Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11
The figure to the left of Mary in Vincent Mondo’s painting in the Lady Chapel (left side of the Sanctuary) is “St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), to whom Our Lady appeared at Lourdes, France in 1858…. The message of Lourdes was really an invitation to trust in the power of prayer regardless of how desperate the situation….” (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, p. 44). Surely this message resonates as strongly today as it did in the mid-nineteenth century.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

February 5 – 12, 2023

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.

Our website now 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. The Bulletins link is found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading.

ALTHOUGH THE DIOCESE LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship in February 2022, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church. For the comfort of all, please remember to wear a mask when sitting in this section.

News from our Parish Community

Blessing of Throats in honor of St. Blaise will take place at weekend Masses on February 4 and 5.

Jessie B. Wells

Jessie B. Wells ~ Please remember in your prayers parishioner Jessie B. Wells (nee Williams), who passed on January 28, 2023, at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband, Cortez H. Wells, and is survived by sons Jerome Williams (wife Belinda) and Michael Wells, and a large extended family. Jessie and Cortez joined our congregation in 1991.They had formerly worshipped at St. Bartholomew before its closure. She was a long-time member of the parish council, serving on its discipleship committee. Known for her entertaining skills, Jessie organized many of our parish social events. She was a Life Member of our Ladies Sodality and at the time of her death, was corresponding secretary. She also served on diocesan committees for many years, including the Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee To read more about Jessie’s life and amazing accomplishments or leave a message of condolence for her family, Click HERE.

Bible Study on ZOOM continues on Tuesday, February 7, at 4pm. We’ll be reading and discussing Matthew, Chapter 10.

Explore Buffalo returns to Blessed Trinity on Sunday, January 19 at 2pm. This will be our last tour until after Easter. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking the docent-guided tour, please make your reservation HERE.

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 write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

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, 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.

This ceramic medallion of St. Bartholomew (apostle, first century) originally hung in St. Bartholomew R. C. Church on Grider Street in Buffalo. It was carried in the procession that opened the Liturgy celebrating the merger of our two parishes in February 1991. It is now mounted on the wall of the transept on the right (west) side of the church.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick