Buffalo Mass Mob VII will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Holy Angels Church’s 10:30 AM Mass.
Buffalo Mass Mob started in 2013 as way to draw attention to struggling Buffalo inner city churches. A mass mob is similar to a flash mob, but the idea centers around inviting people to come worship at a church organizers select to give a one day boost in the pews and in the collection basket. Christopher Byrd, Buffalo Mass Mob co-founder said, “The concept is simple. We want to showcase Buffalo’s historic churches, but we want the community to see them in their intended purpose. A lot of the city’s churches have fallen off people’s radar screens. This gives people who come to a mass mob an opportunity to share in the living and breathing history of a church and an understanding of how important they are to the cultural and historic fabric of Buffalo.”
Originated in Buffalo, the mass mob movement has garnered national and international attention. Buffalo Mass Mob has inspired people in other cities to organize their own. The last mass mob drew 1000 people to Buffalo’s Assumption Church. The effort has also raised over $30000 for the churches it has visited.
Holy Angels Church, located at 348 Porter Avenue, was established in 1856 and is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Buffalo. Following the Mass, the church will remain open for pictures and a talk on the church’s history. The general public is invited to attend.
More information on Buffalo Mass Mob can be found by visiting, visit http://www.BuffaloMassMob.org.