28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Week of October 12, 2014

 

St. Luke, whose feast day we celebrate on October 18, is depicted in this circular painting in one of the pendentives supporting Blessed Trinity’s dome. It replicates a similar design from St. Peter’s in Rome. “Since Christ sent the Apostles out to preach the Good News of how much God loves us, this church rightly places the missionary emphasis of the Church in a prominent position.” This pendentive also includes the ox of sacrifice, the symbol associated with St. Luke. (Church Guidebook, page 21). Photo credit: Gary Kelley

St. Luke, whose feast day we celebrate on October 18, is depicted in this circular painting in one of the pendentives supporting Blessed Trinity’s dome. It replicates a similar design from St. Peter’s in Rome. “Since Christ sent the Apostles out to preach the Good News of how much God loves us, this church rightly places the missionary emphasis of the Church in a prominent position.” (Church Guidebook, page 21). Photo credit: Gary Kelley

 

October 12 – October 19, 2014

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

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

Saturday, October 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

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

Sunday, October 19 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall hosted by the Parish Council

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, October 12  ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Diane Oczek Gentile (Requested by Family) and Sylvia and Morris Heicklen (Requested by Son, Robert)

Monday, October 13 ~ St Bruno; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher ~ NO Service

Tuesday, October 14 ~ St. Callistus I ~ NO Service

Wednesday, October 15 ~ St. Teresa of Jesus ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Thursday, October 16 ~ St. Hedwig; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Friday, October 17 ~ St. Ignatius of Antioch ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, October 18 ~ St. Luke, Evangelist ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the Daily Mass Chapel – John and Esther Horan (Family)

Sunday, October 19  ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Robert and Ceil Marien (Ed Marien) and Bridget Dick Blesnuk (Gary Weber)

 

News from our Parish Community

Saturday Mass Change – As of October 4 and continuing through the winter heating season, we are celebrating Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays in the Daily Mass Chapel (priest’s sacristy). We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this change. The two side entrances of the church will be unlocked for easy access through the church to the Chapel.msd.wine.tasting.ww.sm

Parish Council Meets on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in St. Charles Hall.

Coffee Hour, hosted by the Parish Council, is Sunday, October 19, in St. Charles Hall.

October Wine Tasting ~ Our October 24th Wine Tasting benefiting the church’s “Under This Roof Fund” is now less than two weeks away. Parishioners have traditionally provided the hors d’oeuvres and desserts which make our wine tasting a cut above the rest. We are hoping you’ll be able to help us out by donating a favorite of yours. Tickets are available at the rectory (833-0301) during the week or after weekend Masses for a donation of $25/person ($30 at the door); see Bud or Mickey Dick or Jessie Wells. The wine tasting runs from 7 – 9 p.m., and guests will also have an opportunity to tour the church from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, Click HERE or contact Bud or Mickey Dick. You can leave them a message by clicking HERE.

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 make your reservation by calling Sister Barbara (833-0301) by October 19. Thank you.

Congratulations to Mary Ann Kresse ~ Each year the Board of Managers of the Buffalo History Museum honors individuals for outstanding achievement and unsurpassed generosity towards our community. On Friday, October 2, Mary Ann received “The Red Jacket Award” which honors a person for “unbroken devotion to the civic progress of Western New York.” We extend our congratulations and gratitude to Mary Ann and her family for the many outstanding ways that she has made a difference in our community.

Restoration work has just been completed by Bryans Brothers Painting on the west (left) side door of the church.

Restoration work has just been completed by Bryans Brothers Painting on the west (left) side door of the church.

Restoration Work ~ To see “in progress” photos of the restoration work on the church’s west side door pictured above, Click HERE and visit our Facebook page.

The Trinity Series Opening Concert, an Afternoon of Music featuring tenor Robert Zimmerman and soprano Amy Lynn Grable, was an absolute delight. Photos from their October 5th performance are posted on our Facebook page. Click HERE to view them. The next concert is Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. as The Freudig Singers of Western New York return with Christmas Pie.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

“The Lace is Not Finished Yet” ~ You are invited to celebrate 160 years with the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sunday, October 19, from 2 – 4 p.m. at 4975 Strickler Rd., Clarence, New York. RSVP: 716-759-6454, extension 20, or mpeterson [at] ssjbuffalo [dot] org.

Oktoberfest for Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers ~ All are warmly invited to attend this event on Sunday, October 19 from 4 to 6:30 pm at St. Jude the Apostle Parish Center, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., N. Tonawanda! Enjoy pizza, music and dancing, photo booth, crafts and bingo with prizes. Please RSVP and obtain more information at 695-2873.

The Transformative Power of Birth: Sponsored by the Midwifery Team at Mercy Hospital ~ Free community seminar, Tuesday, October 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm @ Catholic Health’s Administrative & Regional Training Center, 144 Genesee St., Buffalo. Giving birth is a transformative moment for women and their families. At Catholic Health, we honor that transition with quality care for moms and babies.  Whether you are having your first baby or your fourth child, Catholic Health would be honored to enable you to be ready for this transformation at our hospitals.  Birth is powerful and it forever changes the life of the child born and the mother who carried that child.  The Midwifery group at Mercy Hospital is presenting an evening to celebrate this transition and to empower women to know as much about the birth process as possible so that they can have the experience they are hoping for when bringing new life into this world. Please register by calling (716) 447-6205 or online at www.chsbuffalo.org/events.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, held in remembrance of those who have died because of domestic violence. It celebrates individuals who have survived and connects people who work to end violence. This is a serious issue affecting many men, women and children in our community. Catholic Charities offers domestic violence assistance to victims looking for empowerment and self-determination, and to offenders. Call 716-856-4494 or visit http://www.ccwny.org to find a Catholic Charities office nearest you. If you need immediate assistance because of domestic violence, call 911.

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)