Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 28, 2018


First reading:
The LORD has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel. (Jer. 31:7b)

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy. (Ps. 126)

Second reading:
Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. (Heb. 5:1)

The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” (Mk. 10:51b-52a)

Live the Liturgy—Inspiration for the Week:
As Pope Francis has reminded us, it is in living the Beatitudes that we find the path to holiness. The Beatitudes are not a list of do’s and don’ts. Rather, they are a road map to finding our way to others and to the kingdom of God. It is when we enter into the human condition with all of its pain and sorrow that we discover again the creative presence of God guiding us to greater wholeness. Being poor in spirit—being meek and humble—mourning our sorrow and losses and walking with others through theirs—hungering and thirsting for righteousness—being merciful—maintaining a clean heart—pursuing peace—daily taking up the challenge of the Gospel. All bring us into the mystery of humanity and indeed into the mystery of God. The pathway to our relationships and the blueprint detailing our responsibilities are revealed. Are we ready to roll up our sleeves and get dirty?

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Solanus church, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: There is a food pantry at the Ovid Federated church on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. (October 30). A food pantry is at the Interlaken Reformed church on Fridays, 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Trumansburg food pantry is at the Methodist church every other Monday, 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 5:30–6:00 p.m. (November 5).
  • Confirmation Candidates: Eighth and ninth graders will meet in the pine room at St. James at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • RICA Classes: Wednesdays in St. James the Apostle at 7:00 p.m. are postponed for now
  • Robotics: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the church hall (basement) of St. James the Apostle
  • Forty Days for Life: A peaceful and prayerful vigil from September 26 until November 4
  • Peace Prayer Service: on October 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church
  • Religion Education/Formation Program: Parents with children meeting, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle
  • Celebrate 185 Years of Faithful Service: Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame as they celebrate a special liturgy on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
  • Holy Day of Obligation: All Saints’ Day is November 1.
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Meeting: November 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church will be rescheduled
  • Coffee Hour: November 4 at St. James the Apostle following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • Fall Cemetery Cleanup: All decorations/flowers need to be removed by November 9.
  • Lectors’ Meetings: November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, November 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, and November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle
  • Notre Dame High School meeting: November 14 from 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Religion Education / Formation Program:
“Our Family Based Religion Education Program,” is the title of a new program of religious education for families with children. It will begin this Sunday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle with a presentation by Mr. Rich Rasmussen, faith formation director at Immaculate Conception church in Ithaca, who will explain the program. Parents at that time will be able sign-up and register. Basically the “Our Family Based Religion Education Program” comprises one monthly student on-line learning experience (about thirty minutes) and one monthly gathering of all the families at the church for a meal and learning session (about an hour and a half). Please spread the word to all parish families with children with the encouragement to attend the October 28 meeting.

110118_cf12_4cHoly Day of Obligation:
All Saints’ Day is this Thursday, November 1. The times and places of the Masses are:

  • Wednesday, October 31, at 6:00 p.m. St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken;
  • Thursday, November 1, at 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg; and
  • Thursday November 1, at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross in Ovid.

A holy day of obligation requires that Catholics who have celebrated their first communion are obliged to attend Mass unless gravely inconvenienced. To enhance the celebration a social will follow each of the Masses. After the evening Masses pulled pork with rolls will be served and after the morning Mass there will be a coffee hour.

B667AllSaints_vib_EN_4cAll Souls’ Day:
This Friday, November 2, is the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (it is not a holy day of obligation). There will be one Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle. At the Mass the names of our beloved parishioners and others who have died within the year (November 3, 2017–November 2, 2018) will be proclaimed and a candle will be lit in their memory. All Souls’ Day envelopes were inserted in last weekend’s Sunday bulletin and an All Souls’ Day envelope is also in the boxes of offertory envelopes so you may list those dearly departed you want to remember. The envelopes will be placed on the altar on November 2 and remain there for the month of November. The deceased will be remembered and prayed for during this time.

Second Collection for the Cemetery Fund:
The parish has two cemeteries, Holy Cross in Ovid and St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg. They both operate with an annual deficit. Cemeteries must strive to maintain a fully funded “Permanent Maintenance Fund.” It is difficult to achieve this goal because the cemeteries do not have the opportunity to produce ongoing income to cover their costs. Your financial help is appreciated each year. A second collection in support of our parish cemeteries will be taken up next weekend, November 3 and 4.

Fall Cemetery Cleanup:
Please have all previous seasonal decorations/flowers removed by November 9. Anything left may be disposed of as the cemetery staff deems appropriate.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
For those who were unable to attend the August 23 and September 15 gathering to receive updates on the ministry procedures and to receive the notes from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, a make-up meeting has been scheduled for this Saturday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken.

Lectors’ Meeting:
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal has items related to the ministry of lector. Those items will be shared together with a review of ministry procedures so all three churches in the parish will be in sync with one another. The meeting will be brief and will be held after the following weekend Masses: Saturday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus; Sunday, November 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross; and Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle. Lectors should plan to attend one of those meetings.

