October 22 – October 29, 2023
Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.
News from our Parish Community
Wine Tasting ~ Our October 27 Wine Tasting benefitting the St. Charles Hall roof replacement project is this Friday! The event runs from 7 – 9 p.m. and in addition to wine and food includes beer and non-alcoholic beverages, silent auction and basket raffle items. If you are still hoping to purchase a ticket for the pre-event price of $40 per person, call the rectory office (716-833-0301) or Bud Dick (716-832-2540) by Monday. Tickets are $45 at the door.
ZOOM Bible Study class has been canceled this Tuesday, October 24. It will resume at 4pm on October 31 with our continuing discussion of the Gospel of Matthew. The link to join is available HERE and on the “Faith Formation” Page.
During the month of October which is dedicated to The Holy Rosary, you are reminded that parishioners of Ss. Columba-Brigid offer a bilingual recitation of the Rosary every Monday at 7PM via ZOOM. You will find a link on the Parish Family calendar. There is also an opportunity to pray the Rosary every Friday at 11:30am in the Daily Mass Chapel at Blessed Trinity, following the 11:00am Mass.
The Ladies Sodality’s Service of Remembrance honoring members who have died during the past year will be held in St. Charles Hall on Sunday, November 5, following the 10AM Mass. Please plan to join us as we “tell the story” of Shirley A. Parks, Jessie B. Wells and Mary Ann Kresse. Women from our family’s other parishes will be invited to join us in sharing recollections and praying for their recently deceased sisters.
Let the Music Begin! More than 100 music lovers attended the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio’s concert at Blessed Trinity on Sunday, October 8. ln recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the program opened with Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur for Guitar and Orchestra, featuring guest guitarist Ricardo Saeb. Other works included the world premiere of Douglas Ovens’ Largo for Violin and Strings with soloist Shieh Jian Tsai and the WNY premiere of Symphony No. 1 in G Major composed by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Although not everyone stayed for the post-concert reception, those who did got to mingle with musicians and Camerata Music Director Christopher Weber while enjoying some wonderful hors d’oeuvres—just a foretaste of what awaits those who attend the October 27 Wine Tasting!
Fall Finale. The official Garden Walk was three months ago, but our parish gardens deserve another look. Despite our late start in planting and the reality that some seedlings were pass their prime, the flowers surrounding the church and rectory have flourished. Thank you Bloom Crew for your devoted watering. Take time to enjoy another “garden walk” before Jack Frost beats you to it.
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.
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.
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.