17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Week of July 24, 2016

"Give us each day our daily bread...." Lk 11:3 Detail of church facade above main doors: bread on an altar among symbols for The Lord's Prayer. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

“Give us each day our daily bread….” Lk 11:3
Detail of church facade above main doors:
bread on an altar among symbols for The Lord’s Prayer.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

July 24 – July 31, 2016

Weekly Activities

Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Friday, July 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

*Now that school is out for the summer please remember that we have instituted age restrictions for admission to Bingo in response to requests from our players. As of  October 15, 2015, we no longer admit children under 8 years of age.

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, July 24 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Michele Clemons (Requested by Shirley Blickensderfer) and Mildred and Jimmie Porter – Wedding Anniversary (Requested by Family)

Sunday, July 24 ~ Memorial Mass for Catherine Dial at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, July 25 ~ St. James, Apostle ~ No Service

Tuesday, July 26  ~ Ss. Joachim and Anne ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Wednesday, July 27 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Thursday, July 28 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Friday, July 29 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – St. Martha ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Saturday, July 30 ~ St. Peter Chrysologus ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Paul Horan (Family)

Sunday, July 31 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Intentions of the Mgbenka Family (Fidelia Ejimadu) and Gregory DeLong – (Judy Casassa)

Readings for the Week of July 24

Sunday: Gn 18:20-32; Ps 138; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13
Monday: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Ps 126; Mt 20:20-28
Tuesday: Jer 14: 17-22; Ps 79; Mt 13:36-43
Wednesday: Jer 15:10, 16-21; Ps 59; Mt 13:44-46
Thursday: Jer 18:1-6; Ps 146; Mt 13:47-53
Friday: Jer 26:1-9; Ps 69; Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
Saturday: Jer 26: 11-16, 24; Ps 69; Mt 14:1-12
Sunday, July 31: Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21

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News from our Parish Community

Memorial Mass for Catherine Dial ~ On Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 PM, there will be a Memorial Mass for our parishioner, Catherine Dial, preceded by the recitation of the Rosary by members of the Ladies Sodality at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow in St. Charles Hall.

CCCB Summer in the City ~ Tuesday, August 2 from 5:30-8:00 PM is National Night Out at Blessed Trinity Church. Fun, food, games, music and fellowship! We’ll be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and, if able, we ask you to prepare a side dish or dessert to share. Be sure to bring a folding chair. Contact Daniel Korchowsky at 716-465-4771 or Click HERE for information. We’ll need volunteers to help with food (side dishes and desserts) and to help with chores. There are sign-up sheets on altar rail near Our Lady’s shrine. Please sign up by July 24. Thank you.

Full-time Position Available ~ We are still hoping to bring on a new custodian before Jerry Gallisdorder leaves in September so that he can show the new person around and train him/her in the basic tasks of the job. If you know of someone qualified for the job, please have him/her submit a resume to the rectory as soon as possible.

  • The Custodian is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of several buildings and assisting with a variety of semi-skilled manual work in the maintenance, repair and energy management of the church and other parish buildings. Requires a high school education, completed police background check, basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical work, and ability to maintain the buildings and grounds of the parish. This is a full-time position, with salary commensurate with education and experience. For detailed questions about the job, contact Bud Dick (832-2540). More information about the position is available at http://www.buffalodiocese.org/job-opportunities. Look under under “Parishes/Other.”

Ladies Sodality ~ Officers and directors are reminded of our board meeting on Sunday, July 31, following the 10 AM Mass. Agenda includes plans for August 2 “Summer in the City” picnic and scheduling programs for the coming year. Lunch will be served. If you have not already done so, please contact Vera Andrew to confirm your attendance.

