Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Week of May 31, 2015

The hour is come, my soul, the blessed moment is come, when you come to receive your dearest Jesus. Behold the King of kings, behold the Lord of lords, behold the Joy of paradise, behold the Delight of heaven, behold your God, behold all the Most Holy Trinity in the divine Sacrament! Photo credit: Gary Kelley

The hour is come, my soul, the blessed moment is come,
when you come to receive your dearest Jesus.
Behold the King of kings, behold the Lord of lords, behold the Joy of paradise,
behold the Delight of heaven, behold your God,
behold all the Most Holy Trinity in the divine Sacrament!
Photo credit: Gary Kelley

May 31 –  June 7, 2015

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in St. Charles Hall

Thursday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 6  from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall

Sunday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. ~ Concert Committee Meeting in Church

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, May 31 ~ Feast of Pentecost ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Frederick Reger (Requested by Sr. Mary August Kaiser, SSJ and
Sr. Janet DiPasquale, SSJ)

Monday, June 1 ~ St. Justin~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 2 ~ St. Marcellinus & St. Peter ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Wednesday, June 3 ~ St. Charles Lwanga & Companions ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Thursday, June 4 ~ Mass  at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Friday, June 5 ~ St. Boniface ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, June 6 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. –  Deceased Members of the Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Sunday, June 7 ~ Feast of Corpus Christi ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Olivette Scheuer (Duffy Family)

Symbol of the Trinity in the church's Great Dome. Photographic rendering by Todd Treat.

Symbol of the Trinity in the church’s Great Dome.
Photographic rendering by Todd Treat.

“In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Christians who use this phrase repeatedly could easily lost sight of the powerful mystery it expresses.
Today, Trinity Sunday, the Scriptures call for reflection on this central belief of Christianity: THE TRINITY.
One of the greatest gifts of the Christian faith is the dogma of the triune God;
GOD IS THREE (tri) IN ONE (une). Christians name God as a Trinity of Father, Son and Spirit,
but only in light of Jesus Christ does such language and insight fully emerge.

News from our Parish Community

Preservation Project Begins ~ Earlier this year, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church received word from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that our application for funding to repair and restore major sections of our landmark church had been approved. With God’s help, we now begin the process of making these improvements happen to meet State and Federal standards. Blessed Trinity is currently accepting proposals for architectural design services in connection with restoring our roof, nave windows and front entrance steps. Architects wishing to submit proposals must demonstrate education, experience and expertise in historic preservation and the development of Sectarian Budgets. Responses must also include assurance of significant (30%) contracting opportunities for minority-and woman-owned business enterprises. For a copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP), call 716-833-0301 or email us at blessedtrinity [dot] bflo [at] yahoo [dot] com. Proposals must be submitted to the Church by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015.

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers ~ Sister Barbara is preparing the schedule of lector and Eucharistic minister assignments for July and August. In order to accommodate everyone’s vacation plans, she is asking that you please let her know in writing by Sunday, June 14, any dates that you will NOT be available to serve. You can Click HERE and use our contact form to send her your information.

A Prayerful Welcome ~ Parishioner Brian Arnold has been participating in the religious education program at St. Joseph University Parish to prepare to receive his First Communion. On Saturday, May 30, Brian received Communion with his class at St. Joseph Church. On Sunday, June 7, Brian will receive Communion for the first time here at Blessed Trinity. Congratulations, Brian!

Parish Council members are reminded that our next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, June 17. Please mark their calendars.

Family Promise (formerly Interfaith Hospitality) ~ On Saturday, May 30, our Family Promise volunteer team assisted volunteers at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church by preparing and sharing dinner with a group of 14 adults and children who are guests of local religious congregations during their period of temporary homelessness. If you would like to assist at the Columba-Brigid site in the coming months, please Click HERE and leave your contact information. Our parish coordinator, Naoma Allen, or someone on her team will be in touch.

Convocation of Priests ~ From June 2-4, diocesan and religious order priests will be gathering at Christ the King Seminary for the 18th annual Convocation of Priests.  This year’s presenter at the convocation is the Cardinal-Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins. For the priests, the convocation is a time of fraternal support, spiritual renewal and reflection upon the nature and contemporary condition of the priesthood. This yearly gathering of priests is a time for the all the members of the Church to support them in prayer.  Pray for wisdom for our bishops and for those priests who are in leadership positions.  Pray for all priests as they respond to the many pastoral needs which confront them.  Pray for the personal well-being of all priests, as they stand before the People of God “in persona Christi” (in the person of Christ) and as a human being.

Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified in a ceremony in El Salvador on May 23rd. His friend and colleague, Rev. William Wipfler, recently gave a presentation on the life and death of Oscar Romero at Christ the King Seminary. Watch the video  at www.cks.edu/news and learn more about this holy man.

Summertime Fun ~ We have copies of the Special Summer 2015 section of DISCOVER, published by The Buffalo News. It contains just about everything that will be going on in and around Buffalo during the summer. They are near the Ushers’ Pew in the middle of church. Feel free to take one, make your plans and enjoy!

Knowledge is power, and now is the time to start thinking about your future. Catholic Charities Education and Workforce Department helps to provide High School Equivalency test preparation and job readiness services to Erie County adults ages 16 and older. Last year changes made by New York State to the High School Equivalency exam process made it more difficult to obtain an equivalency degree, so it is important to be prepared. At Catholic Charities, after receiving an educational/career assessment, students attend classes and a counselor works with each student on job readiness skills, leadership training and potential college placement. For more information, call 716-893-3500 or visit our website, http://www.ccwny.org. We are also on Facebook at http://facebook.com/ccbuffalo and Twitter at http://twitter.com/ccbuffalo.

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News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

News from Gerard Place ~ Remember the Farmer’s Market is coming to Gerard Place, 2515 Bailey Avenue, beginning on Wednesday, June 3, from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There will also be another market coming on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 Noon, starting on Tuesday, June 9. And on Saturday, June 13, from 12 Noon – 3 p.m., Gerard Place will host a Health Fair and free garage sale with furniture and Ted’s hot dogs. We hope to see your there. For information, call Gerard Place at 897-9948, ext 104.

NativityMiguel Middle School offers a Catholic school education on single gender campuses to students in grades 5th through 8th.  We are currently scheduling interviews for next year for girls entering 5th to 8th grade and for boys entering 5th through 7th grades.  For girls, please call Mrs. Marilyn Solomon-Ward at our St. Monica Campus (852-6854).  For boys, please call Father Edward Durkin, S.J. at our St. Augustine Campus (836-5188 ).  Copies of our brochures are available on our website at nativitymiguelbuffalo.org/how-to-apply.html.  Thank you!

Symphony of Choirs ~ “Peace is Every Voice” featuring The Buffalo Master Chorale, Westminister Presbyterian Church Choir, and St. Joseph University Choir. A celebration of song – calling for peace in our time – on Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo. For information, visit http://www.bnchoirs.org.

Providing a healthy start to life for new mothers and moms-to-be in Erie and Niagara Counties, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program provides food, participant-centered nutrition education and referrals for eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of 5. The program now has a new, centralized phone number, 716-218-1484, that can be used to connect to any WIC office. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.ccwny.org/wic

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)