East Side Garden Walk, July 20-21, 2024

Buffalo’s 2024 East Side Garden Walk
sponsored by Gardens Buffalo Niagara
10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, July 20
Sunday, July 21

For the second straight year, Blessed Trinity is participating in the East Side Garden Walk. Do stop by anytime after 10 AM on Saturday or Sunday. Take a leisurely stroll all around the church and rectory and enjoy our floral display, Even if there is no volunteer gardener on hand, our signage will help you understand our choice of annuals and perennials. In addition to flower beds on both sides of the church and surrounding the rectory, there are pots and planters galore. And don’t miss the garden behind the rectory featuring herbs and vegetables.

We also invite you to end or begin your garden tour by joining us for worship. Our Saturday service begins at 4:30 PM and Sunday’s Mass is at 10 AM.

Blessed Trinity Welcomes Our Neighbors, Sat., August 3, 2024

Meet the Neighbors returns August 3 from 5:30-8:00 PM at Blessed Trinity. This free event includes grilled hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, and activities like face painting, a live DJ, and a salsa instructor! Fun activities include an art project for kids of all ages and a chance to explore a fire truck and police car. Docents are available for church tours.

“Sacred Space Sundays” debut June 23, 2024

Photo Credit: Margaret Dick

2024 Sacred Space Sundays
June 23, July 28, Aug 25, Sep 22

Blessed Trinity Church introduces its summertime “Sacred Space Sundays” on June 23. Docents will be available following the 10 AM worship service for anyone wishing to know more about the building’s history, art and architecture. The series continues on the fourth Sunday of July, August and September 2024, beginning at approximately 11 AM. No reservation is required for this informal tour opportunity. Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, our Landmark church is wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

Tenebrae Service, Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7 PM

Photo Credit: Louis Clay

Solemn Tenebrae Service
Friday, March 22, 2024
7:00 P.M.

An adaptation of the Good Friday Liturgy of Tenebrae will take place in our church on Friday evening, March 22, at 7 pm, with choral music provided by the combined choirs of Blessed Trinity and Fourteen Holy Helpers. 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.

Our service of “shadows” will feature widely recognizable American music, including several spiritual and gospel songs, reflecting the diversity of our family of parishes. Featured composers and arrangers will include George Bennard, Albert Blackwell, Grayson Warren Brown, Lloyd Larson, Lowell Mason and Peter Paul Olejar.

Please invite a friend and join us for this beautiful and inspiring prelude to Holy Week.

Our Landmark church is located at 317 Leroy Avenue between Fillmore and Grider.
It is wheelchair accessible with ample off-street parking.

2024 Family Lenten Schedule of Services & Devotions

Weekday Mass Schedule at Blessed Trinity

February 14 – March 22
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Daily Mass Chapel

Family of Parishes Lenten Program

Ash Wednesday, February 14, Mass & Distribution of Ashes
11:00 a.m. at Blessed Trinity
12:30 p.m. at Ss. Columba-Brigid
6:00 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres
7:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence & Ss. Columba-Brigid

7:00 p.m. Monday “Journey Masses” & Penance Service
February 19 at Ss. Columba-Brigid
February 26 at St. Martin de Porres
March 4 at St. Lawrence
March 11 at Blessed Trinity
March 18 Penance Service at St. Lawrence
(preceded by First Reconciliation at 6:00 P.M.)

6:00 p.m. Thursdays “Life in the Eucharist”: Series of 5 weekly
presentations and witness talks with supper and table conversation,
all taking place at Ss. Columba-Brigid, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
February 15, 22 & 29; March 7 & 14

7:00 p.m. Friday Stations of the Cross
(Spanish language materials available at all sites)
February 16 at Ss. Columba-Brigid
February 23 at St. Martin de Porres
March 1 at St. Lawrence (preceded by Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m.)
March 8 at Blessed Trinity (preceded by Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m.)

7:00 p.m. Youth Living Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 15 at Ss. Columba-Brigid

7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service
Friday, March 22 at Blessed Trinity