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Chris Byrd sends along this press release…

Buffalo, NY—Buffalo Mass Mob X will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM for the Annual Saint Ann’s German Mass held at Saint Louis Church .

Buffalo Mass Mob started in 2013 as way to draw attention to struggling Buffalo inner city churches. A mass mob is similar to a flash mob, but the idea centers around inviting people to come worship at a church organizers select to give a one day boost in the pews and in the collection basket. Christopher Byrd, Buffalo Mass Mob co-founder said, “The concept is simple. We want to showcase Buffalo’s historic churches, but we want the community to see them in their intended purpose. A lot of the city’s churches have fallen off people’s radar screens. This gives people who come to a mass mob an opportunity to share in the living and breathing history of a church and an understanding of how important they are to the cultural and historic fabric of Buffalo.”

Originated in Buffalo, the mass mob movement has garnered national and international attention. Buffalo Mass Mob has inspired people in other cities to organize their own. The mass mobs have drawn thousands of people to Buffalo’s historic houses of worship and the effort has raised over $45000 for the churches it has mobbed.

The annual Saint Ann’s German mass celebrates the rich Catholic heritage of German Americans in Western New York.

The Saint Louis Church parish community, located at Main and Edward Streets in downtown Buffalo, was established in 1829.

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