Cleveland Mass Mob XI
Saint Mary of the Assumption (Collinwood)
10 a.m. Sunday 22 March 2015
a winter's hibernation the migratory parish of pilgrims is back. The
first Cleveland Mass Mob of the new year will be south of Interstate 90
and the railroad tracks, in the northeastern part of Cleveland,
Collinwood, which was annexed in 1910. The parish to be visited is Saint
Mary (founded in 1905). It is one of two remaining Slovene nationality
parishes in the larger metropolitan area. Cleveland is the chief locale
of the Slovene diaspora. The 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday March 22nd will have
elements of the old country's traditions in choir and costume.
will be Cleveland Mass Mob XI. In this the second year of mobbing, the
gatherings will center on the fourth weekend of the month. Some twenty
cities have declared this type of ecclesial mobbing activity. The
success and frequency has varied. This national phenomena began in
Buffalo, and only Buffalo's mob is older. More recent mobs, and
newspapers, have acknowledged Cleveland as a model. Cleveland has had
the most mobbings, and its practice is to announce the next mobbing in
the church of the present mobbing.
Mass Mob is a celebration of
community, and sacred space, with the presence of Jesus. 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.
Keep Massing and Mob On!