April 13 – April 20, 2014
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Bingo will not be played on Thursday or Saturday of Holy Week.
Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in Church.
Thursday, April 17 following 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper ~ Supper of Friends in St. Charles Hall.
Friday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. ~ Decorating the Church for Easter.
Saturday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Sunday, April 13 ~ Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord ~ Mass at 10 a.m. Shakara Purks (Requested by The Gallisdorfers) and Richard and Mary James (Requested by Dorothy Lien)
Monday of Holy Week, April 14 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday of Holy Week, April 15 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)
Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Holy Thursday, April 17 ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 a.m. – The Poor, The Unemployed, The Unwanted
Good Friday, April 18 ~ Stations of the Cross at 12 noon
Good Friday, April 18 ~ Solemn Service at 3 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 19 ~ Easter Vigil Mass at 7 p.m. – Living and Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish
Easter Sunday, April 20 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Blessed Trinity Parish Community
News from our Parish Community
Penance Service ~ The Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo provide an opportunity to participate in a Communal Sacrament of Reconciliation at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 135 N. Ogden Street, Buffalo.
Supper of Friends ~ This simple meal including prayer and reflection in a peaceful, quiet setting will follow the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 17. The gathering will end in church with an opportunity for private prayer at the Repository, beginning at 10:00 p.m.
Decorating for Easter ~ Easter presents a very special challenge. No decorating can be done until the end of Good Friday Services, and it must be finished for the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. Our goal is to complete the task Friday evening, and we invite YOU to help us reach this goal. A great deal of care goes into preparing our church for the most important liturgical celebration of the year. There are all kinds of tasks to be done — something for everyone. We hope you can help us on Friday evening, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please enter church using the door near the wheelchair ramp. Thank You.
We give prayerful thanks for the Canisius College Students, including members of the Canisius Accounting Society, who gave of their time and youthful energy on Saturday, April 12, in helping parish volunteers clean our church for Holy Week. Parishioners included Judy Casassa, Alice Davis, Bud & Mickey Dick, Ellen Duffy, Madonna Hartzell, Barbara Ivy, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathy Press, Sr. Liz Savage and Palma Zanghi. The students, Jonathan Corona, Joe Fahey, Julia Gaiser, Danielle Giancarlo, Keon Hall, Wesley Ireland, Trey Loomis, Mackenzie McGinnity, Brian Ngwyen, Chris O’Donnell, Laura Pullano, Ben Schaver, and Christian Westermeier, were participating in Canisius College Community Day.
Good Friday Collection – Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week and Easter as our hearts, minds and prayers are drawn to the Holy Land. Once a year, on Good Friday, our parish is called upon to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many of them depend on the collection for their lives. As a pontifical collection requested by Pope Francis, the annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to help protect holy places. When you donate on Good Friday, you are supporting these Christians. Franciscans and others in the Holy Land are housing and feeding the poor, providing religious formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry. For more information, visit http://www.myfranciscan.org/. Please be as generous as your abundance allows.
Catholic Charities: Heart at work: The 2014 appeal officially ends on April 13. Please help to ensure that the appeal reaches its goal of $10.8 million by responding with your contribution or pledge today. Your donation helps educate, counsel and train parents; provide basic assistance to families; and the hope of a brighter future to youth through our workforce and education programs. If you haven’t already contributed, please support the annual appeal with a generous gift. Our parish Chair, Bob Heicklen, or Father Reger will gratefully accept your donation. Find out more at http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.
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
- News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
Camp Turner Brochures for 2014 Summer Session can be found on the table in the front entrance vestibule. Information regarding registration is noted on the brochure, or you can visit their web site by clicking HERE.