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July 2005

 

SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP

In this season after Pentecost, we settle into the steady work of simple discipleship. Our worship is not punctuated for some six months with the commemorations of various events in the life of Christ - like his birth, or visitation of wise men, or baptism, or temptation in the wilderness. Instead we read through Matthew's gospel, listening to Jesus the teacher instruct us on how to lead a Christian life.

Of course we still celebrate the Eucharist, Sunday by Sunday, remembering that every Sunday is a commemoration of Our Lord's death and resurrection: a shadow of Easter. During the week we celebrate the Eucharist as well. The meaning of the midweek celebrations is intimately connected to and derived from the principal celebration on Sunday. That we pray the Sunday collect throughout the following week is an example of this connectedness. For those who occasionally or regularly attend mid-week services, it is simply more nourishment in the Eucharistic life-the Christian life of thanksgiving and gratitude-the principal nourishment being given at the Sunday celebration.

This ongoing celebration of the Eucharist derived from the Sunday Feast is punctuated by celebrations of the Eucharist in commemoration of the lives of holy men and women who are the best examples we have of Eucharistic lives - lives lived with thanksgiving and gratitude toward God.

This July we commemorate Benedict of Nursia (11th) who is the father of the Benedictines, a monastic order whose life has much influenced Anglican spirituality and liturgical practice; Macrina (19th) the sister of Gregory of Nyssa and Basil the Great the famous theologians of the fourth century-she was as devout as her brothers, and in fact is remembered as leading them into the faith, and into monastic life; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman (20th); Mary Magdalene (22nd); St. James (25th); Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (26th); William Reed Huntington (27th) who formulated the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral which is very important to this day in discussions of Church unity (BCP, p. 876) and he penned one of my favorite prayers in the entire prayer book: the collect used on Fridays at Morning Prayer and on Monday of Holy Week (BCP p. 168); and Mary and Martha of Bethany (29th).

If any of these heroes of the faith particularly inspire you or catch your imagination, come to the Oratory Chapel at 12:05 to celebrate the Eucharist in commemoration of their life. Or come anytime if you simply need bread for the journey toward deeper life in Christ.

The Rev. Ethan J. Cole
Canon for Congregational Life


LIVING INTO THE DEACONATE
The Rev. Deacon Leann P. McConchie

Bishop Fricker has asked both Mick and me to reflect on our ministries as Deacons in the church. On May 6th, I celebrated my 5th anniversary as a member of the Sacred Order of Deacons.

Unlike Canon Cole, who was first ordained to the transitional deaconate prior to his ordination as a priest, I am a permanent deacon. The Deaconate is a separate but equal order of ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

Deacons are called in a variety of ways to interpret the needs of the world to the church and the church to the world, especially the suffering and those who are marginalized in our society. In service we feel the pain and the suffering of those we minister with, just as the Christ humbled himself to be in the world to feel our pain and suffering.

Just as the baptized are each given a variety of spiritual gifts, Deacons share in a ministry of servanthood, the servanthood of Christ. Through leadership and servanthood, deacons seek to empower, equip, and support the baptized people of God in their ministries and in support of the mission of the Church in the world.

In my ministry as one baptized in Christ, I served, but had freedom of choice to pick and choose how I might dedicate myself. Under holy orders, one serves as the arms of the Bishop in the Diocese. In my formation to become a deacon, I prayerfully drew upon and further developed my God-given strengths. My prayer continues to be one to allow me to know God as the One in whom I can entrust my ongoing needs and growing abilities, rather than lean into my own understanding of what I think is right. Beyond my human understanding and limitations, trusting in God to find the freedom to serve others however and with whatever Christ may call me and equip me, will help me to actualize my ministry more fully.

The Bishop assigns the ministry of the deacon based on the needs of the church and the gifts of the deacon. As ministers in the world, our Bishop sends us, so that the holy people of God can witness, feel, touch, and know the resurrected presence of Christ here on earth, in the form of his Holy Church. We are sent so that the people may know him and make him known, may be comforted and may bring comfort to others at all times and in all places.

