December 23 – December 30, 2012

For additional photos of the Church this Christmas, click HERE.

Christmas 2012 at Blessed Trinity

Feast of the Birth of Our Lord ~ Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24
11:30 p.m. ~ Choral Preludes by Blessed Trinity Choir
12:00 a.m. ~ Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25
10:00 a.m. ~ Christmas Mass

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Saturday, December 29
4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 30
10:00 a.m. Mass

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
10:00 a.m. Mass

The Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday, January 5, 2013
4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, January 6, 2013
10:00 a.m. Mass

The Baptism of the Lord
Saturday, January 12, 2013
4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, January 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. Mass

Weekly Activities

Thursday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, December 29 at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

We now have new games: Red, White & Blue; carry over Bonus Ball; and a progressive Share-the-Wealth!

Mass Intentions

Sunday, December 23 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Norine Hackney (Requested by Dunnigan Family) and Patricia Murray (Requested by Judy Casassa)

Monday, December 24 ~ Feast of the Birth of Our Lord ~ Christmas Eve ~ Mass at 12:00 Midnight – Members of Blessed Trinity Parish

Midnight Mass will be preceded by a program of choral and instrumental music beginning at 11:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m. – Members of Blessed Trinity Parish

Wednesday, December 26 ~ St. Stephen ~ No Service

Thursday, December 27 ~ St. John, Apostle ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Simon Keough (Estate of Mary Condon)

Friday, December 28 ~ The Holy Innocents ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Saturday, December 29 ~ Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Sunday, December 30 ~ Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Norine Hackney (Ed Marien) and Ethel Grabenstatter – Birthday Remembrance (Bud and Mickey Dick)

Monday, December 31 ~ No Service

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 ~The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Elizabeth Dick (Family)

News from our Parish Community

Our Christmas Wish for you as well as for us is that this child, who reconciled heaven and earth, will also bind us together in his love. May you all have a very blessed and joyful Christmas!

A Huge “Thank You” to all who worked together to prepare our worship space for Christmas at B.T.  This includes the choir members who came at 6:00 to work until their practice at 7:00 … providing the remaining volunteers with the enjoyment of background music that was very beautiful. We’re in for a big treat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning!!!

Christmas in the City
~ Holy Family Sunday, December 30, starting at 2:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 1520 East Delevan Ave. CCCB Church families, musicians, and choirs come together to celebrate our Christmas Faith. Bring you favorite Christmas cookies to share. Beverages are provided. CCCB parishes: Blessed Trinity, St. Columba/Brigid & St. Ann, St. Katharine Drexel and St. Martin de Porres.

Looking Ahead ~ The annual Mass honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at St. Katharine Drexel Church at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Richard Malone will be the main celebrant. The guest homilist will be the Rev. Michael Upson from Rochester. In early January, we will have full information about this event.

Congratulations to Marquis Draper, Robert Sands and their parents. Marquis and Robert achieved honors during the first marking period at Canisius High School.

A Special Request for our Helping Hands Food Pantry ~ Richard Plunkett advises that The Pantry has a critical need for volunteers with a pick-up truck who might be available a few hours each week or every other week for transport of food donations or extra food orders to the Helping Hands Food Pantry. If you can lend a hand or need further information, please contact Richard at 861-5022.

On a related note, The Helping Hands Food Pantry has been experiencing chronic shortages of cereal (store brands welcome). Their supply of cereal is usually gone by the end of the first week after the monthly food delivery from the Food Bank. They also are in need of any kind of canned vegetables, juice or canned soup, as well as flour or sugar and baking supplies. Many younger people and grandparents are asking for baby supplies, such as diapers and formula. You should also know that the food pantry now has used clothing that is clean and folded according to size for men, women, boys, girls and infants. They are in greatest need of clothing for men and infants. All clothing is donated and must be cleaned upon acceptance.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

International Crèches on Display ~ Father Roy Herberger invites you to experience a display of 385 nativity sets from 55 countries. These international crèches will be shown at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church located at 75 Hickory & Eagle Sts. (one block south of Clinton). The hours are from 1 – 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December and on January 5 and 6. There is no charge and there is a special section for children.

Ss. Columba-Brigid Bible Study is taking a break for the Christmas season and the stormy month of January. So, no classes from Christmas to the end of January. Meanwhile be good. Give thanks and cherish your loved ones. Oh, and take care of the widows and orphans!