We liked the painting of a dark-skinned, Eastern-looking Jesus in the front of the church, sort of visible in the picture above over the heads of the Mass Mobsters.
There were also, we have to say this, a few funny moments. There were a few priests and deacons on hand. And one of them got up to welcome the big crowd of 800 people (we are estimating). He said he was moved to see so many people from out of town, "from California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Hamburg and Williamsville."
The best jokes are the ones with a grain of truth, and that got a big laugh. The fun continued during the sermon.
"I really feel I am preaching to the choir," the priest said, looking out at the faithful. He added: "But I will go on."
Ha, ha! Meanwhile we see our brethren at the Cleveland Plain Dealer are having fun covering their local Mass Mob, one of the Mass Mobs our Buffalo Mass Mob has spawned. Cleveland also had a Mass Mob scheduled for today. The story says too that Philadelphia also held its first Mass Mob today.
But back to Cleveland. Bless this reporter for his bad pun.
He writes: "Many are called and pews are chosen."
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