October 13 – October 20, 2013
Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Practice in St. Charles Hall.
Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council Meeting in St. Charles Hall.
Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, October 19 from 12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m. ~ Doors Open Niagara open house and tours of church.
Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Sunday, October 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ~ Doors Open Niagara open house and tours of church.
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, October 13 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margarita Padin (Requested by Penny Hererra) and William Blesnuk (Requested by Family)
Monday, October 14 ~ Pope St. Callistus I ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 15 ~ St. Teresa of Jesus ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)
Wednesday, October 16 ~ St. Hedwig; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish
Thursday, October 17 ~ St. Ignatius of Antioch ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)
Friday, October 18 ~ St. Luke ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Saturday, October 19 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Art West (Family)
Sunday, October 20 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Gus Marien (Ed Marien) and Norine Hackney (Sharon Dunnigan)
News from our Parish Community
Our Parish Council will meet in St. Charles Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16.
Doors Open Niagara ~ On the weekend of October 19-20, 2013, Blessed Trinity will participate in the Bi-National Tourism Alliance’s Doors Open Niagara weekend. We will join dozens of sites all over WNY showcasing their landmark buildings. Click HERE to read more about this unique tourism opportunity. The Open House will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. (before 4:30 Mass), and on Sunday, October 20 from 11:30 a.m. (after 10:00 Mass) to 3:30 p.m. When you visit Blessed Trinity on either of those days, you’ll receive a map showing the other WNY and nearby Canadian sites that are also open to the public. If you have volunteered to serve as a docent, greeter or sales associate, you should have received your assignment from Judy Casassa. Please remember to arrive 10 minutes before your start time.
Revival 2013 ~ The African American Commission of the Office of Cultural Diversity invites you to Revival 2013. The revival will be led by Buffalo native, Rev. Arthur Cavitt. The theme for this year’s revival is We Walk By Faith… in Faith… through Faith. The revival will be held on Monday, October 14 through Wednesday, October 16, at St. Martin de Porres, 355 Northampton Street. Service will begin each night at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday is Teen Night. A reception will be held Wednesday following the service. The members of the African American Commission encourage attendees to bring a refreshment to share. Refreshments should be delivered by 5:30 p.m. For additional information please Click HERE to leave a message for Althea Porter.
The Ladies Sodality is now accepting nominations for the offices of president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary and corresponding secretary. Elections will be held at the general membership meeting on October 27, preceded by a discussion of the Sodality’s Bylaws. To qualify for office, you must be a Sodality member in good standing. Those interested in running can make their intentions known by: (1) speaking to a member of the nominating committee; (2) placing your name and desired office in an envelope addressed to “Sodality” and placing it in the collection basket by October 20; or (3) placing your name in nomination at the October 27th meeting. Candidates unable to attend the October meeting must agree in writing to have their name placed in nomination. Nominating committee members are: Vera Andrew, Yvonne Andrew, Mickey Dick and Helen Roddy Gray. Dorothy Prystawski, who is on committee for the October meeting, is requesting your cooperation. Please Click HERE and let her know that you will be attending so she can plan for the luncheon.
World Mission Sunday is October 20. Please use the special envelope you received with your weekly envelopes and be as generous as possible. This year we are invited to act in solidarity with missionaries in India and throughout the world. Every day, faithful missionaries are reaching out in the name of Christ, offering practical, emotional and spiritual care to communities, children and families in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances. For more information, click HERE.
The Sisters of Social Service will continue to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of their founding with a dinner on Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road in Depew. Recognition awards will be presented to: Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper for its outstanding work in restoring and preserving the waterways of WNY; The Victim Services Program of the International Institute of Buffalo for its advocacy and services for the victims of human trafficking in our area; and the Jericho Road Community Health Center which provides medical and social services to refugees and low-income individuals on the West and East Sides of Buffalo. For information and reservations, call 716-834-0197.
