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June 9, 2014


"Mass Mob Philly" is pleased to announce that the venue for the second 'Mass Mob' will be Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish located in the Pennsport section of South Philadelphia. Sacred Heart was one of four parishes in the Archdiocese nominated by its respective parish staff and was narrowly chosen in a vote set up on "Mass Mob Philly's" Facebook page.

Sunday, June 29, 2014
11:15 a.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church
3rd and Reed Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19147

This unique evangelization initiative was derived from the concept 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's" inaugural 'Mass Mob' drew more than 400 faithful to Mass at Saint Francis Xavier Parish in March.

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 parish staff, and take place with previous approval from pastors.

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Editor's Note: "Mass Mob Philly" is organized entirely by lay Catholics with support from various parishes. For more information, please visit and

Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications

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