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.



Too Much Clutter? We Can Help!

We will be accepting your donations for our Parish Yard Sale beginning May 26th!

Clean out your closet, garage or attic!

The Parish Yard Sale will be on May 31st and June 1st, 9AM-1PM, 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  Old TV’s, computer monitors, out of date car seats and mattresses will NOT be accepted.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.


Tickets are now available for the upcoming Spring Raffle drawing which will be held Sunday, June 2nd after the 8:30 Mass. 1st prize – $500, 2nd prize – $200, 3rd prize – $100 and 20 drawings for $25. Tickets are $15 each, please see a Social Club Member or call the parish office for information.

Coming this July 22nd – 26th, 9AM-Noon, East Pembroke Hall.  All children age 3-12 are welcome! Watch the bulletin and Facebook for more information!


A Baccalaureate Mass is being planned in your honor for Sunday, June 2nd at the 11AM Mass. You are invited to attend this very special Mass and are encouraged to wear your graduation robe. Come join us for Mass, reception and a special gift in your honor, as you are a gift to our parish and the Church. If you are a senior graduating, please contact Sr. Barbara through the parish office to make sure you are on our list, we do not want to miss anyone. All names should be to Sister by May 26th so that information can be sent to all. 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.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Grief Support Group will meeting again on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6PM at the Parish Center in East Pembroke. This is an informal get-together to share the loss of a spouse, loss of a child, loss of a parent, loss of a marriage, etc., basically we will talk about any kind of loss you are experiencing. Sharing loss and grief will help us begin to understand and heal. You are welcome to come to share or just to listen. Please feel free to call Peggy Mead at (585) 502-5416 any time if a one-on-one is needed or if you want to “just talk”.


Father Dan will be having an Altar Server training class on Wednesday, May 29th at 5:30PM in Corfu for new Altar Servers. If you have an interest in joining this very important ministry and have made your First Communion, please plan on attending. Even if you aren’t sure if this is for you, come and check it out. An Altar Server is an “assistant” to the priest and Father Dan welcomes everyone to give this a try. After training, Father Dan invites you to stay and serve 7PM Mass. A great way to practice what you just learned! Feel free to contact the Parish Office at 599-4833 or Stmaxkolbe09@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Fr. Dan is on vacation this week.  We wish him safe travels and a relaxing adventure.