Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 29, 2017

Year of the Eucharist June 18, 2017–June 3, 2018

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First Reading:
Thus says the Lord: “You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt. You shall not wrong any widow or orphan. If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry.” (Ex. 22:20-22)

Psalm:
I love you, Lord, my strength. (Ps. 18)

Second Reading:
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit. (1 Thes. 1:6)

Gospel:
He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mt. 22:37-39)

Live the Liturgy – Inspiration for the Week:
God insists that we treat each other with fairness and love. No compromise is offered here. The great commandment is specific: love God, neighbor, and self. Who is my neighbor? It is not just the person sitting next to me today or the people who live next door. Our neighbor is everyone, especially those most in need: those alien to you or to our country, those who are poor, alone, or abandoned, and even those who are the greatest of sinners. We really struggle with how to live these words. How do we open ourselves to the stranger, the immigrant, those who harm us, those in need, or those with whom we disagree? Pope Francis gives excellent guidance here. We are challenged to stretch our thinking and become more unconditional with others as God is unconditional with us.

Catholic Quotes—Words to Inspire the Faithful:
“Be sure that you first preach by the way you live.” ~ St. Charles Borromeo

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Upcoming Events:

  • AA Meetings: St. Francis Church, on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Food Pantries: Ovid Federated Church on Mondays, 10:00 a.m. The food truck is available to everyone every other Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. (October 31 and November 14). The 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 6 and November 20).
  • Rehearsals for the St. James Guitar Choir: Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the choir loft.
  • Holy Hours on Fridays: from 7:00–8:00 p.m. at the parish center
  • Solemnity of All Saints and a holy day of obligation: November 1
  • “Share the Warmth” campaign: Collections bins will be available at St. James by November 2 through the end of the month.
  • Parish Ministry Fair on November 4 and 5: Stop by after Mass.
  • Confirmation Candidates’ Program Classes: November 5, 12, and 19 at St. James the Apostle
  • Notre Dame High School Open House: for grades 7–12, on Sunday, November 5, from 1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Solanus Casey, OFM Cap., Beatification: November 18 in Detroit, MI.
  • Volunteers are invited to clean Holy Cross cemetery: November 18, at 10:00 am.

All Saints Day:2017_AllSaints_EN_4c
This Wednesday, November 1, is the Solemnity of All Saints and a holy day of obligation. To enhance the day’s festivities there will be a reception after each of the Masses: a coffee hour after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle; a lunch after the 12:15 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Solanus; cider and donuts after the 6:00 p.m. Mass at Holy Cross; and cupcakes after the 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. James.

All Souls Day:
This Thursday, 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. In the boxes of envelopes there is an envelope for All Souls Day for the naming of your beloved deceased. The envelopes will be placed on the altar for the month of November so that the deceased will be remembered in prayer.

Venerable Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.:
On Saturday, November 18, in Detroit, MI, the Capuchin Franciscans’ confrere will be beatified and will be known as Blessed Solanus Casey. This is a most happy event for the Capuchin Franciscan Order and more so for the friars of the United States. He and Blessed Stanley Rother (from Oklahoma and beatified this September 23, 2017) are the only two men, of all the Church’s blessed and saints, born in the United States. A day in the church’s calendar will be assigned to celebrate Solanus’s feast day. To learn more about Solanus Casey go to www.solanuscenter.org/videos.

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. The striving is most difficult because the cemeteries do not have the opportunity for income sufficient to cover their costs. Your financial help is appreciated each year when a collection for the cemeteries is taken up. This year a second collection will be taken up next weekend, November 4 and 5, to financially help both cemeteries.

Holy Cross Cemetery, Ovid:
Parishioners are requested to clean up the graves of their relatives before November 5. Volunteers are invited to clean the cemetery on Saturday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Hour on Fridays:
In keeping with the Diocesan “Year of the Eucharist” commemorating the Diocese of Rochester’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, Holy Hours will occur on Fridays from 7:00–8:00 p.m. with exposition and benediction of the Most Holy Eucharist, at the Parish Center (St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken). All are welcome to participate whenever possible. The Holy Hours’ theme and focus will vary throughout the months. The Holy Hours during the month of October will focus on respect life. The Eucharistic Holy Hour for the month of November will be intercession for vocations.

Parish Ministry Fair:
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12: 6). By our baptism we are called to share in the ministry of the church, using the gifts and talents God has provided. We invite you to think about your talents. How can you contribute to your church? The Worship Committee will be having a ministry fair at each of our churches on November 4 and 5. Stop by after Mass and enjoy some food as you speak to members of the various ministries that enrich our parish. You will have an opportunity to ask questions before signing up for the ministry that best fits your gifts and interests.

Year of the Eucharist:
“…to all who have the privilege of preparing for liturgical celebrations in parishes, in cooperation with and under the guidance and direction of the pastor, parochial vicar and parish administrators, liturgical committees are primarily centers for catechesis and evangelization in which the members work to assure that the sacramental celebrations, culminating in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, are celebrated with solemnity, devotion, reverence and a true spirit of unity, which unites the local Church to the Church Universal and teaches the faith of the Church.” The above is taken from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano’s pastoral letter announcing a “Year of the Eucharist” in celebration of the 150 (Sesquicentennial) anniversary of the diocese. The full pastoral letter is available on the diocesan website.

Dinner Dance:
The Parish Council’s Fellowship Committee is hoping to have a parish dinner dance in April. Please consider being part of the planning committee. If interested and able please phone the parish office (607-294-0064) and volunteer. The committee would love to have you.

