On Saturday, May 21, Blessed Trinity participated in the diocesan-wide tribute and remembrance of the victims of the May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo. The ceremony included the proscribed moments of silence, the tolling of the church bell, and a recitation of the names of the dead and wounded. Our flag was also lowered to half-staff and a special altar of remembrance was placed in the church Sanctuary.
Just off-camera, docent Tom Brodfuehrer explains the medieval origins of Blessed Trinity’s misshapen bricks to Father Bob Gebhard and visitors from our Family of Parishes.
On May 14, congregants from our Family of Parishes celebrated the upcoming Birthday of the Church with a day of socialization and exploration at Blessed Trinity. Docents helped interpret a few of the most meaningful among some 2,000 symbols displayed in the building’s art and architecture. Youthful participants were given clues to help them find images of children, and everyone enjoyed a “scavenger hunt” for selected symbols in terra cotta columns and floor tiles. Having experienced a close-up look at the choir loft’s rose window, visitors ended the afternoon with a chance to create their own “stained-glass” window. Many thanks to pastoral associate Pat Dyer who planned the event and to our parish docent team, including Father Bob who made his debut in the narthex explaining symbols of Christ’s childhood.
A team tackles the fence line during May 7 cleanup.
Photo credit: Pat Dyer
“Earth Day” Cleanup ~ It wasn’t “light work,” but we are so thankful for the many helpful hands and willing hearts that showed up early Saturday, May 7. A wonderful team of volunteers pitched in to clean up our parish grounds. They raked and scraped, trimmed and swept, mowed the lawn, weeded the St. Charles Hall planters, and hauled enough debris to fill the dumpster. And they met the neighbors, including a cricket team playing on the Dewey Park pitch. All their hard work was not without its reward, as volunteers got to enjoy a lunch featuring grilled hot dogs, salads, homemade cookies, and Tom B’s famous “cowboy beans.”
Fr. Ron Sajdak invites us to be part of a community conversation based on this conscience-altering masterwork by Isabel Wilkerson. The presentation will also be live-streamed at clarencepresby.org.
Fr. Ron Sajdak invites us to be part of the community conversation.
April 5, 2022 at 7 PM.