Click HERE for additional photos from Easter 2015 at Blessed Trinity
April 19 – April 26, 2015
Sunday, April 19 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall hosted by Parish Council.
Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.
Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.
Sunday, April 26 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Coffee Hour in St. Charles Hall – Presentation by Lorena James
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, April 19 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Janice and Howard Weber (Requested by Gary Weber) and Evelyn Schmelzer (Requested by Mary and Bob Karlis)
Monday, April 20 ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 21 ~ St. Anselm ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – In honor of Mary Shaughnessy (The McNamaras)
Wednesday, April 22 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)
Thursday, April 23 ~ St. George, St. Adalbert ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Friday, April 24 ~ St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)
Saturday, April 25 ~ St. Mark, Evangelist ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Bernadette Dorsheimer (Family)
Sunday, April 26 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Fred Reger (Bob and Mary Kresse)
News from our Parish Community
Watch us on PBS ~ Blessed Trinity will be featured Sunday, April 19, on the PBS program, “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.” The half-hour show is produced in Washington, DC by the Public Broadcasting System and broadcast locally at 12:30 p.m. on WNED-TV. Click HERE to watch the segment on the Buffalo Mass Mob filmed at our church on March 22, 2015.
All Are Invited to a Special Coffee Hour on Sunday, April 26, following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Lorena James, daughter of Cathy Cummings, is a sophomore at Nichols School. She has been studying the Mandarin Chinese language for six years. Just before Easter, Lorena went on a school trip to China. She would like to share with us some of the highlights of her trip and her experience of living with Asian families.
Attention Prayer Partners ~ Your Pot Luck Supper is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Ss. Columba Brigid Church. Sign-up sheets are on the altar railing near Our Lady’s shrine. Please sign up no later than Sunday, April 26.
The Catholic Home Missions Appeal collection will take place on April 25 and 26. One way that this appeal works to strengthen home mission dioceses in the United States is by funding seminarian formation in poor dioceses. The blessing of seminarians places a financial burden on these dioceses, where educating each seminarian costs $35-40,000 per year. Your support is needed for these young men so that they might go back and serve their parishes. Please strengthen the Church at home by making a generous gift to next week’s appeal.
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.
We give prayerful thanks for Canisius College students Holly Bogdan, Brian Borgos, Paige Burkard, Kevin Caputi, Peter Domkbrowski, Tegan Foley, Sarah Kamienowski, James McGovern, David McMaster, Chelsea Raymond, Ben Schuver, Mike Sipior, Olena Spencer, and Kristin Wagoner. The Accounting Society members volunteered at our site on April 18 as part of the college’s Community Day of Service. They took advantage of a lovely Saturday morning to complete a messy but necessary spring task: scraping and painting the rails and gate in our parking lot. This is the second time in less than a month that Canisius has assisted us. On March 21, a team of administration volunteers helped us clean the church for at he visit of the Buffalo Mass Mob. (Click HERE to be connected to the Buffalo Mass Mob’s Facebook page and links to photos from Mass Mob IX at Blessed Trinity and a TV segment with WGRZ’s Ron Plants).
Catholic Charities Appeal 2015 is still short of its goal. If you have not yet contributed or are in a position to make an additional donation, there still is time to donate online at www.ccwny.org, or give through our parish. Call the rectory office at 833-0301 for a donation/pledge card.
Spread The Word ~ Extra Copies of the Easter Issue of THE WORD are available in the usher’s pew in the middle of church. Feel free to take copies for family and friends.
Easter Water ~ Vials of Blessed Easter Water are still available to you in the basket on the altar railing near the Baptismal Font.
Summer Programs for Children ~ We are beginning to receive information regarding area summer opportunities for children. Materials will be displayed on the table in the front vestibule.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
Marriage Problems? Retrovaille (RET-RO-VI) is a proven program for troubled marriages including the separated and divorced who want a second chance for their marriages. The program consists of a weekend experience with NO group discussions and a series of follow-up sessions. All inquiries are strictly confidential. The next weekend is May 1-3, 2015. For information and registration call Paul and Carol at (716) 474-9371 or visit our web site at www.marriagesaved.com.
Give Back in Style ~ Reeds Jenss, 3515 Abbott Road in Orchard Park and Maple Road in Amherst, is hosting a Giveback Day on April 26 with 10% of the cost of any store purchase being donated to the charity of your choice – like Catholic Charities! You can meet former athletes and Robyn Zimmer, Embrace the Difference jewelry creator, and enjoy a catered lunch. Also, anytime you buy Embrace the Difference jewelry, name Catholic Charities as the charity of choice and $30-$100 is donated to them. The Niagara Falls store will also honor the Giveback Day donation to charities. See the flyer under Events on our website, http://www.ccwny.org, for more details.
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.