In conjunction with my ordination, Bishop Michael asked me to work my liturgical ministry at St. Paul's and to work in the arena of domestic violence as my ministry in the world. Since my ordination in May of 2000, I have given both leadership and service to the arena of Domestic Violence in a variety of ways. In particular, I have developed a ministry of chaplaincy to victims of Domestic Violence in our Diocese and the wider community, by referral. I am further using my leadership skills to develop a team of inter-faith chaplains who will serve with me at the new Family Justice Center for Buffalo and Erie County. In addition to my liturgical ministry at St. Paul's, the Vestry called me to a half-time position as Canon for Pastoral Care last June.

At St. Paul's, Mick, Bruce, and I are blessed to be able to live fully into our liturgical roles. We proclaim the Gospel, lead the intercessions, set the table for the mass, share in unction -- the prayers and anointing for healing, and of course true to our roles, do the dismissal - sending the people out of the church back into the world! We serve on committees, we preach, teach, train, and we share in the ministry of presence, to listen, to actively listen, to those we serve, to support them in living their lives into the fullness of life which God has intended for them.

Common to my role as Canon for Pastoral Care and as a Chaplain to Victims of Family Violence in the Diocese is the opportunity to be a holy presence, to offer time, to fully listen, allowing others to have a voice and be heard. What a gift it is for me to share in life stories of others, to share in their journey through life, to discover our common ground and learn from our differences. And in sharing and learning, to discover yet again the presence of Christ at work in his Creation; and in rediscovering his presence, renew my ability to share it yet again -- however and with whomever he calls to me.

We have tremendous talent within this Body of Christ. The ministries of and with and to the members of St. Paul's are played out in a variety of ways. Each of us at St. Paul's contributes to the life of the cathedral according to the gifts given to us by God. We honor God with our gifts when, on an ongoing basis we seek to both discern and allow our gifts to unfold and grow. We further honor God when our giftedness manifests itself not only in this place but also in the world.

The noisy gong or clanging symbol St. Paul referred to in Corinthians reminds me of the "noise" we hear of the many and varied instruments when musicians are readying themselves to play for a concert. As each musician plays according to his and her talents in preparation for the concert and we hear a diverse, exciting explosion of music. When the conductor taps the baton on the stand, this explosion of energy becomes congruent and takes on a totally different beauty in the voice of an orchestra. In my role as Canon for Pastoral Care, I seek to orchestrate the care provided by the Eucharistic visitors, pastoral visitors, parish nurse, and the other clergy, in addition to providing direct pastoral care.

You'll either spend your life doing your own thing, or "God's" thing! To understand which, consider your gifts, your heart, and your personality. St. Paul advised: Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given and then sink yourself into that. Ask yourself: What do I really enjoy doing? When do I feel most fully alive? What am I doing when I lose track of time? Do I like routine or variety? Do I prefer serving with a team or by myself? Am I more introverted or extroverted? Am I more of a thinker or a feeler? Which do I enjoy more, competing or cooperating?

You were designed for a purpose so you shouldn't resent or reject it. Examine your life experiences and identify the lessons you've learned. Review your life and think about how it has molded you. "Remember today what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him." (Deut. 11:2) God knew us even before we were born, in our mother's womb and has plans for our success -- we should gratefully accept the way He has fashioned us. Celebrate who you are, and enjoy every day of your life. Carpe' Diem! We are indeed "One Church - Embracing and Living into the Dream of God".

