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.