July 5 – July 13, 2014
Saturday, July 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Sunday, July 6 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Reception honoring Sr. Claire Edwards in St. Charles Hall.
Thursday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, July 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, July 12 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.
Saturday, July 5 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Joan West (Requested by the West Children)
Sunday, July 6 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Richard and Mary James (Dorothy Lein)
Monday, July 7 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 8 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Wednesday, July 9 ~ St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Campanions ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Thursday, July 10 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)
Friday, July 11 ~ St. Benedict, Abbot ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Cather M. Maher (Estate)
Saturday, July 12 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Pauline Viola (Joseph and Family)
Sunday, July 13 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Bridget Dick Blesnuk (Madonna Hartzell)
News from our Parish Community
Sister Claire, our prayers go with you ~ “In 1848, eight Sisters of Charity arrived in Buffalo to serve in education, social ministry and healthcare, establishing the city’s first hospital — Sisters of Charity Hospital — on Pearl Place. Over the next 165 years, the Sisters became the Daughters of Charity, growing their healthcare ministry on Main Street in Buffalo and helping to establish the Catholic Health System in 1998. ” This summer, the Daughters will leave Sisters Hospital to serve in other areas of the country where there are great needs and fewer resources. They include Sister Claire Edwards, who presently serves on our Parish Council, is a member of the choir, and the treasurer of our Ladies Sodality. Please join us in St. Charles Hall for a reception honoring Sr. Claire, immediately following Sunday Mass on July 6.
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 at Work ~ Millions of refugees are displaced around the world. Catholic Charities has a tradition of resettling refugees who have been displaced from their countries of birth, fleeing from regimes of insurgents that seek to torture, imprison or kill them. Our Diocese offers a safe haven through the Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program. Here they find shelter, food, clothing and support. For more information on how you might help welcome the transition, call 716-842-0270 and ask for the volunteer coordinator.
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 www.stmarthadepew.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/olbs.fete. 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.