The ninth Mass Mob will be getting underway on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Blessed Trinity Church. Join the friends of this city’s vast and precious architectural and historic religious landmarks by attending a Mass Mob. What’s a Mass Mob? If you have not heard already, the concept of the Mass Mob was born in Buffalo, and is now springing up in other cities across the US.
By literally mobbing struggling architecturally significant churches with people, the cause creates awareness of the struggles that they face to remain current in today’s society. It raises needed funds at the same time.
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.”
The Buffalo Mass Mob is heading to Blessed Trinity Church on Sunday, March 22, 2015 for 10:00am Mass.
*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.” – Mass Mob
Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.