29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Week of October 19, 2014

Detail from ceramic tile floor of Blessed Trinity Church: In addition to the 556 tiles depicting 24 different kinds of crosses, tiles pictured here feature an elephant (a symbol of Christ and the first man and woman), the Polish Falcon (love of one’s county); and a fish (another symbol of Christ or the month of February).

Detail from ceramic tile floor of Blessed Trinity Church: In addition to the 556 tiles depicting 24 different kinds of crosses, tiles pictured here feature an elephant (a symbol of Christ and the first man and woman), the Polish Falcon (love of one’s county); and a fish (another symbol of Christ or the month of February).

 

October 19 – October 26, 2014

Weekly Activities

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

Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

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

Sunday, October 26 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Ladies Sodality Meeting 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, October 19  ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Robert and Ceil Marien (Requested by Ed Marien) and Bridget Dick Blesnuk and William Blesnuk (Requested by Gary Weber)

Monday, October 20 ~ St. Paul of the Cross ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 21 ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, October 22 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Thursday, October 23 ~ St. John of Capistrano ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Friday, October 24 ~ St. Anthony Mary Claret ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Saturday, October 25 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the Daily Mass Chapel – John J. Horan (Family)

Sunday, October 26  ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Bridget Blesnuk (Ed Marien) and William and Helen Roche (Daughter, Dorothy Prystawski)

 

News from our Parish Community

msd.wine.tasting.table.smOctober 24th Wine Tasting ~ This is the last weekend to obtain tickets for Friday’s Wine Tasting for a $25 donation. They will be $30 if purchased at the door. If you’ve attended previous wine tastings, no sales pitch is necessary; if this is your first time, you are in for a real treat. Please remember that we are counting on parishioners to do what they do best: provide favorite hors d’oeuvres and desserts for our guests. In addition to a great variety of wines from Hertel-Parker Liquor, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are included. All proceeds benefit the church’s “Under This Roof Fund.” Tickets are available at the rectory or after Sunday Mass from Bud Dick or Jessie Wells. The wine tasting runs from 7 – 9 PM, and guests may tour the church between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. Information is also available Clicking HERE, or by calling the church office (833-0301).

Coffee Hour following Sunday Mass on October 19 is hosted by the Parish Council. Our next coffee hour will be November 16.

The Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to join them in celebrating 160 years of service at an Open House on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m. at their residence, 4975 Strickler Road in Clarence.

October 19 is World Mission Sunday ~ We are invited today to reach out and help build the Church in Mongolia, the world’s youngest Catholic Church, as well as local churches throughout the Missions, in the most remote areas across our world. Your prayers and generous gift to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the collection on October 18/19 help the work of priests, religious and lay leaders in Mongolia and throughout the Missions who offer the poor practical help and the experience of God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace. Please keep the Missions in your daily prayers and be as generous as you can to today’s collection. For more information, please visit www.IAmAMissionary.org.

Ladies Sodality Meeting ~ The Sodality will meet in St. Charles Hall following the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, October 26. We invite all women of the parish to join us.

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.

Special Collection Reminder ~ A special collection on to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East will take place on the weekend of October 25/26. Envelopes will be available in church pews for this offering. Thank 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 make your reservation by calling Sister Barbara (833-0301) by October 19. Thank you.

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.

 

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

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.

Ask Us Anything About Your Health: A Health Expo Event ~ Free Community Seminars. Thursday November 20, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. @ Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. You deserve the best, especially when it comes to understanding your health. Join our board-certified, nationally recognized physicians for a FREE evening expo all about you and your well being. Meet with expert specialists for presentations on your most pressing health issues, and have your questions answered in an easily digestible, down-to-earth manner. Plus, get free health screenings and learn about wellness services available to you right here in WNY. Hear about these topics, and more: New Ways to Treat Knee and Hip Pain; Obstretrics; Weight Loss Surgery; Fixes for Chronic Back Pain; Women’s Heart Health; Pelvic Health & Incontinence; Stroke; Surviving an Unhealthy Heart; Gynecology; Blood Vessel Health. Please register by calling (716) 447-6205 or online at www. chsbuffalo.org/events.

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)