DIOCESAN MASS CELEBRATION MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Blessed Trinity Church

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Blessed Trinity Church


January 11 – January 18, 2015

Weekly Activities

Sunday, January 11 at 3:00 p.m. ~ Trinity Series Concert, Christmas Re-Gifted, in church.

Monday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. ~ “Take-Down Party” in church.

Tuesday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Thursday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, January 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, January 17 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.

Sunday, January 18 following 10:30 a.m. Diocesan Mass  ~ Reception in St. Charles Hall.

Combined Choirs of Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii in Concert, January 11, 2015

Combined Choirs of Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii in Concert, January 11, 2015

Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 11 ~ Baptism of the Lord ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Bridget Dick Blesnuk (Requested by Paula and Dennis Hunt) and Frederick Reger (Requested by Madonna Hartzell)

Monday, January 12 ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 13 ~ St. Hilary ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Church (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, January 14 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. ~ Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Thursday, January 15 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. Mass – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, January 16 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, January 17 ~ St. Anthony, Abbot ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. –  Anna Snyder (Estate)

Sunday, January 18 ~ Mass at 10:30 a.m. – Diocesan Mass Celebration – Martin Luther King, Jr.

News from our Parish Community


Take-Down Party ~ It’s back to Ordinary Time. Please join us Monday evening, January 12, at 6:30 p.m. for a quick ‘n easy “Take-Down Party.” With your help, we can bundle up our lovely Christmas treasures and pack them away in record time. Please come.

Our Trinity Concert Series ~ Christmas Re-Gifted, a choral concert featuring the combined choirs of Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii Churches took place on Sunday, January 11, 2015Directed and accompanied by Nick DelBello and Peter Gonciarz, the choirs performed favorites from their Christmas repertoires before an appreciative audience of almost 100 people. If you weren’t able to attend or wished you had brought a guest, the performance will be repeated at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 158 Lavarack Ave., Lancaster on Friday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration ~ On Sunday, January 18 at 10:30 a. m. we will be hosting the Diocesan Mass Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. here at Blessed Trinity. “Rebuilding the Bridge: Answering God’s Call” is the theme of the celebration with Principal Celebrant Bishop Richard Malone and Guest Homilist Rev. Brother Henry Fulmer, OFM, from St. Joseph Church in the Diocese of Charleston, SC. An offertory collection at the Mass will be used to fund the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, as will proceeds from a basket raffle at the reception following the Mass. Parishioners are asked to donate theme baskets for the raffle. Someone will be in St. Charles Hall to receive them prior to the 10:30 p.m. Mass.

MLK Day of Service ~ Monday, January 19, is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, and three sites are looking for volunteers to help with specific projects. There is a sign-up sheet on the altar rail near the baptismal font. Ss. Columba-Brigid, 418 N. Division Street, is looking for volunteers beginning at 9:30 a.m. to help clean the building where they host homeless families in the Family Promise program. St. Lawrence, 1520 E. Delavan,  is seeking help to organize their food pantry “Larry’s Closet.” Their start time is 9:15 a.m. The third site is the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center, 76 Church Street, where volunteers will begin cleaning and organizing at 9:00 a.m.

Catholic Charities 2015 Goal ~ Find Good Within. Share God’s Goodness. Last year, through the generous support of donors throughout Western New York, Catholic Charities was able to positively impact the lives of children, families and seniors in our community with basic needs like food, clothing and shelter, to mental health counseling and educational services. Bishop Richard Malone has announced our goal of $10.9 million and patron saint of the 2015 Appeal. St. Francis of Assisi was a man of action whose simplicity of life extended to ideas and deeds. When you support the Appeal, you are “finding good within” and offering comfort and relief to people in need. Find out more at our newly redesigned website, http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.

2015 Calendars ~ The new Blessed Trinity Calendars were distributed last weekend. There are extra copies in the ushers’ pew in the middle of church. Please feel free to take copies for family members, etc. Thanks again to Bud and Mickey Dick, Vandercher & Dick Funeral Home, for providing these beautiful calendars for our use.

Have a little time and love to spare? Catholic Charities administers the Foster Grandparent Program in Erie County and is calling out to income eligible individuals over 55 to share their experience, skills and talents, and change young lives. At schools and child care centers, foster grandparents receive a modest stipend and provide a consistent model for children who welcome a loving hand. For more information, contact Susan e-mail: susan [dot] seawood [at] ccwny [dot] org or Erin e-mail: erin [dot] pustulka [at] ccwny [dot] org or call (716) 896-6388.


News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

New Pantry Opens January 9 to serve the community ~ Towne Square Food Pantry, 2710 North Forest Road, Getzville opens January 9 to serve individuals residing in zip codes 14068 and 14221 who are having trouble meeting their food needs. Hour of operations are Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed for lunch from noon – 12:30 p.m. The new pantry is a joint effort of Catholic Charities and Temple Beth Zion. For more information, call 716-218-1450 ext. 2005.