St. Anthony of Padua
June 13
This ceramic medallion of St. Anthony originally hung in St. Bartholomew R. C. Church on Grider Street in Buffalo. Following the merger of our parishes in 1993, it was mounted on the wall of the transept on the right (west) side of Blessed Trinity Church.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

June 9 – June 16, 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

Team members prepare to pass out game boards at the June 7 “Meet & Greet” in St. Charles Hall.

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.

BT’s Chicken Dinner is this Saturday, June 15, from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are still only $15. A pre-sale ticket guarantees that there will be a dinner waiting for you at the Dewey entrance of St. Charles Hall. If you don’t already have one, you must arrange to purchase yours at the church office by Wed., June 12. The office is open Mon-Wed. from 10:30am-2:30pm. Call 716-833-0301.

Rain, rain go away; parish gardening is underway. We are hoping for some dry time in the coming week so that we can schedule a team gardening night to finish week and pruning and start planting! If you can lend a hand (two are even better) please let Father Bob know or call the rectory office, Mon-Wed, between 10:30am & 2:30pm, and give your name and phone number to our secretary, Barb. Although you won’t get a monetary reward, your volunteer hours will 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).

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.

Congratulations to the parishioners of our sister parish, Ss. Columba-Brigid. In recognition of the many years they have provided housing for guests of Family Promise of WNY [formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network (“IHN”)], the parish was presented with the “Unsung Hero Award” at the Family Promise Celebration of Service Awards Reception on Thursday, June 6. Blessed Trinity has been a support congregation for Columba-Brigid since IHN first opened at their site.

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,, 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.

Terra cotta ornamentation below Blessed Trinity’s Tabernacle Altar. Photo credit: Steve Mangione