Week of February 25, 2024 – Second Sunday of Lent

February 25 – March 3, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish Community

Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins visits BT on March 3 for a presentation on “winter sowing.”

This Monday’s Journey Mass will be celebrated at 7pm, Monday February 26, at St. Martin de Porres. The Monday Lenten Journey Mass replaces our normal 11am Mass. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Bible Study Hiatus ~ Because of the many services and devotions scheduled for our family of parishes during Lent, we are suspending Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study. We plan to resume our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

“Life in the Eucharist,” our five-week Lenten Retreat, continues on Thursday, February 29, at Ss. Columba-Brigid. It begins at 6pm with a simple supper. It’s not too late to join in, even If you missed the previous sessions.

Stations of the Cross ~ All are welcome to join in praying the Stations of the Cross at 7pm on Friday, March 1, at St. Lawrence. A simple soup supper at 6pm will precede the weekly devotion.

The Ladies Sodality aims to get your gardening thoughts “flowering” next Sunday, March 3, in St. Charles Hall following the 10am Mass. Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins will introduce us to winter sowing, a fun, easy way to start your seedlings outside even when it’s snowing. You can watch and learn or get your hands dirty and take home your own mini greenhouse. Please call Toni Maus (716-860-8321) by Mon., Feb. 26, or sign up before you leave church this weekend. We need an approximate number for both luncheon food prep and planting. The Sodality will provide the potting soil if we know how many are coming prepared to plant. (See last weekend’s bulletin insert for container advice).

Commemorative Centennial Ornament
Blessed Trinity Church.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Church Commemorative Ornament ~ If you’ve been been planning to purchase our church construction centennial ornament, please don’t procrastinate. Our remaining inventory is in the single digits. Shown above reflecting the ceiling of the Mary Shrine in our Landmark church, the beveled glass ornament measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and is made in Rochester, NY. It is available for a $20 donation after weekend Masses or by calling Cathy at 716-400-7383.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

Stations of the Cross, right side aisle. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Week of February 18, 2024 – First Sunday of Lent

February 18-25, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish Community

Commemorative Centennial Ornament
Blessed Trinity Church. To obtain yours, see information below.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Monday’s Journey Mass, the first of our Lenten season, will be celebrated at 7pm, Monday February 19, at Ss. Columba-Brigid. The Monday Lenten Journey Mass replaces our normal 11am Mass. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Bible Study Hiatus ~ Because of the many services and devotions scheduled for our family of parishes during Lent, we are suspending Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study. We plan to resume our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

“Life in the Eucharist,” our five-week Lenten Retreat, continues on Thursday, February 22, at Ss. Columba-Brigid. It begins at 6pm with a simple supper. This week’s meal will be provided by Blessed Trinity. If you missed the first week, it is not too late to participate.

Stations of the Cross ~ All are welcome to join in praying the Stations of the Cross at 7pm on Friday, February 23, at St. Martin de Porres.

Church Commemorative Ornament ~ If you’ve been been planning to purchase our church construction centennial ornament, please don’t procrastinate. Our remaining inventory is in the single digits. Shown above reflecting the ceiling of the Mary Shrine in our Landmark church, the beveled glass ornament measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and is made in Rochester, NY. It is available for a $20 donation after weekend Masses or by calling Cathy at 716-400-7383.

Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Click HERE to see her East Side Garden Walk displays.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

The Ladies Sodality invites you to get a jump start on your summer garden. Join in on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Learn about this fun, easy way to start your seedlings outside even when it’s snowing. You can watch and learn or get your hands dirty and take home your own mini greenhouse. This weekend’s bulletin insert identifies inexpensive starter essentials. Lunch is included, so please call Toni Maus (716-860-8321) or sign-up by February 25 if you plan to attend.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

Chair of St. Peter
The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, celebrated on February 22, commemorates Christ’s choosing Peter to sit in His place as the servant-authority of the whole Church. This depiction of St. Peter (holding keys) , appears in Joseph Mazur’s painting of “Evangelists and Apostles” in the church’s great dome.
Photo credit: Gary Kelley

Week of February 11, 2024 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2024

February 11-18, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish Community

Commemorative Centennial Ornament
Blessed Trinity Church. To obtain yours, see information below.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Church Commemorative Ornament ~ If you’ve been been planning to purchase our church construction centennial ornament, please don’t procrastinate. Our remaining inventory is in the single digits. Shown above reflecting the ceiling of the Mary Shrine in our Landmark church, the beveled glass ornament measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and is made in Rochester, NY. It is available for a $20 donation after weekend Masses or by calling Cathy at 716-400-7383.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continue at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Lent begins this Wednesday, February 14. Our family of parishes is offering FIVE Masses, each including the distribution of ashes, beginning with an 11am liturgy at Blessed Trinity. Ss. Columba-Brigid’s Masses at are 12:30 and 7pm; St. Martin de Porres’ at 6pm; St. Lawrence at 7pm. Click HERE for the complete four-parish schedule of Lenten services and devotions. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Too soon to think about summer gardens? You’d be surprised! Come join Sodality members on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Start the 16-day countdown to Spring with Ms. Lobbins’ hands-on presentation in St. Charles Hall following Sunday Mass. And while you are waiting for Spring, Click HERE to enjoy some photos of her gardens taken during the East Side Garden Walk.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11
The figure to the left of Mary in Vincent Mondo’s painting in the Lady Chapel (left side of the Sanctuary) is “St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), to whom Our Lady appeared at Lourdes, France in 1858…. The message of Lourdes was really an invitation to trust in the power of prayer regardless of how desperate the situation….” (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, p. 44). Surely this message resonates as strongly today as it did in the mid-nineteenth century.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Week of February 4, 2024 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Trinity Symbol, one of 714 symbols
found in church floor tiles.
Photo credit: Bridget Blesnuk

