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 February 25, 2024 – Second Sunday of Lent

February 25 – March 3, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins visits BT on March 3 for a presentation on “winter sowing.”

This Monday’s Journey Mass will be celebrated at 7pm, Monday February 26, at St. Martin de Porres. The Monday Lenten Journey Mass replaces our normal 11am Mass. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Bible Study Hiatus ~ Because of the many services and devotions scheduled for our family of parishes during Lent, we are suspending Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study. We plan to resume our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

“Life in the Eucharist,” our five-week Lenten Retreat, continues on Thursday, February 29, at Ss. Columba-Brigid. It begins at 6pm with a simple supper. It’s not too late to join in, even If you missed the previous sessions.

Stations of the Cross ~ All are welcome to join in praying the Stations of the Cross at 7pm on Friday, March 1, at St. Lawrence. A simple soup supper at 6pm will precede the weekly devotion.

The Ladies Sodality aims to get your gardening thoughts “flowering” next Sunday, March 3, in St. Charles Hall following the 10am Mass. Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins will introduce us to winter sowing, a fun, easy way to start your seedlings outside even when it’s snowing. You can watch and learn or get your hands dirty and take home your own mini greenhouse. Please call Toni Maus (716-860-8321) by Mon., Feb. 26, or sign up before you leave church this weekend. We need an approximate number for both luncheon food prep and planting. The Sodality will provide the potting soil if we know how many are coming prepared to plant. (See last weekend’s bulletin insert for container advice).

Commemorative Centennial Ornament
Blessed Trinity Church.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Church Commemorative Ornament ~ If you’ve been been planning to purchase our church construction centennial ornament, please don’t procrastinate. Our remaining inventory is in the single digits. Shown above reflecting the ceiling of the Mary Shrine in our Landmark church, the beveled glass ornament measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and is made in Rochester, NY. It is available for a $20 donation after weekend Masses or by calling Cathy at 716-400-7383.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

Stations of the Cross, right side aisle. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Week of February 18, 2024 – First Sunday of Lent

February 18-25, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Commemorative Centennial Ornament
Blessed Trinity Church. To obtain yours, see information below.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Monday’s Journey Mass, the first of our Lenten season, will be celebrated at 7pm, Monday February 19, at Ss. Columba-Brigid. The Monday Lenten Journey Mass replaces our normal 11am Mass. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Bible Study Hiatus ~ Because of the many services and devotions scheduled for our family of parishes during Lent, we are suspending Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study. We plan to resume our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

“Life in the Eucharist,” our five-week Lenten Retreat, continues on Thursday, February 22, at Ss. Columba-Brigid. It begins at 6pm with a simple supper. This week’s meal will be provided by Blessed Trinity. If you missed the first week, it is not too late to participate.

Stations of the Cross ~ All are welcome to join in praying the Stations of the Cross at 7pm on Friday, February 23, at St. Martin de Porres.

Church Commemorative Ornament ~ If you’ve been been planning to purchase our church construction centennial ornament, please don’t procrastinate. Our remaining inventory is in the single digits. Shown above reflecting the ceiling of the Mary Shrine in our Landmark church, the beveled glass ornament measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and is made in Rochester, NY. It is available for a $20 donation after weekend Masses or by calling Cathy at 716-400-7383.

Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Click HERE to see her East Side Garden Walk displays.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

The Ladies Sodality invites you to get a jump start on your summer garden. Join in on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Learn about this fun, easy way to start your seedlings outside even when it’s snowing. You can watch and learn or get your hands dirty and take home your own mini greenhouse. This weekend’s bulletin insert identifies inexpensive starter essentials. Lunch is included, so please call Toni Maus (716-860-8321) or sign-up by February 25 if you plan to attend.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

Chair of St. Peter
The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, celebrated on February 22, commemorates Christ’s choosing Peter to sit in His place as the servant-authority of the whole Church. This depiction of St. Peter (holding keys) , appears in Joseph Mazur’s painting of “Evangelists and Apostles” in the church’s great dome.
Photo credit: Gary Kelley

Week of February 11, 2024 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2024

