Holiday Tours of Blessed Trinity – November 30 & December 29, 2019

Photo Credit: Ray Ordinario – Ft. Erie, ON

Explore Buffalo™ is again bringing their seasonal tours to Blessed Trinity Church and inviting the public to see our Landmark structure and meet our docent team. The Thanksgiving Weekend tour will be Saturday, November 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The Christmas Weekend tour will be Sunday, December 29 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM. Cost: $15 per person. Reservations can be made by contacting Explore Buffalo at explore [at] explorebuffalo [dot] org or 716-245-3032. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum in concert at Blessed Trinity on December 29, 2019.

Either weekend presents a wonderful opportunity for WNY residents to invite their visiting relatives for a unique holiday experience. At 3:00 PM on December 29, we will also host a musical presentation by the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum. A double bill – a gorgeous Christmas gift!!

Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

 

 

 

 

“Christmas Pie” with the Freudig Singers, Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Freudig Singers in concert at Blessed Trinity, December 8 at 3 PM.

“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!

Blessed Trinity Church is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

Fabulous Fall Wine Tasting, Friday, October 25, 2019

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).

The Blessed Trinity Family Hosts an Authentic Italian Dinner, Sunday, November 17, 2019

Italian Dinner
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.

“Christmas Pie” with the Freudig Singers, Sunday, December 8, 2019

“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.

Sacred Sites Sunday, May 19, 2019

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