Upcoming Events

Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Presents “Mozart Noir” on March 29

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.

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The Trinity Series celebrates community heritage at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, when Blessed Trinity welcomes the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Chamber Orchestra presenting “Mozart Noir.”
Founded in 2002, the Camerata – which includes members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – seeks to present concerts that preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage of our community, including premier works in every performance. “Mozart Noir,” part of their “Mostly Mozarts” series, will feature the music of gifted Black Composers including Chevalier de Saint Georges (known as the “Mozart noir”) and Samuel Coleridge Taylor (aka the “Black Mahler”).
Our cultural heritage expressed in church architecture will be the focus of pre-concert guided tours from 2:15-2:45 p.m. Please join us for an afternoon of music, art and architecture, ending with a post-concert reception hosted by Amberleigh Retirement Community of Williamsville.
Concert tickets, available at the door, are $17. Funding from the City of Buffalo will provide free admission for students under the age of 15 when accompanied by an adult or high school students with valid school ID. 
Blessed Trinity, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is considered to be the purest replication of twelfth-century Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the United States. The building has also gained international recognition for its “splendid acoustic,” making it an ideal setting in which to experience the music of the Camerata.
Blessed Trinity is located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore and Grider) and is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

Fifth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

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Fifth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

On May 16 and 17, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fifth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, inviting the public to experience our house of worship as a repository 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. Watch for additional details as they become available.

May 24 Concert Features Buffalo Brass Choir

2014-15 Trinity Series Concludes with
the Buffalo Brass Choir
Sunday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m.

The Buffalo Brass Choir in Concert at Blessed Trinity

The Buffalo Brass Choir in Concert at Blessed Trinity

On Sunday, May 24, Reflections on a Dance brings the concert season to a close as our resident ensemble, the Buffalo Brass Choir, under the direction of Nick DelBello, performs music inspired by the dance. Their repertoire will include Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Ginastera’s Dances from Estancia and David Sampson’s imaginative Reflections on a Dance.

New York State Path Through History Weekend

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In August, 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of Path Through History Weekends, showcasing New York State’s history and cultural significance. On Father’s Day weekend, June 20-21, Blessed Trinity will join hundreds of historically and culturally significant sites across the state offering special programming to highlight our rich cultural heritage.  Details as they become available.

Buffalo Mass Mob Visits Blessed Trinity on March 22

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Blessed Trinity welcomes the Buffalo Mass Mob on Sunday, March 22nd. Rev. George L. Reger, the church’s pastor, will celebrate the 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Congregational singing will be led by the Blessed Trinity Choir, under the direction of Nick DelBello.
From 9:15 – 9:45 a.m., church docents will be present to provide descriptions of the church’s architectural features and explanations of symbolism and artworks. They will also remain after the 10:00 a.m. Mass to answer questions about our Landmark Church, considered to be the purest replication of twelfth century Lombard Romanesque-style architecture in the United States.
Following the Mass, the parish will host a reception in the adjacent parish center, St. Charles Hall.

For those who are not familiar with the “Mass Mob,” it is simply an invitation extended via social media “to support and experience some of Buffalo’s wonderful churches….” The idea sprang from the successful Buffalo Cash Mob, which was an attempt to support locally owned businesses by encouraging people to shop there on a given weekend. Its organizers hope to “create more awareness and appreciation for sacred sites in Western New York through the simple act of experiencing them in their intended purpose and encourage people to attend Mass more at Buffalo’s historic churches.”

The first Mass Mob took place at St. Adalbert Basilica in November 2013. Since then, the Mass Mob has visited seven city churches from South Buffalo to Black Rock. Blessed Trinity will be the site of Mass Mob IX.

Anyone who attended Mass Mob VIII at St. Casimir will surely want to follow-up with a visit to Blessed Trinity. 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. To read more about the outstanding architectural features of our Landmark edifice, Click HERE.

March 29 Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Appearance Features Pre-Concert Tours

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 CAMERAOn Sunday, March 29, 2015, the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio will perform at Blessed Trinity Church as part of the church’s Trinity Concert Series of “beautiful music in a beautiful space.” Under the direction of Christopher Weber, the professional music ensemble will present Mozart Noir, celebrating the music of gifted Black Composers.
Founded in 2002, the Camerata seeks to present concerts that preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage of our community, featuring premier works in every performance. 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.
Blessed Trinity, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is considered to be the purest replication of twelfth-century Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the United States. The building has also gained international recognition for its “splendid acoustic,” making it an ideal setting in which to experience the music of the Camerata.
Church docents will provide pre-concert tours of the Buffalo Landmark and its “beautiful space” from 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. There will also be a reception in the parish hall following the concert, courtesy of the Amberleigh Retirement Community at Williamsville.
Tickets for the concert are $17 in advance (716-856-3626) or at the door. Funding from the City of Buffalo will provide free admission for students under the age of 15 when accompanied by an adult or high school students with valid school identification.
Blessed Trinity is located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore and Grider) and is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

 

2015.Sacred.Sites

 

Fifth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

On May 16 and 17, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fifth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, inviting the public to experience our house of worship as a repository 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. Watch for additional details as they become available.

 

The Buffalo Brass Choir in Concert on May 24

2014-15 Trinity Series Concludes with
the Buffalo Brass Choir
Sunday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m.

The Buffalo Brass Choir in Concert at Blessed Trinity

The Buffalo Brass Choir in Concert at Blessed Trinity

On Sunday, May 24, Reflections on a Dance brings the concert season to a close as our resident ensemble, the Buffalo Brass Choir, under the direction of Nick DelBello, performs music inspired by the dance. Their repertoire will include Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Ginastera’s Dances from Estancia and David Sampson’s imaginative Reflections on a Dance.

New York State Path Through History Weekend

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In August, 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of Path Through History Weekends, showcasing New York State’s history and cultural significance. Follow the Path to Blessed Trinity on the weekend of June 20-21. Our friendly docents will once again be available to lead tours of the exterior and interior of the church building, including descriptions of architectural features and explanations of symbolism and artworks. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras. The event is free and open to the public. Details as they become available.

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

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Not quite sure what a “Mass Mob” is? It is simply an invitation extended via social media “to support and experience some of Buffalo’s wonderful churches….” The idea sprang from the successful Buffalo Cash Mob, which was an attempt to support locally owned businesses by encouraging people to shop there on a given weekend.

As explained on its web site, www.buffalomassmob.wordpress.com: “Our city is known for its incredible architecture. Part of this architectural mix are the many churches located throughout Buffalo. These houses of worship helped shape and define the city as we know it.  It is Buffalo Mass Mob’s hope to help create more awareness and appreciation for sacred sites in Western New York through the simple act of experiencing them in their intended purpose and encourage people to attend Mass more at Buffalo’s historic churches.”

The first Mass Mob took place at St. Adalbert Basilica in November 2013. Since then, the Mass Mob has visited seven city churches from South Buffalo to Black Rock. Blessed Trinity will be the site of Mass Mob IX on Sunday, March 22.

Still not sure you want to be involved? A spokesperson for Holy Angels Church on Buffalo’s West Side described Mass Mob VII as “a great experience from start to finish.” We’ll add more details about our plans for the day as they become available, but please plan to join us for worship on Sunday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m.

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 edifice, Click 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)