February 11-18, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Commemorative Centennial Ornament
Blessed Trinity Church. To obtain yours, see information below.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Church Commemorative Ornament ~ If you’ve been been planning to purchase our church construction centennial ornament, please don’t procrastinate. Our remaining inventory is in the single digits. Shown above reflecting the ceiling of the Mary Shrine in our Landmark church, the beveled glass ornament measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter and is made in Rochester, NY. It is available for a $20 donation after weekend Masses or by calling Cathy at 716-400-7383.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continue at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Lent begins this Wednesday, February 14. Our family of parishes is offering FIVE Masses, each including the distribution of ashes, beginning with an 11am liturgy at Blessed Trinity. Ss. Columba-Brigid’s Masses at are 12:30 and 7pm; St. Martin de Porres’ at 6pm; St. Lawrence at 7pm. Click HERE for the complete four-parish schedule of Lenten services and devotions. Our parish family’s complete schedule of Lenten Masses and devotions is available HERE. 

Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Too soon to think about summer gardens? You’d be surprised! Come join Sodality members on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Start the 16-day countdown to Spring with Ms. Lobbins’ hands-on presentation in St. Charles Hall following Sunday Mass. And while you are waiting for Spring, Click HERE to enjoy some photos of her gardens taken during the East Side Garden Walk.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11
The figure to the left of Mary in Vincent Mondo’s painting in the Lady Chapel (left side of the Sanctuary) is “St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), to whom Our Lady appeared at Lourdes, France in 1858…. The message of Lourdes was really an invitation to trust in the power of prayer regardless of how desperate the situation….” (Rev. Walter Kern’s Guidebook to Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, p. 44). Surely this message resonates as strongly today as it did in the mid-nineteenth century.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

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

Week of February 4, 2024 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Trinity Symbol, one of 714 symbols
found in church floor tiles.
Photo credit: Bridget Blesnuk

February 4-11, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Group recitation of the Rosary every Friday at 11:30am in our Daily Mass Chapel.
Photo credit: Bridget Blesnuk

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continue at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Too soon to think about summer gardens? You’d be surprised! Come join Sodality members on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Start the 16-day countdown to Spring with Ms. Lobbins’ hands-on presentation in St. Charles Hall following Sunday Mass. And while you are waiting for Spring, Click HERE to enjoy some photos of her gardens taken during the East Side Garden Walk.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Just under fifty members of our parish family attended Dr. Dennis Castillo’s Jan. 22nd presentation on the history of the Diocese of Buffalo, an event hosted by our adult faith formation team. A former parishioner, Dr. Castillo is a Professor of Church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University. His talk was preceded by a “Subs ‘n Suds” supper in St. Charles Hall, featuring a trivia quiz based on the history of our four parishes.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

“I believe in the Holy Catholic Church….” From the Apostles Creed, depicted in iconography on the façade of Blessed Trinity Church.
Photo Credit: Bridget Blesnuk

Week of January 28, 2024 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Presentation of the Lord
February 2
The early life of Christ is depicted in relief in six terra cotta medallions in the narthex of the church created by P. Kuhnle. Here we see “The Presentation” (Luke 2:22-40) depicting the Child Jesus being brought to the temple and, as “first born,” offered to the Lord.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick.

January 28 – February 4, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Awards were presented at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church during Jan 21, 2024 Diocesan Mass honoring King.

Diocesan Celebration in Honor of Rev. Martin Luther King took place on Sunday, January 21, at Ss. Columba-Brigid, 75 Hickory Street. Bishop Michael Fisher, who presided, and the guest homilist, Msgr. Ray East, are both pictured above along with recipients of this year’s scholarships named in honor of Rev. King.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continue at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Phyllis Lobbins in one of the gardens surrounding her home. Photo credit: Margaret Dick

Too soon to think about summer gardens? You’d be surprised! Come join Sodality members on Sunday, March 3, as Master Gardener Phyllis Lobbins introduces us to winter sowing. Start the 16-day countdown to Spring with Ms. Lobbins’ hands-on presentation in St. Charles Hall following Sunday Mass. And while you are waiting for Spring, Click HERE to enjoy some photos of her gardens taken during the East Side Garden Walk.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Just under fifty members of our parish family attended Dr. Dennis Castillo’s Jan. 22nd presentation on the history of the Diocese of Buffalo, an event hosted by our adult faith formation team. A former parishioner, Dr. Castillo is a Professor of Church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University. His talk was preceded by a “Subs ‘n Suds” supper in St. Charles Hall, featuring a trivia quiz based on the history of our four parishes. (Everyone was so intrigued with the talk that we forgot to take a photo of the event).