Emmanuel, we ask the power of your Spirit to transform us, so that we may be fully present to the people and circumstances of each moment of each day. We ask for the Grace to see you ever present with us, a light in the darkness, even if in our humanness all we can see are fragments of your vibrant light. As we move through the darkness patiently, we pray we will learn the lessons it holds for us, so that our lives may be lived more fully to the honor and glory of your name. AMEN

 

Report from Down Here on the Ground 2005
The Rev. Deacon Mick Szy

Called by God. Wandered in the desert of the discernment process. Ordained by the Bishop. Work for God and the Bishop. Leann and I are truly blessed to be assigned to the Cathedral. If at any time Bishop Michael needs our skills elsewhere, he can assign us to another parish because Deacons work for the Bishop.

As per the Book of Common Prayer regarding the ordination of deacons, we are charged with a lot addressing the personal, spiritual and material needs of our selves and others. In particular we are to look out for others. As God commands us, we are placed to be our brothers' and sisters' keepers. It is our charge. We are asked 'to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world.' And further 'to show Christ's people that in serving the helpless we are serving Christ himself.' If you haven't noticed, that is a tall order, but it is something that we as deacons are called to. I take that charge seriously using what talents and skills I possess to help whoever needs that help. I try to answer God's question posed in Isaiah 6:8, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me.'

During the Viet Nam War, I was trained as an Air Force medic. Now, medics by training are a wee bit peculiar because we are trained to run TO the gunfire instead of away from it. Into harms way to help those who need it. As a deacon, I am still adhering to that vocation - running to the gunfire and rendering help and aid to whomever and wherever I can be of service.

There are seven Corporal Works of Mercy, which along with my medic training help to define and make up a deacon's job description. They are to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and bury the dead. Over time, I have done all of those things many times over. Having done them leaves my job description open ended, and I am ready, willing and able for more. Currently, apart from my liturgical functions at the Cathedral, my ministry reflects those works of mercy. I volunteer periodically at the St. Simon's Food Pantry where more than 100 families are served weekly, the Lackawanna Food Pantry, and the mobile soup kitchen Hearts for the Homeless, doing various things from lifting boxes of food, being a 'gopher'(that's going for items to re-stock shelves) carting in food deliveries, bringing in donations , making monetary contributions and more. The giving of self for the benefit of others.
My work in the State Prison system as a recreation program leader is a truly amazing and delightfully unexpected part of my ministry. This often leads me to being engaged in Christian witness and dialog with many inmates in, of all places, the gym and/or exercise yard. There in the midst of, sometimes 200-300 convicted felons, there is church being held because 2 or 3 are gathered in His name. To me they are God's children the same way that we are. Jesus died for them as well as for us. The other day I was there with 3 well-muscled, tattooed fellows talking about Jesus in our lives and about the Creeds and the impact of being a Christian in that negative environment. Persevering and praising God.

As a deacon, I face many challenges but like the scripture says, 'If God be for us, than who can be against us?' We serve an awesome God and whatever the challenges, I know He is with me. It is a privilege and an honor to be His deacon. To be continued.

Deacon Mick

 

St. Paul's Members Discern Ordained Vocations

St. Paul's is a community rich with spiritual gifts. There are many here who as baptized persons minister in Christ's name both within and without the walls of this place. These ministers are acolytes, vestrypersons, hospitality volunteers, committee members, Sunday school teachers, pastoral visitors, and on and on. One piece of evidence that the Holy Spirit is here, moving and working through our baptism, is the number of people who are discerning that their form of baptismal ministry is as an ordained person.

Among these folks discerning ordained vocations from our community are Leyla Kamalick, Cathy Dempesy, and Michael Strzalka.

We just bid farewell to Leyla Kamalick, a newer addition to the St. Paul's family. Even though she is currently away, teaching Arabic in Middlebury, Vermont, she is still part of our community and sponsored for ordination to the priesthood by us. After her year in Middlebury, Leyla plans to attend seminary.

