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


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!

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


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—>

Mass Mob XVII will be at St. Margaret’s Church on August 7th


Buffalo Mass Mob is excited to announce that Mass Mob XVII will be held on Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at St. Margaret Church’s 9:30am Mass. St. Margaret’s is located at 1395 Hertel Ave in the heart of North Buffalo.

Please share with your family and friends, and save the date for Buffalo Mass Mob XVII.

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Here’s the history of St. Margaret Church from the parish’s website:

In the fall of 1916, Most ReverendDennis Dougherty, fifth Bishop of Buffalo purchaced nine acres of land in the north section of the City for a parish to meet the needs of the people in an area that showed promis of rapid grouth. The tract was bounded by Hertel, Saranac, Linden, and North Park. The purchase price was $ 45,000 covered by a bank motgage.

On December 6th, 1916, Reverend Thomas J. Timmons was appointed first pastor and founder of the new parish, Bishop Dougherty wanted in this area. The name chosen was suggested by Father Timmons. He recalled a wish expressed by the late Bishop Colton to name the next parish after his beloved sister Mrs. Margaret Bingham, deceased and St. Margaret of Scotland. Bishop Daugherty was pleased and graciusly gratified Bishop Colton’s desires.

The area that was picked was found to be a swamp on Fr. Timmons first visit to the site. The streets marking the boundries were nothing more then mud lanes having no sidewalks, water mains or sewerage. In his anxiety to have the modern equipment of every kind installed in the area, Father Timmons assumed the burden of the debt.

On Sunday, December 10, the announcement was made in the Cathedrail that Father Timmons was appointed to the new parish and on the following Thursday, December 14th, 1916 those few in the vacinity saw wagons loaded with lumber drive up to the vacant site and unload. At noon of that day a force of carpenters, under the direction of Charles Fimiani began contruction of the first little church erected in exactly fifty hours on the Southwest corner of Hertel and North Park Avenue.

As happens in Buffalo almost every year a blizzard hit on the monring of December 15th, the workers tried and tried but at Father Timmons request work was halted at noon on Saturday, December 16. Mr. Fimiani and Mrs. Adolpgh Yung, Father Timmons first convert who brought steaming pots of coffee gave arguements but the work was stopped. The storm raged on until Wednesday, December 20. Then they returned under adverse conditions. The men shoveled and swept away the accumulated piles of snow and began the construction of the church. On December 23 about 10:30 PM the work was finished.

More information about St. Margaret Church can be found by visiting their website. http://stmargaret-parish.com/

We will see you in August!

Mass Mob XVI @ Holy Family on June 5th to help Bishop Kmiec Food Pantry


Buffalo Mass Mob is also using the Mass Mob XVI as an opportunity to help bolster the parish’s Bishop Kmiec Food Pantry which serves South Buffalo. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to Mass on June 5th.

To find out more about Buffalo Mass Mob XVI at Holy Family Church, click here—>

Buffalo Mass Mob XVI will be at Holy Family Church

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Join us for Buffalo Mass Mob XVI at South Buffalo’s Holy Family Church on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 – 11:30am Mass.

Holy Family Church was founded in 1902 to serve the quick growing neighborhoods being established on the south side of the Buffalo River. The church building was erected in 1907 and is of Romanesque architecture. The interior wails were painted a plain color with only a minimum of decoration on them for relief effect. Then in 1912, Holvag Rambush, a noted Danish artist, came to the parishioners of the church and asked for the commission to paint the walls. In a 1935 Courier Express article, Holy Family Church is said to be the only church in the United States that featured authentic ancient Irish art motifs for its interior decoration. The murals and decorations of the sanctuary were copied from the famous Book of Kells, which was hand printed and illuminated in the Eighth Century and is now in the library of Trinity College, Dublin. Decorative panels in the nave of the church were taken from the ancient book of manuscripts known as the Book of Lindisfarne, named for the island off the coast of England which in the early Christian era was a missionary center for Irish monks. As Holy Family, and South Buffalo grew, in the years since its inception in 1902 four other churches sprung to life to address the needs of an increasing population.

