Buffalo, New York – Corpus Christi Church will celebrate a traditional Christmas Eve Midnight Mass (known in Polish as Pasterka or the Shepherd’s Mass) at midnight on December 24. The Mass will be celebrated in both Polish and English.
The service will be preceded by Polish Christmas Carols or Koledy (pronounced kol-end’-ee) beginning at 11:30p.m. and led by Fr. Anzelm Chalupka, Pastor. Poland has a rich Catholic tradition dating to the 11th Century. Over the years, Poles have developed many beautiful Koledy, which speak to their religious devotion and the significance of the Christmas holiday.