2018-2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal:
The active phase of our parish Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) campaign continues. Thank you to everyone in the parish who has responded with a gift or pledge so far amounting to $5,182. Our given parish goal this year is $29,979. If you have not yet responded, please consider your financial participation. During the next weeks, another letter and pledge form will be mailed to everyone who has not yet responded. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services, and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. We need your financial support to reach our potential. Thank you and please pray for the success of our efforts. CMA has produced an extraordinary video in connection with this year’s Appeal. It is posted to the diocesan website ( and the CMA page (www.dor/org/cma).

Peace Week 2018:
In the midst of wars and violence, we are called to be peacemakers. Join with Catholics from around Tompkins County for the final event of our annual Peace Week. Sunday October 28, there will be a peace prayer service, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception church. There will be prayers and reflections on peace and non-violence and will also feature our uplifting inter-parish choir.

Our parish has received a letter from Rev. Robert C. Bradler, diocesan director for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, expressing his deepest gratitude for our parish response of $1,406 for the 2018 Missionary Cooperation Appeal for the benefit of the Catholic Migrant Ministry on the weekend of August 4.

Share the Warmth in T’burg:
The Trumansburg Rotary Club will be placing a collection at St. James again this season for the “Share the Warmth” campaign. They are collecting winter coats, boots, blankets, and other warm items for distribution through Catholic Charities in Ithaca. This season’s campaign is scheduled to begin November 3. The Rotary Club will gather donations as they arrive, then remove the bin at the end of the campaign.

Pies for Sale:
St. James church and the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, will hold its annual pie sale to raise money to participate in the annual Trumansburg area Christmas Bureau. Please buy a pie and help this worthy cause. Pie orders and payment will be taken after the 5:00 p.m. Mass, on November 3 and November 10 at St. Francis Solanus and after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on November 4 and November 11 at St. James. Pies will be available to be picked up at the church where they were ordered, after the Mass on November 17 and November 18. Thank you and God bless you!

Advent Concert:
The Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) have scheduled Sunday, December 2, for the annual TAC Advent Concert being held at 4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church. In preparation for our parish participation, the parish guitar group will be practicing on Sundays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and for those unable to make the Sunday practices all are invited to practice on three Tuesdays, (November 13, 20, and 27) at 7:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle church. Anyone interested is asked to please attend the Sunday or Tuesday rehearsals. All are welcome.

Fr. Richard Crawley, OFM Cap.:
Several parishioners have been asking about Fr. Richard. Due to the priest shortage, the diocese has asked Fr. Richard to fill-in on weekends for priests at other parishes. November 18 is the next Sunday when he will be available help at our parish assuming, in the meantime, that he will not be asked to go some place else. Fr. Richard is a blessing and appreciated greatly in the diocese.

Discover Notre Dame High School:
On Thursday, November 14, from 5:30–7:00 p.m., come and discover Notre Dame High School for grades 7-12, and all the opportunities it has to offer your student. The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium at 5:30 p.m. with campus tours to follow. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school, meet current students, and engage with the faculty and administration. Notre Dame is a college preparatory school rich in the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and academic excellence. Notre Dame serves students of Ithaca and the surrounding areas, and a busing option is available. Notre Dame is located at 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, New York, and is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. Visit: or call 607-734-2267×321 for more information.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2018 Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Such an act of love offers us the opportunity to keep Sr. Anne Marie and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes:
Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes, located at 551 Exchange St. in Geneva, is offering a “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session beginning October 4 until December 13. There is no cost involved. “If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Let us help you learn to forgive yourself. Pleased join us for this healing ministry program.” For more information phone 315 789 0708.

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

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of St. James church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities office in Ithaca.

All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, 2018

(Vigil 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis, 9:00 a.m. at St. James, 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross)

Oct. 31 Vigil 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis:

2 Lectors: Karl and Patty Messmer

3 EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Robin Hamula, Tom Duff

Altar Server: Ben Hamula

Nov. 1  9 a.m. at St. James:

2 Lectors:   Barbara Willers, Carol Kuklo

3 EMs: Anne Haus, Mary Szymanski, Lynne Stager

Ministry Schedule for St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

October 27, 2018 (Fourth Weekend):
Lectors: Gerry and Millie Messmer
EMs: Cathy DelSignore, Mary Davidson, Marie Roloson

November 3, 2018 (First Weekend):
Lectors: Marie Roloson, Scott Hamula
EMs: Kathleen Rourke, Millie Messmer

Ministry Schedule for St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

October 29  (fourth Sunday):
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tom Duff, Joan Hogan, Tim O’Boyle

November 4 (first Sunday):
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Joan Hogan,  Mark Scibilia-Carver

Ministry Schedule for Holy Cross, Ovid

Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

October 2018

10/21/18 10/28/18
Greeter in addition to Usher C. Conroy M. Maleski
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank M. Humulock
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 K. Knapp N. Shumway
Lector 2 L. Kurkchi J. Liedenfrost°
Extraordinary Min 1 F. Grasek S. Limoncelli
Extraordinary Min 2 K. Sinkiewicz D. Traphagen
Extraordinary Min 3 M. Frank P. Schirmer
2 Envelopes
Usher 1 (Lead) J. Taylor M. Maleski
Usher 2 T. Grasek T. Humulock
Usher 3
Usher 4
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