Third Sunday of Easter – Week of April 10, 2016

HOLY YEAR OF MERCY "It is a favorable time to heal wounds, a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation." Pope Francis

HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
“It is a favorable time to heal wounds, a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation.” Pope Francis

April 10 – April 17, 2016

Weekly Activities

Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in the loft

Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Saturday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in the loft

Sunday, April 17 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall

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Mass Intentions

Sunday, April 10 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Joseph Kohn (Requested by Family) and Jacqueline Walsh (Requested by Friends)

Baptism of Jeffrey Allan Gray, Jr.

Monday, April 11 ~ St. Stanislaus ~ NO SERVICE SCHEDULED

Tuesday, April 12 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, April 13  ~ St. Martin I ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of the Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Thursday, April 14  ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, April 15 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Ithrene Cameron (Nancy DeBoy)

Saturday, April 16 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Sunday, April 17 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Eugene Prystawski, Dennis E. Prystawski, James J. Galas, and Bridget Blesnuk (Prystawski Family)

Readings for the Week of April 10

Sunday: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13; Rv 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14
Monday: Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30; Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday: Acts 7:51–8:1a; Ps 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21; Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-7; Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20; Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1-2; Jn 6:52-59
Saturday: Acts 9:31-42; Ps 116:12-17; Jn 6:60-69
Sunday, April 17: Acts 13:14, 43-52; Ps 100:1-3, 5; Rv 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30

The Buffalo Brass Choir in concert at Blessed Trinity Friday, April 22 at 7:30 PM

The Buffalo Brass Choir in concert at Blessed Trinity
Friday, April 22 at 7:30 PM

News from our Parish Community

A Visit with Sr. Flavia ~ You are invited to visit with our former pastoral associate, Sister Flavia Dampf, at a special coffee hour following Sunday Mass on April 17. This will be a wonderful opportunity to reminisce with Sr. Flavia and share memories of the many ways in which she ministered to our parish family and the wider community. We thank Darvan and Vontrese Draper for hosting April’s coffee hour and Shammy Dunnigan for bringing Sister Flavia from her present home with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Clarence.

Canisius volunteers, l. to r.: Anna Gleason, Sydney Adams, James Pokornowski, Gianna Remanelli, and Maxine Osetinsky

Canisius volunteers, l. to r.: Anna Gleason, Sydney Adams, James Pokornowski, Gianna Remanelli, and Maxine Osetinsky

Praise God with a blast of trumpet” ~ Our final concert in the 2015-16 Trinity Series is less than two weeks away. On Friday, April 22, at 7:30 PM, our own Nick DelBello will direct the Buffalo Brass Choir in a performance of “American Originals.” The program of all-American works originally composed for brass ensemble includes “Fanfaria” by local composer Rob Deemer, and a solo performance by Timothy Smith, second trombone with the BPO. No tickets are necessary, but a free-will offering with a suggested $10 donation will be taken.

Canisius College Community Day ~ Our parish family gives prayerful thanks for Canisius College Community Day volunteers who made our church the focus of their time and energies on Saturday, April 9. Anna Gleason, Sydney Adams, James Pokornowski, Gianna Remanelli, and Maxine Osetinsky — all members of the Canisius Pep Band — mopped our tile floors and washed pews while learning a little bit about the history and architecture of our Landmark edifice.

The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, April  20, at 7 PM in St. Charles Hall. Members who are unable to attend are reminded to notify the rectory.

Arun Gandhi to speak at Commemoration of Sister Karen Klimczak. Arun Gandhi, grandson of the great peacemaker Mahatma Gandhi, will speak on “Legacies of Nonviolence: from Gandhi to Sister Karen” at the annual fundraiser for the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence on Sunday, April 24 at 3 PM at Immaculata Academy, 5138 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. This year is the 10th anniversary of Sister Karen Klimczak’s passing, and the event will include a special commemoration of her life and ministry. The Center for Nonviolence, founded in her memory, shares a mission with Arun Gandhi to eliminate violence in our world. For tickets, contact 716-362-9688 or email info [at] sisterkarencenter [dot] org. You may also purchase online at http://www.sisterkarencenter.org (scholarships are available).

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News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer sufferers, will take place on Monday, April 18, at 7 PM at Ss. Columba/Brigid Church, 75 Hickory Street. Father David A. Bellittiere and the Friends of St. Peregrine cordially invite those afflicted with cancer, in need special healing, or wishing to receive the Anointing of the Sick to attend. For more information, call 716-283-0011.

“Music and Memories,” A Service to Remember Those We Love, will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 PM at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore and again on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna.  The service will feature songs that will inspire and uplift you as we remember those we have loved.  Poems and pieces will be interspersed throughout the program along with the reading of your loved one’s name. Call by April 18 to have your loved one’s name listed in the program book. For the service at Mount Olivet, call 716-873-6500; for Holy Cross service, call 716-823-1197. This program is presented as part of the bereavement support programs of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Buffalo.

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)