Upcoming Events

Trinity Festival Weekend, June 9-11, 2017

Please join our congregation in a celebration of faith, culture, history, and church architecture on the weekend of Trinity Sunday, June 9-11, 2017.
Our three-day event includes:

William Maddox at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Organ Recital
Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

William Maddox, organist and music director at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, will perform a benefit recital at our Landmark church on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Maddox will perform Romantic French works and orchestral transcriptions to showcase various colors of Blessed Trinity’s original Tellers-Kent pipe organ, built in 1927. In honor of the parish feast day (Trinity Sunday, June 11), he will include the Bach ‘St. Anne’ Fugue, considered “a hommage to the Trinity” with its “three subjects, in three sections, with time signatures dividing by three for each section.” His performance will also feature commentary on the organ, the selections, and the church building’s attributes, which provide what Mr. Maddox describes as a “splendid acoustic.”
Active as a recitalist, he has appeared in recital throughout Canada and internationally, including appearances at Roy Thomson Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, the Royal Parish Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, Washington’s National Cathedral, the Sao Bento Organ Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and most recently and at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In addition, his recitals and recordings have been heard on nationally broadcast programs of the CBC and American and Brazilian Public Radio.
A member of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Maddox has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, and is actively involved as a consultant to many churches regarding the tonal design and console appointments of their new instruments.
The recital will be followed by a reception, allowing audience members an opportunity to meet and talk with the Mr. Maddox.
Although there are no tickets for his performance, a free-will offering for the church’s Under This Roof preservation fund will be taken, with a suggested $15 per person donation.

Docent interprets iconography on the church facade.

Free tours of our Landmark Church
Saturday, June 10
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, June 10, the public is invited to tour our Landmark church. Knowledgeable docents will be available to answer your questions about parish history and the church’s remarkable art and architecture.

Symbol of the Trinity in the church’s Great Dome.
Photographic rendering by Todd Treat.

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
Sunday, June 11
Feast Day Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

The weekend celebration will culminate on Sunday, June 11, when the public is invited to join parishioners and their guests in observing Trinity Sunday at a special 10 a.m. Mass celebrated by Rev. Victor Ibhawa. The liturgy will be followed by a brunch in the parish hall. Reservations for the brunch may be made by calling 716-833-0301 by June 7.
Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

 

You’re Invited to Our Sacred Sites Open House, May 20/21

 

Detail from Blessed Trinity’s Stained Glass Skylight
Photo credit: Char Szabo-Perricelli

On May 20 and 21, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Seventh 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 Saturday, May 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 21, from Noon to 2 p.m. to explain the unique features that make Blessed Trinity Church the purest replication of 12th century 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 marvel at more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings, sculpture and locally designed and manufactured stained glass windows.
Blessed Trinity, listed on the National Register of Historic Place, is wheelchair accessible.

 

Benefit Organ Recital Closes 2016-17 Trinity Series

Recitalist William Maddox

Organ Recital
Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

William Maddox, organist and music director at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, in recital on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Maddox will perform Romantic French works and orchestral transcriptions to showcase various colors of the Blessed Trinity’s original Tellers-Kent pipe organ, built in 1927.
Active as a recitalist, Mr. Maddox has been heard in recital in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil, as well as on the CBC. He has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen’s University at Kingston, where his students were recipients of numerous University and national scholarships and awards.
Proceeds of this recital benefit “Under This Roof,” a sustaining fund created in 2002 for the preservation and restoration of our architectural landmark and house of prayer. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this recital.

 

Holy Week 2017 – Schedule of Services

 

Holy Week 2017
Blessed Trinity Church

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Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday – April 9
Blessing of Palms and Holy Mass
4:30 p.m. – Saturday, April 8
10:00 a.m. – Sunday, April 9

Reconciliation Service
Monday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Weekday Masses
April 11 and April 12
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass Chapel

 

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Holy Thursday – April 13
7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
followed by Private Prayer at the Repository

Our church will be open until 11:00 p.m.
for Private Prayer at the Repository.
Reflection material will be available.

