Peaceprints of WNY Prison Project Returns December 9, 2022

Prison Project Volunteers at Blessed Trinity
Photo credit: WKBW-TV

Following a COVID induced 2-year hiatus, the Christmas Prison Package Project is back. On Friday, December 9, community volunteers will gather in Blessed Trinity Church for the thirteenth year to continue Sister Karen Klimczak’s legacy project. Originally created by the late Sr. Karen as a way to assure incarcerated men that they were not forgotten, the effort has since expanded to include women inmates. Thousands of pre-packaged food items as well as paperback books collected from area congregations, community members and businesses, will be packed into 2,000+ hand-decorated bags and readied for delivery to Albion and Wende Correctional Facilities. The sponsoring organization, Peaceprints of WNY, welcomes volunteers to the church on December 9, 2022, for either of two shifts: 10:00AM—12:00PM or 6:00—9:00PM. Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, the Landmark church is wheelchair accessible with ample off-street parking.

Visit Buffalo’s Medieval Masterpiece on Oct. 30, 2022

Photo Credit: Steve Mangione

Explore Buffalo®, is a non-profit organization providing opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, including Blessed Trinity. Visit https://explorebuffalo.org to reserve your place for our unique All-Hallows Eve/All Saints Day tour on Sunday, October 30 at 12:30 p.m. Think skulls, devils, monsters and graveyards are just symbols we associate with Halloween? You’ll find them all in the medieval iconography displayed on the church facade. Inside, marvel at a saintly procession in the church’s great dome mural as docents highlight the spectacular interior details of the church and its extensive display of Christian symbolism. Visitors will be treated to All-Hallows’ Eve selections on the church’s 1927 Tellers-Kent pipe organ.

Completed in 1928 at a cost of over a half million dollars, the church is considered one of the purest examples of 12th Century Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the United States. The exceptional level of artisanship involved in its creation marks Blessed Trinity as a work of art that can never be replicated.

The church is located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo. It is wheelchair accessible with plenty of off-street parking.

Sacred Sites Open House, Sat. July 23, 2022

Photo credit: Char Szabo-Perricelli

Blessed Trinity’s Sacred Sites Open House
Saturday, July 23, 2022
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Church joins the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Eleventh Annual Sacred Sites Open House. This year’s theme, Open Doors, celebrates the return to in-person programming and highlights the broad spectrum of historical periods, faith traditions, and styles of religious architecture found in communities throughout the Empire State. As a participating congregation, Blessed Trinity will showcase its Landmark building with a presentation on its architecture and parish history accompanied by a docent-led tour. Learn about this “made in America” replica of twelfth century Lombard-Romanesque architecture including: handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, extensive use of terra cotta, fascinating medieval iconography, and display of more than 2,000 Christian symbols. Reservations are now open for this free event. Click HERE to register.

 

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.

Holy Week 2022- Schedule of Services

Holy Week 2022
Blessed Trinity Church

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – April 10
Blessing of Palms and Holy Mass

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
(There will no 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 9)

 

Weekday Masses
April 11 – April 13
Monday – Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass Chapel

 

Holy Thursday – April 14
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 15
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

12:00 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
(at Ss. Columba-Brigid)

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

 

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Holy Saturday – April 16
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

8:30 p.m. – Easter Vigil Mass with Choir
Fire and Light
Scripture
Renewal of Baptismal Vows

(There will no 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 16)

 

 

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection – April 17
10:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass with Choir