Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles
June 29
Ss. Peter & Paul are depicted in Joseph Mazur’s dome painting of evangelists and apostles. In this photo, Peter appears on the right (with keys); St. Paul is second from the left, directly behind St. Bartholomew’s sword.
Photo credit: Gary Kelley

June 25 – July 2, 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


On June 14, 2023, students from St. John the Baptist Church in Alden, NY enjoyed a field trip to Blessed Trinity.

On Sunday, June 25, our Ladies Sodality will be hosting a luncheon for women from our family of parishes. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to learn about each other and the unique mission and goals of each of the women’s groups.

“One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.”  Now that our gardens are planted, they are in need of continuing TLC in order to look their best for the East Side Garden Walk on July 23/24. Are you willing to experience that  “near[ness] to God’s heart” in our parish gardens? If you can commit to watering them for one week (Sun-Sat) this summer, please contact Mickey Dick and select a week. You are always welcome to stop by and weed at your convenience–day or evening.

Our Bible Study class is taking a break for the summer. We will be welcoming you back in the fall and look forward to expanding participation in our Tuesday afternoon ZOOM sessions.

Residents of the Presbyterian Village senior living apartments in Williamsville visited the church on Friday, June 23, for a tour conducted by Jack Curtin and Mickey Dick. The group of nineteen also remained for daily Mass before finishing their excursion with lunch at Chef’s Restaurant. One gentleman, a non-Catholic, was impressed by the fact that ours was the first church they had visited that provided an opportunity to participate in a worship service.

Students from St. John the Baptist School in Alden, NY, visited with us on Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14. They were welcomed by members of our building heritage team: Eleanor Ash, Mickey Dick, Don Williams and Nancy Yager. The third, fourth and fifth graders and their teachers spent an hour examining the iconography on the church façade and some of the 2,000 symbols found in the nave and sanctuary of our church, with an emphasis on those that reflected what they had learned in religion class this past year. Father Bob invited their participation in the 11 o’clock Mass, with students serving as cross bearer, altar server and readers. Here are some of the things they remembered from their tour:

The outside images that showed the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and Apostles’ Creed,
The lions on the door handles representing courage/strength,
The outside images that showed the Ten Commandments,
The pictures on the terra cotta columns, like the bat,
The outside images showing the Apostles,
The zodiac symbols [in the floor tiles] that showed the passage of time, and
The window that was a ‘clock’ with Mary and the 3 children from Fatima.

We hope they enjoyed their visit as much as the docents enjoyed welcoming them.

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.

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 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.

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. Irenaeus
On June 28, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Irenaeus, a second century bishop of Lyons, France who was martyred. Our Altar of Sacrifice contains a relic of St. Irenaeus.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick