Holy Year of Mercy: December 8, 2015–November 20, 2016:
“A time to heal, to help, to forgive.”
Catholics Invite Catholics:
“Come to Mass in the Lord’s house on the Lord’s day.” A way to remind people of a way to be faithful to the third commandment: Keep holy the Lord’s Day.
• Scripture study classes: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church
• Stations of the Cross: at Holy Cross on Thursdays of Lent at 6:00 p.m.
• Stations of the Cross and Benediction: at St. James the Apostle on Fridays of Lent at 7:00 p.m.
• Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments showing on Palm Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m., at the Regal Cinemas at the Ithaca Mall.
• Capuchin Franciscans candidate discernment weekend: April 8–10, at Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury, MA.
• First Penance (Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confession): Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
• First Holy Communion (Eucharist): Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Mass.
•Women’s Guild/T’burg Garage sale: Weekend of May 22
Easter Triduum Schedule:
The Easter Triduum this year takes please on March 24–26, and concludes on Easter Sunday, March 27.
• Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid
• Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord will be at 3:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
• Saturday’s Easter Vigil in the Holy Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg. On Holy Saturday there are no 5:00 p.m. vigil Masses. The first vigil Mass cannot be celebrated until after sunset.
• Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord will follow the regular Sunday Mass schedules at each of the churches.
Pontifical Good Friday Collection:
Join Catholics around the world to stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land and become an instrument of peace in a troubled land. Your support means that our church will conduct parish ministry, provide Catholic education, feed the hungry, build housing for Christians, maintain shrines and operate refugee centers in the Holy Land. The wars, unrest, and instability have been especially hard on Christians. All contributions will support Christians in the Holy Land.
First Penance (Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confession) will be on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. First Holy Communion (Eucharist) will be on Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Women’s Guild Garage Sale, in Conjunction With T’burg Village Garage Sale:
The garage sale will be the weekend of May 22. Please donate clean and unbroken items. They may be dropped off at the rectory garage. We cannot accept curtain rods, T.V.’s, computers, clothes or books.
Scripture Studies—The Gospel of Matthew:
A study of the Gospel of Matthew is available on Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James. For more information phone or text Camille Taranto 607 793 7753.
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:
The origin of the Christian Jubilee goes back to Old Testament times. The Law of Moses prescribed a special year for the Jewish people to make restitution for wrongs committed, to forgive debts owed, and set slaves free. In the Roman Catholic tradition, a Holy Year or Jubilee is a great religious event, for the forgiveness of sins and the punishment due to sin. A Jubilee is a year of reconciliation between adversaries. It is a time of solidarity, hope, justice and commitment to serve God with joy and in peace with our brothers and sisters. The guiding principle of the year: “Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.”
The Ten Commandments:
Turner Classic Movies is presenting a showing of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston on Palm Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m., at the Regal Cinemas at the Ithaca Mall. You can order tickets on the TCM website: www.tcm.com.
Capuchin Franciscans Candidate Discernment Weekend:
A discernment weekend will be held April 8–10, 2016, at Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury, MA. The theme: Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Gospels & Following It. Please contact Brother Tim, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration.
Certificates of Appreciation for Church Volunteers:
Certificates were given at the dinner/dance, held on Sunday, February 21, to those who were present. Certificates of appreciation are available for all volunteers who did not receive one. They are located in the vestibule of the church.
Church Cleaners Needed:
Cleaning a small section of the church takes about thirty (30) minutes once a month. Contact Traci Bump at 607 387 3796 if you are interested.
Sacristan is Still Needed for the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass:
This need has been expressed earlier this year and continues to be a need. Basically it is setting up for the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass and assuring all has been set in place after the Mass. A job description has been drawn up. It would require arriving 15 minutes before Mass and staying 15 minutes after Mass. Please contact the parish office for inquiries.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl:
Please return your filled rice bowls to the church at your earliest convenience. You may also write a check for the amount in the rice bowl or simply go to crsricebowl.org/give. Choose the method that works best for you.
