Sacred Sites Open House, Sun., May 19, 2024

Photo Credit: Ray Ordinario
Fort Erie, Ontario

Blessed Trinity’s Sacred Sites Open House
Sunday, May 19, 2024
12:00-3:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Church joins the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fourteenth Annual Statewide Sacred Sites Weekend, welcoming you to an Open House on Sunday, May 19.

Join us as we celebrate both past—the second year of our construction centennial (1923-l928)— and present—our church as the setting of a pivotal scene in Cabrini, the 2024 biographical film released in March 2024, depicting the life of St. Frances Cabrini.

Docents will share their knowledge of this unique replication of twelfth century Lombard-Romanesque architecture with its handmade bricks, extensive use of terra cotta, fascinating medieval iconography and display of more than 2,000 Christian symbols—all “made in America” by local tradesmen and artisans. Experience our recent restoration effort as you enter via the reconstructed church stairs and front plaza.

And no introduction to Blessed Trinity would be complete without music. The church’s original 1927 Tellers-Kent pipe organ underwent major renovations in 2022, and the instrument will be featured in musical interludes during the Open House.

Visit us on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 12-3 PM, and bring your questions about the architecture, art and history of Blessed Trinity Church, its faith community, and its place as an anchor in its East Buffalo neighborhood for more than 100 years. And don’t forget your camera for the Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Photo Contest.

Located at 317 Leroy Avenue, the church is wheelchair accessible with ample 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

Sr. Karen Klimczak’s Prison Package Project, Friday, December 1, 2023

Assembly of gift bags for Prison Project

Assembly of gift bags for 2023 Prison Project will take place this Friday, December 1. Volunteers are needed in church from 10am to 12pm and again from 6-9pm.
“The king will say to those on his right…Come, …[i]nherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was…in prison and you visited me.” Mt. 25:34-35, 36.
2010 Photo by Derek Gee,
The Buffalo News.

Help continue Sister Karen Klimczak’s message of hope and forgiveness to imprisoned men and women. Join fellow parishioners and community volunteers this Friday, December 1, here at Blessed Trinity, and help pack the gift bags.

Fabulous Fall Wine Tasting, Friday, October 27, 2023

Fabulous Fall Wine Tasting
Friday, October 27, 2023
7 – 9 PM

A favorite Blessed Trinity “FUNdraiser,” our Fall Wine Tasting, is back for the first time since 2019. It features a variety of wines to sample and savor, accompanied by delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts.  Auction items, too. Join us on Friday, October 27, from 7 – 9 p.m. This “21 & over” event takes place in St. Charles Hall (behind the church at 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo). Monitored off-street parking. Proceeds are dedicated to the St. Charles Hall roof replacement project. Tickets are available for a $40/person donation ($45 at the door). Call the church office (716-833-0301).