"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst'." John 6:35 P. Kuhnle's ceramic sculpture of the Last Supper over the inside door in Blessed Trinity's Right (West) Transept. Photo credit: Steve Mangione

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger,
and whoever believes in me will never thirst’.” John 6:35
P. Kuhnle’s ceramic sculpture of the Last Supper over the inside door in Blessed Trinity’s Right (West) Transept.
Photo credit: Steve Mangione

August 2 – August 9, 2015

Weekly Activities

Sunday, August 2 following the 10 a.m. Mass ~ Ladies Sodality Board Meeting in the Rectory

Wednesday, August 5 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ~ Mobile Farmer’s Market in the driveway next to FLARE

Thursday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, August 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, August 8 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, August 2 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Margaret F. Schirmann (Requested by Mary C. Stoddard) and Judy Chiariello (Requested by Bud and Mickey Dick)

Monday, August 3 ~NO SERVICE

Tuesday, August 4 ~ St. John Vianney ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Wednesday, August 5 ~ Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major ~ NO SERVICE

Thursday, August 6 ~ Transfiguration of the Lord ~  Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Friday, August 7 ~  St. Sixtus II & Companions; St. Cajetan~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Saturday, August 8  ~ St. Dominic ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Deceased Members of the Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds & Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Sunday, August 9 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – For the Intentions of the Ejimadu Family (Fidelia and Family) and Celia, Robert and Emmanuel Marien (Katheen Marien)

Readings for the Week of August 2

Sunday: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35
Monday: Nm 11:4b-15; Mt 14:13-21
Tuesday: Nm 12:1-13; Mt 14:22-36 or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14
Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29a, 34-35; Mt 15:21-28
Thursday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Mk 9:2-10
Friday: Dt 4:32-40; Mt 16:24-28
Saturday: Dt 6:4-13; Mt 17:14-20
Sunday, August 9: 1 Kgs 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51

Summer in the City Tuesday, August 4

Summer in the City
Tuesday, August 4

News from our Parish Community

Summer in the City ~ The annual CCCB Summer in the City celebration takes place this year on Tuesday, August 4, in conjunction with National Night Out 2015. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Martin de Porres Church parking lot, 555 Northampton St. Music will be provided by Trigger Gaston and the Jazz Group. We invite you to help in whatever way you are able: bring a dessert or special dish (with serving utensil); help serve for a one-hour interval, beginning at 5:00 p.m.; help with clean-up at 8:00 p.m. For further information, call our parish co-ordinator, Dan Korchowsky, at 716-689-4783 or 716-465-4771.

The Parish Council will hold an important summer meeting on Wednesday, August 12, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall.

More About Our Preservation Project ~ Earlier this year, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church received word from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that our application for funding to repair and restore major sections of our landmark church had been approved. With God’s help, we have begun the process of making these improvements happen in accordance with State and Federal standards. Firms wishing to submit proposals for architectural design services in connection with restoring our roof, nave windows and front entrance steps were required to demonstrate education, experience and expertise in historic preservation and the development of Sectarian Budgets as well as assurances of significant (30%) contracting opportunities for minority-and woman-owned business enterprises. Members of our building heritage committee and their advisers evaluated the proposals submitted in response and are currently in the process of selecting an architectural firm that will head up the restoration project over the next 18-24 months. Each member of our team takes his/her responsibilities very seriously, and they request that you continue to pray that their decisions will be inspired ones.


An Evening Farmer’s Market Comes to Leroy Avenue ~ Every Wednesday evening, from 4-6 p.m., now through October 22nd, the Massachusetts Avenue Project’s Mobile Market will be coming to the FLARE! Rain or shine, you’ll find “a farmers market on wheels” in the driveway next to FLARE. On Thursday evenings, from 4-6 p.m., it will be at nearby Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Avenue. Take advantage of this twice a week opportunity to shop for fresh produce from local growers right in your neighborhood! For more information, Click HERE.

Women from Blessed Trinity enjoy hospitality of  the Sisters of St. Mary Namur following Mary  of Magdala Celebration.

Women from Blessed Trinity enjoy hospitality of the Sisters of St. Mary Namur following Mary of Magdala Celebration.

