One of four angels on the church facade symbolizing the Four Marks of the Church: One, Holy [Sanctitas], Catholic, and Apostolic.

One of four angels on the church facade symbolizing the Four Marks of the Church: One, Holy [Sanctitas], Catholic, and Apostolic.

October 4 – October 11, 2015

Weekly Activities

Sunday, October 4 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Ladies Sodality Meeting in the rectory

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

Saturday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Sunday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in the Loft

*In response to requests from our players, we are instituting age restrictions for admission to Bingo. Beginning Saturday, October 10, we will no longer admit children under 8 years of age.
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, October 4 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Margaret F. Schirmann ( Requested by Mary C. Stoddard) and Ithrene Cameron (Requested by Blessed Trinity Ladies Sodality)

Monday, October 5 ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 6 ~ St. Bruno; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher ~ Anna Snyder (Estate)

Wednesday, October 7 ~ Our Lady of the Rosary ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Thursday, October 8 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of the Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Friday, October 9 ~ St. Denis & Companions; St. John Leonardi ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, October 10 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary Horan Roach (Family)

Sunday, October 11 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Robert and Ceil Marien (Ed Marien) and Joseph Kohn (Family)

Readings for the Week of October 4

Sunday: Gn 2:18-24; Heb 2:9-11; Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12
Monday: Jon 1:1–2:2, 11; Lk 10:25-37
Tuesday: Jon 3:1-10; Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11; Lk 11:1-4
Thursday: Mal 3:13-20b; Lk 11:5-13
Friday: Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2; Lk 11:15-26
Saturday: Jl 4:12-21; Lk 11:27-28
Sunday, October 11: Wis 7:7-11; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27


News from our Parish Community

Our Ladies Sodality will meet in the rectory following the 10 o’clock Mass on Sunday, October 4, for a brief but important business meeting. The agenda will include committee reports, and a discussion of board positions and programs scheduled during the fall and winter months. Please be prepared to make a $2 donation to defray the cost of light refreshments. All women of the parish are invited to attend. We thank our October hostess, Amy Johnson.

The Vocalis Chamber Choir

The Vocalis Chamber Choir

The Vocális Chamber Choir opens our 2015-16 Trinity Concert Series on Sunday, October 18 at 4 PM with texts in tribute to music – its beauty, power, meaning, and emotion. The ensemble of dedicated professionals, under the direction of James Burritt, will perform To Music, featuring the works of Vaughan Williams, Britten, Brahms, Lassus, McGlynn, Brubeck – and other surprises. Please plan to be with us on October 18 as we celebrate the greatest of all art forms with the Vocális Chamber Choir. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available at the door: $15 per person – $10 student.  Click HERE for additional information about the Trinity Series.

Watch for Watches ~ Beginning on Saturday, October 3 and continuing through Sunday, November 8, the Ladies Sodality will be collecting old watches – with our without wristbands — for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The watches do not have to be in working order. They will be repaired or used for parts and sold in the Society’s thrift stores with proceeds used to further the organization’s charitable work. Here is a wonderful opportunity to “de-clutter” a dresser drawer, provide someone with a valued timepiece, and help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the process. Please place your donation in the “No More Mister Nice Watch” container near the statue of St. Joseph.

Buffalo Underground Gardening Volunteers

Buffalo Underground Gardening Volunteers

Prayerful Thanks ~ We are extremely grateful to Buffalo Underground volunteers Melanie Chimento, Maria Blonski, Jeremy Edmunds, Mark Hammer, Thomas Zera, Cindy B., Linda, and Marie who dedicated last Saturday morning to the beautification of our gardens and planters. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that volunteer projects can’t succeed without direction. Thanks also to parishioners Drew Brodfuehrer, Tom Brodfuehrer, Judy Casassa, Bud and Mickey Dick, Dan Korchowsky, and Sister Liz Savage who worked along with them to complete the task.

Canisius students, l. to r. (front) Peyton Richmond, Lota Ofodile; (rear) Luke Topolski , Michael Panzarella.

Canisius students, l. to r. (front) Peyton Richmond, Lota Ofodile; (rear) Luke Topolski, Michael Panzarella.


Canisius Community Day ~ Our volunteer efforts turned inward on Saturday, October 2, when members of the Canisius College Entrepreneurs Organization made Blessed Trinity the focus of their Canisius Community Day. We are extremely grateful to Lota Ofodile (front rt.), Michael Panzarella (back rt.), Peyton Richmond (front left.) and Luke Topolski (back left). The quartet swabbed the floors and washed the pews in our Landmark church and even helped with emergency enclosures by hauling bricks! Thank you for coming to our aid.

Updating Our Records ~ Thanks to all of you who completed the contact information form that appeared in the bulletin for the past two weekends. If you forgot, you can use the form at the bottom of the back page of the weekly bulletin to provide the following information: your name and preferred phone number; your email address; and, if applicable, your new mailing address. Alternatively, you may email the information to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com specifying “Contact Information” in the subject line, or click HERE and use our handy template. Just remember to reference “Contact Information” when submitting information on-line.

Blessed Trinity School Alumni ~ On Sunday, September 27, our parish welcomed alumni of our parish grammar school for their annual Mass honoring deceased classmates and teachers. Attendees included graduates from as long ago as 1930 through the 40th Anniversary and final graduating class of 1975. Parish docent and graduate of the school, Mickey Dick, provided early arrivals with a guided tour, and following the Mass attendees had an opportunity to re-connect with former friends and neighbors at an all-class reception in St. Charles Hall. The highlight of the reception was a split club raffle, with two lucky winners and our church’s Under This Roof Fund sharing in the proceeds. In addition to a $1,300.00 gift from the Alumni Association to the dedicated fund, their mailing also raised $740.oo in individual alumni contributions to the Under This Roof Fund. We thank the Alumni Association for their generosity and continued efforts in support of our parish community.

Jerry Powers, '51, reads the names of the split club raffle winners as Clate Steinwachs, '30, who drew the winning tickets, looks on. (Mr. Steinwachs celebrated his 99th birthday on September 3rd).

Jerry Powers, ’51, reads the names of the split club raffle winners as Clate Steinwachs, ’30, who drew the winning tickets, looks on.
(Mr. Steinwachs celebrated his 99th
birthday on September 3rd).

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Meat Raffle at Our Lady of Pompeii Parish, 158 Laverack Avenue, Lancaster on Saturday, October 10. Doors open at 5 PM, first raffle at 7 PM. Huge grand prize, 50/50 drawings, basket auction, and door prizes. For more information, please go to, then click on Future Meat Raffles. If you would like tickets or to make a reservation (for 6 or more), contact Tim at 716-686-9559.

St. Joseph University Parish’s Social Justice Committee and Pax Christi of WNY are sponsoring a retreat on Saturday, October 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Using the book, A Spirituality of Being Human by Hugh Brady, D. Min., the retreat provides a time to invigorate and restore our spirits on our individual spiritual journeys of confusion, grace and trial, by finding God and hope in ourselves and others.  To register, contact Tom Casey at caseytpc [at] aol [dot] com or 716-491-9172. The retreat will take place in the school cafeteria and space is limited, so register soon! There is a suggested donation of $20, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Catholic Charities Wants to Help. America sets aside October as the month to remember all those who have died at the hands of domestic abuse and celebrate those who have survived. At the same time, the community is called to take action against domestic violence and spread awareness of this issue. If you or a loved one is in immediate danger from domestic violence, call 911. If you are in need of counseling and help planning for the future, call 716-856-4494 or your nearest Catholic Charities office. Find us at