Third Sunday of Lent

 

Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25 Large ceramic relief in the church narthex depicting the Annunciation. The artist, P. Kuhnle, pictures Mary being invited by the Angel Gabriel to be the mother of the Savior. (Luke 1:26-38). Photo credit: Margaret Dick.

Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25
Large ceramic relief in the church narthex depicting the Annunciation. The artist, P. Kuhnle, pictures Mary being invited by the Angel Gabriel to be the mother of the Savior. (Luke 1:26-38). Photo credit: Margaret Dick.

 

March 23 – March 30, 2014

 

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Wednesday, March 26 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ~ Simple Soup Supper followed by “Prayer Around the Cross” at 7:00 p.m. in Church.

Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

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 at 6:30 p.m. ~ Lenten Journey Mass comes to Blessed Trinity.

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 23 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Thomas Eldred (Requested by Bud and Mickey Dick) and Sara Dick (Requested by Family)

Monday, March 24 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 25 ~ The Annunciation of the Lord ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Wednesday, March 26 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of St. Gerard Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Thursday, March 27 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. –  Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Friday, March 28 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, March 29 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary C. Nelson (Curtin Family)

Sunday, March 30 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margaret Schirmann (Joseph and Sheila Rosenecker) and William Stiffler (Family)

 

News from our Parish Community

Lenten Journey Mass on Monday, March 24, will be celebrated at St. Lawrence, 1520 E. Delavan Avenue. 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 ~ A Simple Soup Supper will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in St. Charles Hall on Wednesday, March 26. Following our supper, we will move to church for Prayer Around the Cross, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to join us on Wednesday, and click HERE for our complete schedule of Lenten services and programs.

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Singers and musicians from the 100-plus member Buffalo Choral Arts Society in Concert.

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 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. They will be the featured performers in the Spirituals set of the concert. You may obtain a ticket for a donation of $10 by contacting the church office at 833-0301 or stopping at the rectory; tickets will also be available at the door. Click HERE for more information.

Three Special Lenten Journey Days, sponsored by the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo and led by Richard Lane, a Catholic Lay Evangelist, will take place from Sunday, March 30 – Tuesday, April 1.  Click HERE to view additional information about these evening services.

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.

Rescheduled Meetings ~ The March meeting of the Parish Council has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall, and the Ladies Sodality Meeting scheduled for March 23 has been cancelled. The Sodality’s next general membership meeting will be Sunday, April 27, in St. Charles Hall, immediately following 10 a.m. Mass.

Heart at work: Serving our neighbors in Jesus’ name ~ Help the family who fled their homeland consumed by civil war and violence before beginning a new life in Buffalo. Provide support to the single father whose child struggles in school. Be the spark of hope that allows a young woman to become educated and able to provide for her young children. Give to the Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal and join us in being “heart at work” for these and the tens of thousands of others who benefit from Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services. As a faithful donor, you should have received our letter and card in the mail. If you haven’t already, please respond promptly with a generous gift – thank you! If you are a first time contributor, 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” ~ Early in March, 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.

 

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community 

 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)