U.S. Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, N.Y., prays after Mass in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher Sept. 11. The Diocese of Buffalo will provide Christmas TV Mass to the country this year on ABC-TV affiliates.
By Catholic News Service
BUFFALO, N.Y. (CNS) –- The Diocese of Buffalo will provide Christmas TV Mass to the country this year on ABC-TV affiliates.
The diocese’s Daybreak TV Productions recorded the Mass, celebrated by Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone in the Chapel of Our Lady Help of Christians, a historic national shrine in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga. It will air nationwide courtesy of ABC and the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission.
Check broadcast listings at www.daybreaktv.org.
The shrine was built in 1853 by German immigrant Joseph Batt to fulfill his promise to Mary. During a perilous Atlantic crossing, he prayed to her to safeguard the voyage for his family, invoking the name of Our Lady Help of Christians, Star of the Sea. Batt made a solemn promise to Mary that if he and his family arrived safely in America, he would build a chapel in her honor.
The Interfaith Broadcasting Commission is a cooperative venture of America’s Abrahamic faith communities — a broad coalition of Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christians, Jewish and Muslim organizations — in partnership with ABC, CBS and NBC and their affiliated stations nationwide.
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