Memorial Day Observance
Monday, May 29
Wall of remembrance in Notre Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg, France

May 28 – June 4, 2017

Weekly Activities

Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Choir Rehearsal in St. Charles Hall

Thursday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. ~ Bingo will be played in St. Charles Hall*

Friday, June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Helping Hands Food Pantry in St. Charles Hall

Saturday, June 3 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.

Mass Intentions

Sunday, May 28 ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Dr. Robert A. Baumler (Requested by Bob and Mary Kresse) and Healing for Barbara Draper (Requested by Nancy DeBoy)

Monday, May 29 ~ Memorial Day Observed ~ Mass at 8:00 a.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Tuesday, May 30 ~ Memorial Day ~ Mass at 8:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Wednesday, May 31 ~ Visitation of the Virgin Mary ~ Mass at 11:00 a.m. – All Souls (Queen of Martyrs Parish)

Thursday, June 1 ~ St. Justin ~ Mass at 6:00 p.m. – Catherine M. Maher (Estate)

Friday, June 2 ~ St. Marcellinus and St. Peter ~ First Friday Adoration and Benediction from 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Mass at 11:00 a.m. – Deceased Members of Ryan, Reilly, Reynolds and Pfeiffer Families (Estate of Mary Reilly)

Saturday, June 3 ~ St. Charles Lwanga and Companions ~ Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. – Charlotte Shaw (John E. Curtin)

Sunday, June 4 ~ Pentecost Sunday ~ Mass at 10:00 a.m. ~ Therese Runfola (Bob and Mary Kresse) and Kevin Brown (John E. Curtin)

Ministry Schedule for Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4:

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

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.  Readers: Bob Heicklen, Dianne Riordan;  Eucharistic Ministers: Dan Korchowsky, Mary Kresse, Angela Jost;  Maggie Gatson (Choir)

William Maddox in recital at Blessed Trinity
Friday, June 9 at 7:30pm

News from our Parish Community

Summer Mass Schedule goes into effect on Thursday, June 1. Please note that there will be NO Mass on Mondays, and the Tuesday Mass time is changing to 11am. Masses on Wednesday through Friday will continue at 11am.

First Friday Adoration and Benediction will take place this Friday, June 2, from 8 to 11am in the Daily Mass Chapel.

Sunday, June 4, is Pentecost Sunday. Please consider wearing something red, the liturgical color of the day.

Symbol of the Trinity in the church’s Great Dome.
Photographic rendering by Todd Treat.

Our Trinity Festival Weekend is only 2 weeks away, June 9-11. The lead-off event in honor of our parish feast day is an organ recital on Friday evening, June 9, at 7:30pm. William Maddox, acclaimed music director at Toronto’s famous Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, is returning to perform a benefit recital for the church’s Under This Roof fund. Mr. Maddox has been a friend of the parish since his first visit in 2011. His praise of our Landmark building and what he termed “its splendid acoustic” provided international support for the parish’s applications for State preservation funding. This is our chance to return the favor by attending his recital. Mr Maddox has selected pieces that “showcase various colors” of our 1927 Tellers-Kent pipe organ and highlight the church’s acoustics. Those of us who were lucky enough to hear him practice on May 8 know you are in for a sensory treat, and you’ll have a chance to visit with him at a post-concert reception. A free-will offering for the Under This Roof fund will be taken; the suggested donation is $15. On Saturday, June 10, from 2-4pm, invite your friends to join you for a guided tour of our Landmark church. Find out from our knowledgeable docents what makes Blessed Trinity an architectural and historic landmark. Then celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity at the 10am Mass on Sunday, June 11, and bring your guests to brunch in St. Charles Hall. Brunch reservations are requested by June 7.

