Ceremony of Remembrance, May 21, 2022

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.

Building the Church, May 14, 2022

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.

2022 “Earth Day” Cleanup

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.”

Stations of the Cross, April 1 at 6:30pm

Join our family of parishes for Stations of the Cross this evening at 6:30 in Blessed Trinity Church. We will be meditating on Stations originating with Catholic Relief Services, and our team of readers will include both English and Spanish speakers. Blessed Trinity, located at 317 Leroy Ave in Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible with plenty of off-street parking.

Holy Week 2022- Schedule of Services

Holy Week 2022
Blessed Trinity Church

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – April 10
Blessing of Palms and Holy Mass

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
(There will no 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 9)

 

Weekday Masses
April 11 – April 13
Monday – Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass Chapel

 

Holy Thursday – April 14
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
followed by Private Prayer at the Repository

Our church will be open until 10:00 p.m.
for Private Prayer at the Repository.

 

Good Friday – April 15
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

12:00 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
(at Ss. Columba-Brigid)

3:00 p.m. – Solemn Service
St. John’s Passion
Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion

 

bhw.20130330.Exsultet

Holy Saturday – April 16
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

8:30 p.m. – Easter Vigil Mass with Choir
Fire and Light
Scripture
Renewal of Baptismal Vows

(There will no 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 16)

 

 

msd.20150405.RisenChrist

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection – April 17
10:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass with Choir