Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration is available 24/7 in the Divine Mercy Chapel at St. Patrick’s. Eucharistic Adoration is a source of peace, joy, and calm. Come be still and let Him speak to you.
“Can you spend one hour with Me, and I with you?”
To obtain the combination to the Adoration Chapel, please call St. Patrick’s office at 722-1060 or fill out the form below:
Altar Rosary and Sanctuary Societies
CHOW: Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse
The CHOW Food Panty is a program run through the Broome County Council of Churches and is hosted at St. Patrick’s. The pantry is open: Mondays from 4pm-6pm & Wed/Fri from 11:30am-1:30pm. Please call the CHOW Office at 772-7898 for a referral.
If you are interested in volunteering at the CHOW Food Pantry, please call the St. Patrick’s Rectory at 607-722-1060.
Faith in Action
Back in 1997, when Msgr. Owens was Pastor, Faith in Action was founded after weeks of discussion, prayer and planning under the guidance of Amy Fleming from the Diocesan Office of Peace and Justice. Originally there were men and women and we met in the Rectory with Father Charles as our Spiritual Advisor.
Early on we engaged in Voter Registration led by Bob Quinn; Raised $1000 to purchase a heifer for Heifer International by selling ‘recipes in a jar’ which many parishioners helped to assemble in the hall. It was a lot of fun and great that we reached our goal. Another project we facilitated was WORK OF HUMAN HANDS at the Craft Fair to aid third world craftsmen earn a fair wage. By this time Sr. Ellen was our spiritual advisor. For many years we alternated between collecting for Mom’s House and Birthright. Now we donate to both of these organizations with the proceeds from our annual fund raiser. Samaritan House Drive was another successful launch with parishioners bringing their household donations to church during the month of September. Now we feel that people bring their items to the Samaritan House location throughout the year. Our members collected after Masses and on their own for CHOW Hunger Walk culminating in the actual walk which was originally held in Endicott from En-Joy Golf Course to North Street and back up Main Street. It changed to Otsiningo Park and then to Binghamton University. We often donated $800 – $900 when this took place in October, but it has now been moved to September and FIA members were reluctant to ask parishioners for monetary donations right after the School Supply Drive. So we also donate to this with money from our fund raiser.
For years we sent monthly birthday greetings, Valentines and Christmas cards to the residents of Renaissance Plaza on Front Street before it closed. We continue to send Valentines and Christmas cards to our parish shut-ins. The Prayer Chain originated in Faith in Action by our member, Pat Glazier, and has grown to more than 56 participants under her leadership and dedication.
Of course the School Supply Drive has been a huge endeavor since 2000 and is still going strong each August. We are so pleased to partner with St. Thomas.
Our largest effort takes place in December when we sell $5.00 chances for the opportunity to win $50 each day in January. There are 1,000 tickets, and would love to sell them all. All of the proceeds are donated to charities locally and internationally (Heifer International). We publish the listing of the recipients the last week of November as we kick off the new year’s campaign at Mass. These tickets have been sold at St. Patrick’s for years and are now also sold at St. Thomas Aquinas. Each of our members sells as many as possible to our contacts outside of our parishes. Shirley McCormack and Mary Normile are in charge of this project.
There are a few who say that FIA doesn’t do anything. However, at our July meeting I asked that question and was told that our members are putting their “faith into action” by volunteering at the Trinity monthly dinners, Showers of Hope, Funeral Luncheons, Lenten Fish Fry. We serve as Sanctuary Helpers, Choir Members, Gardening Angels and volunteers at Catholic Charities, etc. They feel very strongly about this aspect of FIA!
Currently our membership stands at 14 and we would welcome any new members from either parish. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month and have been meeting in the Library at St. Patrick’s School. We also enjoy three annual social events; a picnic in July , a Christmas dinner and a dinner in August at a restaurant.
Please know all are welcome! Call the parish office with your interest. We thank everyone for your support and interest. god bless you all!
Legion of Mary
Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic organization whose members give service to the Church on a voluntary basis.
The group gathers for weekly prayer on
Sunday at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas Aquinas in the Cebula Room.
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.
The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for membership in a Praesidium. Our local STA praesidium is devoted to Our lady of Mount Carmel.
The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary. If you think you might be interested please call the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Office at 607-797-4015 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s Prayer Chain
The prayer chain, an off shoot from the Faith In Action Committee, has been responding to the prayer needs of the community for decades now. It is with great care, concern and faith that the 56 individuals who comprise the prayer chain, pray for each and every intention and need.
To submitt a prayer intntion or to become a prayer warrior, contact Pat at email@example.com or call (607) 722-6036. You may also fill out the form below.
St. Thomas Aquinas Prayer Network
As intercessors, we are agreeing to help carry the burden of another until the burden is released.
Saint Thomas Prayer Network invites you to submit your personal requests for prayers. You need not be a member of the parish or even a Catholic or an area resident to use this special ministry. You may submit a full name of the person to be prayed for (but only with the person’s permission) or you do not have to submit their name. You may supply as much information as you like or for example, ask prayers for “John who has cancer” or “Mary who is having serious surgery” or simply for a “special intention.” Prayers continue for as long as they are needed, and updates are welcome.
Please contact Anne at 607-725-2812. Please leave your intention(s) and your name (first name or last name or both ) or you may make an anonymous request.
“Help carry one another’s burdens; in that way you fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Mathew 18:20
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7