"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 July 31, 2016 ~ Eighteenth 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
• Vacation Bible School: Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2-4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
• Music Ministry meeting: Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• 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.

Music Ministry:
The Worship Committee of the Parish Council is requesting the presence of Mary, Mother of Mercy, parishioners currently in the music ministry (that is, musicians and cantors) and those who are interested in the music ministry, to attend a gathering on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church. The goal it to look at music possibilities now that we are one parish.

Annual Missionary Cooperation Plan Appeal:
A representative of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary will be with us on the weekend of August 6 and 7, 2016. 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 Sates 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 religious education program is in need of volunteer coordinators for the following:

  • First Eucharist/Reconciliation
  • Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • Parish Mission: planned for the first week in October, the speaker will be Rev. William Winters
  • 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, are asked to please contact Fr. Bernard. Regarding the Religious Education program, letters will be sent out to families with registration forms to be completed and returned as soon as possible.

Finance Councils Meetings:
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, 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 businesses 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 that our advertising sponsors make your bulletin possible.

Planning Team Update:
The planning team concluded its work with a shared dinner followed by a meeting on June 22. Most of the meeting was devoted to determining the location of a new parish office. Fr. Bernard has already shared the reasoning behind the choice of St. Francis Solanus. The full discussion and supporting documents are available on the website: http://www.stjamestburg.com/parish-merge/.

• The new pastoral council will now work with Fr. Bernard to set pastoral priorities and ensure good communication with parishioners. There will need to be attention given to creating events to bring people of the new parish together, to ensuring that people are warmly welcomed at Masses, and to continuing traditions of the three churches.

• Once the civil merger of the three parishes is complete, a shared finance council will be formed.

• Now it’s up to all of us to do our part to make Mary, Mother of Mercy a life-giving parish that attracts others to Jesus Christ by the way we treat one another and how we serve the needs of our larger community. With God’s help, we are up to the task!

Vacation Bible School:
Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2–4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. with supper included. For registration: www.jcumc.com.

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) will offer the following summer retreats:

  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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.

Fill the Bus School Supplies:
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, and 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.

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

Our Lady of Fátima with Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco Marto

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.

Helpers Needed at St. James:
St. James church is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

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 6 and 7 (first Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Carol Kuklo (for 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, 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

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Bulletin for July 24, 2016 ~ Seventeenth 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
• Vacation Bible School: Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2-4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
• Music Ministry meeting: Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• 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.

Thank you!
A thank-you from the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Rochester was received for the $733.40 support of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Sisters of Mercy missionary work in Brazil and Chile. The collection was taken up in the three churches on the weekend of May 15. Fr. Robert C. Bradler, Diocesan Director, wrote: “In the name of the dedicated sisters and myself, we thank you a hundred-fold for reaching out to the beautiful people of Brazil and Chile with your love and generosity.”

St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross Churches Merged on July 1, 2016:
While the churches maintain their individual names, the name of the merged parish is Mary, Mother of Mercy. The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. The title is also reflected in the pray Salve Regina – “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope” and later in the prayer, “…turn, then, your eyes of mercy towards us ….”

In Regard to the Merger:
(1) If you make donations to the church by check, please continue to make the check out in the name of the church. The parish, with its new name has yet to be incorporated.

(2) Offertory envelopes: parishioners may use their offertory envelopes in any of the three merged churches. The offertory envelopes will be transferred to where the envelopes originated.

(3) The new parish office and reception area will be at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken. Hopefully that will be completed by the end of August.

(4) Mary, Mother of Mercy parish is in need of a “logo”, a graphic representation or symbol—a trademark, abbreviation, etc.—to uniquely identify the parish for ready recognition. Your help is needed to find a person with this talent. Please notify the parish office if you know of such a person. Suggested logos are to be submitted by July 31.

Music Ministry:
The Worship Committee of the Parish Council is requesting the presence of Mary, Mother of Mercy, parishioners currently in the music ministry (that is, musicians and cantors) and those who are interested in the music ministry, to attend a gathering on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church. The goal it to look at music possibilities now that we are one parish.

Fill the Bus School Supplies:
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, and 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.

Vacation Bible School:
Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2–4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. with supper included. For registration: www.jcumc.com.

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) will offer the following summer retreats:

  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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.

Annual Missionary Cooperation Plan Appeal:
A representative of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary will be with us on the weekend of August 6 and 7, 2016. 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 Sates 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.

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

Our Lady of Fátima and Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco Marto

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.

Helpers Needed at St. James:
St. James church is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

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, July 30 and 31 (fifth Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Barbara Willers and Kathleen Rourke
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Traci Bump, Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula

11:00 a.m. Mass
Lectors: Nancy Olszewski and Lynne Stager
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Susan Stafford, Mary Szymanski

Schedule for next weekend, August 6 and 7 (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 July 17, 2016 ~ Sixteenth 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
• Summer Retreat:  “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Vacation Bible School: Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2-4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• 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.

