December 24 – December 31, 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

Blessed Trinity Choir


Saturday, December 23
Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at 4:30 PM

Sunday, December 24
Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at 10:00 AM
Choral Prelude for Christmas Eve Service at 9:30 PM
Mass for Christmas Eve at 10:00 PM

Monday, December 25
Mass for Christmas Day at 10:00 AM

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, December 26, 27 & 29
Mass at 11:00 A.M.

Saturday, December 30
Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family
4:30 P.M. at St. Lawrence

but NONE at Blessed Trinity

Sunday, December 31
Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family at 10:00 A.M.

Decorating for Christmas ~ Somebody build a manger! And our veteran decorating crew did just that. Some two-dozen strong, they swept in on Monday evening, Dec. 18, and went straight to work not only arranging the manger scene, but also hanging wreaths, decorating trees, pews, windowsills and even the tops of confessionals—all to the wonderful accompaniment of Christmas carols on the piano. Say a prayer of thanksgiving for our wonderful team of volunteers: Don Blesnuk; Tom, Nik and Drew Brodfuehrer; Suzanne Carroll; Elizabeth and Luis Clay; Kenny Colligan; Bud and Mickey Dick; Tom Dinder, Pat Dyer, Kathleen Dove, Ellen Duffy, Allan Frank, Fr. Bob Gebhard, Sue Insana, Amy Johnson, Dan Korchowsky, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathleen Marien, Kathy Press, Sr. Liz Savage and Colleen Schroeder.

Bible Study ~ The group will then be taking a break for Christmas, with NO meeting on December 26. ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Our Ladies Sodality is very thankful for each of you who donated to this year’s collection for the homebound. Due to your generosity, twenty-one individuals received Christmas gifts from their “Blessed Trinity Parish Family” including Mass cards, grocery store gift cards and—for the first time since 2019—a flowering plant. Special thanks to all those who helped along the way: shopping, wrapping and labeling, carrying plants into church and personally delivering the cards and flowers in time for Christmas.

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.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily 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,, 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.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

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.