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We will be accepting your donations for our Parish Yard Sale beginning Sunday, May 29th!

Clean out your closet, garage or attic!

The Parish Yard Sale will be on June 3rd and 4th, 9AM-2PM, at our E. Pembroke hall. We will accept donations of clean and undamaged items only: household items, books, toys, games, jewelry, furniture, dishes, collectibles, sporting equipment, holiday items, craft supplies, etc.  Old TV’s and computer monitors will NOT be accepted.  

For more information, to volunteer to help or to make arrangements to drop off your donated items, please contact Jean Marsick at 599-6469 or call the parish office.

Thank you for your generous support!

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek * E. Pembroke and * Rev. James L. Fugle * Corfu

Saturday     May 21st – Corfu 

5:00PM        Jeffrey W. Fischer ~ Rita and Family

Sunday        May 22nd

8:30AM       Corfu – Richard Davis ~ John & Patty

11:00AM     EP –Theresa Seweryniak ~ Josephine and Bernadette Penkszyk

Monday       May 23rd – Corfu  

8:00AM        James and Margaret Tirolese ~ Bill and Annie Lawrence

Tuesday       May 24th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        John Davis ~ Jean Waite

Wednesday  May 25th – Corfu

7:00PM        Mary Adams ~ Sue, Cindy & Kathy

7:30PM        Adoration

Thursday      May 26th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Sandy Oberlander ~ Paul Oberlander

Friday         May 27th – Corfu

8:00AM        Dee Bielec ~ Doug & Sylvia Kohorst

Saturday     May 28th – Corfu  

5:00PM        Ed & Anna Sobolewski ~ Dorothy Plowe

Sunday        May 29th

8:30AM       Corfu – John Davis ~ Charlie Lenhard

11:00AM     EP –James and Margaret Tirolese ~ Daryl and Joyce Kohorst

Some additions to our Mother’s Day Novena list: Marjorie Reeb, Susan Ford, Dawn Ford, Agnes Nelson, Wanda Gorski, Marie Staba, Katherine Maye, Anna Brett, Ursula Brett

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek * E. Pembroke and * Adrienne Zuppa * Corfu

Saturday     May 14th – Corfu 

5:00PM        Mother’s Day Novena

Sunday        May 15th

8:30AM       Corfu – Mother’s Day Novena

11:00AM     EP –Mother’s Day Novena

Monday       May 16th – Corfu  

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Tuesday       May 17th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Henry and Hilda Dylag ~ Doug and Sylvia Kohorst

Wednesday  May 18th – Corfu

7:00PM        Albert and Martha Smith ~ Family

7:30PM        Adoration

Thursday      May 19th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Nancy Gardner ~ Drozdiel Family

Friday         May 20th – Corfu

8:00AM        Richard Reisdorf ~ Cindy Gloss

Saturday     May 21st – Corfu  

5:00PM        Jeffrey W. Fischer ~ Rita and Family

Sunday        May 22nd

8:30AM       Corfu – Richard Davis ~ John & Patty

11:00AM     EP –Theresa Seweryniak ~ Josephine and Bernadette Penkszyk

Our Listening Sessions for Phase 1 of our Diocesan Synod will conclude at the end of May, but there are still plenty of valuable opportunities for you be heard. Here are some of the Sessions remaining:

  • May 23rd at 6:30 at St. Vincent de Paul open to everyone
  • May 24th at 5:30 at the Catholic Center downtown open to everyone
  • Mat 25th at 6:30 at Holy Cross for the Hispanic community
  • May 26th at 5:30 at Our Lady of Hope for the African community
  • May 31st at 7:00 at St. Leo the Great for those affected by divorce
  • June 1st at 6:30 at Our Lady of Hope for the Asian community
  • June 2nd at 6:30 at St. Joseph University for the LGBTQ community

Please check the Diocesan website for more details at www.buffalodiocese.org. And remember that Phase 2 will include all Parish Families of the Diocese.

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek * E. Pembroke and * June and Gervais Families * Corfu

Saturday     May 7th – Corfu 

5:00PM        John Kadziolka Jr. and Virginia Kadziolka ~ John and Rose

Sunday        May 8th – Mother’s Day

                     Living and Deceased Mothers of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and

8:30AM       Corfu – Judy Balonek~Dave Balonek

11:00AM     EP –Theresa Seweryniak ~ Michael Hoffman

Monday       May 9th – Corfu  

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Tuesday       May 10th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Wednesday  May 11th – Corfu

7:00PM        Mother’s Day Novena

7:30PM        Adoration

Thursday      May 12th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Friday         May 13th – Corfu

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Saturday     May 14th – Corfu  

5:00PM        Mother’s Day Novena

Sunday        May 15th

8:30AM       Corfu – Mother’s Day Novena

11:00AM     EP –Mother’s Day Novena

HOPE Day is coming! Catholic Charities’ one-day “above and beyond” fundraising effort is Wednesday, May 11. Last year donors contributed nearly $317,228 in 24 hours and this year we are aiming for another successful one-day giving blitz. Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for more details on how you can make a contribution or help spread the word this Wednesday and to track our progress on HOPE Day. If you need help, please visit www.ccwny.org/ services or call 716-218-1419 or the office in your area.

