It didn’t take long for Daybreak TV Productions to start their next big project after completing the “Building a Basilica” documentary. While speaking at the premiere of the documentary in January, Bishop Richard J. Malone announced that the Easter Mass will be broadcast on ABC and invited all to attend this special celebration. Pre-recording will take place in St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on March 8.
The Diocese of Buffalo was chosen to represent the universal Church in part because of its diverse community, and also Daybreak’s experience with producing the Christmas Mass for ABC in 2011. Daybreak has recorded many Masses over the years at the cathedral, including Bishop Malone’s installation and the daily and Sunday Masses. The experience will come in handy when preparing for such a big celebration as this one, with a full house expected to attend. Daybreak already has cables and a control room permanently set up within the cathedral.
Bishop Malone will celebrate this pre-recording of the Easter Mass on Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. Those in attendance will be part of a special broadcast that will be aired across the nation. This is a unique opportunity for local Catholics to share their faith and celebrate Easter with the country. All are invited to attend and be part of the congregation. To register your attendance, click here.
Many people from the Catholic Center will be called upon to help with the production. The “Cathedral Choir and Brass” will present the music, while employees and volunteers from diocesan offices and from St. Joseph Cathedral will be working together to make this a memorable event.
The 58-minute program will broadcast on Easter Sunday, April 20, on ABC affiliates nationwide.
In addition to “Building a Basilica,” which now moves into the distribution phase, Daybreak is also producing a short video for Catholic Charities, which has become an annual project.
Ongoing projects also include “Consider This,” “USCCB Daily Reflections,” both short web videos, the half hour cooking show “Our Daily Bread,” Sunday Masses and daily Masses.
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