Buffalo Mass Mob XXXIII at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on May 26th

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) will host the Thirty-Third Buffalo Mass Mob. The Mob will be attending the Sunday, May 26th, 2019 10:30am Mass at the church. Join us!

This is the second time the Buffalo Mass Mob will be visiting OLPH. The first was our second Mass Mob on January 12, 2014. In the five years since we last visited, a lot has happened at the church. A five-year renovation project where the church’s naive was totally stripped down and rebuilt was completed earlier this year. There was a point where the parish community didn’t know if the they could afford the repairs and were worried about OLPH closing. But the church did raise the funds and the future looks great for the parish.

Our first Mass Mob at OLPH literally packed the church. We want to do that again on May 26th. It’s a way to celebrate the new life breathed into OLPH and get a chance to see the renovations for yourself.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, at 115 O’Connell Street in Buffalo’s First Ward,  was formed as the population in the South Park/Louisiana Street area increased, the Catholic Diocese perceived a need for a third church presence there. Consequently, the Bishop, J. E. Quigley, designated that a new parish be formed within the boundaries of St. Stephen’s on Elk Street and St. Brigid’s on Fulton Appointing Rev. R. C. O’Connell to organize it, in March, 1897, he purchased the site on which the church stands. The Bishop placed the cornerstone in November, with the basement completed, the congregation began holding services there. In March, 1900 Bishop Quigley formally dedicated the completed structure.

Our goal with the Buffalo Mass Mob is to bring some attention to Buffalo’s historic churches and to remind people how valuable they are to the city’s fabric and their need to be supported.

Facebook event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/442017736545309

Thank you for your continued support!

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Last Minute Details for Mass Mob 32 at St. Teresa R.C. Church on Sunday

The Buffalo Mass Mob is Heading to St. Teresa’s R.C. Church in South Buffalo

The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to South Buffalo. Our thirty-second Mass Mob will be held on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at St. Teresa’s R.C. Church located at 1974 Seneca Street for 11:00am Mass.

The parish was established in 1897. Here’s a history of the church from “Buffalo as an Architectural Museum” website, http://buffaloah.com. The church is listed on local, state and national lists of historic places.

Please join us on March 24th! The parish is excited to have our group coming.

To find out more about the parish, visit their website, http://www.stteresabuffalo.com.

The Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXXII, https://www.facebook.com/events/2170787203235872/.

We will have more details in the coming weeks.

Last Minute Details for Mass Mob XXXI at Blessed Sacrament 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.
  • Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXXI
  • The Mass starts promptly at 11:00am. As usual, we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
    • A special tour of the church’s 33 stained-glass windows will take place after the Mass.
    • There will also be a coffee reception after Mass.
  • Directions and Parking

Mass Mob XXXI at Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo on January 27th

Buffalo Mass Mob begins its sixth year by heading to the city’s Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 for 11:00am Mass.

Blessed Sacrament has an interesting history.

From the church’s website.

Blessed Sacrament Church, Buffalo, has enjoyed a very long and distinguished history closely linked to several of the bishops of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Founded in 1887 as the chapel for the second Bishop of Buffalo, Bishop Stephen Vincent Ryan, the chapel was soon expanded to meet the needs of a growing congregation and named Blessed Sacrament Church.

A growing city and a growing Catholic population called for even more expansion and plans were put in place to build a new cathedral adjacent to the church that would hold 1,500 people. In 1915, St. Joseph’s New Cathedral was dedicated. However, after sixty short years, the Cathedral was demolished due to severely deteriorating materials that could not withstand the Buffalo winters. At this point, in 1976, the parish was recommissioned, once again, as Blessed Sacrament Church.

This history comes from the Buffalo as an Architectural Museum website.

The Rev. Paul R. Bossi is the current pastor of Blessed Sacrament.

The parish is excited to have Buffalo Mass Mob come to church. And we are equally excited to bring the Mass Mob to this wonderful church. We will be posting more details  in the coming weeks about Mass Mob XXXI.

Blessed Sacrament Church’s website, http://blessedsacramentbuffalo.org/ and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/blessedsacramentbuffalo/.

Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/767247750292138/.