St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus and Holy Cross Churches – Merged On July 1, 2016:
While the churches maintain their individual names, the name of the merged parish is Mary, Mother of Mercy. The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. The title is also reflected in the pray Salve Regina – “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope” and later in the prayer, “…turn, then, your eyes of mercy towards us ….”

In Regard to the Merger:
(1) If you make donations to the church by check, please continue to make the check out in the name of the church. The parish, with its new name has yet to be incorporated.

(2) Offertory envelopes: parishioners may use their offertory envelopes in any of the three merged churches. The offertory envelopes will be transferred to where the envelopes originated.

(3) The new parish office and reception area will be at St. Francis Solanus Church, Interlaken. Hopefully that will be completed by the end of August.

(4) Mary, Mother of Mercy parish is in need of a “logo”, a graphic representation or symbol—a trademark, abbreviation, etc.—to uniquely identify the parish for ready recognition. Your help is needed to find a person with this talent. Please notify the parish office if you know of such a person—or maybe you have the talent of creating logos.

Music Ministry:
The Worship Committee of the Parish Council is requesting the presence of Mary, Mother of Mercy, parishioners currently in the music ministry (that is, musicians and cantors) and those who are interested in the music ministry, to attend a gathering on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church. The goal it to look at music possibilities now that we are one parish.

Fill the Bus School Supplies:
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, and 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.

Vacation Bible School:
Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2–4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. with supper included. For registration: www.jcumc.com.

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) will offer the following summer retreats:

  • “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19
  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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.

Annual Missionary Cooperation Plan Appeal:
A representative of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary will be with us on the weekend of August 6 and 7, 2016. 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 Sates 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.

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

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

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

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.

Helpers Needed at St. James:
St. James church is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

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, July 16 and 17  (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 next weekend, July 23 and 24  (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 July 10, 2016 ~ Fifteenth 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
• Fr. Bernard’s vacation:  June 25 to July 1 and from July 4 to 11.
• St. James Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting: Wednesday, July 13, 5:00 p.m., Pine Room
• Funeral service: for St. James parishioner William Raymond, will be held at his home on Tuesday, July 12, 1:00 p.m.
• Theology on Tap: gathering at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House (7790 County Road 153, Interlaken) on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:30–7:30 p.m.
• Summer Retreat:  “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Vacation Bible School: Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2-4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• 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.

Merging of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross:
According to a decree issued by Bishop R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, the merging of the three churches officially took place Friday, July 1, 2016. On that date the three churches, while maintaining their name, is now known as the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. The title is also reflected in the prayer Salve Regina – “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope” and later in the prayer, “…turn, then, your eyes of mercy towards us, …”

On Friday, July 1, 2016, the churches of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross were united as one parish. In the eyes of the Church they are united but in the eyes of the civil authorities they are not united and therefore, they continue to be separate identities until the individual churches’ corporations have been dissolved and a new church corporation has been formed under the title of Mary, Mother of Mercy. This may take several months. In the meantime, parishioners who make contributions to the church by check are to continue to make the checks out in the name of the church not in the name of the newly formed parish. With the new weekend Mass schedule, parishioners may use their offertory envelopes in any of the three merged churches. The offertory envelopes will be transferred to where the envelopes originated

On Wednesday, June 22, the three parishes’ planning team met for the last time and concluded that the parish office will be located at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken. The primary consideration focused on the extraordinary reconstruction cost of $30,000 to $45,000 if the parish office were to be located at St. James the Apostle or Holy Cross. The St. Francis Solanus location would entail only the cost of setting up an office without major construction costs. A second consideration was that St. Francis Solanus is centrally located between Holy Cross and St. James the Apostle. It is estimated that the moving of the two present parish offices into one new location can be completed by the end of August.

New Logo for New Parish:
Mary, Mother of Mercy, parish is in need of a logo, a graphic representation or symbol—a trademark, abbreviation, etc.–to uniquely identify the parish for ready recognition. Your help is needed to find a person with this talent. Please notify the parish office if you know of such a person—or maybe you have the talent of creating logos.

Cemeteries at St. James the Apostle and Holy Cross:
As of July 1, 2016, after comparative studies of other cemeteries, the cost of a burial plot (for body burial or cremains) is $650. The opening and closing of a grave for the coming year will be $650 for a body burial and $400 for cremains. St. James the Apostle Cemetery has a green burial section and the cost for the burial plot in that section is $950.

