Thank you, Buffalo. Mass Mob XIX at Saint Stanislaus Church on Buffalo’s east side was great. Without your support, Buffalo Mass Mob would not be able to do what it does. It was wonderful to come together at one of the city’s most historic churches. Saint Stanislaus is the cradle of Buffalo’s Polish community. To sit in its pews, you can’t help but to be struck by the church’s beauty and the history surrounding you. And to come together and worship like the forefathers and mothers of the parish did in the 1800s, it’s a sharing in the living breathing history of Saint Stanislaus.
Thank you, Father Mariusz Dymek and the Saint Stanislaus parish community for being wonderful hosts.
A special thank you to all the Polish community organizations that helped promote.
Here are photos taken by Buffalo Mass Mob’s Arthur Kogutowski from Sunday…they are beautiful.
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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)
- 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—>
The next Buffalo Mass Mob will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at historic Saint Stanilaus Church in East Buffalo’s Polonia neighborhood.
Buffalo Mass Mob started in 2013 as way to draw attention to struggling Buffalo inner city churches. A mass mob is similar to a flash mob, but the idea centers around inviting people to come worship at a church organizers select. Each mass mob has brought hundreds of people to churches whose attendance has dipped over the years. Christopher Byrd, Buffalo Mass Mob co founder says, “The concept is simple. We want to showcase Buffalo’s historic churches, but we want the community to see them in their intended purpose. A lot of the city’s churches have fallen off people’s radar screens. This gives people who come to a mass mob an opportunity to share in the living and breathing history of a church and an understanding of how important they are to the cultural and historic fabric of Buffalo.”
Originated in Buffalo, the mass mob movement has garnered national and international attention. Buffalo Mass Mob has also inspired people in other cities to organize their own.
Saint Stanilaus Church, located at Peckham and Townsend Streets in Buffalo, was established as a parish in 1873 by Rev. Jan Pitass and the Society of Saint Stanislaus. The original church was a two-story, wood frame church that was built in 1874. That church was converted to a school shortly after the present-day church was completed in 1886. In 1904, the church’s parish was among the largest in the U.S. with close to 20,000 parishioners and nearly 2,000 children were enrolled in the school. The parish continues to serve Buffalo’s Polish community and Buffalo’s east side. It is often referred to as “The Mother Church of Polonia.”
Buffalo Mass Mob XIX will begin at 8:30 AM. The church will remain open after mass for people to take pictures and tour the church.
For more information on Buffalo Mass Mob, visit www.buffalomassmob.org. For more information on Saint Stanislaus Church, visit www.ststansbuffalo.com.
The Buffalo Mass Mob will be heading to Saint Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr church for Mass Mob XIX on Sunday, December 4, 2016 for 8:30am Mass.
Established in 1873 by Rev. Jan Pitass, Saint Stan’s is the Mother Church of Buffalo’s Polonia. The parish was the first dedicated to servicing the exploding Polish immigrant population on Buffalo’s East Side. It is located at Peckham and Wilson Streets.
We will publish more details in the coming weeks about Mass Mob XIX. Please join us on December 4th at this iconic Buffalo church! Don’t forget to share with your family and friends and invite them.
Saint Stan’s website: http://www.ststansbuffalo.com/
Saint Stan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StStans/