Dear Cathedral Community,
I am writing to you to let you know of an upcoming staff change. Sonja Slother, the Cathedral Director of Communication and Ministry Development, has resigned her position as of May 31st.  

On behalf of the Cathedral, I would like to thank Sonja for her dedicated work to the cathedral these past seven and a half years. 

The Wardens and I are currently working on an interim plan and we will
keep the cathedral community updated when we have more information to share.

In Christ,
The Rev. Canon Jason Shank
Sundays at 9:00 am: Adult Formation
May 22nd - Exploring a Zero Waste Church
Bob Ludwig will lead a discussion on a Zero Waste Church. He recently went to Washington, D.C. where he visited St. Columba Episcopal Church because he had learned St. Columba’s had endorsed the goal of zero waste. Does that sound like a goal which promises more than it can deliver? Or is it an aspiration which may fit St. Paul's? Join us Sunday, May 22nd and help explore a possible future.

May 29th - There will not be an Adult Formation session, inasmuch as it’s Memorial Day weekend. There are three more sessions before we conclude for the summer.

June 5th – Kathy Reiss will be talking about Pentecost and the mission of the Church.
June 12th – Earle King will be talking about the Trinity (Trinity Sunday is June 12) in art and music.
June 19th – The Social Justice Action Team will be addressing Refugee Sunday, connecting with the work of Journey’s End Refugee Services.

Meet in person at 9:00 am in the Flickinger Ministry Center or join us via Zoom with the link at
Do you have bikes you don’t use?
Wheels for Workers 716 is a new non-profit, supporting Buffalo’s large number of re-settling families. Their mission is to provide bicycles and helmets to our newest neighbors who wish to work but lack basic transportation.

How it works:
  • Drop off bikes at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226
  • Drop off anytime, at your convenience!
  • Our volunteer mechanics provide necessary service and repairs.
  • Journey’s End Refugee Services connects us to our new neighbors, linking ride-ready bikes to work-ready Buffalonians.

What they need:
  • Bikes and Bike Parts
  • Volunteers
  • Donations
  • Help Spreading the Word

How to reach them:
They’re still building their organizational structure. For now, send them a message through their Facebook page - Wheels for Workers 716
St. Paul's Book Club
May 31st at 7:00 pm
On Tuesday, May 31st, at 7:00 pm the next meeting of the St. Paul’s Book Club will commence. The next book club meeting will be discussing "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" by Nabeel Qureshi. The meeting shall run for no longer than an hour and all are welcome to participate and offer their views. Join us on Zoom by going to the Cathedral website at For more information, contact Marcus Maltby at
Thank you to those who have already made a 2022 pledge commitment to St. Paul's Cathedral! To date, we have 41 households that have made pledge commitments totaling $101,055. It's not too late to make a pledge! Please use this link to submit an electronic pledge card:

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Thank you for your support!
Prayer List:
Those who were killed in the Tops Grocery Store shooting
Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo
Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo
Andre Mackneil, 53, of Auburn
Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport
Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo
Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo
Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo
Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo
Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo
Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo
Short Term
Lisa, Larry
Long Term
Henry, Jeremy, Don, Caroline, Marcia, Barb, Lenore, Sue, Powell, Nancy, Johnny, Rosie, Peg, Byron, Robert, Carol, Ashlee, Steve
To submit prayer requests, please go to: 
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Pastoral Care Team Is Ready To Serve You! 
Whatever life might be bringing you right now, please know you don't have to experience it alone! Members of the Pastoral Care Team will walk with you and lend a listening ear. In addition to Canon Barbara, Judy Elliott, Dee Doherty, Del Milander, Kathy Reiss, Jessy Alexander, Katharine Woodard and Marcus Maltby provide care to our community through phone calls, visits and notes. If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please contact Judy Elliott at or Canon Barbara at