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November 25, 2013

HIGGS: Holy Trinity RC Church moves on ...

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Niagara Gazette — The website, Historic Holy Trinity, created and updated by Marg Domagalski, who serves as president lists its mission as follows: “In the spirit of our Roman Catholic faith and teachings, our mission is to make a positive difference in the local and visiting community by providing educational services, professional support, social opportunities, and spiritual support and instruction. The complex shall foster activities that support the broader public community coming to the Western New York area.”

The website lists its goal is to help others in our community and provide family friendly events year round. They offer gated grounds for outdoor activities; historic tours on Fridays (June-September) and by appointment throughout the year. The building is also available to concerts and benefits. Also, retreats, presentations, cultural events, wakes, and prayer services/memorials. Information can be obtained through its website Historic Holy Trinity or calling 299-0799.

There is also a history museum on the premises where many in the polish community have donated family treasurers, keepsakes and historical photographs and documents. Many former parishioners like Stanley Slominski volunteer at the Donation Distribution Center which is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school building. (Use 14th Street door) for the sale and collection of clean, gently used items of clothing, household items and furniture.

Marg told me the organization is a 100 percent volunteer-based group and they totally rely on donations from the community. They want to preserve the buildings and its historical significance and want to give back to the community. They partner with Heart and Soul who refer their clients to the Donation Distribution Center and others.

The church will be decorated for the Christmas season and will be open on December 6, 13 and the 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. She noted the original manger scene will be in place once again. The public is welcome to attend.

So the volunteer spirit caries on in their treasured building which I visited a few years ago. I must go back again.

Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.

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