St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral sets celebrations

BUFFALO — St. Paul’s Cathedral will host two events during the weekend of March 3, commemorating its 200th anniversary.

On Saturday, March 4, (5 to 8 p.m.), The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church and The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, will attend a historically-themed reception hosted by St. Paul’s Cathedral. The gala will offer guests the opportunity to celebrate, explore, and socialize at the Wilcox Mansion, also known as the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, located at 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.

On Sunday, March 5 at 10:15 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, located at 139 Pearl Street, will be the site of a special 200th Anniversary Mass. Bishop Curry will be joined by The Rev. Jennings, The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, and The Very Rev. W. (Will) H. Mebane, Jr., Interim Dean. This Mass will feature the premiere of a newly commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize-winner, and former St. Paul’s chorister, Paul Moravec.

A reception will take place in the parish hall following the service.

The public is invited to attend the celebratory Mass at 10:15 a.m., on Sunday, March 5. Tickets for the gala reception (5 to 8 p.m.) on Saturday, March 4 are still available. For more information on purchasing options, call 855-0900 or visit the website

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