Music Ministry:
The Worship Committee of the Parish Council is requesting the presence of Mary, Mother of Mercy parishioners currently in the music ministry (that is, musicians and cantors) and those who are interested in the music ministry, to attend a gathering on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church. The goal it to look at music possibilities now that we are one parish.

Theology On Tap:
Theology on Tap (in other areas it is referred to as Stump the Priest) invites young parents and young adults to a soda, beer, wine, cheese, etc. gathering at the St. Fidelis Friary Boat House (7790 County Road 153, Interlaken) on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:30–7:30 p.m.

St James the Apostle Church Parking Lot:
The Building and Grounds Committee at St. James is studying the repair of the parking lot. At this time it would be advantageous to know a person who is familiar with parking lot design. If you know of such a person please phone the parish office. Thank you.

Vacation Bible School:
Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church, August 2–4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. with supper included. For registration: www.jcumc.com.

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) will offer the following summer retreats:

  • “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19
  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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

Trumansburg Robotics:
The Middle School Robotics League is looking for coaches and mentors. For more information please contact ino@trumansburgrobotics.org, or 315 889 1784 or Tracy Kirkman at tracyaok@fltg.net.

Our Lady of Fátima and the children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco

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.

Helpers Needed at St. James:
St. James church is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

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, July 9 and 10  (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, July 16 and 17  (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

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Bulletin for July 3, 2016 ~ Fourteenth 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
• Fr. Bernard’s vacation:  June 25 to July 1 and from July 4 to 11.
• Summer Retreat:  “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• 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.

Emerging Churches:
Next week, we will take up the collection for the church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports Catholic organizations that provide affordable shelter and training for seminarians in a region that still struggles from the effects of Soviet rule. By providing pastoral care, catechesis, and funding for building renovations, your donations help restore the church and build the future in the region. Please give generously to the collection next week. Visit www.usccb.org/ccee.

Merging of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross:
According to a decree issued by Bishop R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, the merging of the three churches officially took place Friday, July 1, 2016. On that date the three churches, while maintaining their name, is now known as the parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. The title is also reflected in the prayer Salve Regina – “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope” and later in the prayer, “…turn, then, your eyes of mercy towards us, …”

On Friday, July 1, 2016, the churches of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross were united as one parish. In the eyes of the Church they are united but in the eyes of the civil authorities they are not united and therefore, they continue to be separate identities until the individual churches’ corporations have been dissolved and a new church corporation has been formed under the title of Mary, Mother of Mercy. This may take several months. In the meantime, parishioners who make contributions to the church by check are to continue to make the checks out in the name of the church not in the name of the newly formed parish. With the new weekend Mass schedule, parishioners may use their offertory envelopes in any of the three merged churches. The offertory envelopes will be transferred to where the envelopes originated

On Wednesday, June 22, the three parishes’ planning team met for the last time and concluded that the parish office will be located at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken. The primary consideration focused on the extraordinary reconstruction cost of $30,000 to $45,000 if the parish office were to be located at St. James the Apostle or Holy Cross. The St. Francis Solanus location would entail only the cost of setting up an office without major construction costs. A second consideration was that St. Francis Solanus is centrally located between Holy Cross and St. James the Apostle. It is estimated that the moving of the two present parish offices into one new location can be completed by the end of August.

Cemeteries at St. James the Apostle and Holy Cross:
As of July 1, 2016, after comparative studies of other cemeteries, the cost of a burial plot (for body burial or cremains) is $650. The opening and closing of a grave for the coming year will be $650 for a body burial and $400 for cremains. St. James the Apostle Cemetery has a green burial section and the cost for the burial plot in that section is $950.

Pre-Cana Couples:
Pre-Cana was held at St. James the Apostle on May 28. Three engaged couples were present: Nicholas Stam and Kathryn Latanshyn, Kyle Leubner and Jenna Fronce, and Dwight Herforth and Sara Wood. The Pre-Cana team has requested the parish to keep them in prayer in preparation for their October weddings. The parish is in debt to Dave and Ellen Moore (HC church) who have been part of the Pre-Cana team for more than 10 years and who are retiring from this ministry. We pray that God bless Dave and Ellen and reward them many times over for their generosity and the valuable help given to engaged couples preparing to celebrate the sacrament of marriage.

St James the Apostle Church Parking Lot:
The Building and Grounds Committee at St. James is studying the repair of the parking lot. At this time it would be advantageous to know a person who is familiar with parking lot design. If you know of such a person please phone the parish office. Thank you.

The Papal Flag and the American Flag:
At St. James, the parish has had in its possession both of these flags, no doubt to be placed in the church, which is customary and traditional for Catholic churches to display them. The flags have been moved into the church. It will take time to establish the permanent location for these flags. Don’t be surprised to see them moved periodically.

