East Side Garden Walk, July 20-21, 2024

Buffalo’s 2024 East Side Garden Walk
sponsored by Gardens Buffalo Niagara
10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, July 20
Sunday, July 21

For the second straight year, Blessed Trinity is participating in the East Side Garden Walk. Do stop by anytime after 10 AM on Saturday or Sunday. Take a leisurely stroll all around the church and rectory and enjoy our floral display, Even if there is no volunteer gardener on hand, our signage will help you understand our choice of annuals and perennials. In addition to flower beds on both sides of the church and surrounding the rectory, there are pots and planters galore. And don’t miss the garden behind the rectory featuring herbs and vegetables.

We also invite you to end or begin your garden tour by joining us for worship. Our Saturday service begins at 4:30 PM and Sunday’s Mass is at 10 AM.

Blessed Trinity Welcomes Our Neighbors, Sat., August 3, 2024

Meet the Neighbors returns August 3 from 5:30-8:00 PM at Blessed Trinity. This free event includes grilled hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, and activities like face painting, a live DJ, and a salsa instructor! Fun activities include an art project for kids of all ages and a chance to explore a fire truck and police car. Docents are available for church tours.

“Sacred Space Sundays” debut June 23, 2024

Photo Credit: Margaret Dick

2024 Sacred Space Sundays
June 23, July 28, Aug 25, Sep 22

Blessed Trinity Church introduces its summertime “Sacred Space Sundays” on June 23. Docents will be available following the 10 AM worship service for anyone wishing to know more about the building’s history, art and architecture. The series continues on the fourth Sunday of July, August and September 2024, beginning at approximately 11 AM. No reservation is required for this informal tour opportunity. Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, our Landmark church is wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

Sacred Sites Open House, Sun., May 19, 2024

Photo Credit: Ray Ordinario
Fort Erie, Ontario

Blessed Trinity’s Sacred Sites Open House
Sunday, May 19, 2024
12:00-3:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Church joins the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fourteenth Annual Statewide Sacred Sites Weekend, welcoming you to an Open House on Sunday, May 19.

Join us as we celebrate both past—the second year of our construction centennial (1923-l928)— and present—our church as the setting of a pivotal scene in Cabrini, the 2024 biographical film released in March 2024, depicting the life of St. Frances Cabrini.

Docents will share their knowledge of this unique replication of twelfth century Lombard-Romanesque architecture with its handmade bricks, extensive use of terra cotta, fascinating medieval iconography and display of more than 2,000 Christian symbols—all “made in America” by local tradesmen and artisans. Experience our recent restoration effort as you enter via the reconstructed church stairs and front plaza.

And no introduction to Blessed Trinity would be complete without music. The church’s original 1927 Tellers-Kent pipe organ underwent major renovations in 2022, and the instrument will be featured in musical interludes during the Open House.

Visit us on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 12-3 PM, and bring your questions about the architecture, art and history of Blessed Trinity Church, its faith community, and its place as an anchor in its East Buffalo neighborhood for more than 100 years. And don’t forget your camera for the Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Photo Contest.

Located at 317 Leroy Avenue, the church is wheelchair accessible with ample off-street parking.

Other Participating Houses of Worship in WNY
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Trinity Episcopal, 371 Delaware Ave; self-guided tours from 10am-2pm; known for its LaFarge and Tiffany stained-glass windows, which recently underwent expensive restoration;
Central Park United Methodist, 216 Beard Ave, Buffalo, 10am-12pm; a wonderful example of a small congregation with a big community presence, fascinating local history, and Grisalle art glass windows;
The Buffalo Religious Arts Center, 157 East St, Buffalo, 12-3pm; self-guided tours focusing on stained glass windows, some from previously closed churches;
Corpus Christi, 199 Clark St, Buffalo, another Catholic church that has made significant restorative efforts; guided or self-guided tours both Sat & Sun, 11am-3pm;
Historic Holy Trinity, 1419 Falls St, Niagara Falls, NY, 12-2pm;
First Baptist Church, 554 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY, Sat 12-4pm & Sun. 12:15-3pm, with pipe organ demonstrations & guided tours;
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 E. Center St, Medina, NY, 11am-3pm; activities for kids designed around their stained-glass windows and a pipe organ demonstration around 2pm.

 

Sr. Karen Klimczak’s Prison Package Project, Friday, December 1, 2023

Assembly of gift bags for Prison Project

Assembly of gift bags for 2023 Prison Project will take place this Friday, December 1. Volunteers are needed in church from 10am to 12pm and again from 6-9pm.
“The king will say to those on his right…Come, …[i]nherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was…in prison and you visited me.” Mt. 25:34-35, 36.
2010 Photo by Derek Gee,
The Buffalo News.

Help continue Sister Karen Klimczak’s message of hope and forgiveness to imprisoned men and women. Join fellow parishioners and community volunteers this Friday, December 1, here at Blessed Trinity, and help pack the gift bags.