Tenebrae Service, Fri., March 31, 2023


St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum

Solemn Tenebrae Service
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7 PM

An adaptation of the Good Friday Liturgy of Tenebrae will take place in our church on Friday evening, March 31, at 7 pm, with choral music provided by The St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum. The Liturgy of Tenebrae (meaning ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’) includes seven readings relating the story of Jesus’ passion and death. After each reading, a candle is extinguished followed by a prayer and sung response. The darkness gradually increases to symbolize the coming darkness of Jesus’ death. Choral works by Tallis, Victoria, Handl-Gallus, Bruckner and others will be performed by the Schola. Please invite a friend and join us for this beautiful and inspiring prelude to Holy Week

Parish to Honor Judy Casassa on Oct 16, 2022

Judy Casassa

On Sunday, October 16, we will honor the late Judy Casassa and give thanks for her years of stewardship at Blessed Trinity, most notably “her efforts in obtaining and administering a $300,000 plus grant from the State of New York, enabling us to undertake needed restoration of exterior areas of our…Landmark Church.” In addition to the Mass intention, Father Bob will dedicate a memorial to Judy in the east side garden and new signage recognizing the State’s funding contribution. The tribute to Judy will continue at a reception in St. Charles Hall following the 10am Mass.

Rosary on the Green, Aug 15, 2022

Celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
with a “Rosary on the Green,”
Monday, August 15, 2022 at 4 PM

Although it is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, we will honor Our Blessed Lady on the Feast of her Assumption into heaven with a public recitation of the Rosary. Please bring a lawn chair and join us at 4PM near the statue of Our Lady on the west side of the church. In the event of rain, we will gather in church. We will serve light refreshments following the service. This event is open to all, so please invite someone to join us in prayer.

2022 Alumni Gathering, Sept. 25

Alumni Memorial Mass
Sept 25, 2022 at 10AM

CALLING ALL SCHOOL ALUMNI ~ Sunday, September 25, is the date of the 2022 Alumni Memorial Mass and all-class reception. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for 10 A.M. Mass at Blessed Trinity Church. During the Mass, all recently deceased school graduates will be remembered by name. Members of those classes celebrating significant anniversaries (1972, 1962 and 1952) are invited to make arrangements to participate in a special way. A hard copy newsletter containing details has been mailed to everyone in the alumni committee’s database. If you have moved since August 2021 or are not sure if they have your current contact information, please use the “Contact Us” template below to submit your information. If you are aware of any graduate who has passed since September 2021, please use this same form to advise the committee. Approximate year of graduation and/or maiden name of married woman is especially helpful.