"Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all."
(Mark 10: 43-44)

Bulletin for October 9, 2016 ~ Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Extraordinary Jubilee 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.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church.
• Winter Coat Collection: begins the weekend of September 24 and ends the weekend of October 9.
• “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session: beginning October 4 until December 13
• Walk for Hunger: Sunday, October 16, at Sampson State park with registration at the concession stand at 12:30 p.m. and the walk starting at 1:00 p.m.
• Prayer for Peace: Sunday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, Lansing.
• Empty Bowls Event: Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, Center St. Geneva on Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m.
• Dinner Dance: Friday evening, October 28, at the American Legion, Trumansburg from 6:00–10:00 p.m.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.

Baptisms:
Mary Stella Fullerty, August 27, 2016, St. James the Apostle
Lillian Grace Licak, September 24, 2016, Holy Cross
Carly Jean Klein, October 8, 2016, St. James the Apostle

Funerals:
Teresa Jackson, September 20, 2016, Covert Funeral Home, Ovid,
Paul Likoudis, September 28, 2016, St. Mary’s of the Lake, Watkins Glenn

Weddings:
Jason Kidd and Rachel Cronin, Holy Cross, October 1, 2016


Dinner / Dance:
The fellowship committee of the parish council, in celebration of the new parish, Mary, Mother of Mercy, has planned a gathering for parishioners on Friday evening, October 28, at the American Legion, Trumansburg from 6:00–10:00 p.m. The music will be provided by the Tarps. Tickets are $20 and are available after the Masses and at the parish center. Please plan to attend this celebratory event.

2016/2017 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA):
CMA is underway. The goal for the Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy is $29,855. This is $490 less than the combined three churches’ goal last year. All parishioners should have received a letter from the Bishop making a request to support the CMA. Please do what you are able and as soon as you are able so that the appeal may not drag on until the Spring. Here is a link to a CMA video https://youtu.be/z1t-yW3Bu8k which is very informational.

Food Donations:
Food donations at St. James the Apostle Church may be brought to church this weekend and placed on the table located in the front of the church on the Blessed Mother side. Monetary donations are accepted also. All donations go to help the Trumansburg Food Pantry.

Walk for Hunger:
The Ovid Federated Church will again do a Walk for Hunger on Sunday, October 16, to help fill the shelves of local food pantries. The walk will take place at Sampson State park with registration at the Concession Stand at 12:30 p.m. with the walk starting at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served by the Girl Scouts after the walk. If you have questions on how you can help please phone Priscilla at 607 869 9512.

Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion:
The guidelines are printed in the hymnals. A rationale is given why Catholics may not receive communion in Protestant churches and why Protestants cannot receive Communion in Catholic churches.

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection of winter coats begins this weekend of September 24 and ends the weekend of October 9. Warm winter coats for Infants through Adults are needed. The coats can be new or gently used clean coats. The collection bins are located at Holy Cross at the ramp entrance and at St. Francis Solanus in the vestibule. The coats you donate are shared locally. Coat Distribution is scheduled on October 15, 2016 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Ovid VFW. Volunteers are needed to help children find their “perfect coat.” To volunteer or for more information please contact Gerald Frank at 607-869-5009 or Charlotte Huyler 607-532-8506.

Prayer for Peace:
An evening prayer for peace will take place Sunday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, Lansing. It is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Tompkins County. A reflection will be given by Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day.

Catholic Charities Seeking Office Volunteers:
Tompkins County Catholic Charities is seeking office volunteers during weekdays to assist with administrative tasks, especially answering phone calls. If interested please phone 607 272 5062 extension 12.

Finger Lakes Catholic Charities:
Finger Lakes Catholic Charities is sponsoring their annual Empty Bowls Event to be held at Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, Center St. Geneva on Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. Participants learn about local anti-poverty efforts and walk away with a commemorative Empty Bowl that serves as a reminder that hunger does indeed exist in our community. Cost is $20 per ticket and includes soup, bread, beverage, dessert, and a handmade ceramic bowl. For more information visit catholiccharitiesfl.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.

Scripture Study:
Parishioners are welcome to join an informal study of The Gospel According to Mark on Tuesday mornings after the 9:00 AM Mass (St James the Apostle Church), The study will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. The Liguori Catholic Bible Study will be used. Questions: contact Camille (607) 387-3125.