 

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Good Friday – April 14
2:00 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
3:00 p.m. – Solemn Service

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

 

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Easter Vigil – April 15
7:00 p.m. – Easter Eve Mass with Choir
Fire and Light
Scripture
Renewal of Baptismal Vows

 

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Easter Sunday – April 16
10:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass with Choir

 

Visit Us During Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

On May 20 and 21, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Seventh 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 Saturday, May 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 21, from Noon to 2 p.m. to explain the unique features that make Blessed Trinity Church the purest replication of 12th century 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.
Blessed Trinity, listed on the National Register of Historic Place, is wheelchair accessible.

 

June 9 Benefit Organ Recital Closes Concert Season

Recitalist William Maddox

Organ Recital
Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

William Maddox, organist and music director at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, in recital on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Maddox will perform Romantic French works and orchestral transcriptions to showcase various colors of the Blessed Trinity’s original Tellers-Kent pipe organ, built in 1927.
Active as a recitalist, Mr. Maddox has been heard in recital in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil, as well as on the CBC. He has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen’s University at Kingston, where his students were recipients of numerous University and national scholarships and awards.
Proceeds of this recital benefit “Under This Roof,” a sustaining fund created in 2002 for the preservation and restoration of our architectural landmark and house of prayer. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this recital.

 

Blessed Trinity Joins Statewide Sacred Sites Open House, May 20 & 21, 2017

New York Landmarks Conservancy’s
Seventh Annual Sacred Sites Open House

Blessed Trinity will again participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21. Save the dates, and watch this space for additional details as they become available.

 

2016-17 Trinity Series Concludes on June 9 with Benefit Performance by Canadian Organist William Maddox

Recitalist William Maddox

Organ Recital
Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

William Maddox, organist and music director at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, in recital on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Maddox will perform Romantic French works and orchestral transcriptions to showcase various colors of the Blessed Trinity’s original Tellers-Kent pipe organ, built in 1927.
Active as a recitalist, Mr. Maddox has been heard in recital in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil, as well as on the CBC. He has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen’s University at Kingston, where his students were recipients of numerous University and national scholarships and awards.
Proceeds of this recital benefit “Under This Roof,” a sustaining fund created in 2002 for the preservation and restoration of our architectural landmark and house of prayer. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this recital.

 

2016-17 Trinity Series Continues on February 12, 2017

The Buffalo Brass Choir, directed by Nick DelBello, in concert at Blessed Trinity on April 22, 2016.
Photo Credit: Margaret Dick

The Buffalo Brass Choir
“A Requiem in Our Time”
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity’s 2016-17 concert season continues at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017, when the church’s ensemble-in-residence, the Buffalo Brass Choir, presents A Requiem in Our Time. This liturgically themed program will feature the title piece by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaar, as well as Pablo Casals’ O Vos Omnes, Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, and works by three living American composers: John Cheetham, Anthony Plog, and Brian Balmage. This powerful and uplifting program is a perfect prelude to the Lent and Easter seasons. Free-will offering: $10 suggested.
Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, the church is
wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

 

Christmas 2016-17 Schedule of Services

 

Feast of the Birth of Our Lord ~ Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24, 2016
9:30 p.m. ~ Choral Program, Blessed Trinity Choir
10:00 p.m. ~ Christmas Eve Mass with Choir, Brass and Organ

Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25
10:00 a.m. ~ Christmas Mass

 

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Friday, December 30
11:00 a.m. ~ Mass

 

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Saturday, December 31
Vigil Mass ~ 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. ~ Mass

 

The Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday, January 7
4:30 p.m. ~ Vigil Mass
Sunday, January 8
10:00 a.m. ~ Choir Mass

The Baptism of the Lord
Monday, January 9
11:00 a.m. ~ Mass

 

Worship & Services

Worship:
Weekend Masses are: Saturday at 4:30 PM, Sunday at 10:00 AM
Weekdays: Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 AM, Wednesday – Friday at 11:00 AM (in the rear chapel)
Weekdays effective June 1, 2017: Tuesday – Thursday at 11:00 AM
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 third Sunday of the month (September-June)