Week of January 29, 2023 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Presentation of the Lord
February 2
When the days were completed for their purification…they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord….” Lk. 2:22. The Presentation is also remembered in a Joyful Mystery of the Rosary of the same name, which is symbolized along with the other Joyful Mysteries in the rose window in the left transept of the church. The symbol – a ruby star – is the second symbol from the bottom on the right.
Photo credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

January 29 – February 5, 2023

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

Our website now 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. The Bulletins link is found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading.

ALTHOUGH THE DIOCESE LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship in February 2022, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church. For the comfort of all, please remember to wear a mask when sitting in this section.

News from our Parish Community

Bible Study on ZOOM continues on Tuesday, January 31, at 4pm. We’ll be reading and discussing Matthew, Chapter 9.

There is a change in the daily Mass schedule this week. There will be a Mass at 11am on Thursday, Feb. 2, but NO MASS on Friday, Feb. 3. Blessing of Throats in honor of St. Blaise will take place at weekend Masses.

Explore Buffalo returns to Blessed Trinity on Sunday, January 19 at 2pm. This will be our last tour until after Easter. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking the docent-guided tour, please make your reservation HERE.

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 write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

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.

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.

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. Here we see “The Presentation,” (Luke 2:22-40) representing the Child Jesus being brought to the temple and, as “first born,” offered to the Lord.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick.

Week of January 22, 2023 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Week of Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2023
Lord, you called your people from slavery into freedom, Give us strength and courage to seek out those who are standing in need of justice. Allow us to see this need and provide help, and through your Holy Spirit gather us into the one fold of Jesus Christ, our Shepherd. Amen.
(Terra cotta ornamentation in the right (west) transept Shrine Area).

January 22 – January 29, 2023

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

Our website now 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. The Bulletins link is found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading.

ALTHOUGH THE DIOCESE LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship in February 2022, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church. For the comfort of all, please remember to wear a mask when sitting in this section.

News from our Parish Community

Edward G. Marien
Jan 1, 1930 – Jan 15, 2023

Edward G. Marien ~ Our parish family mourns the passing of one of our eldest parishioners, Edward G. Marien. Ed was a lifelong parishioner, having lived his entire ninety-three years in the same neighborhood residence. He was an alumnus of Blessed Trinity School, Class of 1944, and Burgard High School, Class of 1948. A long-time member of our Holy Name Society, Ed served for many years as an usher. He retired as bingo volunteer in 2020, after an estimated sixty years of service in that capacity. You are invited to visit with Ed’s family in church on Saturday, January 28, from 10-11am. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am.

Week of Christian Unity, January 18-25 ~ The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has chosen “Do good; seek justice” (Isaiah 1:17) as the theme for the 2023 Week of Christian Unity. It reflects Isaiah’s “concern for the oppressed who suffer from injustice and inequality fed by hypocrisy that leads to disunity. [Isaiah] teaches that God requires righteousness and justice from all of us, to create the peace and unity that God desires. These virtues originate in God’s love for all, and racism runs counter to this vision. Isaiah’s challenge to do good and seek justice together applies equally to us today.” Please pray this prayer during the remaining days of this Week of Christian Unity:

Lord, you called your people from slavery into freedom, Give us strength and courage to seek out those who are standing in need of justice. Allow us to see this need and provide help, and through your Holy Spirit gather us into the one fold of Jesus Christ, our Shepherd. Amen.

Monday, January 23, is the Day of Prayer for the Sanctity of Human Life..

Bible Study on ZOOM continues on Tuesday, January 24, at 4pm. We’ll be discussing Matthew, Chapter 8.

Weekly Recitation of the Rosary has a new time: 11:30am each Friday, immediately following the 11am Mass. Please join us in the Daily Mass Chapel.

Explore Buffalo returned to Blessed Trinity on Saturday, January 7 at 2pm, for their annual holiday Sacred Sites tour. Thank you to our docent team of Eleanor Ash, Tom Brodfuehrer, Louis Clay, Mickey Dick, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage, Nancy Yager and Palma Zanghi who welcomed our visitors and shared their love and knowledge of Blessed Trinity.

Report on Sodality’s Christmas Project ~ Despite the Christmas Blizzard, parish volunteers succeeded in delivering grocery store gift cards to 14 homebound parishioners and, for the first time since 2019, were able to enjoy personal visits with almost all the recipients. It was heartwarming to hear about their experiences and conversations. Many thanks to Mickey Dick, Amy Johnson, Roy Laciura, Kathleen Marien, Toni Maus, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage and Sue Trabert for conveying holiday wishes from the Blessed Trinity Parish Family.

