'Mass Mob' brings extra visitors to Ohio church

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Building on the idea of flash mobs, people are using social media to organize "Mass Mobs" to get people to visit historic inner-city Roman Catholic churches in Cleveland.

The first one brought nearly 500 more visitors than usual to Cleveland's St. Casimir Church on Sunday, and another is planned for a different church next month.

Cleveland Mass Mob organizer, Stanislav Zadnik, tells WEWS-TV (http://bit.ly/1dp0MRg ) that it's "a broad invite to ask people to experience or re-experience Mass."

The "Mass Mob" idea originated in Buffalo, N.Y., and has taken place in other cities across the country.

St. Casimir was one of the Cleveland Catholic churches that reopened in 2012. Many parishioners who grew up coming to St. Casimir came back Sunday after many years.

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Information from: WEWS-TV, http://www.newsnet5.com

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