Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House at Blessed Trinity

Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Visit us on May 17-18, 2014 for docent-guided tours as part of the New York Landmark Conservancy's Sacred Site Open House Weekend. Photo by Sharon Cantillon, Buffalo News Photographer

Visit us on May 17-18, 2014 for docent-guided tours as part of the
New York Landmark Conservancy’s Sacred Site Open House Weekend.
Photo by Sharon Cantillon, Buffalo News Photographer

On May 17 and 18, Blessed Trinity will be one of four Buffalo Houses of Worship participating in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, inviting the public to experience their edifices as repositories of faith, art, and history. Members of our docent team will be on hand to explain the church’s unique features that make it the purest replication of Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the United States. You’ll be able to examine its handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, learn about the elaborate display of medieval iconography on the terra cotta portico, and stand in awe at the more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture.
This is one of two weekends this spring when you can enjoy guided tours of Blessed Trinity and photograph our art and architecture to your heart’s content. In keeping with the 2014 theme established by the Conservancy,  visitors will be invited to view a video which traces the history of our congregation and includes insight into the immigrant and ethnic populations that shaped our congregation over the years.
The other Buffalo churches participating in the Open House Weekend are:
The Buffalo Religious Arts Center (former St. Francis Xavier RC Church)
157 East Street
Saturday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Corpus Christi RC Church
199 Clark Street
Saturday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church
51 Colonial Circle
Saturday, May 17, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Alex Bitterman, Associate Professor of Architecture at RIT, will lecture on
“The Historic Architecture of our Saint John’s Grace” at Noon on Sunday.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites is the country’s oldest and largest statewide program providing financial and technical assistance to help historic religious properties. Since 1986, Sacred Sites grants totaling $7.7 million have mobilized more than $540 million in restoration and repair projects statewide. Tours at all church locations are free of charge and available to the public at the times listed.

 

Worship & Services

Worship:
Weekend Masses are: Saturday at 4:30 PM, Sunday at 10:00 AM
Weekdays: Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 AM, Wednesday – Friday at 11:00 AM (in the rear chapel)
Weekdays effective June 1, 2017: Tuesday – Thursday at 11:00 AM
Holy Days: As scheduled on “This Week” page

Other Services:
Opportunity for confession on Saturday at 4:00 PM
First Friday Adoration and Benediction from 8-11:00 AM (in the rear chapel)
A coffee hour is held after the 10 AM Mass on the third Sunday of the month (September-June)