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Current Parish EVENTS/Opportunities 

Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 pm

All families are invited to the Youth and Family Kick-Off Mass and dish-to-pass on Sunday, September 22nd. We will begin with a Mass at 5:00 p.m. followed by a dish-to-pass supper, games, mixers and information and registration for religious education, youth ministry, and sacrament

Do you have the Parish App?

Our parish app for cell phones is now live. You can download the app through your app store on your phone and search for myParish App. Or you can simply text App to 88202 for a link to download. Great features like prayers, prayer reminders, parish calendar, news, giving and more. If you have questions or need more help you can contact Rich at the parish office. Share your experience of the new APP with family and friends and invite them to join us. Many are already happy using it. Don’t be left out!

CURRENT Opportunities around the area

40 Days for Life

If you or someone you know needs hope after abortion, confidential, nonjudgmental help is available through our dedicated helpline: 888
-9RACHEL or email us at

40 Days For Life begins Sept 25! Have you been thinking of ways to make a difference and help mothers choose life for their unborn child? Get together with others from churches throughout our region during 40 Days of peaceful prayer, fasting and vigil watch across the street from Planned
Parenthood on W. Seneca St., Ithaca.
to select your weekly prayer time. Come, be a sign of hope! For more info
Mary Anne Tissot 315-246-7479 Carolann Darling 607-351-6668

Respect Life Sunday-Oct. 6 National Life Chain
Since 1987, Life Chains have taken place in hundreds of cities throughout the USA peacefully, silently praying for an end to abortion. Join the Life Chain in Cortland from 2-3pm at the intersection of Groton Ave and Main St. rain or shine!
Bring the whole family. Contact Carolann at 607-351-6668

Sept 26: Mental Health Presentation

On Thursday, September 26, after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and at 7:00 pm, Brian McNulty will present a workshop on mental health in the Parish Hall.

Sept 26: Salvation Army Supper

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Soup-er Supper & Silent Auction will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5-7pm. Cost is $12, and a family rate is available at the door. Good food and a silent auction

Sept 29-Oct 1: Elmira Parish Mission

The Parish of The Most Holy Name of Jesus in Elmira invites you to share in their parish mission with Fr. Geoff Rose, OSFS, entitled “Right Here…Right Now; Discovering God.” The dates are Sunday, September 29th –Tuesday, October 1st from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. Mary’s Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira. Topics will include finding God in prayer, in life’s decisions and events, in relationships and in a worshipping community. For more info call 607-733-3484.

Oct 19: Men’s Conference

The 2019 Rochester Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, October 19,
2019 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at St. Jude the Apostle, 4100 Lyell Road. Lunch
is included with the registration fee of $55. This year’s theme is Rebuilding the Family: At Home-Through the Church-In Sports. The guest speakers are: Dr. Ray Guarendi-psychologist and author, Tom Nash, answers apologist and Fr. Fred Freedy, vocations and college QB. For more information:

November 16: Ithaca Birthright Luncheon

There is a fundraiser luncheon on November 16, 2019 honoring the 38th anniversary of Ithaca Birthright at the Hotel Ithaca. Please contact Carolann Darling (607-351-6668) or Beth Janowsky (607-342-4014) for more information.

Notre Dame Fall Retreat

Come join us for one of our fall weekend retreats on the theme of “Our Spiritual Journey”. There are three women weekends, two men weekends and one couple’s weekend being offered between September 13 and October 27, 2019. Please visit or call 585-394-5700 or email for more details.

Ongoing Faith & Ministry opportunities


We have some parishioners who are members or associates of this order and they say it has helped them in their faith. If you feel this ministry is calling you, or just need more  information contact Pat Brazo at 607-564-6102.

Music Ministry 

New members for both the 8:30 Contemporary Ensemble and the 10:30 Choir are always needed and welcome! It is also a way for families to participate together. Please contact Gary Vrabel at 273-6121 x102.

Pietra Fitness

Parish Hall, Wednesdays at 3pm

Contact Pat Ober at 273-5277 or

Pietra Fitness

Retrouvaille—a lifeline for married couples

Are you hurting in your marriage? If your marriage has become troubled or stressed, unloving, or uncaring; if your relationship has grown cold and distant; if you are thinking of separation or divorce, or if you want to try again, then the Retrouvaille Program can help you. For more information call 1-800-470-2230 or visit


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