Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2024

February 11-18, 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

Commemorative Centennial Ornament
Blessed Trinity Church. To obtain yours, see information below.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Church Commemorative Ornament ~ If you’ve been been planning to purchase our church construction centennial ornament, please don’t procrastinate. Our remaining inventory is in the single digits. Shown above reflecting the ceiling of the Mary Shrine in our Landmark church, the beveled glass ornament measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and is made in Rochester, NY. It is available for a $20 donation after weekend Masses or by calling Cathy at 716-400-7383.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continue at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Lent begins this Wednesday, February 14. Our family of parishes is offering FIVE Masses, each including the distribution of ashes, beginning with an 11am liturgy at Blessed Trinity. Ss. Columba-Brigid’s Masses at are 12:30 and 7pm; St. Martin de Porres’ at 6pm; St. Lawrence at 7pm. Click HERE for the complete four-parish schedule of Lenten services and devotions. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Too soon to think about summer gardens? You’d be surprised! Come join Sodality members on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Start the 16-day countdown to Spring with Ms. Lobbins’ hands-on presentation in St. Charles Hall following Sunday Mass. And while you are waiting for Spring, Click HERE to enjoy some photos of her gardens taken during the East Side Garden Walk.

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.

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