Trinity Sunday
May 26, 2024
Multiple symbols of the Trinity are found in our church’s baldachino, the large canopy over the Tabernacle Altar, designed by Robert Hoffman. Among them are the Latin words “Deus Unus et Trinus” (One God in Three Persons) in the pediment, the three hands directly below (the Father “hurling” creation into existence, the Son suffering to redeem mankind, and the Spirit enlightening and sanctifying), and representation of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the semi-circular area.
Photo credit: Gary Kelley

May 26 – June 2, 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

Docent Eleanor Ash (right) explained symbolism in Sanctuary artwork to visitors at May 19 Sacred Sites Open House.

Bible Study ~ Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study continues our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer.

Parish gardening is underway, and we are especially grateful to Kathy Press and Dorothy Manuppelli for being the first to tackle the weeds in our east side garden. We hope to finish what they started this week and begin to plant in anticipation of July’s East Side Garden Walk. 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. You will find them on the table near the ramp entrance. And do take time to enjoy the display of azaleas and rhododendrons on the east and west sides of the church while they are still in bloom.

Prayerful thanks to all the docents and greeters who participated in our Sacred Sites Open House under the auspices of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. We really appreciate 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.