When Karen and her husband, John, found themselves living in a hotel without food and money and expecting a baby, they knew they needed help. Not knowing where else to turn, they came to Catholic Charities. “From the moment we walked into the Catholic Charities office, they helped us,” said Karen. “A social worker helped us get a meal and some groceries right away.” Catholic Charities also collaborated with other agencies to secure Karen and John temporary housing and set up a food supply so the two wouldn’t go hungry as they got back on their feet. “We really didn’t think we were going to make it,” Karen added. “But Catholic Charities helped us. Catholic Charities will help us. Catholic Charities helps everyone.” Help families like Karen and John find hope with your 2019 Appeal gift. You can select your new gift designation option when making a secure donation online at www.ccwny.org/donation or by calling Catholic Charities at 716-218-1400.

 

Did you have time to do some extra cleaning and purging this Spring? Cleaning out the garage now? We can help take that off your hands! Our Parish Yard Sale has been rescheduled for August 21st & 22nd.

We will be accepting your donations for our Parish Yard Sale beginning August 16th!

We will accept donations of clean and undamaged items only: household items, toys, games, jewelry, small furniture, dishes, collectibles, sporting equipment, holiday items, craft supplies, etc.  Old TV’s, computer monitors, out of date car seats and mattresses will NOT be accepted.  For more information, to help or to make arrangements to drop off your donated items, please contact Jean Marsick at 599-6469 or call the parish office.

Happy Birthday to Fr. Dan on Friday, July 17th!

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

Saturday     July 4th – Corfu

5:00PM       Daniel Oles ~ Eileen Tuttle

Sunday        July 5th

8:30AM       Corfu – Carol Shevlin ~ Family

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Charlie Lesh ~ John & Patty

Monday       July 6th – Corfu

8:00AM       Communion Service

Tuesday       July 7th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       Communion Service

Wednesday  July 8th – Corfu

7:00PM       No Mass

Thursday     July 9th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM       Communion Service

Friday          July 10th – Corfu

8:00AM       Communion Service

Saturday     July 11th – Corfu

5:00PM       Edward Sobolewski ~ Millie and Peter Karaszewski

Sunday        July 12th

8:30AM       Corfu – John Gehl ~ Family

11:00AM     E. Pembroke – Tod Egloff ~ Sheila Egloff

Please join us! Everyone is welcome!

Grace and peace to all of you, people of St Max! We are finally resuming our normal mass schedule. Thank you to all who have been tuning in for web masses!

Our bishop is not requiring anyone to go to mass on the weekend, so I will keep doing those online masses until we are back to normal. However, there are some concrete instructions about returning that I need to pass on for you when you do decide to return to the church building.

  • If you are sick, please do not come to church. Doubly so if you have a fever.
  • The usual COVID rules apply. Wear your mask, and stay six feet away from people if you don’t live with them.
  • It’s important not to bunch up. Please fill our church from the front to the back, in order. Some pews will be marked with tape or pictures. This is to make sure we are spaced evenly, without wasting space. Cushions have been removed from the pews that we are using.
  • For communion, it’s still important to be six feet apart as you come forward. Reception will be in the hand, and gloves are actually discouraged at this time. Please wear your mask as you come forward, removing it only when consuming the Eucharist.
  • As I write this letter, buildings are only allowed to seat 25% of their maximum capacity. That’s around fifty people for each site.
  • Our daily mass schedule is also resuming, but has the same limit of 50. If the weekend becomes too crowded, I encourage people to seek out communion at a smaller mass during the week.
  • The 11:00 AM Sunday Mass in East Pembroke will be in the hall in order to fit more parishioners safely. It should be similar to Christmas Eve, but hopefully we are done with this before Christmas in July.
  • There will be no collection taken during the offertory. Instead there will be collection boxes located near the doors. Please drop your envelope or donation into the box when you enter or leave church.

For your safety, we will be cleaning and disinfecting the church after every service, including the pews and common contact points like door handles. We have added superior air filters to our air conditioners and furnaces which will filter out large particles like household dust and lint, dust mites, pollen and pet dander, small particles like bacteria and mold spores, smoke, smog, microscopic allergens, plus particles that can carry viruses.

Lastly, I want to thank you all for your continued support of St. Max. While we no longer had a collection on the weekend many of you sent in your support by mail or electronically. We’ve even had several really pleasant notes. Thank you so much! Our office remains open during the day if you need us and my cell is (716) 860-5475. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the parish office and talk to Sue or call me directly.

Your cooperation, patience and understanding are appreciated while we work through this time together.

                                                                        God Bless,

                                                                        Rev. Daniel J. Serbicki

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

Saturday    June 27th – Corfu

5:00PM      Father’s Day Novena

Sunday      June 28th

8:30AM     Corfu – Father’s Day Novena

11:00AM    E. Pembroke – Father’s Day Novena

Monday     June 29th – Corfu

8:00AM     Father’s Day Novena

Tuesday     June 30th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM     Joseph and Jennie Kohorst ~ Daryl and Joyce Kohorst

Wednesday July 1st – Corfu

7:00PM      Christine Kruger ~ Drozdiel Family

Thursday   July 2nd – E. Pembroke

8:00PM      Helen Mansfield ~ Brown Family

Friday        July 3rd – E. Pembroke

10:00PM    Laura Mangola ~ Family

Saturday    July 4th – Corfu

5:00PM      Daniel Oles ~ Eileen Tuttle

Sunday      July 5th

8:30AM     Corfu – Carol Shevlin ~ Family

11:00AM    E. Pembroke – Charlie Lesh ~ John & Patty

Unfortunately our scheduled Mission Trip for this year had to be cancelled, but we have a local option for our high school students at the end of July. Call Joey or the parish office if you are interested or would like more information. This is a great opportunity for our students to help in their own community.

