Last minute details for Buffalo Mass Mob XXIV at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on Sunday

  • 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 twenty-fourth Mass Mob!
  • This is our first Mass Mob at an Orthodox Church.
  • The Divine Liturgy starts promptly at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 15th. We always suggest that you plan to be at church at least 15 minutes before worship services begin.
  • What is the Divine Liturgy? You can read a breakdown of what it is by clicking here—>
  • There will be a reception immediately following the Divine Liturgy in the parish hall behind the church. Please come and learn more about Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church and its worship community. All are welcome! 🙂
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church is located at  is located at 45 Ideal Street in the hear of Buffalo’s Lovejoy neighborhood. Click here for directions–>
  • Parking…there is ample street parking on Ideal Street and other streets (Benzinger, William and Luddington) surrounding the church.
  • If you would prefer to park in a lot, the Buffalo Vietnamese Temple (the former St, Agnes Church) will have their lot opened to park. It’s about a 1/2 block from Sts. Peter and Paul. The gates to the parking lot will be opened for both the Ludington Street and Ideal Street. Click here for directions—>
  • Father Vlad Zablotskyy, who leads the Sts. Peter and Paul worship community, also has his own online cooking show…you should check it out on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/user/OCCookingShow/videos Father Vlad also has a chicken coop and bakes a mean sourdough bread.
  • As most of our Mass Mobs are at Catholic Churches, we need to remind you that attending the Divine Liturgy on Sunday can’t be a substitute for the Catholic obligation to attend Mass.
  • Buffalo Mass Mob is still selling our BuffaLOVEJOY t-shirts to help Sts. Peter and Paul Church raise funds to restore its historic dome. Click here for more info on how you can purchase—>
  • We are really looking forward to Mass Mob XXIV, please join us Sunday.
  • Sts. Peter and Paul’s website: https://www.peterandpauloca.com/
  • For more history on the church, click here—>

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BuffaLOVEJOY T-Shirtraiser extended through October 21st

Buffalo Mass Mob has extended the t-shirt sale to help with the restoration of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church’s dome through October 21st.

To order, follow this link—> https://teechip.com/buffalovejoy

This is from our original post on the t-shirt raiser:

When Buffalo Mass Mob was made aware of the issues facing Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lovejoy, we decided to bring our group there for a Mass Mob to help increase visibility for this neighborhood treasure and place listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesAnother thing decided is that we had to do something else to help raise some money for the church’s dome project. Sts. Peter and Paul needs to raise close to $55,000 to fix its majestic and historic dome. That’s when we got the idea to sell some t-shirts to aid project. Buffalo Mass Mob doesn’t know how much we can raise, but whatever we (you) do will surely help.

The design of the shirt celebrates one of Buffalo’s truly unique neighborhoods. If you love Lovejoy, you will want one of these. Sts. Peter and Paul Church is part of the fabric of what makes Lovejoy great. Please share with your friends!

The church receives 100% of the proceeds generated by the sale.

If you would prefer to donate directly to the church, click here—>

Please come to Buffalo Mass Mob XXIV at the church on Sunday, October 15th at 10:00am. Click here for more info—>

BuffaLOVEJOY T-shirtraiser for Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Ends Next Week

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Buffalo Mass Mob’s BuffaLovejoy t-shirt-raiser ends on 10/21/2017.

If you haven’t ordered one yet, you can at https://teechip.com/buffalovejoy.

All the proceeds will go directly to Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church to help fix the church’s historic dome.

The BUFFALOVEJOY shirt is a great way to help the church and celebrate Buffalo’s Lovejoy neighborhood.

Please join us for Mass Mob XXIV at the church on Sunday, October 15 at 10:00am.

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For the love of Lovejoy: Buy a shirt, help a church

When Buffalo Mass Mob was made aware of the issues facing Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lovejoy, we decided to bring our group there for a Mass Mob to help increase visibility for this neighborhood treasure and place listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another thing decided is that we had to do something else to help raise some money for the church’s dome project. Sts. Peter and Paul needs to raise close to $55,000 to fix its majestic and historic dome. That’s when we got the idea to sell some t-shirts to aid project. Buffalo Mass Mob doesn’t know how much we can raise, but whatever we (you) do will surely help.

