hygienic items can be placed on the table in front of the Blessed Mother statue.

Holy Cross and St. Francis Solanus: food and hygienic items can be placed at the foyers at any time. Monetary donations by check are accepted (Mary, Mother of Mercy with food pantry in the memo line). Donations may also be made using WeShare Online Giving.

Sweet Sunday:
This Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month, parishioners are invited to a social time following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle.

Birthright of Ithaca Mothers’ Day Flower Sale:
Birthright of Ithaca is an organization that helps women in crisis or with unplanned pregnancies. We offer free and confidential services ranging from self-administered pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothing, diapers and formula, referral services, counseling, and financial aid. Our flower sale this year will be held after all Masses next weekend. Please help us support families in need within our community. This year flowers will be sold for $2.00 per stem or $5.00 for 3 stems (cash only).

Faith Understood:
Sunday, June 9th at Holy Cross Church at 12 Noon, come and hear Paul Zucarelli, a national Catholic speaker and author. Paul Zucarellli had nine cardiac arrests and was dead for two hours. Through intercessory prayer, Paul survived with no brain damage, and now lives to testify his witness about heaven and Christ’s deep love for us. Paul and his wife, Beth, reside in Phoenix. AZ. They are both former Buffalonians. Paul graduated from Canisius College and Beth from Sacred Heart Academy. Learn more about Paul and Beth at Faithunderstood.org.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on April 24, 2024, that ninety-six parish households have pledged $28,257 which is 91.15% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. Know there are pledge envelopes in the foyers of the churches, or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help.

Parish Council Nominations:
Parishioners interested in being a member of the Parish Council can now nominate themselves or be nominated by other parishioners. The selection of new Council members for a three-year term and the selection of three alternates for a one-year term will take place on May 19, 2024. The term of membership begins on July 1st. There are usually six council meetings during the year. Nomination ballots are available in the foyers of the churches. You may also nominate someone through this link.

The Parish Council is a council to the pastor. It is not a governing body nor a board. Council members are assigned to one of the standing committees (Word, Worship, Witness and Fellowship). The Committees meet sometime before the scheduled Parish Council meetings.

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.


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Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ April 28, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles, and he reported to them how he had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken to him. (Acts 9:27)

Psalm:
I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people. (Ps. 22)
Or:
Alleluia.

Second Reading:
And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us. (1 Jn. 3:23)

Gospel:
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” (Jn. 15:5)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Every Christian is a vine awaiting the loving attention of our gardener to prune and perfect us, to remove the parts of ourselves that are dead so that the fruitful parts burst forth with life. Trust the wisdom of the gardener. He alone can make us bloom.
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

Funerals:

  • Constance Ann Mott died at the age of 88 on April 9, 2024. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on April 15th at Holy Cross Church.
  • Marilyn A. Maleski died at the age of 87 on April 14, 2024. A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 19, 2024 at Holy Cross Church.

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Seven of our parishioners have trained to lead small group discussions for the Jesus and the Eucharist Study sponsored by the National Eucharistic Revival organizers. The study is a seven-session series. Each session presents a video that is rich in content and explores a different topic relating to the Eucharist.

You do not need to attend every session. The complete schedule is available at here or in the foyers of the churches. 

Catholic Home Missions Appeal:
Dioceses across the country will be participating in the Catholic Home Missions Appeal next weekend, April 27/28. This collection supports ministries in dioceses throughout the United States and its territories that require outside support to provide basic pastoral care due to population, geography, and economic challenges. Your participation in this collection is your chance to help strengthen the Church at home.

Eucharistic Holy Hour – Encounter Night:
Spend time with Jesus. Encounter nights create the opportunity for a personal encounter with Our Lord. They are monthly opportunities to experience a powerful form of worship as a parish. The next Encounter Night is this Thursday, May 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg. For many in the parish it will mean making the sacrifice to travel.

