One Night and Seven Churches – Holy Thursday 2017

For the eleventh year in a row on Holy Thursday, Broadway Fillmore Alive has put together a self-guided pilgrimage to seven historic churches in the Broadway-Fillmore/Polonia and Kaisertown areas partaking in the traditional visitation of the Blessed Sacrament in seven churches on this holy night.

Churches this year include: Saint Stanislaus, Corpus Christi, Saint Adalbert Basilica, Saint Luke’s Mission of Mercy, Saint John Kanty, Saint Casimir, and Saint Bernard’s.

The visitation period generally begins after Holy Thursday Mass (around 8:00 pm) and most of the churches remain open to 11:00 pm.

In the first year, Broadway Fillmore Alive had about 50 requests for the pilgrimage info. The number of requests over the last few years has risen to over 2000.

The churches in Buffalo’s historic immigrant 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 during this most sacred time of year on the Roman Catholic calendar.

Holy Thursday is on April 13th this year.

For more info, click here to download printable brochure including map and addresses of churches—>

Click here to view photos from 2016—>

A “Holy Roll” of the seven churches is also taking place. Some of the regular participants in the hugely successful Slow Roll Buffalo have gotten together and organized bike oriented pilgrimage. The group is visiting the same seven on our list. To find out more about the “Holy Roll” follow this link—>

Seven Churches in Polonia on Holy Thursday via Bike? Say hello to the Holy Roll!

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7 thoughts on “One Night and Seven Churches – Holy Thursday 2017”

  1. Pingback: HOLY THURSDAY: ONE NIGHT AND SEVEN CHURCHES | Historic St. John Kanty Church

  2. Looking forward to another 7 church visitation on Holy Thursday evening. I will worship first at my church of St. Stanislaus followed by my first visit to St.John Kanty’s and then to all the other ones. Maybe even do more than 7. Gets you in the mood for this special time of year.

  3. We do a few different churches each year. Don’t forget St John Gualberts, Villa Maria Chapel and St Andrews in Sloan. This is the perfect beginning to the Easter weekend.

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