Sunday, February 2, 2014

CT Mass Mob

There is an interesting AP news story about a group called Buffalo Mass Mob that is using social media to get people to attend Mass at churches that are not as popular today as they were in the past.  My sister told me about the story, and after I read it, I immediately realized that this sort of thing was something that CT needed.  My sister agreed, so, we are starting up a Nutmeg State version of this phenomenon. Behold, CT Mass Mob!

I hope you'll forgive me for the sparse design.  I only just made the page a few minutes ago!  As you can see by the test poll at the side of my blog, our first city that shall be visited is Waterbury, my hometown, and we have three options for churches to visit.  Here's how it works.  We'll announce when voting will be open, which probably will last for a week or so, then everyone will vote (just once please!), and then we'll all attend Mass together.  There are no age restrictions or anything like that; we invite anyone and everyone to join us.

We're going to try to pick churches based on two primary criteria: aesthetics (visual and musical) and economics (churches that could use some extra heft in their collection baskets).  Since the idea is that we are going on a mini-pilgrimage, we ask all who attend to be willing to make a significant donation to the church (whatever that happens to mean to you given your financial circumstances)  After we worship the Lord, we will then hopefully gather at one or more local eateries, or perhaps have coffee and treats at a convenient location (we will ask the church we visit about using their hall, should they have one).  Of course we are happy to get suggestions for CT cities and churches, but, for now, my sister and I will be deciding which churches make it to the poll.

So it is really quite simple.  We get together to praise God and receive the Blessed Sacrament, then we enjoy some fellowship, and we help out a local church in the process.  How wonderful!  I hope you will consider joining us