Christmas is all about a journey — the journey of faithful people through the desert to find their Savior. And people today are still seeking Him, although they don’t always know where to look. Join Father Simon and us here at Corpus Christi for our Advent retreat on December 9, 10 (7 PM) and 11 (5:30 PM – During Mass) for the roadmap to find not just heaven, but heaven on earth. For the shepherds and wise men, the journey ended with the baby in the manger. But for all of us today, it’s where the journey begins.
Ludowa Nuta of Hamilton, Ontario will perfrom @ 10 am Mass
The Niagara County All College Choir will perform @ the 11:30am Mass
The Advent Season is a time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Corpus Christi parish, located at 199 Clark Street in Buffalo, invites the public to a day of activities on Sunday December 5 to help prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ. In addition, a St. Nicholas Bazaar will offer holiday gift ideas and help to support the ongoing maintenance of the church.
The Ludowa Nuta Polish Canadian Folk Choir from Hamilton, Ontario will sing during and after the 10:00a.m. Polish Mass. Fr. Rafal Wilk, from Krakow, Poland, will be the guest celebrant for this Mass, and will offer the first in a series of Advent talks (given in Polish) as a spiritual readiness for Christmas. The series will continue at 7:00p.m. on December 6-8. Fr. Simon Shaner, Assistant at Corpus Christi, will offer a similar series in English at 7:00p.m. on December 9-11.
Also on December 5, the Niagara County All College Choir, under the direction of Brad Wingert, will sing during the 11:30a.m. English Mass. The All College Choir is comprised of students of all majors at Niagara County Community College.
All are cordially invited to attend Mass and visit the St. Nicholas Bazaar (10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.) at the Sears St. Hall, located directly behind the church at 165 Sears Street. Enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee while shopping from a selection of both practical and pampering gift vendors to find the perfect item for everyone on your holiday gift list. [Read more…]