The television production company of the Diocese of Buffalo, Daybreak TV Productions, has several programs that will air on various stations in Western New York during the month of December, including the Christmas Day Mass.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 5:30 a.m. and noon, WKBW-TV Channel 7 – “Our Daily Bread: Devotions” - Father Paul Seil, host, will talk about devotions, what they are and how they help the Catholic faith. Recipes for the day include salted caramel pound cake, chicken stock and pasta fagioli.
Sunday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m., WKBW-TV Channel 7 - “Building a Basilica” - In 1921, at the age of 79, Msgr. Nelson Baker contacted Architect Emile Uhlrich with plans to build a church in Lackawanna dedicated to the Blessed Mother. It was to be a place of wondrous beauty and radiating hope to all who enter its doors. Today, Our Lady of Victory Basilica carries the title of “national shrine” and “minor basilica.” It is considered to be Uhlrich’s pinnacle work. For the priest who started it all, Father Baker, he has been named “Venerable,” on his journey toward sainthood.
“Building a Basilica,” an award-winning 60-minute documentary produced by Daybreak TV Productions, tells the story of this national shrine through vast archival materials including drawings and hundreds of letters from Father Baker, Emile Uhlrich, builders, artists and contractors.
Saturday, Dec. 20, noon, WKBW-TV Channel 7 - “The First Christmas” - Bishop Richard J. Malone introduces “The First Christmas” and will close this Claymation program by offering a Christmas blessing. “The First Christmas” is a tale of the timeless Nativity story written in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. This presentation, narrated by Christopher Plummer, was produced by The Christophers in association with Billy Budd Films and funded by the Catholic Communication Campaign. read more...