Buffalo Mass Mob turns 30 as it heads to St. Adalbert Basilica

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When Buffalo Mass Mob started five years ago, our expectations were to get fifty to a hundred people to show up to our Mass Mobs. Our first at St. Adalbert Basilica did substantially better that. Our second at Our Lady of Perpetual Help packed the church full. Our third at St. John Kanty did the same. That’s when we knew that we were truly onto something that was bigger than we expected. From there, our group has been packing the pews in and around Buffalo since then. You can find a list of all of our Mass Mobs by clicking here.

To celebrate our thirtieth Mass Mob and five year anniversary, we are going back to St. Adalbert Basilica on Saturday, Novemeber 3rd, 2018 for the church’s annual Mass of Remembrance at 5:30pm. It is almost exactly five years to the day when we held our first there.

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. The Mass will also feature the wonderful voice of soprano vocalist Brittany Mruczek, accompanied by Steve Kroczynski on guitar.

There will be a reception after Mass in the back of the church. It will be a great chance to walk around the church and mingle with people from St. Adalbert’s.

Saint Adalbert Basilica

St. Adalbert Basilica is only open to the public a handful of times a year. Mass Mob XXX will be a great opportunity to experience this truly special place. It is located at 212 Stanislaus Street in East Buffalo.

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.

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People have been asking us to sell our t-shirts again. This is a great way to commemorate our five year anniversary and to help a wonderful organization.

To order, click here. The sale is for two weeks only.

To find out more about St. Adalbert Basilica, visit the church’s website.

http://saintadalbertbasilica.org

Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXX:

https://www.facebook.com/events/464505424044749/

Here is a video slideshow promoting Mass Mob XXX:

 

 

 

Last Minute Details for Mass Mob XXIX at St. Rose of Lima Church on September 23rd

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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 29th Mass Mob!
  • Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXIX https://www.facebook.com/events/2127398524165715/
  • The Mass starts promptly at 10:30am. As usual, we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning.
    • There will be a light reception after Mass in the church. It is a great opportunity to mingle with the Saint Rose of Lima worship community.
  • Directions and Parking
    • Saint Rose of Lima Church is located at 500 Parker Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216
    • There is a parking lot behind the church. There is also ample street parking around the church.Fullscreen capture 9212018 93912 AM
  • The Mass will be celebrated by Pastor Fr. Joseph Rogliano.
  • Click here to visit the parish’s website—>
  • The parish is excited about Sunday, and so are we. See you then!

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Buffalo Mass Mob XXIX Will Take Place at Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church on September 23rd

The Buffalo Mass Mob will be heading to Saint Rose of Lima Church in the city’s Starin Central neighborhood on Sunday, September 23, 2018 for 10:30am Mass. This will be our twenty-ninth Mass Mob and our fifth this year. The church is located at 500 Parker Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14216.

The Saint Rose of Lima Church complex was list on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 because of its significance “for the highly intact examples of Collegiate Gothic and Neo-Formalist style buildings that give it a unique feel from similar parish campuses around the city.”

Saint Rose of Lima is linked with Parkside’s Saint Mark Church. Rev. Joseph S. Rogliano, is the pastor of both St. Mark and St. Rose of Lima.

Here is brief history of Saint Rose of Lima church:

“On November 23, 1925, a declaration was signed by Bishop William Turner establishing St. Rose of Lima Church, and Fr. George Crimmen was appointed its first Pastor. Following the declaration, construction of the rectory and the combination building of church, school and auditorium commenced. St. Rose of Lima School opened on September 13, 1926 with 161 students in grades 1-seven. Three Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and one lay teacher comprised the staff. The Grey Nuns, who arrived in the United States in 1921, had a presence at St. Rose from 1928-1998. In 1928 the first class graduated with 15 boys and 17 girls receiving diplomas.

Following the opening of the school, construction of the rectory was completed on November 3, 1926. The second floor of the combination building was dedicated as the church on November 21, 1926. The parish and surrounding neighborhood expanded rapidly during the subsequent years, and summer picnics, night football games, annual outdoor masses, lawn fetes, block club parties and dinners were popular parish events.” The current church building was built in 1965.

There will be light refreshments in the church vestibule after Mass.

Website for parish: http://saintmarkbuffalo.com

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2127398524165715/

Please invite your family and friends to Mass Mob XXIX. Mass Mobs are open to all.

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!

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/