ALL PARISH FEASTS
At various times of the year, we gather for fellowship over food. Past events have included a Thanksgiving Feast, Pancake Breakfasts, Ash Wednesday Soup Suppers, Newcomer Brunches, Holy Name Day Champagne, Christmas Decorating Soup Lunches, the Easter Vigil Champagne Reception, the Dean's Confirmation Social, Breakfast Brunches.
Foyers are groups of about eight people that gather at homes once a month for supper and fellowship. They are a great way to get to know each other, and many of the Cathedral parishioners choose to be involved with foyers every year. Clergy and staff are rotated throughout the groups over the year, and special efforts are made to invite newcomers of St. Paul's. Call us at (716) 855-0900, or e-mail us for information about joining.
St. Paul's is an open and accepting church and proud to embrace all people who are drawn to Christ. St. Paul's has a growing and active gay and lesbian membership.
ST. FRANCIS DAY ANIMAL BLESSING
On the Saturday closest to St. Francis Day, the Cathedral has its annual Blessing of the Animals. This very popular event takes place in the church, and the Cathedral clergy and Bishop Michael are present for the blessing. After this twenty minute service in the church, all gather in Cathedral Park for treats for the animals and their caretakers. For more information, e-mail Mother DeLiza Spangler.
PLAN COMMITTEE HOSTS A NEWCOMER BRUNCH
At least one time a year the PLAN Committee hosts a Newcomer Brunch for those who are interested in becoming a part of the life of St. Paul's. These brunches allow parishioners and newcomers to mingle in an informal setting. A recent newcomer who has become a member often gives an informal talk about how their life has been changed by membership at St. Paul's. The Cathedral Dean also gives a welcome. The brunch is on a Sunday morning between the 9:00 am and 11:15 am Eucharists. For more information on newcomer ministry at St. Paul's, e-mail Mother DeLiza Spangler.
During Advent and on Holy Saturday, members of the parish gather to decorate the Cathedral for the feasts of Christmas and Easter. These are great times of fellowship for our members. The Parish Life Committee often provides a light lunch for the volunteers.