Holiday Tour of Blessed Trinity, Wed., Dec. 29, 2021

Docent shares insight on Christian symbolism exhibited in our church transept.

We are happy to announce that Explore Buffalo will return for a holiday season tour on Wednesday, December 29, at 2pm. Invite your friends to experience our landmark with its Christmas décor. To make a reservation for “Inside* Blessed Trinity,” click HERE. (*Weather permitting, we’ll be outside, too). A portion of each ticket price is returned to Blessed Trinity.

Advent Service of Lessons & Carols – Dec. 19, 2021

On Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2pm, the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum returns for an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols. Works by Byrd, Handl-Gallus, Hassler, Praetorius, Rheinberger, Victoria and others will be performed. Lessons and Carols is a service of scripture readings and sung responses that tell the story of salvation from Genesis to Revelation. It takes you on a journey through time that begins in the Garden of Eden with the fall of man, and leads up to the coming of a Savior. The journey does not end with the coming of Christmas, however. It is an ongoing journey that continues every day of our lives until Christ comes again in glory. Join us for this beautiful preparation to welcome Jesus into our hearts! The St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum is an “a cappella” choir dedicated to preserving, promoting and performing sacred choral works from the great treasury of music of the Catholic Church. Their repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to masterpieces of sacred polyphony from the Middle Ages to modern times. For more information, follow them on Facebook @JP2Schola.

Project Welcome

Project Welcome!  Afghani Families Relocate to Buffalo – In an extension of Christian love of neighbor and our City of Good Neighbors hospitality, assistance is needed to help Afghani families who are relocating to Buffalo.  Immediate needs include:

Winter Wear

Winter Shoes & Boots
Shoe/Boot Sizes:  Men, sizes 7, 8, and 9;
Women sizes 6, 7, and 8
Jackets/Coats: Medium and Large
Fleece leggings for women: Medium and large

Laundry Detergent
New flatware and cookware sets (may be lightly used, prefer new)
Tea kettles (not coffee pots)
New sheets and pillows/pillowcases in twin and full size
Gift Cards:  Price Rite, Aldi’s, Walmart.

Drop off at church on the weekend or the rectory office Monday-Wednesday 10:30am-2:30pm.

 

Reservations Still Available for October 30, 2021 Tour

Photo Credit: Ray Ordinario – Ft. Erie, ON

In-person tours of our Landmark church will resume this Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2pm. when Explore Buffalo visits Blessed Trinity. Members of our docent team will showcase the building’s Lombard-Romanesque design and share their knowledge of its unique handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, the extensive use of terra cotta in its construction, and the fantastic array of Christian symbolism found in the interior artwork. To reserve a place for the tour, visit Explore Buffalo and go to October 30 on their calendar.

Church Tours Resume on October 30, 2021

Photo Credit: Ray Ordinario – Ft. Erie, ON

We are happy to announce that in-person tours of our Landmark church will resume with Explore Buffalo on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2pm. Members of our docent team will showcase the building’s handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, share their knowledge of the elaborate display of medieval iconography on the terra cotta portico, and explain much of the Christian symbolism found in the interior artwork. To reserve a place for the tour, visit Explore Buffalo and go to October 30 on their calendar. 

Church Readied for “Cabrini” Filming, Sept 5, 2021

Dimming the lights

Laying electrical cables for generator

You’ll be stepping back in time when you attend services this weekend. In anticipation of filming for the as yet untitled movie about Francesca (“Mother”) Cabrini (1850-1917), electricians were hard at work on Friday taking Blessed Trinity back to the early 19th century. Sound system speakers have been removed and modern light bulbs replaced, but it’s only temporary. The movie is based on a story by Alejandro Monteverde and Rod Barr about an Italian immigrant nun and pioneer for human rights. Frances Cabrini was the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and, in 1946, became the first American citizen to be canonized.