Congratulations to Catherine Ejimadu, daughter of parishioner Fidelia Ejimadu, who was one of two students from the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo to receive a scholarship from the Albert Lenhard, St. Matthew, St. Martin de Porres Scholarship Fund. Father Ron Sajdak announced the awards of $1,200.00 each to Ms. Ejimadu and Zoe Obstarczyk. He also extended his gratitude to the members of the Catholic African American Commission who received, studied and made the award recommendations to Father Ron who, as pastor of St. Martin de Porres, awarded the scholarships. Going forward, scholarships will be awarded yearly in January at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Diocesan Celebration. New application forms will be forthcoming.
Christ the King Seminary will hold an Open House on Saturday, October 26, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will be giving tours of the East Aurora campus beginning at 2:00 p.m. Following the tours, representatives of the Seminary will be available in the main dining room to answer questions about Seminary programs. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. Visit the events section at www.ctk.edu or call 716-805-1438 for more information.
An Invitation from Bishop Malone ~ To all couples who celebrate their 50th, 60th or 70th Anniversaries of Marriage in 2013 – You are invited to a special Mass in St. Joseph Cathedral on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. On this day the entire Diocese of Buffalo will join those celebrating in their joy and gratitude to God, who has set them among us as a sign of His constant and faithful love. During the Mass, couples will renew their marriage vows. A reception will follow at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.
Sister Maureen Harris is “still on cloud nine,” and wants to send out a huge THANK YOU to all who contributed in any way to the joyous occasion celebrating her 50th Jubilee. Adds Sr. Maureen: “My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude for all God’s blessings.”
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
Mount St. Mary Academy Hosts a Spaghetti Dinner and Concert on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 presale and $14 at the door. Call 689-1100 for tickets. The concert includes Mount St. Mary Academy Jazz Ensemble, Dance Team and Jazz Ensemble. Also appearing will be the Buffalo Silver Band and a fashion show by OOO La La Boutiques.
“The Book of Genesis: To Begin Again” ~ Presented by Kathleen O’Connor on Saturday, October 26, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Join us for a full day of rich reflection on the Book of Genesis. This year we welcome a new presenter, Kathleen O’Connor. Dr. O’Connor is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emerita at Columbia University. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.A. from Providence College. She has taught at the Maryknoll School of Theology in Ossining, NY, has given courses on The Bible around the globe, and has written extensively. The Catholic Biblical Studies Program, 716-871-9180;info [at] cbstudies [dot] org or www.cbstudies.org.
Our Lady of Hope holds its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m. in O’Brien Hall, corner of Lafayette and Grant Sts., Buffalo, NY. Come and join us for a wonderful evening. Our kitchen will be serving up delicious foods including: hot roast beef sandwiches, BBQ Hamburgers, fried rice with egg roll, veggie plates, chips homemade desserts and more. We will have a Large Basket Auction with interesting baskets and various gift certificates, a Big Money Ticket Raffle with a grand prize of $1000, a large ticket table including a “Lottery Tree,” a Money Board, 50/50 Split Raffle, an International Bakery Table with many enticing goodies, music, a Festival Boutique Table with gifts for under $10 and much more! Admission Tickets available at the door are $5.00 and include one free dessert and coffee and one sheet of basket raffle tickets. Call 716-885-2469 for further information.
Yoga at Gerard Place ~ What can Yoga do for me? Improve circulation throughout your whole body! Tone arms, legs, waist and hips! Alleviate stiffness in your shoulders, arms and upper and lower back! Improve your digestion! Tone internal organs! Promote stability, strength and balance! Increase flexibility! Ease menstrual disorders! Alleviate depression and fatigue! Calm the mind and relieve anxiety! Join Sara on Monday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. for 60 minutes of Hatha Yoga. This is a free beginner class and all are welcome! For info call Lana at 897-9948 x 104. Gerard Place is located at 2515 Bailey Ave near Delevan Ave. Lots of off street parking.
The Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. — “Where Families Come First” — serves victims of Domestic Violence who are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, law enforcement, or limited medical assistance counseling. All services are free. All conversations are strictly private. For more information call 716-558-7233 or visit http://www.fjcsafe.org/.