The design of the shirt celebrates one of Buffalo’s truly unique neighborhoods. If you love Lovejoy, you will want one of these. Please share with your friends!

The fundraiser ends on 10/21/2017. Order now!

Here is the link to order the shirt in either grey or navy blue…

https://teechip.com/buffalovejoy

The church receives 100% of the proceeds generated by the sale.

If you would prefer to donate directly to the church, click here—>

Please join us on 10/15/2017 for Buffalo Mass Mob XXIV at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church! Click here for more info—>

Buffalo Mass Mob XXIV will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Lovejoy

***Please check out our fundraiser for the church by clicking here—>


The Buffalo Mass Mob will be heading to the city’s Lovejoy neighborhood for the second time when Mass Mob XXIV takes place on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church. We will be mobbing the church’s 10:00am Divine Liturgy service.

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church was established in 1894. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Here is some history of the church and parish community from the Buffalo as an Architectural Museum website.

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The church is tucked away at 45 Ideal Street in the Lovejoy neighborhood. Like other older worship communities in Buffalo, the church has seen a decline over the years. The church is also in the midst if trying to raise money to fix the church’s dome. Mass Mob friend and local preservationist, Chrissy Lincoln, brought the church and dome to our attention. We decided it would be a good place to bring the Buffalo Mass Mob and help raise awareness about the church.

Website for the church: https://www.peterandpauloca.com

It’s a beautiful church, PLEASE JOIN US ON October 15th!

Thank you, Buffalo and Photos from Mass Mob XXIII

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From Arthur, Chris, Danielle and Greg, THANK YOU! Buffalo Mass Mob XXIII is in the books, and it was a great experience for all who came. Between the music, liturgy, the post Mass Mob reception, everything was wonderful and the St. John Gualbert parish community were excellent host. Mass Mob continues to be a great celebration of the region’s incredible sacred sites. St

Photos, click on images below to open gallery in Facebook. (You don’t need to be a member of Facebook to view.)

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Here is video of the Our Father from the Mass Mob XXIII.

We will be announcing Mass Mob XXIV soon…stay tuned.

 

Last Minutes Details on Buffalo Mass Mob XXIII at St. John Gualbert

  • 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 twenty-third Mass Mob!
  • This is our first Mass Mob in Cheektowaga.
  • Mass starts promptly at 12:00 pm. We always suggest that you plan to be at church at least 15 minutes before Mass.
  • There will be a reception immediately following Mass celebrating St John Gualbert’s 100th birthday. There will be free pizza, cake, vendors, live music, dance and service. Connect with Catholics from all over the Diocese! All are welcome! 🙂
  • St. John Gualbert is located at  is located at 83 Gualbert Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14211. Click here for directions–>
  • Parking…there is a lot in front of the church and ample street parking on the roads surrounding the church.
  • Click here to read some history on St. John Gualbert Church—>
  • St. John Gualbert’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Gualberts1917/
  • We are really looking forward to Sunday…we hope you are, too!
  • Any questions, please contact us by clicking here—>

The Buffalo Mass Mob heads to Cheektowaga’s Saint John Gualbert Church on August 6th

The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to Cheektowaga’s Saint John Gulabert Church and Shrine on Sunday, August 6, 2017 for noon Mass. This will be the twenty-third 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. The events are almost entirely organized through use of social media.

The goal of group is to raise awareness of historic sacred sites in and around Buffalo. Christopher Byrd, one of the organizers of Buffalo Mass Mob, said, “These historic houses of worship helped shape and define the region as we know it. It is Buffalo Mass Mob’s hope to help create more awareness and appreciation for sacred sites in Western New York through the simple act of experiencing them in their intended purpose, and encourage people to attend Mass more at historic churches.”

Saint John Gualbert parish was established in 1917 in anticipation of an increase by people of Polish heritage moving to the fledgling suburb of Cheektowaga. The parish is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. After a 2016 decree by Bishop Richard Malone, Saint John Gualbert Church is also a Diocesan Shrine now. The reason for the designation was the donation of over a 1100 religious relics by current pastor Father Michael H. Burzynski.

