Why YOU should Join our Parish…
Join Us So That
- You will become a member of a friendly and warm church congregation within the city.
- You will become a member of a culturally diverse congregation that values theology, well-planned liturgies and meaningful homilies.
- You may worship in song, both traditional and contemporary, led by a wonderful choir singing from the loft with the organ or from the pews with piano accompaniment.
- You will become a member of a church with an established reputation within the community for the betterment of the community.
- You will be able to take in the architectural surroundings of a unique church which is an historic landmark within the city of Buffalo as you attend services.
“My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” Isaiah 56:7
“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” 1 Chronicles 16:29
“As a recent convert to Catholicism (1997), I was looking for a church home that fulfilled the above biblical verses. Guess what? I got more than I bargained for at “B. T.” Not only am I continually taken aback in the beauty of the church and the rich diversity of the congregation, but the choir, music and the learned inspirational words of Father Reger’s homilies make the worship experience meaningful and spiritually fulfilling. Add the friendliness and caring of the parishioners, as well as the opportunity to serve the church and our community in any number of ways, and it makes B. T. a winner in my book. It is why I love B. T.”
“One of the many reasons why I love Blessed Trinity Church is the family environment. I have been coming to this church all my life with my parents. I have been baptized in this church. This is the place where I choose to receive Holy Communion. I have visited other Roman Catholic churches and feel more at home here at Blessed Trinity. The other members of our parish feel like family to me.”
“I love that Blessed Trinity gives us the opportunity to sing along. I am not choir material and absolutely can’t hold my part if someone nearby harmonizes but, in a group with the organ, I do OK. I enjoy singing and learning hymns from different styles, traditions and centuries: folk, spirituals, classical, and patriotic. Really, where else do you get to sing the music of Sibelius or Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”? On patriotic holidays, you can sing all the verses (that you never knew existed) of “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” or “America the Beautiful.” Singing our prayers together adds joy, beauty and depth to our Mass celebration.”
“Blessed Trinity Parish community is very active. I’ve found the Generations of Faith Program for both adults and children and the soup suppers followed by a Lenten reflection very rewarding. I feel part of an all inclusive community. People of different races and cultures greet and treat each other as friends with common purpose to worship and to treat one another in a Christ-like manner. It is evident that the preparation for both the Mass and the homily are well thought out before being presented to the parishioners. The choir’s music selections are always appropriate for the occasion. I was so touched by the decorations this Christmas. The Nativity scene as seen through the Christmas wreath was breathtaking. When a parishioner is sick, in the hospital, at a nursing home, in rehab, or homebound, the congregation is informed. These are some of the reasons I believe Blessed Trinity is a very beautiful church to worship in and be part of.”
“When I first came to BT I brought my youngest son George and I asked him, “So what do you think of this church?” The answer came back along the lines of “It’s awesome.” I said, “I’ll tell you something else… there is a mix of black and white people here, and you don’t see that very often in Buffalo.” What I did not say then, which occurred to me a few days later, was that the message from the priest at BT got me hooked. I liked that feeling, the feeling that there is more that I can do. I knew then, and know now, as long as I come here, I am on the hook and that that will be a good thing for me! So, to sum up, I love BT because the people and the building keep me on the hook. BT keeps me sharp, on guard, motivated, ready for anything. It’s a feeling that I love. My son may not want that for himself, but I do, and that is all that matters.”