thumbs up on all counts. Great looking church, appealing fundraisers (wine and top notch choral music), a group that's taking care of the business of preserving their spectacular structure without government intervention (I presume; perhaps I'm mistaken). A role model, maybe, for a few other at risk structures. What's not to love?
By Sean T. Brodfuehrer:
With summer gone and fall in full swing, it is time to begin queuing up those activities which keep the mind and body warm for the winter ahead.
On October 26th, the Blessed Trinity Parish is inviting the community for a Candlelit Tour of the church. If you have never seen Blessed Trinity it is an awe inspiring place. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1979, it is a definite must see in the world of Buffalo architecture. The pure attention to style and craftsmanship that went into its construction will surely intrigue the mind. No matter how many times you walk through the space new details and iconography present themselves. It is a place made and maintained by those who care, love and cherish its history and Buffalo.
In addition to the architectural tour, the parish is also going to be hosting a wine tasting the same night. Courtesy of Bill Warren and Hertel Parker Liquor, there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine and other non-alcoholic beverages available to warm the body.
What better way to enjoy a great fall evening than by experiencing a grand piece of Buffalo’s architectural legacy and at the same know that you are helping to preserve and protect it for future generations.
Such buildings are not always easy to preserve but through fundraisers like this, we continue to repair roofs and maintain this wonderful building. Tickets are available for a donation of $25.00 per person by calling Bud or Mickey Dick at 832-2540 or the Church at 833-0301. Tickets at the door will be $30.00, so get your tickets now.
ALL proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our “Under This Roof Fund” a specific fund to repair and maintain the architectural gift that we have been given. With that, please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us for a lovely evening.
If waiting until the end of the month is too far away, we are also kicking off our 2012-2013 Trinity Series of “beautiful music in a beautiful space” at 3pm on Sunday, October 21 with The Harmonia Chamber Singers, one of Western New York’s finest vocal ensembles. Under the direction of Rob Pacillo, the group will perform Tomás Luis Victoria’s Requiem and a diverse spectrum of other a cappella choral works from Poland, Venezuela, Korea. A free-will offering will be taken, with a suggested donation of $10 for this event.
In case anyone out there is worried about where to park; plenty of secured parking is available in the church lots. Blessed Trinity is conveniently located just a few blocks of Parkside and Main Street, the Scajaquada and the Kensington Expressway. We are also wheelchair accessible.
Tour and Wine Tasting
Friday October 26th 7pm-9pm
Sunday October 21th 3pm
317 Leroy Avenue,
716-832-2540 or 716-833-0301