Buffalo Mass Mob 43 at Holy Spirit Church – 05/21/2023

The Buffalo Mass Mob is headed to North Buffalo’s Holy Spirit Church on Sunday, May 21, 2023 for the parish’s 11:30 AM Mass.

A little about Holy Spirit Church and its history from Wikipedia:

Erected in 1930 to a design by architect Edward J. Trautman, the building is a modest-scaled, boxy brick structure that housed both the worship space (on the ground floor) and school (above). Its Modernist style is accentuated with a few simplified Gothic Revival decorative elements on the front façade, namely a compound-arched front entrance, a Gothic-style stained glass window on the second floor with simple tracery, and windows framed by Gibbs surrounds.

The parish was founded in 1910 and was the first to serve the North Park section of the city, which had only just begun its transition from farmland to urban neighborhood. The parish remained small initially, though the shrine to Saint Rita installed by the bishop in 1913 made it a popular site for local pilgrimages; at the outbreak of the First World War, the parish’s growth began in earnest along with that of North Park as a whole, thanks to increased production at the Pierce Arrow, American Radiator, and Curtiss Aeroplane factories on Elmwood Avenue to fulfill wartime needs. They sold their original building, a small clapboard structure which they had outgrown, to the North Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, who moved it to their property on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Wilbury Place (it’s still extant and now home to the The Garden Church); ground was broken for the current structure in 1929.

The Garden Church – Picture Courtesy of Buffalo Rising

The parish continues to serve the North Park neighborhood and is part of the Catholic Community of Buffalo, North family of parishes. The current Pastor of the Parish is Rev. David Richards.

Website: https://www.holyspiritchurchbuffalo.com

In its tenth year, Buffalo Mass Mob was established in 2013 as a way to support churches across Buffalo and Western New York. It gives people the opportunity to visit and worship at churches they have never been to. The goal is to give parishes a bump in attendance and to celebrate the faith community that supports the church. It’s a great way to experience churches and how they are woven into the fabric of the community where they’re located. Click here to view a list of the churches we have Mobbed.

Please join us on May 21st as we bring the Buffalo Mass Mob to Holy Spirit Church. We will share more details as Mass Mob 43 approaches. LET’S PACK THE PEWS!

Bring donations to help support Holy Spirit Church’s Food Pantry! Click here for more info—>

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