September 24 – October 1, 2023
Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.
News from our Parish Community
Our ZOOM Bible Study classes have resumed at 4pm each Tuesday. We are continuing our discussion of the Gospel of Matthew. The link to join is available HERE and on the “Faith Formation” Page.
Fall Confirmation sessions begin for our family of parishes on September 28. Classes are held at Ss. Columba-Brigid and begin at 6:30pm.
Protecting God’s Children Workshop will be held at Blessed Trinity on Saturday, September 30, from 10am-1:30pm in St. Charles Hall. This VIRTUS program is aimed at protecting children from child sexual abuse and is a requirement for anyone working with children in our diocese.
Alumni Sunday. The parish welcomed alumni of Blessed Trinity School for their annual Alumni Memorial Mass and reception on Sunday, September 24. The annual observance included Tom Brodfuehrer’s mini-tour highlighting the church façade, a ceremonial ringing of the former church/school bell at the beginning of Mass and an all-class reception in St. Charles Hall. At the reception, members of the alumni committee presented Father Bob with a donation to help defray the cost of the St. Charles Hall roof replacement project. Blessed Trinity School operated from 1909-1975, educating more than 2,300 students. From the beginning, it was staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph who were joined by lay faculty in the 1950s.
“Spilling the Tea on Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention,” Saturday, October 7, from Noon-2PM in St. Charles Hall. Join with women from our family of parishes for a luncheon and presentation on breast cancer awareness and prevention, sponsored by the St. Martin de Porres Women’s Guild. Our guest speaker will be Nikia Robinson, Roswell Park’s Community Outreach and Engagement Director. Dress the part with a fancy hat and something pink! Finger food donations gratefully accepted. Reservations are due October 1 and sign-up sheets are located at each church entrance. You can also reserve your place by texting 716-308-1613 or at humancapital1st [at] yahoo [dot] com
Let the Music Begin! On Sunday, October 8, at 3 PM, the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio brings the beautiful music of their chamber orchestra to our beautiful space. Since 2002, the Camerata—which includes members of the BPO—has presented concerts designed to preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage of our community, with premier works featured in every performance. ln recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the program will include Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur for Guitar and Orchestra. You will also be treated to a post-concert reception in St. Charles Hall. Courtesy passes enabling members of our parish family to attend free of charge will be available starting next week appear in the bulletin for Sept 30/Oct 1.
Blessed Trinity’s favorite fundraiser is back—a Fall Wine Tasting on Friday, October 27, from 7-9 PM, featuring a variety of wines to sample and savor, accompanied by delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. Please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us for a lovely evening. Pre-sale tickets are available now for a donation of $40.00 per person by calling the rectory office (716-833-0301) or Bud & Mickey Dick (716-832-2540). Tickets at the door: $45. Proceeds will be used toward the replacement of the roof of St. Charles Hall.
Our gardens still looked great on Alumni Sunday, so thanks to the Bloom Crew! We are grateful to each of the weekly volunteers who have watered and/or weeded our parish gardens and planters since July. Special recognition goes to Kathleen Dove who stepped in on several occasions when others could not. As summer comes to a close, we are counting on Mother Nature to finish the job.
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.