Diocesan-Wide Census:
We received word in a letter dated April 1, 2024 from Bishop Matano that the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, the Council of Deans and the Diocesan Stewardship/Finance Council have encouraged a diocesan-wide census to be completed by the end of this year – 2024. The purpose of the diocesan-wide census is to gather accurate and up-to-date information about all our registered parishioners, as well as those Catholics not yet registered in our parishes. By conducting this comprehensive survey and obtaining accurate contact information, the aim is to strengthen pastoral care and enhance communication by having a reliable means of informing all about events, programs, ministries, and greater opportunities for spiritual growth withing the parish and throughout the Diocese.

This Sunday—Blue Sunday—Pray for Abused Children:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To remember the millions of children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention is asking the faith community to pray this Sunday. Over 1500 children die annually from child abuse in the United States. Nearly 80% are under 4 years old. Visit www.bluesunday.org for more information.

Sacrament of Confirmation:
Charlotte Masters, Jordan Staples, Michelle Tingue, Zachary Tingue, and Sofiya Wright will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, May 7, at Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca. With the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, these candidates will complete their full initiation into the Church. The Sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharistic.

Parish Cemeteries Second Collection Next Weekend:
The cemeteries do not generate regular income and do not have a fully funded Permanent Maintenance Fund. Please give what you are able as this collection helps to defray costly maintenance expenses. Donations may also be made online using WeShare Online Giving. Thank you.

Sweet Sunday:
Next Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month, parishioners are invited to a social time following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle.

Parish Council Nominations:
Parishioners interested in being a member of the Parish Council can now nominate themselves or be nominated by other parishioners. The selection of new Council members for a three-year term and the selection of three alternates for a one-year term will take place on May 19, 2024. The term of membership begins on July 1st. There are usually six council meetings during the year. Nomination ballots will be available for submission of nominees’ names beginning next weekend.

The Parish Council is a council to the pastor. It is not a governing body nor a board. Council members are assigned to one of the standing committees (Word, Worship, Witness and Fellowship). The Committees meet sometime before the scheduled Parish Council meetings.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on April 10, 2024, that ninety-six parish households have pledged $28,257 which is 91.15% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. Know there are pledge envelopes in the foyers of the churches, or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help.

National Eucharistic Revival – Eucharist Congress:
The Signature event of the National Eucharistic Revival is the National Eucharist Congress that will take place this July 17-24 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. For information and registration go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org.

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

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Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ April 21, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
“There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Psalm:
The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. (Ps. 118)
Or:
Alleluia.

Second Reading:
Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 Jn. 3:2)

Gospel:
Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (Jn. 10:11)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Jesus the Good Shepherd knows that real love is an action, not an idea. His sacrifice is the proof of his love for his flock. Let us remember to love one another as the Good Shepherd loves us: not just in words but in actions, in choices, in deeds.
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

Holy Cross Cemetery Trimmers:
Last year a number of parishioners assisted with cemetery maintenance by using string cutters around the head stones. If you are interested in helping this year, please contact the parish office. 

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Seven of our parishioners have trained to lead small group discussions for the Jesus and the Eucharist Study sponsored by the National Eucharistic Revival organizers. The study is a seven-session series. Each session presents a video that is rich in content and explores a different topic relating to the Eucharist.

You do not need to attend every session. The complete schedule is available at here or in the foyers of the churches.

Diocesan-Wide Census:
We received word in a letter dated April 1, 2024 from Bishop Matano that the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, the Council of Deans and the Diocesan Stewardship/Finance Council have encouraged a diocesan-wide census to be completed by the end of this year – 2024. The purpose of the diocesan-wide census is to gather accurate and up-to-date information about all our registered parishioners, as well as those Catholics not yet registered in our parishes. By conducting this comprehensive survey and obtaining accurate contact information, the aim is to strengthen pastoral care and enhance communication by having a reliable means of informing all about events, programs, ministries, and greater opportunities for spiritual growth withing the parish and throughout the Diocese.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations:
This Sunday is known as Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This day of prayer was initiated by St. Paul VI to help all of us pray for and promote all vocations within the Catholic Church, namely, marriage, priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life and for the gift of courage to follow that call. It is a day to support in prayer those who are discerning their unique call to live out their lives in love for others. One can view Diocesan Resources for Vocations by going to dor.com, tap on “vocations” and then tap the vocation type to access resources for Matrimony, Priesthood, Consecrated Life and Diaconate. 