2017-2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):YearofEucharist_150_LOGO (1)
The theme for this year’s campaign is “Glorifying the Lord by Our Lives.” The CMA affords each of us an opportunity to support the larger Church so that it can meet real needs throughout the diocese. Your support enables the Church to be responsive and caring. Please be generous in your response. Every gift is needed and important! If it is easier, you can make your gift at www.dor.org. You can also pay your pledge off in six installments. Pledge forms, which can be put in the collection or mailed directly to the diocese, are available in the back of the church. Please pray for the success of our efforts. The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy has been given the goal of $30,549.

People Helping People:
The Seneca County Transportation Corps is providing rides for residents of Seneca County to medical and dental appointments and other health-related destinations. If you are in need of a ride please phone 315–333–2179.

Share the Warmth:
St. James parishioners can help others cope with the oncoming cold weather by contributing new or gently used winter clothing and blankets to the twenty-fifth annual “Share the Warmth” campaign. Donations of jackets, boots, coats, and winter accessories such as hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens are distributed by Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga through the Samaritan Center free of charge to individuals who are in need of such items. The collection bin at St. James will be available by November 2 and will be accessible until the end of the month. Distribution is scheduled for December 4–15, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Notre Dame High School Open House:
Notre Dame High School, grades 7–12, is holding an open house on Sunday, November 5, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. 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. Notre Dame offers competitive athletic programming along with opportunities to participate in the performing, visual, and language arts. A busing option from the Ithaca area to Notre Dame is available. Notre Dame is located at 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, New York, and is currently accepting applications for new students for the 2018–19 academic year. For more information visit: www.notredamehighschool.com or call 607-734-2267.

Need Substitute Collection Counters:
Parishioners interested in helping to count the weekend collection—we need fill-in substitutes. Please volunteer. If interested, phone the parish office at 607-294-0064. Thanks for considering the request.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester:
The sisters have a prayer ministry and throughout 2017, Sister Dolores Bachman and Sister Anne Marie Burns will be praying for our parish and parishioners. Let us keep the sisters in our prayers as an expression of gratitude. Sisters of St. Joseph website: www.ssjrochester.org.

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.

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.

Cancer Services Program (Cortland and Tompkins Counties):
This a program that provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. For more information call 1-866 442 2262.


Ministry Schedules for St. James the Apostle

Schedule for October 28 and 29, 2017 (Fifth Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Kathleen Rourke
EM: Traci Bump, Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Beth Duff and Tim Davis
EM: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Mary Szymanski, Tom Duff

Schedule for November 4 and 5, 2017 (First Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek
EM: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
EM: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, Mary Szymanski


Ministry schedules for Holy Cross

October 2017:

10/22/17 10/29/17
Greeter in addition to Usher
Altar Ser 1 G. Frank P. Schirmer
Altar Ser 2
Lector 1 J. Leidefrost° M. Humulock
Lector 2 L. Kurkchi K. Knapp
2 Envelopes
Extraordinary Min 1 L.A. Fox T. Humulock
Extraordinary Min 2 M. Frank D. Brandow
Extraordinary Min 3 K. Sinkiewicz A. Calice
Usher 1 (Lead) A. Reagan J. Taylor
Usher 2 P. Marrella S. Brandow
Usher 3 S. Limoncelli
Usher 4

Ministry Schedules for St. Francis Solanus Church

Lector Schedule

LECTOR SCHEDULE

October – November – December 2017

DATE FIRST READING from OLD TESTAMENT SECOND READING from NEW TESTAMENT
October 29

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Karl Messmer

 

Charlotte Huyler

November 1

All Saints Day

Holy Day of Obligation

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

FOR 12:15 PM MASS

November 5

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Jeff Houck

 

Stephanie Houck

November 12

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Sheila Haddad

 

Ann Buddle

November 19

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Pat Messmer

 

Karl Messmer

November 26

Feast of Christ the King

 

Barbara Willers

 

Marie Roloson

December 3

1st Sunday of Advent

 

Stephanie Houck

 

Jeff Houck

December 8

Feast of Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

 

FOR 12:15 PM MASS

December 10

2nd Sunday of Advent

 

Charlotte Huyler

 

Ann Buddle

December 17

3rd Sunday of Advent

 

Marie Roloson

 

Sheila Haddad

December 24

4th Sunday of Advent

 

Karl Messmer

 

Pat Messmer

December 24

Christmas Eve/Day

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

FOR EVENING MASS

December 31

Feast of Holy Family

 

Jeff Houck

 

Stephanie Houck



Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 
(Forthcoming)

October – November – December 2017

REMEMBER: to take Communion to Richard Suchocki and Maryann Dendis before giving to congregation.

Altar Server Schedule:

October – November – December 2017

DATE SERVERS
October 29

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Ben & Rian

November 1

All Saints Day

Holy Day of Obligation

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 12:15 PM MASS

November 5

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Nicky & Ben

November 12

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Ashton & Rian

November 19

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Nicky & Ben

November 26

Feast of Christ the King

 

Ashton and/or Debbie – maybe

December 3

1st Sunday of Advent

 

Rian & Nicky

December 8

Feast of Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 12:15 PM MASS

December 10

2nd Sunday of Advent

Ben and

Debbie (maybe)

December 17

3rd Sunday of Advent

 

Nicky

December 24

4th Sunday of Advent

 

Ben

December 24

Christmas Eve/Day

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR

EVENING MASS

December 31

Feast of Holy Family

 

Rian & Nicky

10/18/17-cmh

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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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