Upcoming Events

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.

Blessed Trinity: A Stop on New York State’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 Traveling Public
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 our Landmark Church 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 the building will also be shown. Visitors are 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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Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

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

The New York Landmarks Conservancy created its Sacred Sites Open House Weekend to showcase the art, architecture and history of New York’s houses of worship. This is one of two scheduled open house weekends each year when you can enjoy docent-guided tours of Blessed Trinity and photograph our art and architecture to your heart’s content. Save the date, and join us for this year’s open house on Saturday, May 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from Noon – 2 p.m. In keeping with the theme established by the Conservancy, this year’s event will include information about the immigration and migration histories and contributions of our faith community.

 

Final Musical Event in the 2013-14 Trinity Series

 

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

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After too long an absence, the talented musicians from The Colored Musicians Club return with their exciting mix of jazz, blues, gospel and swing tunes. Charles Reedy and Friends will have your foot stompin’, your body swayin’ and your voice singin’ along with the horns, saxes, clarinets and basses of these masters of cool sounds. 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

 

The 2013-14 Trinity Series Continues

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
The Buffalo Choral Arts Society “I Will Sing With the Spirit”

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society at Kleinhans Music Hall

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society at Kleinhans Music Hall

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins the BCAS at Blessed Trinity on March 30, 2014.

Soprano soloist Karen Saxon joins the BCAS at Blessed Trinity on March 30, 2014.

We are pleased to welcome the Buffalo Choral Arts Society under the direction of Marcia A. Giambrone, and special guest artists, soprano Karen Saxon and pianist Michelle Thomas. The program offers an eclectic mix of sacred and secular works befitting the Spring/Lenten Season. Selections include compositions from classical sacred choral literature, spirituals, and poems set to music. Works by John Rutter, Gabrielle Faure, John Ness Beck, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ola Gjeilo, Moses Hogan, Andre Thomas and others will be performed.
Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the Church Office (716-833-0310)
or may be ordered online with PayPal at BuffaloChoralArts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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After too long an absence, musicians from The Colored Musicians Club, directed by George Scott, return with their exciting mix of jazz, blues, gospel and swing. Funds from the concert will be used to restore two historic Buffalo Landmark sites — Blessed Trinity Church and the Colored Musicians Club, part of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor.

 

Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

 

Fourth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
May 17-18, 2014

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 Sites Open House Weekend.
Photo by Sharon Cantillon, Buffalo News Photographer

The New York Landmarks Conservancy created its Sacred Sites Open House Weekend to showcase the art, architecture and history of New York’s houses of worship. This is one of two scheduled open house weekends each year when you can enjoy docent-guided tours of Blessed Trinity and photograph our art and architecture to your heart’s content. Save the date, and join us for this year’s open house on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. In keeping with the theme established by the Conservancy, this year’s event will include information about the immigration and migration histories and contributions of our faith community.

 

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)