Blue Sunday—A day of Prayer for Abused Children:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To remember the millions of children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention is asking the faith community to pray on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Over 1500 children die annually from child abuse in the United States. Nearly 80% are under 4 years old. Visit www.bluesunday.org for more information.

Catholic Home Missions Appeal:
Dioceses across the country will be participating in the Catholic Home Missions Appeal next weekend, April 27/28. This collection supports ministries in dioceses throughout the United States and its territories that require outside support to provide basic pastoral care due to population, geography, and economic challenges. Your participation in this collection is your chance to help strengthen the Church at home.

Parish Council Nominations:
Parishioners interested in being a member of the Parish Council can now nominate themselves or be nominated by other parishioners. The selection of new Council members for a three-year term and the selection of three alternates for a one-year term will take place on May 19, 2024. The term of membership begins on July 1st. There are usually six council meetings during the year. Nomination ballots will be available for submission of nominees’ names beginning next weekend.

The Parish Council is a council to the pastor. It is not a governing body nor a board. Council members are assigned to one of the standing committees (Word, Worship, Witness and Fellowship). The Committees meet sometime before the scheduled Parish Council meetings.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on April 10, 2024, that ninety-six parish households have pledged $28,257 which is 91.15% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. Know there are pledge envelopes in the foyers of the churches, or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help.

National Eucharistic Revival – Eucharist Congress:
The Signature event of the National Eucharistic Revival is the National Eucharist Congress that will take place this July 17-24 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. For information and registration go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org. 

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.

Everyday is Earth Day

 

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Third Sunday of Easter ~ April 14, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
The author of life you put to death, but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses. (Acts 3:15)

Psalm:
Lord, let your face shine on us. (Ps. 4)
Or:
Alleluia.

Second Reading:
He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world. (1 Jn. 2:2)

Gospel:
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day.” (Lk. 24:46)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Sometimes when God appears in our path, we do not recognize him. In these moments, Jesus invites us to reach out and touch him. Remember that Christ is real, Christ is alive, and Christ stands before each one of us—so reach out. Touch him.
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

Holy Cross Cemetery Trimmers:
Last year a number of parishioners assisted with cemetery maintenance by using string cutters around the head stones. If you are interested in helping this year, please contact the parish office. 

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Seven of our parishioners have trained to lead small group discussions for the Jesus and the Eucharist Study sponsored by the National Eucharistic Revival organizers. The study is a seven-session series. Each session presents a video that is rich in content and explores a different topic relating to the Eucharist.

You do not need to attend every session. The complete schedule is available at here or in the foyers of the churches.

Diocesan-Wide Census:
We received word in a letter dated April 1, 2024 from Bishop Matano that the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, the Council of Deans and the Diocesan Stewardship/Finance Council have encouraged a diocesan-wide census to be completed by the end of this year – 2024. The purpose of the diocesan-wide census is to gather accurate and up-to-date information about all our registered parishioners, as well as those Catholics not yet registered in our parishes. By conducting this comprehensive survey and obtaining accurate contact information, the aim is to strengthen pastoral care and enhance communication by having a reliable means of informing all about events, programs, ministries, and greater opportunities for spiritual growth withing the parish and throughout the Diocese.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations:
Next Sunday is known as Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This day of prayer was initiated by St. Paul VI to help all of us pray for and promote all vocations within the Catholic Church, namely, marriage, priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life and for the gift of courage to follow that call. It is a day to support in prayer those who are discerning their unique call to live out their lives in love for others. One can view Diocesan Resources for Vocations by going to dor.com, tap on “vocations” and then tap the vocation type to access resources for Matrimony, Priesthood, Consecrated Life and Diaconate. 

