July 14 – July 21, 2013
Thursday, July 18 ~ at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, July 20 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.
Sunday, July 14 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Nancy Rose (Requested by Beverly Howard) and Thomas and Robert Eldred – (Requested by Gary and Family)
Monday, July 15 ~ St. Bonaventure ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 16 ~ Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Virginia Saxer (Estate)
Wednesday, July 17 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Olga Burns (Altar and Rosary Society, St. Bartholomew Church)
Thursday, July 18 ~ St. Camillus de Lellis ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)
Friday, July 19 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Eleanora Herrmann, (Altar and Rosary Society, St. Bartholomew Church)
Saturday, July 20 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Paula R. Viola (Joseph Viola)
Sunday, July 21 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Deceased Members of Then and Ferella Families (Family)
Baptism of Sophia Marie Aungst at the 10 a.m. Mass
News from our Parish Community
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 there during the month of July. 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!!!
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 is a need for many volunteers to bake desserts, work at our parish food tent, and to help with set-up, parking, serving and clean-up, etc. If you can lend a hand, there is a sign-up sheet on the altar railing near Mary’s shrine.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
- Annulment Workshop – If you’d like to apply for an annulment but don’t know where to start, 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 716-633-7786.
- Annual Men’s Retreat at the Columban Center in Derby, NY will be September 6-8. The theme is “Religion vs Faith.” Open to all men, it begins with registration at 4 p.m. on Friday and ends with Mass and Brunch on Sunday. For more information or reservations, contact Rev. Paul P. Sabo at (716) 604-4948 or the Holy Name Office at (716) 847-2201. Reservations are limited to 55 men.
- 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. – 7 a.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 one shift per month. For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Chaplain Jonathan Moran at Saint Catherine Labourè 862-1538.