The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary nd Joseph
December 31, 2023
The Holy Family depicted in one of six large oval reliefs in the church narthex.
Sculptor: P. Kuhnle
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

December 31, 2023 – January 7, 2024


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

Cast of a homily play included as part of the liturgy on the Feast of the Holy Family. The play was written by Mary Weisenburger and directed by
Deacon Paul Weisenburger.
Photo credit: Pat Dyer


Saturday, December 30, 2023
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.

Monday, January 1, 2024
Mass for the Solemnity of Mary at 11:00 A.M.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Women’s “Little Christmas” Luncheon ~ The Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres has invited the women of Blessed Trinity to join them at their holiday luncheon on the Feast of the Epiphany, Saturday afternoon, January 6, from 12 Noon – 3 PM at the “Howling Rooster Restaurant,” 529 Englewood Ave., just north of Kenmore Ave. Luncheon entrees available from a limited menu with approximate cost of $20. Waitstaff will be preparing separate checks, so please assist them by coming prepared to pay with cash. The party will include a gift exchange (suggested gift value of $20) but participation in the exchange is not mandatory. If you would like to attend, please make your reservation no later than Tues., January 2 by emailing Laurie Alford at LBROWNC [at] KENT [dot] EDU or Marianne Partee at HUMANCAPITAL1ST [at] YAHOO [dot] COM.You may also reach Ms. Partee at 716-308-1613.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Dr. Dennis Castillo, Professor of church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University will explore the history of the Buffalo Diocese and our Family 21 Parishes on Monday evening, January 22, beginning with subs, beer and soft drinks at 5:30pm in St. Charles Hall. His presentation begins at 6:30pm and is also available on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person. The evening’s entertainment is courtesy of our adult faith formation team

Prayerful thanks to all the volunteers, some two-dozen strong, who decorated our church for Christmas. We should all be grateful to: 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 for doing such an amazing job.

Visitors with Explore Buffalo enjoying Christmas décor while learning about design features in the nave.

Holiday Tourists ~ In addition to those who attended Mass over the Christmas season, a group of twelve Explore Buffalo tourists also enjoyed the decorations as they learned about our Landmark church on December 27. Thanks to docents Eleanor Ash, Luis Clay, Darvan Draper, Mickey Dick and Pam Zanghi for sharing their knowledge of the history, art and architecture of Blessed Trinity.

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.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
January 4
Our Altar of Sacrifice contains a relic of St. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), the first saint born in the U.S. to be canonized. This woodcarving hangs on the left (east) transept wall. It is a gift of the Southtowns Wood Carvers of WNY.

St. John Neumann (1811-1860)
January 5
Our Altar of Sacrifice contains a relic of St. John Neumann, a newly ordained priest assigned to WNY in 1836 and first pastor of St. John the Baptist parish in Kenmore. This woodcarving, a gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY, hangs on the right (west) transept Wall.