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
• The week of August 8: David Savich of Liturgical Publications, Inc. (LPi), will be at our parish during to sell ads for our new bulletin.
• St. James Buildings and Grounds meeting: Wednesday, August 10, 1:00 p.m. in the Pine Room
• Capuchin Franciscan candidate discernment weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Interfaith Eco-cruise on Cayuga Lake: August 15 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Reservations required.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times:” Led by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Emergency need blood drive: Saturday, August 20, from 7:30 a.m.–11:30 am at Arthur E Bouton Post 7700 4431 Seneca Road, Trumansburg.
• Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road Rochester
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.
Annual Missionary Cooperation Plan Appeal:
A representative of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary will be with us this weekend, August 6 and 7. The community was founded in Ireland in 1924 to work with women of Nigeria, West Africa. The Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary are now an international community working in nine countries of Africa, and in Brazil and Mexico. They are a strictly missionary group with no institutions in the United States or Canada, so therefore, rely almost exclusively on funds provided through the Society of the Propagation of the Faith and the generosity of the people back home to support their sisters on mission. They are deeply grateful for your contribution. If you would like to see more about them, their website is www.mshr.org.
Parish Council’s Word Committee:
Andrew Morpurgo, Pam Jasikoff, and Jeanie Wiggins met with invited guests on Wednesday, July 20 The Religion Education Program is in need of volunteer coordinators for the following:
- First Eucharist / Reconciliation
- Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
- RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), faith inquiry program.
Parishioners interested in coordinating one of these programs for the coming year—a one year commitment, please contact Fr. Bernard. Parents please return the registration forms as soon as possible.
Bookkeeper and Receptionist Positions:
The finance Councils for St James the Apostle and Holy Cross met separately during the week of July 17. With the formation of one parish office and the need for one bookkeeper and one receptionist (with computer skills) people may apply for the positions by August 15, 2016. If interested, please contact Fr. Bernard.
Attention Business Owners, Professionals, and Generous Parishioners:
We are happy to announce that Liturgical Publications, Inc. (LPi), will begin publishing our church bulletin. LPi will have David Savich at our parish during the week of August 8 to service and sell ads for our new bulletin. We would like to encourage our parishioners who own their own business or those who would like to place a sponsorship ad, to please contact David Savich at (607) 624-9580. For those interested in placing an ad, this is your opportunity! Please keep in mind; our advertising sponsors make your bulletin possible.
St. James Buildings and Grounds Meeting:
The committee will meet on Wednesday, August 10, 1:00 PM, Pine Room
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
The solemnity is next Monday, August 15. Because it falls on a Monday this year it is not a holy day of obligation. However, there will be a 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle.
Fill The Bus—School Supplies Collection:
In conjunction with the United Way, we will be collecting school supplies from now until August 14 at Holy Cross and St. Francis Solanus Churches for the elementary students in Seneca County. The school supplies include crayons, pencils, color pencils, erasers, glue sticks, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, blunted scissors, markers/highlighters, and pocket folders. Supplies can be brought to either church for collection until August 14.
The Trumansburg Food Pantry sent a “Thank You” to the St. James Parish for the $100 donation to the pantry. “We are grateful for the support from such a caring community. Your kindness enables us to purchase food or personal care items for the families who benefit from the bi-monthly distributions.”
Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to Be Compost:
Approximately 20% of children growing up in our area experience food insecurity. In other words, due to poverty, about 1 in 5 kids in our community might not eat a decent meal today. Elderly people and others are affected as well. Altogether, about 14% of our neighbors experience food insecurity. If you have extra produce (fruit, vegs and eggs) from your garden or CSA share, please drop it off in the cooler at 94 W. Main Street, Trumansburg on Mondays until October. All food will be donated to local families. Your donation counts! Thank you, Maria Connell.
Emergency Need Community Blood Drive:
There will be an emergency need blood drive on Saturday, August 20, from 7:30 a.m.–11:30 am at Arthur E Bouton Post 7700 4431 Seneca Road, Trumansburg. Phone 1 800 REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, to make you appointment today.
Interfaith Eco-cruise on Cayuga Lake on August 15:
Enjoy the beauty of our local lake on an evening boat tour with the Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) on Monday August 15 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Join with people of other faiths to learn about the lake’s ecosystem, the effects of climate change on it, and how we can better protect it. We’ll leave from the Farmers Market dock at 5:00 p.m., so please arrive by 4:45 p.m. Adults $15, Kids $10. Reservations are required. Contact Laurie Konwinski at LKonwinski@dor.org or 607-272-5062 ext.12. Sponsored by ICAN, the Cayuga Watershed Network, and the Floating Classroom.
Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) will offer one last summer retreat:
- “Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20
The retreat run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and a donation of $30 includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration: contact Donna Wieand, 716-901-4313, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend:
The discernment weekend will be held August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ. For more information please contact: Bro. Tim at 845 642 1025/ email@example.com
Hundredth Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima:
Catholic Tour is sponsoring a seven day pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, from 3 Airline Gateways of Newark, NJ; New York JFK; and Boston, MA. The price is $1,599 and they can assist in securing air from your home city to one of the 3 gateways. The pilgrimage will also be leaving from Miami. The travel will be November 14-20, 2016. Brochures and reservation forms are available. Phone 1 877 627 4268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle church 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, August 13 and 14 (second Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Kathleen Rourke and Scott Hamula
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula
11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Nancy Olszewski and Lynne Stager (for Rich and Hilary Wong)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Glenn Stamps, Susan Stafford
Schedule for next weekend, August 20 and 21 (third Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Carol Kuklo and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore, Traci Bump
11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Glenn Stamps and Nancy Olszewski
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Anna Zavala, Susan Stafford
Schedule for the following weekend, August 27 and 28 (fourth Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Paul Povinelli and Carol Kuklo
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Cathy DelSignore, Joan Hogan,
11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Tara and Leon Webster
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Anna Zavala, Mary Szymanski, Glenn Stamps