From the News:

Established by Polish immigrants in 1886, St. Adalbert Basilica has long been an iconic structure in what, for generations, was known as Polonia on Buffalo’s East Side. The church’s intricate stained-glass windows were imported from Germany and its magnificent altar has carved marble railings, sculpted angels above it and a detailed sculpture of the Last Supper adorned with gold mosaic tile along the base of the altar. The parish was designated a basilica in 1907 – the first in the United States to receive the designation. Today, Mass is celebrated in the basilica four times a year. The next Mass will be held at 3 p.m. on April 8- another Mass is set for 5:30 p.m. April 28 to celebrate the Feast of St. Adalbert.

You can view the complete photo gallery online at:

There are 108 great photos of the basilica in the gallery.

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.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day - February 11

These are photos of Our Lady of Lourdes grotto. (click on images for full view)

Here is a prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes:

Oh ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. My loving Mother, obtain my request. I will try to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.

Saint Adalbert Basilica had a crowd of around 500 people show up for our annual Christmas Eve Mass.

Here is a collection of photos from the  Christmas Eve Mass & Children's Pageant.

Click on any of the images below to see the complete album. The photos are beautiful.

Photos courtesy of Tony Moussa

Cornerstone of St. Adalbert's original combination church/school building, which was built in 1886 and destroyed by fire in 1889. The cornerstone survived and was incorporated into the current building - located in the rear of St. Adalbert's Basilica (Rother Ave. side).

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Thank you to the AM-POL Eagle and to everyone who came to our Mass on the Feast of Saint Adalbert!

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Thank you to Brittany Mruczek and Steve Kroczynski for their gift of music and song as we celebrated the birth of Jesus.

Special blessings as we close the 2013 year with the tradition of the Children's Christmas Pageant at St Adalbert Basilica. It's wonderful to celebrate with family and friends.

These are photos from the concert and Mass.

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This video is of Emily Tworek-Helenbrook perfoming prior to Mass.

Emily Tworek-Helenbrook @ Saint Adalbert Basilica - 01/07/2012 from Christopher Byrd on Vimeo.

Thank you to all who attended and may God bless you.