National Eucharistic Revival – Eucharist Congress:
The Signature event of the National Eucharistic Revival is the National Eucharist Congress that will take place this July 17-24 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. For information and registration go to: hello@eucharisticcongress.org. 

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on April 3, 2004, that ninety-six parish households have pledged $27,257 which is 87.93% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. Know there are pledge envelopes in the foyers of the churches, or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help.

Programs at St. James:
Sister Anne Alderman SSJ facilitates three programs in the Pine Room at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg.

  • Prayer for Healing and Harmony: On the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., Sr. Anne leads a time of silent prayer. This provides an opportunity for personal reflection and healing. The session closes with a time to share any reflections that came to you.
  • The Taizé Prayer is lead on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m.. Taizé Prayer was developed by an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. It consists of readings and prayers interspersed with quiet, repetitive songs—a good way to quiet your soul and psyche after a busy day.
  • Every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m., is a book study. The current book is The way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen.

Questions? Contact Sister Anne at 607-209-4206 or a.alder1980@gmail.com.

Blue Sunday—A day of Prayer for Abused Children:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To remember the millions of children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention is asking the faith community to pray on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Over 1500 children die annually from child abuse in the United States. Nearly 80% are under 4 years old. Visit www.bluesunday.org for more information.

Musical Service of Compline:
Compline is the final “office” or service of the day in a monastic community. It is a simple service of responses, psalms, and a brief reading. The entirely sung choral version is a bit more elaborate, runs about 30 minutes and strives to be contemplative and above all, beautiful. Compline will be offered this Thursday, April 18 at 7:15 p.m. at the Jacksonville United Methodist Church.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.

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Second Sunday of Easter / Sunday of Divine Mercy ~ April 7, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his posses-sions was his own, but they had everything in common. (Acts 4:32)

Psalm:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love is everlasting. (Ps. 118)
Or:
Alleluia.

Second Reading:
For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not bur-densome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. (1 Jn. 5:3-4)

Gospel:
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Jn. 20:19)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
We find unfathomable mercy and everlasting love in the wounds of Christ — even when we are skeptical, even when we carry doubt. God meets us there in the confusion. He reaches for our hand and places them at his side. We just have to call his name.
©LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Events:

Easter Triduum – “Thank you”:
The three days of Easter, that is, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Resurrection of the Lord, were wonderful celebrations in the parish made so by those who decorated the churches for the liturgies, ushers, musicians, song leaders, altar servers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, and, of course, by all the participants in those liturgies which includes those who were in attendance. You are all a blessing to the parish, and God bless you many times over for your presence.

Holy Cross Cemetery Trimmers:
Last year a number of parishioners assisted with cemetery maintenance by using string cutters around the head stones. If you are interested in helping this year, please contact the parish office.

Parish Cemeteries Second Collection This Weekend:
Our parish cemeteries do not generate regular income and do not have a fully funded Permanent Maintenance Fund. Please give what you are able as this collection helps to defray costly maintenance expenses. Donations may also be made online using WeShare Online Giving. Thank you. 

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Seven of our parishioners have trained to lead small group discussions for the Jesus and the Eucharist Study sponsored by the National Eucharistic Revival organizers. The study is a seven-session series. Each session presents an inspiring video that is rich in content. Each video explores a different topic relating to the Eucharist. You do not need to attend every session.
The complete schedule is available at here or in the foyers of the churches. Phone the parish office with any questions or to register for any of these sessions.

Jesus and the Eucharist Study Schedule:

Session 1: What’s Our Story?

Sunday, April 7:

  • 1:00–3:00 p.m. | St. James
  • 2:00–4:00 p.m.| Zoom

Saturday, April 13:

  • 9:00—11:00 a.m. | St. Francis

Session 2: Who is Jesus?

Wednesday, April 10:

  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Holy Cross

Thursday, April 11:

  • 9:15–11:15 a.m., | St. Francis
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m., St. James

Contact the parish office for more information or to register: immmercy@dor.org or 607-294-0064.

