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MASS SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS EVE:

MASS, 3PM – EP Hall

Mass, 5PM – EP Hall

MIDNIGHT MASS – Corfu Church

CHRISTMAS DAY:

8:30AM – Corfu Church

11AM – EP Hall

The Mass will also be available on Fr. Dan’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/FrDanSerbicki

Of course we ask you to watch our parish website, www.stmax.net or our FaceBook page for changes due NYS health restrictions.

Mass Schedule for this Week

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek *

Saturday     November 28th – Corfu

5:00PM       60th Wedding Anniversary Remembrance of Ray and Leilani Spring ~ Ray Spring

Sunday        November 29th

8:30AM       Corfu – Richard Trickey ~ John and Patty

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Birthday Remembrance of Kara Cummings ~ Mom and Dad

Monday       November 30th – Corfu

8:00AM       Michael Riley ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

Tuesday       December 1st – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       Paula Krotz ~ Cindy Gloss  

Wednesday  December 2nd – Corfu

7:00PM       John Farley ~ Charlie Lenhard

Thursday     December 3rd – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       Bob Cooley ~ Ken and Joan Brauner

Friday          December 4th – E. Pembroke   

10:00AM     Bill Sutherland ~ Kathy Warren

Saturday     December 5th – Corfu

5:00PM       Barbara Potenski ~ Millie Pasquarella

Sunday        December 6th

8:30AM       Corfu – John Cullen ~ Mary Cullen

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Thomas Gahr ~ Jean Waite

Amazon Black Friday

Do you shop Amazon? Did you know that if you simply go to Smile.Amazon.com instead of just Amazon.com you could donate .5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice? St. Max is now a registered charity. Simply follow this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-0784098 and you will automatically be giving .5% to our parish. To search for our parish by name enter: Saint Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Parish of Corfu NY.

So many of our family and friends find themselves alone or isolated during this time. Loved ones are in nursing homes and we are unable to visit. The most at risk are staying home and feel separated from family and friends. Sometimes the brightest part of their day is receiving a card in the mail.  Please consider sending a Christmas card or a Thinking of You card to one or more of our parishioners who may be alone this year and are unable to celebrate Mass with their parish family.  Contact Sue at the Parish Office if you would like the name of someone from our parish with whom you could share a holiday greeting.

Normally during the Advent Season, Father Dan would have additional times available for Confessions.  Due to the current circumstances, he is unable to open it up like he used to, but he still invites you to prepare yourself spiritually in anticipation of our Lord’s coming. He is available for Confessions any time by appointment, on Wednesday evenings after the 7PM Mass in Corfu and on Friday, December 4th after the 10AM First Friday Mass in East Pembroke.  He will also be hearing confessions during Faith Formation classes on December 6th.

Whether you go to confession regularly or you haven’t been in decades, he encourages you to make this Season an opportunity to receive the mercy of God and to find healing and joy in His great Sacrament.

The Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held at 9AM in East Pembroke. You are invited to bring a loaf of bread which will be placed on the altar and blessed during Mass. 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God – Colossians 3:16

COLLECTION ENVELOPES

New Procedures – Please Read!

This year you will notice a change in your Sunday offering envelopes. We have made the switch to Our Sunday Visitor as the provider of our envelopes. After comparing Our Sunday Visitor and the company we have used for many years we thought that the change would be pleasing to everyone. OSV may sound familiar to many of you as a publisher of Catholic books and pamphlets.

Your parishioner number will remain the same from month to month. The only thing that will change is that envelope packets will be mailed directly to your home quarterly, that’s right directly to you. You can’t ask for better than that. No more remembering to pick them up once a year.

This program offers us a better means of address corrections, new parishioner start-up, and keeping our contact information up to date. Preparing your envelope should be done prayerfully, sharing our gifts with God who has first been generous to us.

We also want to let you know that because we want to be “good stewards” and not wasteful with our resources, we will not send envelopes to those who have not used them over the past few years. Some parishioners prefer to place cash in the collection and some are simply unable to contribute. There are also those who are in assisted living or nursing homes. To continue to pay for the envelopes and postage when they are not being used is not a good use of our parish funds. Of course those who do not receive envelopes are still part of our Parish family. But by using an envelope it helps the office to connect with active parishioners. This information is good in attesting to the fact that a member is a practicing Catholic when asked to be sponsors or godparents.

If you have any questions or don’t receive your envelopes and would like them, please contact Sue at the parish office 585-599-4833.

Please take a moment and read the attached Pastoral Letter from Bishop Scharfenberger to the Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Mass Schedule for this Week

The sanctuary candle this week will burn for * Judy Balonek *

Saturday     November 21st – Corfu

5:00PM       Mike Herec ~ Mary Herec

Sunday        November 22nd

8:30AM       Corfu – Frank Bartokvich ~ Family

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Olga Dean ~ Doug and Sylvia Kohorst

Monday       November 23rd – Corfu

8:00AM       Birthday Blessings for Genevieve Burlingame ~ Joan Price

Tuesday       November 24th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       John Brezniak ~ Legion of Mary, Spouse of Joseph  

Wednesday  November 25th – Corfu

7:00PM       Edward and Alberta Brightenfield ~ Family

Thursday     November 26th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       Elizabeth Oberlander ~ Paul Oberlander

Friday          November 27th – Corfu   

8:00AM       No Mass

Saturday     November 28th – Corfu

5:00PM       60th Wedding Anniversary Remembrance of Ray and Leilani Spring ~ Ray Spring

Sunday        November 29th

8:30AM       Corfu – Richard Trickey ~ John and Patty

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Birthday Remembrance of Kara Cummings ~ Mom and Dad

Mass Schedule for this Week

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek *

Saturday     November 14th – Corfu

5:00PM       Judy Balonek ~ Dave Balonek

Sunday        November 15th

8:30AM       Corfu – John Cullen ~ Mary Cullen

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Virginia Kadziolka ~ Mary Herec

Monday       November 16th – Corfu

8:00AM       Lawrence Barone ~ Barone Family

Tuesday       November 17th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       Health and Blessings for Dolores Java ~ Legion of Mary, Spouse of Joseph  

Wednesday  November 18th – Corfu

7:00PM       Special Intentions

Thursday     November 19th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       Deceased Mothers of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parishioners

Friday          November 20th – Corfu   

8:00AM       Michael Brett ~ Mary Cullen

Saturday     November 21st – Corfu

5:00PM       Mike Herec ~ Mary Herec

Sunday        November 22nd

8:30AM       Corfu – Frank Bartokvich ~ Family

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Olga Dean ~ Doug and Sylvia Kohorst

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