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.

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.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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 iimadair@thecatholictour.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, October 8 and 9 (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: Rich and Hilary Wong
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Glenn Stamps, Susan Stafford

Schedule for next weekend, October 15 and 16 (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

 


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross:

Greeter:
C. Conroy- 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
J. Roach- 10/9/16, 10/23/16
Altar server 1:
G. Frank – 10/9/16, 10/16/16, 10/23/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/30/16
Lector 1:
K. Knapp- 10/9/16;
M. Frank-10/16/16;
J. Leidefrost°-10/23/16;
E. Moore–10/30/16
Lector 2:
E. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Motill- 10/16/16;
J. Swanson- 10/23/16;
G. Frank- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 1:
D. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/16/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/23/16;
F. Grasak- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 2:
P. Schirmer- 10/9/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/16/16;
M. Frank- 10/23/16;
D. Brandow- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 3:
D. Brandow°- 10/9/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/16/16;
K. Sinkiewicz- 10/23/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/30/16
Usher 1 (Lead):
S. Brandow- 10/9/16;
J. Taylor- 10/16/16;
A. Reagan- 10/23/16;
T. Grasak- 10/30/16
Usher 2: 
E. Conroy- 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
S. Limoncelli- 10/23/16;
A. Reagan- 10/9/16
Usher 3: 
P. Marrella- 10/23/16, 10/30/16

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Bulletin for October 2, 2016 ~ Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Extraordinary Jubilee 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.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church.
• Winter Coat Collection: begins the weekend of September 24 and ends the weekend of October 9.
• Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road Rochester.
• Twenty-eighth Annual Crop Hunger Walk: Sunday, October 2, beginning at 1:45 p.m. at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church
• Ministry Fair: Saturday and Sunday, October 1–2, at Holy Cross, St. Francis Solanus, and St. James the Apostle.
• Parish Mission: October 3, 4, and 5 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. William H. Winters, OFM Cap, as the presenter.
• Care-givers Luncheon: for family members caring for a loved one, on Wednesday, October 5, from 12–1:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall.
• “Forgiven and Set Free” post abortive ten-week session: beginning October 4 until December 13
• Walk for Hunger: Sunday, October 16, at Sampson State park with registration at the concession stand at 12:30 p.m. and the walk starting at 1:00 p.m.
• Dinner Dance: Friday evening, October 28, at the American Legion, Trumansburg from 6:00–10:00 p.m.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.


Parish Mission:
Our parish mission begins this weekend. Rev. William H. Winters, OFM Cap. will be preaching at all the Sunday Masses. Parishioners 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. During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Fr. Bill received an appointment in February by Pope Francis to be a Missionary of Mercy. Everyone is invited. As a parishioner, do plan to schedule yourself to be present for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening conferences.

Ministry Fair:
The Worship Committee of the parish is sponsoring a Ministry Fair  this Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2. The Ministry Fair will address the need and encourage parishioners to consider a call to be a liturgical minister, that is, to be an usher, altar server, musician, cantor, lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, etc.. By sharing of one’s gifts and time the parishioners of Mary, Mother of Mercy enrich worship and actively engage with members of our congregation and community. Volunteers from various ministries will be available after Mass on October 1 and 2 to give more information about the current needs of the parish. We invite you to sign up for the ministry that best suits your talents.

Dinner / Dance:
The Fellowship Committee of the parish council, in celebration of the new parish, Mary, Mother of Mercy, has planned a gathering for parishioners on Friday evening, October 28, 2016 at the American Legion, Trumansburg from 6:00–10:00 p.m. The music will be provided by the Tarps. Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning this weekend after the Masses. Please plan to attend this celebratory event.

Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion:
The Guidelines for reception of Holy Communion are printed in the hymnals. A rationale is given why Catholics may not receive Communion in Protestant Churches and why Protestants cannot receive Communion in Catholic Churches.

Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC):
TAC s sponsoring the twenty-eighth Annual Crop Hunger Walk on this 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.

Food Donations in Trumansburg:
Food donations may be brought to church next weekend and placed on the table located in the front of the church on the Blessed Mother side. Monetary donations are accepted also. All donations go to help the Trumansburg Food Pantry.

