Bishop’s Visits Mark End of 2021, Beginning of 2022

Bishop Fisher officiated at Jan. 16th Annual Diocesan Mass in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

His Excellency Bishop Michael Fisher celebrated the 10am Mass at Blessed Trinity on Sunday, December 19, 2021, marking his first visit to the parish. We were honored to welcome him again as celebrant of the Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Explore Buffalo’s Holiday Visit to Blessed Trinity

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

Our docent team of Mickey Dick, Rafael Rondon, Gary Weber, and Nancy Yaeger welcomed thirty-five visitors with Explore Buffalo for a holiday season tour on Wednesday, December 29. The weather cooperated, allowing everyone to examine our unique brickwork and extensive iconography displayed on the church facade.

Advent Presentation by Biblical Scholar

 

Biblical Scholar Barbara Shanahan led off a series of Advent reflections with “Reimaging Hope” on Nov 30, 2021, at Blessed Trinity. Discussion will continue weekly on ZOOM during December.

 

 

 

Meet the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum presented an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at Blessed Trinity, performing works by Byrd, Handl-Gallus, Hassler, Praetorius, Rheinberger, Victoria and others. Lessons and Carols is a service of scripture readings and sung responses that tell the story of salvation from Genesis to Revelation, journeying through time from the fall of man in the Garden of Eden to the coming of a Savior. The Schola — which rehearses at Blessed Trinity — 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.