Upcoming Events

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.

 

 

Trinity Series 2014-15 Opening Concert, October 5, 2014

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

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

Tenor Robert Zimmerman

An Afternoon of Classical 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 Classical 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.

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 ever-popular wine tasting is back! Courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, this event is held every other year, with proceeds benefiting the Under This Roof Fund of Blessed Trinity Church. We’ll be announcing the availability of pre-sale tickets soon, so please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us for a lovely evening. In addition to wines and expertise, there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. Watch this page for additional details as they become available.

A Buffalo Landmark on New York’s Path Through History

 

Eighty-nine years later, we're still celebrating the history of our Landmark Church, its place in our community, and the cultures of the congregations who have called it home. Photo credit: Todd Treat

Eighty-nine years later, we’re still celebrating the history of our Landmark Church, its place in our community, and the cultures represented by the congregations who have called it home. Photo credit: Todd Treat

 

Blessed Trinity Welcomes the Public “Traveling”
on New York’s Path Through History
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Travel New York State’s Path Through History to Blessed Trinity Church on Saturday, June 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.

We welcome the public to Buffalo’s first City Landmark from 2-4 p.m. with docents prepared to discuss the unique features of this replica of twelfth century Lombard-Romanesque church architecture, including an exterior fashioned from handmade bricks, an elaborate display of medieval iconography on its terra cotta façade; and more than 2000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture. A video of craftsmen and materials involved in maintaining and restoring our Buffalo Landmark will also be available for viewing. Bring your cameras and your binoculars. Visitors are also invited to remain and worship with us at 4:30 p.m. Mass.

Located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore Avenue and Grider Street), Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible and has ample off-street parking behind the church and adjacent FLARE Community Center.

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“Swingin’ in the Aisles” Closes Trinity Series

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
The Colored Musicians Club “Swingin’ in the Aisles”

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We close our 2013-14 Trinity Series of “beautiful music in a beautiful space” on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3 p.m., with “Swingin’ in the Aisles.” Charles Reedy and Friends, a jazz ensemble affiliated with the Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, will perform an exciting mix of jazz, blues, gospel and swing tunes guaranteed to have your feet tappin’, your body swayin’, and your inner voice singin’. Featured performers include: band leader and saxophonist, Charlie Reedy; Larry Salters on keyboard and Dement Orman on bass; guitarist Darrin Bland, Stanley Day on trumpet, and vocalists Joyce Carolyn and Sandra Gilliam.
Our Landmark Church, located at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible and has secured off-street parking. Proceeds from the performance will be used to fund restoration efforts at two historic Buffalo Landmark sites — Blessed Trinity Church and the Colored Musicians Club, part of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. Suggested donation: $10.00.

A Buffalo Landmark on NYS Path Through History

Eighty-nine years later, we're still celebrating the history of our Landmark Church, its place in our community, and the cultures of the congregations who have called it home. Photo credit: Todd Treat

Eighty-nine years later, we’re still celebrating the history of our Landmark Church, its place in our community, and the cultures represented by the congregations who have called it home. Photo credit: Todd Treat

 

Blessed Trinity Welcomes the Public “Traveling”
on New York’s Path Through History
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Travel New York State’s Path Through History to Blessed Trinity Church on Saturday, June 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.

We welcome the public to Buffalo’s first City Landmark from 2-4 p.m. with docents prepared to discuss the unique features of this replica of twelfth century Lombard-Romanesque church architecture, including an exterior fashioned from handmade bricks, an elaborate display of medieval iconography on its terra cotta façade; and more than 2000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture. A video of craftsmen and materials involved in maintaining and restoring our Buffalo Landmark will also be available for viewing. Bring your cameras and your binoculars. Visitors are also invited to remain and worship with us at 4:30 p.m. Mass.

Located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore Avenue and Grider Street), Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible and has ample off-street parking behind the church and adjacent FLARE Community Center.

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Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House at Blessed Trinity

Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Visit us on May 17-18, 2014 for docent-guided tours as part of the New York Landmark Conservancy's Sacred Site Open House Weekend. Photo by Sharon Cantillon, Buffalo News Photographer

Visit us on May 17-18, 2014 for docent-guided tours as part of the
New York Landmark Conservancy’s Sacred Site Open House Weekend.
Photo by Sharon Cantillon, Buffalo News Photographer

On May 17 and 18, Blessed Trinity will be one of four Buffalo Houses of Worship participating in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, inviting the public to experience their edifices as repositories 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.
This is one of two weekends this spring when you can enjoy guided tours of Blessed Trinity and photograph our art and architecture to your heart’s content. In keeping with the 2014 theme established by the Conservancy,  visitors will be invited to view a video which traces the history of our congregation and includes insight into the immigrant and ethnic populations that shaped our congregation over the years.
The other Buffalo churches participating in the Open House Weekend are:
The Buffalo Religious Arts Center (former St. Francis Xavier RC Church)
157 East Street
Saturday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Corpus Christi RC Church
199 Clark Street
Saturday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church
51 Colonial Circle
Saturday, May 17, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Alex Bitterman, Associate Professor of Architecture at RIT, will lecture on
“The Historic Architecture of our Saint John’s Grace” at Noon on Sunday.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites is the country’s oldest and largest statewide program providing financial and technical assistance to help historic religious properties. Since 1986, Sacred Sites grants totaling $7.7 million have mobilized more than $540 million in restoration and repair projects statewide. Tours at all church locations are free of charge and available to the public at the times listed.

 

Final 2013-14 Trinity Series Performance

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
The Colored Musicians Club “Swingin’ in the Aisles”

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We close our 2013-14 Trinity Series of “beautiful music in a beautiful space” on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3 p.m., with “Swingin’ in the Aisles.” Charles Reedy and Friends, a jazz ensemble affiliated with the Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, will perform an exciting mix of jazz, blues, gospel and swing tunes guaranteed to have your feet tappin’, your body swayin’, and your inner voice singin’. Our Landmark Church, located at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible and has secured off-street parking. Proceeds from the performance will be used to fund restoration efforts at two historic Buffalo Landmark sites — Blessed Trinity Church and the Colored Musicians Club, part of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. Suggested donation: $10.00.

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)