Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Buffalo idea is becoming a phenomena

"A phenomenon (Greek: φαινόμενoν, phainomenon, from the verb φαίνειν, phainein, "to show, shine, appear, to be manifest (or manifest itself)" 

Catholic Mass Mobs are forming: 


Yes, and as some of the accounts mention Cleveland, this is it—the Buffalo idea here. A group of Catholic church enthusiasts wanted more people to experience, and re-experience the beauty of Catholic community and parish life. They appropriated the idea of a 'flash mob', and created the Catholic Mass Mob. Its first child is the Buffalo Mass Mob. After the Associated Press wrote about the Second Buffalo Mass Mob, the rest of America began learning about it. Immediately, people from other metropolitan areas wanted a Mass Mob for their gothams and burgs.

about the Cleveland Mass Mob:
We wish to attract people to come for a Mass, a celebration of Liturgy and Eucharist, in a parish community of an historical, and beautiful church. We plan to call for a flash mob, a group of people to present themselves at a location. This will be a Catholic Mass Mob to attend Mass.

this is the organisational website: http://clevelandmassmob.blogspot.com/

Buffalo Mass Mob (f)
Announced June 8, 2013
i. St. Adalbert's Basilica on All Souls Day 2013

ii. Our Lady of Perpetual Help  January 12, 2014 (there were two other candidates)
iii. St. John Kanty March 23, 2014 
(the voting began February 10th, four candidates), (8,536 votes cast)
*Rosary Mob Saint Ann May 10, 2014
iv. __________ June 1, 2014

Rochester Mass Mob (f)
December 22, 2013
i. First Universalist Church of Rochester
March 9, 2014 (f)
(a Catholic Church was asked first, and suggested another time) (this mob wishes to explore both the beauty of religious buildings, and introduce people of faith to each other)
ii. St. Stanislaus Kostka May 18, 2014
Cleveland Mass Mob (f)
February 5, 2014

i. St. Casimir March 23, 2014 
ii. St. Barbara April 27, 2014 
iii. St. Adalbert May 25, 2014 
iv. TBA on May 25th
Mass Mob Greater New Orleans (f)
February 5, 2014
i. St. Philip Neri  February 23, 2014
ii. St. John the Baptist May 10, 2014

Columbus Mass Mob (f) [assumed inactive]

February 6, 2014
voting has begun for both date (3 each), and locale

Wilmington Mass Mob
(f) [assumed inactive]
February 6, 2014

Covington Mass Mob
(f)  [assumed inactive]
February 7, 2014
NYC Mass Mob (f)
February 8, 2014
i. St. Matthew Brooklyn June 1, 2014
(in a vote of 4 candidates)

How many more? We will have to see who has yet to announce.
nota bene: this page has been updated several times
Postscriptum: I do not know how can be added here, but these two were announced after the initial posting of this essay. I am typing on the 8th of May, i think this is the last update. I have noted, that, it seems that three of these mobs did not become active; there still is time. Philly and the Motor City have become. I have read, or communicated with people from Boston, Chicago, and St. Louis who were considering mob activity. This movement is still young, and awareness has not permeated the country. We may have more, and also the fire may go out in some, and some may evolve into something else. Keep massing, and mob on!

Mass Mob Philly (f
February 11, 2014
i. St. Francis Xavier March 23, 2014 (f)

Detroit Mass Mob (f)
March 24, 2014
i. a neighborhood Mass Mob (St. Hyacinth April 6, 2014)
ii. St. Charles Borromeo May 4, 2014
there are other Masses in the city announced, clarification needed


  1. For what it is worth, RocMassMob (Rochester, NY) is the only group that opening this concept to a variety of faith traditions. The organizers inquired of a Catholic Church first, and lacking a go-ahead from them, they have settled on First Universalist (UUA), a downtown church in the shadow of the Xerox skyscraper. #enMass #MassMob. All are welcome in Rochester, March 9th 10:30 am 150 S. Clinton Ave.