The Buffalo Mass Mob movement, started in the Queen City, has been covered by local, national and international press, and has inspired groups in other cities start their own.

Saint John Gulabert Church is located at 83 Gualbert Avenue, Cheektowaga, New York 14211.

Photos: Buffalo Mass Mob XXII at St. Anthony of Padua

Here is the photo album from Buffalo Mass Mob XXII at St. Anthony of Padua Church from 06/25/2017. All photos are from Arthur Kogutowski, he is part of our Buffalo Mass Mob core team. He does a wonderful job capturing the Mass Mobs in photos, and does the same here with Mass Mob XXII.

Click on images to open album in Facebook, you do not need to have a account to view.

We are looking forward to Mass Mob XXIII at St. John Gualbert Church on 08/06/2017.

Click here for more info our next Mass Mob—>

Mass Mob XXIII will be at St. John Gualbert on Sunday, August 6th

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The next Buffalo Mass Mob will take place on Sunday, August 6th, 2017 for Saint John Gualbert Church’s noon Mass.

Some history of Saint John Gulabert from PoloniaTrail.com:

The creation of St. John Gualbert is the product of a happy accident. In 1888, Dean John Pitass of St. Stanislaus Church was informed by the United German and French Cemetery that Poles would no longer be able to be buried in their graveyard. Pitass began looking for a property that could be turned into a cemetery for the Poles. He found a 22-acre farm in rural Cheektowaga and paid a $5,000 deposit. Shortly after making the down payment, Dean Pitass learned that the city of Buffalo passed a law prohibiting new cemeteries within five miles of the city center. With the center of Pittass’ land at 4.8 miles from downtown, the priest decided to buy the farm himself and look for another location for the parish cemetery. For 26 years the Pitass Farm sat and in 1913 Dean Pitass passed away. His parish’s successor was his nephew Father Alexander Pitass.

Father Pitass wanted to fullfill his uncle’s wishes and in 1914 the land was divided up and sold as lots for houses, with the exception of the center lot which he planned to make into a church. With readily available land, some Polish families moved into the area and by 1917 there were enough to transform the center lot into St. John Gualbert’s parish. Named after Dean Pitass’ patron saint, St. John Gualbert’s would become the center point for the Poles living in the area.

Since the congregation was small, architect Wladyslaw H. Zawadzki presented the parish a simple church plan that was reminiscent of the original 1873 St. Stanislaus Church in Buffalo. To save money the school was attached to the back. For further savings on decorating the church, the walls of the interior were painted white so the stained glass could provide the color. With the parish fully established Father Peter Adamski was installed as the first resident pastor in 1918.

As Cheektowaga developed, so too did St. John Gualbert. In 1921 a large influx of Polish families moved into the area and forcing an addition to the school. By 1925, Father Adamski had 450 families in his care and needed help managing the church. Relief came for the priest when he was assigned first Father Bronislaus Kowalewski and then Father Vincent Cyman. When the school had to be added to for the second time, Father Adamski knew a large footprint would be needed for the parish.

On May 13, 1928, in front of a crowd of 4,000, ground was broken for a modern parish church. The Tudor Gothic inspired edifice with seating for 1,200 would cost the parish $200,000. One of the most striking features of the church is the stained glass. These windows of saints and blesseds were made by the S.G. Zelenski Studio of Krakow, Poland and are the only known set by the firm in the United States.

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After a 2016 decree by Bishop Richard Malone, Saint John Gualbert Church is also a Diocesan Shrine now. The reason for the designation was the donation of over a 1100 religious relics by current pastor Father Michael H. Burzynski.

The church is also celebrating its 100th anniversary year.

We will have more details in the coming weeks on Mass Mob XXIII. Please share with your family and friends.

Here is our Facebook event page for the Mass Mob XXIII:

https://www.facebook.com/events/451443061898617/

Here is Saint John Gualbert’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Gualberts1917/

Saint John Gualbert is located at 83 Gualbert Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14211.