Walk for Hunger in Ovid:
The Ovid Federated Church will again do a Walk for Hunger on Sunday, October 16, to help fill the shelves of their food pantries. The walk will take place at Sampson State park with registration at the concession stand at 12:30 p.m. with the walk starting at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served by the Girl Scouts after the walk. Questions on how you can help please phone Priscilla at 607 869 9512.

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.

Care-Givers Luncheon:
A luncheon for family members caring for a loved one, will be held on Wednesday, October 5, from 12-1:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall (302 St. Catherine Circle, Ithaca). A short program will include speakers from the Office of the Aging and Hospice, and Fr. Joe Marcoux will speak about the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. There is no cost but your RSVP by October 1 is greatly appreciated. Please contact Tanny at 272-1536 or visit joetannyq@aol.com

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection of winter coats begins this weekend of September 24 and ends the weekend of October 9. Warm winter coats for Infants through adults are needed. The coats can be new or gently used clean coats. The collection bins are located at Holy Cross at the ramp entrance and at St. Francis Solanus in the vestibule. The coats you donate are shared locally. Coat distribution is scheduled on October 15, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ovid VFW. Volunteers are needed to help children find their “perfect coat.” To volunteer or for more information please contact Gerald Frank at 607-869-5009 or Charlotte Huyler 607-532-8506.

Scripture Study:
Parishioners are welcome to join an informal study of The Gospel According to Mark on Tuesday mornings after the 9:00 AM Mass (St James the Apostle Church), The study will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. The Liguori Catholic Bible Study will be used. Questions: contact Camille (607) 387-3125.

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.

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.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto


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 iimadair@thecatholictour.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, October 1 and 2 (first Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, Mary Szymanski

Schedule for next weekend, October 8 and 9 (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: Rich and Hilary Wong
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Lynne Stager, Glenn Stamps, Susan Stafford

 


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross:

Greeter:
C. Conroy- 10/2/16, 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
J. Roach- 10/9/16, 10/23/16
Altar server 1:
G. Frank – 10/9/16, 10/16/16, 10/23/16;
M. Humulock- 10/2/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/30/16
Lector 1:
K. Knapp- 10/9/16;
L. Kurkchi-10/2/16;
M. Frank-10/16/16;
J. Leidefrost°-10/23/16;
E. Moore–10/30/16
Lector 2:
N. Shumway- 10/6/16;
E. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Motill- 10/16/16;
J. Swanson- 10/23/16;
G. Frank- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 1:
A. Humulock- 10/2/16;
D. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/16/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/23/16;
F. Grasak- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 2:
S. Limoncelli- 10/2/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/9/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/16/16;
M. Frank- 10/23/16;
D. Brandow- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 3:
A. Calice- 10/2/16;
D. Brandow°- 10/9/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/16/16;
K. Sinkiewicz- 10/23/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/30/16
Usher 1 (Lead):
S. Brandow- 10/9/16;
J. Taylor- 10/2/16, 10/16/16;
A. Reagan- 10/23/16;
T. Grasak- 10/30/16
Usher 2: 
E. Conroy- 10/2/16, 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
S. Limoncelli- 10/23/16;
A. Reagan- 10/9/16
Usher 3: 
P. Marrella- 10/2/16, 10/23/16, 10/30/16

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Bulletin for September 25, 2016 ~ Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Extraordinary Jubilee 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.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church.
• 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.
Winter Coat Collection: begins theweekend of September 24 and ends the weekend of October 9.
• Choir rehearsal: Thursday, September 29 at the Parish Center from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
• Ministry Fair: Saturday and Sunday, October 1–2, at Holy Cross, St. Francis Solanus, and St. James the Apostle.
• Twenty-eighth Annual Crop Hunger Walk: Sunday, October 2, beginning at 1:45 p.m. at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church
• Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road Rochester.
• Care-givers Luncheon: for family members caring for a loved one, on Wednesday, October 5, from 12–1:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall.
• Dinner Dance: Friday evening, October 28, at the American Legion, Trumansburg from 6:00–10:00 p.m.
• 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.


Parish Mission:
Our parish mission will begin next weekend. Rev. William H. Winters, OFM Cap. will be preaching at all the Sunday Masses. Parishioners 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. During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Fr. Bill received an appointment in February by Pope Francis to be a Missionary of Mercy. Everyone is invited. As a parishioner, do plan to schedule yourself to be present for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening conferences.

