March 22 – March 29, 2015
Sunday, March 22 following the 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Reception for Mass Mob IX in St. Charles Hall, hosted by the parish.
Monday, March 23 following 6:30 p.m. Lenten Journey Mass ~ Reception for CCCB Parishes in St. Charles Hall.
Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.
Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Sunday, March 29 from 2:15-2:45 p.m. ~ Guided tours of Blessed Trinity Church.
Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m. ~ Camerata di Sant’ Antonio in concert.
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.
Due to Holy Week observances, there will be NO BINGO games on April 2nd or 4th, 2015.
Sunday, March 22 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – John Duffy (Requested by Family) and Sara Dick (Requested by Family)
Monday, March 23 ~ St. Turibius of Mogrovejo ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.
Monday, March 23 ~ CCCB Lenten Journey Mass at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Grace Marie Ptak (Family)
Wednesday, March 25 ~ The Annunciation of the Lord ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Intentions of the Ejimrou Family (Fidelia and Family)
Thursday, March 26 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – John Petock (Family)
Friday, March 27 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Saturday, March 28 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary C. Nelson (Family)
Sunday, March 29 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Mary Reilly (The Gallisdorfers) and Sylvia Griffin (Bud and Mickey Dick)
Click HERE to view our Schedule of Holy Week Services.
News from our Parish Community
Lenten Journey Masses ~ The final Monday Lenten Journey Mass sponsored by the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo (“CCCB”) comes to Blessed Trinity this Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. It will be followed by a social with light refreshments in St. Charles Hall. Please make a special effort to be with us and welcome members from the other CCCB parishes on this last Monday before the start of Holy Week.
The Trinity Series celebrates community heritage at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, when Blessed Trinity welcomes the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Chamber Orchestra presenting “Mozart Noir.” Founded in 2002, the Camerata – which includes members of the BPO – seeks to present concerts that preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage of our community. “Mozart Noir,” part of their “Mostly Mozarts” series will feature the music of gifted Black Composers including Chevalier de Saint Georges, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, and Harry T. Burleigh. Our cultural heritage expressed in church architecture will be the focus of pre-concert tours from 2:15-2:45 p.m. Please join us for an afternoon of performance art and architecture, ending with a post-concert reception hosted by Amberleigh Retirement Community of Williamsville. Concert tickets, available at the door, are $17. Funding from the City of Buffalo will provide free admission for students under the age of 15 when accompanied by an adult or high school students with valid school ID. The 2014-15 Trinity Concert Series concludes on Sunday, May 24, with our resident ensemble, The Buffalo Brass Choir under the direction of Nick DelBello performing “Reflections on the Dance.” Click HERE for more information about the Trinity Concert Series.
Buffalo Mass Mob IX an Unqualified Success ~ On Sunday, March 22, we welcomed more than 600 people to the 10 a.m. Mass as the Buffalo Mass Mob visited Blessed Trinity. Members from our docent team were on hand before and after Mass to familiarize visitors with our church’s architectural features and explain symbolism and artworks. Our parish community extends heartfelt thanks to the Buffalo Mass Mob organizers Christopher Byrd, Danielle Huber, Alan Oberst, and Greg Witul; Father Reger; Sister Barbara Horan; Nick DelBello and the Choir; our docents; Mass Mob photographer Arthur Kogutowski; and all the wonderful parishioners who volunteered to help before, during and after Mass Mob IX. The special liturgy also attracted a team from the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) in Washington, DC, a TV crew from our diocesan Day Break TV Productions, and a cameraman from WGRZ-TV. Click HERE to be connected to the Buffalo Mass Mob’s Facebook page and links to photos from Sunday at Blessed Trinity and a TV segment with WGRZ’s Ron Plants. We will be sure to let you know which Sunday the feature will air on the PBS Show, “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly,” broadcast locally on WNED-TV (Channel 17).
Penance Services ~ As Holy week approaches, we encourage you to participate in a communal penance service. There will be one at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at St. Joseph University Church and another on Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Church.
Statement of Church Contributions ~ Anyone needing a Statement of Contributions for income tax purposes, please contact Roy Laciura at the rectory (833-0301).
Catholic Charities ~ Palm Sunday, March 29, is the second weekend of the 2015 Appeal! It’s a perfect time to give if you haven’t already done so. To all societies and other parish organizations – don’t forget to support Catholic Charities with your contribution to the Appeal, too. All day, every day, whenever someone is in need, Catholic Charities is “finding good within” helping to protect, strengthen and empower our neighbors across Western New York. Find Good Within. Share God’s Goodness. Please give to the 2015 Catholic Charities Appeal. Find out more at http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
Catholic Charities Offers a Gathering Place ~ The Adult Day Program located in the city of Buffalo, NY near the historic Broadway Market has been in existence since 1973 and was the first social adult day center in upstate New York. Currently there are between 35-40 participants, with an average daily census of between 12 and 18. The program operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Its staffing ratio ranges from 5:1 to 6:1. Some of the unique activities offered include: Tai Chi classes (Falls Prevention), inter-generational programming (collaborations with Buffalo Schools), creative and expressive arts, music and movement. Please call 896-6388, ext. 212, to arrange a visit for lunch and a tour.