Latest News:
NEW - Registration for 10:15 am Worship on May 9th
The deadline to sign up is May 7th at 9:00 am. 
St. Paul’s is pleased to resume in-person worship inside our sacred space where generations of the faithful have gathered in the context of community to be formed by God’s Word and the sacraments! It will be a joy to welcome everyone back. For those unable to physically be present, the service will be live streamed – please go to SPCBuffalo.org for more information. 

Before registering, please carefully read the following information in order to congregate safely.
1) Please refrain from registering if you have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or have a fever. If any of the aforementioned surfaces after you register, please cancel your registration.
2) By registering, you agree to:
  • provide accurate contact information for contact tracing purposes;
  • cancel your registration if you have a fever, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms 14 days prior to the worship service;
  • arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the service at the Pearl Street entrance (the Walker Room entrance will be made available for those with limited mobility) to get checked in and to take your temperature – ushers and members of the Vestry will be there to greet you and get you checked in;
  •  honor all precautionary measures, including mask wearing, social distancing of at least 6 feet, and seat assignment.

For additional information about what to expect, please click here.
Diocesan Fair Share Reduced  
To support the ministry of the wider church, each parish and mission in communion with the Diocese of Western New York submits a monetary share to the Diocese -- this is known as the "Fair Share." The Fair Share for a given year is determined by taking thirteen percent of applicable income from the previous year. St. Paul's requested a one-year reduction of our Fair Share to support our efforts in reducing our reliance on our endowments and to support a more sustainable financial trajectory. We recently received word from the Diocesan Council that our Fair Share for 2021 has been reduced from $114,000 to $100,000. Please join the Vestry in giving God thanks for this good news! We appreciate this support from the Diocesan Council and the Bishop.
Oratory Chapel
Dossal Replacement  
The Oratory Chapel Altar will be getting a new dossal! Currently, it incorporates green curtains collectively known as the dossal. That dossal has adorned this Altar for decades and is now worn and discolored. After some discussion, the Properties Committee decided to replace the current dossal with a new custom made dossal from the Trevor W. Floyd and Company using the "Orleans" fabric. For the next several weeks, the Altar will be without a dossal while the new one is being made. The Vestry authorized the funding for this project to be taken from the Mack Fund, an investment fund to support the care and upkeep of the Oratory Chapel. 
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Mother’s Day 2021 Donation Drive
Hosted by the Bishop Holly Chapter, UBE in partnership with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Trinity Church, St. John’s-Grace Church and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Proceeds will benefit families at Homespace and Journey’s End.
We will be collecting items from Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 9th through Sunday, May 16th.  

You can participate in one of two ways!:
(1) Purchase $25 or $50 gift cards from Save-A-Lot, TOPS, Walmart or Target and mail them to UBE c/o St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 15 Fernhill Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215.

(2) OR drop off your donation at one of the churches. Please call ahead to find out when the building will be open and how to drop off items safely. 
Items needed include: *NEW*dishes, silverware, sheet sets, crayons, activity books, or other arts & craft supplies for children, hygiene items (for men & women), hand sanitizers and face masks. 

St. Paul’s Cathedral (716) 855-0900
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (716) 860-0406
St. John’s-Grace (716) 855-1112
Trinity Episcopal Church (716) 852-8314

Thank you in advance for your generosity! 
For more info, contact Gabrie'l Atchison at gatchison@episcopalwny.org
Garden of Love Update
In addition to distributing lunch and clothing to our most needy neighbors, the Garden of Love also hands out small brown bags filled with necessary personal items. Included in the bag are socks which have been donated to us by Hanes, thanks to Kim O'Connell. We also include combs, small toothpastes, small soap or body wash, shampoo/conditioner, disposable razors, and band aids. We are running low on these items and we are asking the congregation to help out with these items. Most can be found on Amazon in large quantities for a modest amount. If you think that you might be able to help us with any of these items, please drop them off at the ministry center or bring them to church once we resume in person worship. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the Garden of Love and our lunch guests.
Life Groups
As we discussed at last year’s Annual Meeting and Creating Our Future Together Gathering #4, we will be offering small groups to build faith and community at St. Paul’s. Life Groups are small groups of up to 12 people, including a convener, that meet monthly for prayer, fellowship and a discussion or activity related to the group’s purpose. Due to precautionary measures associated with the pandemic, Life Groups will begin meeting virtually using Zoom or some other virtual platform. The Book Discussion Life Group and Contemplative Prayer Life Group will begin soon. If you have additional ideas for specific Life Groups and/or you wish to serve as a Life Group convener, please contact Sonja Slother, Director of Communication and Ministry Development (sonja@spcbuffalo.org).  
Giving:
Thank you to those who have already made a 2021 pledge commitment to St. Paul's Cathedral! To date, we have 65 households that have made pledge commitments totaling $163,299. It's not too late to make a pledge! Please use this link to submit an electronic pledge card: www.spcbuffalo.org/pledge.

