Christmas Sanctuary, 2013. Photo credit: Luis Clay

Christmas Sanctuary, 2013. Photo credit: Luis Clay

December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014


Click HERE for Schedule of Christmas Services through January 12, 2014.


Weekly Activities

Sunday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. ~ Christmas in the City at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church.

Thursday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, January 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, January 4 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, December 29 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Kevin Cahill (Requested by Bud and Mickey Dick) and John Tronolone

Monday, December 30 ~ Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. for Shakara H. Purks

Monday, December 30 ~ Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. for Enza I. Petrino

Tuesday, December 31 ~ NO service.

Wednesday, January 1 ~ Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Anne Horan O’Conner (Family)

Thursday, January 2 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. ~ Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Friday, January 3 Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine H. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, January 4 ~ Epiphany of the Lord ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John J. Horan (Family)

Sunday, January 5 ~ Epiphany of the Lord ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – John Duffy (Family)

Christmas in the City ~ Just a reminder … Sunday, December 29, beginning at 2:00 p.m., is our “Christmas in the City” celebration at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St. (one block S. of Clinton St.). Choirs from our five churches in Central Buffalo will perform and you’ll have an opportunity to join in the singing of favorite carols. You are invited to bring cookies or your favorite holiday finger food to share. Join us, and bring family and friends.

A Prayer for the New Year ~ “Peace to this our Earth! May the risen Jesus bring comfort to the victims of natural disasters and make us responsible guardians of creation.” Pope Francis

An Invitation ~ Attention Readers, Eucharist Ministers, Choir Members, Ushers, Saturday Sacristans, Collection Counters, Bereavement Committee, Food Pantry Helpers, Catechists, Coordinators for Family Promise and the Prison Project: Father Reger asks that you reserve a little time after Masses on the weekend of January 4-5 to meet him in the rectory.

2014 Calendars ~ Every year we are fortunate to have a beautiful religious calendar for the New Year provided by Bud Dick. You will receive your calendar at weekend Masses on December 28/29. There will be extra copies available in the ushers’ pew at the break in the middle of the church if you would like one to share with your family or a friend. Again, our thanks to Bud Dick of Vandercher & Dick Funeral Home.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
Christmas crèche at Blessed Trinity, 2013. Photo Credit: Luis Clay

Christmas crèche at Blessed Trinity, 2013. Photo Credit: Luis Clay

International Crèches on Display ~ Father Roy Herberger invites you to experience a display of almost 400 nativity sets from 55 countries. These international crèches will be shown at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church located at 75 Hickory & Eagle Sts. The hours are from 1 – 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December and on January 4 and 5. There is no charge and there is a special section for children.