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 write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

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.

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.

Our first tour of 2023 found visitors with Explore Buffalo enjoying Christmas décor while learning about design features in the nave.

Week of January 15, 2023 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Diocesan Celebration of the Life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 2023 at 9:30 AM
St. Martin de Porres Church
555 Northampton St.
Photo credit: Phil Woods

January 15 – January 22, 2023

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE. Best wishes to all for a blessed and peace-filled New Year.

Our website now 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. The Bulletins link is found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading.

ALTHOUGH THE DIOCESE LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship in February 2022, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church. For the comfort of all, please remember to wear a mask when sitting in this section.

News from our Parish Community

Our first tour of 2023 found visitors with Explore Buffalo enjoying Christmas décor while learning about design features in the nave.

Our bulletin for Sunday, January 15, has a different look in our Bulletin Gallery. This webmaster can’t explain why, but I am happy to report that if you click on the PDF icon, the bulletin should open in the normal way, allowing you to read it.

Bible Study on ZOOM continues on Tuesday, January 17, at 4pm. We’ll be discussing Matthew, Chapter 7.

Weekly Recitation of the Rosary has a new time: 11:30am each Friday, immediately following the 11am Mass. Please join us in the Daily Mass Chapel.

Explore Buffalo returned to Blessed Trinity on Saturday, January 7 at 2pm, for their annual holiday Sacred Sites tour. Thank you to our docent team of Eleanor Ash, Tom Brodfuehrer, Louis Clay, Mickey Dick, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage, Nancy Yager and Palma Zanghi who welcomed our visitors and shared their love and knowledge of Blessed Trinity.

Report on Sodality’s Christmas Project ~ Despite the Christmas Blizzard, parish volunteers succeeded in delivering grocery store gift cards to 14 homebound parishioners and, for the first time since 2019, were able to enjoy personal visits with almost all the recipients. It was heartwarming to hear about their experiences and conversations. Many thanks to Mickey Dick, Amy Johnson, Roy Laciura, Kathleen Marien, Toni Maus, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage and Sue Trabert for conveying holiday wishes from the Blessed Trinity Parish Family.

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 write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

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.

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.

 

Week of January 8, 2023 – The Epiphany of the Lord

January 8 – January 15, 2023

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE. Best wishes to all for a blessed and peace-filled New Year.

Our website now 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. The Bulletins link is found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading.

ALTHOUGH THE DIOCESE LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship in February, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church. For the comfort of all, please remember to wear a mask when sitting in this section.

News from our Parish Community

Diocesan Celebration of the Life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 2023 at 9:30 AM
St. Martin de Porres Church
555 Northampton St.
Photo credit: Phil Woods

Bible Study on ZOOM continues on Tuesday, January 10, at 4pm. We’ll be discussing Matthew, Chapter 6.

Explore Buffalo returned to Blessed Trinity on Saturday, January 7 at 2pm, for their annual holiday Sacred Sites tour. Thank you to our docent team of Eleanor Ash, Tom Brodfuehrer, Louis Clay, Mickey Dick, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage, Nancy Yager and Palma Zanghi who welcomed our visitors and shared their love and knowledge of Blessed Trinity.

Although the annual “Giving Tree” has been removed from the left side of the transept, please remember to return any  envelopes from the tree with your donation for The Little Portion Friary, a homeless shelter serving Buffalo, New York. These envelopes may be placed in the collection basket through the end of the Christmas season.

Sodality’s Holiday Collection ~ Many thanks to those who have supported our endeavor to provide homebound parishioners with grocery store gift cards or Mass cards for Christmas. Thanks to your generosity, our drive exceeded it’s goal. Snowdrifts not withstanding, the grocery store gift cards have been delivered by parishioners and Mass cards mailed to recipients.

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 write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

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.

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.

Week of January 1, 2023 – Solemnity of Mary

The Solemnity of Mary,
Mother of God
January 1

January 1 – January 8, 2023

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. Click HERE. Best wishes to all for a blessed and peace-filled New Year.

Our website now 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. The Bulletins link is found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading.

ALTHOUGH THE DIOCESE LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship in February, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church. For the comfort of all, please remember to wear a mask when sitting in this section.