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Bernard Ronan *

Saturday    June 20th

5:00PM      Bernard Ronan ~ Family

Sunday      June 21st – Father’s Day

8:30AM     Andy and Irene Staebell ~ Cathy & Pat Feldman

11:00AM    Walter & Jane Kokot ~ Doug & Sylvia Kohorst

Monday     June 22nd

8:00AM     Father’s Day Novena

Tuesday     June 23rd

8:00AM     Father’s Day Novena

Wednesday June 24th

7:00PM      Father’s Day Novena

Thursday   June 25th

8:00PM      Father’s Day Novena

Friday        June 26th

8:00PM      Father’s Day Novena

Saturday    June 27th

5:00PM      Father’s Day Novena

Sunday      June 28th

8:30AM     Father’s Day Novena

11:00AM    Father’s Day Novena

Please pray for our Father’s during our Father’s Day Novena – June 22nd – June 29th

John W.Ahl
John W.Ahl Sr.
CharlesAllen
DavidBielec
KennethBrauner
KennyBrauner
AnthonyBrauner
WilliamBrick, Jr.
WilliamBrick, Sr.
CharlesBurkhardt
JayCaskinette
HenryChrzanowski
KenChrzanowski
John A.Conti
John D.Conti
IanCromwell
JohnCullen
AlbertCummings
RichardDriscoll
DavidDrozdiel
DavidDylag
EdwardDylag
RaymondEgloff
LonnieEnglish
BruceFauth
CliffordFauth
BenFeldman
BernardFeldman
PatrickFeldman
JeffreyFischer
FrancisFord
MichaelFord, Jr.
MichaelFord, Sr.
ElmerFoster
MarkFoster
MichaelFoster
Fr. JamesFugle
LeoFugle
Fathers of theGalczynski Family
Frank X.Galland
TomGalland
FrancisGalland
FrankGalland
JohnGehl
JackGehl
NickGervasi
PaulGion
RaymondGlinski
John W.Gloss
John S.Gloss
EdwardGorski
ChesterGrabski
John B.Heist
PaulHeist
JohnHennekey
MikeHerec
EdwardHerec
LarryHopper
HarwoodHovey
JackHuff
ButchHumble
SalvatoreIannello
JosephIannello
HarryJaumez
Joseph J.Joy
JamesJoyce
WilliamJoyce
JancentyJurek
RussKadziolka
JohnKadziolka, III
JohnKadziolka, Jr.
LouisKicak
PhilipKingdon
MartinKleperak
BillKoestler
ClementKohorst
DarylKohorst
JosephKohorst
LarryKohorst
DouglasKohorst
JosephKohorst
MichaelKokot
WalterKokot
Fathers of theKoscielniak Family
WilliamKruger, Jr.
WilliamKruger, Sr.
RobertKuras
LeoKutter
RichardKutter
TimKutter
CharlieLenhard
JohnLoveric
DavidMann
HerveyMead
WilliamMest
JeromeMeyer
WalterMika, Sr.
AlvinMorningstar
Fathers of theMurphy Family
GrandpaMurray
HenryNarloch
AlfredNati
TimNeth
JasonNeth
CharlieO’Geen
NormanOrr, Jr.
MauricePaige
AnthonyPasquarella
NickPasquarella, Jr.
NickPasquarella, Sr.
PaulPawlow
Fathers of thePrice Family
EdwardProszek
BernardReeb
JonathanReisdorf
LarryReisdorf
EdwardReynolds
FrankReynolds
JimReynolds
Fathers of theReynolds Family
JamesRiley
MichaelRobinson
StevenRobinson
CarlRobinson
Bernard J.Ronan, Jr.
Bernard J.Ronan, Sr.
ErnestRusso
AllenSanders III
BrianSchiefer
BryanSchiefer
MiltonSchiefer
HermanSchleich
HowardSchnaufer
KenSchnaufer
IanSchult
Fr. DanielSerbicki
AaronSerbicki
JeffreySerbicki
EdwardSobolewski
JohnSobolewski
RaySpring
JamesStephens
JohnStephens
MichaelStratton
NormanSurman
JimSutherland
VictorSztaba
RichardSztaba
GeorgeTighe
HenryVohwinkel
GeneWarren
MarkWarren
MattWarren
SlimWarren
MichaelWeaver
LesWells
AnthonyWesley
NeilZuppa
StephenZuppa
JayZuppa

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

Saturday    June 13th 

5:00PM      Rhonda Lynn Reeves ~ Pat and Rick Reeves

Sunday      June 14th

8:30AM     Phyllis Fauth ~ Ken and Mary Ann Schnaufer

11:00AM    Betty McDivitt ~ Agnes and Don Nelson

Monday     June 15th   

8:00AM     Hilda Dylag ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Tuesday     June 16th

8:00AM     Phyllis Fauth ~ Kathy Warren

Wednesday June 17th

7:00PM      Andy Staebell ~ Kathy Warren

Thursday   June 18th

8:00PM      Sandra Heist ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Friday        June 19th

8:00PM      Healing of Victims of Abuse and the Diocese of Buffalo

Saturday    June 20th  

5:00PM      Bernard Ronan ~ Family

Sunday      June 21st – Father’s Day

8:30AM     Andy and Irene Staebell ~ Cathy & Pat Feldman

11:00AM    Walter & Jane Kokot ~ Doug & Sylvia Kohorst

Masses on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday will be live streamed on Fr. Dan’s YouTube channel.