Please join us for the Christmas Season!!!
Thank to the Villa Maria Chorale for such a beautiful performance.
Please join us for a special Mass of Remembrance to be held in the Oratory at St. Adalbert Basilica. Guest choir for the Mass will be Villa Maria Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Ireneusz Lukaszewski.
The musical program will begin at 5:15 P.M. Those who would like to submit names to be remembered during the Mass are asked to complete and return the form below – the names will be read and a candle will be lit in their memory (those who would like to bring forward the candle themselves during the Mass will have the opportunity to do so).
A reception will follow.
Beautiful…the Chopin Singing Society is a true Polonia treasure…having them perform inside of place like Saint Adalbert Basilica is great!
They added a lot to our 125th Anniversary Mass.
The spirit, prayers and faith of the parishioners and friends of St. Adalbert Basilica was evident on Sun., Sept. 18 during the celebration of the parish’s 125th anniversary. The faithful focused on the “beauty” of the service and the recollection of the long history of the East Side parish.
Afterwards over 300 people attended a reception at Millennium Airport, Cheektowaga. There they were greeted with an exhibit of old class photos and historic pictures from the parish’s past.
Lori Dinero, a parish trustee, said “It was beautiful. What was beautiful about it was the focus on love and faith the people of St. Adalbert have had through the years. And, it was a celebration of that.”
William and Alfreda Wasik, former parishioners married 70 years, attended the event. Their two children attended school at St. Adalbert’s.
Alfreda said of the anniversary Mass, “It was very beautiful, very sweet. The Chopin choir sang very beautifully. It’s a shame it’s going to close.” Alfreda was a member of the Mother’s Club and remembers the nuns as being “very nice.”
William said the anniversary celebration was “well planned.” He was a member of the Holy Name Society and was active in Boy Scouts at the parish. He remembered all the societies being very active. He also recalled Fr. Joseph Bialek as being “very helpful, active, and pleasant.” And, he added, “He was very outspoken.”
Irene Kupinski, an active parishioner, said, “The service was just beautiful and I think God heard us. He gave us a last hurrah.”
Her connection with the parish goes back to her grandmother who settled on Rother St. when there was just a wooden church at the site. She noted that a century ago her grandmother was there at the beginning of the parish and a century later she was there fighting to keep it open.