Sodality Dinner ~ The Sodality has chosen Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, for our annual dinner. Father Victor will be our guest and dinner speaker, with a presentation honoring the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  Our holiday themed picnic-type supper will include baked chicken, Italian sausage with peppers & onions, pulled pork with rolls, baked beans, roasted potatoes, and chef salad, all prepared by Carmen’s Catering, with all-American apple pie for dessert. All women of the parish are invited to dine with us on Wednesday evening, June 14, beginning at 6pm; friends are welcome. Reservation details are coming soon.

Sacred Sites Weekend ~ A large THANK YOU to all the volunteers who acted as docents, greeters and salespeople at our Sacred Sites Open House last weekend: Vera Andrew, Eleanor Ash, Tom Brodfuehrer, Mickey Dick, Tom Dinder, Vontrese Draper, Derik Kane, Mary Karlis, Dan Korchowski, Toni Maus, Marianne Pernick, Sr. Liz Savage, and Nancy Yager. All of our visitors were quite impressed with the beauty and significance of our very special church. The next time we “throw the doors open” will be Saturday, June 10, as part of our Trinity Festival Weekend celebration. We will need volunteers for that too. If you can help between 2 and 4pm that day, please click HERE and leave a message for Judy Casassa.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth;
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
-Dorothy Frances Gurney

Prayerful Thanks to Melanie Chimento and the wonderful members of Buffalo Underground, including Catherine Doering, Rick Hull, Norbert Muller, Patrick Rogers, Mary Jane Ross, Larry Sullivan and Alana Weeks. They brought their enthusiasm, energy and gardening tools to Blessed Trinity Wednesday evening, May 24, and applied all three in helping to remove weeds, overgrown shrubs, and plants gone wild. We also express our appreciation for the parish volunteers who worked along with them: Judy Casassa, Bud and Mickey Dick, Dan Korchowsky, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathy Press, and Sr. Liz Savage. There’s still work to be done, but thanks to the efforts of our maintenance man, Dennis Pawlikowski, and these dedicated volunteers, we’re off to a great start this spring.

Seventh Sunday of Easter:  Christ calls us all to be one, with each having a unique role. What is your unique role? 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

Anointing of the Sick ~ The next communal anointing of the sick and well-aging will take place on Sunday, June 18, immediately after Mass and continue on the third Sunday of each month. Please feel free to invite those who are chronically ill or facing surgery and who would like to be anointed.

Openings for Mass Intentions ~ Thank you to all who have recently placed Mass intentions. Please contact the church office (716-833-0301) with your requests. 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 the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish it to appear. 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.

News from our Vicariate Cluster and the Wider Community

Healing Mass on June 2 at 7pm at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (4375 Harris Hill Road in Williamsville, 716-632-8838). Join Fr. Daniel Ogbeifun to pray for our families, for our community, for one another, especially the sick, those in hospitals, those with cancer, the homebound, those preparing for surgery, those with special intentions, the travelers, etc. This Service is for anyone seeking physical, spiritual healing.

Chiavetta’s Chicken Dinner (17th Annual) on Sunday, June 4 (noon until sold out) at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory Street at Eagle (a block south of Clinton). Tickets are $10.

Catholic Health is sponsoring a free* community dinner program entitled, “Walk This Way” on Monday, June 5, from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Grapevine Banquets (333 Dick Road, Depew). Join local knee expert, orthopedic surgeon Keith Stube, MD, for dinner and a discussion about the latest treatment options for knee pain, from conservative approaches, to total knee replacement surgery. Reservations are required by calling Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 716-447-6205. (*Catholic Health invites area residents to attend up to three free dinner programs per calendar year. After that, admission for each program is $20 and includes dinner).

Mount Mercy Academy is hosting a Basketball Camp on June 26-29 for girls entering grades 4 – 9. Call 716-825-8796, ext. 320 for details.

Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo 2017/2018 enrollment deadline is June 30. Do you know any students in grades 4 or 5 who have or wish to develop a good attitude toward school and would benefit from a change?  If so, please ask them to visit the NativityMiguel website at  or call Mrs. Langer at 716-836-5188 for details on how to apply.