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

 

This depiction of King David with his harp is found in the rose window in the church’s choir loft.
Photo by Duane Held

Week of January 21, 2024 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Photo Credit: Sean T. Brodfuehrer

January 21 – January 28, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Go Bills! There was plenty of Bills attire on display at Jan 21st coffee social as parishioners prepare for the playoff game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Clay

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024, January 18-25: “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbor as yourself…” Lk. 10:27.

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2024 was selected by the Pontifical Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, the World Council of Churches, and the Christian Churches in Burkina Faso, coordinated by the community of Chemin Neuf, a French Catholic and ecumenical community of vowed and lay people and its local community in Burkina Faso.

The theme, taken from the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, reflects the connection between love of God and love of neighbor with a particular concern for challenging the boundaries of who is considered “neighbor”. In this pericope, Jesus is questioned as to the path to eternal life. His answer is not to only observe the commandments, but to also imitate the love of God in the giving of self for another. It is a call for charity, mercy, justice, and unity.

Click HERE to read find prayers, scriptural readings and the text of an ecumenical service from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Diocesan Celebration in Honor of Rev. Martin Luther King ~ Although the official observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday is January 15, the annual Diocesan Mass in remembrance of Rev. King will take place on Sunday, January 21, beginning at 9:45am at Ss. Columba-Brigid, 75 Hickory Street. Bishop Michael Fisher will be the celebrant, and homilist is Msgr. Ray East.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Dr. Dennis Castillo, Professor of church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University will explore the history of the Buffalo Diocese and our Family 21 Parishes on Monday evening, January 22, beginning with subs, beer, soft drinks and parish trivia quiz at 5:30pm in St. Charles Hall. Dr. Castillo’s presentation begins at 6:30pm and is available on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person. The evening’s entertainment is courtesy of our adult faith formation team.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continues at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2024Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Prayerful thanks for our dedicated volunteers who appeared on Monday evening, January 8, to remove and store our Christmas decorations for another year. When you see Bob Barnes; Tom, Nik and Drew Brodfuehrer; Suzanne Carroll; Bud and Mickey Dick; Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Ellen Duffy, Allan Frank, Amy Johnson, Dan Korchowsky, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathleen Marien, Kathy Press, Sr. Liz Savage, Colleen Schroeder, Shane Sinnott and Bill Then, why not say “thank you” for a job well done.

Women from our family of parishes enjoy an Epiphany luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on Jan 6, 2024.
Photo credit: Maureen Satchell

Women’s “Little Christmas” Luncheon ~ More than twenty women from our Family of Parishes including seven from Blessed Trinity attended a holiday luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6. After opening with a prayer and reflection on the significance of the Epiphany, the event continued with spirited conversation, a delicious lunch and a gift exchange. A “mason jar” collection netted more than $100 for the Martin Luther King Scholarship fund. This year’s scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual Diocesan Mass honoring Rev. King on January 21 at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

Week of January 14, 2024 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Observed January 15
Photo credit: Phil Woods

January 14 – January 21, 2024

 

Thursday Night Bingo CANCELLED on January 18, 2024.

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Women from our family of parishes enjoy an Epiphany luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on Jan 6, 2024.
Photo credit: Maureen Satchell

 

A January 13, 2024 storm-related message from Bishop Michael Fisher ~ “If your community has travel restrictions or dangerous weather conditions, do not attempt to attend Masses in person [this weekend].  Use the livestream technology to spiritually connect with others in prayer.” We will provide a link to the Bishop’s entire message on our home page.

Prayerful thanks for our dedicated volunteers who appeared on Monday evening, January 8, to remove and store our Christmas decorations for another year. When you see Bob Barnes; Tom, Nik and Drew Brodfuehrer; Suzanne Carroll; Bud and Mickey Dick; Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Ellen Duffy, Allan Frank, Amy Johnson, Dan Korchowsky, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathleen Marien, Kathy Press, Sr. Liz Savage, Colleen Schroeder, Shane Sinnott and Bill Then, why not say “thank you” for a job well done.

