June 26 – July 3, 2016
Thursday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*
Friday, July 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall
Saturday, July 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall
Saturday, July 2 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 26 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Deacon Jimmie Boyd (Requested by Ladies Sodality of Blessed Trinity) and Norman Stroth (Requested by Father George Reger)
Monday, June 27 ~ St. Cyril of Alexandria ~ No Service
Tuesday, June 28 ~ St. Irenaeus ~ Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)
Wednesday, June 29 ~ St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)
Thursday, June 30 ~ The 1st Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)
Friday, July 1 ~ Blessed Junipero Serra ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)
Saturday, July 2 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)
Sunday, July 3 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Linda Bosley (Bud and Mickey Dick) and Grace Marie Ptak (Margaret Laciura)
Readings for the Week of June 19
Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-11; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62
Monday: Am 2:6-10, 13-16; Ps 50:16-23; Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday: Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12; Ps 5:4-8; Mt 8:23-27
Wednesday: Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-9; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19
Thursday: Am 7:10-17; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Am 8:4-6, 9-12; Ps 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131; Mt 9:9-13
Saturday: Am 9:11-15; Ps 85:9-14; Mt 9:14-17
Sunday, July 3: Is 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9
News from our Parish Community
Annual Mission Appeal ~ This year our Annual Mission Appeal will take place on the weekend of July 9/10. Here at Blessed Trinity we will be welcoming Rev. Anthony Boothali from the Society for Faith and Children’s Education (S FACE). Father Anthony will share the vision of the Society to “hear the voice of the poor” through their mission activity as they seek to be the hands and feet of Christ in India. The primary goal of S FACE is to provide post-secondary education to young adults in developing countries. Over the last eight years S FACE has sponsored or is currently sponsoring over 300 students with a 3 year scholarship. They have also begun a new endeavor, building the S FACE Mission Center where further faith formation and retreats will continue to nourish the spiritual life of the young people. Please be as generous as possible during our Annual Mission Appeal Weekend.
Congratulations, Jonathan Sands! A junior in the college preparatory program at Canisius High School, Jonathan achieved First Honors during the fourth marking period.
2016 Catholic Charities Appeal ~ Bishop Malone will announce the 2016 total, hopefully achieving the $11 million goal, on June 30 during the Forte Tenors concert at Kleinhans Music Hall. The amount raised will go toward helping people of every faith and ethnicity. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. Every donation will make a difference in someone’s life. If you have not contributed, please make your donation this week. Find Good Within. Open hearts follow Jesus’ lead. Visit http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.
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).
Save the Date ~ On Tuesday evening, August 2, in conjunction with the National Night Out community celebration, Blessed Trinity welcomes the CCCB for “Summer in the City.” Stay tuned for details.
Calix is a gathering of individuals who want to improve their spiritual program because they are afflicted or affected by the disease of alcoholism. Calix is for people who are putting together a spiritual program which uses the 12 step approach. It is a journey that brings Step 11 into a deeper and fuller meaning. The Buffalo Unit of the Calix Society meets the last Sunday of the month at 3 PM in the basement meeting room of St. Michael’s Church Rectory, 651 Washington Street, Buffalo. For more information, contact Rev. Martin Moleski at 716-888-2383. Their international website is www.calixsociety.org.
A Vocation View ~ Jesus still speaks the invitation, “Come, follow Me!” If God is calling you to priesthood or religious life, what is holding you back? If God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Andrew Lauricella at 847-5535. You can also check out the “Priest of the Month” stories on our website – www.buffalovocations.org.
Journey Into Love. The Office of Family Life Ministries is looking for married couples to assist with the monthly diocesan marriage preparation program, Journey Into Love. Married couples help by giving a 20-minute talk once or twice a year on essential topics and issues that engaged and newly married couples face. Married couples that support this ministry find it beneficial to their own marriage, and their efforts contribute to the strengthening of family life as couples prepare for their marriage. If you are interested in finding out more about this very successful diocesan marriage program, call the Family Life Office at 716-847-2210.
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
Catholic Health will be sponsoring a free community dinner entitled “Knowledge is Power: Straight Talk on Breast Cancer” on Tuesday, 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.
Buffalo Career Fair ~ Thursday, June 30 from 11 AM – 2 PM at the Embassy Suites, Buffalo/Downtown, 200 Delaware Avenue. Register today for this free 2016 National Career Fairs Hiring Event. Meet employers face-to-face; take advantage of multiple interview opportunities; apply for a position and perhaps even be hired before you leave. For information, call 1-877-561-5627; email contact [at] ncfairs [dot] com; visit www.nationalcareerfairs.com.
Uptown Fresh ~ A Healthy Lifestyle Market featuring fresh fruits and vegetables is now taking place every Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM at the corner of Bailey and Dartmouth in Buffalo. It began operation on June 25 and will continue every Saturday (except Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3) through September 24.
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!
Drama & Writing Camps at Cardinal O’Hara High School ~ Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join a Creative Writing Camp or an Acting and Singing Camp this summer at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda. Patrick Goatseay, an O’Hara English teacher and director of the school’s spring musical and drama club, will lead the Creative Writing Camp on July 11-15 from 9 AM-2 PM. For more information on registration and fees, contact Tammy Huber at 716-695-2600, ext. 357, or thuber [at] cardinalohara [dot] com, or visit the O’Hara website at www.cardinalohara.com.
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.
St. Joachim All Class Reunion. Friendship – the older it grows, the stronger it is. Let’s rekindle the friendships and embrace school-time and neighborhood memories at the All Class Reunion on Saturday, August 13 at 12 PM at Stiglmeier Park, Shelter #3, in Cheektowaga. Bring your families, chairs, food, drinks and a dish to share at about 2 PM. Please spread the word. We always have a great time. Any questions, email Pauline Zelma Williams ’74 at ewilliams2 [at] roadrunner [dot] com.