Upcoming Events

Freudig Singers Return for December 2 Christmas Concert

The Freudig Singers of Western New York
Sunday, December 2, 2018
3:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity’s 2018 Christmas concert is Sunday, December 2, at 3 p.m. when the Freudig Singers of WNY present Christmas Through the Ages—a sampling of musical treats from the fourteenth century to the present. Continuing with their popular pie-themed concerts, selections on the choral menu will include compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Lennon, Roland E. Martin, and the premiere of a new work by Sidney A. King. Specialty pies baked by members of the ensemble will be raffled at the concert intermission, and pie and warm beverages will be served at a post-concert reception.
Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, our Landmark church is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

 

Explore Buffalo Visits Blessed Trinity

Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Sunday, October 28 at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Explore Buffalo® has once again chosen to showcase Blessed Trinity with docent-led tours of the church in October, November and December. Take advantage of a little holiday “down time” to experience our one-of-a-kind replication of twelfth-century Lombard-Romanesque architecture featuring handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, an elaborate display of medieval iconography, and more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture.
Our site is wheelchair accessible, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars.
A non-profit organization, Explore Buffalo® provides tours and other opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history, and neighborhoods.

Click HERE to reserve your place on
October 28, November 24 or December 30.

Proceeds from the tours benefit the church’s Under This Roof Fund, a dedicated fund for restoration and preservation of this Landmark house of worship.

Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Christmas Pie Concert, Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Freudig Singers in concert at Blessed Trinity, December 2 at 3 PM.

It’s Another Serving of Christmas Pie
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Maintaining their Christmas Pie Concert tradition, the Freudig Singers of Western New York will usher in the holiday season at Blessed Trinity with a glorious array of choral pieces selected by music director Roland E. Martin. The program will include new works as well as traditional holiday favorites.
As always, “Christmas Pie” features a raffle of signature pies baked by chorus members, and a post-concert reception where audience members are treated to beverages and – you guessed it – a delicious serving of Christmas pie. Tickets are priced at $15 and may be purchased from any Freudig singer or at the door. For further information, visit www.freudigsingersofwny.org.
Blessed Trinity’s Landmark Church, located at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo,
is wheelchair accessible with secured, off-street parking.

 

Welcome to “Fall Fest” – Friday, October 19, 2018

Twentieth Century Club Dining Room

Friday, October 19, 2018
Twentieth Century Club
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Please join us at Fall Fest on Friday, October 19, as parishioners and friends enjoy an elegant evening at Buffalo’s historic Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Avenue. The event includes: a one-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner and live music by the Neville Francis Band.
This $100 per person fundraiser benefits our Under This Roof Fund and will help fund the replacement of roof tiles and repairs to the front stairs and entrance plaza of our Landmark church. This work is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019 as part of our New York State grant project.
The building which houses the Twentieth Century Club is another of Buffalo’s architectural treasure. You will be welcomed to a historic site which has, since 1894, played host to dignitaries including President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. Washington.
Reservations are now closed, but the reservation form may be used to make a donation to the church’s Under This Roof Fund.

The Twentieth Century Club

 

An Inside Look – 2018 Holiday Tours

Photo Credit: Ray Ordinario – Ft. Erie, ON

Sunday, October 28 at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Explore Buffalo® has once again chosen to showcase Blessed Trinity with docent-led tours of the church in October, November and December. Take advantage of a little holiday “down time” to experience our one-of-a-kind replication of twelfth-century Lombard-Romanesque architecture featuring handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, an elaborate display of medieval iconography, and more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture.
Our site is wheelchair accessible, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars.
A non-profit organization, Explore Buffalo® provides tours and other opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history, and neighborhoods.

Click HERE to reserve your place on
October 28, November 24 or December 30.

Photo credit: Char Szabo-Perricell

Sacred Sites Weekend Features Free Tours, Mini-Concerts

Blessed Trinity Plays Host to
New York Landmarks Conservancy’s

Eighth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018

May 5 tours close with choral music accompanied by 1927 Tellers-Kent Organ.

Saturday, 2-4pm, Docent Guided Tours
4-4:30pm, Choir with Organ 
On May 5 and 6, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Eighth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend with its theme of “Sacred Sounds and Settings.” Experience the splendid acoustic our house of worship provides, as well as its status as a repository of faith, art, and history. Docents will be on hand both days (Saturday, May 5, from 2-4pm and Sunday, May 6, from Noon-2pm) to explain the unique features of this replica of 12th century Lombard-Romanesque architecture, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On Saturday at 4pm, choral music accompanied on the church’s original 1927 Tellers-Kent organ will soar from the loft as it has for more than 80 years in a brief concert by the parish choir prior to 4:30pm Mass. On Sunday at 2pm, enjoy the building’s acoustical embrace in the a cappella choral offerings of the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum, including seasonal selections and Gregorian chant.
Church tours are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken at the musical events.

May 6 event concludes with 2pm performance by St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum

Sunday, 12Noon-2pm, Docent Guided Tours
2-3:00pm, a cappella choral offerings

 

Holy Week Services – 2018

Holy Week 2018
Blessed Trinity Church

 

Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday – March 25

Blessing of Palms and Holy Mass
4:30 p.m. – Saturday, March 24
10:00 a.m. – Sunday, March 25

 

Weekday Masses

March 27 and March 28
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass Chapel

 

Penitential Service

Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Holy Thursday – March 29

7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
followed by Private Prayer at the Repository

Our church will be open until 10:00 p.m.
for Private Prayer at the Repository.
Reflection material will be available.

 

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Good Friday – March 30

2:00 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
3:00 p.m. – Solemn Service

St. John’s Passion
Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion

 

 

Easter Vigil – March 31

7:00 p.m. – Easter Eve Mass with Choir

Fire and Light
Scripture
Renewal of Baptismal Vows

 

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Easter Sunday – April 1

 

10:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass with Choir

 

2018 Wednesday Lenten Program at Blessed Trinity

2018 CCCB Lenten Journey Masses

 

Sacred Sites Open House Weekend – May 5 & 6, 2018

 

 

For the seventh straight year, Blessed Trinity is proud to participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Annual Sacred Sites Open House. This year’s theme is Sacred Sounds and Settings, and members of our Building Heritage Committee are planning now to showcase the splendid acoustic of our Landmark edifice during the weekend of May 5 and 6, 2018. Details of our docent-led tours and musical offerings will appear in this space.

 

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 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 fourth Sunday of the month (September-June)