Christmas 2014-15 ~ Schedule of Services

The Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday, January 3
4:30 p.m. ~ Vigil Mass
Sunday, January 4
10:00 a.m. ~ Mass

The Baptism of the Lord
Saturday, January 10
4:30 p.m. ~ Vigil Mass
Sunday, January 11
10:00 a.m. ~ Mass


Click HERE to view photos of our church decorated for Christmas.

January 4 – January 11, 2015

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal Cancelled.

Wednesday, January 7 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Ladies Sodality Meeting in St. Charles Hall.

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

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

Saturday, January 10 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 11 at 3:00 p.m. ~ Trinity Series Concert, Christmas Re-Gifted, in church.

Blessed Trinity Choir in Concert Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Choir in Concert
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 4 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Margaret Schirmann and her family (Requested by Louise Seereiter)

Monday, January 5 ~ St. John Neumann ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 6 ~ St. Andre Bessette ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Church (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, January 7 ~ St. Raymond of Penafort ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. ~ Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)

Thursday, January 8 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. Mass – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, January 9 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Saturday, January 10 ~ Baptism of the Lord ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. –  Winifred Enright (Estate)

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

News from our Parish Community

Blessing of a Home ~ We bless our homes today, knowing that God reveals himself in the daily experiences of our lives. To bless your home, gather the household together and pray the prayer on the front page of the bulletin insert for the Epiphany.

“Creator of the stars of night, who told your prophet, Isaiah, of a time when the light would come, when nations would walk by your light and kings by your shining radiance. You made it so, God of the Ages, and still we love those words. We bask in the light of your newborn Son, and like the kings we come to do him homage. Open us to this holy moment, we pray. Help us to be worthy gifts, and to give ourselves generously to the world you love. We ask this through the same Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one god, for ever and ever. Amen.”

msd.3kings.blsng.smWith chalk, write above the door: 20 + C + M + B + 15, representing the new year and the legendary names of the Magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. Conclude with a favorite Christmas Carol. (Blessed chalk is available near manger scene in Church).

Sodality Mailing ~ The officers and directors of our Ladies Sodality are planning to assemble in St. Charles Hall on Wednesday, January 7, at 7:00 p.m. to prepare a mass mailing of tickets for the February 15, 2015 Basket of Cheer Raffle. They invite other Sodality members to join them and help with the folding, stuffing and sealing.

Our Trinity Concert Series continues at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, 2015, with Christmas Re-Gifted. Our choir members have enjoyed the music of the season so much, they have decided to re-gift it – twice! Join us for a post-holiday concert featuring the combined choirs of Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii Churches performing favorites from their Christmas repertoires, directed and accompanied by Nick DelBello and Peter Gonciarz. 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 Celebration of the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass here at Blessed Trinity. Bishop Richard Malone will preside at the Mass. Our Choir will be providing some of the music for the Liturgy. A reception coordinated by Jessie Wells will take place in the hall following the Mass. More details will follow.

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.

St. John Neumann (1811-1860) January 5 Woodcarving, gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY, Right (West) Transept Wall.

St. John Neumann (1811-1860)
January 5
Woodcarving, gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY, Right (West) Transept Wall.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Christmas Nativity Sets on Display through January 4 ~ The annual display of nativity sets is now taking place at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church located at 75 Hickory Street at Eagle (one block south of Clinton Street in downtown Buffalo). There are 507 creches from 57 countries with a special section for the children. Sets are made from such diverse materials as banana leaves, corn husks, newspapers, automobile parts, rice, cork, and coal. The display runs each weekend through January 4 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. It is free and handicap accessible.