A Thank You and Some Video of Mass Mob XXVIII

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.

 

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Last Minute Details for Mass Mob XXVIII at Ss. Columba-Brigid on July 29th

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  • First off, the Buffalo Mass Mob group (Danielle Huber, Christopher Byrd, Greg Witul and Arthur Kogutowski) thanks you for your continued support in helping make Mass Mobbing such a success.
  • This is our 28th Mass Mob!
  • Facebook event page for MM XXIII: https://www.facebook.com/events/194828777930856/
  • The Mass starts promptly at 10:00am. As usual, we suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
    • There will be a light reception after Mass in church community hall in same building as church. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with Ss. Columba-Brigid parishioners.
  • Directions and Parking
    • Ss. Columba-Brigid is located at 75 Hickory Street (near Clinton) – Buffalo, NY 14204
    • There’s a bike rack at the church if you are biking to the Mass Mob.
    • There are two small lots at the church for parking – one in front and one in back. There is also parking in a lot across the street from the church behind the JFK Recreational Center. Parking is available on Hickory Street as well.1-Fullscreen capture 7262018 84103 PM
  • We are asking people attending Mass Mob XXVIII to bring donations for either a Food Pantry or Family Promise based at the parish. You will be directed to where you need to drop off donations when you enter the church. To find items both need, click here—>
  • The Mass will be bilingual in both English and Spanish.
  • The church is air conditioned.
  • Ss. Columba-Brigid’s website: http://colum.he5210.vps.webenabled.net/ The church’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sscolumbabrigidchurch/
  • The parish is excited about Sunday, and so are we. See you then!

Bring Donations to Mass Mob 28 for Food Pantry and Family Promise

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.

Food Pantry

Coffee
Suger
Flour
Canned fruit
Jelly and Jam
Spaghetti sauce
Tuna
Canned salmon
Toilet paper
Paper Towels

Family Promise https://fpwny.org

New pillows
Towels – bath and wash cloth (new or lightly used)
Pillowcases
Full and queen size bed sheets
Laundry baskets
Bath caddies
Diapers and pull-ups of all sizes
Baby wipes
Disinfectant wipes
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 at Ss. Columba-Brigid R.C. Church on July 29th

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)

https://www.facebook.com/events/399368853877256/

Ss. Columba-Brigid’s website:

http://colum.he5210.vps.webenabled.net/

Last minute details for Mass Mob XXVII at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine on Sunday, June 3rd

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  • First off, the Buffalo Mass Mob group (Danielle Huber, Christopher Byrd, Greg Witul and Arthur Kogutowski) thanks you for your continued support in helping make Mass Mobbing such a success.
  • This is our 27th Mass Mob!
  • Facebook event page for MM XXII: https://www.facebook.com/events/194828777930856/
  • The Mass starts promptly at Noon. As usual, we suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
  • Directions and Parking
    • Click here for directions—>
    • Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is located at 1023 Swann Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174
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    • There is a lot to see at the shrine and its grounds after or before Mass.
    • Visit website for Our Lady of Fatima Shrine for more information about the shrine: http://fatimashrine.com
    • This Mass will be different from a typical Mass Mob as the shrine attracts visitors all over the state, country and the world.
    • We can’t wait for Sunday!

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The Buffalo Mass Mob is headed to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine on Sunday, June 3rd

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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—>

Website:  http://www.fatimashrine.com

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Last Minute Details for Buffalo Mass Mob XXVI at Our Lady of Hope on April 15th

    • First off, the Buffalo Mass Mob group (Danielle Huber, Christopher Byrd, Greg Witul and Arthur Kogutowski) thanks you for your continued support in helping make Mass Mobbing such a success.
    • This is our 26th Mass Mob!
    • Facebook event page for MM XXI: https://www.facebook.com/events/194828777930856/
    • The Mass starts promptly at 11:00am. As usual, we suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
    • Directions and Parking
    • After Mass, the parish will be hosting a small coffee and baked reception in the church hall right next to the church. There will also be a 50/50 drawing at the reception.
      • The reception will be a great opportunity to meet the parishioners of Our Lady of Hope. The church is a real success story. A wave of new immigrants to the West Side has been a blessing to the parish as many have come to call Our Lady of Hope their spiritual home.
    • For more information on Our Lady of Hope, visit their website: http://www.ourladyofhopewny.org/
    • Our Mass Mobs are open to the general public. It’s a great opportunity to experience a historic Buffalo church and feel the impact it has on the community and the fabric of the city.
    • We can’t wait for Sunday!

The Buffalo Mass Mob heads west to Our Lady of Hope Parish

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.