“Thank You” to Holy Cross and St. Francis:
A note from Ms Nancy Canniff, South Seneca Ecumenical Food: “Dear Church Family, Thank you for all of your support to the South Seneca Food Pantry. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.”

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) will offer the following summer retreats:

  • “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19
  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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

Trumansburg Robotics:
The Middle School Robotics League is looking for coaches and mentors. For more information please contact ino@trumansburgrobotics.org, or 315 889 1784 or Tracy Kirkman at tracyaok@fltg.net.

Our Lady of Fátima and the children: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco

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.

Helpers Needed at St. James:
St. James church is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

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 the this weekend, July 2 and 3  (first Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Carol Kuklo (for 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 the following weekend, July 9 and 10  (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

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Bulletin for June 26, 2016 ~ Thirteenth 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
Fr. Bernard’s vacation:  June 25 to July 1 and from July 4 to 11.
• Vacation Bible week: Sunday June 26 through Thursday June 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Expedition Norway, Hear about God,” at the First Baptist Church, Trumansburg
• Merge of the three parishes goes into effect on July 1
• Summer Retreat:  “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• 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.

Merging of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross:
According to a decree issued by Bishop R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, the merging of the three churches will officially take place this Friday, July 1, 2016. On that date the three churches, while maintaining their name, will be known as The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy. The title Mother of Mercy is thought to have been first given to Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Odo (d.942), Abbot of Cluny. It is a fitting title of Our Lady both because she brought forth for us Jesus, the Christ, the visible manifestation of the mercy of the invisible God, and because she is the spiritual mother of the faithful, full of grace and mercy. The title is also reflected in the pray Salve Regina – “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope” and later in the prayer, “…turn, then, your eyes of mercy towards us, …”

Peter’s Pence Collection, Be a Witness of Charity:
This week, our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war oppression, and disasters. Join our Holy Father as a witness of charity to those who are suffering.

Offertory Envelopes:
With the new weekend Mass schedule, parishioners may use their offertory envelopes in any of the three merged churches. The offertory envelopes will be transferred to where the envelopes originated.

Monday, July 4, Independence Day:
There will be no 9:00 a.m. communion service.

Church Parking Lot:
The Building and Grounds Committee is studying the repair of the parking lot. At this time it would be advantageous to know a person who is familiar with parking lot design. If you know of such a person please phone the parish office. Thank you.

Cemeteries of St. James the Apostle and Holy Cross:
After comparative studies with other cemeteries, as of July 1, 2016, the cost of a burial plot (for body burial or cremains) is $650. The opening and closing of a grave, for the coming year, will be $650 for a body burial and $400 for cremains. St. James the Apostle Cemetery has a Green Burial section – the cost for a burial plot in that section is $950.

The Papal Flag and the American Flag:
Our parish has had in its possession both of these flags, no doubt to be placed in the church, which is customary and where it is traditional for Catholic Churches to display them. Very soon we will move these flags into the church. It will take time to establish the permanent place in the church for these flags. So don’t be surprised to see them moved periodically.

Fr. Bernard:
The pastor will be away June 25 to July 1 and from July 4 to 11.

Capuchin Franciscans, Province of St. Mary Raffle:
The raffle took place on June 17, 2016. First prize of $3,500 went to Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers. Second prize of $1,000 went to Krista Kohler, New York, NY. Third prize of $500 went to Constance St. Pierre, Largo FL. For more information please consult the poster in the vestibule of the church. Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets in the financial support of the Capuchin Franciscans, Province of St. Mary.

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) will offer the following summer retreats:

  • “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19
  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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

Trumansburg Robotics:
The Middle School Robotics League is looking for coaches and mentors. For more information please contact ino@trumansburgrobotics.org, or 315 889 1784 or Tracy Kirkman at tracyaok@fltg.net.

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 Mart

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.

Helpers Needed:
The parish is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

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 Parish in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of the church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities Office in Ithaca.

Cancer Services Program (Cortland and Tompkins Counties):
This a program that provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. For more information call 1-866 442 2262.


Ministry Schedules for St. James

Schedule for this weekend, June 25 and 26  (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 the next weekend, July 2 and 3  (first Sunday):

5:00 p.m. Mass
Lectors: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Carol Kuklo (for 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 the following weekend, July 9 and 10  (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

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Bulletin for June 19, 2016 ~ Twelfth 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
• Parish council’s worship committee: Monday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus
• The “Between the Lakes” Planning Team: Wednesday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus
• Community Blood Drive: Arthur E Bouton Post 770, 4431 Seneca Rd, Trumansburg., June 25,  7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fr. Bernard’s Vacation:  June 25 to July 1 and from July 4 to 11.
• Vacation Bible week: Sunday June 26 through Thursday June 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Expedition Norway, Hear about God,” at the First Baptist Church, Trumansburg
• Merge of the three parishes goes into effect on July 1
• Summer Retreat:  “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• 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.