Sweet Sunday:
This Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month, parishioners are invited to a social time following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg.

Family Faith Formation Gathering:
Saturday, April 13, families with children in grades K-7 are invited to partake in a dish-to-pass meal. Please register for planning purposes by contacting Susan at susan.guydosh@dor.org or phoning the parish office. The gathering begins at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Solanus Annex.

Divine Mercy Service:
This Sunday, 3:00 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 113 N. Geneva St, Ithaca, Deacon George Kozak will be leading a Divine Mercy Service with recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary and Adoration and Benediction. All are welcome.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on March 27, 2004, that ninety-six parish households have pledged $27,257 which is 87.93% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. Know there are pledge envelopes in the foyers of the churches, or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help. 

Action Alerts:
Everyone is encouraged to be aware of what is being proposed as law by our New York State legislators. The New York State Catholic Conference Action Alert (nyscatholic.org) provides this opportunity. Presently there are two pieces of legislation favoring Physician Assisted Suicide being debated in Albany.

Blue Sunday—A day of Prayer for Abused Children:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To remember the millions of children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention is asking the faith community to pray on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Over 1500 children die annually from child abuse in the United States. Nearly 80% are under 4 years old. Visit www.bluesunday.org for more information.

COLLIS Institute:
COLLIS Institute will be hosting four leading Catholic scholars called, “Is it Worth it to Have Kids? A Conversation between the Social Sciences and Theology,” at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at 700 Clark Hall, Cornell or Via Zoom. Visit collistinstitute.org/publicevents for more information.

Notre Dame Retreat House:

  • “Just as You Are”: Women’s retreat, April 12–14
  • “Light and Life: The Easter Workings of God”: April 16, 9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m., includes lunch, $35

For more details visit notredameretreat.org.

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Programs at St. James:
Sister Anne Alderman SSJ facilitates three reoccurring programs in the Pine Room at St. James the Apostle church in Trumansburg.

  • Prayer for Healing and Harmony is held every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. During this time Sr. Anne leads a time of silent prayer providing an opportunity for personal contemplation and healing. The session closes with a time to share any reflections that came to you. An evening version of Healing and Harmony is available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. The next dates for these sessions are March 14, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23, and June 13 and 27. There is no evening session on March 28 due to it being Holy Thursday.
  • Every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. all are invited to participate in a book study. The current book is The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence by Henri J. M. Nouwen.
  • Taizé Prayer will take place on the first and third Fridays of each month at 1:00 p.m. The next dates are March 15; April 5 and 19; and June 7 and 21. Taizé Prayer was developed by an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. It consists of readings and prayers interspersed with quiet, repetitive songs in a room lit by candlelight. It is a good way to quiet your soul and psyche after a busy day.

All are welcomed to join any of these programs with a suggested donation of $5 which benefits the Sisters of St. Joseph. If you have questions, contact Sister Anne at 607-209-4206 or email a.alder1980@gmail.com.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.

 

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord ~ March 31, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. (Acts 10:40-41)

Psalm:
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. (Ps. 118)
Or:
Alleluia.

Second Reading:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. (Col. 3:1)
Or:
Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. (1 Cor. 5:7)

Gospel:
For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead. (Jn. 20:9) 

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
Even as the disciples saw the empty tomb and the discarded burial cloths, they did not understand what had happened. But they kept faith, trusting that the Lord was at work. Let us keep that same faith when we do not find God where we expect Him to be.
@LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:


Events:

Holy Saturday: March 30
Easter Vigil, 8:00 p.m., St. Francis Solanus

Easter Sunday: March 31
9:00 a.m., St. James the Apostle
10:30 a.m., Holy Cross

Easter Vigil – Bishop Salvatore Matano:
We are delighted, honored, and privileged to have Bishop Salvatore R. Matano come to our parish and celebrate the Easter Vigil. The celebration takes place on Holy Saturday, March 30th at 8:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken. “Thank you” Bishop Matano.

