Five Days Left to Order Commemorative Mass Mob T-Shirt to Benefit Response to Love Center

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There are five days remaining to put your order in for our special Mass Mob XXX t-shirt which features our classic Mass Mob logo and lists all of our Mass Mobs on the back of the shirt. If you don’t want a shirt, there’s also an option to simply donate.

100% of proceeds go the the Response to Love Center.

Here’s the link to order:

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/massmobxxx/

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Order A Candle for the Mass of Remembrance at St. Adalbert Basilica Mass Mob

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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—>

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.

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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:

 

 

 

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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Buffalo Mass Mob Announces First Mass Mob

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Included among the extraordinary architectural stock of buildings Buffalo has are its magnificent churches. The houses of worship in the city dot its skyline and are an integral part of the urban fabric. These churches also serve as a living breathing link to Buffalo’s history and cultural heritage by functioning in same manner they did when first built. As is the case with other historic sites around Buffalo, some of these churches need to have a spotlight placed on them to remind people how valuable they are and their need to be supported.

Inspired by the success of Saint Adalbert Basilica’s Facebook Mass a few years ago and the emergence of the successful Buffalo Cash Mob, Buffalo Mass Mob was created to bring a “Flash Mob” of support and attention to Buffalo’s churches.

The idea is simple. The Buffalo Mass Mob will select a Buffalo church and ask people to come to Mass there. It will give people an easy way to support and experience a historic church. In the process, the selected church will receive a boost in attendance and have awareness raised about it.

The first Buffalo Mass Mob will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Saint Adalbert Basilica located at 212 Stanislaus Street in Buffalo for the 5:15pm Mass. Saint Adalbert’s was established in 1886 in the heart of East Buffalo’s historic Polonia as the neighborhood’s Polish immigrant population grew.
For more information about the Buffalo Mass Mob, visit http://www.BuffaloMassMob.wordpress.com.