• Saturday, 4:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, 3660 Orchard St., Interlaken, NY
• Sunday, 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, 17 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY
• Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, 7231 Main St., Ovid, NY
• Mass: Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus church.
Welcome to the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. This parish has three churches:
- Holy Cross in Ovid, New York;
- St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken, New York; and
- St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg, New York.
The pastor is Fr. Bernard Maloney, OFM Cap. The parish office is located at the Parish Center: 3660 Orchard St., Interlaken, New York. In residence at St. Fidelis Friary is Rev. Brenden Buckley, OFM Cap.
To join the parish community or to celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick, or marriage, please phone the parish office (607 294–0064) or email: [email protected] to make arrangements.
The parish depends on the support and generosity of its members in order to fulfill its mission of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The easiest way to contribute to the parish is by using WeShare Online Giving. There are many benefits to you and the parish by using this service. Thank you for whatever you can give in support of the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy.
The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. In recognizing Mary as a mother of mercy, it is easy to approach her in prayer with confidence and joy. Please join us in faith and in prayer at any of our three churches.
Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession:
Father Bernard is available for confessions at St. Francis church in Interlaken every Friday from 6:30–7:30 p.m. (social distancing will be respected). You may also phone the parish office (607 294–0064) to make an appointment to receive the sacrament of reconciliation with a priest.
Mass intentions: Those wishing to have someone remembered at a Mass on a particular day and time and place may fill out a Mass Intentions Request form which is automatically submitted to the church office. You may also phone the parish office (607-294-0064) with your request or fill out one of the paper forms available in the foyer of each church and either mail it to the parish office or put it in the collection. All of the Mass intentions presently scheduled can be seen on the parish calendar.
Sanctuary Lamp Intention: A donation may be made to the parish for a sanctuary lamp to be lit for your intention in any one of our three churches. Contact the parish office to make your request known.
For Private Prayer:
• St. Francis Solanus Church in Interlaken is open at all times.
• St. James the Apostle Church in Trumansburg is open most days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.