The Trinity Series, 2012-2013 Concert Season

The Trinity Series
“Beautiful Music in a Beautiful Space”

A free-will offering will be taken at events, with a suggested donation of $10.
Our church is wheelchair accessible and has off-street parking.

The Harmonia Chamber Singers

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

The Harmonia Chamber Singers, one of Western New York’s finest vocal ensembles, will open our 2012-13 Trinity Concert Series. Please plan to join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, as Harmonia, under the direction of Rob Pacillo, performs the Victoria Requiem and other a cappella choral works from Poland, Venezuela, and Korea.

Buffalo Brass Choir

Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3 p.m.

Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts Choir

Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.

Villa Maria College Chorale

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3 p.m.

The Freudig Singers

Friday May 3, 2013 –  ~ 7:30 p.m.

 

Week of June 16, 2024 – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Father’s Day
June 16
Joseph Mazur’s mural in the great dome includes this depiction of St. Joseph holding the Christ Child.
Photo credit: Gary Kelley

June 16 – June 23, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish

Chickens on the grill at our June 15 Chicken BBQ. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this a success.
Photo credit: Vera Andrew

BT’s Chicken Dinner, Saturday, June 15, from 2-6 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by the Dewey Avenue entrance of St. Charles Hall to pick up your dinner, including tasty sides and dessert. Tickets are still only $15.

Bible Study ~ Our summer hiatus has begun. ZOOM bible study sessions will resume in the fall. Now that we have a deeper understanding of the mission of St. Paul, this may be a good time to reread the Acts of the Apostles.

BT prepares for the East Side Garden Walk. We hope the local weather forecast is wrong because the plants are here and we need to get them in the ground. Can you brave the heat some evening this week and lend a hand? If you are willing to help, please let Father Bob or Mickey Dick know. All volunteer hours count toward our match for the Lunenfeld Beautification Grant we received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara. A log sheet to aid in recording your hours is now available on the table near the ramp entrance (It’s green).

Our first “Sacred Space Sunday” will take place on June 23. Do you ever stare at a particular word or design in our church and wonder why it’s there? Here is your chance to find out. Members of our docent team will remain after Mass to explain a few of the more than 2,000 Christian symbols contained in the art and architecture of our sacred space. You are encouraged to share the experience by inviting a friend to attend Mass with you.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

Terra cotta ornamentation below Blessed Trinity’s Tabernacle Altar. Photo credit: Steve Mangione

“Sacred Space Sundays” debut June 23, 2024

Photo Credit: Margaret Dick

2024 Sacred Space Sundays
June 23, July 28, Aug 25, Sep 22

Blessed Trinity Church introduces its summertime “Sacred Space Sundays” on June 23. Docents will be available following the 10 AM worship service for anyone wishing to know more about the building’s history, art and architecture. The series continues on the fourth Sunday of July, August and September 2024, beginning at approximately 11 AM. No reservation is required for this informal tour opportunity. Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, our Landmark church is wheelchair accessible with off-street parking.

Week of June 9, 2024 – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Anthony of Padua
June 13
This ceramic medallion of St. Anthony originally hung in St. Bartholomew R. C. Church on Grider Street in Buffalo. Following the merger of our parishes in 1993, it was mounted on the wall of the transept on the right (west) side of Blessed Trinity Church.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

June 9 – June 16, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish

Team members prepare to pass out game boards at the June 7 “Meet & Greet” in St. Charles Hall.

Bible Study ~ Our summer hiatus has begun. ZOOM bible study sessions will resume in the fall. Now that we have a deeper understanding of the mission of St. Paul, this may be a good time to reread the Acts of the Apostles.

BT’s Chicken Dinner is this Saturday, June 15, from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are still only $15. A pre-sale ticket guarantees that there will be a dinner waiting for you at the Dewey entrance of St. Charles Hall. If you don’t already have one, you must arrange to purchase yours at the church office by Wed., June 12. The office is open Mon-Wed. from 10:30am-2:30pm. Call 716-833-0301.

