Upcoming Events

Sacred Sites Open House Weekend – May 5 & 6, 2018



For the seventh straight year, Blessed Trinity is proud to participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Annual Sacred Sites Open House. This year’s theme is Sacred Sounds and Settings, and members of our Building Heritage Committee are planning now to showcase the splendid acoustic of our Landmark edifice during the weekend of May 5 and 6, 2018. Details of our docent-led tours and musical offerings will appear in this space.


Advent Lessons and Carols



Freudig Singers Preparing “A Christmas Pie” for Blessed Trinity

The Freudig Singers of WNY present
“A Christmas Pie”
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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

Maintaining their Christmas Pie Concert tradition, the Freudig Singers of Western New York will usher in the holiday season with a glorious array of choral pieces selected by music director Roland E. Martin. Featured will be works by Morten Lauridsen, Hector Berlioz, John Rutter, and new compositions by Martin himself. “Love Came Down at Christmas,” by Chris Artley, winner of Freudig’s biennial choral composition competition, will receive its North American premiere. Seasonal favorites will include “Sleigh Ride,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a Grinch medley, and much more.
As always, “Christmas Pie” features a raffle of signature pies baked by chorus members, and a post-concert reception where audience members are treated to beverages and – you guessed it – a delicious serving of Christmas pie. For further information, visit www.freudigsingersofwny.org.
Blessed Trinity’s Landmark Church, located at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo,
is wheelchair accessible with secured, off-street parking.


Tickets Now Available for November 3, 2017 Wine Tasting

Fall Wine Tasting
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sommelier Bill Warren uncorks wine and wisdom at a BT winetasting.

Blessed Trinity’s celebrated Wine Tasting returns on Friday, November 3. Our friend, Bill Warren from Aurora Liquor, will be offering a variety of wines and expertise on how to select what is pleasing to your palate. There will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for you to sample. The event also includes a silent auction and basket raffle. Advance sale tickets are now available by calling Mickey and Bud Dick (716-832-2540) for a donation of $25/person. ($30 at the door). Secured, off-street parking. Proceeds benefit our Under This Roof Fund, a sustaining fund created in 2002 for the preservation and restoration of our architectural landmark and house of worship. 


Parish Welcomes School Alumni on September 24, 2017

Rev. Charles Kraehn and a contingent of
BTS “Patrol Boys” in the 1950s.

Our Annual Alumni Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Church on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM. We look forward to welcoming all Alumni of the parish school, especially the Fiftieth Anniversary Class of 1967. Between 1909 and 1975 more than 2,300 students were educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph at Blessed Trinity. A reception hosted by the Alumni Committee in St Charles Hall immediately following the September 24 Mass provides an ideal opportunity for alumni and friends to view or display school photos and memorabilia, reminisce and renew old acquaintances.


NY Path Through History Tours on October 7, 2017

Photo credit: Char Szabo-Perricelli

Blessed Trinity Welcomes the Public “Traveling”
on New York’s Path Through History
Saturday, October 7, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church is one of the finest replications of 12th Century Lombard Romanesque architecture in the country — and it is right here in Buffalo. At our Open House on October 7, you can see bricks, terra cotta and exquisite iconography made in the U.S.A in the same way as Italian craftsmen did it 900 years ago! The result: a most fascinating exhibit of art and architecture in New York State. Members of our knowledgeable docent team will be on hand to enhance your enjoyment of the experience. And don’t forget your binoculars and camera.
Travel New York State’s Path Through History to Blessed Trinity Church on Saturday, October 7. Initiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo in August, 2012, Path Through History Weekend events are designed to showcase the State’s history and cultural significance.
Located at 317 Leroy Avenue (between Fillmore Avenue and Grider Street), Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible and has ample off-street parking.


