Pentecost Sunday
May 28
Dove descending, symbol of the Holy Spirit,
appears above Blessed Trinity’s stained glass skylight.

Photo credit: Teri Cervi

May 28 – June 4, 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

Rev. Bryan J. Zielenieski, Parish Trustee, Homer “Bud” Dick and family members bring the body of Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George Reger, into church on May 25.

Pentecost, a poem by Father Malcolm Guite:

Today we feel the wind beneath our wings
Today  the hidden fountain flows and plays
Today the church draws breath at last and sings
As every flame becomes a Tongue of praise.
This is the feast of fire, air, and water
Poured out and breathed and kindled into earth.
The earth herself awakens to her maker
And is translated out of death to birth.
The right words come today in their right order
And every word spells freedom and release
Today the gospel crosses every border
All tongues are loosened by the Prince of Peace
Today the lost are found in His translation.

Whose mother tongue is Love in every nation.

To read a reflection on this poem and learn more about Father Guite, click on his name above.

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.

Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 29. Our Mass schedule remains the same for the holiday, as well as on Tuesday, May 30, which is the traditional Memorial Day. Mass will be celebrated at 11am in the Daily Mass Chapel on both days.

Bible Study has been cancelled for this Tuesday, May 30. It will resume on Tuesday, June 6 at 4pm via ZOOM. Reading and discussion of Matthew’s Gospel continues.  All are welcome. Use this LINK.

Chicken Dinner is Saturday, June 10. Remember to purchase tickets in advance–only $15.

May 21st Sacred Sites Open House ~ Docents and greeters alike were pleased with the turnout at this year’s Sacred Sites Open House. Blessed Trinity was one of more than 100 houses of worship celebrating the New York Landmarks Conservancy‘s 50th anniversary celebration by participating in their statewide Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. We welcomed more than 50 visitors, doubling our 2022 numbers, and 27 stayed to enjoy the 3pm finale. Elizabeth Clay made a presentation on the church’s 1927 Tellers-Kent organ, and members of the choir performed a mini concert. Many thanks to docents Eleanor Ash, Tom Brodfuehrer, Elizabeth Clay, Mickey Dick, Darvan Draper, Rafael Rondon, Nancy Yager and Palma Zanghi; as well as Vera Andrew and Mary Karlis who acted as greeters.

East Side Garden Walk ~ Blessed Trinity and Ss. Columba-Brigid are two East Buffalo churches participating in the East Side Garden Walk on July 22 & 23, 2023. We hope you will find time in June to help prepare our gardens for their debut in the Garden Walk weekend set aside for the east side. Expect to hear more as soon as the plants are ready.

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.

P. Kuhnle’s ceramic bas relief depiction of the descent of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the apostles over doorway in left side vestibule