April 30 – May 7, 2023
Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.
This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.
News from our Parish Community
Bible Study, focused on John’s Gospel, continues on Tuesday, May 2, at 5:45 in St. Charles Hall. All are welcome. Bible study will return to ZOOM on May 9 at 4pm.
“Earth Day” Cleanup ~ Weather permitting, the 2023 cleanup of church grounds will take place this Saturday, May 6, from 9am-12 Noon. Our participation in July’s East Side Garden Walk is currently under consideration. This cleanup effort is an important first step in preparing our garden areas for planting. Please consider coming to help. You don’t need to be a “master gardener” for this assignment–just come willing to rake, sweep and bag debris. You’ll be rewarded with a hot dog and the satisfaction of a job well done.
Don’t miss our next tourism opportunity on Sunday, May 21, as Blessed Trinity joins the New York Landmarks Conservancy‘s 50th anniversary celebration by participating in their statewide Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. This is a great way to introduce friends to our Landmark house of worship AND learn more about its art and architecture. No reservations required. Stop by any time between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. You’ll be greeted by our friendly, knowledgeable docents and treated to musical interludes featuring our 1927 Tellers-Kent organ. You can read more about this year’s theme of Congregations and Communities and everything we are commemorating HERE.
Father George ~ Our former pastor, Rev. George Reger, is presently “on assignment” for rehab at Father Baker Manor, 6400 Powers Rd., Orchard Park, NY 14127 (Room 569). Your prayers, cards and notes of encouragement are helping to keep him in good spirits as he continues his recovery.
Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.
FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the Homeless. Family Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).
- Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
- It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
- Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
- In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.
Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.
Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.