Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 12 – May 19, 2013

Visit us on May 18-19 for docent-guided tours as part of the New York Landmark Conservancy's Sacred Site Open House Weekend. Photo by Sharon Cantillon, Buffalo News Photographer

Visit us on May 18-19, 2013 for docent-guided tours as part of the New York Landmark Conservancy’s
Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. Photo by Sharon Cantillon, Buffalo News Photographer

Weekly Activities

Sunday, May 12 following the 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Mother’s Day Breakfast for women of the parish, hosted by The Holy Name Society in St. Charles Hall.

Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, May 18 from 2:00-4:oo p.m. ~ Docent-led tours of church as part of NYS Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend.

Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

     We now have: Red, White & Blue; carry over Bonus Ball; and a progressive Share-the-Wealth!

Sunday, May 19 following the 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, May 19 from 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. ~ Docent-led tours of church as part of NYS Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, May 12 ~ Mother’s Day ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Helene Lesage Aimeras (Requested by Angela Jost) and For Our Mothers (Requested by Bob and Mary Kinmartin)

Monday, May 13 ~ Our Lady of Fatima ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 14 ~ St. Matthias, Apostle ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, May 15 ~ St. Isidore ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – William Condon (Estate of Mary Condon)

Thursday, May 16 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. ~ Deceased Members of St. Gerard Parish (St. Gerard Parish)

Friday, May 17 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Saturday, May 18 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary C. Nelson (The Curtin Family)

Sunday, May 19 ~ Mother’s Day ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Bill and Clare Schultz (Robert and Mary Kresse) and Anfreda Dawidzik (Greg Allgrim)

News from our Parish Community

Sacred Sites Open House Weekend ~ On the weekend of May 18-19, 2013, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Third Annual Sacred Sites Open House weekend. We will join dozens of houses of worship all over the state showcasing their landmark buildings. It’s an opportunity to highlight BT as a perfect example of art preserved by faith and faith preserved in art. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! The Open House will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (before 4:30 Mass), and on Sunday, May 19 from 12:00 noon (after 10:00 Mass) to 2:00 p.m. Candidates from our recent docent training slasses will be leading tours, but we also need, greeters, sellers, and general hosts. If you have worked any of our Open Houses in the past, you know everything you need to do. If you are new to Open House tours, we will happily train you. If you can help on either of these two days but did not fill out a form at church, please contact Judy Casassa or call the rectory (716-833-0301) and Judy will be in touch with confirmation of your assignment. Thank you!

Guests are all smiles at the annual Mother's Day Breakfast hosted by the parish Holy Name Society. Photo Credit: Margaret Dick.

Guests are all smiles at the annual Mother’s Day Breakfast hosted
by the parish Holy Name Society. Photo Credit: Margaret Dick.

Holy Name Hosts Mother’s Day Breakfast ~ Women of the parish enjoyed a wonderful breakfast buffet on Mother’s Day, courtesy of the Holy Name Society. Click HERE to view additional photos from this annual event.

Prayer Partners ~ This week we pray that we may “Live with New Eyes.” Easter means to live with a sense of newness. Just as the return of spring lifts our spirits and makes us feel like the whole world is new, the Resurrection of Jesus makes “all things new”(Rev. 21:5). The Easter spirit is a spirit of renewal that enables us to show up at work with a positive attitude, to renew relationships that have been taken for granted, and to express appreciation and affection to those closest to us. It means to see the world through new eyes — God’s eyes. Let us pray for this gift for each other. And remember to save the date: Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 p.m. at St. Columba-Brigid. Come and meet your partner at a pot-luck social and enjoy quality time with all the CCCB churches. Please sign up as soon as possible, using the form on the altar railing near Our Lady’s Shrine.

Collection for the Church in Latin America ~ On the weekend of May 18-19, there will be a special collection for the Church in Latin America. Latin American Catholics are often characterized by their warm, humble, and passionate hearts. They have been blessed by a rich culture as well as natural resources. However, in these times of economic struggle, poverty and violence are still major obstacles in their daily lives. Your support helps give hope to people in the region, especially the youth who seek to live faith. It is more important than ever that we support the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. Please give generously.
Summer Programs for Children ~ Information we receive on these programs will be displayed on the table in the front vestibule of church.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

May is Mental Health Month ~ On Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m., an Interfaith Gathering to remember those dealing with mental illness who cannot be with us and in support of those on their journey of recovery will take place at St. Joseph University Church, 3267 Main Street, Buffalo. A simple reception will follow n the Community Room. Questions: contact Sister Jeremy at jmidura [at] stjosephbuffalo [dot] com or 716-833-0298, ext. 314.

Pastoral Counseling Services from Samaritan Counseling are now available in the Franciscan Guest House at St. Lawrence on Wednesday mornings. The counselor plans to be there from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Appointments are also available at other times. Please call the clinic at 308-6302 if there are any questions. The service is expected to expand over the next few months if there is an interest. Contact person is Pat Dyer, NP.

Worship & Services

Worship:
Weekend Masses are: Saturday at 4:30 PM, Sunday at 10:00 AM
Weekdays: Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 AM, Wednesday – Friday at 11:00 AM (in the rear chapel)
Weekdays effective June 1, 2017: Tuesday – Thursday at 11:00 AM
Holy Days: As scheduled on “This Week” page

Other Services:
Opportunity for confession on Saturday at 4:00 PM
First Friday Adoration and Benediction from 8-11:00 AM (in the rear chapel)
A coffee hour is held after the 10 AM Mass on the third Sunday of the month (September-June)