June 19 – June 26, 2016
Sunday, June 19 ~ Father’s Day
Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*
Friday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall
Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall
Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*
*In response to requests from our players, we have instituted age restrictions for admission to Bingo. As of October 15, 2015, we no longer admit children under 8 years of age.
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, June 19 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – Bob Kinmartin (Requested by Grandchildren) and Bridget Blesnuk – Anniversary of Death – (Requested by Judy Casassa)
Monday, June 20 ~ No Service
Tuesday, June 21 ~ St. Aloysius Gonzaga ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Wednesday, June 22 ~ St. Paulinus of Nola; St. John Fisher; St. Thomas More ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)
Thursday, June 23 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)
Friday, June 24 ~ Nativity of St. John the Baptist ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Saturday, June 25 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – John F. Curtin (Family)
Sunday, June 26 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Deacon Jimmie Boyd (Ladies Sodality of Blessed Trinity) and Norman Stroth (Father George Reger)
Readings for the Week of June 19
Sunday: Zech 12:10-11; Ps 62:2-6, 8-9; Gal 3:26-29; Lk 9:18-24
Monday: 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Ps 60:3-5, 12-13; Mt 7:1-5
Tuesday: 2 Kgs 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36; Ps 48:2-4, 10-11; Mt 7:6, 12-14
Wednesday: 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3; Ps 119:33-37, 40; Mt 7:15-20
Thursday: 2 Kgs 24:8-17; Ps 79:1-5, 8-9; Mt 7:21-29
Friday: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80
Saturday: Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19; Ps 74:1-7, 20-21; Mt 8:5-17
Sunday, June 26: 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-11; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62
News from our Parish Community
Happy Father’s Day to all fathers of families, all spiritual fathers, and all Christian men. May the Holy Spirit constantly inspire you with justice and mercy, wisdom and strength, fidelity and self-giving love.
Congratulations are in order for Esquisite Dunnigan, a member of Tapestry Charter School’s track and field team. Esquisite and her teammates placed first in the 4×100 relay in the Division II competition at the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship meet held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on June 10. They ran the relay in 49.3 to claim Tapestry’s second straight title in that event.
Compassion Ministry training ~ If you are interested in visiting those in the hospital, nursing homes or the homebound, either in person or by phone, training for this “compassion ministry” will be offered again this summer beginning on July 25 at 6:30 PM and continuing for five additional Mondays. To find out more or to sign-up, please call Sr. Maureen Harris (716-882-3129), Joyce Menefee (716-832-7728), or Pat Dyer (716-308-6302).
Catholic Communication Campaign ~ Thank you for your contributions to the Catholic Communication Campaign. Your generosity helps us to grow in faith, worship, and witness.
Thank You, Bill and Gwen! ~ On Sunday, June 12, the parish honored Bill and Gwen Warren at a special reception following the 10 AM Mass. Bill, a recent retiree and former owner of Hertel Parker Liquor, first became associated with our parish in the Fall of 1998 when he hosted our first wine tasting. He and Gwen subsequently became both parishioners and benefactors. Over the next sixteen years, their generosity allowed us to raise thousands of dollars for our parish and two community organizations we supported, the Interfaith Hospitality Network (now Family Promise) and The Bridge. Special thanks to Bob Heicklen and Jessie Wells for hosting such a wonderful luncheon for all of us. Click HERE for additional photos from our reception.
New rectory office hours ~ Please remember that since May, we have new rectory office hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Please call our secretary, Barbara Sercu, at 716-833-0301 if you have changes to your phone number or mailing address.
Our Helping Hands Food Pantry has extended its hours and now operates on both Friday and Saturday mornings from 9 AM – 12 Noon. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Luis Clay at 716-812-3461.
News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community
The Soul of Compassion will be presented on Monday, June 20 at 4 PM at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. During times of grief, the need for understanding yourself and others and acting with compassion is imperative. Realizing that everyone has a deep, shared desire for goodness and that nobody wants to suffer, allows you to respond to life’s challenges with greater wisdom and kindness. Presenter, Jesse Wicher, is the founder of Holistic Arts Buffalo. This program is part of the bereavement lecture series at the Catholic Diocesan Cemeteries. There is no charge to attend. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 873-6500.
It is not too late to sign up for a week of summer camp. Camp Turner accepts registrations up until 10 days before arrival day of each session. Visit www.campturner.com to sign up. Our screened and trained staff awaits. Activities include horseback riding and grooming, archery, arts and crafts, wood shop, sports, low-ropes, beach trips, camp fires, hiking, outdoor living skills, creek walking, dances and much more!
Catholic Health will be sponsoring a free community dinner entitled “Knowledge is Power: Straight Talk on Breast Cancer” on June 28 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga. Join women’s health experts, Dr. Kathy O’Donnell and Dr. Stacey Akers, for the latest information on risks, prevention, detection and new treatment options for breast cancer, including genetic testing and 1-125 seed localization. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205 or registering online at www.chsbuffalo.org/events.
Catholic Charities Benefit Concert ~ Do you have your tickets yet for a great evening of song? The Forte Tenors concert at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo to benefit Catholic Charities is Thursday, June 30. It’s a terrific Father’s Day gift idea, too. Presented by LP Ciminelli and an anonymous donor, all proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities. Forte has quickly established itself as the hottest new crossover sensation and the most successful group to be launched from the reality series America’s Got Talent. There is even a special meet and greet VIP ticket opportunity. Find out more and purchase tickets at www.kleinhansbuffalo.org.
Medicine and Ethics series continues at St. Gregory the Great Parish, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville. Join St. Greg’s Health Ministry and The Catholic Medical Association of Buffalo on Saturday, July 23 after the 8 AM Mass. Dr. Stanley Bukowski will speak on Abortion and its Aftermath. Many are affected by abortion which can leave psychological effects long after its occurrence. There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be served.