5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass:
A “thank you” to musicians and singers from the three churches who have volunteered to provide music for the Mass. You are appreciated and rejoiced in. The volunteers are temporarily present to foster involvement in the music ministry and invite any parishioner who plays an instrument or sings to join them for practice before Mass at 4:00 p.m.

Worship Committee of the Parish:
The worship committee is pleased to announce a Ministry Fair to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, at Holy Cross, St. Francis Solanus, and St. James the Apostle. The Ministry Fair will address the need and encourage parishioners to consider a call to be a liturgical minister, that is, to be an usher, altar server, musician, cantor, lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, etc.). By sharing of one’s gifts and time the parishioners of Mary, Mother of Mercy enrich worship and actively engage with members of our congregation and community. Volunteers from various ministries will be available after Mass on October 1 and 2 to give more information about the current needs of the parish. We invite you to sign up for the ministry that best suits your talents.

Parish Choir Rehearsal:
Choir rehearsal is this Thursday, September 29 at the Parish Center (St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. All parishioners are welcome to be part of the choir.

Dinner / Dance:
The Fellowship Committee of the Parish Council, in celebration of the new parish, Mary, Mother of Mercy, has planned a gathering for parishioners on Friday evening, October 28, 2016 at the American Legion, Trumansburg from 6:00–10:00 p.m. The music will be provided by the Tarps. Tickets are $20 and will be available next weekend after the Masses. Please plan to attend this celebratory event.

Scripture Study:
Parishioners are welcome to join an informal study of The Gospel According to Mark on Tuesday mornings after the 9:00 AM Mass (St James the Apostle Church), The study will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. The Liguori Catholic Bible Study will be used. Questions: contact Camille (607) 387-3125.

Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC) Crop Walk:
TAC is sponsoring the 28th 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.

Thank You:
A thank-you was sent by Nancy Canniff, expressing appreciation for the faithful support of the South Seneca Ecumenical Food Pantry. “You are a blessing to us and many in our community”.

Catholic Men’s Conference:
The conference, “Strengthen Your Brothers,” will be held on Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester. Registration details at www.exultrochester.org.

Care-givers Luncheon :
A luncheon for family members caring for a loved one, will be held on Wednesday, October 5, from 12–1:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall (302 St. Catherine Circle, Ithaca). A short program will include speakers from the Office of the Aging and Hospice, and Fr. Joe Marcoux will speak about the sacrament of anointing of the sick. There is no cost but your RSVP by October 1 is greatly appreciated. Please contact Tanny at 272-1536 or visit joetannyq@aol.com

Winter Coat Collection:
The annual collection of winter coats begins this weekend of September 24 and ends the weekend of October 9. Warm winter coats for Infants through adults are needed. The coats can be new or gently used clean coats. The collection bins are located at Holy Cross at the ramp entrance and at St. Francis Solanus in the vestibule. The coats you donate are shared locally. Coat distribution is scheduled on October 15, 2016 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Ovid VFW. Volunteers are needed to help children find their “perfect coat”. To volunteer or for more information please contact Gerald Frank at 607-869-5009 0r Charlotte Huyler 607-532-8506.

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.

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.

Magnificat Rochester
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:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto


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 iimadair@thecatholictour.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 24 and 25 (fourth Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula (for Carol Kuklo) and Barbara Willers (for Paul Povinelli)
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

Schedule for next weekend, October 1 and 2 (first Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, Mary Szymanski


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross:

Greeter:
C. Conroy- 10/2/16, 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
J. Roach- 9/25/16, 10/9/16, 10/23/16
Altar server 1:
G. Frank – 10/9/16, 10/16/16, 10/23/16;
M. Humulock- 9/25/16, 10/2/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/30/16
Lector 1:
K. Knapp- 9/25/16, 10/9/16;
L. Kurkchi-10/2/16;
M. Frank-10/16/16;
J. Leidefrost°-10/23/16;
E. Moore–10/30/16
Lector 2:
J. Leidefrost°- 9/25/16;
N. Shumway- 10/6/16;
E. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Motill- 10/16/16;
J. Swanson- 10/23/16;
G. Frank- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 1:
A. Humulock- 9/25/16, 10/2/16;
D. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/16/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/23/16;
F. Grasak- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 2:
D. Brandow- 9/25/16;
S. Limoncelli- 10/2/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/9/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/16/16;
M. Frank- 10/23/16;
D. Brandow- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 3:
K. Sinkiewicz- 9/25/16;
A. Calice- 10/2/16;
D. Brandow°- 10/9/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/16/16;
K. Sinkiewicz- 10/23/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/30/16
Usher 1 (Lead):
S. Brandow- 9/25/16, 10/9/16;
J. Taylor- 10/2/16, 10/16/16;
A. Reagan- 10/23/16;
T. Grasak- 10/30/16
Usher 2: 
E. Conroy- 10/2/16, 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
S. Limoncelli- 9/25/16, 10/23/16;
A. Reagan- 10/9/16
Usher 3: 
P. Marrella- 9/25/16, 10/2/16, 10/23/16, 10/30/16

