- 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. We are excited to be coming back to St. Adalbert Basilica where it all started in 2013.
- Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXX, https://www.facebook.com/events/464505424044749/
- The Mass starts promptly at 5:30pm. As usual, we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
- Candles for the mass’ remembrance of deceased loved ones can be purchased at the basilica before the mass (cash only please). Names will be written on the candles and added to the list to be read aloud and prayed for.
- There will be a light reception after Mass in the church. It is a great opportunity to mingle with the St. Adalbert Basilica community. It will also give you a chance to walk around the basilica and really take in all the beauty of this historic house of worship.
- Directions and Parking
Here’s a video of St. Adalbert Basilica:
The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity to remember those who have passed on. You can participate by ordering a candle from the church. You can include a name of a departed loved one on the candle when ordering. The candles will be available at the church prior to Mass for pickup.
During the service, each name that has been submitted to the church will be read aloud. At that time, people who ordered a candle will be asked to bring their candle(s) up to the altar. The candles will be placed around the altars of the church. It is a beautiful ceremony.
You can download a candle form by clicking here—->
Video of Saint Adalbert Basilica with remembrance candles in church.
For more information on Mass Mob XXX, click here—>
Part of what Buffalo Mass Mob does is help raise money for missions or charities connected to the churches we come to. We’ve selected the Response to Love Center (RTLC). We selected the RTLC because it located on the campus of the church in the church’s former school. The RTLC has served Buffalo’s East Side since 1985 with a variety of programs. 100% of proceeds goes to the RTLC. What we are doing is selling a t-shirt with our Buffalo Mass Mob logo on the front and a listing of all of our Mass Mobs on the back. To find out more about the organization, click here.
People have been asking us to sell our t-shirts again. This is a great way to commemorate our five year anniversary and 30th Mass Mob, get an awesome shirt and help a wonderful organization. If you don’t want to buy a shirt, you can simply donate.
To order or donate, click here. The sale is for two weeks only.
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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—>
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—>
The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to Our Lady of Hope Church on the city’s west side for Mass Mob XXVI. The Mass is on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:00am.
The former Annunciation Church became Our Lady of Hope on 2009.
From the church’s website:
In 2009 the newly merged parish of Our Lady of Hope began on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. This new community was the merger of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Loretto, and Annunciation parishes on the West Side of Buffalo. Since that day, Our Lady of Hope has grown in diversity and purpose.
Since the merger, Our Lady of Hope has attracted new parishioners from growing immigrant communities on the west side.
History of Annunciation R.C. Church from the Buffalo as an Architectural Museum website:
Please invite your family and friends to Mass Mob XXVI! Our Lady of Hope is an interesting church with a wonderful history and a promising future.
To find out more about Our Lady of Hope, visit their website and Facebook page.
Each time we put together a Mass Mob, there are a number of uncertainties. The biggest one is how many people will show up. We do a lot to get the word out through social media and traditional media. Until the day of the Mass Mob happens, we are always nervous. But what happens time and time again is that Buffalo comes through and helps pack a church like we did yesterday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in East Buffalo. Without people, Mass Mob would not be a success. Thank you.
Mass Mob would not be a success either without the extraordinary response we receive from host churches. St. Nicholas Church, led by Pastor Reverend Marijan Procyk, rolled out the welcome mat for Mass Mob XXV yesterday with open arms. Between Reverend Procyk’s message of unity from the pulpit to the wonderful way the parishioners embraced guests to the church to the nice reception featuring Ukrainian food after the Divine Liturgy, our twenty-fifth Mass Mob was a memorable experience for all who attended. Thank you.
Everything about yesterday is why we do Buffalo Mass Mob…to give a local church some exposure while bringing people together to celebrate and experience a sacred site they would have otherwise never been to.
A little side note. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic hosts a weekly ‘Friday Kitchen’ fundraiser for the parish. It features wonderful ethnic food. If you are looking for something different to do for lunch on a Friday, definitely check it out. You can find out more about it by clicking here—>
Here is video of the Lord’s Prayer from Mass Mob XXV:
Here are some photos from Mass Mob XXV:
(click on images to open in full view gallery)