A Baccalaureate Mass honoring the graduating Seniors from our parish is being planned for Sunday, June 12th at 1PM in Corfu. All High School Seniors are invited to attend this very special Mass. Join us for Mass and a special gift from the parish, as you are a gift to our parish and the Church. If you are graduating, please contact Sr. Barbara through the parish office to make sure you are on our list, we don’t want to miss anyone. All names should be to Sister by June 5th so that information can be sent out. If you know of a graduating high school senior who is new to the parish or has moved from the parish, but would still like to receive an invitation, please let us know. Family unable to attend will be able to view the Mass on Fr. Dan’s YouTube Channel.

“From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the Cross, but return; so holy water must have great virtue. For my own part, whenever I take it, my soul feels a particular and most notable consolation.”
St. Teresa of Avila


Uses for Holy Water

1. Bless yourself. This suggestion is obvious, but if we are only blessing ourselves with holy water on Sunday, then aren’t we missing out on the rest of the week?  You can never have too much grace or blessing in your life.  Use holy water daily.  Keeping a holy water font in the home is a great idea so that you, your family, and guests can be blessed in the comings and goings from your home.  Keep the font right by the front door to ensure you never leave home without it.

2. Bless your house.  If you haven’t taken the time to bless your house with holy water, then no time is better than the present.  Your home is the domestic Church and is in need of spiritual protection.  You can sprinkle holy water in your home yourself, or have a priest formally bless your home using holy water as part of the house blessing ceremony.

3. Bless your family. Use holy water to pray and make the Sign of the Cross over your spouse and children before they go to sleep at night. Bonding the family to each other and to God in this way is a great family tradition to adopt. Keep a holy water bottle by the bedside for this purpose.

4. Bless your work space. If you work outside of the home, sprinkling your work space with holy water is a great idea, not only for spiritual protection on the work front, but also as to sanctify your daily work for the glory of God.

5. Bless your car. The car is probably the most dangerous place where you spend a significant amount of time each day. Never underestimate the power of holy water applied to your vehicle to keep you safe from harm’s way, when used in faith and trust in God. In fact, you can also have a priest bless your car with holy water.

6. Bless your vegetable garden. It was a common practice in the Middle Ages for people to sprinkle their vegetable gardens with holy water.  In times when people were very dependent on crops for their livelihood, lack of rain or early frosts could be devastating. Using holy water to bless and sanctify the plants that would be used for the family’s sustenance showed their reliance on God’s grace.

7. Bless the sick.  If you know of any sick friends or family, then blessing them with holy water probably counts as a corporeal and a spiritual work of mercy.  If you visit the sick in a hospital or nursing home, bless their living space with holy water and leave a holy water bottle with them as a comfort in their time of need.

8. Bless your pets. Many parishes on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi have a rite of blessing for pets. Pets are loved companions for individuals and families and often provide a great service to them, and even these can be blessed with holy water because all creation has the end of giving glory to God. This also applies to livestock and farm animals that provide labor, livelihood, and nourishment to humans.

Your prayers for our sick parishioners and friends are deeply appreciated and are very important. You will find a listing near the back of the church of the people that need our prayers.

PLEASE PRAY FOR the ongoing purification of our diocese and the worldwide Church, 122 million fallen away Catholics, those contemplating abortion, those contemplating suicide, the souls in Purgatory, those suffering from drug and/or alcohol addictions and their families, all those who are passed through our prayer chain and all those who are sick, including: All those affected by the Corona Virus, Jean Hojnowski, Shirley & Tony Mortellaro, Marty Galczynski, Julia Gervasi, Brandon Walker, Al and Noreen Platten, Suzanne Zbrzezny, Bill and Dianna Loveric, Jo Clair Surman, Joe Wolf, Millie Mruczek, Bob and Alicia Mangola, Joanne Winkelman, Bill Paige, Dorothy, Karen Ryan, Mary Kay Borkowski, Heather, Julie D’Amico, Emily Wachowski, Dan Kensy and Family, Gail M., Agnes and Don Nelson, Carol Hofmeier, David Fino, Mike Misterantino, Matt Yoeder, Tony Kutter, Jim Java, Pappert Family, Diane Deleo, Gary Marsick, Joyce Salvo, Daniel Bogden, David Bogden, Kevin Fox, Rose Kadziolka, Brady James, Diana Piegzyk, Isabella Oberlander, Kathy Urban, David Smith, Rose K., Benjamin Foster, Robby Bruce, Gina Nowak, Robert Kicak, Steven Deleo, Brantley Zimmerman, Sheila Harding, Harry Brackett, Alice Humble, Alyssa Burkhardt and Pastor Rob.

Please contact the parish office if you would like someone added to the list and let us know when your loved one may be removed from this list. Names will appear for three months, after that time please notify us if their condition continues.

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