A verse from today’s Gospel (Mt. 15:26) is repeated in the ceramic medallions on the church altar rail, pictured here in a photo of the Buffalo Flute Club in recital at Blessed Trinity. The Latin words “Vere Panis Filiorum Non Mittendus Canibus” are taken from Christ’s exchange with a Canaanite woman who seeks healing for her daughter. When the church was built, the Eucharist was offered to the people kneeling at the rail. While Christ used these words to test the woman’s faith, “they are applied here in the sense of never to deprive anyone…of the blessings of the Eucharist….” Rev. Walter Kern’s “Guidebook to Blessed Trinity R.C. Church,” pp. 31-32.
August 17 – August 23, 2014
Thursday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, August 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, August 23 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, August 17 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Elizabeth Duffy (Requested by Ellen Duffy) and Celia Marien (Requested by Kathleen Marien)
Monday, August 18 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 19 ~ St. John Eudes ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Wednesday, August 20 ~ St. Bernard, Abbot ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)
Thursday, August 21 ~ St. Pius X ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)
Friday, August 22 ~ The Queenship of the the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)
Saturday, August 23 ~ St. Rose of Lima ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John and Ester Horan (Family)
Sunday, August 24 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Bridget Blesnuk (Angela Jost) and Laura Mondello (Judy Casassa)
News from our Parish Community
Special Collection on August 23/24 ~ As the Catholic Church in the U.S. is looking for ways to respond to the plight of migrants and refugees in our country, our own community response,Vive, is being forced to cease operation. Founded 30 years ago by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Vive has assisted 90,000 refugees to either obtain legal status in Canada or move ahead on the path to U.S. citizenship. In a August 5th letter to all parishes in the diocese, Bishop Richard Malone explained that “[i]n recent years all government housing money has been taken away and the congregations of Sisters find themselves unable to bear the burden of support.” As a result, Vive will close its doors on September 30, 2014. The agency, located on nearby Wyoming Avenue, “has an urgent financial need to provide for its current 60 refugees as they are placed elsewhere and to close down the building.” A special collection will be taken at parishes throughout the diocese on the weekend of August 23/24. The refugee crisis is not a world away. It is right here in our neighborhood. Please be generous.
Summer in the City ~ Congratulations to Dan Korchowsky who co-ordinated our efforts in making the August 10th “Summer in the City”celebration by the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo at St. Lawrence such an entertaining experience. We were blessed with a perfect weather day and an overabundance of delicious desserts contributed by our parishioners. Many thanks to all who donated and participated.
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.
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.
Do You Want to Take a Bible Study That Is More Challenging? Our program may be just what you are looking for. Our restructured program will begin the week of September 15, 2014 at the following locations: Monday Evenings, 7-9 p.m. – St Mary of the Lake, 4737 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg 14275; Tuesday Evenings, 7-9 p.m. – Newman Center, University at Buffalo, 495 Skinnersville Rd, Amherst 14228; Wednesday Evenings, 6-8 p.m. – St. Michael, 651 Washington St., Buffalo 14203 (Originally planned for St. Joseph Cathedral). Contact our office for more details at Catholic Biblical Studies Program, 716 871-9180 ~ info [at] cbstudies [dot] org ~ www.cbstudies.org.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
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.
St. Margaret’s Parish Picnic/Tailgate Party on the front lawn of the Church, 1395 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, on Sunday, August 24. Featured is a chicken barbeque dinner by Krolick’s. Tickets are pre-sale. For further information and to purchase tickets, call Mrs. Pat Fenzel at the rectory: 716-876-5318.
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.