The Church celebrates All Saints Day on November 1. Saints from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are depicted in the lower ring of figures in Joseph Mazur's painting in the dome of our church. Photo credit: Gary Kelley.

The Church celebrates All Saints Day on November 1. Saints from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are depicted in the lower ring of figures in Joseph Mazur’s painting in the dome of our church. Photo credit: Gary Kelley.


October 26 – November 2, 2014

Weekly Activities

Sunday, October 26 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Ladies Sodality Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, November 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, November 1 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.


Mass Intentions

Sunday, October 26  ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Bridget Blesnuk (Requested by Ed Marien) and William and Helen Roche (Requested by Daughter, Dorothy Prystawski)

Monday, October 27 ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28 ~ Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles ~ Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Wednesday, October 29 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Thursday, October 30 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Friday, October 31 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, November 1 ~ All Saints Day ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the Daily Mass Chapel – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish Community)

Sunday, November 2  ~ All Souls Days ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish Community) and John C. Courtin (Bob and Mary Kresse)

Sunday, November 2 ~ Baptism at 2:00 p.m. – Penelope Gillion Zynda


News from our Parish Community

WineTaste.Rafle (Small)

We give thanks for Bill Warren and the local businesses and friends who generously supported our October 24th wine tasting fundraiser with their gifts of wine, food and raffle items. We hope that you in turn will support:

Hertel Parker Liquor, 1859 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo
The Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center, 210 Church Street, Buffalo
Bengert Greenhouses, 230 French Road, West Seneca
Black & Blue Steak and Crab, 5493 Sheridan Drive, Amherst
The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo
The Darwin Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
Dash’s Market, 1770 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo
DiTondo’s Tavern, 370 Seneca Street, Buffalo
Elbers Landscape Service, 2918 Main Street, Buffalo
Just Pizza, 3172 Main Street, Buffalo
Paula’s Donuts, 2319 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda
Raymondo’s Pizzeria, 1580 E. Delavan Avenue, Buffalo
Russell’s Steak, Chops & More, 6675 Transit Road, Williamsville
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew
David Studdert, Wine Country Connect, 1055 Broadway, Ste. C, Sonoma, CA
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Watson’s Candies, 4733 Transit Road, Lancaster
Wegmans, 601 Amherst Street, Buffalo
Winemaker Scott Harvey, Napa Valley, CA

Proceeds of the event will benefit our Under this Roof Fund for the maintenance and preservation of our Landmark Church.

From Our Parish Council ~ Since our last update, Palma Zanghi has agreed to serve on the Parish Council, along with Robert Heicklen. A big thank you goes out to all who give of their time and talents to serve our congregation on the Council.

Special Collection Reminder ~ A special collection on to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East will take place on the weekend of October 25/26. Envelopes will be available in church pews for this offering. Thank you.

Voters Guide ~ This weekend you will be receiving a copy of the “Erie County 2014 Voters Guide.” The Guide is prepared by The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara, a nonpartisan organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. We hope you find this information helpful as you prepare for the 2014 election. Additional copies can be found in the ushers’ pew at the church divide.

World Mission Sunday ~ Thank you for your generous response to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith on World Mission Sunday. Our donations will reach the Church in Mongolia and local churches throughout the Missions, where the poor receive practical help and the experience of God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace. For more information, please visit

 Saturday Mass Change – As of October 4 and continuing through the winter heating season, we are celebrating Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays in the Daily Mass Chapel (priest’s sacristy). We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this change. The two side entrances of the church will be unlocked for easy access through the church to the Chapel.


News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Remembering Our Veterans ~ On Tuesday, November 11, the Frontline Faith Project is sponsoring the third annual “An American Moment” to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present. An American Moment will include one moment of silent prayer — to thank our military for their service, to pray for the peaceful repose of those who have died, and to pray for the intentions of those still living. This event will take place at noon in each respective time zone, all across the world, on Veteran’s Day, November 11. Father Jim Evans, a chaplain serving with the Texas Army National Guard, has recorded a presentation that can be viewed on the Frontline Faith website beginning mid-October at

Ask Us Anything About Your Health: A Health Expo Event ~ Free Community Seminars. Thursday November 20, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. @ Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. You deserve the best, especially when it comes to understanding your health. Join our board-certified, nationally recognized physicians for a FREE evening expo all about you and your well being. Meet with expert specialists for presentations on your most pressing health issues, and have your questions answered in an easily digestible, down-to-earth manner. Plus, get free health screenings and learn about wellness services available to you right here in WNY. Hear about these topics, and more: New Ways to Treat Knee and Hip Pain; Obstretrics; Weight Loss Surgery; Fixes for Chronic Back Pain; Women’s Heart Health; Pelvic Health & Incontinence; Stroke; Surviving an Unhealthy Heart; Gynecology; Blood Vessel Health. Please register by calling (716) 447-6205 or online at www.

Children Are Our Most Valuable Resource ~ For new mothers and moms-to-be in Erie and Niagara Counties, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program provides food, participant-centered nutrition education and referrals for eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of 5. Visit for more information or call 716-218-1400.