Detroit Mass Mob fills pews at beautiful city churches often attended by only a few Catholics

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Setting attendance records one church at a time. That's the goal of one Detroit group called the Detroit Mass Mob .

On Sunday, they visited Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Detroit.

Since April, they've visited four catholic parishes in the city.

The goal is to bring new life and awareness to the diminishing attendance levels at the churches.

Today, they took a church that average 150 people every Sunday at Mass, to more than 1,800 people.

Thomas Mann is one of four people who spearheads the mass mob and he says it's gaining more traction.

"I get excited. I get tingly when I come to these churches. The comments people are giving us like this is going to be fun, this is going exciting I mean when was the last time somebody said this is going to be fun when they were going to church," Mann said.

The group has already planned visits to churches across the city every month through the end of the year.

Another goal for the mob, help bring the churches they visit some much needed money.

Kathy Szajna wants to see more people at her church.

"People have come from all over. I've asked some of our attendants where they're from I've gotten Kalamazoo, Petoskey, Harsen's Island, Monroe Michigan so it's really great to have this large group of people here," Szajna said.

For more information or to join the Detroit Mass Mob, click here.

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