Trinity Festival Weekend, June 9-11, 2017

Please join our congregation in a celebration of faith, culture, history, and church architecture on the weekend of Trinity Sunday, June 9-11, 2017.
Our three-day event includes:

William Maddox at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Organ Recital
Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

William Maddox, organist and music director at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, will perform a benefit recital at our Landmark church on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Maddox will perform Romantic French works and orchestral transcriptions to showcase various colors of Blessed Trinity’s original Tellers-Kent pipe organ, built in 1927. In honor of the parish feast day (Trinity Sunday, June 11), he will include the Bach ‘St. Anne’ Fugue, considered “a hommage to the Trinity” with its “three subjects, in three sections, with time signatures dividing by three for each section.” His performance will also feature commentary on the organ, the selections, and the church building’s attributes, which provide what Mr. Maddox describes as a “splendid acoustic.”
Active as a recitalist, he has appeared in recital throughout Canada and internationally, including appearances at Roy Thomson Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, the Royal Parish Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, Washington’s National Cathedral, the Sao Bento Organ Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and most recently and at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In addition, his recitals and recordings have been heard on nationally broadcast programs of the CBC and American and Brazilian Public Radio.
A member of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Maddox has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, and is actively involved as a consultant to many churches regarding the tonal design and console appointments of their new instruments.
The recital will be followed by a reception, allowing audience members an opportunity to meet and talk with the Mr. Maddox.
Although there are no tickets for his performance, a free-will offering for the church’s Under This Roof preservation fund will be taken, with a suggested $15 per person donation.

Docent interprets iconography on the church facade.

Free tours of our Landmark Church
Saturday, June 10
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, June 10, the public is invited to tour our Landmark church. Knowledgeable docents will be available to answer your questions about parish history and the church’s remarkable art and architecture.

Symbol of the Trinity in the church’s Great Dome.
Photographic rendering by Todd Treat.

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
Sunday, June 11
Feast Day Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

The weekend celebration will culminate on Sunday, June 11, when the public is invited to join parishioners and their guests in observing Trinity Sunday at a special 10 a.m. Mass celebrated by Rev. Victor Ibhawa. The liturgy will be followed by a brunch in the parish hall. Reservations for the brunch may be made by calling 716-833-0301 by June 7.
Blessed Trinity is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.


You’re Invited to Our Sacred Sites Open House, May 20/21


Detail from Blessed Trinity’s Stained Glass Skylight
Photo credit: Char Szabo-Perricelli

On May 20 and 21, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Seventh Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, inviting the public to experience our house of worship as a repository of faith, art, and history. Members of our docent team will be on hand Saturday, May 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 21, from Noon to 2 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 marvel at more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings, sculpture and locally designed and manufactured stained glass windows.
Blessed Trinity, listed on the National Register of Historic Place, is wheelchair accessible.


Benefit Organ Recital Closes 2016-17 Trinity Series

Recitalist William Maddox

Organ Recital
Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

William Maddox, organist and music director at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, in recital on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Maddox will perform Romantic French works and orchestral transcriptions to showcase various colors of the Blessed Trinity’s original Tellers-Kent pipe organ, built in 1927.
Active as a recitalist, Mr. Maddox has been heard in recital in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil, as well as on the CBC. He has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen’s University at Kingston, where his students were recipients of numerous University and national scholarships and awards.
Proceeds of this recital benefit “Under This Roof,” a sustaining fund created in 2002 for the preservation and restoration of our architectural landmark and house of prayer. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this recital.


Holy Week 2017 – Schedule of Services


Holy Week 2017
Blessed Trinity Church


Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday – April 9
Blessing of Palms and Holy Mass
4:30 p.m. – Saturday, April 8
10:00 a.m. – Sunday, April 9

Reconciliation Service
Monday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Weekday Masses
April 11 and April 12
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass Chapel


Pope.HolyTh (Small)

Holy Thursday – April 13
7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
followed by Private Prayer at the Repository

Our church will be open until 11:00 p.m.
for Private Prayer at the Repository.
Reflection material will be available.



Good Friday – April 14
2:00 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
3:00 p.m. – Solemn Service

St. John’s Passion
Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion



Easter Vigil – April 15
7:00 p.m. – Easter Eve Mass with Choir
Fire and Light
Renewal of Baptismal Vows



Easter Sunday – April 16
10:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass with Choir


Worship & Services

Weekend Masses are: Saturday at 4:30 PM, Sunday at 10:00 AM
Weekdays: Tuesday – Friday at 11:00 AM (in the rear chapel)
Holy Days: As scheduled on “This Week” page

Other Services:
Opportunity for confession on Saturday at 4:00 PM
First Friday Adoration and Benediction from 8-11:00 AM (in the rear chapel)
A coffee hour is held after the 10 AM Mass on the fourth Sunday of the month (September-June)