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Bulletin for September 18, 2016 ~ Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Extraordinary Jubilee 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.


Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church.
• 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
• Trumansburg Community Chorus rehearsals begin on September 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jacksonville United Methodist Church
• 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.
• Ministry Fair: Saturday and Sunday, October 1–2, at Holy Cross, St. Francis Solanus, and St. James the Apostle.
• Twenty-eighth Annual Crop Hunger Walk: Sunday, October 2, beginning at 1:45 p.m. at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church
• 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.


St. Francis Solanus Church:
There will be a parishioner gathering after the 8:15 a.m. Mass this Sunday, September 18.

St. James Annual Picnic:
The picnic was held last Sunday at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House, Interlaken. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful location. Many parishioners were in attendance—more than in the past. A special “thank you” to Jacqueline Newhart who planned and organized the event. A “thank you” to Michelle and Tony Humulock who assisted Jacqueline. A “thank you” also to all who attended and provided an abundance of good food. A great event!

Catholic Campaign For Human Development (CCHD):
This collection this weekend provides funding for groups that make lasting change and uplift the poor in the United States. CCHD’s grants improve education, support economic development, and create affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods. 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. Help continue to defend human dignity and build communities of solidarity. Please give to CCHD collection.

Parish Mission:
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.

Saturday Vigil Mass:
A “thank you” to musicians and singers from the three churches who have volunteered to provide music for the Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays at St. James. You are appreciated and rejoiced in. The volunteers are temporarily present to foster involvement in the music ministry and invite any parishioner who plays an instrument or sings to join them for practice before Mass at 4:00 p.m.

Ministry Fair:
The Worship Committee of the parish is pleased to announce a Ministry Fair to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1–2, at Holy Cross, St. Francis Solanus, and St. James the Apostle. The Ministry Fair will address the needs and encourage parishioners to consider a call to be a liturgical minister, that is, to be an usher, altar server, musician, cantor, lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, etc. By sharing of one’s gifts and time the parishioners of Mary, Mother of Mercy enrich worship and actively engage with members of our congregation and community. Volunteers from various ministries will be available after Mass on October 1–2 to give more information about the current needs of the parish. We invite you to sign up for the ministry that best suits your talents.

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.

• Do you like to sing? Come join the Trumansburg Community Chorus! Rehearsals for the fall session will begin on September 19. They meet each Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jacksonville United Methodist Church, 1869 Trumansburg Road. Alice Ploss, director, has wide experience leading choral musicians of all ages. New members who like to sing are welcome, regardless of formal experience. The fee is $40 for adults and $25 for students. An optional extra $20 would help to purchase music. Please call 387-5232 with any questions.

Scripture Study:
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.

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.

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.

Magnificat Rochester
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:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto


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 iimadair@thecatholictour.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 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

Schedule for next weekend, September 24 and 25 (fourth Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula (for Carol Kuklo) and Barbara Willers (for Paul Povinelli)
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


Ministry schedule for Holy Cross:

