Click HERE for additional photos from Easter 2015 at Blessed Trinity
April 5 – April 12, 2015
Tuesday, April 7 ~ Choir takes a much deserved night off. No rehearsal.
Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, April 11 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.
Easter Sunday, April 5 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Blessed Trinity Parish Community
Easter Monday, April 6 ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.
Easter Tuesday, April 7 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Requested by Estate)
Easter Wednesday, April 8 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish – (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Easter Thursday, April 9 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)
Easter Friday, April 10 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Easter Saturday, April 11 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Memorial Mass for James Stengel
Easter Saturday, April 11 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Leo Townsell (Horan Family)
Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Frederick Reger (Angela Jost)
News from our Parish Community
Happy Easter to All ~ With Jay Cormier, we wish you and pray with you:
Father, this day we celebrate the empty tomb of you Son — your ultimate promise of HOPE, of LIFE, of LOVE for humanity. May the JOY of this Easter morning give us the GRACE and COURAGE, to abandon the tombs we create for ourselves and WELCOME THE RESURRECTION into our lives; to renew and re-create our world in the light of the Risen One; to PROCLAIM in every moment of our lives THE GOSPEL OF THE EASTER CHRIST!
Decorating Team Kudos ~ On behalf of the entire parish community, we extend out heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who turned out at 6:30 p.m. on Good Friday to decorate our church for Easter, under the direction of Father Reger and Sister Barbara. It’s amazing to see how each person — even the ones who were there for the first time — played a part in completing the grand decorating scheme. We think you will have to agree that the results are awesome.
Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Concert ~ We’re still on an musical “high” from Palm Sunday’s performance of “Mozart Noir” by the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Weber. From Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, dedicated to the memory of our former music director, Bridget Blesnuk, through the U. S. première of Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s Haytian Suite Op 51a, and Harry Burliegh’s arrangement of Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child, we were treated to amazing symphonic music in our church’s splendid acoustic. And thanks to the commentary of conductor Chris Weber, we also came away with a new knowledge of black composers Chevalier de Saint Georges, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Harry Burliegh, as well as an appreciation of their musical compositions. To see photos from our concert, Click HERE. You have one more opportunity to enjoy the Camerata this season. They will be performing the music of Giachino Rossini, the Italian Mozart, on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street, Buffalo.
Final Trinity Series Concert on May 24 ~ There is just one concert remaining in our 2014-15 Trinity Series. Reflections on a Dance brings the concert season to a resounding close as our resident musical ensemble, the Buffalo Brass Choir, under the direction of Nick DelBello, performs music inspired by the dance. Their repertoire will include Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Ginastera’s Dances from Estancia and David Sampson’s imaginative Reflections on a Dance. And here’s a tip for those of you who enjoyed the resonance of the Camerata’s string ensemble in our sanctuary: you’re going to be blown away by the Buffalo Brass Choir! Please plan to be with us on Sunday, May 24, at 3:00 p.m.
Buffalo Mass Mob IX an Unqualified Success ~ A huge THANK YOU to all the folks who worked so diligently to make Mass Mob IX at Blessed Trinity such a wonderful experience: Eucharistic ministers, lectors, choir members, greeters, ushers, cleaners (including a team from Canisius College), reception volunteers, docents, those who helped prepare printed materials, Fr. Reger, Sr. Barbara, Deacon Jimmie, the rectory staff, and all of you who treated our 600 guests to a large dose of warm hospitality. It was so nice to see a packed church! The TV cameras took it all in as well, and we look forward to seeing ourselves on PBS’s “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” sometime later in April. Best part: we all took another step together down our Lenten journey toward Easter! The special liturgy also attracted 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, broadcast locally on WNED-TV (Channel 17).
Our Parishioner, Lorena James, is in the second semester of her sophomore year at Nichols School. She has been studying the Mandarin Chinese language for six years. In late March, Lorena took off for a school trip to China. Travel in China will reinforce her learning experience and provide cultural exchange. During part of her trip Lorena will live with selected Asian families. This year, Lorena has also been participating in the Confirmation program at St. Joseph University Church. She will be confirmed later in April. Our prayers and good wishes are with Lorena.
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.