2015-2016 Catholic Ministries Appeal Report:
Our parish is well behind in meeting our given goal of $19,696. Every family’s help is needed. If we do not reach our goal we have to make up the difference from our ordinary weekend collections, which at the present time would be a hefty bill of $5,876. Envelopes for making a pledge are in the pews and in the vestibule of the church. Please participate in the Appeal and do what you are able. If everyone participates we will reach our given goal. Your help is needed.
Report as of March 9:
Parish goal: $19,696 Pledged: $13,820 # of Donors: 75 % of goal: 70.17%
Please visit our web site www.stjamestburg.com to get started with this convenient giving option. On the home screen select the <giving> option and on the next screen select the <online giving> button. This will bring you to the “Online Giving Welcome” screen where you can create your own ID and password. Once your ID and password has been established you can log in and setup you banking information and you are ready to set up transactions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ron Singer at 607-387-6577 or email@example.com
Ministry Schedules for St. James
Schedule for this weekend, Palm Sunday:
(Bold below indicates regularly scheduled for a third weekend)
5:00 p.m. Saturday:
First reading: Barbara Willers
Epistle: Amy Panek
Passion Narrator: Scott Hamula
Speaker: Carol Kuklo
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignor, Anne Haus
8:00 a.m. Sunday:
First reading: Mary Szymanski /Leon Webster
Epistle: George Hade
Passion Narrator: Barbara Willers
Speaker: Tara Webster
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Marc Albanese, Anna Zavala, Ron Singer
10:30 am. Sunday:
First reading: Glenn Stamps
Epistle: Nancy Olszewski
Passion Narrator: Glenn Stamps
Speaker: Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Susan Stafford, Mark Scibilia-Carver, Lynne Stager
Schedule for Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday (fourth Sunday):
Holy Thursday at Holy Cross Church, March 24,
at 7:00 p.m.
1st Lector, Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14: Scott Hamula, St. James
2nd Lector, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26: Ellen Moore, Holy Cross
3rd Lector, Prayer of Faithful: Karl Messmer, St. Francis
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EM):
EM #1: Robin Hamula, St. James
EM #2: Lee Anne Fox, Holy Cross
EM #3: David Moore, Holy Cross
Altar servers: Gerald Frank, Patrick Schirmer, and Michelle Humulock, Holy Cross; Alex and Ben Hamula, St. James
Good Friday at St. Francis Solanus Church, March 25, at 3:00 p.m.
1st Lector, Isaiah 52:13-52:12: Marilynn Frank, Holy Cross
2nd Lector, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9: Jackie Liedefrost, Holy Cross
3rd Lector, John 18:1-9:42, narrator: Charlotte Huyler, St. Francis Solanus
4th Lector, John 18:1-9:42, voice: Barbara Willers, St. James
Additional Lector, general intercessions: Ann Buddle, St. Francis
Cantor: Janice McLaughlin, St. Francis
EM: Pat Messmer, St. Francis Solanus
Altar servers: Gerald Frank and Michele Humulock, Holy Cross; Gerard Messmer, St. Francis
Easter Vigil at St. James the Apostle, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
1st Lector, Genesis 22:1-18: Scott Hamula, St. James
2nd Lector, Exodus 14:15-15:1: Barbara Willers, St. James
3rd Lector, Isaiah 54:5-14: Amy Panek, St. James
4th Lector, Romans 6, 3-11: Leon Webster, St. James
5th Lector, intercessory prayers: Tara M. Webster, St. James
EM #1: Robin Hamula, St. James
EM #2: Ana Zavala, St. James
EM #3: Susan Stafford, St. James
Altar servers: Alex and Ben Hamula and Andy Morpurgo, St. James; Gerry Frank and Patrick Schirmer, Holy Cross
Easter at St. James (Holy Cross and St. Francis will follow their own schedules):
8:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and George Hade
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Ron Singer, Joan Hogan, Traci Bump
10:30 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Eileen Heptig, Anna Zavala
Schedule for the weekend of April 2 and 3 (first Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Carol Kuklo and Scott Hamula
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Amy Panek, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke
8:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Leon Webster
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Ron Singer, Traci Bump, Marc Albanese
10:30 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Susan Stafford, Mark Scibilia-Carver