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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.

Keepsake t-shirt for Mass Mob IX available through Feb. 28

A t-shirt created by Buffalo Mass Mob for Blessed Trinity, with proceeds going to our parish.

A t-shirt created by Buffalo Mass Mob for Blessed Trinity, with proceeds going to our parish.

Buffalo Mass Mob has created a keepsake t-shirt for Blessed Trinity’s March 22nd Mass Mob IX. This is a “limited edition,” available online and only through February 28, with all proceeds from the sale going to the parish. If you are interested in purchasing a souvenir t-shirt for $20, Click HERE.

Trinity Series Features Camerata di Sant’ Antonio and Music of Black Composers, Sunday 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 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.

Buffalo Brass Choir Provides Series Finale, May 24, 2015

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

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)