Baldachino, coffered ceiling and skylight in the Sanctuary of Blessed Trinity Church. Photo credit: Sean Brodfuehrer

Baldachino, coffered ceiling and skylight in the Sanctuary of Blessed Trinity Church.
Photo credit: Sean Brodfuehrer

February 23 – March 2, 2014


Weekly Activities

Sunday, February 23 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Ladies Sodality Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Tuesday, February 25 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at P.S. #61 ~ Community Forum

Tuesday, February 25 ~ NO Choir Rehearsal.

Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Sunday, March 2 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour and Ladies Sodality Raffle in St. Charles Hall.

Coming soon! Bingo camera with monitors and electronic verification! 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, February 23 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Patricia H. Garman (Requested by Mary and Bob Kresse)

Monday, February 24 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, February 25 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of St. Gerard’s (Parish)

Wednesday, February 26 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Thursday, February 27 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. –  Gladys Kibler (Estate)

Friday, February 28 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, March 1 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Sunday, March 2 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Allen M. Andrew (Wife, Daughter and Family) and Deceased Members of the Laurent, Curtin, Roche and Elizabeth and Josephine Nawrocki Families (Karen Laurent)


News from our Parish Community

Our Ladies Sodality will meet in St. Charles Hall on Sunday, February 23, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. The meeting will be hosted by Marianne Pernick and Patty Gallisdorfer, and all women of the parish are invited to attend. The membership vice president, Mickey Dick, reminds members that have not yet paid their 2014 dues, to bring them to the February 23 meeting. Mickey is working on a new telephone/email tree, so it is important to have your up-to-date contact information. Annual dues are still only $4 for active members and $5 for associate members. Life members are free.

Parishioners are invited to “Help Build the Future of Leroy/Fillmore!” ~ LPCiminelli invites us to an interactive community forum on Tuesday, February 25, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at P.S. #61, 463 Leroy at Grider. They will be sharing a “new vision” for the neighborhood based on feedback they collected at their fall meeting, which many of you attended. In turn, we will have the chance to respond and offer additional feedback for consideration. This will be a wonderful opportunity for Blessed Trinity to play a part in building the future of OUR neighborhood. We encourage you to attend this important meeting. Please call 218-4698 or send an email to community [at] lpciminelli [dot] com and indicate that you will be attending so that the organizers can plan accordingly.

Basket of Cheer

Basket of Cheer

Mardi Gras Raffle on Sunday ~ Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for our Basket of Cheer Raffle, which will take place on Sunday, March 2, at a special Mardi Gras-themed coffee hour hosted by the Ladies Sodality. The first prize Basket of Cheer, courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, is valued at approximately $250. There are two second prizes: $50 gift cards for Wegman’s and Dash’s. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5. Additional tickets are available at the rectory and at coffee hour, prior to the raffle. Please DO NOT place raffle returns in the collection basket next weekend. If you are unable to attend coffee hour, please give your tickets to someone who is.

Minister of Holy Communion Training – If you would like to prepare for this ministry for our parish, there will be a training at Christ the King Seminary on March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Applications are available from Sr. Barbara. These forms will need to be returned to her by March 1. Upon Father Reger’s approval, completed applications will be sent to the Office of Worship. Approved applicants should bring a Bible and a brown bag lunch or snack. Beverages will be provided. Any questions, please contact Sister Barbara at 833-0301.

National Black and Indian Mission Collection ~ Our parish will take up this annual collection on the weekend of March 1st and 2nd. Our support of this collection helps build the Church in African American, Native American, and Alaskan Native communities. Schools, parish religious education programs, and diocesan ministries depend on your generosity to help them spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins the BCAS at Blessed Trinity on March 30, 2014.

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins the BCAS at Blessed Trinity on March 30.

The Trinity Series Continues on March 30 ~ When The Buffalo Choral Arts Society (BCAS) performs at Blessed Trinity on Sunday, March 30, they will be joined by guest soprano soloist Karen Saxon. A graduate of the Buffalo Public Schools, Ms. Saxon completed her B.A. in Vocal Performance from Buffalo State College and an M.S. Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. She presently teaches music at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, is a musician at Bethel AME Church, and Assistant Conductor of the Orchard Park Chorale. You won’t want to miss hearing Karen Saxon and the 100+ member Buffalo Choral Arts Society on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. Please save the date and invite your friends. Click HERE for more information.


News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community 

Annual Novena of Grace in Honor of St. Francis Xavier will be prayed from March 4 – 12 in services at St. Michael’s Church, 651 Washington Street, in downtown Buffalo. Novena Masses are at 6:45, 10:00, Noon, and 5:00 each day with special homilies at Noon and 5:00. The regular Mass schedule continues on Sunday at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, Noon and 5:00. The Church is handicap accessible. Info at 854-6726.

S.H.I.N.E Workshop for mothers and daughters in grades 4-7 at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The S.H.I.N.E. (She Has Inner Natural Excellence) program is designed to help build a healthy identity for young girls and between mothers and daughters. Workshops include communication, movement, mindfulness, and goal setting. Information: 716-834-2101, ext. 311.

Respite for Women with Cancer ~ A respite for women who have cancer is being held on the weekend of March 21 – 23 at Stella Niagara Retreat Center. The weekend includes opportunities for prayer, relaxation and group sharing. A $10 donation is suggested to cover lodging, meals and resources. Single parents and women with low income will be given preference. The program is sponsored by the Women’s Respite Program, with support from the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Roswell Park. For further information contact Sister Maureen Harris at 892-2471 ex. 18.