March 12 – March 19, 2017

Weekly Activities

Sunday, March 12 from 9:00-9:45 a.m. ~ Religious Education Classes in St. Charles Hall

Sunday, March 12 at 9:40 a.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in Church

Sunday, March 12 following 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ Liturgy Committee Meeting

Monday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. ~  CCCB Lenten Journey Mass at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church

Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall

Wednesday, March 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ~ LENTEN PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER 

Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Friday, March 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Sunday, March 19 from 9:00-9:45 a.m. ~ Religious Education Classes in St. Charles Hall

Sunday, March 19 at 9:40 a.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in Church

Monday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. ~  CCCB Lenten Journey Mass at NativityMiguel School/St. Augustine Campus

*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.

Mass Intentions

Our new daily Mass schedule is now in effect.
Mass on Mondays and Tuesdays will be an 8:00 am;
Mass on Wednesday – Friday will continue at 11:00 am.

Sunday, March 12 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Philip Garcia (Requested by his Wife and Children)

Monday, March 13 ~ Mass at 8:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Tuesday, March 14 ~ Mass at 8:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Wednesday, March 15 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Carrie Peotock (Marge Laciura)

Thursday, March 16 ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – All Souls (Queen of Martyrs Parish)

Friday, March 17 ~ St. Patrick ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Friday, March 17 ~ Stations of the Cross in church at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 18 ~ St. Cyril of Jerusalem ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Jimmie Porter, Jr. (Family)

Sunday, March 19 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ William Stiffler (Bud and Mickey Dick)

Ministry Schedule for Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19:

Saturday, 4:30 p.m.  Reader: Michael Ogoh; Eucharistic Minister: Lucille Venezia

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.  Readers: Chris Porter, Dianne Riordan;  Eucharistic Ministers: Fran Cahill, Alice Davis, Pat Hartinger; Maggie Gatson (Choir)

Rev. Peter Drilling was the opening speaker for our Wed. evening Lenten Program.

News from our Parish Community

Our parish Lenten program continues this Wednesday, March 15, with our second “simple supper” and continued insights into the meaning of “the Kingdom of God.” Our guest speaker will be Moses Ikuelogbon, a seminarian at Christ the King, now in his Pastoral Year at St. Benedict’s parish. This week we’ll be enjoying pizza, a green salad, and desserts, served from 5:30-6:30pm, followed by Mr. Ikuelogbon’s presentation at 7pm. Please remember: If you signed up to bring cookies, we’re counting on you. Our three-week program will end on Wednesday, March 22, with Prayer Around the Cross beginning at 7pm in church.

Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 6 PM

Stations of the Cross will take place in church at 6pm each Friday during Lent.

Religious Education Update ~ Our religious education classes, focusing on Liturgy and Prayer, are continuing each Sunday of March from 9-9:45am in St. Charles Hall. If you have not already done so, please return your completed enrollment form to the Rectory this week. Additional forms are available at Mass if needed. We will be following the Buffalo Diocesan directives for Faith Formation and parents are expected to attend class with their children.  We are in desperate need of more teachers. If you are interested in helping to teach a small group of children with planned activities, please contact Elizabeth Clay at 472-0009.

Our cluster of Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo continues its tradition of Monday evening Lenten Journey Masses at 7pm. On March 13 we will be visiting Ss. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Eagle Street near Clinton.

The Parish Council meeting which would normally take place on Wednesday, March 15, has been rescheduled to Wednesday March 29 at 7pm in order to accommodate the Lenten program.

Notes from the Loft ~ Our interim Music Director, Elizabeth Clay, will be away on March 12 and 19. We express our sincere thanks to Nancy Erdman for enhancing our services with her music ministry during Elizabeth’s absence.

Vocation View: Second Sunday in Lent ~ On Mount Tabor, Jesus revealed a glimpse of his glory, not to show off, but to express his desire to share His glory with us. Thanks to Christ, it is this glory that we are destined for. The same Christ calls some to priesthood and religious life to show his followers how to live for this glory.  If God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Andrew Lauricella at 716-847-5535. You can also check out the “Priest of the Month” stories on our website

2016 Donation Reports for tax filing purposes are available upon request. Please contact the church office if you need proof of your 2016 contributions to the church. Office hours are: 10:30am-2:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday; 716-833-0301.

Openings for Mass Intentions ~ Thank you to all who have recently placed Mass intentions. We continue to have both weekday and weekend openings in the coming months. Please contact the church office (716-833-0301) with your request. Office hours are: 10:30am-2:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday. The Mass Stipend is $15.

We thank you for all your generous donations and ask that you consider increasing your weekly offerings, if at all possible.

Important Deadlines to Remember ~ Our bulletin is printed on Thursdays, so please remember to submit your announcements to our secretary, Pat Pendleton, no later than Noon on Wednesday. Announcements to be read at weekend Masses are due on Thursday. You may contact Pat at blessedtrinitychurch@gmail or 716-833-0301 any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10:30am and 2:30pm.

Parish Record Keeping ~ If you need to update your contact information or would like to register as a parishioner, please call the church office (716-833-0301) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during office hours: 10:30am-2:30pm, email your contact information to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com, or use the CONTACT feature of this web site.

Detail of mural at 72 Jewett Avenue, Buffalo

Detail of mural at 72 Jewett Avenue, Buffalo

Our Landmark church building is featured on a mural created by Danial Galas on a the building located at 72 Jewett Avenue at Halbert Street. The building was originally owned by the Culliton Ice Cream Co. Local historian and preservationist, Chuck LaChiusa, has shared some marvelous photos of the mural depicting Blessed Trinity and other historical sites in the neighborhood on his web site. Click HERE to view them.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

“Into the Light,” an a capella performance by the Harmonia Chamber Singers takes place this Sunday, March 12,  at 7pm at Assumption Church (435 Amherst Street). Free-will offering.

Lenten Pierogi & Placek Sale at St. John Kanty (101 Swinburne Street) March 4 – April 9 on Saturdays 3-5pm and Sundays 9:30am-noon. Call 716-893-0412 for information.

Experience the meandering path of a Labyrinth on Monday, March 13 (11am-8pm) in the Community Room at St. Joseph University Parish (3269 Main). The Labyrinth can be thought of as a journey to God, a metaphor for the inward journey.

Catholic Women’s Conference ~ “Joyful, Patient, Faithful” will take place Saturday, March 18 from 8:00am to 3:30pm at Cardinal O’Hara High School. $35, $40 at the door…register at

“The Story of Faith” will be presented by nationally-acclaimed performer, Frank Runyeon, on Monday, March 20, (Signs: Gospel of John) and Tuesday, March 21, (Sermon on the Mount and Hollywood Versus Faith) at St. Martha’s Church (10 French Road, Depew) from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Father/Daughter Bonding Day at Sacred Heart Academy (3860 Main Street, Eggertsville) for Dads and daughters in grades 4 to 7 will take place Sunday, March 26, from 1:00 to 4:00pm. More information at or 716-834-2101, ext. 311.

A Concert for Laetare Sunday with Bobby Militello at St. Michael’s Church (651 Washington Street) is Sunday, March 26, at 2pm. Tickets are available at St. Michael’s rectory or in the church on concert day. More information at