'Mass Mobs' Aim To Keep Pews Full At Old Churches

In Detroit, a group of Catholics borrowed the idea of flash mobs for “Mass mobs” to help revitalize urban churches.

Every month, a group called Detroit Mass Mobs picks a church, spreads the word on Facebook — and just like that, it fills up and buzzes with the energy it once had.

St. Florian Catholic Church is an eight-story, red-brick church built in 1908 by the Polish families who flocked here to work for Dodge, Ford and Packard. It seats 1,500 people, but normally only about 200 people attend noon Mass. On a recent Sunday, Thom Mann, an organizer with Detroit Mass Mob who’s not a regular at St. Florian, had to get here early because, he says, “there’ll be standing room only.”

npr.org/2014/10/09/352816659/mass-mobs-aim-to-keep-pews-full-at-old-churches

The return of the Older Mass has restored some of the old churches as well, probably on a more permanent basis.

I would love to attend such a Mass.
Mary.

Sounds wonderful!

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