St. Kateri Tekakwitha July 14 Woodcarving, gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY, on right (west) transept wall

St. Kateri Tekakwitha
July 14
Woodcarving, gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY, on right (west) transept wall

July 13 – July 20, 2014


Weekly Activities

Thursday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, July 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, July 19 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, July 13 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Bridget Dick Blesnuk (Requested by Madonna Hartzell)

Monday, July 14 ~ St. Kateri Tekakwitha ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 15 ~ St. Bonaventure ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Laura Mondello (Angela Jost)

Wednesday, July 16 ~ Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Thursday, July 17 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Friday, July 18 ~ St. Camillus de Lellis ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Bernard H. Fix and Ruth R. Fix (Estate)

Saturday, July 19 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John Dial (Bud & Mickey Dick)

Sunday, July 20 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Bridget Dick Blesnuk (Angela Jost) and Judith B. Attea (Bob and Mary Kresse)

News from our Parish Community

Mission Cooperative 2014 ~ During the weekend of July 19-20, we will welcome Jason Bach, who will speak at our liturgies about the work of Franciscan Mission Service (“FMS”). A separate second collection will be taken up at our Masses next Saturday and Sunday for this appeal. Franciscan Mission Service prepares and supports Catholic lay women and men for two-year assignments in partnership with the poor and oppressed of Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Upon their return, they share their life-changing experiences in our North American Church and society. In addition, FMS offers domestic volunteer opportunities in their Washington, DC office and leads Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips for groups to South Africa and Bolivia. Please be generous in your financial support of overseas endeavors in response to the Church’s call to worldwide mission. For more information, visit

A note of appreciation, as it appeared in our parish bulletin on July 12 and 13, 2014.

A note of appreciation, as it appeared in our parish bulletin on July 12 and 13, 2014.

Summer Respite Program for Single Moms ~ Please note the posters displayed at our 3 entrances. If you are interested in this program given at Stella Niagara Campus near Lewiston from Wednesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 2, please contact Sister Barbara for the application forms.

Mark Your Calendars ~ On Sunday afternoon, August 10, the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo will be celebrating “SUMMER IN THE CITY” at St. Lawrence Church, 1520 East Delavan, Buffalo. This year the CCCB event will be combined with the annual celebration of the Feast of St. Lawrence. Festivities will include dessert tents for each of the parishes, BBQ, games, open houses, dance party, jazz band and money raffle. More information will follow.

Sister Claire’s Farewell ~ “Thank You” to all who helped with our “Farewell to Sister Claire” on July 6.  A special THANK YOU to Jessie Wells who coordinated the event. We were pleased that other Sisters from the hospital were able to be here. Sister Claire appreciated the opportunity to be with so many Blessed Trinity parishioners. She will be missed.

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.

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

Family Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Martin de Porres Church from July 28-August 1 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  The experience is for children ages 5-12, teens and adults and includes dinner each evening at 6:00 p.m. Registration fee is $15 per family.  Registration forms are available on table in front vestibule of our church.

St. Martha Parish, located at 10 French Road in Depew, announces its annual lawn fete the weekend of July 25–27.  The lawn fete features: a beer tent and live entertainment from 7-11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3-9 p.m. on  Sunday; Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue on Sunday from 12:30-5:30 p.m. (while supplies last), Adults $10 and Senior/Child $9; Cash Raffle with $10,000 Grand Prize; games; food; entertainment; all paved areas; rain or shine.  For more information visit or on Facebook at Event dates and times:  Friday, July 25, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, July 26, 1 p.m.-midnight; Sunday, July 27, 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

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