Explore Buffalo “Takes a Walk” at Blessed Trinity – May 15, 2021

Blessed Trinity docent
interprets iconography on the church façade.

Explore Buffalo Walking Tour
Blessed Trinity’s Exterior
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

COVID protocols still restrict interior tours of Blessed Trinity, but we are delighted to welcome an Explore Buffalo Walking Tour of our Landmark building’s exterior on May 15, 2021. A team of Blessed Trinity docents will be happy to share their knowledge of the history and construction of this Lombard-Romanesque treasure, including the hand-formed Harvard bricks laid in a medieval fashion, the extensive used of terra cotta, and the church’s medieval iconography. Bring your binoculars. There are examples of Christian symbolism on display all the way to the roof line! Plenty of off-street parking, too. For ticket information, click HERE.

Holy Week 2021- Schedule of Services

Holy Week 2021
Blessed Trinity Church

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – March 28
Blessing of Palms and Holy Mass

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
(There will no vigil Mass on Saturday)

 

Weekday Masses
March 29 – March 31
Monday – Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass Chapel

 

Holy Thursday – April 1
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
followed by Private Prayer at the Repository

Our church will be open until 10:00 p.m.
for Private Prayer at the Repository.

 

Good Friday – April 2
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

3:00 p.m. – Solemn Service
St. John’s Passion
Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion

 

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The Easter Vigil – April 3
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

8:00 p.m. – Easter Eve Mass with Choir
Fire and Light
Scripture
Renewal of Baptismal Vows

 

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection – April 4
10:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass
9:50 a.m. – Preludes with Organ and Brass

 

Journey with the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo – Lent 2021

The Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo (“CCCB”) invite you to journey with them this 2021 Lenten season.

Pray The Way of the Cross virtually.
Each Friday features Stations of the Cross from a different parish
beginning at 7 PM (6 PM at St. Martin de Porres on February 26)

Friday February 19 – Pray in both English and Spanish at Ss. Columba-Brigid via Ss. Columba-Brigid Website. (Contact the office for availability of in-person stations).

Friday February 26 – Join St. Martin de Porres on Facebook Live at 6PM, using Everyone’s Way of the Cross. Recorded repeat on the following Fridays. (No in person stations).

Friday March 5 – Pray the St. John Paul II scriptural stations at 7PM with Deacon Paul and Mary Weisenburger at St. Lawrence Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 897 5400 4349; Passcode: 355159;.via Telephone: +1 646 558 8656. Interactive. (Contact the office for availability of in-person stations).

Friday March 12 – Stations with the CCCB and Catholic Relief Services via Zoom at 7PM. Meeting ID: 897 5400 4349; Passcode: 355159; via Telephone: +1 646 558 8656.

Friday March 19 – Join the Blessed Trinity parish family at 7PM via Zoom as they travel The Way in the Franciscan tradition. Telephone: +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 897 5400 4349; Passcode: 355159. (Due to construction, there are no in-person Stations this year).

Lenten In-Person Journey Masses begin on Ash Wednesday
and continue at 7PM on the Mondays of Lent, concluding with a Penance Service.

February 17, Ash Wednesday, at Blessed Trinity, 317 Leroy Avenue

February 22 at Ss. Columba-Brigid, 75 Hickory Street

March 1 at Blessed Trinity, 317 Leroy Avenue

March 8 at St. Lawrence, 1520 E. Delavan Avenue

March 15 at St. Martin de Porres, 555 Northampton Street

March 22 Penance Service at Ss. Columba-Brigid, 75 Hickory Street

 

Tenebrae Service CANCELLED

St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum

We regret that the current COVID-19 Protocols have forced the cancellation of our Tenebrae Service.

Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 3, 2020
7:30 PM

An adaptation of the Good Friday Liturgy of Tenebrae will take place in our church on Friday evening, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., with choral music provided by The St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum. This is the second year we have been blessed to have the Schola enhance this moving service, which includes seven readings relating the story of Christ’s passion and death. It is a beautiful prelude to Holy Week, and we hope you will be there to pray with us.

Our church is large enough to allow ample distance between worshipers.
Located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore and Grider) in Buffalo,
it is also wheelchair accessible with ample off-street parking.

A Holiday Double Bill – Sunday, December 29, 2019

Explore Buffalo Sacred Spaces Tour
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum Concert
3:00 p.m.

Photo Credit: Ray Ordinario – Ft. Erie, ON

 

Explore Buffalo™ is again featuring Blessed Trinity Church among its seasonal “Sacred Spaces” tours. On Sunday, December 29 at 12:30 PM, members of our docent team will be on hand to  explain the unique features of this replica of 12th century Lombard-Romanesque architecture, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are prepared to share plenty of facts and anecdotes designed to help guests appreciate this “Made in the U.S.A.” Landmark as a repository of faith, art, and history. (Weather permitting, there will also be a chance to examine the church’s handmade, unmolded bricks and examples of medieval iconography on the building’s facade). Click HERE to learn more and make reservations. Cost is $15 per person, $10 for Explorer passholders, $5 for students. Walk-ins are also welcome.

St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum

Following the tour, you are invited to enjoy the building’s acoustical embrace in the a cappella choral offerings of the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum, as they present “Catholic Treasures of Advent and Christmas,” a concert of sacred choral masterpieces of the season from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Schola Cantorum will perform works by Elgar, Byrd, Palestrina, Bach, Victoria, Gallus, LeJeune and others. Then get in on the act by staying for a post- concert sing-a-long of traditional Christmas Carols led by members of the Schola. No tickets are required, but a free-will offering will be taken.

Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

 

 

 

 

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.