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
• Baptisms Saturday May 14, 2016: Faith Valentina Glidden and Elise Caroleena Wright
• First Holy Communion (Eucharist): Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Mass.
• Selection of new parish council members: Sunday, May 15.
• The Trumansburg Community Chorus Spring Concert: Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses.
• Theology on Tap/Stump the Priest: Wednesday, May 18, from 7:00–8:00 p.m. at St. Fidelis Friary Boathouse
• A pasta dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus: Saturday, May 21, from 5:30–8:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall.
• Women’s Guild/T’burg Garage sale: weekend of May 22
• Funeral Planning – Making It Simpler: Sunday, May 22, at 11 a.m., the Church of the Epiphany in Trumansburg
• New Mass schedule begins: Weekend of June 4 & 5
• Drawing for Capuchin Franciscans Raffle on June 17: Tickets available after Masses or at the parish office.
New Weekend Mass Schedule:
The new weekend Mass schedule will go into effect the weekend of June 4-5. The times and locations are:
Saturday 5:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
Sunday 8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
Sunday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid
Sunday 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
Merger Decree for St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross:
The merger decree from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano was read at all the Masses last weekend. The decree is posted in the vestibule of the churches and in the parish offices. The effective date of the merger is July 1, 2016.
Diocesan Missions Sunday:
The Diocese Missions collection is today. We are filled with renewed faith as the Holy Spirit comes upon us and calls each one to move beyond our daily concerns, important as they are, to help the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Sisters of Mercy bring the faith to God’s people in Brazil and Chile. Bishop Salvatore Matano reminds us of our strong and proud mission tradition. The support of our diocesan missionaries by the church of Rochester is a great piece of our history. May we as partners of Christ help to build God’s kingdom by our prayers and financial gift today.
The selection of council members will take place this Sunday, May 15. The individual church nominees’ names will be placed in a bowl at their church and the first five names drawn will be members of the new parish council. The new parish council will meet in June together with the members of the present members.
First Communions this Sunday:
Please pray for our First Communicants who celebrate this Sunday at the 10:30 Mass: Erin Durling, Danny Durling, Jacob Taves, Leah Glidden, and Aidan Clarke-Cabezas. Congratulations to them and their parents. Thank you to Jessica Taves for teaching them all year, and helping them prepare for their special day. And a special thank you to all our religious education teachers for their hard work this past year: Helen Arco, Jessica Taves, Tonya Grove, Maggie Campbell, and Andy Morpurgo.
Raffle for the Capuchin Franciscans:
The Province of St. Mary will be conducting a $5,000 cash raffle beginning on May 1 through June 5. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase following Sunday masses as well as during the week at the parish office. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each or 6 tickets for $50. Checks should be made payable to the Province of St. Mary. The Province of St. Mary is the religious order who have staffed the three parishes between the lakes. In addition to our local parishes, the friars of the Province serve in other inner city, suburban, and rural parishes throughout New York and New England; teach in elementary schools, high school and colleges; are hospital, prison, and university chaplains; are involved in youth and family retreat work; and serve the poor. Capuchins also carry their ministries abroad, serving in Africa, the Pacific and Asia, and Central America. Please consider supporting the friars of the Province of St. Mary by purchasing a raffle ticket.
Theology on Tap:
In other areas it is referred to as “Stump the Priest.” Young parents and young adults are invited to a soda, beer, wine, cheese, gathering at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House (7790 County Road 153, Interlaken) on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:00–8:00 PM. In order to plan the event please inform Mr. Russ Wedemeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of the priests if you plan to attend.
Trumansburg Food Pantry:
June and July are St. James the Apostle’s months to volunteer for the Food Pantry. The dates are June 6 and 20 and July 11 and 18. July’s dates are back to back due to the Fourth of July holiday being on a Monday. Parish volunteers, please sign-up in the vestibule of the church. “Thank you.”
Women’s Guild Garage Sale in Conjunction with the T’burg Village Garage Sale:
The Women’s Guild garage sale will be on the May 22 weekend. 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. Treasures needed!
Youth Group Volunteer Opportunity:
If you are in need of community service hours or simply wish to participate, come to the St. James Garage Sale sponsored by the Women’s Guild on Saturday, May 20 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lisa Gorton will be coordinating teen helpers. For more information, please contact Marina Delaney at email@example.com. Thank you.
The Trumansburg Community Chorus will present a spring concert on Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses. Admission is free, however donations to support the ongoing activities of the chorus are gratefully accepted.
Funeral Planning – Making It Simpler:
On Sunday, May 22, at 11 a.m., the Church of the Epiphany will sponsor a free presentation by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Finger Lakes (FCAFL). All are invited to come to Epiphany’s Fellowship Hall to learn about the many ways to plan a funeral that is simpler and less costly. So if you prefer funeral arrangements that are simple, dignified and reasonably priced, please join us as Barry Adams of the FCAFL shares ideas and resources that can make this possible. (No need to pre-register; just come!)
A pasta dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Ithaca, will take place on Saturday, May 21, from 5:30–8:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall. Cost: adults $8; senior citizens and children ages 5–12, $6; Children under 5, free; and there is a family plan for $25. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of an ultrasound machine for the Ithaca Pregnancy Center.
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 parish is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle Parish in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.
Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of the 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
Schedule for this weekend, May 14 and 15 (third Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Carol Kuklo (for Amy Panek)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Anne Haus, Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore
8:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Mary Szymanski and George Hade
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Traci Bump
10:30 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Glenn Stamps and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Susan Stafford, Lynne Stager
Schedule for next weekend, May 21 and 22 (fourth Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Paul Povinelli and Carol Kuklo
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Any Panek (for Cathy DelSignore), Anne Haus
8:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and George Hade
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Ron Singer, Traci Bump, Joan Hogan
10:30 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Eileen Heptig, Anna Zavala
Schedule for following weekend, May 28 and 29 (fifth Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke and Paul Povinelli
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Anne Haus, Carol Kuklo, Barbara Willers
8:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: George Hade and Mary Szymanski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Ron Singer, Traci Bump
10:30 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Nancy Olszewski and Lynne Stager
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Dawn Iannone, Susan Stafford