Greeter:
C. Conroy- 9/18/16, 10/2/16, 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
J. Roach- 9/25/16, 10/9/16, 10/23/16
Altar server 1:
G. Frank -9/18/16, 10/9/16, 10/16/16, 10/23/16;
M. Humulock- 9/25/16, 10/2/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/30/16
Lector 1: 
P. Motill- 9/18/16;
K. Knapp- 9/25/16, 10/9/16;
L. Kurkchi-10/2/16;
M. Frank-10/16/16;
J. Leidefrost°-10/23/16;
E. Moore–10/30/16
Lector 2: 
J. Swanson- 9/18/16;
J. Leidefrost°- 9/25/16;
N. Shumway- 10/6/16;
E. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Motill- 10/16/16;
J. Swanson- 10/23/16;
G. Frank- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 1:
L.A. Fox- 9/18/16;
A. Humulock- 9/25/16, 10/2/16;
D. Moore- 10/9/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/16/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/23/16;
F. Grasak- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 2: 
D. Traphagen- 9/18/16;
D. Brandow- 9/25/16;
S. Limoncelli- 10/2/16;
P. Schirmer- 10/9/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/16/16;
M. Frank- 10/23/16;
D. Brandow- 10/30/16
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 3: 
P. Schirmer- 9/18/16;
K. Sinkiewicz- 9/25/16;
A. Calice- 10/2/16;
D. Brandow°- 10/9/16;
L.A. Fox- 10/16/16;
K. Sinkiewicz- 10/23/16;
D. Traphagen- 10/30/16
Usher 1 (Lead):
A. Humulock- 9/18/16;
S. Brandow- 9/25/16, 10/9/16;
J. Taylor- 10/2/16, 10/16/16;
A. Reagan- 10/23/16;
T. Grasak- 10/30/16
Usher 2: 
E. Conroy- 9/18/16, 10/2/16, 10/16/16, 10/30/16;
S. Limoncelli- 9/25/16, 10/23/16;
A. Reagan- 10/9/16
Usher 3: 
P. Marrella- 9/25/16, 10/2/16, 10/23/16, 10/30/16

 

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Bulletin for September 11, 2016 ~ Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Upcoming Events:
• 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.

Parish Mission:
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.

Parish Choir:
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.

Scripture Study:
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 rzettlem@dor.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.

Magnificat Rochester
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:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

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 iimadair@thecatholictour.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

 

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Bulletin for September 4, 2016 ~ Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church
• Parents/guardian meeting for religious education: Tuesday, September 6 at St. James the Apostle Church at 7:00 p.m.
• Parish council meeting: Thursday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Center
• Religious education starts: Classes begin September 18
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.

Religion Education:
Classes will begin September 18. There is a parents/guardians meeting this Tuesday, September 6at St. James the Apostle Church at 7:00 p.m.

Parish Council Meeting:
The parish council will be meeting on Thursday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Center (St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken).

Picnic, Sponsored by St. James the Apostle Church:
A picnic will be held next 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 as the lake water temperature has been warm. The Parish Council Fellowship Committee encourages each church to continue with their annual events and to let all the parishioners of Mary, Mother of Mercy know they 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 next 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.

Parish Mission:
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.

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.

Scripture Study:
Any parishioners who would like to deepen their faith through a better understanding of Scripture are welcome to join an informal study of the Gospel According to Mark. The first session will start on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, after the 9 a.m. mass (St James the Apostle Church), and will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. Anyone interested in Scripture study may just come the first session or any subsequent sessions.  The Liguori Catholic Bible Study for The Gospel According to Mark will be used as a supplemental text and will be provided for all participants. If you have questions, please contact Camille (607) 387-3125.

St. James the Apostle Church:
• Food donations are accepted on the second Sunday of the month (i.e. next weekend). Please place food and/or money donations on the table located in the front of 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 on Sunday, September 18. Coffee and sweet delights will be provided.

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 rzettlem@dor.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.

Community Lunch Program Annual Hoedown for Hunger:
Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes Community lunch program’s Annual Hoedown for Hunger will take place on Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the 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 rzettlem@dor.org.

Magnificat Rochester
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:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

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 iimadair@thecatholictour.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 3 and 4 (first Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Carol Kuklo (for Amy Panek)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, Mary Szymanski

Schedule for next 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

 

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Bulletin for August 28, 2016 ~ Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church
• Parish Choir meeting/rehearsal: Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30–8:00 p.m. at the Parish Center.
• Parents/guardian meeting for religious education: Tuesday, September 6 at St. James the Apostle Church at 7:00 p.m.
• Religious education starts: Classes begin September 18
• Picnic sponsored by St. James the Apostle: Sunday, September 11 at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House grounds, 7790 County Rt. 153, Interlaken.
• 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.
• 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.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.

