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Next Sunday is Second Sunday in Broadway-Fillmore

As part of an ongoing effort to get people to attend a B-F church at least every second of the month throughout the year, here are two churches that are having great events next weekend in the neighborhood.

Saint Adalbert Basilica is having their annual Kolędy Concert & Mass next weeked.

Corpus Christi Church is rededicating its Disputa Mural with a Mass and celebration next weekend as well.

Public Invited to Rededication, Expert's Presentationon the Mural's Significance & Restoration

Both events highlight the importance of these incredible churches as not only treasures for the neighborhood, but Buffalo and Western New York as well.

Special shout out to the Am-Pol Eagle for this:

Last week we reported that Broadway Fillmore Alive is starting a program called Second Sundays in Broadway Fillmore. It is an effort to encourage people to support the East Side’s historic churches. They are calling on Polonia and the community at large to pick one of the churches in the neighborhood every second Sunday of the month and attend Mass there.

Churches that are a part of Second Sundays include: Corpus Christi Church, St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, St. Ann’s, St. John Kanty, St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy and St. Adalbert Basilica.

We think this is a great idea to build attendance and revitalize the parishes that meant so much to so many for so long. We applaud the organizers and hope they continue to promote this idea.

The Am-Pol Eagle is one of the neighborhood’s biggest supporters and do a lot to help keep it A L I V E!

To find out more about Second Sundays, click here—>

Though two churches were featured in this post, I encourage you to support any in the neighborhood.


Public Invited to Rededication, Expert's Presentation
on the Mural's Significance & Restoration

In March 2011, Corpus Christi Church commissioned renowned art conservator Roman Kujawa to restore its iconic mural above the church altar. This exquisite artwork, which is a signature element of the church interior, is a rendering of a Vatican masterpiece by celebrated, Renaissance painter Raphael Santi. The mural was originally painted in the 1920’s by Marion Rzeznik, in collaboration with Gonippo Raggi, both of whom were considered premier, 20th century artists of ecclesias-tical paintings. This high profile restoration project is nearing completion, and will be officially unveiled with new lighting, and rededicated on Sunday January 8 during the 11:30a.m. Holy Mass. A presentation by Mr. Kujawa on the mural restoration will follow. All are cordially invited to attend.

Mr. Kujawa received his training in art conservation in his native Krakow, Poland, and has a Masters Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. For the past twenty years, he has restored art treasures in European museums, palaces, and churches, as well as some of the most valuable works of art in public and private collections. In 1995, he restored the gilded crown molding in the Blue Room of the White House.

Read full story on Corpus Christi’s website—>

Christmas Midnight Masses in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia

Consider celebrating Christmas Midnight Mass at one of the neighborhood’s incredible and historic churches this holiday season with your family and friends.

There is truly nothing like walking into one these churches for Midnight Mass and seeing them in all their glory.

These neighborhood churches are having Midnight Mass/Pasterka…

Take the time and support these wonderful churches.



Kolędy Night to benefit the Response to Love Center – 12/17/2011

(Video from 2010)

Kolędy Night will feature Polka music by the New Direction Band and traditional Polish and American Christmas sing-a-longs featuring the Saint John Kanty Choir and the “Response to Love Center Trio” made up of Sisters Johnice, Catherine and Rose.

A special guest appearance will be made by Dave Gawronski.

Kolędy Night takes place at Potts Banquet Hall, 694 S. Ogden St., Buffalo. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $10.

Music will be from 7 to 11 p.m. with the Kolędy sing-a-long at 7:30 p.m. A buffet dinner for just $6.95 per person will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. There will also be special raffles and door prizes.

To make a table reservation call Sister Johnice at 894-7030 or Danny Potts at 826-6575.