Thank you, Buffalo! Mass Mob XXVIII was beautiful. Thank you to all the wonderful parishioners at Ss, Columba-Brigid Church for making everyone feel like family. Everything from Father Jud Weiksnar’s homily to the music to the reception afterward was fantastic. A special thank you to everyone who brought donations for the Food Pantry and Family Promise
Here is some video from Mass Mob XXVIII. We will have some photos to share in the coming days.
One week from today, Buffalo Mass Mob XXVIII! One of the things we do with some of our Mass Mobs is have people bring in donations for a ministry or organization at the parish. With Ss. Columba-Brigid Church, we are asking people attending to consider bring something for the parish’s food pantry or for Family Promise, an organization assisting homeless families. The lists of critical needs for both are below.
Jelly and Jam
Family Promise https://fpwny.org
Towels – bath and wash cloth (new or lightly used)
Full and queen size bed sheets
Diapers and pull-ups of all sizes
Household cleaners of all kinds
You can just bring to the church Sunday. Please help if you can. Mass Mob XXVII starts at 10:00am next Sunday!
For more info about Mass Mob XVIII, click here—>
Buffalo Mass Mob XXVIII will be held at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church located at 75 Hickory St. – Buffalo, New York 14204. Formed out of the Saint Columba and Saint Brigid Churches. Columba-Brigid’s original church was destroyed by fire in 2004. The new church opened in 2006.
From Pastor Father Jud Weiksnar, “You could say that Mass Mob fits right into what we are proposing for a new parish mission statement: ‘We the church of Ss. Columba-Brigid are a welcoming, inclusive, multicultural Catholic community inspired by the Holy Spirit to celebrate the Risen Christ in how we worship, how we serve others, and how we work for justice.’ And we’re thrilled to be hosting Mass Mob.”
The 10 a.m. Mass on July 29 will be bilingual, in English and Spanish. If you’ve never been to a bilingual service, it’s a marvelous experience. ¡Ustedes son muy bienvenidos! You are most welcome to join us! (And please stay for refreshments afterwards.)
Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXVIII: (invite your friends and family)
Ss. Columba-Brigid’s website:
Thank you, Buffalo! Mass Mob XXVII at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston was great. It’s a wonderful and unique sacred site here in WNY. It was wonderful to fill the shrine!
The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is Lewiston for Mass Mob XXVII on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.
From Visit Buffalo Niagara:
Since 1954, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to thousands who visit the unique buildings and grounds each year. The magnificence and natural beauty of the Shrine is highlighted by an awe-inspiring Dome Basilica covered with two layers of glass and plexiglass, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere of the globe. The impressive approach to the Basilica is down the Avenue of the Saints (over one hundred life-size marble statues represent Saints from every race and walk of life) and around the serenity of the Rosary Pool. Two flights of stairs, with 63 steps, lead to the top of the Dome, where, in graceful majesty, stands a huge statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue, carved from Vermont granite, is 13 feet high and weighs ten tons. From the top of the Dome, visitors can view the entire Shrine grounds and surrounding countryside.
Buffalo Mass Mob will be attending 12:00pm Mass. Our group is really excited to afford an opportunity for Western New Yorkers to experience this unique sacred site in the region. It fits in with our goal to help create more awareness and appreciation for sacred sites in Western New York.
Our Lady of Fatima is a destination for visitors from all over the United States and the world. There is a lot to see and experience there.
Please join us on June 3rd!
Click here to view a brochure on the shrine—>
Despite the crazy weather on Sunday, Buffalo Mass Mob XXVI at Our Lady of Hope Parish worked out well. Thank you to the wonderful parish community at Our Lady of Hope for welcoming all of us with open arms.
We will have more pictures to post later in the week.
The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to the West Side’s Our Lady of Hope R.C. church on Sunday, April 15, 2018 for 11:00 A.M. Mass. This will be the twenty-sixth Mass Mob the group has staged since it was founded in 2013. The concept is simple. Buffalo Mass Mob picks a church and asks the public to come en masse to worship on a selected Sunday.
Buffalo Mass Mob’s goal is to bring attention to Buffalo’s beautiful and historic churches that need a boost and remind people how valuable they are to the urban fabric of the city. The Mass Mob gives the public an easy way to come and support a church by simply showing up for Mass.
The events are almost entirely organized through social media. The previous twenty-five Mass Mobs have brought thousands of people to churches around Buffalo. Christopher Byrd, one of the co-founders of Buffalo Mass Mob, said, “These houses of worship helped shape and define the city as we know it. It’s Buffalo Mass Mob’s hope to help create more awareness and appreciation for sacred sites around Buffalo and Western New York. We invite the public to come and experience them.”
The former Annunciation Church became Our Lady of Hope in 2009 after merging with Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lady of Loretto parishes. The church has seen a dramatic influx of immigrants from Asia, North and South America, Africa, and the Caribbean who have made the West Side of Buffalo their home. The Gothic Revival style church was built in 1900 and dedicated in 1901.
If you would like more information about Buffalo Mass Mob, visit www.buffalomassmob.org.
If you would like more information about Our Lady of Hope Parish, visit www.ourladyofhopewny.org.