March 11, 2014
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA
Faithful throughout the Archdiocese are invited to participate in an evangelization initiative making its area debut here in Philadelphia. Borrowed from the idea of flash mobs and modeled after a successful grassroots program developed in the Diocese of Buffalo, a "Mass mob" encourages Catholics to come together in an organized fashion and in large numbers to attend Mass at a designated parish.
Mass Mob Philly will hold its first gathering at Saint Francis Xavier, The Oratory.
Saint Francis Xavier, The Oratory
24th and Green Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Like a flash mob, Mass mobs are organized almost entirely through social media. Future venues for Mass mobs will be put up for vote on their various social media channels. All Mass mobs will be planned collaboratively with the Parish staff, and can occur only with approval from the Parish leaders.
Editor's Note: To learn more about this movement, which is organized entirely by lay Catholics with support from various parishes, please visit www.massmobphilly.org.
Associate Director of Communications