Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.” John 15:1
Terra cotta column in the church nave.
Photo credit: Steve Mangione

April 28 – May 5, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. 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

The April 24 Prayer Partner Meet-and-Greet at Ss. Columba-Brigid included a lively sing-a-long.

This year’s Prayer Partners Meet & Greet at Ss. Columba-Brigid on Wednesday was marked by great attendance, good representation from all parishes, a lively sing-a-long, and wonderful food! For many, it was the first meeting with their prayer partners; for others, a happy reunion and another chance to visit. We thank the committee who made this all possible.

Bible Study ~ Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study continues our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. We will be reading Chapter 11. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer.

Gardening—with a little help from a grant! We are happy to announce that Blessed Trinity has been awarded a 2024 Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant by Gardens Buffalo Niagara. Our East Side Garden Walk (“ESGW”) project has been recognized for its “community and environmental impact, creativity, and potential for longevity.” You will be hearing more about the grant and our group gardening efforts later in May. The ESGW is scheduled for the weekend of July 20-21.

Prayerful thanks for our Earth Day Cleanup volunteers, Bob Barnes, Nik Brodfuehrer, Tom Brodfuehrer, Kenny Colligan, Mickey Dick, Tom Dinder, Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Pat Dyer, Fr. Bob Gebhard, Amy Johnson, Sr. Liz Savage, Colleen Schroeder and Palma Zanghi, who turned out Saturday morning, April 20. They pulled weeds, trimmed back vines and raked up winter debris, finishing just in time to enjoy a grilled hot dog before the snowflakes appeared. Next endeavor: weeding our parish flower beds.

We acknowledge the generosity of many parishioners who contributed for the purchase of our beautiful Easter flowers in memory of: members of the Dapp-Roland, Renner-Arnold, Barnes, Searight, Cameron-Fitzsimmons, Hartmann-Polzella, Koenig, Wild, Schroeder, Prentis and Then families; Geraldine Waters, Freddie White, Yvonne Andrew, Lucy Jackson, Mary Ann Cortright, Bridgett Brown, John and Ann Polglase, Isabel and Joe Billittier, Freddie and Frankie Home, Desmond Gunning, John and Rita Curtin, Mary C. Nelson, Bernadette Dorscheimer, Bridget K. Blesnuk, Robert Heicklen, Geraldine Wnuk, Mary Ann Logaridis, Elizabeth Dick, Deceased Members of the Blessed Trinity Music Ministry, Mary Dinder, Leonard Dinder, Brandon Campbell, Gert Klinko, John and Elizabeth Duffy, Loretta Bauer, Michael Duffy, Mary Huber, Rev. Walter Kern, Carl and Evelyn Schmelzer, Joan Swiderski, John O’Hara, Rita Manuppelli, Celia Marien, Robert Marien, Edward Marien, Manny and Iggy Marien, Jeanne Geller, Judy Chiariello, Joan Fiffik, Marge Press, William and Grace Kregg, Alex Kregg, Clarence and Gerald Kregg, Ethel and Kathleen Kregg; and in honor of Lawler Brown.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes14214 & 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.

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
May 1
(Shrine of St. Joseph,
church’s left transept).
Photo credit: Margaret Dick