Baptism: William Cannon, Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross

Father’s Day:
We wish all the Fathers of our parish a Happy Day, made happy by the expressions of love and gratitude for the service given in the home and to the family. We praise you and ask the Lord to reward you many times over. God bless you for the inspiration you are to your family.

Peter’s Pence Collection—Be a Witness of Charity:
Next week, our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war oppression, and disasters. Join our Holy Father as a witness of charity to those who are suffering.

The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy:
Mary, Mother of Mercy is the new name of the parish that will comprise the three churches of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross. The parish council members of the three parishes in a voting process chose the following of many suggestions presented by parishioners. In order of preference they were: Divine Mercy; St. Pio of Pietrecina; Mary, Mother of Mercy; Christ Our Light; and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta. On June 3, the proposed names, by letter, were presented to Bishop Matano who has the responsibility of naming a parish. In a letter dated June 6, 2016, Bishop Matano communicated that he chose the name Mary, Mother of Mercy. Bishop Matano writes: “This title seems to embrace all the themes and virtues contained in the other proposed titles and the exiting titles of the Churches.” Beginning July 1, 2016, the three churches, who maintain their individual building names (title), will be united under the one parish name of Mary, Mother of Mercy.

2016 Parish Council:
The new parish council met on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The meeting, among other things, was an organizational meeting with the election of an executive committee and appointments to the standing committees.

Executive committee: Cathy Millspaugh, chair; Barbara Willers, vice chair; Kathleen Rourke, secretary
Word committee: Andrew Morpurgo, chair; Pam Jasikoff; Jeanie Wiggins; Scott Hamula
Worship committee: Jessica Portillo, chair; Michelle Barr; Amy Panek; Gerry Frank
Witness committee: Donna Brandow, chair; Charlotte Huyler, Jen Persoon
Fellowship committee: Nancy Shumway, chair; Phyllis Kaiser; Ron Singer; Susan Houseknecht

Parish Meetings:
• The parish council’s worship committee will meet this Monday, June 20, at 6:30 PM at St. Francis Solanus.
• The “Between the Lakes” Planning Team will meet this Wednesday, June 22, at 6:00 PM at St. Francis Solanus

Father’s Vacation:
Fr. Bernard will be away on vacation from June 25 to July 1 and from July 4 to 11.

Vacation Bible Week:
Vacation Bible week will be Sunday June 26 through Thursday June 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Expedition Norway, Hear about God,” First Baptist Church, 4443 E. Seneca Road, Trumansburg. Contact 607 387 7705 for more information and registration. Check out pre-registration on Facebook.

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, donation $30 (includes light breakfast & lunch).

  • Bread & Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19
  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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.

American Red Cross Community Blood Drive:
There is a community blood drive at the Arthur E Bouton Post 770, 4431 Seneca Rd, Trumansburg, on Saturday, June 25, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.. Please phone 1-800 REDCROSS, or visit redcrossblood.org to make your appointment today! Prevent a summer shortage. Give blood.

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

Trumansburg Robotics:
The Middle School Robotics League is looking for coaches and mentors. For more information please contact ino@trumansburgrobotics.org, or 315 889 1784 or Tracy Kirkman at tracyaok@fltg.net.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
June and July are St. James the Apostle’s months to volunteer for the Food Pantry. The dates are June 6 and 20 and July 11 and 18. July’s dates are back to back due to the Fourth of July holiday being on a Monday. Parish volunteers, please sign-up in the vestibule of the church. “Thank you.”

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

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

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.

 

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.

Helpers Needed:
The parish is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle Parish in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of the church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities Office in Ithaca.

Cancer Services Program (Cortland and Tompkins Counties):
This a program that provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. For more information call 1-866 442 2262.


Ministry Schedules for St. James

Schedule for this weekend, June 18 and 19  (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 next weekend, June 25 and 26  (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 the following weekend, July 2 and 3  (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 June 12, 2016 ~ Eleventh 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
• Baccalaureate service: Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m at the First Baptist Church, Trumansburg
• Merge of the three parishes goes into effect on July 1
• Community Blood Drive: Arthur E Bouton Post 770, 4431 Seneca Rd, Trumansburg., June 25,  7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..
• Vacation Bible week: Sunday June 26 through Thursday June 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Expedition Norway, Hear about God,” at the First Baptist Church, Trumansburg
• Summer Retreat:  “Bread and Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” by Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Summer Retreat: “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” by Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Capuchin Franciscan Candidate Discernment Weekend: August 12–14, 2016, at the San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ.
• Summer Retreat: “Finding God in Difficult Times,” by Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center
• Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road Rochester

