“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” ~Mark 11: 24

The Pope’s Intentions: A Worldwide Call to Transform Our Prayer

The pope’s prayer intention for July 2024

For the pastoral care of the sick:
We pray that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick confer to those who receive it and their loved ones the power of the Lord and become ever more a visible sign of compassion and hope for all.

Prayer Network for the Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy

  • Please pray for Nikia who has cancer. (7/7)
  • Please pray for Natalie who lost her foot in an accident. (7/7)
  • Please pray for a safe journey for a parishioner’s daughter and son-in-law as they travel. (7/7)
  • Please pray for baby Lillian who has kidney problems. (6/30)
  • Please pray for the conversion of sinners. (6/30)
  • Please pray for Damian who is 2 1/2 years old and has lymphoma. May he and his parents and family find support in their faith as they go through treatments and may God guide the doctors in finding a treatment that will provide a complete cure for him. (6/30)
  • Please pray for Natalie whose has a foot/leg injury. May she soon be healed. (6/16)
  • Please pray that Jesus will take away a parishioner’s pain (5/26)
  • Please pray for Mark B. who has pancreatic cancer. May the treatments be successful and may he experience a complete cure. (5/26)
  • Please pray for Larry who has colon cancer.
  • Please pray for Brian H., a young man who left us too soon. (5/19)
  • Please pray for Buck D. who has cancer. (5/19)
  • Please pray for Barb W. who is undergoing cancer treatments. May she have total recovery from lymphoma. (5/19)
  • Please pray that Grace’s foot will heal. (5/5)
  • Please pray for JK – for faith, patience, peace, and thanksgiving. (5/5)
  • Please pray for Cheryl who is recovering from knee surgery on 5/6.
  • Please pray that Mary Grace will have healing for her eye. (4/28)
  • Please pray for peace between Gaza and Israel. (3/31)
  • Please pray for Sally who continues to recover from having her lower leg amputated due to gangrene.  (3/31)
  • Please pray for Marguerite, that she continue in good health. (3/17)
  • Please pray for a parishioner recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. (3/6)
  • Please pray for Tony who continues to recover from a major stroke, brain surgery, and heart issues.
  • Please continue to pray that my sister Alanna will find peace.
  • Please pray for Erin, that she may be reconciled and reconnected with her family.
  • Please pray for Major William G. deployed in Kuwait
  • Please pray for Jim D. who is recovering from cancer. May he have complete healing and may he and his family be comforted by God’s grace during this difficult time.
  • Please pray for Randy whose cancer has returned. He also asks for prayers for his family at this difficult time.

  • Please pray for refugees of the world and their separated families.
  • Please pray for anyone going through a tough time.
  • Please continue to pray for Father Eugene and the Capuchins at Saint Clare Friary, that all will remain healthy.
  • Please pray for all who are ill with COVID-19 and pray for a quick end to this virus. Pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died from COVID.
  • Please pray for comfort for everyone who lost a loved one as a result of the 9/11 tragedy in NYC.
  • Please pray for the health and well being of Pope Francis, Pope Benedict, Bishop Matano, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, and the Friars of the Province of St. Mary.
  • Please pray for family and friends who have fallen away from their faith.
  • Please pray for the men and women at Willard and pray for their families.
  • Please pray the Lord will protect the unborn, marriage, and our religious freedom.
  • Please pray for peace in the world and an end to violence.
  • Please pray for family members in the service, for everyone on active duty in the military, and for all veterans.
  • Please pray for areas affected by earthquakes, floods, fires, and natural disasters.
  • Please pray for the safety of family and friends traveling.
  • Please pray for people who are dealing with a serious illnesses.
  • Please pray for Christians in the world being treated harshly because of their faith. Pray for those Christians who are in harms way and those who have lost their lives because of their faith.
  • Please pray for all of out friends and family dealing with cancer and the treatments of the disease. May those who have had cancer in the past remain in remission.
  • Please pray for family and friends who have had heart attacks and those who suffer from heart ailments.
  • Please pray for all those addicted to alcohol, drugs, and all things preventing health in heart, mind, and body.
  • Pray for the elderly and the sick of our parish.
  • Please pray for the unborn.
  • Please pray for special intentions that remain silent in people’s hearts.

Please pray for the people listed above daily, either by visiting this page or reading the entries in the prayer book when you enter church. Include in your prayers all who are on our prayer lists, both past and present, and all those in need of our prayers, whether they are listed or not.

The above prayer list is for the parish community of Mary, Mother of Mercy. You may submit your prayer request by contacting the church (email: or phone: 607-294-0064) to make a direct request for prayers.

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.

Prayer for Maui:

Our Father in heaven, creator of all, we bow before you acknowledging our dependence on your wisdom, strength, and mercy. We ask that you send the Holy Spirit to fill your people in Maui with the hope and resolve they need to pick up the pieces and rebuild. We ask this knowing that you are aware of what we need and that you will do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. Please hear our prayers for the people of Maui and guide us in how best we can help them from afar during this difficult time.

August 2023


~ Prayer to Mary, Mother of Mercy ~
~ Prayer of Unity ~
~ Hail Holy Queen ~
~ Prayer from St. Patrick’s Lorica
~ Break Open the Tomb is a  beautiful Easter prayer



St. Joseph’s Prayer:

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires.

O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

O St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him close in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen.

Mass Times:

Weekday Liturgies:
Communion service at 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle church.

Tuesday through Friday:
Mass at 8:30 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus church (Recitation of the Rosary begins at 8:00 a.m.)

NOTE: Weekday liturgies may be cancelled due to funerals or bad weather.

Weekend Masses:
4:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken

9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid

If you are unable to attend Mass in person due to health reasons, please see this list of ways to participate in Sunday Mass online.

Mass intentions: Those wishing to have someone remembered at a parish Mass may fill out a Mass Intentions Request form which is automatically submitted to the church office.

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession:

Fridays, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at St. Francis Solanus church in Interlaken or by appointment with a priest.

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.

© 2024 The Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy
3660 Orchard St., P.O. Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847

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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