July 7 – July 14, 2013

Woodcarving, gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY, on right (west) transept wall

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
July 14
Woodcarving, gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY,
on right (west) transept wall

Weekly Activities

Thursday, July 11 ~ at 8:00 p.m ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, July 13 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, July 7 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Robert Herrera (Requested by Penny Herrera) and Caitlin Homan (Requested by Don and Bonnie Williams)

Monday, July 8 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 9 ~ St. Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Wednesday, July 10 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Loretta Saxer (Estate)

Thursday, July 11 ~ St. Benedict ~ NO SERVICE

Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. ~ Memorial Service for Mary Kay Harren

Saturday, July 13 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary C. Nelson (The Curtin Family)

Sunday, July 14 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Nancy Rose (Beverly Howard) and Thomas and Robert Eldred – (Gary and Family)

News from our Parish Community

Bingo Workers Honored ~ The parish honored its unsung heroes and heroines — Thursday and Saturday night bingo workers — at an outdoor brunch hosted by Father Reger, following Sunday Mass on June 30. Appreciative parishioners and friends feted the workers with a fabulous buffet served under a tent (just in case) on the church lawn. For more photos from this event, click HERE to visit our Facebook page.

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 received 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.

Congratulations to Charlotte Ellis-Chamberlain, a member of the Blessed Trinity family, who graduated from Catholic Academy of West Buffalo on June 20. Members of the class earned over $ 70,000 in academic scholarships. Sixty-two percent of the graduates will be going to area private high schools, with the remaining 38% earning admission to top notch public or charter schools. Charlotte will be attending Tapestry Charter School in the fall.

School Related Materials ~ Attention Parents: We are beginning to receive Back-to-School Information. The material will be placed on the table in the church’s front vestibule.

GED Opportunities ~ Summer is in full swing! High school graduation for many is a memory, but some students, for whatever reason, did not make it to this finish line. There is hope for a new start at Catholic Charities. In Erie County, we offer valuable help with high school equivalency and career counseling. For more information, call our GED and job readiness program at 716-893-3500 or 716-856-4494. Check us out at www.ccwny.org. Thank you for supporting Appeal 2013! Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ccbuffalo.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Mount St. Mary Academy is hosting a Chiavetta’s Barbeque on Sunday, July 14. Bring the family for an afternoon picnic or take dinner home for your crew. Dinners will be served from noon to 4:00 p.m. Drive-through only at 3756 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217. Tickets are priced at $10 and are available on-site or by pre-sale. To purchase pre-sale tickets, please contact Mount St. Mary Academy at (716) 877-1358. All proceeds will benefit the Mount St. Mary Academy Alumnae Scholarship.
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.