The Diocese of Buffalo released the following statement Friday pertaining to cutbacks affecting Daybreak TV Productions and the Fredonia Newman Center:
For various reasons Parish income in recent years has been declining, and this has impacted the budget of the Central Administrative Offices of the Diocese of Buffalo. Thus, the Diocese has been forced to make some hard financial decisions. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the eight team members of Daybreak TV Productions will be laid off in July, and the Fredonia Newman Center will be closing.
For many years, Daybreak has provided programming to help share the Good News. The diocese has been blessed to provide programming that most other dioceses in the nation could not provide. The Daybreak team members should be commended for how much their excellent work has been valued on a national level. Similarly, the Newman Center has served the State College University at Fredonia providing pastoral care and liturgical worship for the Fredonia community.
We ask that you keep these staff members, their families, and the diocese in your prayers as we continue our responsible stewardship of diocesan resources.