Diocesan Celebration in Honor of Rev. Martin Luther King ~ Although the official observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday is January 15, the annual Diocesan Mass in remembrance of Rev. King will take place on Sunday, January 21, beginning at 9:45am at Ss. Columba-Brigid, 75 Hickory Street. Bishop Michael Fisher will be the celebrant, and homilist is Msgr. Ray East.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continues at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2024Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Dr. Dennis Castillo, Professor of church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University will explore the history of the Buffalo Diocese and our Family 21 Parishes on Monday evening, January 22, beginning with subs, beer, soft drinks and parish trivia quiz at 5:30pm in St. Charles Hall. Dr. Castillo’s presentation begins at 6:30pm and is available on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person. The evening’s entertainment is courtesy of our adult faith formation team.

Women’s “Little Christmas” Luncheon ~ More than twenty women from our Family of Parishes including seven from Blessed Trinity attended a holiday luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6. After opening with a prayer and reflection on the significance of the Epiphany, the event continued with spirited conversation, a delicious lunch and a gift exchange. A “mason jar” collection netted more than $100 for the Martin Luther King Scholarship fund. This year’s scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual Diocesan Mass honoring Rev. King on January 21 at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

St. Anthony of Egypt
January 17
First kneeling figure on the left in this grouping of “Monks, Hermits and Religious” in the Dome of our church. The Dome painting is by Joseph Mazur; the photo by Gary Kelley.

Week of January 7, 2024 – The Epiphany of the Lord

Detail from Christmas creche.

January 7 – January 14, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Women from our family of parishes enjoy an Epiphany luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on Jan 6, 2024.
Photo credit: Maureen Satchell

De-Decorating—What goes up must come down, and that includes our beautiful Christmas decorations. Please come and lend a hand as we “de-decorate” on Monday, January 8, beginning at 6:30pm. Enter by the side door near the wheelchair ramp.

The Baptism of Christ, January 8 ~ Father Malcolm Guite, an Anglican priest, has written this thought-provoking poem, Epiphany on the Jordan, reflecting on Jesus’ Baptism when “we were given a glimpse of Father Son and Holy Spirit at the heart of all things.” It is from his collection Sounding the Seasons, published by Canterbury Press.

Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one;
The river runs, the clouds are torn apart,
The Father speaks, the Sprit and the Son
Reveal to us the single loving heart
That beats behind the being of all things
And calls and keeps and kindles us to light.
The dove descends, the spirit soars and sings
‘You are belovèd, you are my delight!’

In that quick light and life, as water spills
And streams around the Man like quickening rain,
The voice that made the universe reveals
The God in Man who makes it new again.
He calls us too, to step into that river
To die and rise and live and love forever.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel continues at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Dr. Dennis Castillo, Professor of church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University will explore the history of the Buffalo Diocese and our Family 21 Parishes on Monday evening, January 22, beginning with subs, beer, soft drinks and parish trivia quiz at 5:30pm in St. Charles Hall. Dr. Castillo’s presentation begins at 6:30pm and is available on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person. The evening’s entertainment is courtesy of our adult faith formation team.

Women’s “Little Christmas” Luncheon ~ More than twenty women from our Family of Parishes including seven from Blessed Trinity attended a holiday luncheon hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6. After opening with a prayer and reflection on the significance of the Epiphany, the event continued with spirited conversation, a delicious lunch and a gift exchange. A “mason jar” collection netted more than $100 for this year’s Martin Luther King Scholarship fund.

Prayerful thanks to all the volunteers, some two-dozen strong, who decorated our church for Christmas. We should all be grateful to: Don Blesnuk; Tom, Nik and Drew Brodfuehrer; Suzanne Carroll; Elizabeth and Luis Clay; Kenny Colligan; Bud and Mickey Dick; Tom Dinder, Pat Dyer, Kathleen Dove, Ellen Duffy, Allan Frank, Fr. Bob Gebhard, Sue Insana, Amy Johnson, Dan Korchowsky, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathleen Marien, Kathy Press, Sr. Liz Savage and Colleen Schroeder for doing such an amazing job.

