Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Week of June 5, 2016

Blessed Trinity's Sacred Heart altar features this mural representing Christ as "a totally loving Person. The exposed Heart is merely the symbol of this insight and an invitation to return love for love."(Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, page 28).

Blessed Trinity’s Sacred Heart altar features this mural representing Christ as “a totally loving Person. The exposed Heart is merely the symbol of this insight and an invitation to return love for love.”(Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, page 28). Photo credit: Margaret Dick

June 5 – June 12, 2016

Weekly Activities

Sunday, June 5 at 9:00 a.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in the loft

Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. ~ Sodality Dinner at Sean Patrick’s Restaurant

Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Friday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in the loft

Sunday, June 12 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Reception honoring Bill & Gwen Warren in St. Charles Hall

*In response to requests from our players, we have instituted age restrictions for admission to Bingo. 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, June 5 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Robert Dapp (Requested by Great-Grandchildren) and Anne McNally (Requested by Kathleen Marien)

Tuesday, June 7  ~ No Service

Wednesday, June 8 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Thursday, June 9 ~ St. Ephrem ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, June 10 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Saturday, June 11 ~ St. Barnabas, Apostle ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Joseph Kohn (Family) and Rita Curtin (Family)

Sunday, June 12 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Ann Schmatz – 50th Anniversary of Death (James Schmatz)

Readings for the Week of June 5

Sunday: 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13; 1 Gal 1:11-19; Lk 7:11-17
Monday: 1 Kgs 17:1-6; Ps 121:1-8; Mt 5:1-12
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 17:7-16; Ps 4:2-5, 7-8; Mt 5:13-16
Wednesday: 1 Kgs 18:20-39; Ps 16:1-5, 8, 11; Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: 1 Kgs 18:41-46; Ps 65:10-13; Mt 5:20-26
Friday: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16; Ps 27:7-9, 13-14; Mt 5:27-32
Saturday: Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Ps 98:1-6; Mt 5:33-37

News from our Parish Community

The Ladies Sodality Dinner is this Wednesday, June 8, at Sean Patrick’s Restaurant, 3480 Millersport Hgwy. in Getzville. All women of the parish are invited to attend and friends are welcome. There will be a cash bar beginning at 6 PM with dinner served at 6:30 PM.  Payment for your reservation is due this Sunday, June 5. Please see Mickey Dick or Amy Johnson. Checks should be made payable to “Ladies Sodality of Blessed Trinity.”

Sommelier Bill Warren uncorks wine and wisdom at a BT 2012 winetasting.

Sommelier Bill Warren uncorks wine and wisdom at a BT 2012 winetasting.

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Gwen Warren

On Sunday, June 12, the parish will honor Bill and Gwen Warren at a special reception following the 10 AM Mass. Bill, a recent retiree and former owner of Hertel Parker Liquor, first became associated with our parish in the Fall of 1998 when he hosted our first wine tasting. He and Gwen subsequently became both parishioners and benefactors. Over the next sixteen years, their generosity allowed us to raise thousands of dollars for our parish and two community organizations we supported, the Interfaith Hospitality Network (now Family Promise) and The Bridge. Please plan to join us in honoring the Warrens on Sunday, June 12. If you’ve never met Bill and Gwen, it’s all the more reason to make their acquaintance and join in the celebration.

The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, June 15, at 7 PM in St. Charles Hall.

Our Sacred Sites Open House ~ A thousand THANKS to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with BT’s Sacred Sites Open House on the weekend of May 21-22. We hosted more than sixty people, and every single visitor was positively impressed by the church – and by the kindness, knowledge, helpfulness and enthusiasm of all the volunteers. We heard nothing but good things from everyone who came! And we also learned some new facts and heard some interesting stories from folks who’ve been part of the parish’s history over the years. Everybody had a good time – with a big THANK YOU to all of you. To view photos from the Sacred Sites Open House, click HERE.

Please welcome Barbara Sercu, who began working as our part-time parish secretary/receptionist on April 26. A Kenmore resident, Barb is a high-energy retiree who had two previous medically-related careers at ECMC and Kenmore Mercy. She’s had fun mastering the idiosyncrasies of our scanner-copier as she prepares the bulletin, and is now working on several areas of record keeping that need serious attention. With Barbara’s arrival, we have instituted new rectory office hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by to introduce yourself and welcome the newest member of our parish family.

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.

Visitors try to take it all in as docent Nancy Yager interprets the symbols about the Sacred Heart altar.

Visitors try to take it all in as docent Nancy Yager interprets
the symbols about the Sacred Heart altar.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Buffalo Choral Arts Society will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a concert on Sunday, June 5 at 3 PM at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo. This 120-voice chorus is proud to bring to Western New York the world renowned composer and conductor, Dr. Z. Randall Stroope for a special concert with brass choir and Mr. Tim Socha, Cathedral Organist, under the direction of Dr. Stroope. The concert will feature works by Vierne, Vaughn Williams, Finzi, and Stroope as well as the premiere performance of “O Lux Beatissima,” a commissioned piece written by Dr. Stroope for the chorus’ anniversary. In addition to performances in Canterbury Cathedral (England), Berliner Dom (Germany), Carnegie Hall and National Presbyterian Cathedral (Washington, DC), Dr. Stroope has conducted 5 performances in The Vatican in the past 4 years. Tickets are available by calling 775-7664 or online at www.BuffaloChoralArts.org.

Respite Weekend for Grandmothers raising their grandchildren is scheduled from 3 PM on Friday, June 10 through 3 PM Sunday, June 12. Applications are available at our church. Questions may be directed to Sr. Maureen Harris at 716-882-3129.

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)