July 24 – July 31, 2022
We have made important changes to our web site, adding a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes. The “Bulletins“ link will be found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading. (For your convenience as you adjust to this change, we have added the links here as well). Our web administrators hope you will enjoy the convenience of the “Bulletins” page and four-parish calendar as much as they do.
THE DIOCESE HAS LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship as of February 9, 2022. Please read Father Bob’s guidelines as they relate to this parish in the church bulletin dated FEBRUARY 20, 2022. For the comfort of all, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church.
LIVESTREAMING: In keeping with the latest diocesan guidelines, we are livestreaming only one Mass (usually Sunday Mass) each weekend on our Facebook page: Blessed Trinity R. C. Church. Click HERE to view. (If you “Like” and “Follow Us” on Facebook, you should receive notification when future Masses are posted). Later in the day, a recording of the Mass is available on YOU TUBE.
News from our Parish Community
Livestreaming Suspended ~ We regret to announce that due to continuing transmission difficulties, we are suspending livestreaming of our Sunday Mass until such time as we are able to obtain a more stable internet connection.
On Saturday, July 23, Blessed Trinity was the only Buffalo area house of worship but one of 84 statewide to participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. Vera Andrew and Annette Maus served as greeters, welcoming twenty-five visitors. Following a presentation on parish history and the building’s notable features given by Mickey Dick, individual docents provided additional facts and answered questions from our guests as they moved through various sections of the church. We are grateful to Tom Brodfuehrer, Louis Clay, Rafael Rondon and Nancy Yager for fulfilling that role and thank everyone who volunteered in extending our reputation as a welcoming congregation and tourism destination.
Maintaining our Gardens ~ Prayerful thanks to Amy Johnson, Kathy Press, Dorothy Manuppelli and others who have accepted the challenge of watering our parish gardens and planters for one week. Here is the watering volunteer schedule for the weeks of: July 24—Kathleen Dove; July 31—Rafael Rondon; August 7—Darvan Draper; August 21—Bob Barnes. If you would like to discover whether one is truly “closer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth,” call Mickey or Bud Dick (716-832-2540) and sign up for one of the remaining weeks. They will be happy to show you the 3 strategically located water hookups & hoses.
Bingo Workers Night Out ~ Members of our bingo volunteer team, along with Father Bob, enjoyed a night out on July 22, beginning with a buffet dinner at the Consumers Pub restaurant at Sahlen Field. They then cheered the Buffalo Bisons on to a 3-0 victory over the Rochester Red Wings. It came as close as one can imagine to a perfect evening: good friends enjoying a beautiful summer evening, entertaining baseball and a fireworks display to close out the “Friday Nite Bash.”
Bible Study on ZOOM is taking a summer break. We will resume on Tuesday, September 13, and continue every Tuesday at 4pm.
Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.
FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the Homeless. Family Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).
- Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
- It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
- Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
- In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.
Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.
Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.