Holy Family Church is now part of the Our Lady of Charity Parish. It is located at 1901 South Park Avenue at the corner of Tifft Street.

Website: http://ourladyofcharityparish.com/

Buffalo Mass Mob will release more details about Mass Mob XVI as the date approaches.

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Buffalo Mass Mob XV will be at Holy Cross Church


Buffalo Mass Mob XV will be held on Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at Holy Cross Church on Buffalo’s West Side. The Mass will start at 10:00 AM. The church is located at Maryland and Seventh Streets. The parish community was founded in 1914.

You can read about the history of the church by clicking here—>

You can also find out more about Holy Cross Church by visiting their website and Facebook page.



We will post more details about Buffalo Mass Mob XV in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, share with your family and friends. You can also invite people through our Facebook event page for Mass Mob XV. Here is the link for it—>  https://www.facebook.com/events/151425395234010/

Join us on March 13th!

Two Video Promos for Buffalo Mass Mob XII at Corpus Christi Church


Here are two video promos for Buffalo Mass Mob XII at Corpus Christi Church…they both capture the beauty and power of the historic church. Please invite your family and friends to Mass Mob XII on Sunday, August 23, 2015 for 11:00am Mass.

Click here for more info—>

Last Minute Details About Mass Mob XII at Corpus Christi Church


Here are some last minute details about Buffalo Mass Mob XII at Corpus Christi Church on Sunday, August 23, 2015.


Corpus Christi Church is located at 199 Clark Street, Buffalo, NY 14212…you can get directions to the church by clicking here—>


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Corpus Christi Church has a small lot for parking. There is also parking available at the Broadway Market’s public lot, a parking lot at Broadway and Clark Street, the old K-Mart lot across from the Broadway Market, and you can find ample street parking around the church on Clark, Kent and Sears Streets.


Church tours will begin at 10:00am on Sunday…please meet in vestibule of Corpus Christi.


Mass starts promptly at 11:00am.


There will be refreshments, hot dogs for sale, raffle tickets for sale for upcoming church Polish Harvest Festival, and the Polish folk group Ludowa Nuta inside the church’s social and athletic hall directly behind the church on Sears Street.


*The church will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa featuring music by Canada’s Ludowa Nuta Polish folk group. Corpus Christi Church has a replica of Black Madonna icon that was blessed by John Paul II. Found out more about Our Lady of Częstochowa by clicking here—>

*You can read the history of Corpus Christi Church by clicking here—>

*Corpus Christi’s website—> http://corpuschristibuffalo.org


Buffalo Mass Mob is really looking forward to bringing people to Corpus Christi Church on Sunday. Our goal, as usual, is give this historic church a boost and to create greater awareness of this east side treasure.

See you on SUNDAY!

Buffalo Mass Mob XII at Corpus Christi Church


Buffalo Mass Mob XII will be held at Corpus Christi Church in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, 11:00am Mass.

For the history of Corpus Christi Church, click here—>

We are working out details for Mass Mob XII and will share the specifics here in the coming weeks.


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Buffalo Mass Mob XI will take place on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 for 11:30 a.m. Mass at South Buffalo’s Saint Ambrose Church.

Established in 2013, the goal of Buffalo Mass Mob is to raise awareness of historic city churches by inviting people from all over Western New York to come to local house of worship the group chooses for Mass. The idea is a spin on the flash mob concept where people are asked to show up in large numbers at a public place to perform or do something unusual before quickly dispersing.

Started in Buffalo, the Mass Mob movement has spread across the United States to over twenty cities. Buffalo Mass Mob has received national and international press for their efforts. This Sunday, the Al Jazeera news network will be in Buffalo working on a story about Mass Mobs.

Saint Ambrose Church was established in 1930 as the Irish Catholic population grew in South Buffalo. The parish’s first pastor was the Rev. David A. Coughlin and the inaugural Mass at Saint Ambrose was held on July 20th of that year. The church is now part of Our Lady of Charity parish which also includes the worship communities of Holy Family and Saint Agatha churches. It is located at 65 Ridgewood Road in Buffalo.

More information on Buffalo Mass Mob can be found by visiting www.BuffaloMassMob.org.