St. John Vianney, whose feast the Church celebrates on August 4, is one of six saints associated with the Eucharist or the offering of sacrificial gifts who is depicted (bottom left) in silver relief on the doors of our Tabernacle. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

St. John Vianney, whose feast the Church celebrates on August 4, is one of six saints associated with the Eucharist or the offering of sacrificial gifts who is depicted (bottom left) in silver relief on the doors of our Tabernacle.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

August 3 – August 10, 2014

Weekly Activities

Thursday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, August 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, August 10 from Noon – 5:00 p.m. ~ Summer in the City Celebration at St. Lawrence Church

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.


Mass Intentions

Sunday, August 3 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Richard and Mary James (Requested by Dorothy Lein) and Jean Dening (Requested by The Kresse Family)

Monday, August 4 ~ St. John Vianney ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, August 5 ~ Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, August 6 ~ The Transfiguration of the Lord ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Thursday, August 7 ~ St. Sixtus II & Companions; St. Cajetan ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, August 8 ~ St. Dominic ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, August 9 ~ St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Edward J. Eagan (Jim and Gayle Eagan) and Joan West (The Gallisdorfers)

Sunday, August 10 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Special Intentions of the Caputi, Gentile and Klosko Families (Family) and Ann Marino (Murad and Malinowski Families)


News from our Parish Community

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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 still need a few more volunteer dessert bakers and folks to help with serving in 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 or contact Dan Korchowsky.

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.

Diocesan Celebration of Milestone Wedding Anniversaries ~ Couples celebrating their fiftieth, sixtieth or seventieth wedding anniversaries during 2014 will be honored on Sunday, November 16, at 3:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral followed by a reception at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.  Family members are invited.  If you have celebrated or will be celebrating one of these significant wedding anniversaries during 2014 and would like to participate in this event, please call Sister Barbara (833-0301). Thank you.

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 or by calling 716-218-1400.


News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

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.

Single Parent Family Camp will be held August 10-16 at Camp Hope/Camp Duffield in Delevan, NY. This is a place where single parents and their children can work at strengthening the family unit, find a place to heal, and receive support from other single parents who have also suffered the pain of divorce, separation or death of a spouse in a safe, loving and fun atmosphere. For more information or if you have questions about camp, we have veteran campers who can answer them! From Buffalo to the south, contact Tom Bardo at 716-471-1051 or tom [at] camphopeny [dot] org. From Rochester to the east, contact Michelle Ames at michelle [at] camphopeny [dot] org or 585-749-5059.

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

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