What we've been up to!!!!!
THIRD ANNUAL BASEBALL OUTING
VIVE + BISONS BASEBALL = A GREAT SUCCESS!!
On Wednesday, July 26th, 14 of our parishioners took 25 residents of Jericho Road’s Vive la Casa to the Buffalo Bison's game against the Durham Bulls. We met at Vive at Wyoming Street and East Ferry at 6:15 p.m., and arrived at the stadium in plenty of time for the first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
Our guests were men, women and children from Burundi, Congo, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Rwanda. Their languages include Arabic, Kongo, Kurundi, Lingala, Swahili, Urdu, French, Spanish, and English. It was their first experience at a baseball stadium, and they were eager to ask questions and learn about this strange game. They had no problem joining in the cheers and clapping, as well as enjoying all sorts of nutritious refreshments, such as Sahlen’s hot dogs, Italian sausage, cotton candy, butter spuds, sno-cones, Coke, Sprite, popcorn, peanuts, and ice cream. Their combination of genuine joy and gratitude was terrific and somewhat humbling for us.
The Bisons generously donated all the tickets.
Many thanks to Donna Doyle, Ann Dutton, Merle & Stephanie Foraker, John & Peg Moffitt, Deb Vranich & Tracy Howland, Taylor & Charlene Minx, and Martha Robinson & Kathy Stelter.
Next season’s Bison's schedule will be released soon! This gives us lots of time to plan for next year, and enable as many of us as possible to enjoy this wonderful and heartwarming community experience.
Naturally, the Bison's won, 8-3!
Tom and Jan Lochner
Ecclesia - Building a new congregation
Our Bishops have asked us to go out into the community to do Jesus’s work. One of the ways SJG is doing this is through our mission of engaging the people of the streets of Buffalo. Every Sunday at 1pm, we meet at Fireman’s Park across from the Greyhound Bus Terminal on Ellicott Street downtown. We provide food, snacks, socks, and other needed items to the “congregation” we are forming. We had our first “service” with our new congregation on Easter Sunday.
Women's March - January 21, 2017
A number of parishioners from SJG participated in the Women's Marches that occurred on January 21, 2017 in various locations. The Mission and Vision of the Women's March on Washington - We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. Seneca Falls NY, is the place where the first women's rights convention was held on July 19-20, 1848.