June 22 – June 29, 2014


Weekly Activities

Monday, June 23 from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. ~ Wake for Bridget Dick Blesnuk in Church.

Monday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Wake Service for Bridget Dick Blesnuk in Church.

Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. ~ Ladies Sodality Dinner with Guest Speaker in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, June 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, June 28 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.

Bridget Dick Blesnuk July 11, 1970 - June 20, 2014 Former Music Director 1991 - 2010

Bridget Dick Blesnuk
July 11, 1970 – June 20, 2014
Former Music Director
1991 – 2010

Mass Intentions

Sunday, June 22 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Jerome and Mary Margaret Maisano (Requested by Roger Duryea) and Christine D. Uba (Requested by Mary and Bob Kresse)

Sunday, June 22 ~ Baptism of Erik Robert Brodfuehrer at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, June 23 ~ Communion Service at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 24 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Deceased Members and Family Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, June 25 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Thursday, June 26 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, June 27 ~ Mass at 11 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Saturday, June 28 ~ Vigil Mass – Pauline Viola (Joseph and Family)

Sunday, June 29 ~ Mass at 10 a.m. – Reverend Anthony Gagliardo (Mark Stambach

Sunday, June 29 ~ Baptism of Chidi Christopher Iheke at 10 a.m. Mass


News from our Parish Community

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 and Plants of the Bible” (more below) 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.

Flowers and Plants of the Bible ~ All are invited to  Flowers and Plants of the Bible ~ Their Meaning and Their Symbolism. This slide lecture, presented by Dr. B.G. Flickinger, will take place on Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. (following the Ladies Sodality Dinner) in St. Charles Hall.  Stop by after the Sodality dinner and enjoy some fascinating information on flowers.  Dr. Flickinger has four university degrees and is a journalist who has been on the lecture circuit for 20 years. The Sodality welcomes your presence for this intriguing discussion. For more information contact Marianne Pernick by clicking HERE.

A Giant “THANK YOU!!” to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with so many events over the past month: the Sacred Sites Open House in May, the Colored Musicians Club concert on June 1, the Path through History Weekend on June 7, and our end-of-Easter season de-decorating this past week. It’s been a very busy time, and we couldn’t have done it without you! You’re a great group – God bless you all!!

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. 

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

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