Blessings, everyone! I have not written here in some time, but would like to do so more often in the future, especially as we connect as a family of families. As many of you now know, Fr Patryk is on administrative leave while the diocese investigates a complaint of inappropriate comments communicated to a minor. I hope you will keep all victims of abuse in prayer, as well as Fr Patryk and our parish family.

I had expected the family of parishes model would require us to make some changes to our mass schedule, but had planned to wait until the process had finished for us, likely sometime in June. Given our new situation, I am taking the step of canceling St John’s 9:30AM Sunday Mass and St. Max’s 8AM Friday Mass in Corfu.

The 9:30AM Mass will continue through January as we already have coverage, and the last Friday Mass in Corfu will be on January 20th. For those at other masses, if you see “new” faces, please make them feel welcome! This is a chance for us to see a different side of our family.


Please note that in light of recent events and scheduling difficulties, Fr. Dan has decided to discontinue the Friday Mass at 8:00am in Corfu beginning on January 27th. For this weekday Mass, you are encouraged to attend one of our neighboring parishes. Friday Mass at St. John the Baptist in Alden and at Ss. Joachim and Anne in Attica are at 8:30am. Any Mass intentions previously scheduled for Fridays will be rescheduled. Please contact the parish office or watch the bulletin for the new dates. The Mass on Friday, January 13th has also been cancelled and the intention will be rescheduled.

This does not affect the First Friday Mass.  First Friday Mass at 10:00am in East Pembroke will continue to be celebrated.

St. John the Baptist in Alden will be discontinuing their 9:30am Sunday Mass beginning in February.

Please watch the bulletin for scheduling changes while we work through the next few months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.