January 5 – January 12, 2014


Weekly Activities

Sunday, January 5 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Pastor’s Reception for Parish Volunteers in the Rectory.


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

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

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

We now have: Red, White & Blue; carry over Bonus Ball; and a progressive Share-the-Wealth! To check the carry over amounts and progressive numbers for this week, click HERE and visit our Facebook page.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 5 ~ Epiphany of the Lord ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – John Duffy (Requested by Family)

Monday, January 6 ~ St. Andre Bessette ~ No Service.

Tuesday, January 7 ~ St. Raymond of Penafort ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Wednesday, January 8 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Thursday, January 9 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish

Friday, January 10 Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, January 11 ~ The Baptism of the Lord ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Paul G. Horan (Family)

Sunday, January 12 ~ The Baptism of the Lord ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Kevin Cahill (Judy Casassa)

Mass Honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ The Diocesan Celebration honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Ss. Columba-Brigid at 2:00 p.m. Most Rev. Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant; Rev. Chester P. Smith, SVD from the Diocese of Indiana will be the guest homilist. All are invited to participate. We have been requested to bring finger foods or desserts that can be shared during the reception after the Mass. There will be a collection during the Mass which will be directed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. We are also invited to contribute theme baskets for a raffle benefitting the Scholarship Fund. Please bring your contributions to the reception area before the Mass.

A Catholic Central City Buffalo Thank You! ~ “Blessings of the New Year to All! As the 2013 year ends, I want to thank everyone for their participation in “Christmas in the City.” I heard many comments of how enjoyable the event was. So with all our different cultures and music you need to be congratulated! As Fr. Ron stressed so well as emcee, we not only celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family, we shared in the celebration of all our parishes as one family in Christ. With the adoption of the New Beginnings Choir, we expanded into an ecumenical celebration of God’s great gift of Love to us through his Son, Jesus. My deep appreciation to all the music directors, musicians, choirs, gesturers, those who set up, and those who took down, moved altars and equipment, brought cookies, washed dishes, planned the program and especially to our hosts at Ss. Columba-Brigid. My deep gratitude, Sr. Maureen Harris.”

The Trinity Concert Series of “beautiful music in a beautiful space” continues on Sunday, January 26, at 3 p.m. with Peter Gonciarz and Friends. Click HERE to read more about our first concert of 2014.

2014 Calendars ~ Every year we are fortunate to have a beautiful religious calendar for the New Year provided by Bud Dick. There are extra copies available in the ushers’ pew at the break in the middle of the church if you would like one to share with your family or a friend. Again, our thanks to Bud Dick of Vandercher & Dick Funeral Home.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day is being sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Cultural Diversity on Monday, January 20. Volunteers will be assigned to give some help to the following sites: SS. Columba Brigid Church, St. Lawrence Church, and the Bristol Home at 1500 Main Street. If you would like to volunteer your services, you may sign the Volunteer Forms on the altar railing near the Baptismal Font. Please do so today. Thank you.