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What in the World has Happened?: A Reflection by John P. Downey

The Covid-19 Pandemic has disrupted life throughout the world like nothing else has in decades. Few corners of the earth have been spared, and perhaps, in the end, none will be. Certainly life in most aspects has been disrupted in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, and this disruption has deeply affected the Church, including…

Sacred Ground Begins on July 16: Register Online

Leaders of the Diocese of Western New York’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination and the diocesan Mission Strategy Advisory Group have agreed to co-sponsor the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground program across the partnership dioceses. Sacred Ground, a dialogue series about race, is grounded in faith and includes readings, documentary film and short videos. “Small…

Suspending In-Person Worship: A Letter from Bishop Sean

March 12, 2020 Dear People of God: Today, I write with regret to tell you that I am suspending Sunday worship effectively Sunday, March 15. The COVID-19 epidemic is spreading so quickly that I cannot in good conscience permit gatherings that could easily hasten the spread of the disease and contribute to the collapse of…

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Dear Friends, Our partnership is uniquely suited to train leaders for the future of the Episcopal Church, and as 2019 draws to a close, I ask for your help in doing just that. By making a gift to our theological education fund, you can help limit the student debt accrued by our seminarians and clergy…

A Thank You from Bishop Sean

Dear friends in Christ: Thank you for the generous welcome that you extended to Carly, Lauren and me on Sunday at St. Paul’s Cathedral. I was glad to see so many of you and to have the chance to worship together. I am especially grateful that we were able to begin our ministry together by…