St. Dominic (1170-1221), whose feast day is celebrated on August 8, is depicted in this grouping of monks, hermits and religious in the dome of our church. He is the standing figure, second from the left, shown holding a book.
The painting is by Buffalo-born artist Joseph Mazur. Photo credit: Gary Kelley.

August 4 – August 11, 2013

Weekly Activities

Sunday, August 4 from 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. ~ “Summer in the City” at SS. Columba-Brigid

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

Saturday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

We now have: Red, White & Blue; carry over Bonus Ball; and a progressive Share-the-Wealth! To check the carry over amounts and progressive numbers for this week, click HERE and visit our Facebook page.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, August 4 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Paul G. Horan (Requested by The Horan Family)

Monday, August 5 ~ Dedication  of the Basilica of St. Mary Major ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, August 6 ~ The Transfiguration of the Lord ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Wednesday, August 7 ~ Pope St. Sixtus II & Companions ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Thursday, August 8 ~ Mass of Christian Burial for Donna C. Schalberg at TBA

Thursday, August 8 ~ St. Dominic ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Lorettta Saxer (Estate)

Friday, August 9 ~ Wedding of Nicholas DelBello and Miranda Giangrosso at 3 p.m.

Friday, August 9 ~ St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Saturday, August 10 ~ St. Lawrence ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Edward J. Eagan – Birthday Remembrance (James and Gayle Eagan)

Sunday, August 11 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Virginia Saxer (Estate)


News from our Parish CommunityThe Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo continued a tradition begun a number of years ago at St. Gerard's by coming together for "Summer in the City," a communal celebration of summer. the event took place on August 4 at SS. Columba-Brigid. Special thanks to Dan Korchowsky and Amy Johnson who coordinated Blessed Trinity's participation.

Summer in the City, Sunday August 4, 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. ~ The Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo continued a tradition begun a number of years ago at St. Gerard’s by coming together for “Summer in the City,” a communal celebration of summer. The event took place at SS. Columba-Brigid. Special thanks to Dan Korchowsky and Amy Johnson who coordinated Blessed Trinity’s participation — and to Angela Jost for bringing her magic bubble wands. For more photos from Summer in the City, click HERE.

Project Homeless Connect ~ As a way of showing homeless people and families that the community is aware of and cares for them, we are collecting deodorants for the Personal Items Bags that they will receive on September 5 at the 5th Annual Project Homeless Connect Day at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Baskets for your donations are at each end of the altar railing and will remain through the weekend of August 3/4. We thank Sister Claire Edwards, Daughter of Charity from Sisters Hospital, and our Parish Council for bringing this worthwhile project to our attention, and we thank you for your generous cooperation!!!Parish Council Elections ~ It’s time for Parish Council elections. There are four vacancies this year. You will find copies of a questionnaire in every pew, asking you to suggest someone in the parish that you feel might be a good candidate. Members of the nominating committee will take your suggestions seriously and contact the individuals you have selected to see if they would consider running for election to a three-year term on our Parish Council.

An Invitation from Bishop Malone ~ To all couples who celebrate their 50th, 60th or 70th Anniversaries of Marriage in 2013 – You are invited to a special Mass in St. Joseph Cathedral on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. On this day the entire Diocese of Buffalo will join those celebrating in their joy and gratitude to God, who has set them among us as a sign of His constant and faithful love. During the Mass, couples will renew their marriage vows. A reception will follow at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. In early fall we will be receiving registration information for this event.

Seeking Employment? ~ Are you or someone you know an out of work job seeker? Facing the challenge of being unemployed and working through this tough economy is tough enough. You don’t have to go it alone. Contact your Office of Family Life Ministries for your FREE packet containing practical resources, prayers, scripture support and programs designed to support you on your journey. Just call us at 716-847-2210 or email familylife [at] buffalodiocese [dot] org. Know we care.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

NativityMiguel Student Recognized as a “Man for Others” ~ The 2013 Higher Achievement Program (HAP) at Canisius High School concluded on Wednesday, July 25th with a graduation ceremony in the school auditorium. At the end of ceremony, The Pedro Arrupe Award for Service was presented to NativityMiguel student, Keith Mack, who was recognized as the student who conducted himself as a true “man for others.” The Canisius HAP is for boys who have just completed the 7th grade. Participation of NativityMiguel students in HAP was made possible through the generous support of those of you who donated gift certificates received at fundraisers or made contributions to The POLARIS Fund, our partner organization that provides tuition assistance to our graduates in high school. Each family contributed to the cost, as well. The recognition and achievements of these students would not have happened without you. Thank you for helping these young men on their journey toward success in high school and beyond!
Meals on Wheels for Western New York needs more volunteers to help feed the growing number of homebound elderly and disabled individuals in Erie County. It’s easy to volunteer and takes just 60 minutes a day. Individuals 16 years of age or older can volunteer once a month, once a week or even everyday. Meals on Wheels needs both servers and drivers. To learn more about volunteering, call 716-822-2002, ext. 21.
Compeer for Senior Citizens ~ Become a caring friend to a senior. Compeer volunteers demonstrate that friendly encouragement and caring support can truly enrich a lonely life. So often many seniors lose many of their longstanding relationships that they have counted on for years. Family moves, friends pass away, neighbors change. Struggling with loneliness and isolation they often lack the supportive friendships that so many of us take for granted. Currently over 80 volunteers are making a huge difference, but there are also 65 seniors throughout Erie County waiting for a friend. Contact 716-883-3331 or email staff [at] compeerbuffalo [dot] org.
Mount St. Mary Academy will host its third annual Summer Music Festival on Saturday, August 24, 12 noon – 8 p.m. at Mount St. Mary Academy (3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore). Musical performances by: Mount St. Mary Academy Jazz Ensemble, JJ Swing and Mount St. Mary Academy Marching Band. Additional events include: car show, craft show, flea market, fashion show, pizza taste off, wine tasting, beer tent, meat raffle, food tent, bounce houses, Chivetta’s Chicken BBQ, and Theme Tray Raffles. Admission to the festival is free. (Please bring a lawn chair or blanket).