You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

April 3 – April 10, 2016

Weekly Activities

Sunday, April 3 at 9:00 a.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in the loft

Sunday, April 3 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Ladies Sodality Meeting in St. Charles Hall

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

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

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

Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. ~ Choir rehearsal in the loft

lily.rose.smallMass Intentions

Sunday, April 3 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – August and Clara Marien (Requested by Ed Marien) and Carl, Evelyn & Carol Schmelzer (Requested by Mary and Bob Karlis)

Monday, April 4 ~ Annunciation of the Lord ~ Communion Service at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 5 ~ St. Vincent Ferrer ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Blessed Trinity Parish (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Wednesday, April 6  ~ NO SERVICE SCHEDULED

Thursday, April 7  ~ St. John Baptist de la Salle ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Anna Snyder (Estate)

Friday, April 8 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Winifred Enright (Estate)

Saturday, April 9 ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Mary C. Nelson (Family)

Sunday, April 10 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. – August and Clara Marien (Ed Marien) and Carl, Evelyn & Carol Schmelzer (Mary and Bob Karlis)

Readings for the Week of April 3

Sunday: Acts 5:12-16; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; Rv 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; Jn 20:19-31
Monday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Tuesday: Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34:2-9; Jn 3:16-21
Thursday: Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34:2, 9, 17-20; Jn 3:31-36
Friday: Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15
Saturday: Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; Jn 6:16-21
Sunday, April 10: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13; Rv 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14.

News from our Parish Community

The Ladies Sodality will meet THIS Sunday, April 3, immediately following the 10 AM Mass. There will be a brief business meeting focusing on programs for May and June. All women of the parish are invited to attend.

The Buffalo Brass Choir in concert at Blessed Trinity Friday, April 22 at 7:30 PM

The Buffalo Brass Choir in concert at Blessed Trinity
Friday, April 22 at 7:30 PM

“Praise God with a blast of trumpet” ~ Our 2015-16 Trinity Concert Series concludes on a new day and time: Friday, April 22, at 7:30 PM. Directed by our own Nick DelBello, the Buffalo Brass Choir will perform “American Originals,” a program of all-American works originally composed for brass ensemble, including “Fanfaria” by local composer Rob Deemer, and a solo performance by Timothy Smith, second trombone with the BPO. No tickets are necessary, but a free-will offering with a suggested $10 donation will be taken.

Parish Council Seeking Feedback ~ Our 2016 Lenten Program included three evenings of prayer, meditation and discussion centering on A Spirituality of Being Human by Dr. Hugh Brady and a fourth that ended in church with us Praying the Stations of Mercy with Pope Francis. Our Parish Council is requesting your help in evaluating the Wednesday evening offerings. In particular, they would like to know: How many did you attend? What was the primary reason you decided to participate? If not, what kept you from attending? Is there anything else you wish had been included? You can click HERE and respond on-line or talk with Sr. Peg Gallagher, Sr. Liz Savage, or Mickey Dick.

Keeping in Touch ~ In January, members of the Parish Council attempted to call all parishioners to inform them of the death of Deacon Jimmie. They used the phone numbers contained in our parish records. In the process, they discovered a high percentage of non-working numbers. Please think about the last time you updated your contact information with the parish. Have you abandoned your land line in favor of a cell phone? Moved and acquired a new number? Please use the form on the back of our bulletin to bring our information up to date, or send your new information to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you.

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News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Conversation with St. Ignatius about his Spiritual Exercises presented by Fr. Peter Murray, SJ, D.Min. and Jan Sheridan, MA on Saturday, April 9, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Center for Spirituality, 4975 Strickler Road, Clarence. Fr. Peter and Ms. Sheridan will dramatize a portion of the book “Just Call Me Lopez” in order to elucidate invaluable Ignatian themes and values as expressed in the Spiritual Exercises. We will then discuss how these relate to our own spirituality. For reservations, call 716-759-6893, ext. 175.

St. Ann’s Annual German Mass will take place at historic St. Louis Church, 780 Main Street at Edward in downtown Buffalo, on Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 PM. Scripture readings are in English. All are welcome to join the celebration.

“Music and Memories,” A Service to Remember Those We Love, will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 PM at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore and again on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna.  The service will feature songs that will inspire and uplift you as we remember those we have loved.  Poems and pieces will be interspersed throughout the program along with the reading of your loved one’s name. Call by April 18 to have your loved one’s name listed in the program book. For the service at Mount Olivet, call 716-873-6500; for Holy Cross service, call 716-823-1197. This program is presented as part of the bereavement support programs of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Buffalo.