2023 Alumni Gathering, Sunday, Sept. 24

Annual Alumni Memorial Mass
Sept 24, 2023 at 10AM

CALLING ALL SCHOOL ALUMNI ~ Sunday, September 24, is the date of the 2023 Alumni Memorial Mass and all-class reception. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for 10 AM 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 (1973, 1963 and 1953) are invited to make arrangements to participate in a special way. A hard copy newsletter containing details will be mailed to everyone in the alumni committee’s database. If you have moved since August 2022 or are not sure if they have your current contact information, please use the “Contact Us” template below to submit your information and mention “alumni” as part of your message. If you are aware of any graduate who has passed since September 2022 but is not included in our In Memoriam posts for 2022 and 2023, please use this same form to advise the committee. Approximate year of graduation and/or maiden name of married woman is especially helpful.

The Choir that Never Quits, January 8, 2023


Choir members among those
to sing on Little Christmas.

Never mind “rain, shine, sleet or snow,” even the Christmas Blizzard of 2022 can’t deter this group! If they couldn’t “do” Christmas, they’ll be there for Little Christmas, and you’re invited to join them. The Christmas Caroling that was to have preceded our Christmas Eve service will now take place before Sunday Mass on January 8, the Feast of the Epiphany or “Little Christmas,” beginning at 9:30 AM. Please come early and Praise the Lord with them in song.

“Inside Blessed Trinity Church” with Explore Buffalo, Jan. 7, 2023

Blessed Trinity Welcomes Explore Buffalo
for the first tour of 2023.
Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Click HERE to reserve your place.

Built between 1925 and 1928, Blessed Trinity Church is considered to be the purest replication of twelfth century Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the USA. In addition to its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, it is a NYS Historical Site and was the first architectural landmark recognized by Buffalo’s Landmark & Preservation Board in 1977.

Experienced docents will be on hand to highlight the building’s history and design and share their knowledge of its unique handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, the extensive use of terra cotta in its construction, and the fantastic array of Christian symbolism found in its sculpture and artwork. The Christmas setting will be a bonus for visitors to this church that needs no decoration. Weather permitting, the 90-minute tourism opportunity will include an interpretation of the building’s ornate facade.

Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, the church is wheelchair accessible with ample off-street parking behind the church and adjacent to the east side door.


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.