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Blessed Trinity Site of Mass Mob IX, March 22, 2015

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It’s a great time for Blessed Trinity! Immediately following the inspirational diocesan-wide celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Blessed Trinity on January 18th, we learned that we have been chosen as the site for Buffalo Mass Mob IX!! Watch this space for more fun details as they become available, and plan to join us for worship on March 22nd.

For those of you who attended Mass Mob VIII at St. Casimir, you will surely want to follow-up with Mass Mob IX. Like St. Casimir, the architect for Blessed Trinity was also Chester Oakley (along with Albert Schallmo) . Both buildings were under construction at the same time, St. Casimir being completed in 1926 and Blessed Trinity in 1928. The latter is considered the purest replication of 12th century Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the United States. To read more about the outstanding architectural features of our Landmark ediface, Click HERE.

The Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Returns on March 29, 2015

THE TRINITY SERIES CONTINUES …
March 29th concert to be preceded by guided tours

The Camerata di Sant' Antonio in concert at Blessed Trinity. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

The Camerata di Sant’ Antonio in concert at Blessed Trinity.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

The Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Chamber Orchestra …
“celebrating community through music.”
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Samuel.Coleridge.Taylor.with.textOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Camerata di Sant’ Antonio, under the direction of Christopher Weber, presents Mozart Noir celebrating the music of gifted Black Composers. Selections will include the U.S. premier of the Haitian Dance Suite by Samuel Coleridge Taylor (aka the “Black Mahler”), and works of the Chevalier de Saint George (known as the “Mozart noir”), whose music inspired the young Wolfgang Amadeus and made music history.

From 2:15-2:45 p.m., church docents will provide concert-goers with tours of this Buffalo Landmark, considered to be the purest replication of Lombard-Romanesque Architecture in the United States. There will also be a post-concert reception in the parish hall, courtesy of the Amberleigh Retirement Community at Williamsville.

Tickets for the concert are $17 for adults and available at the door. Admission is free to children 14 and under when accompanied by an adult or high school students with valid school identification.

On the National Register of Historic Places, Blessed Trinity Church is located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore and Grider) in Buffalo. It is wheelchair accessible with secure off-street parking.

Mass Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King returns to Blessed Trinity

 

Photo credit: Phil Woods

Photo credit: Phil Woods

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass
Diocesan Celebration
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Rebuilding the Bridge: Answering God’s Call

Principal Celebrant: Bishop Richard Malone
Guest Homilist: Rev. Brother Henry Fulmer, OFM

On Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 10:30 a. m., the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo Vicariate will join in a Diocesan Mass Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. here at Blessed Trinity. “Rebuilding the Bridge: Answering God’s Call” is the theme of the celebration with Principal Celebrant Bishop Richard Malone and Guest Homilist Rev. Brother Henry Fulmer, OFM, from St. Joseph Church in the Diocese of Charleston, SC.

An offertory collection at the Mass will be used to fund the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, as will proceeds from a basket raffle at the reception following the Mass. The Fund was established by the African American Commission of the Buffalo Diocese to award scholarships to students of color attending Catholic schools. Parishioners are asked to donate theme baskets for the raffle. Someone will be in St. Charles Hall to receive them prior to the 10:30 p.m. Mass.

Click HERE to read about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 19 and the three sites looking for volunteers to help with specific projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity Series continues with “Christmas Re-Gifted” on Jan. 11, 2015

 

Blessed Trinity Choir

Blessed Trinity Choir

 Christmas Re-gifted, featuring the combined choirs of
Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii
Sunday, January 11, 3:00 p.m. at Blessed Trinity
Friday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Pompeii

Did you ever enjoy a Christmas present so much that you wanted to pass it on, even after the holiday season? That’s just what our musical mixologist, Nick DelBello, and his colleague, Peter Gonciarz, had in mind when they concocted Christmas Re-Gifted. The combined choirs of Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii, conducted and accompanied by Messers. DelBello and Gonciarz, invite you to share a post-holiday concert featuring some of the choral favorites they worked so hard to perfect for Christmas. And in the spirit of the gift that keeps on giving, there will be two opportunities for you to enjoy this musical finale: Sunday, January 11, here at Blessed Trinity Church, and again on Friday, January 16, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church.

Blessed Trinity, located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking. Our Lady of Pompeii is located at 158 Lavarack Avenue in Lancaster.

Mass Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Returns to Blessed Trinity

Photo Credit: Phil Woods

Photo Credit: Phil Woods

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Principal Celebrant: Bishop Richard Malone

Our parish will host the annual diocesan celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 18, 2015.
A social will follow in St. Charles Hall.

