July 27 – August 3, 2014
Thursday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, August 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
We now have a Bingo camera with TV monitors and electronic verification! To check the Red, White & Blue and progressive Share-the-Wealth carry over amounts and progressive numbers for this week, click HERE and visit our Facebook page.
Sunday, July 27 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – August and Clara Marien (Ed Marien) and Susan Tomljanovich (Bob and Mary Kresse)
Monday, July 28 ~ NO Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 29 ~ St. Martha ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Wednesday, July 30 ~ St. Peter Chrysologus ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Laura Moddello (Angela Jost)
Thursday, July 31 ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)
Friday, August 1 ~ St. Alphonsus Liguori ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Saturday, August 2 ~ St. Eusebius of Vercelli; St. Peter Julian Eymard ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Diane Oczak Gentile and Aloisius Oczak (Family)
Sunday, August 3 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Richard and Mary James (Dorothy Lein) and Jean Dening (The Kresse Family)
News from our Parish Community
Volunteers are needed for Summer in the City 2014 ~ Join in the celebration of Summer in the City and the Feast of St. Lawrence on Sunday, August 10, at St. Lawrence Church, 1520 E. Delavan Avenue, from noon to 5:00 p.m. There will a jazz band, BBQ food, open house tours, dancing, desserts, games and raffles. The desserts will be provided by the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo (CCCB). We need volunteers to help with set-up on August 10 and to make and serve desserts at our tent. If you are able to help with any of these tasks, please sign the volunteer sheets on the altar rail near Our Lady’s Shrine. For more information, contact Dan Korchowsky.
Peter’s Pence Collection ~ Our Participation in the Peter’s Pence Collection on the weekend of July 26 and 27 gives us the opportunity to be a witness of charity to our brothers and sisters around the world. Gifts to this annual collection help the Holy Father support victims of war, natural disasters, and others most in need of assistance. Thank you for your generous response.
Summer Respite Program for Single Moms ~ Please note the posters displayed at our 3 entrances. If you are interested in this program given at Stella Niagara Campus near Lewiston from Wednesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 2, please contact Sister Barbara for the application forms.
Bingo Volunteers Needed ~ Bingo is the largest source of parish operating funds and an important form of stewardship. Please consider a gift of time to your parish family. Fran Cahill will be happy to assist you in joining the team. You can leave your name and contact information for Fran by clicking HERE, or call the parish office (833-0301) and Fran will contact you.
Children’s First Scholarship for 2014-2015 ~ Scholarships are now available for Buffalo children transferring out of low-performing schools to an area private school, but the time to apply is short. The scholarship is being funded in part by the John R. Oishei Foundation. The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and three other local foundations have made matching grants for the effort. The program will be overseen by the Bison Children’s Scholarship Fund. We have information and application forms for parents who are interested. Please see or call Sister Barbara (833-0301) if you would like a packet. Applications should be completed and submitted as soon as possible.
Catholic Charities ~ Thank you! We are so appreciative to our donors, volunteers and other supporters who contributed to the 2014 Appeal, pushing us to exceed our $10.8 goal. Because of your support, we will be “heart at work,” serving our neighbors in Jesus’ name. Learn more about what we have to offer by visiting http://www.ccwny.org or by calling 716-218-1400.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
St. Martha Parish, located at 10 French Road in Depew, announces its annual lawn fete the weekend of July 25–27. The lawn fete features: a beer tent and live entertainment from 7-11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3-9 p.m. on Sunday; Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue on Sunday from 12:30-5:30 p.m. (while supplies last), Adults $10 and Senior/Child $9; Cash Raffle with $10,000 Grand Prize; games; food; entertainment; all paved areas; rain or shine. For more information visit www.stmarthadepew.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/olbs.fete. Event dates and times: Friday, July 25, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, July 26, 1 p.m.-midnight; Sunday, July 27, 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
Family Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Martin de Porres Church from July 28-August 1 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. The experience is for children ages 5-12, teens and adults and includes dinner each evening at 6:00 p.m. Registration fee is $15 per family. Registration forms are available on table in front vestibule of our church.
The Boys of Summer will perform at an outdoor concert at SS. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory Street, Buffalo on Sunday, August 3, from Noon until 4 p.m. Hot dogs, desserts and a beer tent will add to the enjoyment of the day. For further information, call Father Roy at 716-852-2076.
Summer Celebration Features Big Band Dance Under the Stars! Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 7-9:30 p.m., St. Joseph University Church will host an outdoor Big Band Concert and Dance featuring the Jim Tudini Band with Bobby Militello. Join us for a great summer evening of music and dance under the stars! St. Joseph University Church is located at 3269 Main Street next to the UB South Campus. Donation for the dance is $10 per person at the door. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. For information contact (716) 833-0298.
Ladies of Charity, a volunteer organization that sponsors a variety of programs of assistance for those in need, has a growing need for household items provided through Fresh Start, which provides basic household goods for those who have experienced home displacement. Items including new and gently used blankets and comforters, dishes and cooking utensils, would be greatly appreciated. Donations are accepted weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1122 Broadway, Buffalo. Call 716-895-4001 for more information or visit http://www.ccwny.org.
If you are a victim of Domestic Violence and are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance, counseling, law enforcement, the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. “Where Families Come First” is for you! ALL SERVICES ARE FREE and conversations strictly private. Information: 716-558-7233 or http://www.fjcsafe.org.