January 25 – February 1, 2015
Tuesday, January 27 ~ The Choir is taking a winter break. Rehearsals resume February 10.
Thursday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, January 31 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 25 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Bridget Blesnuk (Requested by Dorothy Prystawski)
Monday, January 26 ~ St. Timothy & St. Titus – Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 27 ~ St. Angela Merici ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Church (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Wednesday, January 28 ~ St. Thomas Aquinas ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. ~ Anna Snyder (Estate)
Thursday, January 29 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. Mass – Winifred Enright (Estate)
Friday, January 30 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anthony and Teresa Hafner (Estate)
Saturday, January 31 ~ St. John Bosco ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)
Sunday, February 1 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Dennis Long (Mary and Bob Karlis)
News from our Parish Community
Buffalo Mass Mob Comes to Blessed Trinity ~ We are happy to announce that we have been chosen as the site for Buffalo Mass Mob IX on Sunday, March 22. Watch our “This Week” and “Upcoming Events” posts for details as they become available.
Prayer Partner Information ~ We are about to begin sign-up for the annual Lenten Prayer Partner program. If you haven’t experienced this yet, we hope you will try this year. During the Lenten season, you will be given the name of a parishioner from one of the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo (CCCB) or St. Michael’s, and asked to pray for that person and their intentions during Lent. In return, that person will be praying for you. Why do we do this? It’s rather simple. Jesus told us that “if two or more agree on earth about anything for which they pray, it shall be granted to them by my Father.” (Mt. 18:19,20). This helps us see the importance of praying with and for one another. How can you participate? Look for sign-up sheets at church on the weekends of February 1 or February 8. If you can’t worship with us on either of those weekends, call the rectory office (833-0301) and ask to be added as a prayer partner. Once you receive the name of your partner, you can include them in a daily prayer of remembrance, at Mass, or during your own individual time of prayer. If they give their phone number, you can make a personal contact to introduce yourself and exchange intentions, but this is not required. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sr. Maureen Harris at 897-9948, ext. 114 or 892-2471.
Mardi Gras Raffle Only 3 Weeks Away ~ By now you should have received tickets in the mail for the Ladies Sodality’s February 15th Basket of Cheer Raffle. If you have not – or need more – tickets are available at the rectory or after weekend Masses (on the table near the ushers’ pew). In addition to the Basket of Cheer valued at $200 courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, there are second prize gift cards for Wegman’s and Dash’s, each worth $50. Chances for the raffle are only $1 each or six for $5. This is the Sodality’s only scheduled fundraiser for the parish, so please support their efforts and plan to attend the drawing at a Mardi Gras-themed Coffee Hour following Mass on Sunday, February 15.
Catholic Relief Services Collection ~ “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Mt 25:40). Today, we are reminded that Jesus identified himself with our poorest brothers and sisters. The Catholic Relief Services Collection serves Jesus in the victims of human trafficking, in those who suffer from unjust laws, and in those who need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across the globe. Your support of the January 24/25 collection helps Jesus in disguise. Please be generous.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration ~ On Sunday, January 18 at 10:30 a. m. Blessed Trinity hosted the Diocesan Mass honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. “Rebuilding the Bridge: Answering God’s Call” was 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. Proceeds of an offertory collection at the Mass will be used to fund the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, as will those from a basket raffle at the reception that followed. Thanks to everyone who made Blessed Trinity a welcoming place for our visitors. To view photos from the Mass, please visit our Facebook page by clicking HERE.
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.
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 officially opened 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.