Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Freat of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11. The painting on the wall behind the Altar of the Blessed Virgin to the left of the Sanctuary at Blessed Trinity is of the Virgin Mary “seen fulfilling the prophecy of Genesis (3:15), with the serpent under her feet.” The figure to the left of Mary is “St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), to whom Our Lady appeared at Lourdes, France in 1858…. The message of Lourdes was really an invitation to trust in the power of prayer regardless of how desperate the situation is, to have great concern for the sick, and to sincerely trust in the concern of Mary for the followers of her son.” (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, page 44).

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11.
The painting on the wall behind the Altar of the Blessed Virgin to the left of the Sanctuary at Blessed Trinity is of the Virgin Mary “seen fulfilling the prophecy of Genesis (3:15), with the serpent under her feet.” The figure to the left of Mary is “St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), to whom Our Lady appeared at Lourdes, France in 1858…. The message of Lourdes was really an invitation to trust in the power of prayer regardless of how desperate the situation is, to have great concern for the sick, and to sincerely trust in the concern of Mary for the followers of her son.”
(Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, page 44).

February 9 – February 16, 2014

 

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, February 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, February 16 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall hosted by the Parish Council.

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.

 

Mass Intentions

Sunday, February 9 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Joan M. Noe (Requested by Bob and Mary Kresse) and Julio Santiago (Requested by Family)

Monday, February 10 ~  St. Scholastica ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, February 11 ~ Our Lady of Lourdes ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, February 12 ~ St. Benignus ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Thursday, February 13 ~ St. Cyril & St. Methodius ~ Mass at 11 a.m. –  Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Friday, February 14 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, February 15 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Rita Curtin (Family)

Sunday, February 16 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – John J. Horan (Judy Casassa) and Arthur and Malinda Cavitt (Eldo and Family)

 

News from our Parish Community

Are You Thinking About Becoming a Prayer Partner? Our Prayer Partner practice each year serves the purpose of uniting us in prayer for the special needs of individual members in Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo(CCCB). “[A]part from God, we can do nothing.” (John 15:5). When we pray we acknowledge the goodness and mercy of our God, so your partnership in prayer for the needs of one another, family, health, the church, and our world is a great value for all of us. Our prayer partner sign-up began February 1 and will continue until Sunday, February 16. If you have questions, you can contact our parish representative, Elsieta Chapman, or Sr. Maureen at 897-9948, ext 114. Our shut-ins are also welcome to add their name to the sign-up sheet by telling the home visitor or calling the parish office to add their name.

Basket of Cheer

Basket of Cheer

Mardi Gras Raffle ~ By now you should have received your tickets in the mail for the Ladies Sodality March 2, 2014 raffle. The first prize is a Basket of Cheer valued at approximately $250, courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Park Liquor. There are two second prizes: $50 gift cards for Wegman’s and Dash’s (now with additional locations). Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5. The raffle will take place at a special Mardi Gras-themed coffee hour hosted by the Sodality on Sunday, March 2, following the 10 o’clock Mass. Additional tickets are available at the rectory, on the table near the ushers’ pew, or by request. Just click HERE.

The Trinity Series ~ Our next concert is Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m., when we welcome The Buffalo Choral Arts Society. The 100-plus-member community chorus has been voted Best Vocal Ensemble for the past two years in the Artvoice “Best of Buffalo” contest, and our music committee has worked long and hard to secure them for our concert series. They will be joined by special guest artists, local soprano Karen Saxon and pianist Michelle Thomas. The program offers an eclectic mix of sacred and secular works befitting the Spring/Lenten Season. Please save the date and invite your friends. Click HERE for more information.

2014 Calendars ~ There are still a few available copies of the 2014 church calendar, courtesy of  Bud Dick of Vandercher & Dick Funeral Home. They can be found on the table near the ushers’ pew.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community 

Come Celebrate Our Rich Catholic History in Africa ~ St. Josephine Bakhita Celebration of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Kibeho on Saturday, February 15, at Holy Cross Church, 345 Seventh and Maryland Sts., Buffalo, NY 14201. The celebration will take place during the Mass at 2:00 p.m. A reception, program and pot-luck supper will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Father David Gallivan Center. All are welcome to attend.

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo (GGB) helps people living in and around Buffalo create and sustain community gardens on vacant properties in the city – the only organization that exists for this purpose. These gardens beautify and strengthen neighborhoods, enable the productive use of vacant properties, and improve the overall quality of life for residents. GGB functions largely as a liaison organization between the City and its enthusiastic community gardeners, enabling the latter to maintain their gardens without the added burden of liability for gardeners and visitors. Whenever possible, Grassroots Gardens assists gardeners’ efforts through modest material and financial support, including the distribution of soil, mulch, plants, seeds, bulbs, tools and other supplies. Letters of Intent – the first step in becoming part of the GGB network – are currently being accepted through February 17, 2014. Click HERE for a copy of The Letter of Intent. An open house for interested applicants is scheduled for February 20th from 6-8 p.m. at the Grassroots Garden’s office located at in the TriMain Building (Suite 408), 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214. GGB staff will be on hand to answer questions, explain the perks of being part of their network, and help interested groups fill out the formal application. Click HERE to view the full application. If you or anyone you know has questions about starting a community garden on a vacant property in the city of Buffalo, contact Derek Nichols at 783-9653.

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)