The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy:
Mary, Mother of Mercy is the new name of the parish that will comprise the three churches of St. James the Apostle, St. Francis Solanus, and Holy Cross. The parish council members of the three parishes in a voting process chose the following of many suggestions presented by parishioners. In order of preference they were: Divine Mercy; St. Pio of Pietrecina; Mary, Mother of Mercy; Christ Our Light; and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta. On June 3, the proposed names, by letter, were presented to Bishop Matano who has the responsibility of naming a parish. In a letter dated June 6, 2016, Bishop Matano communicated that he chose the name Mary, Mother of Mercy. Bishop Matano writes: “This title seems to embrace all the themes and virtues contained in the other proposed titles and the exiting titles of the Churches.” Beginning July 1, 2016, the three churches, who maintain their individual building names (title), will be united under the one parish name of Mary, Mother of Mercy.

2016 Parish Council:
The new parish council met on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The meeting, among other things, was an organizational meeting with the election of an executive committee and appointments to the standing committees.

Executive committee: Cathy Millspaugh, chair; Barbara Willers, vice chair; Kathleen Rourke, secretary
Word committee: Andrew Morpurgo, chair; Pam Jasikoff; Jeanie Wiggins; Scott Hamula
Worship committee: Jessica Portillo, chair; Michelle Barr; Amy Panek; Gerry Frank
Witness committee: Donna Brandow, chair; Charlotte Huyler, Jen Persoon
Fellowship committee: Nancy Shumway, chair; Phyllis Kaiser; Ron Singer; Susan Houseknecht

Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC):
This weekend we will take up the collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). This collection communicates the Gospel through Catholic social media activities and enriches our faith through television, radio, social media, podcasts, and print media. Please be generous in this week’s collection and support this important work. Remember, half of your donation stays in our diocese to support local communication needs. The CCC is how we share our experience of faith, worship and witness.

Baccalaureate Service:
The Baccalaureate service for the Trumansburg Central School class of 2016 is this Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m at the First Baptist Church, 4443 E. Seneca Road.

Raffle for the Capuchin Franciscans, Province of St. Mary:
On behalf of the Capuchin Franciscans, we friars express our gratitude for your generosity in purchasing tickets for the raffle that will take place on June 17. The sale of raffle tickets amounted to $1,810. (St. James the Apostle $910, St. Francis Solanus $500, and Holy Cross $400).

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

Vacation Bible Week:
Vacation Bible week will be Sunday June 26 through Thursday June 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Expedition Norway, Hear about God,” First Baptist Church, 4443 E. Seneca Road, Trumansburg. Contact 607 387 7705 for more information and registration. Check out pre-registration on Facebook.

Summer Retreats 2016 – Located On Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, donation $30 (includes light breakfast & lunch).

  • Bread & Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey,” Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19
  • “Mother of Mercy, Son of God,” Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
  • Finding God in Difficult Times,” Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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.

American Red Cross Community Blood Drive:
There is a community blood drive at the Arthur E Bouton Post 770, 4431 Seneca Rd, Trumansburg, on Saturday, June 25, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.. Please phone 1-800 REDCROSS, or visit redcrossblood.org to make your appointment today! Prevent a summer shortage. Give blood.

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

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
June and July are St. James the Apostle’s months to volunteer for the Food Pantry. The dates are June 6 and 20 and July 11 and 18. July’s dates are back to back due to the Fourth of July holiday being on a Monday. Parish volunteers, please sign-up in the vestibule of the church. “Thank you.”

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.

Helpers Needed:
The parish is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle Parish in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of the church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities Office in Ithaca.

Cancer Services Program (Cortland and Tompkins Counties):
This a program that provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. For more information call 1-866 442 2262.


Ministry Schedules for St. James

Schedule for this weekend, June 11 and 12  (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 the following weekend, June 18 and 19  (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

 

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Bulletin for June 5, 2016 ~ Tenth 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
• New Mass schedules begin June 4 and 5: Saturday 5:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg; Sunday 8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken; Sunday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid; and Sunday 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
• First meeting of the new parish council: June 8 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus
• Merge of the three parishes goes into effect on July 1
• Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road Rochester

Baptism:
Davis Glanton Probert, Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Burial Service at St James the Apostle Cemetery:
Robert Todi, 67, Saturday, May 28, 2016

New Weekend Mass Schedule:
The new weekend Mass schedule will go into effect this weekend, June 4 and 5. The times and locations are:

Saturday 5:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
Sunday 8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
Sunday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid
Sunday 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Name and Street Address for the Three Churches Between the Lakes:
• St. James the Apostle: 17 Whig Street, Trumansburg
• St. Francis Solanus: 3660 Orchard Street, Interlaken
• Holy Cross: 7231 Main Street, Ovid

2016–2017 Parish Council Meeting:
The first meeting of the new parish council will be this Wednesday, June 8, at St. Francis Solanus Annex beginning at 7 p.m. The members are:
• From St. James the Apostle: Andrew Morpurgo, Amy Panek, Kathleen Rourke, Ron Singer, and Barbara Willers
• From St. Francis Solanus: Michelle Barr, Charlotte Huyler, Cathy Millspaugh, Jen Persoon, and Jeanie Wiggins
• From Holy Cross: Donna Brandow, Pam Jasikoff, Phyllis Kaiser, Jessica Portillo, and Nancy Shumway
• The alternates, in case one of the selected members is unable to complete their term, are: Scott Hamula (SJA), Susan Houreknecht (SFS), and Gerry Frank (HC).

The Word Among Us:
A daily approach to prayer and scripture for the month of June, these booklets are now available in the vestibule of the church.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
June and July are St. James the Apostle’s months to volunteer for the Food Pantry. The dates are June 6 and 20 and July 11 and 18. July’s dates are back to back due to the Fourth of July holiday being on a Monday. Parish volunteers, please sign-up in the vestibule of the church. “Thank you.”

Maryknoll Priest Visits:
St. James the Apostle and St. Francis Solanus will have a visiting Maryknoll priest, Fr. Wayman Deasy, MM for this weekend’s Masses. Fr. Deasy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was ordained at Maryknoll in 1959. After ordination Fr. Deasy was assigned to Tanzania and ministered there for 17 years. When he returned to the U.S. he was assigned to the Development Dept. Currently he is assistant director of Mission Promotion and Education which is based in Maryknoll, NY. Parishioners will be invited to sign up for the Maryknoll Magazine. While at the Parish, Fr. Deasy will be happy to talk with parishioners who are interested in doing overseas mission work as a Maryknoll priest, sister, brother, or lay missioner.

Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC):
Next week, our parish will take up the collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign. This collection communicates the Gospel through Catholic social media activities and enriches our faith through television, radio, social media, podcasts and print media. Half of all proceed remain in our diocese and support local needs, so please be generous in this collection.

Summer Retreats 2016—Located on Seneca Lake:
Branches Christian Rest and Renewal Center (www.branchescenter.org) is offering the following summer retreats:
Bread & Water, Food for our Spiritual Journey, Sr. Kathleen Murphy, OFS, Tuesday, July 19
Mother of Mercy, Son of God, Fr. Brendan P. Buckley, OFM Cap. Friday, August 5
Finding God in Difficult Times, Ann Kern, Saturday, August 20

The retreats 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.

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

Scripture Studies—The Gospel of Matthew:
A study of the Gospel of Matthew is available on Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James. For more information phone or text Camille Taranto 607 793 7753.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy: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.

Helpers Needed:
The parish is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle Parish in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of the church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities Office in Ithaca.

Cancer Services Program (Cortland and Tompkins Counties):
This a program that provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. For more information call 1-866 442 2262.


Ministry Schedules for St. James

NEW Schedule begins this weekend, June 4 and 5  (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, June 11 and 12  (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 the following weekend, June 18 and 19  (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

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Bulletin for May 29, 2016 ~ The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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
• New Mass schedules begin June 4 and 5: Saturday 5:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg; Sunday 8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken; Sunday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid; and Sunday 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
• Stand Up Comedian: John Crist will be present at the First Baptist Church in Interlaken on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
• First meeting of the new parish council: June 8 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus
• Merge of the three parishes goes into effect on July 1
• Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference: Saturday, October 1, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road Rochester

Funeral:
Willian Edward Ryan Jr., 81, on May 24, 2016.

New Weekend Mass Schedule:
The new weekend Mass schedule will go into effect the weekend of June 4-5. The times and locations are:

Saturday 5:00 p.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg
Sunday 8:15 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken
Sunday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid
Sunday 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg

Name And Street Address for the Three Churches between the Lakes:
• St. James the Apostle: 17 Whig Street, Trumansburg
• St. Francis Solanus: 3660 Orchard Street, Interlaken
• Holy Cross: 7231 Main Street, Ovid

Parish Council:
The selection of the 2016–2017 Parish Council was held last Sunday in each of the three churches. The members are:
• From St. James the Apostle: Andrew Morpurgo, Amy Panek, Kathleen Rourke, Ron Singer, and Barbara Willers
• From St. Francis Solanus: Michelle Barr, Charlotte Huyler, Cathy Millspaugh, Jen Persoon, and Jeanie Wiggins
• From Holy Cross: Donna Brandow, Pam Jasikoff, Phyllis Kaiser, Jessica Portillo, and Nancy Shumway
• The alternates, in case one of the selected members is unable to complete their term, are: Scott Hamula (SJA), Susan Houreknecht (SFS), and Gerry Frank (HC).