News from our Parish Community

Bible Study on ZOOM resumes on Tuesday, January 3, at 4pm. We’ll be discussing Matthew 5:1-12.

Explore Buffalo returns to Blessed Trinity on Saturday, January 7 at 2pm, for their annual holiday Sacred Sites tour. If you know of anyone who would like a docent-guided tour of the church while it is still decorated for Christmas, they can use this link to make a reservation. Although there is a charge, a portion of each ticket sale is returned to the parish.

Choir members among those
to sing on Little Christmas.

Never mind “rain, shine, sleet or snow,” even the Christmas Blizzard of 2022 can’t deter this group! If they couldn’t “do” Christmas, they’ll be there for Little Christmas, and you’re invited to join them. The Christmas Caroling that was to have preceded our Christmas Eve service will now take place before Sunday Mass on January 8, the Feast of the Epiphany or “Little Christmas,” beginning at 9:30 AM. Please come early and Praise the Lord with them in song.

Although the annual “Giving Tree” has been removed from the left side of the transept, please remember to return any  envelopes from the tree with your donation for The Little Portion Friary, a homeless shelter serving Buffalo, New York. These envelopes may be placed in the collection basket through the end of the Christmas season.

Sodality’s Holiday Collection ~ Many thanks to those who have supported our endeavor to provide homebound parishioners with grocery store gift cards or Mass cards for Christmas. Thanks to your generosity, our drive exceeded it’s goal. Snowdrifts not withstanding, the grocery store gift cards have been delivered by parishioners and Mass cards mailed to recipients.

2022 Prison Project ~ Special prayerful thanks for Amy Johnson and Dan Korchowsky who were our parish coordinators for the 2022 Prison Package Project. We are also very grateful to all the community volunteers who showed up on Friday, Dec. 9, to assemble the gift bags and prepare them for delivery to the inmates at the Albion and Wende Correctional Facilities. This Prison Package Project was begun by the late Sr. Karen Klimczak, SSJ, and has been continued by Peaceprints of WNY.

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 write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

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.

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.

Week of December 25, 2022 – Nativity of the Lord

December 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023

NO IN-PERSON SERVICES THIS CHRISTMAS EVE OR CHRISTMAS DAY due to continuing life-threatening weather and travel conditions. If internet service is available on Christmas morning, we will live-stream the 10AM Mass. Click HERE. wish you all a Blessed Christmas.

Our website now 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. The Bulletins link is found at the top of the home page, and the calendar link appears under the “Worship” heading.

ALTHOUGH THE DIOCESE LIFTED ITS MASK MANDATE for worship in February, we have reserved a section of seating for mask wearers in the center section of pews on the right side of church. For the comfort of all, please remember to wear a mask when sitting in this section.

News from our Parish Community

Photo Credit: Sean T. Brodfuehrer

Bible Study on ZOOM resumes on Tuesday, January 3, at 4pm. We are taking a brief hiatus on Dec. 20 and 27.

Explore Buffalo returns to Blessed Trinity on Saturday, January 7 at 2pm, for their annual holiday Sacred Sites tour. If you know of anyone who would like a docent-guided tour of the church while it is still decorated for Christmas, they can use this link to make a reservation. Although there is a charge, a portion of each ticket sale is returned to the parish.

Please be sure to take an envelope from the Blessed Trinity “Giving Tree.” Donations will benefit The Little Portion Friary.

Although the annual “Giving Tree” has been removed from the left side of the transept, please remember to return any  envelopes from the tree with your donation for The Little Portion Friary, a homeless shelter serving Buffalo, New York. These envelopes may be placed in the collection basket through the end of the Christmas season.

Sodality’s Holiday Collection ~ Many thanks to those who have supported our endeavor to provide homebound parishioners with grocery store gift cards or Mass cards for Christmas. Thanks to your generosity, our drive exceeded it’s goal. Snowdrifts not withstanding, the grocery store gift cards have been delivered by parishioners and Mass cards mailed to recipients.

2022 Prison Project ~ Special prayerful thanks for Amy Johnson and Dan Korchowsky who were our parish coordinators for the 2022 Prison Package Project. We are also very grateful to all the community volunteers who showed up on Friday, Dec. 9, to assemble the gift bags and prepare them for delivery to the inmates at the Albion and Wende Correctional Facilities. This Prison Package Project was begun by the late Sr. Karen Klimczak, SSJ, and has been continued by Peaceprints of WNY.

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 write to ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

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.

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.