April 20 – April 27, 2014
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. ~ NO Choir Rehearsal.
Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo games resume in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo games resume 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.
Easter Sunday, April 20 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Blessed Trinity Parish Community
Monday, April 21 ~ NO Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 22 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)
Wednesday, April 23 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)
Thursday, April 24 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Church (The Parish)
Friday, April 25 ~ Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)
Saturday, April 26 ~ Wedding Mass at 1 p.m. – Deanne Stengel and Mark Scibilia
Saturday, April 26 ~ Vigil Mass – Gladys Kibler (Estate)
Sunday, April 27 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Margaret Schirmann (Thomas and Mary Stoddard) and Veronica Deck (Abbick Family)
News from our Parish Community
Happy Easter to All ~ A very special “Thank You” to ALL who made our celebration of Lent and Easter a time of enrichment, growth and blessing.
Saluting Our Bingo Workers ~ Over the past few months, our bingo workers have really proved their mettle. Despite the incredibly difficult winter, they have turned out week after week. (We had only one cancellation). On February 27 we introduced electronic verification – so popular with local players. We are indebted to Don Blesnuk, Fran Cahill, and Bud Dick for locating and arranging for installation of the necessary equipment and TV monitors. Computerized equipment requires new skills, and our bingo callers – Don, Shammy Dunnigan, Kathy Press, and Sr. Liz Savage – have met the challenge. At the same time that our workers were adjusting to these changes, our Saturday night Bonus Ball Jackpot was attracting record numbers of players: more than 300 on five consecutive Saturdays, with lines forming 90 minutes before game time. In order to handle these large numbers it was necessary to also equip and staff the downstairs dining room. Some Thursday night volunteers doubled-up, working on both Thursday and Saturday, and everyone was required to start early. On March 29, one lucky player won the record Bonus Ball Jackpot of more than $5,400.00, and our amazing team of volunteers is enjoying a bit of a “breather.” With attendance at more normal levels, this would be an excellent time to train as a bingo worker. 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.
Mark Your Calendar for Friday, May 2, when The Buffalo Brass Choir, under the direction of our own Nick DelBello, will present Viva Italia at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Main St., East Aurora, at 7:30 p.m. The musical performance will repeat on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main Street. The concert will feature Antiphonal works by Gabrieli, Capuzzi’s Andante and Allegro with BPO tubist Don Harry, and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.
Coming Soon to Blessed Trinity ~ The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, May 17 and 18. Click HERE for additional information.
“When the raindrop quenches the thirst
And raises the cursed and the grieving,
When the old somber ways are destroyed
And what stays is the joy that is human,
This is the meaning of hallelujah, hallelujah!
Rise, come forth and sing hallelujah!”
(From Roland E. Martin’s A Song of Resurrection,
sung by the choir at Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses).