December Special Programming in Buffalo
Sunday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m., WKBW-TV Channel 7 - “Building a Basilica” - In 1921, at the age of 79, Msgr. Nelson Baker contacted Architect Emile Uhlrich with plans to build a church in Lackawanna dedicated to the Blessed Mother. It was to be a place of wondrous beauty and radiating hope to all who enter its doors. Today, Our Lady of Victory Basilica carries the title of “national shrine” and “minor basilica.”
“Building a Basilica,” an national award-winning 60-minute documentary, tells the story of this national shrine through vast archival materials including drawings and hundreds of letters from Father Baker, Emile Uhlrich, builders, artists and contractors.
Saturday, Dec. 20, noon, WKBW-TV Channel 7 - “The First Christmas” - a tale of the timeless Nativity story written in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. This Claymation video presentation, narrated by Christopher Plummer, was produced by The Christophers in association with Billy Budd Films and funded by the Catholic Communication Campaign. Bishop Richard J. Malone introduces the special and will end the program with a Christmas blessing.
Sunday, Dec. 21, 7:30 a.m., WUTV-TV FOX 29 Channel - 4th Sunday of Advent Mass – Msgr. David Slubecky, vicar general and moderator of the Curia, is the celebrant for this Mass.
Wednesday, Dec. 24, Time Warner Cable Channel 20– Re-broadcast of 4th Sunday of Advent Mass - Msgr. David Slubecky celebrates this Mass which will air at noon in the City of Buffalo and at noon and 6:05 p.m. in Erie County/Suburbs.
Thursday, Dec. 25, 1 a.m., 5 a.m. and 11 a.m., WGRZ-TV Channel 2 - “Joy to the World, Christmas Mass” - with Bishop Richard J. Malone. The Mass is celebrated at the Mercy Center Chapel of the Sisters of Mercy in South Buffalo.
The Sisters of Mercy open the doors to their traditional monastic chapel to Bishop Malone and high school students from all over the Diocese of Buffalo. It is through the students energetic faith-filled spirit that they become the gift of Christmas joy for all those who watch this Mass.
*”Joy to the World, Christmas Mass” will air nationally on NBC affiliates. Outside of Buffalo please check your local NBC station listing for Christmas Liturgical.
NBC Distribution for the Mass made possible through the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission. http://interfaithbroadcasting.com/category/nbc/