Holiday Tourists ~ In addition to those who attended Masses over the Christmas season, a group of twelve Explore Buffalo tourists also enjoyed the decorations as they learned about our Landmark church on December 27. Thanks to docents Eleanor Ash, Luis Clay, Darvan Draper, Mickey Dick and Pam Zanghi for sharing their knowledge of the history, art and architecture of Blessed Trinity.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

Dec 27, 2023 visitors with Explore Buffalo enjoying Christmas décor while learning about design features in the nave.

Week of December 31, 2023 – Feast of the Holy Family

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary nd Joseph
December 31, 2023
The Holy Family depicted in one of six large oval reliefs in the church narthex.
Sculptor: P. Kuhnle
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

December 31, 2023 – January 7, 2024

 

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass has resumed. 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 Community

Cast of a homily play included as part of the liturgy on the Feast of the Holy Family. The play was written by Mary Weisenburger and directed by
Deacon Paul Weisenburger.
Photo credit: Pat Dyer

OUR SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR DECEMBER 30-JANUARY 1, 2024

Saturday, December 30, 2023
Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family
4:30 P.M. at St. Lawrence

but NONE at Blessed Trinity

Sunday, December 31
Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family at 10:00 A.M.

Monday, January 1, 2024
Mass for the Solemnity of Mary at 11:00 A.M.

Bible Study ~ ZOOM classes and the discussion of Mark’s Gospel will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024Click HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

Women’s “Little Christmas” Luncheon ~ The Women’s Guild of St. Martin de Porres has invited the women of Blessed Trinity to join them at their holiday luncheon on the Feast of the Epiphany, Saturday afternoon, January 6, from 12 Noon – 3 PM at the “Howling Rooster Restaurant,” 529 Englewood Ave., just north of Kenmore Ave. Luncheon entrees available from a limited menu with approximate cost of $20. Waitstaff will be preparing separate checks, so please assist them by coming prepared to pay with cash. The party will include a gift exchange (suggested gift value of $20) but participation in the exchange is not mandatory. If you would like to attend, please make your reservation no later than Tues., January 2 by emailing Laurie Alford at LBROWNC [at] KENT [dot] EDU or Marianne Partee at HUMANCAPITAL1ST [at] YAHOO [dot] COM.You may also reach Ms. Partee at 716-308-1613.

Subs ‘n Suds ~ Dr. Dennis Castillo, Professor of church History at St. Mary’s Seminary and University will explore the history of the Buffalo Diocese and our Family 21 Parishes on Monday evening, January 22, beginning with subs, beer and soft drinks at 5:30pm in St. Charles Hall. His presentation begins at 6:30pm and is also available on ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person. The evening’s entertainment is courtesy of our adult faith formation team

Prayerful thanks to all the volunteers, some two-dozen strong, who decorated our church for Christmas. We should all be grateful to: Don Blesnuk; Tom, Nik and Drew Brodfuehrer; Suzanne Carroll; Elizabeth and Luis Clay; Kenny Colligan; Bud and Mickey Dick; Tom Dinder, Pat Dyer, Kathleen Dove, Ellen Duffy, Allan Frank, Fr. Bob Gebhard, Sue Insana, Amy Johnson, Dan Korchowsky, Dorothy Manuppelli, Kathleen Marien, Kathy Press, Sr. Liz Savage and Colleen Schroeder for doing such an amazing job.

Visitors with Explore Buffalo enjoying Christmas décor while learning about design features in the nave.

Holiday Tourists ~ In addition to those who attended Mass over the Christmas season, a group of twelve Explore Buffalo tourists also enjoyed the decorations as they learned about our Landmark church on December 27. Thanks to docents Eleanor Ash, Luis Clay, Darvan Draper, Mickey Dick and Pam Zanghi for sharing their knowledge of the history, art and architecture of Blessed Trinity.

Food Pantry Returns to Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry, which operates from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue, is now operating EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Residents of 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.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
January 4
Our Altar of Sacrifice contains a relic of St. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), the first saint born in the U.S. to be canonized. This woodcarving hangs on the left (east) transept wall. It is a gift of the Southtowns Wood Carvers of WNY.

St. John Neumann (1811-1860)
January 5
Our Altar of Sacrifice contains a relic of St. John Neumann, a newly ordained priest assigned to WNY in 1836 and first pastor of St. John the Baptist parish in Kenmore. This woodcarving, a gift of the Southtowns Woodcarvers of WNY, hangs on the right (west) transept Wall.