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Sunday, May 8: Giveaway at Jami’ Masjid (former Queen of Peace Church)

Come join the folks of Jami’ Masjid (former Queen of Peace Church, 1955 Genesee St.) between 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 8 for a great giveaway of books, electronics, toys, and many other goodies!

This Sunday is Second Sunday in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia, come to church!


Want an easy way to help out a church in the neighborhood? Good. What you need to do is get in the habit of coming to church in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia at least once a month. Broadway Fillmore Alive put…
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May Crowning Sunday May 8 at Corpus Christi Church

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The crowning of the statue of the Virgin Mary will take place after the 10am Mass across from Corpus Christi Church. The tall statue, which was installed on the site of two formerly vacant lots shortly after the Pauline Fathers…
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Ascension Thursday (05/05/2016) Masses in East Buffalo’s Polonia


Corpus Christi Church – 11:30am & 6:30pm 199 Clark Street – Buffalo, NY 14212 Saint John Kanty – Vigil Mass Wednesday at 6:00pm and Ascension Thursday 9:00am Broadway & Brownell – Buffalo, New York 14212 Saint Stan’s – Noon &…
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Photos: An old cross becomes a new cross at Saint Adalbert Basilica

A piece of Michalina Buczkowska's original wooden cross from St. Adalbert's Cemetery has found a home in St. Adalbert Basilica. During the 2014 dedication of Michalina's new wooden cross, smaller crosses made from the original cross were distributed to those in attendance. One of these has been painted gold and used to replace the cross that was missing from the base of the 6th Station of the Cross - Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. All fourteen stations now have small gold crosses once again.

A couple of years ago, a wooden cross that marked the grave of Michalina Buczkowska 1898-1914 was faithfully restored, and installed at Saint Adalbert’s cemetery on Dale Road Cheektowaga. The restoration project was spearheaded by Edward Kornowski with the generous support of…
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Polish Happy Hour Celebrates the Polish Constitution @ the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle on 05/03


The Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle (AMLDC) has been hosting an annual celebration on the anniversary of the adoption of Polish Constitution for years. The constitution of May 3rd, 1791 (Polish: Konstytucja 3 maja) was adopted by the Great Sejm (parliament)…
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Photos: A roof with a view

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One of my favorite things to do is go on the roof of the Broadway Market. It provides spectacular views of the neighborhood and downtown. When up there, you really get a sense of scale of places like the Central…
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Video & Photos: May Crowning at Saint John Kanty Church and Saint Stan’s

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Both Saint John Kanty and Saint Stan’s churches opened the month of May with traditional May Crowning of Mary on Sunday, 05/01. It’s great to share some multimedia of these timeless traditions from the neighborhood’s churches. These type of traditions are…
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Photo Gallery: Saint Adalbert Basilica – 04/23/2016

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Saint Adalbert Basilica held its annual namesake’s feast day Mass on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in conjunction with the Am-Pol Eagle’s citizens of the year award ceremony at the church. This pairing has been going on for a few years now….
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Photo Gallery: Broadway Market Collages


As I was going through my PC tonight, I stumbled upon a folder called Broadway Market collages. These were probably shared at some point either here on the website or on Facebook. But just looking at them made me want…
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BBQ Chicken Dinner at Saint Stan’s May 22nd


Saint Stan’s will host a Barbecue Chicken Dinner featuring Wendel’s Chicken on Sunday, May 22nd, from 12:00pm till 3:00pm in the Marian Hall at Peckham and Wilson Streets. Dinner includes: Chicken, homemade Potato salad, homemade Cole Slaw, Baked beans, bread &…
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Corpus Christi, Saint Stan’s and Saint John Kanty Bulletins 04/10/2016

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Here are the latest bulletins from Saint Stan’s, Saint John Kanty and Corpus Christi churches. Each bulletin is in PDF format and click on the church’s name below to view. Saint Saint Stan’s—> Saint John Kanty—> Corpus Christi—>…
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