The Parish of Corpus Christi would like to thank the Most Rev. Bishop Richard Malone and Fr. Ryszard Biernat for taking part in our Feast day procession, we would like to thank all the visiting clergy who walked with us, and we would also like to illustrate the wonderful cooperation between St. Stanislaus Church and here at Corpus Christi. We thank all those who helped with the procession from escorting the children to passing out water bottles and those who carried amplifiers, rang bells and carried statues. We would also like to thank those who helped with the food; not only at the Social and Athletic Hall but here at the rectory. Thank you one and all for your efforts to make this a blessed beautiful day.
On Sunday, June 2, 2013, 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 through the streets of East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia. 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 will follow at Corpus Christi. 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. This begins On Friday, May 31st at 6:30p.m. with special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and spiritual teachings by Father Marek Kreis. The adoration continues until 11:00a.m. on Sunday June 2 at Corpus Christi Church.
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 Saint Stanislaus or Corpus Christi websites at www.StStansBuffalo.com or www.CorpusChristiBuffalo.org.
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Photos by Andy Golebiowski, Steven Kroczynski and Chris Byrd.
Thank you to all who participated and made Corpus Christi Sunday a blessed event.
History: This Feast, which dates to the 13th Century, celebrates the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. Corpus Christi parish is also commemorating the 100th anniversary of the church’s dedication (dating to June13, 1909)
Organizers: Corpus Christi Church
St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church
1:15 p.m. The celebration will begin with Holy Mass at 1:15 p.m. Very Rev. Jozef Olczak, OSPPE, Provincial of the Pauline Order in the United States, will be the main celebrant.
2:30 p.m. (NEW) Immediately after Mass, unveiling of plaque proclaiming Corpus Christi as a site on the National Register of Historic Places, outside the center doors of the church.
3:00 p.m. Traditional outdoor Procession with the Blessed Sacrament. The Procession will begin at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church, will stop at two outdoor altars created especially for this service, and conclude at Corpus Christi.
4:30 p.m. A chicken dinner, catered by Chef John Moroz, will be available after the Procession. Tickets are $7.00 For adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Dinner reservations may be made by calling the rectory at 896-1050, or may be purchased at the door.
Leading up to the Solemnity of Corpus Christi is Forty Hours of Adoration of the Holy Eucharist, which will be held between 9:00 p.m. Friday June 12 and 1:00 p.m. Sunday June 14 in the main church. All are invited to sign up for an hour of adoration and to join in the Corpus Christi devotions.