Cathy Dempesy's discernment committee is just now being called together. Of late, she has been perceiving that God is calling her to ministry other than the many ministries she already exercises at St. Paul's in her roles as Christian educator and vestryperson. Cathy has been a member of St. Paul's for 3 years, having relocated to Buffalo from Chicago. A lifelong Episcopalian she has been involved in many areas of church life, from church school to acolyte to LEM to vestry. She is a mental health counselor with a private practice and a long-time position with an Employee Assistance Program.

Please pray for these folks as they continue to discern God's calling to them, and pray always that God refreshes the ranks of those in ordained ministry with new and vibrant vocations.

O God, you led your holy apostles to ordain ministers in every place: Grant that your Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may choose suitable persons for the ministry of Word and Sacrament, and may uphold them in their work for the extension of your kingdom; through him who is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, p. 256)


VESTRY HIGHLIGHTS
June Meeting

The June 21st vestry meeting was opened by Bishop Fricker with a brief devotion and prayer of appreciation for Mary Templeton who has been a good friend, fine lady and loyal parishioner of St. Paul's. She will be missed by many of us.

This meeting was brief and consisted more of updates of parish activities than new business. Roger gave the vestry a report of the work of the Search Committee and where it currently is in the process of finding a new Dean for St. Paul's. The process is moving along as expected and at this point we are studying more closely the resumes of about 28 viable candidates. There is still much to be done.

Bishop Fricker updated the vestry on the status of our trial service time changes. He brought a proposal to the table regarding the end of this trial and action was taken by the vestry. Bishop Fricker will communicate that action to the congregation.

The vestry was informed that St. Paul's has realized an increase of 50 new or increased pledges totaling $36,000.

Barbara Hole informed us about some September plans for the Shelton Society. You will be hearing more from her.

Brevity was the order of the night so the vestry was sent away, earlier than usual, with a prayer led by Kristen Looney.

Beverly Fortune,
Junior Warden

 

Chicken Barbeque

St. Paul's Chicken Barbeque to benefit the Hungry. Proceeds to benefit the WNY Food Bank and Friends of the Night People. Advance tickets of $8.00 on sale in Cathedral office in August. Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14th from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Cathedral Park. Volunteers are needed. Contact Greg Kay, Bob Ludwig, Judy Metzger if interested.

We also need sign up for Friends of Night People for July 3 and August 7. Thanks, Judy Metzger

 

Letter of Thanks.

My dear Bishop, fellow Acolytes and Cathedral family,

To say I was surprised by the recognition of "50 years of service as an Acolyte" at Sunday's service is an understatement. This moment is engraved forever in my heart and mind.

I am, however, compelled to set the record straight. I joined the Men and Boys Choir in 1953 where my father was a member of the choir. I sang as a chorister for six or seven years at which point it was time to for me to move on.

In the Cathedral I had found a place of serenity, and I didn't want to lose that. Even as a young teenager I at least had the foresight to recognize that if I didn't stay involved in some way I would lose my "home away from home." So I joined the Acolytes.

Simple arithmetic indicates that I'm a few years short of "50 years as an Acolyte." However, combining my years in the choir and years as an Acolyte it is indeed 50 years, since I was away for two years while I served in the Marine Corps. The entire journey for me has been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling in every way. I am indebted to Bishop Fricker, my fellow acolytes (especially Mark Smith) and of course my lovely wife, Nancy, for making this event happen. It is my understanding that the planning for this started over a year ago.

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to one and all. I am honored and grateful.

Gordie Fredrickson

 

Web Sitings

The tour of the Cathedral on the web site has been expanded with close-ups of the 10 lancet windows in its south wall. For the next few weeks, you can access the windows from the site home page; thereafter go to About St Paul's Cathedral > Tour of the Cathedral > Windows > South Windows.

Also available on the web are close-ups of the five windows in the north wall, the clerestory windows, and the windows in the Cathedral's north porch. A caveat: The file-size of these images is large, so it may take a while for them to load.

 

Women's Retreat a Success!

