Side of fries with Holy Communion? ‘McMass Project’ seeks to build McDonald’s inside a church

Holy Hamburger!

Give them a happy meal and they will come! That’s what the people behind the group “McMass Project” seem to think about getting people back to church.

The group claims it is “revitalizing Churches as centers for conversation and cultural engagement by putting a McDonald’s franchise in a church!”

Paul Di Lucca, a creative director at the church branding agency Lux Dei design, is the leader of the group behind the idea to bring fast food to worshippers

McMass explained:

“It’s time for churches to engage with entrepreneurship,” writes the group. “By combining a church and a McDonald’s we can create a self-sustaining, community-engaged, popular church, and an unparalleled McDonald’s restaurant.”

McMass wants to raise $1 million to get the project off the ground. As of this time, the group is $999,921 short of its goal.


The group plans to open the first multi-denominational McChurch in the New Jersey-Philadelphia area and it’s currently searching for a suitable partner church to work with.

McDonald’s Corporation could not be reached for comment.

Will the pearly gates soon be replaced by the golden arches?

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Lonnie K. Martens


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