25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Week of Sept. 21, 2014

The Church celebrates the feast of St. Vincent de Paul (1580-1660), “champion of the poor and patron of practical charity to the needy,” on September 27. This statue of St. Vincent is located in the left side aisle in the church nave.

The Church celebrates the feast of St. Vincent de Paul (1580-1660), “champion of the poor and patron of practical charity to the needy,” on September 27. This statue of St. Vincent is located in the left side aisle in the church nave. Photo credit: Margaret Dick.

 

September 21 – September 28, 2014

Weekly Activities

Sunday, September 21 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Sodality Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Monday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

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

Saturday, September 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, September 28 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Blessed Trinity School Alumni Reception 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, September 21 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Gus Marien ( Requested by Ed Marien) and Celia and Robert Marien (Requested by Kathleen and Bruce Marien)

Monday, September 22 ~ NO SERVICE at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 23 ~ St. Pius of Pietrelcina ~ Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 24 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Thursday, September 25 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Friday, September 26 ~ Ss. Cosmas and Damian ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, September 27 ~ St. Vincent de Paul ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John Curtin (Family)

Sunday, September 28 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Frances Pernick (Children) and Deceased Alumni and Faculty of Blessed Trinity School (Blessed Trinity School Alumni)

 

News from our Parish Community

The Ladies Sodality will meet on Sunday, September 21, following the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

Bingo Volunteer Alert ~ On Thursday evening, September 25, our Bonus Ball Jackpot will be $3,719.80.  A larger than usual player turnout is expected, and additional help would be greatly appreciated. Bingo is the largest source of parish operating funds and an important form of stewardship. If you’ve ever thought about helping, NOW IS THE TIME.  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. Even if you can only give two hours on a Thursday or Saturday, volunteering on a regularly scheduled basis can be extremely helpful. Please consider a gift of time to your parish family.

Many thanks from our Thursday night bingo team to new volunteer Tom Brodfuehrer who answered the call on September 18.

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Blessed Trinity School Alumni ~ Each fall, alumni and friends of Blessed Trinity School return for a Memorial Mass honoring deceased alumni and faculty of the parish grammar school which served families of the community from 1908 through 1975. Following the Mass, the Alumni Committee hosts a reception in St. Charles Hall. If you or someone you know attended Blessed Trinity School, please encourage them to join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 28. You can read more about this annual event and the work of the Alumni Committee by clicking HERE.

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

Our Opening Concert ~ Our 2014-15 concert season begins on Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. with an Afternoon of Music, featuring tenor and Buffalo Native Robert Zimmerman and soprano Amy Lynn Grable. Not sure you like opera? Then by all means come and experience “opera light” as this husband and wife duo will perform some of opera’s most beloved arias, as well as operetta and musical theater highlights. You can read more about these amazing vocalists by Clicking HERE.  And please, if you know of a business or public place where we could display one of our concert season posters, please leave a message HERE for Music Director Nick DelBello.

Soprano Amy Grable

Soprano Amy Grable

October Wine Tasting ~ Our popular Wine Tasting returns on Friday, October 24, from 7 – 9 p.m. in St. Charles Hall. In addition to wines and expertise courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for you to sample. Please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us for a lovely evening. Advance sale tickets are now available for $25.00 per person ($30.00 at the door) by calling the rectory (716-833-0301) or by contacting Bud or Mickey Dick. You can leave them a message by clicking HERE. Proceeds benefit the church’s “Under This Roof Fund.”

Christ the King Seminary Appeal ~ The weekend of September 20th and 21st marks our Annual Collection for Christ the King – our diocesan Seminary. This is your opportunity to help support the education of our future priests, deacons and lay leaders. Please invest in the future of the church in our area by helping our Seminary continue its important work of ensuring that all who answer God’s call to ministry will never be denied the opportunity to serve. Please give generously so more can serve and pray for the success of our Seminary mission. For more information on Christ the King Seminary go to www.cks.edu.

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.

You Did It For Me ~ Displaced Iraqi families could not be more gracious, friendly and kind. They come from diverse backgrounds — Christian, Yazidi, and Shia. One thing they all have in common: they have fled their homes in fear. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working with the local Catholic Church to provide relief and care for thousands. To date, Caritas Iraq and CRS have provided supplies to 4,350 displaced families in Erbil, Ninewa, Dahuk, Zakho and Amedi.

High School and Adult Education Information ~ Please check the table in the vestibule near the front entrance for information from area Catholic High Schools regarding their fall events such as:  Scholarship and Entrance Exams, Preparatory Courses for these exams, Open House, Shadow Days, etc., as well as brochures for the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division Programs for 2014-15.

 News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Sisters of St. Joseph Octoberfest will be held on Sunday, September 28 from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 151 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Enjoy Dancing – Singing – German Food and Beverages – Knockwurst, Bratwurst, Limburger and more … There will be door prizes, Raffles, and basket raffles. $5.00 per person (includes popcorn, pretzels and music); $6.00 at the door. Call 759-6454, ext. 20, for tickets and more information.

Annual Cure of Ars Awards Dinner ~ Christ the King Seminary will host its Annual Cure of Ars Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The dinner will honor Rev. Robert Yetter, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Swormville and Mr. & Mrs. Francis Zagrobelny, dedicated Seminary advocates and volunteers. The award is presented each year to those whose lives reflect the qualities of Christian dedication and service that marked the life of St. John Vianney. If you wish to attend or would like more information, please contact Laura DeMizio at 716-847-8373 or email ldemizio [at] buffalodiocese [dot] org.

Unpack the Mysteries of the Book of Revelation! Join us for our 2014-2015 Jeff Cavins Catholic DVD Bible Study: “Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come,” at Our Lady of Pompeii Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave. Lancaster, NY, beginning Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. and continuing twice a month on Tuesdays. For more information or to register call Sister Joyce at 716-683-6522, Ext. 103.

Operation Walk USA ~ Kenmore Mercy Hospital is seeking applicants for Operation Walk USA, a national program that will provide a needy patient without insurance with a free joint replacement surgery in December. It provides all aspects of treatment – surgery, hospitalization, and pre- and post-operative care – at no cost to participating patients. Interested patients should call 716-447-6102 to see if they qualify.

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)