February 4-11, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish Community

Group recitation of the Rosary every Friday at 11:30am in our Daily Mass Chapel.
Photo credit: Bridget Blesnuk

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continue at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Too soon to think about summer gardens? You’d be surprised! Come join Sodality members on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Start the 16-day countdown to Spring with Ms. Lobbins’ hands-on presentation in St. Charles Hall following Sunday Mass. And while you are waiting for Spring, Click HERE to enjoy some photos of her gardens taken during the East Side Garden Walk.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Just under fifty members of our parish family attended Dr. Dennis Castillo’s Jan. 22nd presentation on the history of the Diocese of Buffalo, an event hosted by our adult faith formation team. A former parishioner, Dr. Castillo is a Professor of Church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University. His talk was preceded by a “Subs ‘n Suds” supper in St. Charles Hall, featuring a trivia quiz based on the history of our four parishes.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

“I believe in the Holy Catholic Church….” From the Apostles Creed, depicted in iconography on the façade of Blessed Trinity Church.
Photo Credit: Bridget Blesnuk

Week of January 28, 2024 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Presentation of the Lord
February 2
The early life of Christ is depicted in relief in six terra cotta medallions in the narthex of the church created by P. Kuhnle. Here we see “The Presentation” (Luke 2:22-40) depicting the Child Jesus being brought to the temple and, as “first born,” offered to the Lord.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick.

January 28 – February 4, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish Community

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Awards were presented at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church during Jan 21, 2024 Diocesan Mass honoring King.

Diocesan Celebration in Honor of Rev. Martin Luther King took place on Sunday, January 21, at Ss. Columba-Brigid, 75 Hickory Street. Bishop Michael Fisher, who presided, and the guest homilist, Msgr. Ray East, are both pictured above along with recipients of this year’s scholarships named in honor of Rev. King.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continue at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Too soon to think about summer gardens? You’d be surprised! Come join Sodality members on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Start the 16-day countdown to Spring with Ms. Lobbins’ hands-on presentation in St. Charles Hall following Sunday Mass. And while you are waiting for Spring, Click HERE to enjoy some photos of her gardens taken during the East Side Garden Walk.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Just under fifty members of our parish family attended Dr. Dennis Castillo’s Jan. 22nd presentation on the history of the Diocese of Buffalo, an event hosted by our adult faith formation team. A former parishioner, Dr. Castillo is a Professor of Church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University. His talk was preceded by a “Subs ‘n Suds” supper in St. Charles Hall, featuring a trivia quiz based on the history of our four parishes. (Everyone was so intrigued with the talk that we forgot to take a photo of the event).

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

 

This depiction of King David with his harp is found in the rose window in the church’s choir loft.
Photo by Duane Held

Week of January 21, 2024 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Photo Credit: Sean T. Brodfuehrer

January 21 – January 28, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish Community

Go Bills! There was plenty of Bills attire on display at Jan 21st coffee social as parishioners prepare for the playoff game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Clay

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024, January 18-25: “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbor as yourself…” Lk. 10:27.

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2024 was selected by the Pontifical Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, the World Council of Churches, and the Christian Churches in Burkina Faso, coordinated by the community of Chemin Neuf, a French Catholic and ecumenical community of vowed and lay people and its local community in Burkina Faso.

The theme, taken from the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, reflects the connection between love of God and love of neighbor with a particular concern for challenging the boundaries of who is considered “neighbor”. In this pericope, Jesus is questioned as to the path to eternal life. His answer is not to only observe the commandments, but to also imitate the love of God in the giving of self for another. It is a call for charity, mercy, justice, and unity.

Click HERE to read find prayers, scriptural readings and the text of an ecumenical service from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Diocesan Celebration in Honor of Rev. Martin Luther King ~ Although the official observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday is January 15, the annual Diocesan Mass in remembrance of Rev. King will take place on Sunday, January 21, beginning at 9:45am at Ss. Columba-Brigid, 75 Hickory Street. Bishop Michael Fisher will be the celebrant, and homilist is Msgr. Ray East.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Dr. Dennis Castillo, Professor of church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University will explore the history of the Buffalo Diocese and our Family 21 Parishes on Monday evening, January 22, beginning with subs, beer, soft drinks and parish trivia quiz at 5:30pm in St. Charles Hall. Dr. Castillo’s presentation begins at 6:30pm and is available on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person. The evening’s entertainment is courtesy of our adult faith formation team.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continues at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2024Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Prayerful thanks for our dedicated volunteers who appeared on Monday evening, January 8, to remove and store our Christmas decorations for another year. When you see Bob Barnes; Tom, Nik and Drew Brodfuehrer; Suzanne Carroll; Bud and Mickey Dick; Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Ellen Duffy, Allan Frank, Amy Johnson, Dan Korchowsky, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathleen Marien, Kathy Press, Sr. Liz Savage, Colleen Schroeder, Shane Sinnott and Bill Then, why not say “thank you” for a job well done.

Women from our family of parishes enjoy an Epiphany luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on Jan 6, 2024.
Photo credit: Maureen Satchell

Women’s “Little Christmas” Luncheon ~ More than twenty women from our Family of Parishes including seven from Blessed Trinity attended a holiday luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6. After opening with a prayer and reflection on the significance of the Epiphany, the event continued with spirited conversation, a delicious lunch and a gift exchange. A “mason jar” collection netted more than $100 for the Martin Luther King Scholarship fund. This year’s scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual Diocesan Mass honoring Rev. King on January 21 at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.