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, 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,

The Facebook event page for Mass Mob XXXII,

We will have more details in the coming weeks.

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—>

The Buffalo Mass Mob heads to South Buffalo’s Holy Family Church on June 5th

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The sixteenth Buffalo Mass Mob will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at South Buffalo’s Holy Family Church for 11:30 AM mass.
Established in 2013, the Buffalo Mass Mob has visited churches throughout the city of Buffalo. The group was created to raise awareness of historic houses of worship in the city. The concept is a twist on flash mobs, But what Buffalo Mass Mob does is ask participants to do is to show up at a designated church and attend mass. The effort is designed to give the selected church some publicity, packed pews, and a financial boast in the collection basket. Christopher Byrd of Buffalo Mass Mob says, “Buffalo’s historic churches are an important part of the city’s heritage. They are architecturally significant, contain a treasure of religious art, and are important to the urban fabric of the built environment. These buildings help define Buffalo and need to be preserved for future generations.”
Holy Family Church was established in 1902 as the Irish immigrant population continued to grow in South Buffalo. The church building was erected in 1907. The church is now part of the Our Lady of Charity Parish. It’s located at 1901 South Park Avenue at the corner of Tifft Street. Father Bryan Zielenieski, administrator of the parish, said this about the Buffalo Mass Mob coming, “Come see a diamond in the ruff in South Buffalo, and see how a gem in the city can bring you closer to God. Our Lady of Charity parish can’t wait to celebrate with you at Holy Family Church!”
Buffalo Mass Mob is also using the event 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.
To find out more about Buffalo Mass Mob, visit their website at
To find out more about Our Lady of Charity Parish, visit their website at

Some Quick Notes About Buffalo Mass Mob V @ Saint Thomas Aquinas


  • Saint Thomas Aquinas is located at 450 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY 14220. Click here for directions—>
  • There is limited parking in the church lot off of Athol Street, but there is plenty of parking on the streets surrounding the church including Abbott, Tamarack and Athol.
  • Mass starts promptly at 11:00am.
  • Father James Judge will be celebrating Mass.
  • The church will remain open after Mass for people may look around and snap photos.
  • The church will be distributing a historic reference guide to the church when people enter.
  • There will be grilled hot dogs and light refreshments after Mass outside of the church.
  • We can’t wait for Sunday and hope to see you there!

Buffalo Mass Mob to Strike Again August 3rd


Saint Thomas Aquinas Church Welcomes Buffalo Mass Mob V

The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to South Buffalo’s Saint Thomas Aquinas Church on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 for 11:00 A.M. Mass. This will be the fifth Mass Mob the group has staged since it was founded in 2013 to help struggling inner city churches fill their pews. The concept is simple. Buffalo Mass Mob picks a church and asks the public to come en masse to worship on a selected Sunday.

The events are almost entirely organized through social media. The previous four Mass Mobs at Saint Adalbert Basilica, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Saint John Kanty and All Saints churches brought hundreds of people to Masses with typically small attendance. Christopher Byrd, one of the co-founders of Buffalo Mass Mob, said, “These houses of worship helped shape and define the city as we know it. It is Buffalo Mass Mob’s hope to help create more awareness and appreciation for sacred sites in Western New York through the simple act of experiencing them in their intended purpose and encourage people to attend Mass more at Buffalo’s historic churches.”

Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, located at 450 Abbott Road, was established in March of 1920 and continues to serve its South Buffalo community. Pastor, Father Jim Judge had this to say about the Buffalo Mass Mob Five coming to his church, “The wonderful community of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish is delighted to host the next Mass Mob. It is a brilliant way to bring both young and old families back to the church, and a great invitation to new friends. On behalf of myself and our parishioners, thank you for choosing St. Thomas Aquinas!”

The Buffalo Mass Mob movement, started in the Queen City, has been covered by local, national and international press and has inspired groups in other cities such as Detroit, New York, Cleveland, New Orleans, Chicago and Rochester to start their own.


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