Click HERE for additional photos from Easter 2015 at Blessed Trinity
April 12 – April 19, 2015
Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.
Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Parish Council meeting in St. Charles Hall
Thursday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, April 18 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.
Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Frederick Reger (Requested by Angela Jost)
Monday, April 13 ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 14 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Requested by Estate)
Wednesday, April 15 ~ Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. for Ithrene Cameron (Preceded by wake in church from 10-11 a.m.)
Thursday, April 16 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – In honor of Mary Shaughnessy (The McNamaras)
Friday, April 17 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Saturday, April 18 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Joan West (Family)
Sunday, April 19 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Janice and Howard Weber (Gary Weber) and Evelyn Schmelzer (Mary and Bob Karlis)
News from our Parish Community
Breaking News ~ Blessed Trinity will be featured on PBS this Sunday, April 19. Set your DVR or tune in to WNED-TV at 12:30 p.m. for “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.” The half-hour show produced in Washington, DC by the Public Broadcasting System will feature a segment on the Buffalo Mass Mob, filmed at our church on March 22, 2015. If you live outside the Buffalo area, you will have to check your local PBS affiliate to see when they carry the weekly program.
Sodality Members are asked to assemble in church by 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, to pray the Rosary in honor of Our Blessed Lady and in memory of member Ithrene Cameron. A convert to Catholicism, Ithrene had a special interest in and devotion to the Rosary, quickly memorizing the Mysteries and learning the accompanying prayers. She was always happy to lead the recitation of the Rosary, and all are welcome to join our Sodality members in this prayer. You will be able to visit with Ithrene’s family beginning at 10:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00.
The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday evening, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall.
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 — and on Pentecost Sunday, no less! 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).
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
Corpus Christi Church (Body of Christ) located at 199 Clark St. in Buffalo (one block east of the Broadway Market), invites you to a lecture on the church’s Eucharistic imagery and iconography on Saturday, April 18 at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. Like Blessed Trinity, Corpus Christi Church and its parish complex is listed as a landmark on the National Registry of Historic Places. The two churches are also members of the Buffalo Alliance for Sacred Places. For further information about this event, contact the church office (896-1050) or Lucy Ederer (698-3576).
Boys & Girls Summer Basketball Camps ~ Hilbert College is offering summer basketball camps for boys (June 28-July 2 & July 12-16) and girls (July 5-9). Registration/check-ins take place on Sundays between 2:30-4 p.m. and camps conclude on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Campers are given the choice of staying on campus (resident camper) in air conditioned Trinity Hall or commuting (day camper). The camps run from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. weekly. All meals are included in the cost. To download a free brochure, go to http://www.hilberthawks.com and click on “Events.” For more information, contact Rob deGrandpre at 716-926-8803 or rdegrandpre [at] hilbert [dot] edu (Boys) or Melissa Graham at 716-697-8946 or mgraham [at] hilbert [dot] edu (Girls).
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.