Iconography in church facade symbolizing the Four Last Things: Death (skull), Judgment (scale, book of life, sword), Heaven (crown, palm, stars), and Hell (not visible in photo). Photo credit: Chris Byrd

Iconography in church facade symbolizing the Four Last Things: Death (skull), Judgment (scale, book of life, sword),
Heaven (crown, palm, stars), and Hell (not visible in photo). Photo credit: Chris Byrd

March 8 – March 15, 2015

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in St. Charles Hall.

Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in St. Charles Hall ~ Simple Soup Supper

Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 14  from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall.

Saturday, March 14  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.


Click HERE to view our complete Schedule of Lenten Services.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, March 8 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Mary Reilly – Birthday Remembrance (Requested by the Ladies Sodality)

Monday, March 9 ~  Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 9 ~ CCCB Lenten Journey Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres

Tuesday, March 10 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Wednesday, March 11 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Wednesday, March 11 ~ Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in church

Thursday, March 12 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Friday, March 13 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Saturday, March 14 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Anne Szarejko – Wedding Anniversary Remembrance (Alexander, Husband)

Sunday, March 15 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Mary Hilliker (Angela Jost)


News from our Parish Community

Simple Soup Supper ~ Our lenten Simple Soup Supper is this Wednesday, March 11, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in St. Charles Hall. Please join us for fellowship and enjoy homemade soups. Then follow us to church for a special Way of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.msd.Lent.banr.2014 (Small)

The Way of the CrossA Light for my Path, Praying the Psalms on the Way of the Cross.
“My spirit is faint, my heart despairs, I stretch out my hands to you.”
(Based on Ps. 143:4, 6a). During this Lenten Season, offer yourself the opportunity to meditate on the Station of the Cross in a different way. You are invited to gather to reflect on Jesus’ Way of the Cross by using the same prayers he used in his life: the Book of Psalms. The prayer service will journey through the traditional fourteen Stations of the Cross while providing time for personal reflection, an examination of conscience, and the communal singing of the psalms.

Buffalo Mass Mob Visits Blessed Trinity on March 22 ~ Many thanks to all the wonderful folks who volunteered to help before, during or after Mass Mob IX. If you didn’t get the chance to sign up and would like to, there are simple sign-up forms on the Communion rail. You may also sign-up on line by clicking HERE. We will get information to all volunteers on your assignments by next weekend. 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!!

Samuel.Coleridge.Taylor.with.textOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur Trinity Concert Series continues on Sunday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m., when the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio, under the direction of Christopher Weber, presents Mozart Noir celebrating the music of gifted Black Composers. Selections will include the U.S. premier of the Haitian Dance Suite by Samuel Coleridge Taylor (aka the “Black Mahler”) and works of the Chevalier de Saint George (known as the “Mozart noir”) whose music inspired the young Wolfgang Amadeus. Invite your friends and come early to enjoy a tour of the church (2:15-2:45 p.m.). There will also be an opportunity to meet the musicians at a post-concert reception in St. Charles Hall, hosted by the Amberleigh Retirement Community at Williamsville. Tickets for the concert are $17. 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.

Lenten Journey Masses ~ The 2015 schedule of remaining Monday Lenten Journey Masses sponsored by the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo (“CCCB”) is as follows:
March 9 at St. Martin de Porres Church
March 16 at St. Katharine Drexel Church
March 23 at Blessed Trinity Church
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 take part in this Lenten Journey and attend as many of the Monday evening Masses as possible.

Statement of Church Contributions ~ Anyone needing a Statement of Contributions for income tax purposes, please contact Roy Laciura at the rectory (833-0301).

Lenten Reflection Materials ~ Copies of The Word Among Us containing all the scripture readings for the Masses of Lent and Daily Reflections for Lent by Jay Cormier were distributed on February 21 and 22. We encourage you to use them daily as a means to “deepen your experience of this solemn season of prayer and penance and prepare you to participate more fully in the joy of the great Easter mystery.” Extra booklets can be found on the ushers’ pew. Please feel free to take them for family and friends.

Special Collection ~ Thank you to everyone who participated in the 131st annual National Black and Indian Mission Collection last weekend. Your prayerful support enables people to come to know Jesus Christ in African American, Native American, and Alaska Native communities all over the U. S. A. Spreading the Gospel couldn’t happen without your support!

Catholic Charities ~ Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 starts on March 21. Please help ensure that the Diocese will reach its goal of $10.9 million by responding with your contribution or pledge today. Your donation helps educate, counsel and train parents, provide basic assistance to families and the hope of a brighter future to youth through our workforce and education programs. Find Good Within. Share God’s Goodness. Please support the 2015 Catholic Charities Appeal. Find out more at http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.

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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.