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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.
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There are 108 great photos of the basilica in the gallery.
Please join us for Divine Mercy Sunday at Saint Adalbert Basilica.
2 pm - Confessions
3 pm - Mass (fulfills your Sunday obligation)
Main celebrant - Fr. Michael Burzynski
Divine Mercy Sunday is an Observance in the Roman Catholic Church in which followers are encouraged to offer forgiveness and reconciliation to all. It is based on visions recorded from St. Faustian Kowalski. In 2000, it was decreed a solemnity, a high feast day, by Pope John Paul II. Roman Catholics are required to attend worship, go to confession, and take Holy Communion.
"The Message of Divine Mercy has always been near and dear to me … which I took with me to the See of Peter and which it in a sense forms the image of this Pontificate." - Pope John Paul II
St. Faustian was a Polish nun who lived in the early 20th century. She had visions much of her life. One that was the most profound was of Jesus, with one hand raised in blessing and with two fingers of his other hand resting on his heart. She said that Jesus asked her to have the image painted, and to include a prayer that said, "Jesus, I trust in you." This is the prayer that Catholics recite on Divine Mercy Sunday.
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Please join us for mass on Christmas Eve at St. Adalbert Basilica. This children's and family mass is a beautiful tradition and we look forward to welcoming old friends and new to celebrate with us!
Kolędy with our special guest Ms. Brittany Mruczek will begin at 3:30 pm, with mass beginning at 4:00pm. Brittany will be singing at the mass as well.
Our celebrant is Rev. Michael H. Burzynski.
All children are welcome to participate in the Christmas story; please arrive by 3:30 and check in and your child can be in the play!
We'll also continue the tradition of our Memory Trees. Please contact us if you'd like to hang an ornament on the tree for a recently deceased loved one.
Candles from our Remembrance Mass will be lit at the mass, and of course the Basilica will be decorated for Christmas!
There's nothing like Christmas Mass in the Old Neighborhood at one of the most beautiful houses of worship in all of WNY.
Hope to see you there!
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Please join us for our annual Mass of Remembrance at St. Adalbert's!
5:15 pm - Villa Maria Choir
5:30 pm - Mass, Fr. Michael Burzynski celebrating
Immediately following mass - reception with complimentary refreshments
Candles are a $5 donation and can be obtained in advance by contacting the St. John Kanty office at 893-0412 or by completing attached form and mailing to us.
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A limited number of candles will be available in the back of the Basilica the day-of Mass.
The Mass of Remembrance is a beautiful opportunity to honor deceased loved ones.
It also one of the handful of times times Saint Adalbert Basilica is opened each year.
The Feast of St. Adalbert will celebrated with a Mass on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 5:30 PM at St. Adalbert Basilica. The Am-Pol Eagle will also honor its 2016 Citizens of the Year after the Mass.
This is a great opportunity to worship at St. Adalbert Basilica. The church is only open for Mass a handful of times of year. It's also a great opportunity to show support for the Am-Pol Eagle newspaper and the people in the community they are honoring with their annual awards. We are happy to host their awards.
Refreshments & Coffee provided by St. Adalbert/St. John Kanty parish community.
The honorees are: Business – Ru's Pierogi; Community Leader (non-Pole) – Stratton Rawson; Culture – Marion Pockalny; Education – Przemyslaw (P.J.) Moskal, Ph.D.; Heritage – Barbara Ruppert; Individual in Organizations – Christine Kibler; Media – Paula Witherell; Military/Veterans – Ted Kniazuk; Music – Kathleen Pawlak; Religion – Sister Christine Songin; Youth – Elizabeth Kubiniec; and Special Recognition – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
The basilica is located at 212 Stanislaus Street. Click here for directions--->
Broadway Market – Easter Season
Saturday, April 1 - Saturday, April 15, 2017
Look for St. Adalbert Basilica’s booth at the Broadway Market during Easter time. We will be selling St. Adalbert logo items, crafts and our famous chocolate “Last Suppers”. All profits will go toward the upkeep of the Basilica.
April 13, 2017
St. Adalbert Basilica will be open for visitation from 5 P.M. – 11 P.M.
Mass will be celebrated in St. John Kanty Church at 7 P.M.
April 16, 2017
12 Noon Mass at St. Adalbert Basilica
St. Adalbert Basilica is located at 212 Stanislaus Street in the heart of East Buffalo's Historic Polonia.
Please join us at Saint Adalbert Basilica on Christmas Eve for our annual children's pageant and Christmas Mass starting at 4:00PM. Please invite your family and friends to this wonderful Mass.
Soprano vocalist, Brittany Mruczek will be singing Kolędy accompanied by guitarist Steven Kroczynski at 3:30PM and will also sing during Mass.
In what is also becoming an annual Christmas Eve tradition, Fr. Paul Sabo will once again be our main celebrant for this joyous mass.
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Thank you to everyone who attended the Mass of Remembrance this year.
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Celebrant for this year's Mass will be Rev. Gary Szczepankiewicz, Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in North Tonawanda and a 1962 graduate of St. Adalbert's School. The lighting of the candles will be done earlier this year .... following the Gospel and sermon. All are welcome to join us for this special Mass.
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