BUFFALO MASS MOB HOPES TO RAISE THE ROOF AT SAINT LAWRENCE CHURCH

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The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to the city’s Saint Lawrence Church on Sunday, February 26, 2017 for noon Mass. This will be the twentieth Mass Mob the group has staged since it was founded in 2013 to help raise awareness of inner city churches and give the church a boost. The concept is simple. The group picks a church and asks the public to come en masse to worship on a selected Sunday. The events are almost entirely organized through social media.

In addition to bringing the Mass Mob to Saint Lawrence, the group is raising funds to help the parish meet its goal to replace the roof on the church building. The parish has been fundraising for over a year while the building has a blue tarp across to prevent leaks and damage. A GoFundMe page has been set up by Buffalo Mass Mob. The initial goal was to raise $500 before the date of Mass Mob XX, but that was reached in one day after effort launched. Now with over $3000 raised, the group is hoping to raise even more before February 26. Christopher Byrd of Buffalo Mass Mob says, “We were blown away when we met the goal quickly. Buffalo is such a giving and caring community. Our group decided to keep the effort going. Whatever we raise will go a long way to help the church get a new roof.”

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The Saint Lawrence parish community is also happy for the support. “We are so excited that Mass Mob is coming here to help us out,” says Fr. Ronald Sajdak. “Seeing people outside the parish supporting the effort is a real affirmation, not only for our small parish community, but for all the work we’re doing in the community with all the ministries. It says that the church community, though we’re small in number, has tremendous value to the neighborhood and around.”

The Buffalo Mass Mob is also asking people coming to Mass Mob XX to bring a non perishable food item to donate to the parish’s Rev. Joseph F. Moreno Food Pantry. While anything is welcome, the pantry is especially in need of jelly, tea bags, salt and baked beans.

Saint Lawrence Church is located at 1520 East Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215.

For more information on Saint Lawrence Church, visit http://www.stlawrencebuffalo.org.

The GoFundMe page, https://www.gofundme.com/saintlawrencechurch.

For more information on Buffalo Mass Mob, visit http://BuffaloMassMob.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloMassMob.

Buffalo Mass Mob sets sights on raising funds for Saint Lawrence Church roof

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Saint Lawrence Church in Buffalo has been trying to raise money to put a new roof on its church since 2016. The parish has raised about $25000 of its goal of $95000 to date. Right now, the church has a blue tarp covering most of the roof to protect the building. With the Buffalo Mass Mob coming to the church on Sunday, Febraury 26, 2017 for noon mass, our Mass Mob group wants to raise $500 towards helping put a new roof on Saint Lawrence before that date. This would be a nice way to  boost to the effort, Please contribute what you can.

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To find out more about Buffalo Mass Mob, please vist BuffaloMassMob.org.

To find out more about Saint Lawrence Church, please visit stlawrencebuffalo.org.

Saint Lawrence Church is located at 1520 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215.

Please join us for Buffalo Mass Mob XX on February, 26th, 2017!

Help spread the word by sharing on Facebook and Twitter and with family and friends.

Thank you!

Buffalo Mass Mob XX will be held at Saint Lawrence Church

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The Buffalo Mass Mob will be heading to Saint Lawrence for Mass Mob XX. First off, we can’t believe that this will be the twentieth time mobbing a church. We are also excited about bring the Mass Mob to part of the East Side of Buffalo.

Saint Lawrence Church is located at 1520 East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215.

Mass Mob XX will start at noon on Sunday February 26, 2016.

We will post more details in the coming weeks.

Some history on Saint Lawrence Church:

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Here are some photos of the old church courtesy of former parishioner John Bisci:
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The church’s website: http://www.stlawrencebuffalo.org/

Join us and please share with your family and friends!

 

A Photo Album & a Thank You for Buffalo Mass Mob XIX at St. Stan’s

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Thank you, Buffalo. Mass Mob XIX at Saint Stanislaus Church on Buffalo’s east side was great. Without your support, Buffalo Mass Mob would not be able to do what it does. It was wonderful to come together at one of the city’s most historic churches. Saint Stanislaus is the cradle of Buffalo’s Polish community. To sit in its pews, you can’t help but to be struck by the church’s beauty and the history surrounding you. And to come together and worship like the forefathers and mothers of the parish did in the 1800s, it’s a sharing in the living breathing history of Saint Stanislaus.

Thank you, Father Mariusz Dymek and the Saint Stanislaus parish community for being wonderful hosts.

A special thank you to all the Polish community organizations that helped promote.

Here are photos taken by Buffalo Mass Mob’s Arthur Kogutowski from Sunday…they are beautiful.