Poverty in America ~ A recent study revealed that 4 out of 5 Americans will face poverty in their lifetime. Across Western New York, Catholic Charities works to reduce poverty and help those in need through basic/emergency assistance, counseling, education and job readiness services. For more information about these services, call 716-856-4494, any office near you, or go to www.ccwny.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Training Courses for Day Care Providers ~ Fruits of Labor Training Center on Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, offers courses for licensing and training of day care workers including: Health & Safety, Child Development, CPR and First Aid Training. For questions or further information contact sbates [at] folca [dot] org or call 716-602-9640. Pick up an “information fan” on the table in the front vestibule of the church.

New rectory office hours ~ Please remember that since May, we have new rectory office hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Please call our secretary, Barbara Sercu, at 716-833-0301 if you have changes to your phone number or mailing address or would like to register as a parishioner.

Our Helping Hands Food Pantry has extended its hours and now operates on both Friday and Saturday mornings from 9 AM – 12 Noon. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Luis Clay at 716-812-3461.

Summer in the City Tuesday, August 2, at BT!

Summer in the City
Tuesday, August 2, at BT!

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Uptown Fresh ~ A Healthy Lifestyle Market featuring fresh fruits and vegetables is now taking place every Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM at the corner of Bailey and Dartmouth in Buffalo. It began operation on June 25 and will continue every Saturday (except Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3) through September 24.

Annual St. Ann Triduum at St. Ann Church and Shrine in Buffalo ~ Annual triduum of celebrations for the feast of St. Ann will take place on July 24, 25 and 26 at St. Ann’s Church and Shrine (651 Broadway and Emslie St.) in Buffalo. Outdoor Rosary and prayers at St. Ann Church at 7 PM each evening, rain or shine. All are welcome to join the celebration.

Women’s Respite Program for low income moms over 25 who need a vacation/respite away from the stress of everyday. Dates are July 28, 29, 30, 2016 at the Center of Renewal on the Stella Niagara Campus, near Lewiston, NY.  The Program provides a modest private bedroom, all meals, linens, plus great recreational activities that are all optional. It takes place in a beautiful, peaceful setting along the Niagara River.  We can even provide transportation. To apply: Fill out a 2-page application. A $15 donation is  encouraged.   For  an  application call  Sr. Maureen at 897-9948, x114, and leave a message  or go  online  http://www.womensrespite.wordpress.com.  Hurry, don’t delay.  It’s coming fast.

Our Lady of Victory Annual Pennies to Heaven/6th Lawn Fete ~ 767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, in Shrine parking lot. Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7. The event opens on Saturday at 5:30 PM. Food tent, beer tent, games of chance, silent auction, theme baskets. Treasure Chest (filled with lottery scratch-offs) raffle. “Wine Shelf” sure winner, children’s activities, bounce house and obstacle course, bell jar and split club raffles. Music provided by “Flipside” beginning at 7 PM. The day ends at 11:30 PM. On Sunday all activities continue and the “Kokomo Band” performs at 1 PM. Chicken Barbecue will take place from 1-5:30 PM serving Chiavetta’s chicken. Tickets are $11.00/adults and $6.00/children pre-sale. After July 24 they go up! Raffle prizes include an iPad Pro, airline vouchers for two, theater package, casino trip for two and more. Tickets are $1.00 each or a book of 15 for $10.00. Winners’ names will be drawn on Sunday, August 7, at 5:30 PM. We hope you will join us. Call 828-9444 for more information.

September Concert ~ The Evangelization Committee at St. Martin de Porres (“SMDP”) is sponsoring The George Scott Big Band in concert at the church on Saturday, September 10 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are available for $10.  Tickets purchased before August 22 will be eligible for a $50 cash drawing! Please call the SMDP office at 883-PRAY for further information.

“Griefshare” Support Group to meet at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church ~ If you’ve experienced the death of a loved one, or know someone who has, please consider joining us on September 21 at 6:30 PM in our Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Avenue, Lancaster, NY. A different DVD will be shown on two Wednesdays of each month on how to cope with grief and loss. Coffee and an informal discussion will follow. Call Sister Joyce to register at 716-683-6522 x103.

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)