2020 has been a year to remember, and for many of us, a year we would like to forget but our community will be remembered for stepping up and offering help to those who were in need of food, comfort and hope.

When everything was closed down, our community stepped up and donated to our food pantry, food and comfort bags were delivered to those in need or stuck at home and we made phone calls and checked on our neighbors. Even though the world had shut its doors, our doors were open for you and everyone offered what they could. During the year the Corfu Food Pantry more than doubled the number of families they help each month. They were able to supply Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner to 50 families through our collections and donations from our community. Operation St. Nicholas reached out to over 80 people and families with prayers, cards, food, support or an encouraging word. Our WIGL group prepared “ditty” bags for the Veterans at Eagle House in East Pembroke and Operation St. Nicholas filled them with personal care items and gifts. WIGL also donated several of their blessed prayer shawls to residents at the Premier Nursing Home in Batavia. Catholic Charities did a parking lot pop-up at our Corfu Church and were able to help 40 families with personal care items. Some of our Faith Formation classes have reached out to those in nursing homes and many of our parishioners that we don’t see that often anymore with Christmas cards. Sister Barbara hasn’t been able to make home visits like she used to, but her fingers have been busy making phone calls!

We would also like to take a minute and thank you so much for your devotion and support to our Parish. Even though attendance at Mass has been lower, Fr. Dan’s YouTube Masses have been a blessing for those that want to worship with us from home. We have been able to connect with so many more people through Fr. Dan’s knowledge of technology. A huge thank you to our Social Club and all that support it for purchasing the cameras needed to be able to come into your home each week. 

St. Max is truly an amazing parish family and we are blessed and grateful for each and every one of you.