After all Masses the weekend of October 7th & October 8th, there will be a display of handmade articles for sale including 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.

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Immediate opening: Part-time, flexible hours. Responsibilities include cleaning of church, basement, classrooms, maintenance of grounds including lawn mowing/show shoveling and general landscaping at Corfu site. Background check and references required. Contact Fr. Dan at the parish office for more information 599-4833.

Beginning on Wednesday, September 20th, from 9:30AM to 11:15AM, women of all ages will again gather in the Cottage at the East Pembroke site to study Scripture and share fellowship. All are welcome. For more information, please call Elle Fronckowiak at (585) 762-9955.

As Fall arrives, we start to get the craving for a hot home-cooked meal, but wouldn’t it be even better if someone else did the cooking?

 Harvest

The St. Maximilian Kolbe Harvest Dinner is just what you’re looking for! A hot meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, beets, green beans, sweet breads and more all served family style, will be waiting for you on October 15th, Noon-3PM at the Social Hall in East Pembroke. $10 adults, $5 children 5-12, under 5 are free. Also stop at our Country Store for crafts, baked goods, produce and more. All proceeds will be used for the needs of the Parish.

Raffle tickets for the Harvest Dinner Raffle are available in the back of church. Father asks each family to try to sell 3 tickets at $5 each. Please pick the tickets up as you leave today. You may return them to the Parish Office, in the collection or the day of the Dinner. Thank you!

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Please join us for this silent, prayerful protest of the killing of pre-born babies amounting to more than 50 million children in the US alone since abortion was legalized here in 1973. This year our participation in the National Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 1st from 2PM-3PM in the center of Corfu.  We will gather at the Corfu site of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church at 1:45PM to pick signs and place assignments on the 4-corners of Main St. and Route 77. For questions or information call Elle Fronckowiak-585-762-9955 or LifeChain.Net

It’s time to again begin preparing for this year’s lifelong faith formation classes. The first day of classes is October 1st and you are asked to please register as soon as possible. Registration forms have been mailed out but can also be found in the back of church or on our website at www.stmax.net.  All classes will be held on Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45am. If you have any questions, please contact Sister Barbara or Joey Neth through the parish office.

We are in need of Teachers and Classroom Aides for this year and are especially looking for a 6th grade teacher. If you are a parent dropping off your child for class, please consider helping. No prior training is required, but all adult volunteers are required to attend a free workshop on child safety.  The next local workshop is offered on Tuesday, September 19th at Ascension Parish in Batavia at 6pm. Please contact Sister Barbara for more information.

Mark Your Calendars – You are invited . . .

 Reflecting on Fatima

WhenSaturday October 21, 2017 during afternoon and early evening hours.

WhereChrist the King Seminary

What:  Come for a Day of Reflection and gather for food, prayer, social, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, a living rosary at dusk around the pond with Rev. John Adams.

Fr. John will be returning on October 18th from his retreat visit to Fatima, Portugal as he is blessed to celebrate the anniversary of the last appearance of Our Lady at this sacred site and the Miracle of the Sun that occurred 100 years ago. Come and join others around the Diocese for what can be a unique opportunity for spiritual growth. Look for more details in the weeks to come!