Upcoming Events

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.

 

Advent Lessons and Carols

 

 

Freudig Singers Preparing “A Christmas Pie” for Blessed Trinity

The Freudig Singers of WNY present
“A Christmas Pie”
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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

Maintaining their Christmas Pie Concert tradition, the Freudig Singers of Western New York will usher in the holiday season with a glorious array of choral pieces selected by music director Roland E. Martin. Featured will be works by Morten Lauridsen, Hector Berlioz, John Rutter, and new compositions by Martin himself. “Love Came Down at Christmas,” by Chris Artley, winner of Freudig’s biennial choral composition competition, will receive its North American premiere. Seasonal favorites will include “Sleigh Ride,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a Grinch medley, and much more.
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. 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.

 

Tickets Now Available for November 3, 2017 Wine Tasting

Fall Wine Tasting
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sommelier Bill Warren uncorks wine and wisdom at a BT winetasting.

Blessed Trinity’s celebrated Wine Tasting returns on Friday, November 3. Our friend, Bill Warren from Aurora Liquor, will be offering a variety of wines and expertise on how to select what is pleasing to your palate. There will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for you to sample. The event also includes a silent auction and basket raffle. Advance sale tickets are now available by calling Mickey and Bud Dick (716-832-2540) for a donation of $25/person. ($30 at the door). Secured, off-street parking. Proceeds benefit our Under This Roof Fund, a sustaining fund created in 2002 for the preservation and restoration of our architectural landmark and house of worship. 

 

Parish Welcomes School Alumni on September 24, 2017

Rev. Charles Kraehn and a contingent of
BTS “Patrol Boys” in the 1950s.

Our Annual Alumni Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Church on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM. We look forward to welcoming all Alumni of the parish school, especially the Fiftieth Anniversary Class of 1967. Between 1909 and 1975 more than 2,300 students were educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph at Blessed Trinity. A reception hosted by the Alumni Committee in St Charles Hall immediately following the September 24 Mass provides an ideal opportunity for alumni and friends to view or display school photos and memorabilia, reminisce and renew old acquaintances.

 

NY Path Through History Tours on October 7, 2017

Photo credit: Char Szabo-Perricelli

Blessed Trinity Welcomes the Public “Traveling”
on New York’s Path Through History
Saturday, October 7, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church is one of the finest replications of 12th Century Lombard Romanesque architecture in the country — and it is right here in Buffalo. At our Open House on October 7, you can see bricks, terra cotta and exquisite iconography made in the U.S.A in the same way as Italian craftsmen did it 900 years ago! The result: a most fascinating exhibit of art and architecture in New York State. Members of our knowledgeable docent team will be on hand to enhance your enjoyment of the experience. And don’t forget your binoculars and camera.
Travel New York State’s Path Through History to Blessed Trinity Church on Saturday, October 7. Initiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo in August, 2012, Path Through History Weekend events are designed to showcase the State’s history and cultural significance.
Located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore Avenue and Grider Street), Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible and has ample off-street parking.

 

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)