“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.” Photo credit: Maria Capilupi

June 8 – June 15, 2014


Weekly Activities

Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Wednesday, June 11 6:30 p.m. ~ Removal of Easter decorations from Church.

Thursday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, June 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, June 14 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, June 8 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Richard and Mary James (Requested by Dorothy Lein) and Gwendolyn Moore (Requested by Christopher Young and David Folmar)

Monday, June 9 ~ St. Ephrem ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 10 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Wednesday, June 11 ~ St. Barnabas, apostle ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Healing for Judith Riga (Mark Stambach)

Thursday, June 12 ~ Mass at 11 p.m. – Healing for Elizabeth-Donatello/Vito (Mark R. Stambach)

Friday, June 13 ~ St. Anthony of Padua ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, June 14 ~ Vigil Mass – Bernadette Dorsheimer (Lorna and Ithrene Cameron)

Sunday, June 15 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Our Fathers (Mary and Bob Kinmartin) and Jimmie and Mildred Porter (Family) 

News from our Parish Community

Farewell to the Easter Season ~ On Wednesday evening, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll be removing our Easter decorations and packing them away. No decorating ability is needed, so … there’s nothing to stop you from joining us. As a show of your appreciation for our Easter splendor and all the volunteers who created and maintained it, please join us this coming Wednesday evening as we “de-decorate” and prepare for our parish feast day, Trinity Sunday. The door on the ramp side of the church will be open. Thank you.

Ladies Sodality Dinner ~ The Ladies Sodality will usher in their summer break with a June 25, 2014 dinner in St. Charles Hall, catered by parishioner David Folmar. Following the dinner, guests will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Bonnie Flickinger entitled “Flowers of the Bible,” and we will be presenting Fr. Reger with a monetary gift for the parish. The evening’s menu will feature herbed marinated beef tenderloin, lemon-thyme chicken, oven roasted red jacket potatoes, grilled vegetable salad, mixed greens salad, coffee, tea and dessert. The dinner is open to all women of the parish, and guests are welcome. The events begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person, with checks payable to: Ladies Sodality of Blessed Trinity.  Reservations are required no later than Sunday, June 22. Click HERE to make yours. Pre-payments are being accepted by Patty Gallisdorfer, Marianne Pernick, and Vera Andrew.

Our Parish Congratulates former Pastoral Associate, Sister Flavia Dampf, on the Seventieth Anniversary of her profession of vows as a Sister of Social Service. If you would like to send her a personal note of congratulations, you may address it to Sr. Flavia Dampf, Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, 4975 Strickler Road, Clarence, New York 14031.

Honoring our Daughters of Charity, Sister Ann Paul Chenard and Sister Claire Edwards ~ We join the Diocese in honoring the Legacy of the Daughters of Charity in Buffalo, celebrated at a June 8 Mass at St. Louis Church and a brunch reception at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. “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 where there is great need and fewer resources, entrusting their rich legacy to the doctors, nurses, and support staff, who will carry on their healing work.” Among the Daughters being honored today are parishioners Sr. Ann Paul Chenard and Sr. Claire Edwards. Sr. Claire presently serves on our Parish Council, is a member of the choir, and the treasurer of our Ladies Sodality. To read more about Buffalo’s Daughters of Charity, click HERE.

Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign ~ On June 7/8, our parish will take up the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). This Collection equips us to share our experience of faith, worship, and witness with the world through Internet, television, radio, and print media. Half of all proceeds remain in our diocese and support local needs, so please be generous in this collection.

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.

Summer Opportunities for Children ~ As we receive information about camps and programs for children, we will display it on the table in the front vestibule of church. 

Rhododendron in church's east side garden. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Rhododendron in church’s east side garden.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick


News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Chicken BBQ ~ Blessed Sacrament Church will hold a chicken BBQ by BW Barbecue on Sunday, June 22, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Gym, 1069 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. All dinners include: garden salad, 2 sides, beverages, and dessert. Adult ½ chicken dinners are $10, child ¼ chicken dinners are $5.

Bereavement Camp for Children ~ Niagara Hospice will present its 14th Weekend Bereavement Camp for children June 27-30. Camp Hope is held at Camp Kenan in Barker and is FREE to children age 7-13 throughout Western New York – whether or not their family ever received hospice services. For one weekend, children who are grieving the loss of a loved one will have the opportunity to share and work through their grief with other children and trained professionals. Call (716) 280-0777 for more information and a camper application. Applications and more information can also be found online at

Call for Artists and Crafters ~ The Parish Community of St. Aloysius Gonzaga invites crafters and artists to participate in our Summerfest Extravaganza on Sunday, June 29 from noon to 6 p.m.  This is a well established event and serves well over 500 BW BBQ dinners.  We also have hot dogs, sausage and beverages for sale, Basket Raffle, Car Show and much more. For more information call St. Aloysius Rectory at 833-1715 or Colleen at 834-1517.

Seeking Cooks & Registered Nurses for Camp Turner ~ Call John at 716-354-4555.  Download application from

St. Vincent de Paul Society News ~ We are in need of furniture, appliances and household items for new families that are settling into our area. Our furniture truck schedules pick up in the Buffalo and suburbs on a daily basis. If you wish to donate, please call 882-3360 for a date and approximate time. Please consult our website for information as to what we will accept and what we cannot accept. Thank you for your support and God Bless you in the name of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic.

Family Justice Center ~ If you are a victim of Domestic Violence in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance counseling, or law enforcement, the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. — “Where Families Come First” — is for you! All services are free. All conversations are strictly private. Further information: 716-558-7233 or