Buffalo Mass Mob is partnering with the Friends of Saint Ann’s to host its second Rosary Mob outside of Saint Ann’s Church and Shrine at the corner of Broadway and Emslie in Buffalo on Saturday, May 30, 2015 starting at 9:30am. The first was held last year.
Started in 2013, Buffalo Mass Mob has held ten “Flash Mob” style events at inner city Catholic churches organized through social media and the internet. Mass Mob participants are asked to simply come worship at Sunday Mass to a designated church. The organizers’ goal is to bring attention to some of Buffalo’s beautiful and historic churches needing support and remind people how valuable they are to the urban fabric of the city.
When Saint Ann’s Church closed in 2013, a group of people from the parish started saying the rosary outside the church every Saturday since rain, snow or shine. Supporters of Saint Ann’s won an appeal with the Vatican early in 2014 to keep the church open as a house of worship. The Friends of Saint Ann’s want to work with the Buffalo Diocese to come up with a feasible plan to restore the church and opens its doors.
The second Rosary Mob at Saint Ann’s Church and Shrine is an opportunity to show support for the Friends of Saint Ann’s by coming and praying the Rosary with them. The Rosary is said outdoors right next to the church. It is also a great way for the Buffalo and Western New York Catholic community to come and pray together.
More information about Saint Ann’s can be found at http://saintannbuffalo.org.