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Last Minute Details on Buffalo Mass Mob XIX at Saint Stan’s

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Just a few last minute details on Buffalo Mass Mob XIX at Saint Stanislaus Church on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

  • Saint Stan’s is located on Peckham Street in-between Townsend and Wilson Streets. Click here for directions—>
  • Parking is available in a lot next to the church and on the streets surrounding the church. (Fillmore, Wilson, Townsend and Peckham)fullscreen-capture-1222016-23259-pm
  • There is handicap accessibility from the Wilson Street entrance to the church. (Ramp)
  • The Mass begins promptly at 8:30am. (We always suggest trying to arrive 15-20 minutes earlier.)
  • The church will remain open after Mass for pictures and touring.
  • Father Mariusz Dymek is the pastor of Saint Stan’s and will be celebrating Mass.
  • Here is a link to the early history of Saint Stan’s, click here—>
  • Church website, http://www.ststansbuffalo.com/.
  • Church Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/StStans/.

As usual, we are really excited about Sunday! We can’t wait. Thank you for your continued support. See you Sunday.

Any questions, click here to contact us—>

The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to Saint Stanislaus Church for Mass Mob XIX

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The next Buffalo Mass Mob will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at historic Saint Stanilaus Church in East Buffalo’s Polonia neighborhood.

Buffalo Mass Mob started in 2013 as way to draw attention to struggling Buffalo inner city churches. A mass mob is similar to a flash mob, but the idea centers around inviting people to come worship at a church organizers select. Each mass mob has brought hundreds of people to churches whose attendance has dipped over the years. Christopher Byrd, Buffalo Mass Mob co founder says, “The concept is simple. We want to showcase Buffalo’s historic churches, but we want the community to see them in their intended purpose. A lot of the city’s churches have fallen off people’s radar screens. This gives people who come to a mass mob an opportunity to share in the living and breathing history of a church and an understanding of how important they are to the cultural and historic fabric of Buffalo.”

Originated in Buffalo, the mass mob movement has garnered national and international attention. Buffalo Mass Mob has also inspired people in other cities to organize their own.

Saint Stanilaus Church, located at Peckham and Townsend Streets in Buffalo, was established as a parish in 1873 by Rev. Jan Pitass and the Society of Saint Stanislaus. The original church was a two-story, wood frame church that was built in 1874. That church was converted to a school shortly after the present-day church was completed in 1886. In 1904, the church’s parish was among the largest in the U.S. with close to 20,000 parishioners and nearly 2,000 children were enrolled in the school. The parish continues to serve Buffalo’s Polish community and Buffalo’s east side. It is often referred to as “The Mother Church of Polonia.”

Buffalo Mass Mob XIX will begin at 8:30 AM. The church will remain open after mass for people to take pictures and tour the church.

For more information on Buffalo Mass Mob, visit www.buffalomassmob.org. For more information on Saint Stanislaus Church, visit www.ststansbuffalo.com.

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Buffalo Mass Mob XIX will be at Saint Stanislaus Church

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The Buffalo Mass Mob will be heading to Saint Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr church for Mass Mob XIX on Sunday, December 4, 2016 for 8:30am Mass.

Established in 1873 by Rev. Jan Pitass, Saint Stan’s is the Mother Church of Buffalo’s Polonia. The parish was the first dedicated to servicing the exploding Polish immigrant population on Buffalo’s East Side. It is located at Peckham and Wilson Streets.

We will publish more details in the coming weeks about Mass Mob XIX. Please join us on December 4th at this iconic Buffalo church! Don’t forget to share with your family and friends and invite them.

Saint Stan’s website: http://www.ststansbuffalo.com/

Saint Stan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StStans/

Photo Gallery: Mass Mob XVIII at Buffalo’s First Church

Our Mass Mob photographer and fellow organizer Arthur Kogutowski captures each one of our Mass Mobs beautifully. This past Sunday at First Presbyterian was no different.

To view the full photo gallery, click on images below.

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Thank You, Buffalo!

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From Danielle, Chris, Arthur and Greg (organizers of #Buffalo Mass Mob), thank you for making Buffalo Mass Mob XVIII at Buffalo’s First Presbyterian Church a success.

Thank you to First Presbyterian Pastor Elena Delgado for a wonderful sermon and for going out of her way to make all, regardless of religious background, feel welcome inside of the church. Thank you to church’s Business Manager Christina Banas for helping us behind the scenes organize Mass Mob XVIII. It went off without a hitch! And thank you to the First Presbyterian Church community who welcome everyone through the doors on Sunday with open arms.

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Thank you to everyone who brought donations for First Presbyterian’s food pantry!

Two videos from Mass Mob XVIII:

The music was truly exceptional and added a lot to Mass Mob XVII.

We will have more photos up by the end of the week!

One last thank you again to YOU! We couldn’t do this without the support of the people who come each time Mass Mob is held. It means a lot our organizers and the churches we visit.

Last Minute Details on Buffalo Mass Mob XVIII @ First Presbyterian Church

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Just a few last minute details on Buffalo Mass Mob XVIII at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 9th, 2016.

Buffalo Mass Mob is excited to come to Buffalo’s First Presbyterian Church. We can’t wait for Sunday!

Join us.