March 15 – March 22, 2015
Sunday, March 15 following the 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour hosted by the Holy Name Society
Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.
Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall ~ Parish Council Meeting.
Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Sunday, March 22 following the 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Reception for Mass Mob IX hosted by the parish.
Monday, March 23 following 6:30 p.m. Lenten Journey Mass ~ Reception for CCCB Parishes 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.
Click HERE to view our complete Schedule of Lenten Services.
Sunday, March 15 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Mary Hilliker (Requested by Angela Jost)
Monday, March 16 ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.
Monday, March 16 ~ CCCB Lenten Journey Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel
Tuesday, March 17 ~ St. Patrick ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – John J. Horan, Jr. (Family)
Wednesday, March 18 ~ St. Cyril of Jerusalem ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Thursday, March 19 ~ St. Joseph ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)
Friday, March 20 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Bridget Dick Blesnuk (Mother)
Saturday, March 21 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary Horan Roach (Family)
Sunday, March 22 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – John Duffy (Family) and Sara Dick (Family)
Monday, March 23 ~ CCCB Lenten Journey Mass at 6:30 p.m. in church
News from our Parish Community
The Parish Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in St. Charles Hall.
Buffalo Mass Mob Visits Blessed Trinity on March 22 ~ This coming Sunday, March 22, we will welcome the Buffalo Mass Mob. Docents will be present before (9:15-9:45 a.m.) and immediately following the 10 a.m. Mass to describe our church’s architectural features and explain symbolism and artworks. Many thanks to all the wonderful folks who volunteered to help before, during or after Mass Mob IX. You should receive information about your assignments on March 14/15. Our congregation has a reputation for making people feel welcome when they come here, so all of you are officially “welcomers,” with a warm smile and a sincere interest in our visitors. ALSO: The Mass Mob new initiative of making available t-shirts marking the event was very successful. They sold more than the necessary 50 shirts, with all the proceeds ($675) coming to Blessed Trinity! If you ordered a t-shirt, we expect it will be delivered to you on or about Monday, March 16 – in plenty of time for the Mass on March 22! We can have lots of bright safety green shirts throughout the Mass attendees – and later in the season as well. Thank you!!
PBS and Day Break TV to Film Mass at Blessed Trinity ~ A team from the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) in Washington, DC will be traveling to Buffalo on March 22nd. Noelle Cwiklinski Serper, Producer of the network’s Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, and Kim Lawton, the show’s correspondent, will be bringing their crew to Blessed Trinity to film our Sunday Mass. They also plan to interview Mass Mob organizers and a few of those in attendance for a possible feature on their weekly show, broadcast locally by WNED-TV on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Ms. Serper and Ms. Lawton are native Western New Yorkers, and both are looking forward to a trip that promises both business and hometown pleasure. In addition, we will also be hosting Bob Karaszewski and a TV crew from our diocesan Day Break TV Productions.
Lenten Journey Masses ~ Only two Monday Lenten Journey Masses sponsored by the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo (“CCCB”) remain: this Monday, March 16, at St. Katharine Drexel Church, and Monday, March 23 at Blessed Trinity. Each Mass will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a social with light refreshments. It is hoped that members from all the CCCB parishes will make a special effort to participate in these last two weeks before Holy Week.
Our Trinity Concert Series continues on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3 p.m., when we welcome 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, featuring premier works in every performance. Mozart Noir, part of their Mostly Mozarts series, will feature the music of gifted Black Composers. The orchestra’s last appearance at Blessed Trinity was in 2012 as part of the Architecture and Music series sponsored by the NYS Council for the Arts and attracted more than 400. For this event, 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 identification. Adult tickets are $17. In addition to the concert, we will also offer church tours from 2:15-2:45 p.m. and a post-concert reception hosted by Amberleigh Retirement Community of Williamsville. Please join us for an afternoon of pure relaxation and enjoyment.
A Reflection for This Week, contributed by parishioner Ruth Rebovich: “He does not come down from heaven each day to stay in the gold ciborium. He comes down to find another heaven he cherishes infinitely more than the first, the heaven of our souls, made in his image, living temples of the Most Blessed Trinity!”
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 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.
Good News Gets Around ~ Each month, the Western New York Catholic features an article on cultural diversity, faith building stories, and an Arts and Entertainment section. You can even read about our March 29th concert at page 26 of this month’s issue. Some of this year’s special supplements include “Healthy Living,” “Parish Festivals” and “Respect for Life.” The March issue was distributed at Mass on the weekend of March 1, but you can still find a copy in the ushers’ pew or visit http://www.wnycatholic.org. The new Western New York Catholic website has been greatly expanded and is more user-friendly. Get regular updates from the Western New York Catholic on Facebook and Twitter. The Western New York Catholic is funded in part by your generous donation to the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC).
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.