Baptism / Confirmation / Holy Communion:
At the Easter Vigil the Gebhardt family celebrated Sacraments. Liana Gebhardt celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion). Mattew Gebhardt celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. Their two daughters, Poppy Holiday and Violet Jubilee, celebrated Baptism. This is a great day for Gebhardt’s and the Church.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt:
Is being held this Easter Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle. Each egg contains a delight.

Parish Easter Offering:
There is one collection on Easter. In previous years parishioners generally increase their offering by being more generous on that day than usual. The parish has come to rely on the Easter offering collection. Please do what you are able. Thank you.

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Seven of our parishioners have trained to lead small group discussions for the Jesus and the Eucharist Study sponsored by the National Eucharistic Revival organizers. The study is a seven-session series. Each session presents an inspiring video that is rich in content. Each video explores a different topic relating to the Eucharist. You do not need to attend every session.

The complete schedule is available here or in the foyers of the churches. Phone the parish office with any questions or to register for any of these sessions.

Eucharistic Holy Hour – Encounter Night:
Spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist. Encounter nights create the opportunity for a personal encounter with Our Lord. They are monthly opportunities to experience a powerful form of worship as a parish. The next Encounter Night will be Thursday, April 4, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Church. For many in the parish it will mean making the sacrifice to travel. December’s Encounter Night will be at Holy Cross Church.

Holy Cross Cemetery Trimmers:
Last year a number of parishioners assisted with cemetery maintenance by using string cutters around the head stones. If you are interested in helping this year, please contact the parish office.

Parish Cemeteries Second Collection Next Weekend:
Our parish cemeteries do not generate regular income and do not have a fully funded Permanent Maintenance Fund. Please give what you are able as this collection helps to defray costly maintenance expenses. Donations may also be made online using WeShare Online Giving. Thank you.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on March 20, 2004, that ninety-six parish households have pledged $27,257 which is 87.93% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. Know there are pledge envelopes in the foyers of the churches, or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help.

Sweet Sunday:
Next Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month, parishioners are invited to a social time following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg.

Divine Mercy Service:
Next Sunday, 3:00 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 113 N. Geneva St, Ithaca, Deacon George Kozak will be leading a Divine Mercy Service with recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary and Adoration and Benediction. All are welcome.

Action Alerts:
Everyone is encouraged to be aware of what is being proposed as law by our New York State legislators. The New York State Catholic Conference Action Alert (nyscatholic.org) provides this opportunity. Presently there are two pieces of legislation favoring Physician Assisted Suicide being debated in Albany.

Notre Dame Retreat House:

  • “Light and Life: The Easter Workings of God”: April 16, 9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m., includes lunch, $35
  • “Just as You Are”: Women’s retreat, April 12–14
  • “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God”: Solar Eclipse Retreat, April 5 and/or 6

For more details visit notredameretreat.org.

COLLIS Institute:
COLLIS Institute will be hosting four leading Catholic scholars for, “Is it Worth it to Have Kids? A Conversation between the Social Sciences and Theology,” 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at 700 Clark Hall, Cornell or Via Zoom. For more information visit collistinstitute.org/publicevents.

Donating to Your Parish:
Online giving by WeShare is safe, simple and convenient. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit the parish website’s giving page: marymotherofmercy.com/giving
  2. Follow the directions under the “Donate Online” section.
  3. Set up your donation or payment.

That’s it! Your account will be created and you can put away your checkbook. If you experience any problem, please e-mail Eileen at eileen.heptig@dor.org.

Programs at St. James:
Sister Anne Alderman SSJ facilitates three reoccurring programs in the Pine Room at St. James the Apostle church in Trumansburg.

