Fabulous Fall Wine Tasting
Friday, October 25, 2019
7 – 9 PM
A favorite Blessed Trinity “FUNdraiser,” our Fall Wine Tasting, is back. Join us on Friday, October 25, from 7 – 9 p.m. and enjoy: a variety of wines to sample and savor, an abundance of hors d’oeuvres, and – for your listening pleasure – live keyboard music. Also included: beer, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. This “21 & over” event takes place in St. Charles Hall (behind the church at 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo). Secured off-street parking available. Proceeds benefit our Landmark church’s “Under This Roof” preservation fund. Tickets are available for a $30/person donation ($35 at the door). For tickets: call Bud at 716-832-2540 or visit Pat at the church office (716-833-0301).
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Join our parish family for a very special Italian Dinner on Sunday, November 17, at 5 p.m. With home made pasta and specialty sauces prepared by Cugino’s Restaurant (Main St., Williamsville), this will be no ordinary spaghetti dinner. Sorry, we won’t be able to sell tickets at the door, so be sure to obtain yours in advance beginning on Sunday, October 27. The dinner will be served in St. Charles Hall. (behind the church at 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo). Proceeds benefit the “Under This Roof” preservation fund of our Landmark Lombard-Romanesque Church.
“A Christmas Pie”
Sunday, December 8, 2109 at 3 PM
Musical treats will be served on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m. when The Freudig Singers of WNY return for their annual “Christmas Pie” performance in our acoustically splendid church setting. This presentation of religious and popular holiday melodies with its post-concert dessert reception and pie raffle is always a popular event. Tickets at the door. Come for the music; stay for the pie! Additional information at freudigsingersofwny.org.
Examples of medieval iconography on church facade
Photo by Steve Mangione
New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12 Noon – 3:00 PM
On May 19, 2019, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Ninth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, an event we have supported since 2012. However, this year our church has surely served as an inspiration for the Conservancy’s 2019 theme: Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture.
As photos included in the Conservancy’s press release reveal, the participating houses of worship will highlight “the broad spectrum of historical periods, faith traditions, and styles of religious architecture found … throughout New York State.” One look at our Landmark edifice, and you will know who puts the “medieval” in Medieval to Modern.
Examples of structural and ornamental terra cotta, coffered ceiling.
Photo credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News
Members of our docent team will be on hand Sunday, May 19, from 12 Noon – 3 p.m. to explain the unique features that make Blessed Trinity Church the purest replication of 12th century Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the United States. You’ll be able to examine its handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, learn about the elaborate display of medieval iconography on the terra cotta portico, and stand in awe at the more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings, decorative terra cotta, and sculpture. Our site is wheelchair accessible, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars.
On this Sacred Sites Sunday, church tours are free and open to the public. Everyone is also welcome to attend our regular Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.
Christian symbolism on church corbels
Photo credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News
Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
Explore Buffalo® has once again chosen to showcase Blessed Trinity with docent-led tours of the church. Only one opportunity remains, and it is this Sunday, December 30. Take advantage of a little holiday “down time” to experience our one-of-a-kind replication of twelfth-century Lombard-Romanesque architecture featuring handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, an elaborate display of medieval iconography, and more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture.
Our site is wheelchair accessible, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars.
A non-profit organization, Explore Buffalo® provides tours and other opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history, and neighborhoods.
Click HERE to reserve your place on December 30.
Proceeds from the tours benefit the church’s Under This Roof Fund, a dedicated fund for restoration and preservation of this Landmark house of worship.
The Freudig Singers of Western New York
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Blessed Trinity’s 2018 Christmas concert is Sunday, December 2, at 3 p.m. when the Freudig Singers of WNY present Christmas Through the Ages—a sampling of musical treats from the fourteenth century to the present. Continuing with their popular pie-themed concerts, selections on the choral menu will include compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Lennon, Roland E. Martin, and the premiere of a new work by Sidney A. King. Specialty pies baked by members of the ensemble will be raffled at the concert intermission, and pie and warm beverages will be served at a post-concert reception.
Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, our Landmark church is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.