For the seventh year in a row on Holy Thursday, Broadway Fillmore Alive has put together a self-guided tour of seven historic churches in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore, First Ward and the Valley heritage neighborhoods partaking in the traditional visitation of the Blessed Sacrament on this holy night. Holy Thursday is on March 28th this year..
Churches on this year’s tour include: Corpus Christi, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Saint Stanislaus, Saint Luke’s Mission of Mercy, Saint Adalbert Basilica, Saint John Kanty and Saint Clare.
The visitation period generally begins at 8:00pm after Holy Thursday Mass and the churches remain open till around 11:00 pm. I recommend starting at 8:30pm just to be safe and not interfere with church services.
In our first year, Broadway Fillmore Alive had about 50 requests for One Night and Seven Churches info. The number of requests over the last few years has risen to over 700.
The churches in Buffalo’s heritage neighborhoods are awe inspiring and are deeply rooted in tradition. This is a way to experience their religious, artistic and cultural beauty while spending some time in prayer and reflection in this most sacred time of year on the Roman Catholic calendar. It also provides an opportunity for people who want to explore all these architectural gems on one night in their intended purpose.
You can download the One Night and Seven Churches brochure by clicking here.