Religion Education:
Parents/guardians of school age children should have received a letter at the beginning of August announcing that classes will begin September 18. The letter also contained a registration form. Please return the registration form as soon as possible. Parents: please schedule and attend the parents/guardians meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at St. James the Apostle Church at 7:00 p.m.

Parish Choir:
The first rehearsal/meeting is this Tuesday, August 30, at the Parish Center, St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken, at 6:30 p.m. in the church. All Mary, Mother of Mercy parishioners, and others, are most welcome. Transportation will be provided for those in need. As a reminder, The Roman Catholic Church’s directive from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) states under The Importance of Singing # 40: “Great importance should therefore be attached to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass, with due consideration for the culture of peoples and abilities of each liturgical assembly. Although it is not always necessary (e.g., in weekday Masses ) to sing all the texts that are in principle meant to be sung, every care should be taken that singing by the ministers and the people not be absent in celebrations that occur on Sundays and on Holy Days of Obligation.”

5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass:
Parishioners have volunteered to be musicians and cantors at the Saturday evening vigil Mass. It is a hoped that they will be able to begin soon.

Marriage Annulments:
Pope Francis has simplified the process to determine the nullity of a marriage. There is a renewed emphasis on the primacy of the person and making the process more accessible to the person. Those seeking an annulment will now work closely with the parish minister in conjunction with the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal. Cases presented can be resolved within six months. There is now no fee (cost) for the process.

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.

Gardening Around St James the Apostle 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.

Scripture Study:
Any parishioners who would like to deepen their faith through a better understanding of Scripture are welcome to join an informal study of the Gospel According to Mark. The first session will start on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, after the 9 a.m. mass (St James the Apostle Church), and will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. Anyone interested in Scripture study may just come the first session or any subsequent sessions.  The Liguori Catholic Bible Study for The Gospel According to Mark will be used as a supplemental text and will be provided for all participants. If you have questions, please contact Camille (607) 387-3125.

Mark Your Calendars: Picnic, Sponsored by St. James the Apostle Church:
A picnic sponsored by St. James the Apostle church will be held on Sunday, September 11, at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House grounds, 7790 County Rt. 153, Interlaken.

Food Donations – St. James The Apostle Church:
Food donation are accepted on the second Sunday of the month. Please place food and money donations on the table located in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s statue.

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.

Community Lunch Program Annual Hoedown for Hunger:
Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes Community lunch program’s Annual Hoedown for Hunger will take place on Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the 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 rzettlem@dor.org.

Magnificat Rochester
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.

Hundredth Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

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 iimadair@thecatholictour.com.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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 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

Schedule for next weekend, September 3 and 4 (first Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, Mary Szymanski

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Bulletin for August 21, 2016 ~ Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes of the Gospel according to Mark: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church
• Parish Choir meeting/rehearsal: Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30–8:00 p.m. at the Parish Center.
• Parents/guardian meeting for religious education: Tuesday, September 6 at St. James the Apostle Church at 7:00 p.m.
• Religious education starts: Classes begin September 18
• Picnic sponsored by St. James the Apostle: Sunday, September 11 at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House grounds, 7790 County Rt. 153, Interlaken.
• 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.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.

Religion Education:
Parents/Guardians of school age children should have received a letter at the beginning of August announcing that classes will begin September 18. The letter also contained a registration form to be returned by August 15. The registration forms are needed to determine the number of children participating in the program and to help determine the need for teachers, the time, and place for the instructions. A parents/guardians meeting for Tuesday, September 6 at St. James the Apostle Church at 7:00 p.m. was also announced in the letter.

Music Ministry:
Those involved and those interested in the music ministry met on August 4 at the Parish Center. Among items discussed was the formation of a parish choir. All parishioners are welcome. The first meeting/rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30–8:00 p.m. at the Parish Center. Rehearsals will be once a month and a tentative schedule has been suggested. Transportation will be provided for those in need. It was also concluded that the music ministers from the three churches would meet twice a year. An interest was expressed and work has begun to provide music at the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass. A reminder was given regarding the Roman Catholic Church’s directive from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) speaking about the importance of singing # 40: “Great importance should therefore be attached to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass, with due consideration for the culture of peoples and abilities of each liturgical assembly. Although it is not always necessary (e.g., in weekday Masses ) to sing all the texts that are in principle meant to be sung, every care should be taken that singing by the ministers and the people not be absent in celebrations that occur on Sundays and on holy days of obligation.”

