June 16 – June 23, 2013
Sunday, June 16 following the 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall hosted by Generations of Faith Program.
Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council Meeting in St. Charles Hall.
Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, June 22 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!
Sunday, June 16 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – For Our Fathers (Requested by Bob and Mary Kinmartin) and Jimmie and Mildred Porter – Anniversary/Birthday (Requested by Family)
Monday, June 17 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 18 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Loretta Graff (Altar and Rosary Society of St. Bartholomew Church)
Wednesday, June 19 ~ St. Romuald ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Thursday, June 20 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. ~ Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)
Friday, June 21 ~ St. Aloysius Gonzaga ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Church (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Saturday, June 22 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John F. Curtin (Curtin Family)
Sunday, June 23 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Chaka Chapman (Mom and Family)
News from our Parish Community
The Annual Mission Cooperative Collection takes place on June 15/16. Sister Susan Bowles of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur will speak with us at the weekend Masses about the mission work of her community. The Namur Sisters, an International Congregation, have missions in four countries in Africa, one in Brazil and one in the Dominican Republic. Please use the July 7 envelope in your packet labeled “Mission Co-op” in the second collection on June 15/16 to support this missionary work. Thank you.
Coffee Hour on Sunday, June 16, will be hosted by participants in our Generations of Faith Program.
Summer in the City, organized by the churches of Central City, will take place Sunday, August 4, at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory at Eagle. There will be a planning meeting for this summer fun event on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Ss. Columba-Brigid. There is a need for many volunteers to attend this meeting if we hope to organize a volunteer schedule (two hour shifts) to work at the parish food tents, and to help with set-up, parking, serving and clean-up, etc. There is a sign-up sheet on the altar railing near Mary’s shrine. Please consider volunteering to help with this event.
Thanks from the Music Committee ~ A special “Thank You” to all of the folks who donated cookies, attended the concert, or helped with the reception for the Arts Academy Choir concert on June 2nd. The music was excellent, and the choristers enjoyed the refreshments and our hospitality very much. A special note of gratitude goes to Frank Scinta, director of the choir, for bringing his wonderful group of young singers to BT for this final concert of our 2012-13 Trinity Series. The performance was enjoyed by all!
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
- Chicken Barbecue ~ Save the Date: Saturday, June 29, 3:00—7:00 p.m. St. Lawrence Parish, 1520 East Delavan Ave., is sponsoring a barbecue dinner. BW BBQ will be cooking up chicken and ribs along with a chef salad, buttered potatoes and roll & butter. Presale Chicken dinners are $9.00 and Chicken & Ribs are $10.00. For more information or presale tickets please call the rectory during business hours at 892-2471. Dinners cost a dollar more when purchased on the day of the event. All dinners include a dessert and beverage. Proceeds benefit St. Lawrence Church.
- The Annulment Process ~ If you or someone you know is thinking about applying for an annulment, plan to attend the Annulment Workshop on Tuesday, July 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the UB Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road (the traffic light just past Sweet Home High School) in Amherst. To register, call Barbara Wyse at 633-7786.
- Volunteer Opportunities at Sisters Hospital ~ Guardian Angel Ministry Program: The Long Term Care Homes of the Catholic Health Care System in WNY are currently expanding our Guardian Angel Ministry Program. This unique and challenging ministry provides companionship for residents as they enter their final stages of living. This distinctive End of Life Program, offers support for family members who are unable to be with their loved ones during the overnight hours (11 p.m. – 7a.m.) as the resident approaches death. The program is designed to give families a brief respite and peace of mind knowing that someone is offering spiritual support and companionship to their loved one. The loved one will not die alone. Volunteers sign up for a 4 hour shift and average no more than being present one shift per month. For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Chaplain Jonathan Moran at Saint Catherine Labourè 862-1538.