The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to Blessed Trinity Church on Sunday, March 22, 2015 for 10:00am Mass. This is the ninth 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 eight Mass Mobs have drawn hundreds of people and raised thousands of dollars for churches 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.”
Blessed Trinity Church, located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, was established in 1906 by Bishop Charles Colton as many Irish and German Catholic families began to reside in the neighborhood, The current church building was dedicated in 1928. Completed at a cost of $513.000, the 700 seat edifice is the best example of the Lombardian Romanesque Style in the city. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Several Blessed Trinity Church docents will be on hand to give pre-Mass guided tours starting at 9:15am and ending 9:45am of the interior and exterior of the church. After Mass, docents will also be available to answer questions. A small reception in the church hall will follow services.
The Buffalo Mass Mob movement, started in the Queen City, has been covered by local, national and international press and has inspired groups in over twenty other cities to start their own.
For more information on Buffalo Mass Mob, visit http://BuffaloMassMob.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloMassMob.
For more information on Blessed Trinity Church, visit http://BlessedTrinityBuffalo.org.
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