(Photos ©Char Szabo-Perricelli/13 Tigers Design Studio)

(Photos ©Char Szabo-Perricelli/13 Tigers Design Studio)

July 3 – July 10, 2016

Weekly Activities

Monday, July 4 ~ Independence Day Holiday

Thursday, July 7 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Friday, July 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

*Now that school is out for the summer please remember that we have instituted age restrictions for admission to Bingo in response to requests from our players. 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.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, July 3 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Linda Bosley (Requested by Bud and Mickey Dick) and Grace Marie Ptak (Requested by Margaret Laciura)

Monday, July 4 ~ Independence Day ~ No Service

Tuesday, July 5  ~ St. Anthony Zaccaria; St. Elizabeth of Portugal ~ Catherine Casassa (Judy Casassa)

Wednesday, July 6 ~ St. Maria Goretti ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Thursday, July 7 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Friday, July 8 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Saturday, July 9 ~ St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Sunday, July 10 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Joseph Kohn (Family) and Bridget Blesnuk – Birthday Remembrance (Donald Blesnuk)

Readings for the Week of July 3

Sunday: Is 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9
Monday: Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22; Ps 145:2-9; Mt 9:18-26
Tuesday: Hos 8:4-7, 11-13; Ps 115:3-10; Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12; Ps 105:2-7; Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9; Ps 80:2-3, 15-16; Mt 10:7-15
Friday: Hos 14:2-10; Ps 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-14, 17; Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Is 6:1-8; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mt 10:24-33
Sunday, July 10: Dt 30:10-14; Ps 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36-37; Cor 1:15-20; Lk 10:25-37


Happy 4th of July!

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.

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).

The Ladies Sodality is planning a board meeting on Sunday, July 31, following the 10 AM Mass. We will be organizing to assist the Holy Name Society in hosting “Summer in the City” on August 2 and planning programs for the coming year. Officers and board members are asked to contact Vera Andrew as soon as possible and let her know if you will be attending.

Summer in the City Tuesday, August 2, at BT!

Summer in the City
Tuesday, August 2, at BT!

Summer in the City ~ On Tuesday, August 2, from 5:30-8:00 PM, we will be celebrating National Night Out with the other CCCB parishes here at Blessed Trinity. Please join us for FUN, FOOD, GAMES, MUSIC and FELLOWSHIP! We will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. If able, we ask you to prepare a side dish or dessert to share and be sure to bring a folding chair. We will need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up and serving. Contact Daniel Korchowsky at 716-465-4771 for information and if you would like to volunteer or help in any way. A good time for all!

Keeping the children’s best interests a top priority is not always easy in the turmoil of divorce and separation. Parents can learn how to develop a “professional” relationship with their co-parent for the benefit of the children – and oneself. Our Kids: Parent Education and Awareness programs, offered in the 8 counties of the diocese, are designed for any parents who have experienced conflict regarding custody and/or visitation issues. For details, call your local Catholic Charities office or 896-6390. Check us out at www.ccwny.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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

Photo by Bridget Blesnuk - Floor Tile with Trinity Symbol

Photo by Bridget Blesnuk – Floor Tile with Trinity Symbol

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

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.

Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ on Sunday, July 17 from 12-5 PM (or until sold out) at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs. Hot dog meal also available. For more information or pre-sale tickets, contact 627-3357. American Red Cross Blood Drive also held from 12-5 PM.

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!

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.

News from the Nativity/Miguel School of Buffalo ~ Thank you St. Lawrence and St. Martin de Porres parishes for hosting our graduation ceremonies. The Class of 2016 received a prayerful and heartfelt send-off as they prepare to enter high schools such as Nardin, St. Joe’s, Bishop Timon, Canisius, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart. Do you know a child entering fifth, sixth or seventh grade who would benefit from small classes, an extended day, and a summer program in a single gender setting? If so, please call Nancy Langer at 836-5188 or visit www.nativitymiguelbuffalo.org to learn how to apply.

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.