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.
• Picnic sponsored by St. James the Apostle: Sunday, September 11, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House grounds, 7790 County Rt. 153, Interlaken.
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church beginning Tuesday, September 13.
• Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes Community lunch program’s Annual Hoedown for Hunger: Wednesday, September 14, 5:00 p.m. at Geneva on the Lake.
• Parish gathering: after the 8:15 a.m. Mass next Sunday, September 18, at St. Francis Solanus church.
• Religious education starts: Classes begin September 18
• Magnificat Rochester breakfast for women: Saturday, September 24; 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Diplomat Banquet Center on 1 Diplomat Way off of Lyell Ave.
• Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road Rochester.
• Parish Mission: October 3, 4, and 5 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. William H. Winters, OFM Cap, as the presenter.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.
Picnic, Sponsored by St. James the Apostle Church:
A picnic will be held this Sunday, September 11 from 1:00–5:00 p.m. at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House grounds, 7790 County Ro. 153, Interlaken. Hamburgers and hot dogs, soft drinks, and snack foods will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass. For those who wish, bring a bathing suit and water shoes. The lake water temperature has been warm. Park on the front lawn of the friary. The Parish Council Fellowship Committee encourages each church to continue with their annual events and that all the parishioners of Mary, Mother of Mercy are welcome to participate.
Louisiana Flood Victim’s Collection:
At the request of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ President Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and Bishop Matano, our parish will conduct a second collection this weekend to help people in flood-devastated areas of Louisiana and provide pastoral and rebuilding support to affected dioceses. More than 60,000 homes have been lost with nearly 20,000 people rescued from floodwaters. If you choose to write a check, please make it out in the name of one of our three churches with “flooding” in the memo/notes field. All proceeds collected will be sent to Catholic Charities USA, which is actively working in the area to provide immediate and long-term relief. You can also donate directly on line at https://catholiccharitiesusa.org. Please be generous and kindly keep all those affected by the flooding in your prayers.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection Next Week
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) needs your help. CCHD was founded to break the cycle of poverty in the U.S. by funding organizations that help individuals help themselves. With the tradition of improving education, housing situations, and community economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Your contribution will defend human dignity and reach out to those living on the margins. Here in Tompkins County, CCHD funded the start-up of the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, which has served thousands of low wage workers, helping them to recoup wages stolen from them and to address bullying and other unfair treatment in the workplace. Please give to CCHD collection.
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary:
The sisters wish to thank the parish for the generous response to their appeal made on behalf of the Society of the Propagation of the Faith on the weekend of August 7. “Your interest and concern is a real source of encouragement to us and our various missionary endeavors. Please be assured of a continuous remembrance in the prayers of all of us.” The collection from the three churches amounted to $3,745.56.
All parishioners and others, please make plans to attend this mini spiritual retreat. It will be held at St. James the Apostle on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings of October 3, 4, and 5 at 7:00 p.m. Rev. William H. Winters, OFM Cap, will be the presenter. Fr. Bill was pastor of Holy Cross and St. Francis Solanus from 2002–2008. During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Fr. Bill received an appointment in February by Pope Francis to be a Missionary of Mercy. Please spread the word. Everyone is invited. As a parishioner do plan to schedule yourself to attend with your family.
The parish choir held its first meeting/rehearsal on Tuesday, August 30, with twelve parishioners present. There were several music ministers who were unable to attend. For those interested in joining the choir, the next rehearsal is Thursday, September 29, at the Parish Center (St. Francis Solanus Church) from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Parishioners are welcome to join an informal study of The Gospel According to Mark. Beginning this Tuesday, September 13, after the 9 a.m. mass at St James the Apostle Church, and will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. The Liguori Catholic Bible Study will be used. Questions, contact Camille (607) 387-3125.
St. James the Apostle Church:
• Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) is sponsoring the Twenty-eighth Annual Crop Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 1:45 p.m. at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church. Sponsor someone for the walk. You may do so after the Masses at the table set up by volunteers for the Crop Walk. 25% of the funds raised will go to our own Trumansburg Food Pantry.
• Food donations are accepted on the second Sunday of the month. (i.e. this weekend). Please place food and/or money donations on the table located in the front of the church.
• Gardening around the church: a request is being made from the St. James Buildings and Grounds Committee for volunteers (individuals and/or families) to take on responsibility for one of the gardens around the church, that is, gardening required for: a) the Marian Shrine, or b) in front of the church; or c) in front of the rectory or d) on the back side of the Annex between the church and the rectory, or e) the back yard (church/rectory). This would be a great service project for students looking for service hours. Parishioners interested and able please phone the St. James Parish Office.
St. Francis Solanus Church:
There will be a parishioner gathering after the 8:15 a.m. Mass next Sunday, September 18.
Making Contributions by Check:
The parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, is yet to be civilly incorporated, therefore checks cannot be made out in that name. For the present time, please make checks out in the name of the church, that is, to St. James the Apostle, or St. Francis Solanus, or Holy Cross.
Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes
A community lunch program, the annual “hoedown for hunger,” will take place on Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Geneva on the Lake. The cost of the ticket is $35.00 per person or two for $65.00 for BBQ, drinks and music. For more information contact Rhonda at 315-789-2686, ext 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protect the Dignity of Human Life:
To help protect the dignity of life and to promote justice and peace visit – http://www.nyscatholic.org and http://usccb.org/issues-and-action/index.cfm.
Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up To Be Compost:
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, vegetables, 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.
All women are invited to a breakfast on Saturday, September 24; seating at 8:30 a.m., program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. It will be held at the Diplomat Banquet Center on 1 Diplomat Way off of Lyell Ave. The presenter is Mary DeTurris Poust, a writer, editor, public speaker, retreat leader, and Catholic commentator. She is Director of Communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, N.Y. Early reservations: $18.00; after Sept. 17: $20.00; student: $10.00. No tickets sold at the door. For more information: call Kathy Murty at 436-1284, or send an email to: MagnificatRochester@frontier.com.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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, September 10 and 11 (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: Tara and Leon Webster (for Rich and Hilary Wong)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Glenn Stamps, Susan Stafford
Schedule for next weekend, September 17 and 18 (third Sunday):
5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Amy Panek (for 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