Rain, rain go away; parish gardening is underway. We are hoping for some dry time in the coming week so that we can schedule a team gardening night to finish week and pruning and start planting! If you can lend a hand (two are even better) please let Father Bob know or call the rectory office, Mon-Wed, between 10:30am & 2:30pm, and give your name and phone number to our secretary, Barb. Although you won’t get a monetary reward, your volunteer hours will count toward our match for the Lunenfeld Beautification Grant received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara. A log sheet to aid in recording your hours is now available on the table near the ramp entrance (It’s green).

Our first “Sacred Space Sunday” will take place on June 23. Do you ever stare at a particular word or design in our church and wonder why it’s there? Here is your chance to find out. Members of our docent team will remain after Mass to explain a few of the more than 2,000 Christian symbols contained in the art and architecture of our sacred space. You are encouraged to share the experience by inviting a friend to attend Mass with you.

Congratulations to the parishioners of our sister parish, Ss. Columba-Brigid. In recognition of the many years they have provided housing for guests of Family Promise of WNY [formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network (“IHN”)], the parish was presented with the “Unsung Hero Award” at the Family Promise Celebration of Service Awards Reception on Thursday, June 6. Blessed Trinity has been a support congregation for Columba-Brigid since IHN first opened at their site.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes 14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

Terra cotta ornamentation below Blessed Trinity’s Tabernacle Altar. Photo credit: Steve Mangione

Week of June 2, 2024 – Corpus Christi

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 2, 2024
Angels in Vincent Mondo’s murals on either side of the Sanctuary express attitudes one should have toward the Eucharist, including praise,
thanksgiving, and petition.
Photo credit: Duane Held

June 2 – June 9, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish

Volunteer gardeners Amy and Kathleen aren’t quite sure what giant weed they have uprooted but–based on height–must be pigweed or dock.

Sunday, June 2, is the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, (“Corpus Christi”), which celebrates the sacrament of Holy Communion. The following sonnet was written by Father Malcolm Guite and appears in Sounding the Seasons, his collection of seventy sonnets for the church year. It is entitled “Hide and Seek,” and is reproduced here especially for our young First Communicant.

Ready or not, you tell me, here I come!
And so I know I’m hiding, and I know
My hiding-place is useless. You will come
And find me. You are searching high and low.
Today I’m hiding low, down here, below,
Below the sunlit surface others see.
Oh find me quickly, quickly come to me.
And here you come and here I come to you.
I come to you because you come to me.
You know my hiding places. I know you,
I reach you through your hiding-places too;
Touching the slender thread, but now I see –
Even in darkness I can see you shine,
Risen in bread, and revelling in wine.

Bible Study ~ We will be reading the last chapter of Mark’s Gospel during Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer.

In between the showers, parish gardening is underway, and we are especially grateful to Father Bob and the other volunteers who prepared the large flower pots in time for Pentecost, planted the gardens under the church sign and in front of Mary’s statue, and undertaken the gargantuan task of weeding the east and west side flower beds. Our goal this week (6/3-6/8) is to finish weeding, with pruning and planting to follow in anticipation of July’s East Side Garden Walk. Remember: ALL volunteer hours count toward our match for the Lunenfeld Beautification Grant received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara. A log sheet to aid in recording your hours is now available on the table near the ramp entrance (It’s green).

Congratulations to the parishioners of our sister parish, Ss. Columba-Brigid. In recognition of the many years they have supported the work of Family Promise of WNY (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network), they will be presented with the “Unsung Hero Award” at the Family Promise Celebration of Service Awards Reception on Thursday, June 6.

Prayerful thanks to sacristan Jack Curtin who led a tour for a photography club on May 21st, and all the docents and greeters who participated in our May 19th Sacred Sites Open House under the auspices of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. We are really grateful to Vera Andrew, Eleanor Ash, Susanne Bordonaro, Tom Brodfuehrer, Elizabeth and Luis Clay, Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Mary Karlis, Nancy Langer, Toni Maus, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage and Palma Zanghi for their hard work and the fact that they gave up such a beautiful spring afternoon to be a welcoming presence at Blessed Trinity. We also appreciate Father Bob and all the parishioners who stopped back after coffee hour to bolster our spirits and challenge our docents.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

A Trinity symbol in the tile floor and art work in the great dome were both captured in
this photo by Luis Clay.

