September 14 – September 21, 2014

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, September 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, September 20 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, September 14 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Klosko, Oczek and Rusnak Families (Requested by Family) and Bridget Dick Blesnuk (Requested by Kathleen Marien)

Monday, September 15 ~ Our Lady of Sorrows ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 16 ~ St. Cornelius & St. Cyprian ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Wednesday, September 17 ~ St. Robert Bellarmine ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Thursday, September 18 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Friday, September 19 ~ St. Januarius ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, September 20 ~ Ss. Andrew Kim Tae-gon,  Paul Chong Ha-sang & Companions ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Joan West (West Children) and Naomi M. Plunkett (Richard Plunkett)

Sunday, September 21 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Gus Marien (Ed Marien) and Celia and Robert Marien (Kathleen and Bruce Marien)


News from our Parish Community

Parish Council meetings resume on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall.

Attention Choir Members ~ Please pick up your “Choir Rehearsal Schedule for 2014-2015” from the counter in the Priest’s Sacristy.

Parish Council meetings resume on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall.

Bingo Volunteer Alert ~ On Thursday evening, September 18, our Bonus Ball Jackpot will be $3,605.00.  A larger than usual player turnout is expected and could necessitate the opening of the downstairs cafeteria to accommodate the overflow. Obviously, additional workers are needed to staff both floors. Bingo is the largest source of parish operating funds and an important form of stewardship. If you’ve ever thought about helping, NOW IS THE TIME.  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. Even if you can only give two hours on a Thursday or Saturday, volunteering on a regularly scheduled basis can be extremely helpful. Please consider a gift of time to your parish family.

Many thanks from our Thursday night bingo team to new volunteers Tom and Vontrese who answered the call on September 11.

Welcome Home Sister Flavia – It was SO nice to see and visit with Sister Flavia Dampf at Sunday Mass on September 7. Thank you, Shammy Dunnigan, for bringing her to worship with us again.


Blessed Trinity School Alumni ~ Each fall, alumni and friends of Blessed Trinity School return for a Memorial Mass honoring deceased alumni and faculty of the parish grammar school which served families of the community from 1908 through 1975. Following the Mass, the Alumni Committee hosts a reception in St. Charles Hall. If you or someone you know attended Blessed Trinity School, please encourage them to join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 28. You can read more about this annual event and the work of the Alumni Committee by clicking HERE.

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

Trinity Series Opening Performance ~ Our 2014-15 concert season begins on Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. with an Afternoon of Music, featuring tenor and Buffalo Native Robert Zimmerman and soprano Amy Lynn Grable. This husband and wife duo will perform works of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner. Experience some of opera’s most beloved arias, as well as operetta and musical theater highlights. Please save the date and Click HERE for additional information about these amazing vocalists and our entire season’s offerings of “beautiful music in a beautiful space.” If you know of a business or public place where we could display one of our concert season posters, please see Music Director Nick DelBello.

Soprano Amy Grable

Soprano Amy Grable

October Wine Tasting ~ Our popular Wine Tasting returns on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 7 – 9 p.m. in St. Charles Hall. In addition to wines and expertise courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for you to sample. Please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us for a lovely evening. Advance sale tickets will be available soon. Proceeds benefit the church’s “Under This Roof Fund.”

Christ the King Seminary Appeal ~ On September 20th and 21st our church will hold our annual collection to benefit Christ the King Seminary. There are many people ready to answer the call to ministry to meet the needs of today’s church in our diocese. Please help them to do so by giving generously and remembering Christ the King in your prayers. Give so more can serve. For more information on our Seminary’s mission or programs, go to

Diocesan Celebration of Milestone Wedding Anniversaries ~ Couples celebrating their fiftieth, sixtieth or seventieth wedding anniversaries during 2014 will be honored on Sunday, November 16, at 3:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral followed by a reception at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.  Family members are invited.  If you have celebrated or will be celebrating one of these significant wedding anniversaries during 2014 and would like to participate in this event, please call Sister Barbara (833-0301). Thank you.

High School and Adult Education Information ~ Please check the table in the vestibule near the front entrance for information from area Catholic High Schools regarding their fall events such as:  Scholarship and Entrance Exams, Preparatory Courses for these exams, Open House, Shadow Days, etc., as well as brochures for the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division Programs for 2014-15.

 News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

TRY Founder’s Award Dinner ~ On Friday, September 19, TRY (Teaching and Restoring Youth) celebrates its 8th Annual Founder’s Award Dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Channel 2 News Anchorwoman, Mary Alice Demler, will MC the evening of live music, live and silent auctions and raffles as well as testimonies from TRY residents.  For reservations, please call Sr. Janet at 716-892-2814. The TRY Program provides a safe environment for at-risk girls between the ages of 16 and 21, providing them with access to education, health care, counseling and job training.

Sisters of St. Joseph Octoberfest will be held on Sunday, September 28 from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 151 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Enjoy Dancing – Singing – German Food and Beverages – Knockwurst, Bratwurst, Limburger and more … There will be door prizes, Raffles, and basket raffles. $5.00 per person (includes popcorn, pretzels and music); $6.00 at the door. Call 759-6454, ext. 20, for tickets and more information.

Annual Cure of Ars Awards Dinner ~ Christ the King Seminary will host its Annual Cure of Ars Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The dinner will honor Rev. Robert Yetter, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Swormville and Mr. & Mrs. Francis Zagrobelny, dedicated Seminary advocates and volunteers. The award is presented each year to those whose lives reflect the qualities of Christian dedication and service that marked the life of St. John Vianney. If you wish to attend or would like more information, please contact Laura DeMizio at 716-847-8373 or email ldemizio [at] buffalodiocese [dot] org.

Unpack the Mysteries of the Book of Revelation! Join us for our 2014-2015 Jeff Cavins Catholic DVD Bible Study: “Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come,” at Our Lady of Pompeii Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave. Lancaster, NY, beginning Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. and continuing twice a month on Tuesdays. For more information or to register call Sister Joyce at 716-683-6522, Ext. 103.

Operation Walk USA ~ Kenmore Mercy Hospital is seeking applicants for Operation Walk USA, a national program that will provide a needy patient without insurance with a free joint replacement surgery in December. It provides all aspects of treatment – surgery, hospitalization, and pre- and post-operative care – at no cost to participating patients. Interested patients should call 716-447-6102 to see if they qualify.