Second Sunday of Lent

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March 16 – March 23, 2014

 

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Wednesday, March 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ~ Simple Supper followed by Lenten Program at 7:00 p.m., both in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, March 23 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, March 16 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margaret Schirmann (Requested by Thomas and Mary Stoddard) and Don Hartinger (Requested by Wife, Pat)

Monday, March 17 ~ St. Patrick ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18 ~ St. Cyril of Jerusalem ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Wednesday, March 19 ~ Solemnity of St. Joseph ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Thursday, March 20 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. –  Winifred Enright (Estate)

Friday, March 21 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Saturday, March 22 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John J. Horan (Family)

Sunday, March 23 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Thomas Eldred (Bud and Mickey Dick) and Sara Dick (Family)

 

News from our Parish Community  

Lenten Journey Mass on Monday, March 17, will be celebrated at St. Martin de Porres, 555 Northampton Street. Refreshments will be served following the Mass. Click HERE to see the complete schedule of Lenten Journey Masses as well as a schedule of Lenten services at Blessed Trinity.

Lenten Suppers ~ Severe winter weather on Wednesday caused a cancellation of our first Lenten Program. However, we’ll try again this Wednesday, March 19, with a Simple Supper from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in St. Charles Hall. It will be followed at 7:00 p.m. by a presentation by David Zapfel, Executive Director of Gerard Place, on the theme, “Living the Gospel.” Please plan to join us on Wednesday, and click HERE for our complete schedule of Lenten services and programs. 

Rescheduled Meeting ~ The March meeting of the Parish Council has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall.

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Members of the Buffalo Choral Arts Society

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins the BCAS at Blessed Trinity on March 30, 2014.

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins the BCAS at Blessed Trinity on March 30, 2014.

Buffalo Choral Arts Society in Concert at Blessed TrinityTickets are now available for the March 30 performance of I Will Sing With the Spirit by the Buffalo Choral Arts Society and guest artists, soprano Karen Saxon and pianist Michelle Thomas. You may obtain a ticket for a donation of $10 by stopping at the rectory or leaving a message for Mickey Dick HERE. Tickets will also be available at the door. Help us promote the concert by posting one of the colorful concert flyers at a local business that maintains a community bulletin board. To obtain one, contact Mickey Dick or stop by the rectory. The 100-plus-member community chorus has been voted Best Vocal Ensemble for the past two years in the Artvoice “Best of Buffalo” contest. 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.

Heart at work: Serving our neighbors in Jesus’ name ~ By contributing to Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal, you provide support to some of Western New York’s most vulnerable youth. Help continue to link loving families with a child in need through our foster care and adoption programs, with counseling services through our children’s mental health clinics, and ease the transition for children struggling to deal with their parents’ separation. Join us as we provide care and support to all who need it. Find out more at http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.

“The Word” ~ At March 2/3 Masses, we distributed the special Lenten Issue of The Word. There are extra copies in the ushers’ pew at the mid aisle of the church. We invite you to take copies for parish shut-ins, family members, and friends.

 

Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and the Diocese of Buffalo, March 19. Photo is of the Shrine to St. Joseph to the left of the Sanctuary. The niche surrounding the statue “is one of the exquisite ceramic creations in the church.” (Rev. Walter Kern’s "Guide to Blessed Trinity R. C. Church," page 45. Photo by Margaret Dick).

Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and the Diocese of Buffalo, March 19.
Photo is of the Shrine to St. Joseph to the left of the Sanctuary. The niche surrounding the statue “is one of the exquisite ceramic creations in the church.” (Rev. Walter Kern’s “Guide to Blessed Trinity R. C. Church,” page 45. Photo by Margaret Dick).

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community 

Career Workshop for High School Students on Friday, March 21, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan  Avenue. This workshop is hosted by The Buffalo Employment & Training Center, The Educational Opportunity Center, and the State Department of Labor. For further information, call 856-5627.

Da Bounce ~ Faith Rally for the Young Church – March 21, 6 – 11 p.m. Spend your evening with teens on a faith journey. Keynote speaker Fr. Dave Munoz, OMI, will be speaking on evangelizing in our world today followed by Stations of the Cross, breakout sessions, refreshments and a dance. Just $10. Please RSVP at the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry  or at (716)847 8789.

Respite for Women with Cancer ~ A respite for women who have cancer is being held on the weekend of March 21 – 23 at Stella Niagara Retreat Center. The weekend includes opportunities for prayer, relaxation and group sharing. A $10 donation is suggested to cover lodging, meals and resources. Single parents and women with low income will be given preference. The program is sponsored by the Women’s Respite Program, with support from the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Roswell Park. For further information contact Sister Maureen Harris at 892-2471 ex. 18.

How You Can Combat Human Trafficking ~ This workshop and program will be held at St. Joseph University Parish Community Room on Monday, March 24 at 7:00 pm.  It will explore the issue of Human Trafficking and provide practical way YOU can make a difference for children and adults subjected to modern day slavery.  For more information contact Evelyn Brady at ebrady7 [at] gmail [dot] com

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)