Last Minute Details for Mass Mob 33 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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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.

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Thank you for your continued support!

Thank You Buffalo!

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Buffalo Mass Mob organizers, Alan Oberst, Greg Witul, Danielle Huber and Christopher Byrd, thank you Buffalo and Western New York for embracing the Mass Mob. When Buffalo Mass Mob started this past year, we didn’t know what to expect or if it would even be a success at all. After three Mass Mobs, the results have left us feeling awestruck.

At the center of it all are the churches the Buffalo Mass Mob visits and you. Without you, the impact that Saint Adalbert Basilica, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Saint John Kanty have felt through our first three would have never been possible.

Our latest Buffalo Mass Mob drew close to 800 people to Saint John Kanty Church. For each Mass Mob, we don’t know what to expect. There is some anxiety involved because we worry about the numbers. But as we arrived at Saint John Kanty on Sunday, there was already a large crowd in the church and mini traffic jam on Broadway near the church. As Mass time approached, there were still people walking through the doors and the church ushers had to find empty spots in the pews to make sure all people had a seat.

Throughout the Mass, you could feel the energy of the people in attendance, the parishioners of church and the priests celebrating the Mass. There was the sense that everyone there was in awe of what was taking place.

A special thank you to Saint John Kanty Church. The parishioners there were wonderful to work with and put together a nice reception afterward.

We can’t wait to organize the next Buffalo Mass Mob. It will either be in late May or early June. Stay tuned.  In a day or two, we will be soliciting suggestions from the public for churches.

Here are some more photos from Buffalo Mass Mob III:

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Audio: Buffalo Mass Mob on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel

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Thank you to Gus Lloyd of SiriusXM’s Seize the Day Show on the Catholic Channel for featuring the Buffalo Mass Mob this morning.  Alan Oberst from our group went on spoke about the recent Mass Mob at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the whole concept.

The Catholic Channel is on Channel 129 on SiriusXM.

Here’s a link to channel:  http://www.siriusxm.com/thecatholicchannel

Thank You Buffalo!

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(Mass Mob Oragnizers Chris Byrd, Danielle Huber, Greg Witul and Alan Oberst)

Thank you Buffalo for making the Second Buffalo Mass Mob a huge success. We are literally humbled by the response to Buffalo Mass Mob.

Thanks Arthur Kogutowski for this wonderful photo!

The next Buffalo Mass Mob will take place in March 2014…stay tuned.

Photos: Second Buffalo Mass Mob @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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Here is a glimpse of what the Second Buffalo Mass Mob looked like yesterday at Our Lady of Perpetual help in Buffalo’s Old First Ward.  The church was filled to capacity and was more successful than we ever imagined.

Thank you to everyone who came!!! Thank you to Old First Ward Community Center for hosting a fabulous reception afterward.

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The next Buffalo Mass Mob will be March 2014!  Stay tuned!

Next Buffalo Mass Mob on January 12 @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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After receiving over 3600 votes to decide where the next Mass Mob would go, Our Lady of Perpetual Help was chosen as the church for the second Buffalo Mass Mob.  The Mob will be attending the Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:30am Mass at the church.   Join us!

There will be coffee and light refreshments after Mass at the Old First Ward Community Center located at  62 Republic Street.

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. On 21 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 and their need to be supported.

Thank you for your support!