Week of May 26, 2024 – Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday
May 26, 2024
Multiple symbols of the Trinity are found in our church’s baldachino, the large canopy over the Tabernacle Altar, designed by Robert Hoffman. Among them are the Latin words “Deus Unus et Trinus” (One God in Three Persons) in the pediment, the three hands directly below (the Father “hurling” creation into existence, the Son suffering to redeem mankind, and the Spirit enlightening and sanctifying), and representation of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the semi-circular area.
Photo credit: Gary Kelley

May 26 – June 2, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish

Docent Eleanor Ash (right) explained symbolism in Sanctuary artwork to visitors at May 19 Sacred Sites Open House.

Bible Study ~ Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study continues our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer.

Parish gardening is underway, and we are especially grateful to Kathy Press and Dorothy Manuppelli for being the first to tackle the weeds in our east side garden. We hope to finish what they started this week and begin to plant in anticipation of July’s East Side Garden Walk. ALL volunteer hours count toward our match for the Lunenfeld Beautification Grant received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara. A log sheet to aid in recording your hours is now available. You will find them on the table near the ramp entrance. And do take time to enjoy the display of azaleas and rhododendrons on the east and west sides of the church while they are still in bloom.

Prayerful thanks to all the docents and greeters who participated in our Sacred Sites Open House under the auspices of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. We really appreciate Vera Andrew, Eleanor Ash, Susanne Bordonaro, Tom Brodfuehrer, Elizabeth and Luis Clay, Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Mary Karlis, Nancy Langer, Toni Maus, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage and Palma Zanghi for their hard work and the fact that they gave up such a beautiful spring afternoon to be a welcoming presence at Blessed Trinity. We also appreciate Father Bob and all the parishioners who stopped back after coffee hour to bolster our spirits and challenge our docents.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

A Trinity symbol in the tile floor and art work in the great dome were both captured in
this photo by Luis Clay.

Week of May 19, 2024 – Pentecost Sunday

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues….” Acts 2:4
Parishioners read in different languages at May 19 Pentecost Liturgy.

May 19 – May 26, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish

 

Visitors to our Sacred Sites Open House on May 19 enjoy watching a video on parish history.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

A Sonnet for Pentecost by Rev. Malcolm Guite:

Today we feel the wind beneath our wings
Today  the hidden fountain flows and plays
Today the church draws breath at last and sings
As every flame becomes a Tongue of praise.
This is the feast of fire, air, and water
Poured out and breathed and kindled into earth.
The earth herself awakens to her maker
And is translated out of death to birth.
The right words come today in their right order
And every word spells freedom and release
Today the gospel crosses every border
All tongues are loosened by the Prince of Peace
Today the lost are found in His translation.

Whose mother tongue is Love in every nation.

Bible Study ~ Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study continues our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer. Even if you are not a participant in the weekly bible study, please consider joining us in St. Charles Hall at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 22, for a very special viewing of two segments of the PBS special “Ancient Roads, from Christ to Constantine.” We will be viewing “The Great Missionary” and “The Age of the Apostles,” both of which explore the influence of St. Paul as well as the role of women in the early Church. Come and be amazed at how much you didn’t know about St. Paul.

If the spirit moves you to wade into one of the parish flower beds and pull a few weeds, please remember to note the date, time spent and a general description of what you did. ALL volunteer hours count toward our match for the $600 Lunenfeld Beautification Grant that Blessed Trinity has received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara. The grant recognizes our East Side Garden Walk (“ESGW”) project for its “community and environmental impact, creativity, and potential for longevity.” Group gardening nights will be scheduled in late May and/or early June, but there is nothing to stop you from getting an early start.  If you’d like a log sheet to record your hours, please contact Mickey Dick. And do take time to enjoy the display of azaleas and rhododendrons now blooming on the east and west sides of the church. They won’t be around for long. The ESGW is scheduled for the weekend of July 20-21.

