A Call for Host Families
The Georgia Boys’ Choir from Atlanta, GA will be joining our Choirs on Sunday, June 2nd
to sing the 9:00 and 11:15 am Eucharists. They will be on tour and their stop in Buffalo will follow a night at Carnegie Hall in New York City. We have been requested to house the boys, ages 8 through 20, for 2 nights: Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd.
The schedule is as follows:
7:30 pm Saturday, June 1st
: Host families pick up Choristers at Cathedral
(dinner will be provided at the Cathedral)
8:00 am Sunday, June 2nd
: Choristers return to the Cathedral for rehearsal
12:30 pm Sunday, June 2nd
: Choristers & anyone interested – Dutch treat at Pearl Street Grill
After Lunch the Choir from Georgia is on their own until pick up
7:30 pm Sunday, June 2nd
: Pick up Choristers at the Cathedral
7:45 am Monday, June 3rd
: Choristers return to the Cathedral to depart from Buffalo
Please let me know if you can house one or more of the boys at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Adult Education Forum
Today, Sunday, May 19th, 10:15 am, Walker Room
The Adult Education Forum will be the second of a 4-part DVD Series from Bishop Franklin Speaking To and About God.
Youth & Children’s Sunday School at St. Paul’s: Godly Play in Recess
Godly Play in recess until the fall. Hope to see everyone back then.
Evensong & the Education for Ministry Graduation
Sunday, May 19th, 3:00 pm, St. Paul’s Cathedral
Please join us at 3:00 pm for Evensong and the Education for Ministry Graduation.
Festival of Hymns & Scripture
Sunday, May 19th, 7:00 pm, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
This is a free concert and everyone is invited. Please join us.
(Free) Wednesday Recital: Royall Consort
Wednesday, May 22nd, 12:30pm, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 128 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Wednesday Recitals at the Cathedral begin at 12:30pm ending by 1:00 pm. The concerts are free and the atmosphere is informal; come and go as your lunch schedule permits.
For additional information about this performance as well future recitals, please go to the Friends of Music website at www.musicatstpauls.org. Click on Wednesday recitals under schedule on the masthead.
Be sure to check out the entire website for upcoming concerts, news about the choirs, ticket sales and even making your donation on line.
The Partnership - Heading for the Grand Finale
Episcopal Partnership for Mission and Outreach (The Partnership) partners with and empowers the people of Episcopal Diocese of Western New York to fulfill the challenge of our baptismal covenant to answer God's call to respond to human needs by:
--Inspiring mission and outreach in partnership with every congregation
--Supporting congregations as they develop, initiate and maintain outreach ministries
--Raising funds to support congregational mission and outreach
--Sharing the mission and outreach stories of the congregations
--Assisting in preparing programs that provide education on the root causes of the needs to which congregations may respond with advocacy for change.
Join the Partnership in answering Jesus' call to walk in love with our neighbors, through advocacy, education, resources, funding, and service! Did you lose or not receive your pledge form? See Nancy Boncore after any of the services today or sign on to Facebook or the website listed on p. 12
And join us for the campaign’s concluding celebration today, Sunday, May 19, 2013
from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at our Diocesan Center (1064 Brighton Road, Tonawanda)!
www.facebook.com/partnershipwny & www.partnershipwny.org
Friends of Night People – A Ministry of Outreach
“For when I was hungry, you gave me food.” (Matthew 25:35)
Have you ever needed a pair of socks, a toothbrush, shampoo, or soap and had
to ask a stranger for them? Your answer is probably “no,” but there are many people
living on the streets or in shelters who have to do just that. There are people who
don’t know where their next meal is coming from, or if there will even be a next meal.
There is now, and has been for 30+years, a place in Buffalo to help people in need.
It is the Friends of Night People, located on Allen and Hudson Streets in downtown
Buffalo. FONP serves meals to those in need every evening, has clothing on racks
for free, and if supplies are good, can offer the niceties like shampoo, toothpaste,
socks, combs, soap, and other toiletries for free. (continued)
Donations of socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, and soap are needed, especially feminine products. A donation box is located in the Walker Room for your convenience. Please be generous.
A group of volunteers from St. Paul’s Cathedral serves FONP the first Sunday of every
month. We would like to ask you to join us in this ministry by volunteering one Sunday
to serve those in need. The time of arrival is 4:30PM, and we finish by 7:00PM. Please
contact our Junior Warden, Michael Bonilla at email@example.com if you can help serve
a meal, or sign-up on the Outreach bulletin board in the Walker Room. Our next Sunday
will be June 2nd.
“When you have done it unto the least of these, my Brethren, you have done it unto me.”
Safe Church Training at St. Paul’s Walker Room
Saturday, June 15th, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Walker Room
Safe Church Training is required by Diocesan Policy for all adults who work with the supervision of children and children’s ministries in the course of their ministry in and for the church. This would include but is not limited to nursery care workers, Godly Play instructors, youth group leaders, choir mothers, etc. Your clergy have all taken this training.
On June 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm Safe Church Training will be offered in the Walker Room of St. Paul’s. This training was originally scheduled to train the adults who will be traveling with the choirs to England; however, it is open to all interested parties. Deacon Kim would like it if all teachers who have not yet received training attend this session to complete their requirements for Godly Play.
The emotional, psychological and physical well being of our children is very important to us and must be protected. If you work with children as part of your ministry at the cathedral please plan to attend this training.
Registration has been set up on line at http://www.episcopalwny/safe-church-training When the page opens just under the Safe Church Training heading you will read "To register for the Safe Church Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training on June 15th Click here". Do not scroll down. That information is all about the May 15th class.
Paper registration forms are being mailed from the Diocese Office. When received, the forms will be located in the Walker Room and the Parish Office. Remember - this registration is mandatory for this class. Booklets and materials will need to be ordered for all participants. Refreshments will be provided by the Music Committee.
Recycling Bin Available on the Lower Level
We now have a recycling bin that is located downstairs near the kitchen. Items which can be placed in the bin are paper, newspapers, cardboard, glass bottles (clear, brown or green), metal cans, plastic, milk and juice cartons and drink boxes. Your use of the bin for these items is appreciated.
Network Food Pantry Request
Your canned and dry food offerings are blessed at the Eucharist and distributed to the needy
The Pantry at 1272 Delaware Avenue will have new hours beginning Tuesday, June 5th. Hours are: Tuesdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. St. Paul’s parishioners are needed to help replenish the pantry. Needed items include: canned soups, tuna, peanut butter, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce, and canned fruit, along with the continued need of beans, rice, noodles, and canned meats. Please leave your gifts in the basket in the Narthex prior to the service. Your gifts will be presented at the Altar at the Eucharist. And thank you to all who contribute items each week.
For more information about helping and educational programs please contact Kelly Kowalski, Director of the Erie County Food Stamp Program at 882-4793.
Your Cathedral Choirs
Thank you for recycling pop cans, cartridges, and old cell phones which will offset some of the cost for tours, provide meals for special service days, and pay for vestments and music. Please bring items with you on Sundays and leave them in the Walker Room.