Week of March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

March 24 – March 31, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. 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

MARCH 24, PALM SUNDAY, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Blessed Trinity’s Palm Sunday service will begin at 10am in St. Charles Hall with participants processing to the church in commemoration of the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem. The complete Holy Week schedule of services for our family of parishes is available HERE.

Prayerful Thanks for our music director Elizabeth Clay, her Church Musicians Guild colleague, Bill Fay, and the choirs of Fourteen Holy Helpers and Blessed Trinity who provided the a cappella choral selections at Friday evening’s solemn Tenebrae service. We are also grateful to the readers, acolyte and everyone behind the scenes–not the mention those who braved the spring snows to worship with us.

In observance of Holy Thursday, there will be NO BINGO on Thursday, March 28. Games resume on Thursday, April 4.

The Ladies Sodality will hold a general membership meeting on Sunday, April 7, following the 10am Mass.  All women of the parish are invited to share their ideas for upcoming devotions, programs, fundraisers or field trips.

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.

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.

The Easter Vigil Service during the singing of the The Easter Proclamation or “Exsultet.”
Photo credit: Bonnie Hodur Williams.

Week of March 17, 2024 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
March 19
(Shrine of St. Joseph,
church’s left transept)

March 17 – March 24, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. 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

Lenten Tenebrae Service
Friday, March 22, 2024
Combined choirs of Blessed Trinity and Fourteen Holy Helpers

Blessed Trinity Parishioner Lawler Brown receives the Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker from Bishop Fisher on March 9, 2024.

YOU ARE INVITED to attend a special parish brunch honoring Lawler Brown this Sunday, March 17. Lawler, our head usher and a life-long bingo volunteer, received the Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker from Bishop Fisher on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Please worship with us at the 10AM Mass this Sunday, March 17, and then join in celebrating Lawler at St. Charles Hall. Congratulations are also in order to Peter Zimmer who received the award in recognition of his service to St. Lawrence parish.

On Monday, March 18, the weekly Journey Mass will be replaced by a communal penance service at St. Lawrence at 7pm. There will be an 11am Mass at Blessed Trinity on Monday the 18th. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Patrick, a sonnet in honor of St. Patrick by Malcolm Guite, an Anglican priest from Cambridge, England:

Six years a slave, and then you slipped the yoke,
Till Christ recalled you, through your captors cries!
Patrick, you had the courage to turn back,
With open love to your old enemies,
Serving them now in Christ, not in their chains,
Bringing the freedom He gave you to share.
You heard the voice of Ireland, in your veins
Her passion and compassion burned like fire.
Now you rejoice amidst the three-in-one,
Refreshed in love and blessing all you knew,
Look back on us and bless us, Ireland’s son,
And plant the staff of prayer in all we do:
A gospel seed that flowers in belief,
A greening glory, coming into leaf.

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.

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.

A carpenter’s tools, symbol of labor and St. Joseph, appear overhead in the church narthex.
Photo Credit: Margaret Dick

Week of March 10, 2024 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Blessed Trinity Parishioner Lawler Brown receives the Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker from Bishop Fisher on March 9, 2024.

March 10 – March 17, 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

Lawler Brown is joined by family and BT parishioners at St. Joseph’s Cathedral following his receipt of the Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker on March 9, 2024.

YOU ARE INVITED to attend a special parish brunch honoring Lawler Brown this Sunday, March 17. Lawler, our head usher and a life-long bingo volunteer, received the Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker from Bishop Fisher on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Please worship with us at the 10AM Mass this Sunday, March 17, and then join in celebrating Lawler at St. Charles Hall. Congratulations are also in order to Peter Zimmer who received the award in recognition of his service to St. Lawrence parish.

This Monday’s Journey Mass will be celebrated at 7pm, Monday March 11, at Blessed Trinity. The Monday Lenten Journey Mass replaces our normal 11am Mass. On Monday, March 18, the weekly Mass will be replaced by a communal penance service at St. Lawrence at 7pm. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Stations of the Cross ~ All are welcome to join in the Living Stations of the Cross at 7pm on Friday, March 15, at Ss. Columba-Brigid.

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,” a five-week Lenten Retreat, concludes on Thursday, March 14, at Ss. Columba-Brigid. The evening begins at 6pm with a pot-luck supper. Please bring a dish to pass.

The Ladies Sodality shares the following greeting from Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins following her March 3 presentation on winter sowing: Thank you so much for the “Honorarium”…. I was not expecting anything for my little workshop, but I certainly appreciate it! …. As for the technical glitches, please give my most sincere thanks to the two “techies” who were able to get things working! I’m so glad that you and the group enjoyed learning about Winter Sowing, and I hope everyone is successful with it. I enjoyed meeting and working with your group! Happy gardening, Phyllis

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.

Violets: symbol of “Mary’s Modesty”
Terra cotta ornamentation in church narthex.
Photo credit: Steve Mangione

Week of March 3, 2024 – Third Sunday of Lent

March 3 – March 10, 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

Robert Heicklen
1943 ~ 2024
Our parish community mourns the passing of beloved parishioner Robert Heicklen.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Robert Heicklen will take place on Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 12 Noon. It will be preceded by visitation in the church, beginning at 11 A.M. Additional information can be found at https://www.vanddfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Robert-Heicklen?obId=30919466.

This Monday’s Journey Mass will be celebrated at 7pm, Monday March 4, at St. Lawrence. The Monday Lenten Journey Mass replaces our normal 11am Mass. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Stations of the Cross ~ All are welcome to join in praying the Stations of the Cross at 7pm on Friday, March 8, at Blessed Trinity. A simple soup supper preceding the devotion will be served at 6pm in St. Charles Hall.

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,” a five-week Lenten Retreat, continues on Thursday, March 7, 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.

The Ladies Sodality aims to get your gardening thoughts “flowering” this 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. The Sodality will provide the potting soil.

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 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