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December Special Programming in Buffalo
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Daybreak TV

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.


Christmas Mass news!
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 by Claire Rung

"Joy to the World Christmas Mass" will air 3 times in Buffalo, NY on WGRZ-TV Ch.2  Christmas 1-2 AM, 5-6 AM and 11-noon
The Christmas Mass will air on NBC affiliates across the country at various times. Please check your local NBC- TV affiliate listings under Christmas Liturgical.
Joy to the World Christmas Mass was prerecorded at Mercy Center Chapel in South Buffalo.  Bishop of Buffalo, Most Reverend Richard J. Malone celebrated Mass along with approximately 300 area high school students. Choirs from Mount Mercy Academy and St. Joseph Collegiate Institute performed during the Mass.

“Joy to the World Christmas Mass” was produced by Daybreak TV Productions and provided to NBC through the
Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC).

This is the fifth production Daybreak has provided the IBC for national distribution. Previous productions included, documentary- “Proving Holiness”, “Come all Ye Faithful Christmas Midnight Mass “, documentary – “Building a Basilica”, “Easter Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral” and “Joy to the World, Christmas Mass”.

Diocese to Offer Christmas Mass for National Broadcast
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by Jim White

The Diocese of Buffalo has been asked to provide a Christmas Mass for national NBC-TV distribution this year through the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC). We are grateful for the opportunity to share the celebration of the birth of Christ with people across the United States! 

Titled “Joy to the World” this year’s Christmas Mass will be pre-recorded at Mount Mercy Chapel in the Sisters of Mercy Center in South Buffalo, NY. The Mass will broadcast on Christmas Day at various times on NBC-TV affiliate stations. WGRZ-TV will broadcast- airtime to be announced.

Bishop Richard Malone, Bishop of Buffalo will be joined by a congregation filled with high school students from various schools throughout the Diocese of Buffalo. Students will assist in liturgical roles, choir and congregation.
The Diocese of Buffalo was selected to provide Easter Mass 2014 and Christmas Mass 2011 for national broadcast on ABC-TV through IBC.
The proclamation of the birth of Christ is a significantly - awaited celebration for Catholics worldwide. This year's 2014 Christmas Mass is celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone, Buffalo’s 14th Bishop. Join Catholics nationwide for this special presentation celebrating the birth of Jesus.

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