The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 2, 2024
Angels in Vincent Mondo’s murals on either side of the Sanctuary express attitudes one should have toward the Eucharist, including praise,
thanksgiving, and petition.
Photo credit: Duane Held

June 2 – June 9, 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

Volunteer gardeners Amy and Kathleen aren’t quite sure what giant weed they have uprooted but–based on height–must be pigweed or dock.

Sunday, June 2, is the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, (“Corpus Christi”), which celebrates the sacrament of Holy Communion. The following sonnet was written by Father Malcolm Guite and appears in Sounding the Seasons, his collection of seventy sonnets for the church year. It is entitled “Hide and Seek,” and is reproduced here especially for our young First Communicant.

Ready or not, you tell me, here I come!
And so I know I’m hiding, and I know
My hiding-place is useless. You will come
And find me. You are searching high and low.
Today I’m hiding low, down here, below,
Below the sunlit surface others see.
Oh find me quickly, quickly come to me.
And here you come and here I come to you.
I come to you because you come to me.
You know my hiding places. I know you,
I reach you through your hiding-places too;
Touching the slender thread, but now I see –
Even in darkness I can see you shine,
Risen in bread, and revelling in wine.

Bible Study ~ We will be reading the last chapter of Mark’s Gospel during Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer.

In between the showers, parish gardening is underway, and we are especially grateful to Father Bob and the other volunteers who prepared the large flower pots in time for Pentecost, planted the gardens under the church sign and in front of Mary’s statue, and undertaken the gargantuan task of weeding the east and west side flower beds. Our goal this week (6/3-6/8) is to finish weeding, with pruning and planting to follow in anticipation of July’s East Side Garden Walk. Remember: ALL volunteer hours count toward our match for the Lunenfeld Beautification Grant received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara. A log sheet to aid in recording your hours is now available on the table near the ramp entrance (It’s green).

Congratulations to the parishioners of our sister parish, Ss. Columba-Brigid. In recognition of the many years they have supported the work of Family Promise of WNY (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network), they will be presented with the “Unsung Hero Award” at the Family Promise Celebration of Service Awards Reception on Thursday, June 6.

Prayerful thanks to sacristan Jack Curtin who led a tour for a photography club on May 21st, and all the docents and greeters who participated in our May 19th Sacred Sites Open House under the auspices of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. We are really grateful to Vera Andrew, Eleanor Ash, Susanne Bordonaro, Tom Brodfuehrer, Elizabeth and Luis Clay, Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Mary Karlis, Nancy Langer, Toni Maus, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage and Palma Zanghi for their hard work and the fact that they gave up such a beautiful spring afternoon to be a welcoming presence at Blessed Trinity. We also appreciate Father Bob and all the parishioners who stopped back after coffee hour to bolster our spirits and challenge our docents.

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.

A Trinity symbol in the tile floor and art work in the great dome were both captured in
this photo by Luis Clay.