Thank You, Buffalo!

Thank you, Buffalo. Sunday’s Mass Mob was wonderful. Thank you, Fr. Juan Gaspar and the Holy Angels Church, Buffalo, NY Parish Community for being wonderful hosts. 👼

We’ll be making an announcement for Mass Mob 38 soon, stay tuned.

The Lord’s Prayer from Mass Mob 37.

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Last Minute Details for Buffalo Mass Mob 37 at Holy Angels

The Buffalo Mass Mob is headed to Holy Angels on March 1st

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The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to the West Side’s Holy Angels R.C. Church on Sunday, March 1, 2020 for 9:00 A.M. Mass. This will be the thirty-seventh Mass Mob the group has organized since it was founded in 2013.

Buffalo Mass Mob selected Holy Angels after the church announced it would be closing in in July of 2020. The group previously visited the church in December of 2014. “We wanted to do something after we heard the church was going close. This will give people an opportunity to come to Holy Angels and experience it. It’s truly one of most beautiful churches in Buffalo,” said Christopher Byrd of Buffalo Mass Mob.

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The Mass Mob movement, started in the Queen City, has been covered by local, national, and international press. It has inspired groups in other cities start their own. The goal is to raise awareness of Buffalo’s sacred sites by inviting people to come worship at churches in the city. The concept for Mass Mobs is simple and similar to a flash mob. The group picks a house of worship and asks the public to come to a church’s Sunday service or mass.

Holy Angels Church, located at 348 Porter Avenue, was established in 1856 and is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Buffalo.

More information about the Buffalo Mass Mob can be found at the group’s website, www.BuffaloMassMob.org or on Facebook at or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BuffaloMassMob.

Join us for Buffalo Mass Mob 37 at Holy Angels Church

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When Buffalo Mass Mob found out that Holy Angels Church was closing in July of 2020, we decided to Mass Mob the church again. Buffalo Mass Mob visited the church in 2014 for Mass Mob VII. We’re going to be there on March 1, 2020 for the 37th Mass Mob. Join us.

Holy Angels Church is located at 348 Porter Ave. in the heart of Buffalo’s West Side.

Please invite your friends and family as we visit Holy Angels for Mass Mob 37.

Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/755380841613484/

Here is the history of Holy Angels from https://buffaloah.com/.

Last Minute Details for Buffalo Mass Mob 36 at Saint Benedict Church

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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 a success.
  • Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXXVI
  • The Sunday, December 15th Mass starts promptly at 10:00am. As usual, we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
  • Directions.The church is located at the corner of Main Street and Eggert Road.
  • Parking. There is plenty of parking at St. Benedict’s. Their biggest lot is at Main Street and Westfield Road. There is also have another smaller lot off of Eggert Road, just after the rectory. It is closer to the church and allows easier access to our Eggert Road entrance handicapped ramp. There are four handicapped reserved spots near the rectory garages off of Eggert Road close to the ramp. Fullscreen capture 12132019 121142 PM
  • Church website, https://www.saintbenedicts.com/.
  • Church Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/StBenedictsAmherst/.
  • The church is really excited to host Mass Mob. We are excited to come.
  • See you on Sunday!
  • Any questions, please contact us by clicking here—>

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The Buffalo Mass Mob is headed to St. Benedict R.C. Church on December 15th

The Buffalo Mass Mob will gather on Sunday, December 15th at Saint Benedict R.C. Church in Amherst for 10:00am Mass. This marks the first time that the Mass Mob comes to Amherst.

Some history of Saint Benedict Church from their school’s website:

“New Catholic Parish Here – To Be Created in Eggertsville-Snyder. Father Tobin Rector.”

These were the words that headlined an article in the November 25, 1920 edition of the Amherst Bee and which were later recalled in that same paper in November 11, 1970, by a writer covering the 50th anniversary of St. Benedict’s and its consecration.

Upon publication of that original article in 1920, there was a church to be built but one with no name. The article written and published in the Amherst Bee in 1970 noted that while Catholic churches were named arbitrarily at the discretion of the Bishop, no set rules were yet in place that specifically pertained to giving a new parish its name. Enter Benedict XV, Pope in 1920, whose obvious guiding spiritual figure and founder of the Benedictine order was St. Benedict (later named Patron of Europe) – and you have the history of how St. Benedict’s got its name.

Monsignor William F. Tobin, a native of County Waterford, Ireland, served as the first pastor of the parish, having been appointed to his position in October 1920 by Bishop Turner. From the moment when he celebrated the first Mass in the Eggertsville Fire Hall on November 21, 1920, along with the 18 parish families who made up the parish congregation, he would pave the way for the Church of St. Benedict as we know it today.

With fondness can the parishioners of St. Benedict’s look back upon the history of those men and women who built the church with a spirit of commitment and service. Names such as Wesley Crittenden; Mrs. Charles Magrum; George, Frank, Joseph, Gerald, Eugene, Peter and Paul Bruan; Charles Krantz; Perter Lauchran; J.P. McCarthy; Joseph Meyer; Philip Ronecker; Mrs. Peter Lauchran; Oscar Sauter and Michael Sauter Jr.; Jerry Sullivan; Jacob Schwam; William Schultz; Howard Wix and of course, Msgr. Tobin; are only a few of the many, many people who are responsible for the growth of the parish throughout the years. These are the individuals who donated countless hours of service to working on construction of the church after a demanding work day. As the story goes, Msgr. Tobin kept a prized photograph of those who helped build the church, which was known as the “Twilight League.” The name was intended to be reflective of the transition these workers performed from their day jobs to their night jobs. That work involved construction of the original wooden structure of the church, completed in 1921 at a cost of about $5,472.55, and which in its original form, provided a seating capacity of 300. That Structure would serve the parish for the next ten years until 1930 when a new combination church and school were built, complementing the first rectory that was built in 1928 for the three parish priests who would reside there.

You can read the complete history by clicking here.

Please invite your family and friends as we head to Amherst for out next Mass Mob. We will be posting additional details as we get closer to Mass Mob XXXVI.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2454203564794808/

Saint Benedict Church’s website: https://www.saintbenedicts.com/

Last Minute Details for Buffalo Mass Mob XXXV at Saint Bernard’s

  • 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.
  • Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXXV
  • The Sunday, September 29th Mass starts promptly at 11:30am. As usual, we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
  • Directions.The church is located at the corner of S. Ogden and Clinton Streets.
  • Parking. The church parking lot is next to the church and is accessible from Clinton Street. Handicap access to church is available through the lot entrance to the church. There is also ample street parking all around the church.
  • The church is really excited to host Mass Mob. We are excited to come.
  • See you on Sunday!
  • Any questions, please contact us by clicking here—>

The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to Kaisertown’s St. Bernard Church

Buffalo Mass Mob XXXV will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at St. Bernard’s Parish in Buffalo’s Kaisertown neighborhood for 11:30am Mass. St. Bernard’s is located at the corner of S. Ogden and Clinton streets. This is the second visit to the Kaisertown neighborhood for the Mass Mob. The first was in January of 2015 for Mass Mob VIII at St. Casimir Church.

Here is an early history of the church courtesy of the Buffalo as an Architectural Museum website.

You can view the parish’s latest bulletin by clicking here—>

Their Facebook page link, https://www.facebook.com/pg/St.Bernard.R.C.Church/.

The Administrator for the parish is Rev. Marcin Porada.

As the date for Mass Mob XXXV gets closer, we will publish more details.

Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXXV, https://www.facebook.com/events/563113827557370/.