On Friday evening, eighteen women from St. Paul's arrived at Camp Weona, a YMCA camp in Varysburg, NY. Despite the very warm evening, a gentle breeze and gorgeous array of stars lifted our spirits. The purpose of the retreat was to take some time out of our busy schedules to reflect on our lives and to ask the question: Where is God in the midst of our busy lives?

During our Friday evening conversation what struck me was the amazing diversity among the women at St. Paul's, diversity in upbringing, religious backgrounds and occupations, and yet the piece we all held in common was a longing for community, a yearning to see the Holy Spirit working in our lives.

It was almost midnight when we finally said Compline around the fire. Then we started singing songs, songs from our childhood, songs from camp, hymns from church, and we laughed and laughed, ate s'mores and talked long into the night.

The next morning Barbara Hole led several of us on a nature hike down to the lake to say Morning Prayer. This set the tone for the day. Our next two sessions focused on finding the Spirit in the lives of Biblical women, in our own lives. We then explored new paths for the Spirit through writing, art, and music.

Between sessions, women went swimming, joined a yoga class, enjoyed a massage, went hiking, or worked with clay and pastels in the Art Barn. Many thanks to all who attended the retreat. Special thanks to all the women who provided leadership: Cathy Dempesy, Kim Zittel, Barbara Hole, Lauren Hole, Roslyn Fishbaugh, Pam Bartlett, and Vicki Fithian. I feel that we left Weona with a greater understanding of God's presence in our lives, and some new tools to add to our Spiritual Survival Kit! We are planning another Women's Retreat in October. Stay tuned for the date!

 

SUMMER CAMPS OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF WNY

Don't forget to register your son or daughter for Summer Camp! Music, Art, and Drama Camp (Grades 4-7 and 8-10), August 7-13; Junior High Camp, August 14-20; Sleep Away Camp (Ages 8-12), August 17-20. For more information please see Canon Kristen or call Jay Phillippi, Diocesan Youth Missioner 483-6405. Camp scholarships are available.

Vacation Bible School: St. Paul's kids have been invited to attend Vacation Bible School at Parkside Lutheran Church (located at 2 Wallace Avenue), July 25-29, 9 a.m. to Noon. This is a great opportunity to learn some awesome Bible stories, have lots of fun, and make new friends. For more information, please contact Canon Kristen.


Monday Evenings at the Cathedral

Our Summer Book Club will continue in July with Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Kite Runner will be available for sale in the Walker Room during Coffee Hour following the 10 a.m. Eucharist. Here's the schedule: 6-6:15 p.m. Evening Worship; 6:15-6:45 p.m. simple Soup, Bread, and Salad dinner (catered by Josh Ingram); 6:45-7:45 p.m. Book Discussion; 7:45-8 p.m. Compline. Join us whenever you can during the evening. Folks come and go as they need to, so don't be shy. Childcare is provided.

 

GODLY PLAY

Last weekend, Lynn Brunner and Cathy Dempesy attended a three-day training on the new Church School Curriculum: Godly Play.

Through intensive workshops and experiential learning opportunities they returned from Annapolis as Accredited Godly Play Teachers. This accreditation allows Lynn and Cathy to train teachers here at St. Paul's and throughout the Diocese.

Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum which presents sacred stories, parables and liturgical events in a story telling format. After hearing the story, the children express themselves through various play settings.

Both Lynn and Cathy were thrilled to be given this opportunity and are anxious to share their new skills. Ask them---they'd love to tell you all about it! Keep watch as we introduce Godly Play throughout the summer-in the Holy Spirit Chapel and during (shhh, it's a surprise) a Eucharist!

 

Update

Leann McConchie, our Canon for Pastoral Care, who faithfully gives our care to the sick and shut-in, needs some of her own medicine. Leann had emergency surgery a week ago. She is recuperating at home and is doing well. She will be off duty for about four weeks. Please remember her in your prayers and send her your get-well wishes to Leann McConchie, 119 E. Royal Parkway, Williamsville, NY 14221.

