Refugee Ministry


The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church are partnering together for the Home Again Program of Journey’s End Refugee Services! The Home Again Program is an opportunity for both communities to work together to collect items needed for an apartment for an upcoming refugee family. Refugee families arrive with little to no resources for establishing homes during their first few months of resettlement. Journey's End Refugee Services relies heavily on donations from partnerships such as these to provide these families with essential home furnishings, such as tables, lighting, and other items. After long and arduous journeys to the United States, a warm and cozy apartment brings a sense of security to families that have lost and left so much.
Please take this opportunity to go through your closets, attics and basements (ask your friends and family too!) to see if there are items they may consider donating. Also, look to see if you have any new and unopened extra toiletries and cleaning supplies on hand. Take advantage of any BOGOs and sales! For a list of items that need to be collected or if you have questions, please contact Marc Gutierrez (magutierrez77@gmail.com) or Tim Tilbe (tjtilbe@gmail.com).

 

Episcopal Campus Ministry

 

Students and Faculty are welcome to St. Andrew’s at any time.
Sunday evenings are planned with the student/faculty community in mind.
The schedule (except during UB breaks, exams, and vacation periods) is as follows:
Evening Prayer                        5:30 pm (in the chapel)
Mass                                            6:00 pm
Supper                                         7:15 pm (downstairs; time approximate)
Compline (night prayer)       8:00 pm

The suppers are free of charge and open to all. Attendance at any of the services is not required!
Everyone is free to attend as much or as little of the evening events as they wish.

 

 


Office Hours, UB North Campus, Campus Ministry Office (Student Union 227)
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm                                            

Mother Ellen Brauza, (716) 868-2532; ellenbra@buffalo.edu

 


Do you like to sing? We have a Chant Schola that sings for the 6:00 pm Sunday mass. New singers are always welcome. Contact Patrick Davis, standrewschantschola@gmail.com for more information.

"Chant is a living connection with our forebears in the faith…a sign of communion with the universal Church, a bond of unity across cultures, a means for diverse communities to participate together in song, and a summons to contemplative participation in the Liturgy."
- USCCB Sing to the Lord (2007).

 

 

Food Donations

We support the Food Pantry at University Presbyterian Church, which works with the WNY Food Pantry to serve the needs of our local community.  We collect food for this at least once a month.