We “thank” all who participated in the nomination process, and “thank” all who considered being a member of the new parish council, and a “thank you” to all who agreed to be nominated.

A word of special thanks to all outgoing members for their presence, dedication, and labor to their churches and parishioners. Our prayer that God bless and reward you many times over.
From SJA: Laurie Miller, Eileen Heptig, Linda Scherer, Mary Szymanski, and  Russ Wedemeyer.
From SFS: Barbara Butterer, Lee Davidson, Bob Duthie, Ruth Lucas, Pat Messmer, and Patti Perry.
From HC: Rae Arena, Gerry Frank, Marilyn Frank, Pat Guinan, Sally Lemoncelli, Phyllis Motill, Barry Roach, Julie Roach, and Mark Sinkiewicz

The Word Among Us:
A daily approach to prayer and scripture for the month of June, these booklets are now available in the vestibule of the church.

Trumansburg Food Pantry:
June and July are St. James the Apostle’s months to volunteer for the Food Pantry. The dates are June 6 and 20 and July 11 and 18. July’s dates are back to back due to the Fourth of July holiday being on a Monday. Parish volunteers, please sign-up in the vestibule of the church. “Thank you.”

Raffle for the Capuchin Franciscans, Province of St. Mary:
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes totaling $5,000. The Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Mary (the religious order our friars belong to) are conducting a cash raffle during the month of May. Drawing to take place on June 17. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each; 6 for $50.  You can purchase tickets outside after Mass or during the week at the parish office.

Maryknoll Priest to Visit:
St. James the Apostle and St. Francis Solanus will have a visiting Maryknoll priest, Fr. Wayman Deasy, MM for the June 4 and 5 weekend Masses. Fr. Deasy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was ordained at Maryknoll in 1959. After ordination Fr. Deasy was assigned to Tanzania and ministered there for 17 years. When he returned to the U.S. he was assigned to the Development Dept. Currently he is assistant director of Mission Promotion and Education which is based in Maryknoll, NY. Parishioners will be invited to sign up for the Maryknoll Magazine. While at the Parish, Fr. Deasy will be happy to talk with parishioners who are interested in doing overseas mission work as a Maryknoll priest, sister, brother or lay missioner.

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

Stand Up Comedian:
John Crist will be present at the First Baptist Church, 8414 North Main Street, Interlaken on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12. Contact 607 216 5249. For more information on the event and John Crist go to the Facebook page for First-Baptist-Church-of-Interlaken.

Scripture Studies—The Gospel of Matthew:
A study of the Gospel of Matthew is available on Tuesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. James. For more information phone or text Camille Taranto 607 793 7753.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy: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.

Helpers Needed:
The parish is in need of help in two areas that do not take a lot of time and have flexible schedules:
• Offertory Collection Counters – We currently have three counting teams that perform their counting activity either on Sunday (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) or on Monday. The counting activity takes about one and a half hours depending on the size of the collection(s). We would like to increase the number of teams so that each team counts only once a month. Each team would consist of a minimum of two non-related individuals and would attend a training class to review the Diocesan/St. James counting procedures which takes about one hour.
• Parish Soft Data Base Entry – This activity consists of the computer data entry of all parish donations into a Diocesan mandated data base tool. This activity takes less than an hour and can be performed any time Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. The diocese provides a user id and password along with a training class that takes about 45 minutes.
If you have any question or are interested in signing up for either of these activities please do not hesitate to phone the parish office at 607-387-6781 or email us at tstjames@dor.org .

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Prayers:
Sister Susan Schantz, SSJ, continues to pray for St. James the Apostle Parish in Trumansburg. Let us keep Sr. Susan and the Sisters of St. Joseph in our prayers.

Toiletries and Hygiene Products:
There is a basket in the vestibule of the church for donations of toiletries. The request comes from Catholic Charities which is in need of items like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers etc. The items will be transferred to the Catholic Charities Office in Ithaca.

Cancer Services Program (Cortland and Tompkins Counties):
This a program that provides free cancer screenings (breast, cervical, and colorectal) to women from ages 40–64 and men ages 50–64, who are uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover these screenings and who meet income eligibility requirements. These services are provided in local health centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. For more information call 1-866 442 2262.


Ministry Schedules for St. James

NEW Schedule begins next weekend, June 4 and 5  (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 following weekend, June 11 and 12  (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

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