 

St. Paul's Seniors...

We will NOT be meeting in
July or August

Save the Date: September 21st

We are also planning a
Field Trip to the
Botanical Gardens for October!

Enjoy the Summer!

THE CHOIR TRIP

The Choir of Men & Boys will depart for their overseas tour on Friday, 15 July. The preceding two weeks are full of intensive rehearsal and we will sing a farewell Choral Evensong on Wednesday 13 July at 5:45 p.m.

We arrive in London early on Saturday morning, 16 July, and travel by coach to Salisbury where we will stay at Sarum College. After a tour of Salisbury Cathedral, we will visit Stonehenge before returning to Salisbury for Evensong in the Cathedral. Many of the boys have not experienced the service of Choral Mattins and we will have the opportunity to hear the Salisbury choir sing a Eucharist and Mattins on the Sunday morning. After lunch we will depart for Exeter Cathedral, where we will sing as the choir in residence for the week.

The Cathedral Church of St. Peter in Exeter dates from the 12th century and is famed for its Norman towers, decorated Gothic vault and imposing organ case. The cathedral has it's own choir school and we will be staying in the school accommodation in the cathedral close throughout the week. The boys will rehearse every morning at 9:30 am and Evensong is sung at 5:30 pm each day apart from Wednesday. But it's not all hard work! Much of our time will be taken up with sight-seeing, visits to museums, parks and castles and the boys will spend a day on Dartmoor with the Royal Marines. Our weekend commitments include Saturday Evensong at 3:00 pm and three services on Sunday - Choral Eucharist at 9:45 am, Choral Mattins at 11:15 am and Choral Evensong at 3:00 pm. We are hoping to see some familiar faces in the congregation!

On Monday morning, 25 July the coach leaves Exeter for France. We will travel by ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre and then begin a short tour through three beautiful and historic cities in Normandy: Rouen, Caen and Bayeux. The choir will present a concert in each city, singing at the cathedral in Rouen (the subject of Monet's famous series of paintings in the 1890s), at the Abbaye ax Hommes in Caen (built in 1066 to pacify the Pope who had opposed the marriage of William the Conqueror), and at the cathedral
in Bayeux. Bayeux is best known for its tapestry which tells the story of the events leading up to the battle of Hastings in October 1066. We will visit the tapestry on Thursday 28 July. Our party will travel to Paris on Friday 29 July.

Whilst in the capital city, we will sing three choral services, the highlight of which will be Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday 30 July at 6:30 pm. The following day, Sunday, we will sing at the church of Notre Dame d'Auteuil on the Rue Corot at 11:00am and then present Choral Evensong at the American Cathedral on Rue Georges V at 5:00 pm. Notre Dame d'Auteuil is home to one of France's most famous organs by the great builder Artistide Cavaille-Coll, and the American Cathedral has been a centre of worship for English-speakers for more than a century.

On Monday 1 August the choir returns to the UK via Calais for two days in London. Many of the choristers are visiting Europe for the first time and a trip to England wouldn't be complete without a few days sight-seeing in London! A highlight of our time in the capital will be a performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium. We return to Buffalo on Wednesday 3 August at 5:30 pm.
Please remember the party in your prayers during our time away and please join us for our farewell service of Evensong on Wednesday 13 July at 5:45 pm.
Andrew Cantrill

 

GIRLS' CHOIR TRIP TO VIRGINIA

During the last weekend of May, the Girls Choir traveled to Virginia to sing at St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Richmond. Steve the bus driver departed from Buffalo at 9:00 a.m. on the 27th, and the girls, along with chaperones Vera Kozak and Wendy Darling and choirmasters Drew Cantrill and Andrew Scanlon, settled in for a long ride. After more than 12 hours on the road (including numerous pit-stops), we parked in front of the St. Paul's courtyard and stepped out into the Southern heat. After unpacking our vestments, the girls were split into small groups and went home with host families for the evening.

