St. Cecilia
November 22

This week, the Church honors St. Cecelia, patroness of musicians. Depictions of St. Cecelia appear in
two different places in Blessed Trinity Church: the rose window in the choir loft and
Joseph Mazur’s procession of holy people in the church dome. In this photo of the dome by Gary Kelley,
the ten figures representing the Virgins and Widows appear to the right of the winding path. St. Cecilia
is the kneeling figure holding organ pipes at the far right of the group of women.


November 17 – November 24, 2013


Weekly Activities

Sunday, November 17 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall, hosted by Bingo Workers.

Sunday, November 17 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Sodality Board Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Tuesday, November 19 ~ NO Choir Practice.

Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, November 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, November 24 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Sodality Meeting 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, November 17 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margaret Schimpf (Requested by Family) and Cynthia Braun (Requested by Catherine Bailey)

Monday, November 18 ~ Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter and Paul ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 19 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Loretta Saxer (Estate)

Wednesday, November 20 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Thursday, November 21 ~ Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish

Friday, November 22 ~ St. Cecilia ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Saturday, November 23 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Sunday, November 24 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Violet Zajac (Blessed Trinity Parish Community) and Olivette Scheuer (Duffy Family)


News from our Parish Community

The Parish Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20,  in St. Charles Hall.

Prisoner Gift Project for 2013 – Cocoa, books, candy, cards, and love! Our 2012 project was such a success, we are asking for your generous support and team work to share joy at Christmas with those imprisoned. Thank you to everyone who has already dropped off hot cocoa in the designated pew in the back of church, but we still need many more hot chocolate packets to reach our goal of 4000 . Please remember the Prisoner Gift Project when you are grocery shopping. The gift bags will be assembled on Friday, December 6, so only 2 weekends remain for your contribution. We still need families and groups to decorate bags. If you can help in any way click HERE to leave a message for Daniel Korchowsky. Thank You!

Gifts for our Shut-ins  ~ Sunday, December 1, is the deadline if you would like to donate items to be used in our Christmas gift bags for elderly parishioners. The Ladies Sodality’s will be assembling personalized gift bags to be delivered to our homebound parishioners (7 women) and those in senior care facilities (3 women and 2 men) during the week of December 15.  Suggested items include: lap robes and fleece throws, shawls or shrugs, socks, eye glass wipes, artificial tears (eye drops), clips or combs to hold long hair, large print puzzle books, or cash for a hair cut or shampoo & set. Ready-to-eat food items such as jam, jelly, toaster pastries; gelatin, fruit or pudding cups; or “add water” mixes; e.g., soup cups, single-serving oatmeal packets, tea, cocoa or coffee are also acceptable for the homebound. If you would like to contribute, please bring your new, unwrapped items to church and leave them in the designated basket near the statue of St. Joseph. No time to shop? Cash donations are gratefully accepted, but we need them in time to shop. We are still a few shy of the 11 volunteers needed so that each can deliver and visit with just one recipient. If you can help, click HERE and leave a message for Mickey Dick.
The Ladies Sodality’s 2013 Christmas party ~ All women of the parish and their guests are invited to The Sodality Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 4. We will begin with Mass at 6 p.m. in the Daily Mass Chapel. Our celebration with friends will continue at 7 p.m. in St. Charles Hall, where you will enjoy fruit punch, wine & cheese, relish tray, a complete holiday dinner from Carmen’s Catering featuring roasted turkey breast, baked glazed ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade stuffing, cranberries, glazed carrots, dinner rolls, dessert, tea and coffee – all for only $16. Please make your reservations and arrangements for payment by Friday, November 29. Click HERE to leave a message for Pauline Rollek; checks payable to Ladies Sodality of Blessed Trinity. In lieu of an exchange present, members are asked to bring items for inclusion in our Christmas gift bags for elderly parishioners.
Readers of the Word ~ Please pick up your copy of the 2014 Workbook, which can be found in the Sacristy. Thank you.
The Freudig Singers of Western New York

The Freudig Singers of Western New York are serving up “A Christmas Pie” on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m.
Please join us for the performance and post-concert pie reception.

“Beautiful Music in a beautiful space…”  The Trinity Concert Series continues with The Freudig Singers of WNY serving up “A Christmas Pie” on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. The Freudig choristers, under the direction of Roland Martin, bring their special brand of joyfulness to the holiday season with your favorite carols, double-bassist Sydney King and a post-concert pie reception guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. We’ll be wrapping up a very busy week at Blessed Trinity, so mark your calendar now and treat yourself to a little Christmas pie.
November 14 Community Planning Meeting ~ The Blessed Trinity parish community was very well represented at last Thursday’s meeting hosted by LPCiminelli and Goody Clancy at Public School #61. Thank you to all who contributed to the discussion of how new investment in neighborhood housing, streets and services should expand choices and improve quality of life in our area.
A “Thank You” from Project Homeless Connect ~ “To Father Reger and Parishioners of Blessed Trinity Parish: Thank you so very much for the outstanding contribution of deodorants for PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT BUFFALO. We know that the parish is small – but so very generous. 750 needy neighbors are sweeter! We are very grateful for your help.”
Congratulations to Canisius High School students who have achieved honors during the first marking period: Jonathan Sands, Freshman – First Honors and Robert Sands, Junior – Second Honors.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Mount St. Mary Academy Presents Kiss Me, Kate! on Friday and Saturday, November 22/23 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $10.00, with an $8 discounted ticket for children under 14 & senior citizens. Please contact Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore at 716-877-1358 for additional details and information about group rates.