November 19 – November 26, 2023
Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.
News from our Parish Community
Remembering our Homebound – The Ladies Sodality is again sponsoring a Christmas gift project for homebound parishioners. As we have since 2020, we will be providing grocery store gift cards. Last year your generosity enabled us to present $50 gift cards to 14 people, but the number of those to be remembered may be increasing this year. If you are able to support us once again, there are only 3 more weekends to do so. Please place your monetary donation in an envelope marked “Sodality Project” and drop it in the collection basket between now and Sunday, December 10. Checks payable to: Ladies Sodality of Blessed Trinity may also be mailed to Mickey Dick, 2549 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214. For anyone in a senior care facility, we will arrange to have a Mass offered for his/her special intentions. Please let the church secretary know of any parishioners you believe should be included by calling 716-833-0301..
Many thanks to Deacon Don Weigel who met with our Bible Study group on November 14 and introduced us to The Gospel of St. Mark. A discussion of Mark’s Gospel will continue when Tuesday ZOOM Bible Study resumes in December.
Confirmation for the eleven candidates of our Parish Family will take place on Monday evening, November 27, at St. Lawrence. Please pray for the young men and women who will be deepening their commitment to our faith.
Wine Tasting ~ Our October 27 Wine Tasting benefitting the St. Charles Hall roof replacement project was a great success, raising $7,500.00. We are extremely grateful to the following businesses that supported our fundraiser with their donations. Please remember to return that support by patronizing them:
Adam’s Rib Restaurant (Patti & John Macaluso), 4517 Main St, Amherst, NY;
Black Iron Bystro, 3067 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, NY;
Black Willow Winery (Cindy West), Burt, NY;
casemates.com (David Studdert);
Dash’s Market (Andy Sommer), 1770 Hertel Ave, Buffalo;
Dick & Jenny’s, 1270 Baseline Rd, Grand Island, NY;
Elbers Landscaping Service (Jim Hornung, Sr.), 2918 Main St, Buffalo, NY;
Explore Buffalo (Brad Hahn), One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY;
The Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave, Amherst, NY;
Golden Cup Coffee (Larry Stitts), 1323 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY;
Iron Horse Vineyards, Sebastopol, CA;
Just Pizza, 3172 Main St, Buffalo, NY;
Paula’s Donuts (Paula Huber), 2319 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY;
Raymondo’s Pizzeria (Sean Mohan), 1580 E. Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY;
Russell’s Steaks Chops and More (Russell Salvatore), 6675 Transit Rd, Depew, NY;
Salvatore’s Hospitality, 6461 Transit Rd, Depew, NY;
Scott Harvey Wines, Plymouth, CA;
Share Kitchen & Bar Room, 5590 Main St, Williamsville, NY;
Skin with Celeste (Celeste Borczynski), Skinwithceleste.GlossGenius.com;
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site (Stanton Hudson), 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY;
Tops Friendly Markets, 1275 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY;
Watson’s Chocolates (Jason Joyce), 4733 Transit Rd, Depew, NY;
Wegman’s Markets, 601 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY;
Winebow Fine Wines and Spirits (Kevin Di Lucente).
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 email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.
We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page. There will be NO BINGO ON THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 23rd.
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.
Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.
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.