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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.

The Trinity Concert Series Continues on December 7

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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 716-472-0009.

2014 Prison Package Project

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.

Fall Wine Tasting, October 24, 2014

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Blessed Trinity Wine Tasting
Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall
Church Tours 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Our popular Wine Tasting returns on Friday, October 24th. In addition to wines and expertise courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for you to sample. Prior to the wine tasting (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.), there will an opportunity to tour our Landmark Church at 317 Leroy Avenue. The wine tasting will take place in the building behind the church. Secured off-street parking is provided. Please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us for a lovely evening. Advance sale tickets are now available from the church office (716-833-0301) for a donation of $25.00 per person ($30.00 at the door). Proceeds benefit the Under This Roof Fund of Blessed Trinity Church.

The 2014-15 Trinity Series Continues on December 7

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Freudig Singers at Blessed Trinity.

The Freudig Singers at Blessed Trinity.

The Freudig Singers of Western New York are serving up “A Christmas Pie”

The Freudig Singers, under the direction of Roland E. Martin, bring their special brand of joyfulness to the holiday season with favorite carols and a post-concert pie reception — all guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit!

Suggested Donation: $10

Our venue is wheelchair accessible and has off-street parking, with parking lot entrances on both Leroy and Dewey Avenues.

Trinity Series Opening Concert ~ Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Trinity Season Returns: “Beautiful Music in a Beautiful Space…”

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

An Afternoon of Music
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Soprano Amy Grable

Soprano Amy Grable

We open our 2014-15 Trinity Concert Series with an Afternoon of Music, featuring tenor and Buffalo native Robert Zimmerman and soprano Amy Lynn Grable. This husband and wife due will perform works of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner. Experience some of opera’s most beloved arias, as well as operetta and musical theater highlights. A free-will offering will be taken; suggested donation $10.00.

About Our Performers

Robert Zimmerman is establishing himself as one of opera’s most promising young tenors with a voice described as clear, ringing, and incisive. He has performed the role of Roberto Devereux in Opera Sacra’s rendition of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda and Turridu in Coro Lirico’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana. Mr. Zimmerman joined Union Avenue Opera in August of 2008 where he was described as glorious and engaging as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen. Earlier that year he debuted with the Amarillo Symphony, where he met with great success as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In May of 2007, he had the great pleasure of joining The New York Philharmonic in a semi-staged version of My Fair Lady, under the baton of Maestro Rob Fisher of Encore series fame.

In recent years Mr. Zimmerman has appeared with Augusta Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Lake George Opera, Indianapolis Opera and Opera Northeast. He has also been privileged to perform with the Chautauqua, Staten Island and Indianapolis Symphonies. A 2007 semi-finalist in the Competizione dell’ opera held in Dresden, Germany, Mr. Zimmerman has also won awards at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and The Liederkranz Club Vocal Competition, and most recently was a second place grant recipient from The Gerda Lissner Foundation.

Amy Lynn Grable received her MM in Vocal Music Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and completed an apprenticeship with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, where she was hailed as “exceptional” in the role of Zerlina by the Kansas City Star. A lyric coloratura soprano, Ms. Grable has been described as “clear-voiced” by the New York Sun and praised by the Cape Code Times for her “delectable” performance as Valencienne, where she “moved, acted, and danced with insouciance and grace.” Her opera credits include performances with Buffalo’s Opera Sacra, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Opera New England of Cape Cod, Opera New Hampshire, Chatham Opera, and Civic Opera of Kansas City. Her solo work includes performances with the New York City Gwen Gould Ensemble, and the Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Joseph, MO Symphonies. In addition to winning the Grand Prize National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Award, Ms. Grable was the Alpha Corrine Mayfield Opera Performance Winner, Gerda Lissner Encouragement Award Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Opera Auditions Regional Midwest Winner, Sigma Alpha Iota National Scholarship Winner, and Inspiration Point Opera in the Ozarks Award Winner. Ms. Grable has had the pleasure of working with voice teachers Bill Schuman and Inci Bashar, and voice coaches Nico Castel and Joan Dornemann.

For those who may be attending their first concert at Blessed Trinity, the Landmark church building is located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore and Grider) in Buffalo. It is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

Wine Tasting ~ October 24, 2014

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Blessed Trinity Wine Tasting
Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in St. Charles Hall

Our popular Wine Tasting returns on Friday, October 24th. In addition to wines and expertise courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for you to sample. Secured off-street parking is provided. Please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us for a lovely evening. Advance sale tickets will be available soon for a donation of $25.00 per person ($30.00 at the door). Proceeds benefit the Under This Roof Fund of Blessed Trinity Church. Watch this page for additional details as they become available.

Blessed Trinity School Alumni Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Blessed Trinity School Alumni Sunday
September 28, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Each fall, alumni and friends of Blessed Trinity School return for a Memorial Mass honoring deceased alumni and faculty of the parish grammar school which served families of the community from 1908 through 1975. Following the Mass, the Alumni Committee hosts a reception in St. Charles Hall. If you or someone you know attended Blessed Trinity School, please encourage them to join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. on September 28th. You can read more about this annual event and the work of the Alumni Committee by clicking HERE.

 

 

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)