“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”
Jesus Stills the Storm (Mark 4:35-41).
Bas relief over interior of left side door
from narthex into nave.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

June 23 – June 30, 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. Correction: Contrary to 6/30/24 bulletin announcement, there is NO BINGO on the Fourth of July, 2024.

News from our Parish

Chickens on the grill at our June 15 Chicken BBQ. Thanks to dinner chair Colleen Schroeder and all who helped to make this fundraiser so successful.
Photo credit: Vera Andrew

Our first “Sacred Space Sunday” will take place on June 23. Do you ever stare at a particular word or design in our church and wonder why it’s there? Here is your chance to find out. Members of our docent team will remain after Mass to explain a few of the more than 2,000 Christian symbols contained in the art and architecture of our sacred space. You are encouraged to share the experience by inviting a friend to attend Mass with you.

BT prepares for the East Side Garden Walk. A team of women responded to the call for gardening volunteers and joined Father Bob under “the heat dome” on June 17 and 18.  We thank Ellen Duffy, Dorothy Manuppelli, Amy Johnson, Kathleen Dove, Mickey Dick and Colleen Schroeder for helping Father plant the east and west side gardens, rectory flower beds and pots surrounding the Sacred Heart statue. There is an expected break in the weather this coming week as we move on to mulching. This is a big job requiring some heavy lifting and the more precise task of spreading the mulch around the delicate new plants. We are hoping that a “few good men” (and women) will turn out to finish the job. The watering calendar will be making a reappearance at the ramp (left) side entrance. Please consider committing to water for one week this summer. All volunteer hours count toward our match for the Lunenfeld Beautification Grant we received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara.

BT’s Chicken Dinner on Saturday, June 15, was a great success. Be sure to read the report on this fantastic effort in Sunday’s bulletin.

Bible Study ~ Our summer hiatus has begun. ZOOM bible study sessions will resume in the fall. Now that we have a deeper understanding of the mission of St. Paul, this may be a good time to reread the Acts of the Apostles.

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 codes 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, www.fpwny.org, 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.

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
June 24
This woodcarving of St. John the Baptist by the Lippich Brothers of Bowmansville, NY adorns the right confessional in the left transept of our church.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick