"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)


Eucharistic Ministers, also called extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, are selected by the pastor and undergo training to be sure that the consecrated species are handled with appropriate reverence. Eucharistic ministers distribute Holy Communion during Mass and may also bring it to members of the congregation who are homebound.

Lectors must strongly believe in the Word of God that they are proclaiming. During the liturgy, the reader is fulfilling a mission to his or her fellow community members and is continuing Jesus’s mission of sharing the Word with God’s people. It is a sacred duty that involves a sharing of one’s own faith and requires adequate preparation.

Ushers, also called ministers of hospitality, are crucial to making sure the services run smoothly and that everyone in the congregation feels welcomed into the Church.

Altar Servers are men and women of faith who are trained to assist the priest in the celebration of the Mass.

The Women’s Guild was organized in the 1930s to promote the spiritual and social life of the parish and to respond to requests from the pastor. This remains its main purpose. The Guild, open to all women of the parish, also participates in charitable activities in Trumansburg, in Tompkins County and its surrounding area, as well as in charities throughout the world.

Religious Education is offered from September to May for children of the parish who are in grades K-7. Church school occurs in the church buildings from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Sundays. During the classes children are also prepared for the sacraments of First Communion and First Penance. Students are also given instruction for receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.

Youth Group is for members of the congregation in grades 8-12 and meets periodically on Sundays from September to May. Participants engage in various social events, Bible study, and charitable activities.If you are interested in more information about any of these ministries or would like to participate in any of the above, please contact Fr. Bernard.

Ministry Schedules for St. James
the Apostle Church, Trumansburg


5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday*

First Weekend *: Scott Hamula and Amy Panek

Second Weekend: Kathleen Rourke and Scott Hamula

Third Weekend: Carol Kuklo and Barbara Willers

Fourth Weekend: Paul Povinelli and Carol Kuklo

Fifth Weekend: Barbara Willers and Kathleen Rourke


11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

First Weekend*: Lynne Stager and Maria Connell

Second Weekend: Rich and Hilary Wong

Third Weekend: Glenn Stamps and Nancy Olszewski

Fourth Weekend: Tara and Leon Webster

Fifth Weekend: Tim Davis and Lynne Stager


Lector substitutes:
Amy Panek, Tommy Perry, Mark Scibilia-Carver, or Tim Davis


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday*

First Weekend *: Barbara Willers, Robin Hamula, Kathleen Rourke

Second Weekend: Barbara Willers, Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula

Third Weekend: Kathleen Rourke, Cathy DelSignore, Traci Bump

Fourth Weekend: Cathy DelSignore, Joan Hogan,

Fifth Weekend: Traci Bump, Carol Kuklo, Robin Hamula

11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

First Weekend*: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Glenn Stamps, Mary Szymanski

Second Weekend: Lynne Stager, Glenn Stamps, Susan Stafford

Third Weekend: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Anna Zavala, Susan Stafford

Fourth Weekend: Anna Zavala, Mary Szymanski, Glenn Stamps

Fifth Weekend: Mark Scibilia-Carver, Susan Stafford, Mary Szymanski

EM substitutes:

Anne Haus, Patrick Miller, Christy Reynolds, and Laurie Miller


*The first weekend is decided by the date on Sunday. If a Sunday is the first day of a month, the Saturday evening Mass the day before is also considered to be on the first weekend schedule.

If you know you will not be available to serve during your regularly scheduled Mass, please try to find a replacement.

Mass Times:
Weekend Masses:

• 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

Weekday Mass times:

• St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg: Communion service on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and Mass Tuesday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.
• St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken: Mass on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
• Holy Cross in Ovid: Mass on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in the parish meeting house

Sacrament of Penance/Confession:
Saturdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at St. James the Apostle in Trumansburg or by appointment with a priest.

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17 Whig St
Trumansburg, NY 14886
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