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Weekly Prayer

O GOD, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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St. Paul's Welcomes The Rev. Canon Dr. Daniel J. Pinti

Meet  Fr. Dan

 I would call myself a "bi-vocational priest", which means I  believe I have two callings, or vocations:  to the  priesthood and to teaching and academics. Each is  integral to "who I am". I answered the teaching call first,  getting a Ph.D. in English and pursuing an academc  career. I'm a tenured professor at Niagara University,  where I've taught since 2001.

 It was coming to Western New York to teach at NU that  opened the way for me to answer God's call to the  priesthood. I began seminary at Bexley Hall in Rochester,  and finished at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.  I was ordained deacon in 2008, and priest in 2011. Since  then I've served as vicar of St. Aiden's in Alden, and as  canon priest at St. Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo.

 I've come to St. Paul's, Lewiston partly in the hope of  integrating these vocations, by beginning a campus  ministry with Episcopal students at NU. What such a  ministry will look like exactly will be largely up to the  students. My guiding questions for them will center on "community": what shape and purpose (s) might a Episcopal community at NU have, and how might that community connect with others? From a pastoral perspective, my sense is that for many younger people college becomes a time to "grow out of" the faith they were raised with. I'm hoping to help them find a faith they can grow into, and that grows with them. 

My wife Maria and I have three children (which is not quite the right word anymore): Zach, John and Rachel. Zach is 23 and finishing his degree at NU this year. John and Rachel are about to turn 18 and in thier senior year at Clarence High School. Maria is a nurse and works in infection control in the Patient Safety department at ECMC. My major pastime/stress reliever is playing the guitar, which I do as much as I can, often quite loudly.

Everything I've mentioned falls under the category of blessings: I'm blessed by my family, my music, by my profession, by serving God's people as priest, and by St. Paul's. Thanks be to God, and God bless you all!

 

September Mission & Outreach Project

During the month of September St. Paul's Misson & Outreach Committee is collecting pet supplies for the Pet Pantry in Lockport, NY and the Niagara County SPCA. Please consider donating one of the following items: dog food (can or dry), cat food (can or dry), pet treats, kitty litter, a pet collar or leash, a pet toy, a food or water bowl or old blankets and towels for bedding. Donated pet supplies will be blessed during the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, October 1 at St. Paul's Pet Blessing service. All pets are welcome!

Donations will be accepted throughout the month of September on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and during church office hours, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thank you for your support!

 

2017 Mighty Niagara Marathon Water Station 

          

 St. Paul's hosted a water station for the Mighty Niagara      Marathon in Lewiston on Saturday, September 16, 2017.    Pictured above (left to right) is Germain Ludwig, Teresa    Carter, Randy Shoop, Carol Conibear and Samantha Conibear. Not pictured, but there      helping was Caitlyn Conibear. Caitlyn was our photographer.
 

From filling the first cup with water to sweeping and cleaning the last cup off the ground, the event was a
success.  We look forward to Mighty Niagara 2018!

 

2017 Diocesan Programs

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