If you do not wish to pledge, you can still give a one-time gift or a series of gifts in a variety of ways:

1) Send a check made out to St. Paul’s Cathedral to
4 Cathedral Park, Buffalo, NY 14202
2) Work with your banking institution to set up an automatic transaction
3) Use our online giving system and pay using your credit card
4) Text your gift to: 84321
Thank you for your support!
Prayer List:
Short Term
Mary
Long Term
Henry, Nancy, Robert, Carol, Anne, Caroline, Ethan, the Hickey Family, Pauline, Erin, Florence, Donald, Joann & Susan
To submit prayer requests, please go to: SPCBuffalo.org/prayerrequest 
Remembering all those who have died:
Sylvester Handel Pratt, May 4, 1989
Jean Morgan Templeton, May 4, 1997
Elmer W. Hoebel, May 4, 2014
Opportunities for Communal Prayer & Community:
Please note that all the offerings listed below,
unless indicated otherwise, will take place with this Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 716 855 0900
Password: 4cathedral

Phone: 929-205-6099
Access code: 716 855 0900
Password: 535 007 8352
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm: Noonday Prayer
All are invited to participate in this brief service (around 20 minutes in length) to remain in the spirit of prayer in the middle of the day. This service begins on pg. 103 of The Book of Common Prayer. If you don't have a copy, please consider going to BCPonline.org for an online version.
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm: Coffee & Conversation
Join Dean Derrick and others for free flowing conversation about a myriad of topics. Don't forget to grab some coffee or tea before joining!
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm: Compline
All are invited to end their day by praying a simple service (around 10 minutes in length) of night prayer beginning on pg. 127 of The Book of Common Prayer. If you don't have a copy, please consider going to BCPonline.org for an online version.
Thursdays at 8:00 pm: Compline
All are invited to end their day by praying a simple service of night prayer (around 20 minutes in length) beginning on pg. 127 of The Book of Common Prayer. If you don't have a copy, please consider going to BCPonline.org for an online version.
Fridays at 12:00 pm: Noonday Prayer
All are invited to participate in this brief service (around 20 minutes in length) to remain in the spirit of prayer in the middle of the day. This service begins on pg. 103 of The Book of Common Prayer. If you don't have a copy, please consider going to BCPonline.org for an online version.
Sundays at 9:00 am:
Adult Formation - Hymns for the Church Year
Starts Sunday April 18th
What is your favorite hymn? What hymn has the most meaning for you? Join with other folks at the Cathedral, beginning on Sunday, April 18 at 9:00 am for a hymn sharing. The plan is to survey hymns through the Church Year. So the schedule is:
  • May 2 – Hymns for Epiphany
  • May 9 – Hymns for Lent
  • May 16 – Hymns for Easter
  • May 23 – Hymns for Pentecost (and General hymns)
So for each Sunday, choose a hymn for that season, be ready to say something about the hymn (text or music or both), tell us why you selected the hymn, and bring a recording (probably something you locate on YouTube). The hymn does not need to be from the Hymnal 1982. All are welcome to join us. Adult formation will be led by Canon Earle King.
Sundays at 10:00 am: Live Stream Service 
We will offer a live stream service from inside our beautiful worship space. This expression of praise will include seasonal prayers, scripture passages, instrumental musical offerings and more.

To access this service, please go to SPCBuffalo.org/livestream. You can download the bulletin from our website Live Stream page.

We are now live streaming on our website, Facebook page
and YouTube Channel simultaneously!
Choose which platform is most convenient for you!
Sundays at 11:00 am: Formation for Children
All children pre-K-6th grade can participate in a thirty-minute SPCKids gathering including fellowship, prayer, an interactive lesson and an activity via Zoom. During the formation, we will have some seasonal activities and crafts. To get an activity box or if you have any questions, please contact Chase Slother, Interim Director of SPC Kids (chase@spcbuffalo.org).
Stay Connected:
St. Paul’s Call Tree
Members of the Clergy, Pastoral Care Team and the Vestry will be calling many of our parishioners once every two weeks to assess well being, ask for prayer requests and identify needs. A preliminary list of parishioners has been generated. However, it is not exhaustive. If you wish to receive a check-in call, please contact Dean Derrick (derrick@spcbuffalo.org or 855-0900).
Pastoral Care Resources          
Please know that the Cathedral Clergy Team and the Cathedral Connectors are here to talk with you via phone or video as we experience the stress, frustration and loneliness generated by the pandemic. Please call one of the Cathedral Connectors below, the Cathedral Office (855-0900) or Dean Derrick’s cell (388-7012). In addition, we can connect you to mental health professionals. You may wish to consider using this new FREE workbook "The Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook"
Cathedral Connectors          
Please contact a “Cathedral Connector” or a member of our Cathedral Clergy if you or someone you know from St. Paul’s is in need of pastoral care.
Judy Elliott (elliottking77@gmail.com) 824-8578
Kathy Reiss (kathyreiss@yahoo.com) 541-7454
Dee Doherty (dtpdoherty@gmail.com) 435-1342