Fourth Sunday in Lent

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March 30 – April 6, 2014

 

Weekly Activities

Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. ~ I Will Sing With the Spirit, Buffalo Choral Arts Society in concert in Church.

Monday, March 31 following 6:30 p.m. Lenten Journey Mass ~ Social in St. Charles Hall.

Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, April 6 immediately following 10 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, March 30 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margaret Schirmann (Requested by Joseph and Sheila Rosenecker) and William Stiffler (Requested by Family)

Monday, March 31 ~ Lenten Journey Mass at 6:30 p.m. (Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo)

Tuesday, April 1 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Wednesday, April 2 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Thursday, April 3 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. –  Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Friday, April 4 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, April 5 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Gertrude Geiger Eagan (Jim and Gayle Eagan)

Sunday, April 6 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margaret Schirmann (Jim and Marilyn Arcara) and Jim Porter, Jr. (Family)

 

News from our Parish Community

Trinity Concert Series Continues on Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m.

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society in concert at Blessed Trinity on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m.

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society in concert at Blessed Trinity on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m.

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins the BCAS at Blessed Trinity

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins
the BCAS at Blessed Trinity

Buffalo Choral Arts Society in Concert at Blessed Trinity ~ As part of the Trinity Concert Series, the Buffalo Choral Arts Society will be performing at Blessed Trinity on Sunday, March 30. Please join us and experience the 100-plus-member community chorus, voted Best Vocal Ensemble for the past two years in the Artvoice “Best of Buffalo” contest, and special guests soprano Karen Saxon and pianist Michelle Thomas. Ms. Saxon is a music educator at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and frequent soprano soloist with the BPO, and Ms. Thomas has brought music to the local community as a pianist, organist and music educator for more than fifty years. Click HERE for more information.

Lenten Journey Mass Comes to Blessed Trinity  ~ We will be hosting this week’s Lenten Journey Mass on Monday, March 31. It will also be the second of three special Lenten Journey Days at which Richard Lane, a Catholic Lay Evangelist, will speak. Monday’s topic is “A Believing Faith.” On Sunday evening, March 30, Mr. Lane will speak at St. Martin de Porres Church on “Deepening Faith,” and his topic on Tuesday, April 1, at Ss. Columba-Brigid is “Proclaiming the Faith.” Services on all three evenings begin at 6:30 p.m. Following Monday’s Liturgy at Blessed Trinity, refreshments will be served at a social in St. Charles Hall. Click HERE to see the complete schedule of Lenten Journey Masses as well as a schedule of Lenten services at Blessed Trinity.

Important News About Our Bingo Games ~ Several weeks ago we enhanced our bingo games with the introduction of a bingo camera, television monitors, and electronic verification. Now, due to the large Saturday Bonus Ball Jackpot and the corresponding increase in attendance, we have expanded our Saturday seating capacity by opening an additional room downstairs. It, too, is equipped with a television monitor so that downstairs bingo patrons will enjoy all the amenities that exist in the larger hall upstairs.

Heart at work: Serving our neighbors in Jesus’ name ~ Kelly works as a therapist for the Multisystemic Therapy Program, which helps families get back on track by using their strengths to address multiple factors related to juvenile delinquency. Kelly explained, “As a therapist, it takes a continuing commitment to find strengths, where and when others may not, and to support and encourage our families at the most difficult of times.” Kelly makes an impact with her work, and knows that others do too. “The people at Catholic Charities put their heart into their work with individuals and families every day.” If you haven’t already, please support the annual appeal with a generous gift. Our parish Chair, Bob Heicklen, will gratefully accept your donation. Remember the lives you are touching with your contribution. The Appeal is in your hands. Find out more at http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.

“The Word” ~ Although we are already at the mid-point of Lent, it’s not too late to find time in your day for additional prayer and meditation. To help you get started, why not pick up a copy of the special Lenten Issue of The Word. You can find one in the ushers’ pew at the mid aisle of the church.

Good News Gets Around ~ When you’re out of town, you can find Mass times for parishes all over the country via the Internet. Log on to http://www.masstimes.org/. This is just one product that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is able to provide because of your generous donations to the Catholic Communication Campaign.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
 
Retrouvaille (Ret-ro-vi) is a program for troubled marriages. A marriage is more than one that works out or one that just survives. If you feel that your marriage is sinking or needs a lifeline, let Retrouvaille help. The next weekend is May 2-4. For a brochure or further information, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or visit http://www.marriagesaved.com/. For more information or to register call 716-474-9371 or 800-470-2230. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

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Brochures for 2014 Summer Session can be found on the table in the front entrance vestibule. Information regarding registration is noted on the brochure, or you can visit their web site by clicking HERE.
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)