  • Prayer for Healing and Harmony is held every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. During this time Sr. Anne leads a time of silent prayer providing an opportunity for personal contemplation and healing. The session closes with a time to share any reflections that came to you. An evening version of Healing and Harmony is available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. The next dates for these sessions are March 14, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23, and June 13 and 27. There is no evening session on March 28 due to it being Holy Thursday.
  • Every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. all are invited to participate in a book study. The current book is The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence by Henri J. M. Nouwen.
  • Taizé Prayer will take place on the first and third Fridays of each month at 1:00 p.m. The next dates are March 15; April 5 and 19; and June 7 and 21. Taizé Prayer was developed by an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. It consists of readings and prayers interspersed with quiet, repetitive songs in a room lit by candlelight. It is a good way to quiet your soul and psyche after a busy day.

All are welcomed to join any of these programs with a suggested donation of $5 which benefits the Sisters of St. Joseph. If you have questions, contact Sister Anne at 607-209-4206 or email a.alder1980@gmail.com.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.

 

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord ~ March 24, 2024

National Eucharistic Revival: June 19, 2022–Pentecost 2025

Parish Eucharistic Revival: June 11, 2023–June 2024


First Reading:
I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame. (Is. 50:7)

Psalm:
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Ps. 22)

Second Reading:
He humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him. (Phil. 2:8-9)

Gospel:
They brought him to the place of Golgotha—which is translated Place of the Skull—. (Mk. 15:22)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD. The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
The crowds of Jerusalem beautified the path of Jesus as he came into the city, offering their own cloaks in homage. Let us make way in our hearts for the King as we enter into Holy Week.
@LPi

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:


Events:

Easter Triduum — The Three Days of Easter:

  • Holy Thursday: March 28
    • Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m., St. James the Apostle
  • Good Friday: March 29
    • The Passion of Our Lord: 3:00 p.m., Holy Cross
    • Stations of the Cross: 7:00 .m., St. James the Apostle
    • (Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Francis Solanus is Cancelled)
  • Holy Saturday: March 30
    • Easter Vigil, 8:00 p.m., St. Francis Solanus
  • Easter Sunday: March 31
    • 9:00 a.m., St. James the Apostle
    • 10:30 a.m., Holy Cross

Washing of the Feet Ritual:
On March 28, this ritual will take place during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle Church. We need 12 adult parishioners to volunteer to participate in this rite. There are sign-up sheets in the foyers of the Church.

Easter Vigil – Bishop Salvatore Matano:
We received the joyful news that our Bishop will be with us this Easter celebrating the Easter Vigil. The Easter Vigil (Saturday, March 30) will be celebrated at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken beginning at 8:00 p.m. All are invited.

Monday 8:30 a.m. Mass:
Regarding Mondays, from the last Monday in January until the first Monday of March 2024, there has been a Communion Service held at 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Church, Trumansburg and the 8:30 a.m. Monday Mass at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken was cancelled.  This practice will continue.

Baptism / Confirmation / Holy Communion:
At the Easter Vigil the Gebhardt family will be celebrating Sacraments. Liana Gebhardt will be celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion). Mattew Gebhardt will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation. Their two daughters, Poppy Holiday and Violet Jubilee, will be celebrating Baptism. This is a great day for Gebhardt’s and the Church.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt—Volunteers Needed:
All are welcome to participate in the Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle!  We need volunteers next Sunday, March 24, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James to help fill the eggs. Your help is appreciated greatly.

Jesus and the Eucharist Study:
Six of our parishioners have trained to lead small group discussions based on a series of videos provided by the organizers of the Eucharistic Revival. The videos are inspiring, well designed, and rich in content. Each one explores a different topic relating to the Eucharist.
Each facilitator will be offering seven sessions. See the bulletin insert or bulletin boards in each church for the Eucharistic Revival April 7-13 2024 schedule. It is also available at marymotherofmercy.com.

Parish Easter Offering:
There is one collection on Easter. In previous years parishioners generally increase their offering by being more generous on that day than usual. The parish has come to rely on the Easter offering collection. Please do what you are able. Thank you.

Holy Cross Cemetery Trimmers:
Last year a number of parishioners assisted with cemetery maintenance by using string cutters around the head stones. If you are interested in helping this year, please contact the parish office.