 

 

 

Trinity Concert Series Continues on January 11, 2015

 

Blessed Trinity Choir

Blessed Trinity Choir

 Christmas Re-gifted, featuring the combined choirs of
Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii
Sunday, January 11, 3:00 p.m. at Blessed Trinity
Friday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Pompeii

Did you ever enjoy a Christmas present so much that you wanted to pass it on, even after the holiday season? That’s just what our musical mixologist, Nick DelBello, and his colleague, Peter Gonciarz, had in mind when they concocted Christmas Re-Gifted. The combined choirs of Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of Pompeii, conducted and accompanied by Messers. DelBello and Gonciarz, invite you to share a post-holiday concert featuring some of the choral favorites they worked so hard to perfect for Christmas. And in the spirit of the gift that keeps on giving, there will be two opportunities for you to enjoy this musical finale: Sunday, January 11, here at Blessed Trinity Church, and again on Friday, January 16, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church.

Blessed Trinity, located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking. Our Lady of Pompeii is located at 158 Lavarack Avenue in Lancaster.

 

 

Hosting Christmas Prison Package Project for 7th Year

Peaceprints Christmas Prison Package Project
Friday, December 12, 2014

Assembly of gift bags for Prison Project

Photo by Derek Gee, The Buffalo News

On Friday, December 12, Sister Karen Klimczak’s legacy Christmas Prison Package Project will continue at Blessed Trinity when dozens of volunteers gather in the church to assemble more than 2000 gift bags for men and women in the Wende and Albion correctional facilities. Anyone interested in assisting can join one of two shifts: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. until completion (usually about 9 p.m.). Just bring your willing hands and hearts to our church at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214. Sister Karen originated the project years ago so that incarcerated men would know they were not forgotten. The project has since been expanded to include women inmates. Thousands of pre-packaged food items as well as paperback books have been collected from area congregations, community members and businesses, but they need to be packed into hand-decorated bags and readied for delivery. Blessed Trinity’s parishioners are contributing boxes of hot cocoa packets, with a goal of 4000+ individual servings.

Visions & Sounds of “Christmas Pie” Dance in Our Heads

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The Freudig Singers of Western New York present “A Christmas Pie”
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
A delicious treat for the ears, the soul and the taste buds.

The Freudig Singers of Western New York present “A Christmas Pie,” a delectable concert of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. Under the direction of award-winning organist/choral composer and arranger Roland E. Martin, the Freudig Singers are celebrating their 30th anniversary. Their “Christmas Pie” concerts are a highly-anticipated holiday tradition, and this year’s offering is no exception. The choral menu includes such standards as G.R.Woodward’s arrangement of “Ding-dong-ding,” Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” and Jay Livingston/Ray Evans’ “Silver Bells.” Also included on the program are more recent works: Sidney King’s “Gabriel’s Message,” Martin Wimmer’s “All is Quiet, All are Sleeping,” and the stunning “Night of Dreams” by Valerie Showers Crescenz. The singers will also perform a piece composed especially for the occasion by Louisville-based musician King, who has dedicated his newest composition, “Gifts for a King,” to the Freudig Singers.

The concert concludes with a fresh-baked-pie reception for audience members, including an auction of signature pies prepared by each of the singers. Tickets are $10.00 each in advance and at the door. For individual tickets, group sales and further information, please call Elizabeth Bailey Sands at (716) 551-6870.

Hosting Christmas Prison Package Project for 7th Year

Peaceprints Christmas Prison Package Project
Friday, December 12, 2014

Assembly of gift bags for Prison Project

Photo by Derek Gee, The Buffalo News

On Friday, December 12, Sister Karen Klimczak’s legacy Christmas Prison Package Project will continue at Blessed Trinity when dozens of volunteers gather in the church to assemble more than 2000 gift bags for men and women in the Wende and Albion correctional facilities. Anyone interested in assisting can join one of two shifts: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. until completion (usually about 9 p.m.). Just bring your willing hands and hearts to our church at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214. Sister Karen originated the project years ago so that incarcerated men would know they were not forgotten. The project has since been expanded to include women inmates. Thousands of pre-packaged food items as well as paperback books will be collected from area congregations, community members and businesses, but they need to be packed into hand-decorated bags and readied for delivery. Blessed Trinity’s parishioners are contributing boxes of hot cocoa packets, with a goal of 4000+ individual servings. Click HERE to see ways in which you can help, and read about The Cocoa Challenge.

Celebrating Our Musical Legacy

Bridget Dick Blesnuk July 11, 1970 - June 20, 2014 Former Music Director 1991 - 2010

Bridget Dick Blesnuk
July 11, 1970 – June 20, 2014
Former Music Director
1991 – 2010

Dedication Ceremony
Sunday, November 16, 2014

On Sunday, November 16, during the 10:00 a.m. Mass, we pause to honor our late music director, Bridget Dick Blesnuk, and recognize her place in the musical heritage of our parish. A photo of Bridget will be dedicated and subsequently displayed with those of her predecessors and mentors, Msgr. Henry S. Kawalec and Ethel M. Grabenstatter, on the west (rectory) side staircase to the choir loft. The dedication of these three musicians created and sustained a remarkable music program, long recognized beyond our parish. Click HERE to read more about them.

Worship & Services

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

Other Services:
Opportunity for confession is on Saturday at 4:00 PM
Anointing of the sick occurs after the 10 AM Mass on the third Sunday of the month.
A coffee hour is held after the 10 AM Mass on the third Sunday of the month (September-June)