19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Week of August 10, 2014

 

Much of the left (east) transept wall of Blessed Trinity Church is covered by this large painting of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven by Joseph Mazur. The theme of the artist’s rendering “is the crowning of [the] good life of Mary with heavenly joy; … the goal of every Christian’s life.” The painting parallels Mr. Mazur’s mural of the Ascension of Christ on the opposite transept. (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity R. C. Church, p. 45). Joseph Mazur also painted the mural in the great dome of the church. Photo credit: Steve Mangione.

Much of the left (east) transept wall of Blessed Trinity Church is covered by this large painting of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven by Joseph Mazur. The theme of the artist’s rendering “is the crowning of [the] good life of Mary with heavenly joy; … the goal of every Christian’s life.” The painting parallels Mr. Mazur’s mural of the Ascension of Christ on the opposite transept. (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity R. C. Church, p. 45). Joseph Mazur also painted the mural in the great dome of the church. Photo credit: Steve Mangione.

August 10 – August 17, 2014

Weekly Activities

Sunday, August 10 from Noon – 5:00 p.m. ~ Summer in the City Celebration at St. Lawrence Church

Thursday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, August 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

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

We now have a Bingo camera with TV monitors and electronic verification! To check the Red, White & Blue and progressive Share-the-Wealth carry over amounts and progressive numbers for this week, click HERE and visit our Facebook page.

 

Mass Intentions

Sunday, August 10 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Special Intentions of the Caputi, Gentile and Klosko Families (Requestd by Family) and Ann Marino (Requested by Murad and Malinowski Families)

Monday, August 11 ~ St. Clare ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, August 12 ~ St. Jane Frances Chantal ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Stephen J. Plunkett and Thomas R. Plunkett (Richard Plunkett)

Wednesday, August 13 ~ St. Pontian and St. Hippolytus ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Thursday, August 14 ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Friday, August 15 ~ Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Saturday, August 16 ~ St. Stephen of Hungary ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Bernadette Dorsheimer (Family)

Sunday, August 17 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Elizabeth Duffy (Ellen Duffy) and Celia Marien (Kathleen Marien)

 

News from our Parish Community

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Summer in the City 2014 ~ Join in the celebration of Summer in the City and the Feast of St. Lawrence on Sunday, August 10, at St. Lawrence Church, 1520 E. Delavan Avenue, from noon to 5:00 p.m. There will a jazz band, BBQ food, open house tours, dancing, desserts, games and raffles. The desserts will be provided by the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo (CCCB). Look for Blessed Trinity’s tent.

Bingo Volunteers Needed ~ Bingo is the largest source of parish operating funds and an important form of stewardship.  Please consider a gift of time to your parish family. Fran Cahill will be happy to assist you in joining the team. You can leave your name and contact information for Fran by clicking HERE, or call the parish office (833-0301) and Fran will contact you.

Diocesan Celebration of Milestone Wedding Anniversaries ~ Couples celebrating their fiftieth, sixtieth or seventieth wedding anniversaries during 2014 will be honored on Sunday, November 16, at 3:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral followed by a reception at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.  Family members are invited.  If you have celebrated or will be celebrating one of these significant wedding anniversaries during 2014 and would like to participate in this event, please call Sister Barbara (833-0301). Thank you.

Do You Want to Take a Bible Study That Is More Challenging? Our program may be just what you are looking for. Our restructured program will begin the week of September 15, 2014 at the following locations: Monday Evenings, 7-9 p.m. – St Mary of the Lake, 4737 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg 14275; Tuesday Evenings, 7-9 p.m. – Newman Center, University at Buffalo, 495 Skinnersville Rd, Amherst 14228; Wednesday Evenings, 6-8 p.m. – St. Michael, 651 Washington St., Buffalo 14203 (Originally planned for St. Joseph Cathedral). Contact our office for more details at Catholic Biblical Studies Program, 716 871-9180 ~ info [at] cbstudies [dot] org ~ www.cbstudies.org.

Catholic Charities ~ In the Central African Republic and South Sudan, people live through farming. Most of their food comes from what they can grow, and the crops which are not eaten are sold to bring income. But the recent violence in these African nations has prevented farmers from planting this year. In the face of a possible famine, Catholic Relief Services is working to prepare families for the difficult times ahead.

 

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Summer Celebration Features Big Band Dance Under the Stars! Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 7-9:30 p.m., St. Joseph University Church will host an outdoor Big Band Concert and Dance featuring the Jim Tudini Band with Bobby Militello. Join us for a great summer evening of music and dance under the stars! St. Joseph University Church is located at 3269 Main Street next to the UB South Campus. Donation for the dance is $10 per person at the door. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. For information contact (716) 833-0298.

Ladies of Charity, a volunteer organization that sponsors a variety of programs of assistance for those in need, has a growing need for household items provided through Fresh Start, which provides basic household goods for those who have experienced home displacement. Items including new and gently used blankets and comforters, dishes and cooking utensils, would be greatly appreciated. Donations are accepted weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1122 Broadway, Buffalo. Call 716-895-4001 for more information or visit http://www.ccwny.org.

If you are a victim of Domestic Violence and are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance, counseling, law enforcement, the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. “Where Families Come First” is for you! ALL SERVICES ARE FREE and conversations strictly private. Information: 716-558-7233 or http://www.fjcsafe.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)