Buffalo Mass Mob Seeks to Bring Attention to Historic Churches
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.