I ran across this story in the Huffington Post and wondered if Detroit “Mass” Mob is still doing this around the city.
With all the fervor of a typical “flash mob,” faithful Catholics in Michigan are joining “Mass Mobs” to fill the pews at often-empty church buildings and breathe new life into the community. (via: Carol Kuruvilla – Huffington Post)
The percent of American adult Catholics who say they attend Mass every week has spiked slightly in the past 10 years, rising from 23% to 24%, according to The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. Still, it’s a large drop from the 1960s, when an estimated 55% of Catholics attended church on any given week.
The situation saddens Catholics like Thom Mann, one of the organizers for Detroit Mass Mob.
Mann said in 2014 that, “People are upset that the churches are closing, but the simple reason is, people don’t go. When you have a church that seats 1,500 people, and there’s 100 people there or less, how are they going to keep them open?” So, the Detroit Mass Mob was formed after a seeing a similar movement pop up in New York.
Are they still at it?
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