After receiving over 3600 votes to decide where the next Mass Mob would go, Our Lady of Perpetual Help was chosen as the church for the second Buffalo Mass Mob. The Mob will be attending the Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:30am Mass at the church. Join us!
There will be coffee and light refreshments after Mass at the Old First Ward Community Center located at 62 Republic Street.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 115 O’Connell Street in Buffalo’s First Ward was formed as the population in the South Park/Louisiana Street area increased, the Catholic Diocese perceived a need for a third church presence there. Consequently, the Bishop, J. E. Quigley, designated that a new parish be formed within the boundaries of St. Stephen’s on Elk Street and St. Brigid’s on Fulton Appointing Rev. R. C. O’Connell to organize it, in March, 1897, he purchased the site on which the church stands. The Bishop placed the cornerstone in November, with the basement completed, the congregation began holding services there. On 21 March, 1900 Bishop Quigley formally dedicated the completed structure.
Our goal with the Buffalo Mass Mob is to bring some attention to Buffalo’s historic churches and to remind people how valuable they are and their need to be supported.
Thank you for your support!