Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

This week we celebrate Labor Day, and so we feature the woodcarvings in the rear of the church which honor the trades. This shoemaker’s awl is one of six symbols carved on the doors of the large wooden cabinet designed as the ushers’ office. All of the building’s original woodcarvings were done by two brothers from Bowmansville, NY, Richard and Albert Lippich. (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity R. C. Church, pages 23 & 24. Photo credit: Margaret Dick).

This week we celebrate Labor Day, and so we feature the woodcarvings in the rear of the church which honor the trades. This shoemaker’s awl is one of six symbols carved on the doors of the large wooden cabinet designed as the ushers’ office. All of the building’s original woodcarvings were done by two brothers from Bowmansville, NY, Richard and Albert Lippich. (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity R. C. Church, pages 23 & 24. Photo credit: Margaret Dick).

 

September 1 – September 8, 2013

 

Weekly Activities

Thursday, September 5 at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, September 7 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.

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The building trades are represented by this angle or “carpenter’s square.”

Mass Intentions

Sunday, September 1 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Agnes and Cleveland Witherspoon (Requested by Family)

Monday, September 2 ~ Labor Day Holiday Observance – NO Communion Service

Tuesday, September 3 ~ St. Gregory the Great ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Wednesday, September 4 ~ Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. – Cynthia A. Braun

Thursday, September 5 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Loretta Saxer (Estate)

Friday, September 6 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Saturday, September 7 ~ Marriage of Mary E. Schmelzer and Robert G. Karlis at 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 7 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John and Rita Curtin (Curtin Family)

Sunday, September 8 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margaret Harris (Blessed Trinity Parish Community)

The scissors represent the seamstress or tailor.

The scissors represent the
seamstress or tailor.

 

News from our Parish Community

Parish Council Elections ~ It’s time for Parish Council elections. There are four vacancies this year. You will find copies of a questionnaire in every pew, asking you to suggest someone in the parish that you feel might be a good candidate. Members of the nominating committee will take your suggestions seriously and contact the individuals you have selected to see if they would consider running for election to a three-year term on our Parish Council.

Important Sacramental Information for Parents ~ Arrangements have been made for our children to participate in St. Joseph University Church programs to prepare to receive First Reconciliation (Confession) or First Communion. We are grateful for the warm welcome extended to us by Ms. Dianne Brennan, Director of Lifelong Faith Formation, and all the staff of St. Joseph Parish. Requirements are as follows: For First Reconciliation Program – Child must have received the Sacrament of Baptism and currently be in Grade 2 and up. For First Communion Program – Child must have received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Reconciliation and currently be in Grade 3 and up. The First Reconciliation Program will begin November 7. 2013, and the First Communion Program will begin February 6, 2014.. If your child meets these requirements, please call Sister Barbara at 833-0301 no later than September 1 to register. Thank you.

Labor Day is the nation’s tribute to the contributions of American workers in our country. Not only do you work hard to help this country remain strong and prosperous, you also show compassion and generosity by returning a portion of that hard-earned money to help others in need through your support of Catholic Charities. Thank you for helping Catholic Charities to exceed its 2013 goal! Enjoy your Labor Day and accept our gratitude for your dedication and your gifts. Find us at http://www.ccwny.org/or on Facebook at facebook.com/ccbuffalo and Twitter at twitter.com/ccbuffalo.

Project Homeless Connect ~ A Message from Sister Claire Edwards: “My Dear Fellow Parishioners, You are so generous! Our deodorant collection drive went ‘over the top.’ We were hoping for 700 and you donated 749! Thank you so very much on behalf of the Project Connect, WNY Coalition for the Homeless and our neighbors who are without a home.”

The weaver or textile worker is represented by the spinning wheel.

The weaver or textile worker is represented by the spinning wheel.

Give So More Can Serve ~ Over 650 alumni of Christ the King Seminary are currently serving in our diocese. Last year over 150 students enrolled in academic programs at Christ the King – preparing to minister in our parishes and communities. Please help them answer God’s call. The annual collection for Christ the King Seminary will take place at our church in two weeks. Please show your support for the mission of Christ the King by praying for our Seminary’s ministry and by giving generously to the annual appeal. Your prayers and your gift to Christ the King help to ensure the future of the church in our area. For more information on our Seminary’s mission or programs, go to http://www.cks.edu/.

An Invitation from Bishop Malone ~ To all couples who celebrate their 50th, 60th or 70th Anniversaries of Marriage in 2013 – You are invited to a special Mass in St. Joseph Cathedral on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. On this day the entire Diocese of Buffalo will join those celebrating in their joy and gratitude to God, who has set them among us as a sign of His constant and faithful love. During the Mass, couples will renew their marriage vows. A reception will follow at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. If you are one of these special couples and plan to participate in this Diocesan Celebration, please call Sr. Barbara Horan (833-0301) by October 1.

 

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Our Lady of Black Rock School Enrollment ~ Summer is flying by, but there’s still time to enroll your child for Pre-K (age 4) through Grade 8 in Our Lady of Black Rock School (O.L.B.R.). We are a diverse school community where great minds grow. We have dedicated teachers, small class sizes, a technology supported curriculum, and strong Catholic values. The school is located at 16 Peter Street, off of Amherst Street, in the City of Buffalo. Contact us today at (716) 873-7497 or visit our website at www.olbrschool.com to learn more.

Sisters of St. Joseph Oktoberfest ~ Sunday, September 22, 2013, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, NY (corner of Century Rd.) featuring the music of THE AUSLANDERS. German food, including Knockwurst and Bratwurst, limburger cheese sandwiches and German potato salad will be served. Dancing, door prizes, a raffle and a Chinese Basket Raffle will be part of the event. Any questions or request for tickets, please call 759-6454 Ex. 20, Marilyn Peterson.
 
Agricultural workers are represented by the farmer's sickle.

Agricultural workers are represented by the farmer’s sickle.

Knowledge is Power, and now is the time to start thinking about your future. Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Department helps to provide High School Equivalency test preparation and job readiness services to Erie County adults ages 16 and older. As of January 2014, changes by New York State to the High School Equivalency exam process, will make it more difficult and harder to obtain, so it is important to be prepared and take the exam before the end of this year. At Catholic Charities, after receiving an educational/career assessment, students attend classes and a counselor works with each student on job readiness skills, leadership training and potential college placement. For more information visit our website, http://www.ccwny.org/ or call (716) 893-3500. We’re also on Facebook at facebook.com/ccbuffalo and Twitter at twitter.com/ccbuffalo.
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)