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.

 

 

 

 

“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).