On Sunday June 10, St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church will join with Corpus Christi Church to commemorate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Catholics from all around Buffalo and Western New York are invited to participate.
The observance will begin at 3:00p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, located at 123 Townsend Street in Buffalo, for a traditional outdoor procession with the Most Blessed Sacrament. In keeping with tradition, the procession will pause for devotions at four outside altars created specifically for this feast. The procession will end at Corpus Christi Church, located at 199 Clark Street, followed immediately by Benediction and Holy Mass.
A reception with light refreshments and music by Al Kania will follow in the Sears St. Hall, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Corpus Christi’s Social and Athletic Club. All are welcome to attend.
The Feast of Corpus Christi, which dates to the 13th Century, celebrates the institution of the Holy Mass and professes the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. This ceremony has long been an important day in Polish culture that is observed with a public display of faith. Especially in recent years, hundreds of Western New Yorkers have commemorated this important event by participating in the church procession.
Leading up to the Solemnity of Corpus Christi is Forty Hours of Adoration of the Holy Eucharist, which will be held between 7:00p.m. on Friday June 8 and 11:00a.m. on Sunday June 10 at Corpus Christi. All are invited to sign up for an hour of adoration and to join in the Corpus Christi devotions. For additional information, please call (716) 896-1050 or visit the website at www.CorpusChristiBuffalo.org.