Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Week of June 11, 2017

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

June 11 – June 18, 2017

Weekly Activities

Sunday, June 11 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Trinity Sunday brunch in St. Charles Hall

Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall

Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. ~ Ladies Sodality Dinner Party in St. Charles Hall

Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Friday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Bible Study 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. 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.

Father Victor preaches to congregation on Trinity Sunday
June 11, 2017

Our Summer Mass Schedule is now in effect.

Please note that there is NO Mass on Mondays, and the Tuesday Mass time has changed to 11am. Masses on Wednesday through Friday will continue at 11am.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, June 11 ~ Trinity Sunday ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Maurice Van Sice (Angela Jost and Katherine Strickland)

Monday, June 12 ~ No Service

Tuesday, June 13 ~ St. Anthony of Padua ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

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

Thursday, June 15 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, June 16 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Gregory DeLong (Family)

Saturday, June 17 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Charlotte Shaw (John E. Curtin)

Sunday, June 18 ~ Corpus Christi~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Bridget Blesnuk (Family) and Chaka Chapman (Mom and Family)

Ministry Schedule for Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18:

Saturday, 4:30 p.m.  Reader: Michael Ogoh; Eucharistic Minister: Jack Curtin

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.  Readers: Bob Heicklen, Mary Kresse;  Eucharistic Ministers: Dan Korchowsky, Maggie Gatson, Bernice Bradley;  Sharon Dunnigan (Choir)

William Maddox at the Tellers-Kent Organ
June 9, 2017

News from our Parish Community

Our Trinity Festival Weekend – a three-day celebration of our parish feast day – has concluded with excellent reviews and relieved committee chairs. On Friday evening, more than 100 enjoyed William Maddox, the acclaimed organist and music director at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, in recital on the church’s 1927 Tellers-Kent organ. Their appreciation of his performance was enhanced by Gary Kelley’s camera work in the loft, enabling audience members to view Mr. Maddox’s manual dexterity and fancy footwork on a movie screen in the sanctuary. The post-recital reception provided everyone an opportunity to visit with Mr. Maddox. Saturday’s church tours attracted a steady flow of visitors, much to the delight of docents and greeters. Rev. Victor Ibhawa celebrated Sunday’s Mass in honor of the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, with individual members of the assembly presenting the Prayer of the Faithful intercessions. Musical anthems included Michael Bedford’s “Prayer to the Trinity,” sung by the parish choir. More than 80 of those in attendance at the Mass stayed to enjoy a parish brunch.

The Sodality’s Annual Dinner is this coming Wednesday, June 14. All women of the parish are invited to join us for the evening, beginning at 6pm in St. Charles Hall; friends are welcome. Our Flag-Day themed holiday supper will include baked chicken, Italian sausage with peppers & onions, pulled pork with rolls, baked beans, roasted potatoes, and chef salad, all prepared by Carmen’s Catering, with all-American apple pie for dessert. Father Victor will be our guest and dinner speaker, with a presentation honoring the one-hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The price of the dinner is $20 per person. If you have not yet made your reservation, please call or text Patty Gallisdorfer (716-392-9952) with your reservation no later than Sunday, June 11 or Click HERE and leave her a message.

Anointing of the Sick ~ The next communal anointing of the sick and well-aging will take place on Sunday, June 18, immediately after Mass and continue on the third Sunday of each month. Please feel free to invite those who are chronically ill or facing surgery and who would like to be anointed.

Bible Study ~ Our Bible Study group will meet on Monday evening, June 19, at 7pm in St. Charles Hall. Please read from the booklet, Genesis 1-11, God Makes a Start (pages 38-49) on the topic of Distrust, Disobedience and Dismay. Copies may be obtained from Father Victor. Make sure to bring your Bible and copy of Agape: A guide for the Study of Sacred Scripture. For more information, contact Althea Porter at 716-316-8395.

Parish Council ~ Our final regularly scheduled meeting until September will take place on Wednesday, June 21, at 7pm in St. Charles Hall. Council members are reminded that we have several important agenda items to resolve, so please make every effort to attend.

Rev. Cole T. Webster

We Congratulate Rev. Robert I. Agbo, Rev. Martin F. Gallagher, Rev. Luke P. Uebler II, and Rev. Cole T. Webster on the occasion of their ordination to the priesthood and pray for God’s blessings on them and on their ministries. Before beginning his studies at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, Father Webster was our parish business manager.

Openings for Mass Intentions ~ Thank you to all who have recently placed Mass intentions. Please contact the church office (716-833-0301) with your requests. Office hours are: 10:30am-2:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday. The Mass Stipend is $15.

We thank you for all your generous donations and ask that you consider increasing your weekly offerings, if at all possible.

Important Deadlines to Remember ~ Our bulletin is printed on Thursdays, so please remember to submit your announcements to our secretary, Pat Pendleton, no later than Noon on the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish it to appear. Announcements to be read at weekend Masses are due on Thursday. You may contact Pat at blessedtrinitychurch@gmail or 716-833-0301 any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10:30am and 2:30pm.

Parish Record Keeping ~ If you need to update your contact information or would like to register as a parishioner, please call the church office (716-833-0301) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during office hours: 10:30am-2:30pm, email your contact information to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com, or use the CONTACT feature of this web site.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth;
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
by Dorothy Frances Gurney

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

St. Mary’s Summer Camps (Lancaster, NY) offer soccer, volleyball, and basketball players of all ages as well as cheerleaders, runners, and aspiring leaders the chance to have fun and receive instruction from high school coaches, teachers and athletes. Visit smhlancers.org or contact Brittany Heist at bheist [at] smhlancers [dot] org or 716-683-4824, ext. 235 for more information and to register for the appropriate camp session.

Put Your Faith in Action in a service retreat, June 21-July 1. Single women (18+) are invited to join the Sisters of St. Francis as we travel to David, Kentucky to repair homes for people in need. Visit sosf.org or contact Donna McGartland at dmcgartland [at] sosf [dot] org or 315-420-5039.

Mount Mercy Academy is hosting a Basketball Camp on June 26-29 for girls entering grades 4 – 9. Call 716-825-8796, ext. 320 for details.

Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo 2017/2018 enrollment deadline is June 30. Do you know any students in grades 4 or 5 who have or wish to develop a good attitude toward school and would benefit from a change?  If so, please ask them to visit the NativityMiguel website at nativitymiguelbuffalo.org  or call Mrs. Langer at 716-836-5188 for details on how to apply.

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)