BUFFALO, NY ( Buffalo Diocese / WKBW ) While Midnight Mass was being celebrated at St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, millions were watching a televised service with the head of the Diocese of Buffalo, Bishop Edward U. Kmiec.
Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo was honored to produce the Christmas Midnight Mass that aired on WKBW and ABC television stations nationwide on December 24 and 25.
Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, celebrated the Mass at the Felician Sisters’ Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent Chapel at the Villa Maria Convent Complex, Buffalo.
Daybreak chose Villa Maria’s Chapel for its architectural design that is both beautiful and ideal for multiple camera placement.
Highlights of the Mass included music by the St. Joseph Cathedral Festival Chorus and the Paraclete Conservatory Chamber Choir.
Come All Ye Faithful: Christmas Midnight Mass is part of the liturgical programming offered through the Interfaith broadcasting Commission (IBC). Since 1980 the IBC has provided faith-based documentary and liturgical programming to the affiliates of America’s three major television networks.
The Christmas Mass production was made possible by a grant from the Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation.
Come All Ye Faithful; Christmas Midnight Mass DVDs will be available for purchase after the broadcast. Call (716) 847-8721 to order this or other Daybreak programs, or visit Daybreak’s website at www.daybreaktv.org.