On Saturday morning, we all met back at the church and set out for Colonial Williamsburg, less than an hour outside of Richmond. Though the weather was uncooperative at first, the morning turned into a fun and exciting experience.

When we returned to the 21st century, the girls prepared for rehearsal for that afternoon's concert. We were singing favorites like Poulenc's Litanies a la Vierge Noir and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater as well as new repertoire such as Ned Rorem's Alleluia. The concert was well attended, and certainly well received by the audience. Afterwards, the girls returned to their host families.

Sunday morning dawned hot and humid, and though no one was looking forward to wearing heavy vestments, we were excited to lead the congregation in worship. Immediately following the service, Steve helped the girls heave their luggage back onto the bus and after saying goodbye to our families, we headed home to Buffalo. We are all thankful for the hospitality of our hosts and the fellowship of the members of the St. Paul's congregation, especially the organist Grant Hellmers. Visiting Richmond was a great experience for all and a wonderful way to wrap up the choral year.

Amy Keresztes

 

Choir Notes

CONGRATULATIONS to Catherine Kiersz who has been made a Head Chorister in the Cathedral Girls' Choir. Catherine has been singing at the cathedral for six years and studies the organ with Andrew Scanlon. She attracted much attention when she sang soprano solos with Lydia Evans in the music program's recent performance of the Monteverdi 'Vespers'. Catherine is a junior at City Honors School in Buffalo.


Congratulations also to Kristin Saetveit who has been appointed Associate Head Chorister. Kristin comes from a very musical family and her association with the cathedral stretches back many years. She is a talented fencer and has competed throughout North America.

 

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is being resurrected after a long absence. The Book used to reside in a special display case located next to the baptistery under the arch to the north porch.

The format of the new Book of Remembrance will be slightly different from the old one. Each day of the year will have its own page in the book. Each day the page will be turned to the current day's page on which will be recorded the names of the dearly departed who entered into rest on that date. At one of the services each day, prayers will be offered for the departed who are recorded on that day's page.

If you would care to have a loved one memorialized in the Book of Remembrance, please send their name, clearly spelled as you wish it to appear, their date of death, and age, along with a minimum contribution of $25.00 per name to the Cathedral office. Mark your envelope "Book of Remembrance."

 

CONGRATULATIONS...

to the seven parishioners that took the 9-hour First Aid, Child, Infant and Adult CPR course on June 4th with Parish Nurse Diana Foster. They are Sharon Bass,Lynn Brunner, Lloyd Hunt, Bill Kraebel, Wendy Metz, Lisa Naylon and Mick Szymanski.

 

July 17 Forum: Lee Poole will speak on the life and times of Sheldon Thompson whose colorful career mirrored that of early Buffalo. He was a founding member of St. Paul's Church and rose to become the first popularly elected Mayor of the City. As part of his presentation Lee will show a number rare illustrations of early Buffalo. Be sure to join us for this interesting presentation!

 

CHORAL EVENSONG

Daniel Scarozza who sings alto in the famed choir of St Thomas Church, New York City, will be presenting services of choral evensong on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 20th until July 15th.
Daniel will be joined by other local musicians, including singers from the cathedral choir. Please support him and take the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful evening service. Call the cathedral office for further information.

 

Workshop

The Rev. Paul Lillie, appointed missioner to the Diocese of Jerusalem, and currently at the Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr, Jerusalem, will be conducting workshops for three Wednesdays in August. There will be a 12:30 presentation as well as an evening presentation at 5:15.

The first week is entitled Spirituality and Ethics in the Workplace: Jerusalem and Beyond.

The second week is entitled Jerusalem meets Buffalo: Spirituality, Faith and the Workplace.

Week three is entitled Spirituality, Ethics and Faith in Our World: Life in a global context.

Paul will also be with us to preside and preach for two Sundays at both 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

 

 


 

 


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