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COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE

June 17, 2021

Fr. Dan invites you to gather with him to pray for our neighbors, our country, for the born and unborn, healing for the sick and for your special intentions.

All are welcome!

We will gather on the church lawn

St. Max Church in East Pembroke at 7pm,

light candles and pray for whatever is on your heart.

There will be a display of handmade articles for sale the weekend of June 12th and 13th.  The items for sale include nativity scenes, crucifixes, rosaries, the Last Supper and many other beautiful religious items offered by Suhair Musleh. Because of conflict in the region, many Christian families in Bethlehem are struggling to make ends meet. Holy Land Gifts represents over 100 Christian families who make a living selling traditional olive wood handcrafts and religious articles. When you purchase one of these beautiful gifts, you are helping artisans in the Holy Land provide for their families and live and work with dignity in a region fraught with tension. Thank you for supporting this project to keep the Christians present in the holy land of Jesus birth.

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek * East Pembroke and * Joanne Ritter * Corfu

Saturday     May 15th – Corfu

5:00PM       Mother’s Day Novena

Sunday        May 16th  

8:30AM       Corfu – Mother’s Day Novena

11:00AM     EP Hall – Mother’s Day Novena

Monday       May 17th – Corfu

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Tuesday       May 18th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Sandy Oberlander ~ John & Patty

Wednesday  May 19th – Corfu

7:00PM        Sandy Heist ~ Paul Heist

Thursday     May 20th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Mary Ann Kutter ~ Carole Vohwinkel

Friday         May 21st– Corfu

8:00AM        Roger Kimmel ~ Drozdiel Family

Saturday     May 22nd – Corfu

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

Sunday        May 23rd    

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ Joe & Betsy Iannello

11:00AM     EP Hall – Ben Ianni ~ Linda Ianni

Father Dan just recently blessed a new batch of prayer shawls and baptismal blankets for our WIGL Group. The blankets are made with love and prayer by the ladies of the parish. The WIGL group consists of women of the parish of all ages who meet once a month. The prayer shawls and baptismal blankets are either knitted or crocheted. We give a baptismal blanket to a newly baptized child of the parish at the time of baptism. The prayer shawls are given to any person who may have suffered a loss or is dealing with illness. The symbol of the shawl is that when the person uses the shawl they are wrapped in the prayers of the group. If you know of someone who may be in need of a shawl and prayers, please call Nancy at (716) 474-2992. Referrals are kept confidential.

We are seeking volunteers to help with the running and maintenance at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Crittenden Road. If you are interested in helping out or would like more information on what we are looking for, please talk to Fr. Dan.  A meeting of the Cemetery Committee will be scheduled soon.

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Sandy Oberlander * East Pembroke and * Judy Balonek * Corfu

Saturday     May 8th – Corfu

5:00PM       Judy Balonek ~ Dave Balonek

Sunday        May 9th   Mother’s Day

For All Mothers of our Parish and

8:30AM       Corfu – Martha and Albert Smith ~ Family

11:00AM     EP Hall – James and Margaret Tirolese ~ Bill and Annie Lawrence

Monday        May 10th – Corfu

8:00AM         Mother’s Day Novena

Tuesday       May 11th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Wednesday  May 12th – Corfu

7:00PM        Mother’s Day Novena

Thursday     May 13th – E. Pembroke

The Ascension of the Lord – Holy Day of Obligation

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Friday         May 14th – Corfu

8:00AM        Mother’s Day Novena

Saturday     May 15th – Corfu

5:00PM       Mother’s Day Novena

Sunday        May 16th   

8:30AM       Corfu – Mother’s Day Novena

11:00AM     EP Hall – Mother’s Day Novena

The Sanctuary Candle is the red candle next to the Tabernacle, which signifies the real presence of Christ within it. Parishioners can dedicate the Sanctuary Candle at our Corfu Site or at our East Pembroke Site in memory of a loved one, a saint or for a special intention for one week; the name will be published in the bulletin so that your intention can be prayed for by everyone during that time. Please call the parish office to schedule a week. A donation of $3.00 per lamp is suggested.

The 2022 Mass book is available and weekend Masses are filling up quickly.

A very special prayer practice that is offered at every Mass is a Mass Intention.  Intentions are offered for many reasons, for the living and the dead. Masses can be offered for birthdays, anniversaries, illness, special intentions and answered prayers. Consider remembering a loved one this upcoming year. If you are looking for a specific date for the Mass, call soon to reserve your date so that it isn’t taken.

Contact Sue or Cindy at the parish office ~ 599-4833; email us at stmaxkolbe09@gmail.com. A donation of $15 is suggested.

The 2021 Mass Intentions have all been filled at this time.

We have new carpeting in the sanctuary in East Pembroke! If you haven’t seen it yet we will be moving back over to the church for Sunday Mass beginning May 30th so be sure to take a look!

Thank you so much to the parishioner that donated the money for the upgrade and to everyone that helped make it happen!

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