Marriage Annulments:
Pope Francis has simplified the process to determine the nullity of a marriage. There is a renewed emphasis on the primacy of the person and making the process more accessible to the person. Those seeking an annulment will now work closely with the parish minister in conjunction with the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal. Cases presented can be resolved within six months. There is now no fee (cost) for the process.

Making Contributions by Check:
Our parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy, is yet to be civilly incorporated, therefore checks cannot be made out in the parish’s 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.

Gardening Around St James the Apostle 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.

Scripture Study:
Any parishioners who would like to deepen their faith through a better understanding of Scripture are welcome to join an informal study of The Gospel According to Mark. The first session will start on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, after the 9 a.m. mass (St James the Apostle Church), and will be facilitated by Debbie Short and Camille Taranto. Anyone interested in Scripture study may just come the first session or any subsequent sessions.  The Liguori Catholic Bible Study for The Gospel According to Mark will be used as a supplemental text and will be provided for all participants. If you have questions, please contact Camille (607) 387-3125.

Mark Your Calendars for a Picnic:
A picnic sponsored by St. James the Apostle Church will be held on Sunday, September 11 at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House grounds, 7790 County Rt. 153, Interlaken.

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.

Pat Guinan – Holy Cross Organist:
Please visit http://www.catholiccourier.com/photo-video/videos/longtime-ovid-organist-eyes-retirement/ and review the tribute paid to Pat for her forty-nine years as the church organist. You have been a treasure for the Church Pat.

Magnificat Rochester
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.

Hundredth Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

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 iimadair@thecatholictour.com.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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 20 and 21 (third Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Carol Kuklo and Barbara Willers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Robin Hamula (for 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 next 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

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Bulletin for August 14, 2016 ~ Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Upcoming Events:
• Scripture study classes: Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church
• 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.
• Parish Choir meeting/rehearsal: Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30–8:00 p.m. at the Parish Center.
• 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.
• Pilgrimage to Fatima: November 14–20, 2016.

Two Part-time Positions:
Parish office applications for 1) secretary / receptionist and 2) bookkeeper are now available. Interest in these two positions is to be expressed by this Monday, August 15. Please contact Fr. Bernard for job descriptions. Starting date is September 1, 2016, at the Parish Center, St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
The solemnity is 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.

Religion Education:
Parents/Guardians of school age children should have received a letter at the beginning of August announcing that classes will begin September 18. The letter also contained a registration form to be returned by August 15. The registration forms are needed to determine the number of children participating in the program and to help determine the need for teachers, the time, and place for the instructions. A parents/guardians meeting for Tuesday, September 6 at St. James the Apostle Church at 7:00 p.m. was also announced in the letter.

Music Ministry:
Those involved and those interested in the music ministry met on August 4 at the Parish Center. Among items discussed was the formation of a parish choir. All parishioners are welcome. The first meeting/rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30–8:00 p.m. at the Parish Center. Rehearsals will be once a month and a tentative schedule has been suggested. Transportation will be provided for those in need. It was also concluded that the music ministers from the three churches would meet twice a year. An interest was expressed and work has begun to provide music at the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass. A reminder was given regarding the Roman Catholic Church’s directive from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) speaking about the importance of singing # 40: “Great importance should therefore be attached to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass, with due consideration for the culture of peoples and abilities of each liturgical assembly. Although it is not always necessary (e.g., in weekday Masses ) to sing all the texts that are in principle meant to be sung, every care should be taken that singing by the ministers and the people not be absent in celebrations that occur on Sundays and on holy days of obligation.”

Marriage Annulments:
Pope Francis has simplified the process to determine the nullity of a marriage. There is a renewed emphasis on the primacy of the person and making the process more accessible to the person. Those seeking an annulment will now work closely with the parish minister in conjunction with the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal. Cases presented can be resolved within six months. There is now no fee (cost) for the process.

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.

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.

Magnificat Rochester
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.

Hundredth Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto


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 iimadair@thecatholictour.com.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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

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Bulletin for August 7, 2016 ~ Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Upcoming Events:
• 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.

Thank you!:
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: branches1515@live.com.

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/ brotimjonesofmcap@gmail.com

Hundredth Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima:

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Our Lady of Fátima and the Children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto

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 iimadair@thecatholictour.com.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:2015 Year of Mercy logo
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

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