The Buffalo Mass Mob will be heading to Saint Rose of Lima Church in the city’s Starin Central neighborhood on Sunday, September 23, 2018 for 10:30am Mass. This will be our twenty-ninth Mass Mob and our fifth this year. The church is located at 500 Parker Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14216.
The Saint Rose of Lima Church complex was list on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 because of its significance “for the highly intact examples of Collegiate Gothic and Neo-Formalist style buildings that give it a unique feel from similar parish campuses around the city.”
Saint Rose of Lima is linked with Parkside’s Saint Mark Church. Rev. Joseph S. Rogliano, is the pastor of both St. Mark and St. Rose of Lima.
“On November 23, 1925, a declaration was signed by Bishop William Turner establishing St. Rose of Lima Church, and Fr. George Crimmen was appointed its first Pastor. Following the declaration, construction of the rectory and the combination building of church, school and auditorium commenced. St. Rose of Lima School opened on September 13, 1926 with 161 students in grades 1-seven. Three Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and one lay teacher comprised the staff. The Grey Nuns, who arrived in the United States in 1921, had a presence at St. Rose from 1928-1998. In 1928 the first class graduated with 15 boys and 17 girls receiving diplomas.
Following the opening of the school, construction of the rectory was completed on November 3, 1926. The second floor of the combination building was dedicated as the church on November 21, 1926. The parish and surrounding neighborhood expanded rapidly during the subsequent years, and summer picnics, night football games, annual outdoor masses, lawn fetes, block club parties and dinners were popular parish events.” The current church building was built in 1965.
There will be light refreshments in the church vestibule after Mass.
Website for parish: http://saintmarkbuffalo.com
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2127398524165715/
Please invite your family and friends to Mass Mob XXIX. Mass Mobs are open to all.