Mass Mob Fairfield County IV comes to Bridgeport

MASS-MOB-POSTERFULLAs reported in the New York Times, flash mobs are proliferating throughout the world — Catholic youth in   County are taking the idea one step further by joining the ‘Mass Mob’ movement already popular in major cities like Buffalo, Detroit, New York City and Philadelphia.

Intrigued? Join the group Sunday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Church, 170 Thompson Street, Bridgeport. Everyone is welcome to join in the fourth Mass Mob in Fairfield County. The last Mass Mob drew about 300 faithful from all over Fairfield County; the first two drew about 200 people each. Mass Mob is growing and plans to continue to do so.

Mass Mob will help its participants see other parishes and how they celebrate the liturgy, to support other parishes and to improve their own prayer lives. Mass Mob will encourage people to go to Mass in a different place they normally wouldn’t go. The hope is to connect the diocese — people will meet other people from across the diocese, see new churches, meet new priests and support other churches — just by getting more people to go to Mass.

“Just by showing up to a church at a particular time, you’re helping to build bridges all across the diocese; you’re helping other parishes; you’re meeting new people; you’re experiencing different ways to give thanks to God. You get to do all of this simply by showing up to Mass and praying!” said Katie-Scarlett Calcutt, spokesperson for Mass Mob Fairfield County. “Pope Francis has encouraged young people to ‘make a mess in their dioceses’, and Bishop Caggiano [of the Diocese of Bridgeport] has urged us all to cultivate a welcoming spirit – this is a new way of doing just that.”

Mass Mob Fairfield County hopes to support other parishes, celebrate the liturgy and improve the prayer lives of participants by taking a new approach to going to church.

[This is a link to a blog post that also explains what a Mass Mob is:]

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