Women from Blessed Trinity were among those attending a St. Mary of Magdala Celebration on Wednesday, July 22, at the Chapel of the Sisters of St. Mary Namur, 241 Lafayette Avenue, in Buffalo. The service, one of many held throughout the world on the feast of one of Jesus’ most influential apostles, also honored Sister Mary (Joan) Thompson, SSMN. The former Sister Mary Robert was an educator and author who died unexpectedly on July 7. Three selections from her book, “Mary of Magdala: Apostle and Preacher,” were read as part of the service. Click HERE for additional photos from the celebration.

Are You or Someone You Know an Out-of-Work Job Seeker? Facing the challenge of being unemployed and working through this tough economy is tough enough. You don’t have to go it alone. Contact the Office of Family Life Ministries for your free packet containing practical resources, prayers, scripture support and programs designed to support you on your journey. Just call us at 716-847-2210 or email familylife [at] buffalodiocese [dot] org.

Catholic Biblical Studies Program ~  For those who’ve been part of it, this opportunity is often credited with being a “life changer,” sometimes bringing people back to a meaningful experience of faith, sometimes carrying them through difficult challenges and personal crises and always opening the door to meeting remarkable women and men. It has quietly but steadily continued for nearly three decades and now is taking a slightly altered form, adapted to the needs of busy people.  An introductory Bible study, “Israel Becomes God’s People,” will start in September.  This is to be the first of three seven-week sessions planned for the school year 2015-2016.  The locations will be:

  • John Vianney Parish, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon;
  • Vincent de Paul Parish, 6441 Seneca St., Springbrook on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
  • The Newman Center (UB North), 495 Skinnersville Rd., Amherst on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration information with details about specific class dates and cost is available on the website www.cbstudies.org and by phone at (716) 871-9180. You can also learn about other upcoming events sponsored by the Catholic Biblical Studies Program involving nationally known speakers and teachers. (Our parishioner, Elsieta Chapman, has been participating in this program. She would be happy to share her experience and answer any questions you may have. See her after Sunday Mass or call 892-1204).

Planter at the west (right) side entrance of the church.

Planter at the west (right) side entrance of the church.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Dinner Lecture Series at Christ the King Seminary ~ “Praying with Masterpieces of Art” presented by Jan Sheridan on Wednesday, August 5. Reservations are required. Dinner is at 5:45 p.m.; lectures are from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in the main dining room of Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora. To register, call Gayle Angelli at 716-805-1438.

Kingdom Building ~ Back to School/City-Wide Youth Summit is being sponsored by St. Martin de Porres Youth and Young Adult Ministry, from Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Church located at 555 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY. Special workshop musical guest: Mr. David Frazier, composer of “I Need You To Survive.” These sessions – spirited musical rehearsals on Friday and Saturday with a concluding service of prayer and praise on Sunday evening – offer spiritual renewal and awakening opportunities to youth and young adults. Friday evening runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday’s Ecumenical Prayer and Praise Worship Service begins a 5 p.m. The attire for Youth Workshop attendees on Sunday evening: Denim bottoms and “#IAMVALUABLE” T-Shirt available at www.iamvaluablemovement.org  Come and meet the Lord as the Young Church gathers for prayer and praise. All youth, of all Catholic and Christian Churches are invited to come and share our enthusiastic worship of our One God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Third Annual Peaceprints Hike for Hope and 5K Wellness Walk will be held Saturday, August 29 on the Ring Road in Delaware Park. You are invited to join in leaving Peaceprints! Call 856-6131 for further information.

Nineteenth Annual Irish Famine Memorial Mass, Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Erie Basin Marina. Celebrant: Bishop Richard J. Malone; music by Kindred. Bring a lawn chair to this beautiful outside waterfront Mass. Non-perishable food and/or monetary donation to support St. Vincent DePaul Society philanthropic famine relief. Rain or Shine.

Summer Celebration Features Big Band Dance Under The Stars! Sunday, August 30, from 7 – 9:30 p.m., St. Joseph University Church will host an outdoor Big Band Concert and Dance featuring the Jim Tudini Band with Bobby Militello. Join us for a great summer evening of music and dance under the stars!

Griefshare: A Supportive Group, When You Have Lost Someone Dear ~ 2 Wednesdays per month, starting Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Our Lady of Pompeii Parish Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086. Go to www.olpparish.com for details or call Sister Joyce at 716-683-6522.