Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mary of Magdala July 22 Mary of Magdala, in spite of the undeservedly tarnished reputation she held for fifteen centuries, is arguably the second most important woman in the New Testament. She is mentioned a total of fourteen times in all four accounts of the Gospel – more than most of the apostles -- and modern scripture scholarship has now redeemed her reputation, embracing the earlier view of Saint Augustine who was the first to call her “the Apostle to the Apostles.” Mary is depicted in both painting and woodcarving in our church. Here, in a grouping of “Virgins and Widows” in the great dome, she appears as the first kneeling figure on the left. Photo credit: Gary Kelley.

Mary of Magdala
July 22
Mary of Magdala, in spite of the undeservedly tarnished reputation she held for fifteen centuries, is arguably the second most important woman in the New Testament. She is mentioned a total of fourteen times in all four accounts of the Gospel – more than most of the apostles — and modern scripture scholarship has now redeemed her reputation, embracing the earlier view of Saint Augustine who was the first to call her “the Apostle to the Apostles.” Mary is depicted in both painting and woodcarving in our church. Here, in a grouping of “Virgins and Widows” in the great dome, she appears as the first kneeling figure on the left. Photo credit: Gary Kelley.

July 21 – July 28, 2013

 
Weekly Activities

Thursday, July 25 ~ at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, July 27 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!
To check the carry over amounts and progressive numbers for this week, click HERE and visit our Facebook page.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, July 21 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Deceased Members of Then and Ferella Families (Requested by Family)

Baptism of Sophia Marie Aungst at the 10 a.m. Mass

Monday, July 22 ~ St. Mary Magdalene ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 23 ~ St. Bridget ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Maude Alexis (Altar and Rosary Society, St. Bartholomew Church)

Wednesday, July 24 ~ St. Sharbel Makhluf ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Thursday, July 25 ~ St. James, Apostle ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Memorial Service for Mary Kay Harren

Friday, July 26 ~ St. Joachim and St. Anne ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Saturday, July 27 ~ Baptism at 1 p.m. ~ Adelinde Grace Long

Saturday, July 27 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary C. Nelson (Ithrene and Lorna Cameron)

Sunday, July 28 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Thomas P. Long (Thomas and Lisa Long)

 

News from our Parish Community

Project Homeless Connect ~ As a way of showing homeless people and families that the community is aware of and cares for them, we are collecting deodorants for the Personal Items Bags that they will receive on September 5 at the 5th Annual Project Homeless Connect Day at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Baskets for your donations are at each end of the altar railing and will remain there during the month of July. We thank Sister Claire Edwards, Daughter of Charity from Sisters Hospital, and our Parish Council for bringing this worthwhile project to our attention, and we thank you for your generous cooperation!!!

Summer in the City, Sunday August 4, 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. ~ Our host, SS. Columba-Brigid, requests volunteers from our cluster parishes to work one hour shifts at various stations/jobs during the party. By sharing the work everyone can enjoy the day. There is a Sign-Up Sheet listing the tasks that need to be staffed on the altar railing near Mary’s shrine. Note: Men are needed for set-up on Saturday, August 3; please sign up by Sunday, July 28. Thank you. Dan Korchowsky is serving as Blessed Trinity’s volunteer coordinator and can answer questions you may have.

Our parish will host a dessert tent during Summer in the City. We need your homemade desserts and your help staffing the tent during the afternoon. A Sign-Up Sheet is posted. Please, no refrigerated desserts or layer cakes. The desserts will be cut and apportioned into single serve plastic containers before we transport them to the party. You can deliver your dessert on Saturday, August 3, at the 4:30 PM Mass (to the sacristy) or before the 10 AM Mass on Sunday, August 4(to St. Charles Hall). Please sign up by July 28. Amy Johnson is coordinating our dessert tent challenge. Thank you to all who can help in any way. We hope to see you at Summer in the City.

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News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Sisters of St. Mary of Namur celebrate 150th Jubilee Year in North America ~ Alumnae/Alumni of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur and friends from the Buffalo Parishes are invited to join together in celebration of the order’s North American founding in 1863. Mass at Mount St. Mary Auditorium (3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore) Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Picnic following Mass 6:00-8:00 p.m. Reservations are required and are due by July 31. The Picnic reservation is priced at $20 person includes dinner provided by BW’s Barbecue. For additional details please contact Alexandra Kogler Fussell at Mount St. Mary Academy,(716) 877-1358 extension 414 or afussell [at] msmacademy [dot] org.
 
Meals on Wheels for Western New York needs more volunteers to help feed the growing number of homebound elderly and disabled individuals in Erie County. It’s easy to volunteer and takes just 60 minutes a day. Individuals 16 years of age or older can volunteer once a month, once a week or even everyday. Meals on Wheels needs both servers and drivers. To learn more about volunteering, call 716-822-2002, ext. 21.
 
Compeer for Senior Citizens ~ Become a caring friend to a senior. Compeer volunteers demonstrate that friendly encouragement and caring support can truly enrich a lonely life. So often many seniors lose many of their longstanding relationships that they have counted on for years. Family moves, friends pass away, neighbors change. Struggling with loneliness and isolation they often lack the supportive friendships that so many of us take for granted. Currently over 80 volunteers are making a huge difference, but there are also 65 seniors throughout Erie County waiting for a friend. Contact 716-883-3331 or email staff [at] compeerbuffalo [dot] org.
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)