2023-2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
It was reported on March 6, 2004 that ninety-two parish households have pledged $26,382 which is 85.1% of our goal. “Thank you” to all who have made a pledge. We encourage all households to help us reach our given goal of $31,000. Participation is primary, what is pledged is secondary. If you have lost your pledge envelope, know they are in the foyers of the churches or request one by phoning the parish office. We need everyone’s help.

Pontifical Good Friday Collection:
Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes and offer religious education. This collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines of Christianity.

The pandemic hit Christians in the Holy Land hard. The war made their situation even more dire. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection is necessary to meet the basic needs of the people of God still living in this land. When you contribute to this collection, you join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. For more information visit myfrancisan.org or custodia.org.

Eucharistic Holy Hour – Encounter Night:
Spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist. Encounter nights create the opportunity for a personal encounter with Our Lord. They are monthly opportunities to experience a powerful form of worship as a parish. The next Encounter Night will be Thursday, April 4, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Church. For many in the parish it will mean making the sacrifice to travel. December’s Encounter Night will be at Holy Cross Church.

Notre Dame Retreat House:

  • “Light and Life: The Easter Workings of God”: April 16, 9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m., includes lunch, $35
  • “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God”: Solar Eclipse Retreat, April 5 and/or 6
  • “Just as You Are”: Women’s retreat, April 12–14

For more details visit notredameretreat.org.

Easter Duty:
(Church Law #920) All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. The precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at some other time during the year. In reference to this law the Easter season is considered from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (this year May 26).

Consider Online Giving:
WeShare Online Giving is safe and secure, and there are benefits for both you and our parish.
Benefits to you:

  • Gifts may be made by bank account, credit card, debit card, or Google Pay.
  • Recurring donations allow you to support our parish if you are unable to attend Mass.
  • Convenient way to donate to Holy Days, second collections, parish cemeteries, and CMA.

Benefits to our parish:

  • Reduced volume of collections counted by volunteers from our parish
  • Guaranteed stream of income helps Parish expense budgeting, and
  • Reduced data entry for our part-time parish staff.

It’s simple to sign up. Visit marymotherofmercy.com/giving.

Programs at St. James:
Sister Anne Alderman SSJ facilitates three reoccurring programs in the Pine Room at St. James the Apostle church in Trumansburg.

  • Prayer for Healing and Harmony is held every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. During this time Sr. Anne leads a time of silent prayer providing an opportunity for personal contemplation and healing. The session closes with a time to share any reflections that came to you. An evening version of Healing and Harmony is available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. The next dates for these sessions are March 14, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23, and June 13 and 27. There is no evening session on March 28 due to it being Holy Thursday.
  • Every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. all are invited to participate in a book study. The current book is The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence by Henri J. M. Nouwen.
  • Taizé Prayer will take place on the first and third Fridays of each month at 1:00 p.m. The next dates are March 15; April 5 and 19; and June 7 and 21. Taizé Prayer was developed by an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. It consists of readings and prayers interspersed with quiet, repetitive songs in a room lit by candlelight. It is a good way to quiet your soul and psyche after a busy day.

All are welcomed to join any of these programs with a suggested donation of $5 which benefits the Sisters of St. Joseph. If you have questions, contact Sister Anne at 607-209-4206 or email a.alder1980@gmail.com.

Prayer Intentions:
Please feel free to add your prayer requests in the books available for that purpose in each church. The prayer requests of fellow parishioners are listed on the parish website (see PRAYERS in top bar). You may also add a request by emailing the parish at immmercy@dor.org or phoning the parish office at 607–294–0064 and it will be added to the list.

Let Us Pray: Please remember in your prayers those members of our parish who are in the hospital, sick at home, in a nursing home, or who have requested our prayers (see the list on the parish’s PRAYERS page). We also ask you to pray for those who have died. May the Lord bring comfort to their family and friends during this difficult time and may they find hope in the Resurrection.


 

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