Prayerful thanks to all the docents and greeters who participated in our Sacred Sites Open House under the auspices of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. We really appreciate Vera Andrew, Eleanor Ash, Susanne Bordonaro, Tom Brodfuehrer, Elizabeth and Luis Clay, Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Mary Karlis, Nancy Langer, Toni Maus, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage and Palma Zanghi for their hard work and the fact that they gave up such a beautiful spring afternoon to be a welcoming presence at Blessed Trinity. We also appreciate Father Bob and all the parishioners who stopped back after coffee hour to bolster our spirits and challenge our docents.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

 

P. Kuhnle’s ceramic bas relief depiction of the descent of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the apostles over doorway in east (left) side vestibule.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Week of May 12, 2024 – 7th Sunday of Easter

Happy Mother’s Day
May 12, 2024
Stained glass depiction of the child Mary with her mother, St. Anne, in the left transept of our church.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

May 12 – May 19, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish

Members of our parish family attend East Side Community Partnership event at Gerard Place on May 11, 2024.
Photo credit: Nancy Langer

Our Sacred Sites Open House is this coming Sunday, May 19, from 12-3PM. We are one of only five Buffalo churches participating in the statewide event. Stop in and learn more about the art, architecture and history of your sacred space. Click HERE to see which churches are staging events on Saturday and what we have planned for Sunday.

Bible Study ~ Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study continues our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. We will be reading Chapter 14. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer. Even if you are not a participant in the weekly bible study, please consider joining us in St. Charles Hall at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 22, for a very special viewing of two segments of the PBS special “Ancient Roads, from Christ to Constantine.” We will be viewing “The Great Missionary” and “The Age of the Apostles,” both of which explore the influence of St. Paul as well as the role of women in the early Church. Come and be amazed at how much you didn’t know about St. Paul.

Parishioner Margaret Dick (left) accepts a 2024 Lunenfeld Beautification Grant award for Blessed Trinity’s East Side Garden Walk project from Margaret Lamonds-Moss at GBN’s April 27 “Spring into the Season” party.

Gardening—with a little help from a grant! We are happy to announce that Blessed Trinity has been awarded a 2024 Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant by Gardens Buffalo Niagara. Our East Side Garden Walk (“ESGW”) project has been recognized for its “community and environmental impact, creativity, and potential for longevity.” We’ve done our initial grounds cleanup and will be scheduling additional “gardening parties” in late May or early June. In the meantime, enjoy the display of flowering perennials in our existing gardens. You are most welcome to weed on your own but, if you do, please record the day and time expended. All volunteer hours count toward our match for the $600 grant. The ESGW is scheduled for the weekend of July 20-21.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

 

Week of May 5, 2024 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Feast of the Ascension
Thursday, May 9
Oil on canvas painting of the Ascension of Christ
by Joseph Mazur in the right transept of the church.
Photo credit: Steve Mangione

May 5 – May 12, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish

Parishioner Margaret Dick (left) accepts a 2024 Lunenfeld Beautification Grant award for Blessed Trinity’s East Side Garden Walk project from Margaret Lamonds-Moss at Garden Buffalo Niagara’s April 27 “Spring into the Season” party.

Bible Study ~ Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study continues our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. We will be reading Chapter 13. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer.

Gardening—with a little help from a grant! We are happy to announce that Blessed Trinity has been awarded a 2024 Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant by Gardens Buffalo Niagara. Our East Side Garden Walk (“ESGW”) project has been recognized for its “community and environmental impact, creativity, and potential for longevity.” You will be hearing more about the grant and our group gardening efforts later in May. The ESGW is scheduled for the weekend of July 20-21.

Prayerful thanks for our Earth Day Cleanup volunteers, Bob Barnes, Nik Brodfuehrer, Tom Brodfuehrer, Kenny Colligan, Mickey Dick, Tom Dinder, Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Pat Dyer, Fr. Bob Gebhard, Amy Johnson, Sr. Liz Savage, Colleen Schroeder and Palma Zanghi, who turned out Saturday morning, April 20. They pulled weeds, trimmed back vines and raked up winter debris, finishing just in time to enjoy a grilled hot dog before the snowflakes appeared. Next endeavor: weeding our parish flower beds.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.

In Memoriam, 2024

“I believe in … the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.”
The last of 12 symbols on our church façade depicting tenants of the Faith (belief in life everlasting) as recited in The Apostles Creed.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Donald E. Lenda, ’53

Donald E. Lenda, ’53
February 28, 1940 – April 23, 2024

 

Maureen Pirrone, ’62

Maureen Doody Pirrone, ’62
July 20, 1948 – May 16, 2024

 

John Castro, ’51

John Castro, ’51
December 29, 1938 – May 21, 2024