Ladies, paint your own chalk sign on Saturday, October 29th, 10AM at the E. Pembroke Hall. Enjoy the fellowship of others while creating your unique sign. Choose from 5×7” double sided frame ($25) or 10” single sided gold circle frame ($30). Contact Nancy Pratt at (716) 474-2992 to sign up before October 8th. Beverages and light lunch will be provided.

Road to Renewal Updates – Activation Stage

The purpose of the Activation Stage is to allow the parishes of the Family to work on the six Pillars that make up being Church. These Pillars are Liturgy, Spiritual Life, Forming Disciples, OutReach/InReach, Stewardship and Administration. Pillar Groups are formed to identify how the Family will organize and perform the work within these Pillars.

Your thoughts and skills are important to the successful launch of our Family – please consider joining one of these Pillar Groups by contacting the parish office.

We are still looking for volunteers to join the Stewardship and Spiritual Life Pillars.

Stewardship: Volunteers, fundraising, parish hospitality.

Spiritual Life: Sacramental preparation, RCIA, retreats.

St. Maximilian Kolbe is in Phase 1 so our start date for the Activation Stage is November 1, 2022 with our Inauguration Stage date being May 1, 2023.

Welcome Back!

Classes resume today and we look forward to seeing you all in class. God Bless all the children and families of our parish with a healthy and faith-filled school year!

A PRAYER FOR CATECHISTS

O God, Our Heavenly Father, you have given us the gift of catechists to be heralds of your Gospel to our parish family. May they be good stewards of all who pass through their care, nurturing the faith of those they teach, and helping them to grow in love and understanding of you and your church. We ask that you strengthen them for their labors and that you bless them with wisdom, understanding and patience. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

Thank you to our St. Max Faith Formation Catechists:  Sister Barbara Ann Bogden, Joey Neth, Marlene Gehl, Narvada Compton, Amanda Dix, Mary Herec, Kathy Koestler, Liz Brown, Jessica Bukowski, Tim Kutter, Emily Kolpak, Joan Barton, Theresa Tesch and Verna Cromwell.

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek * E. Pembroke and * Dec. Members of the June and Gervasi Families * Corfu

Saturday    October 1st – Corfu 

5:00PM       Ed and Anna Sobolewski ~ Family

Sunday       October 2nd 

8:30AM      Corfu – Communion Service

                    Adrienne Zuppa ~ Neil Zuppa

11:00AM    EP –Communion Service

                    Marie Sztaba ~ John and Patty

Monday     October 3rd – Corfu 

8:00AM      Wedding Anniversary Remembrance of John Davis ~ Patty

Tuesday     October 4th E. Pembroke

8:00AM      Theresa Seweryniak ~ Operation St. Nicholas  

Wednesday  October 5th – Corfu

7:00PM       Eileen Tuttle ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

7:30PM       Adoration

Thursday     October 6th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM      Eileen and John Fitzgerald ~ Don and Agnes Nelson

Friday        October 7th – East Pembroke

10:00AM    John Daniel Sheldon ~ Ken and Joan Brauner

Saturday    October 8th – Corfu 

5:00PM       John Davis ~ Ken and Mary Ann Schnaufer

Sunday       October 9th

8:30AM      Corfu – Phyllis Riley ~ Mary Herec

11:00AM    EP –Joseph and Jennie Kohorst ~ Doug and Sylvia Kohorst

Your prayers for our sick parishioners and friends are deeply appreciated and are very important. You will find a listing near the back of the church of the people that need our prayers.

PLEASE PRAY FOR the ongoing purification of our diocese and the worldwide Church, 122 million fallen away Catholics, those contemplating abortion, those contemplating suicide, the souls in Purgatory, those suffering from drug and/or alcohol addictions and their families, all those who are passed through our prayer chain and all those who are sick, including: All those affected by the Corona Virus, Jean Hojnowski, Shirley & Tony Mortellaro, Marty Galczynski, Julia Gervasi, Brandon Walker, Al and Noreen Platten, Suzanne Zbrzezny, Bill and Dianna Loveric, Jo Clair Surman, Joe Wolf, Millie Mruczek, Bob and Alicia Mangola, Joanne Winkelman, Dorothy, Karen Ryan, Mary Kay Borkowski, Heather, Julie D’Amico, Dan Kensy and Family, Gail M., Agnes and Don Nelson, David Fino, Mike Misterantino, Matt Yoeder, Tony Kutter, Jim Java, Pappert Family, Joyce Salvo, Daniel Bogden, David Bogden, Rose Kadziolka, Brady James, Diana Piegzyk, Isabella Oberlander, Kathy Urban, Rose K., Benjamin Foster, Robby Bruce, Gina Nowak, Robert Kicak, Steven Deleo, Alice Humble, Alyssa Burkhardt, Pastor Rob Andreas, Stephen Barrow, Kathy T., Diane and Robert Brohman.

Please contact the parish office if you would like someone added to the list and let us know when your loved one may be removed from this list. Names will appear for three months, after that time please notify us if their condition continues.

Family of Parishes Prayer and Fellowship

Monday, October 3, 2022

6:30-8:30PM

50 East Ave, Attica

All are welcome to pray for our Family of Parishes and one another as we move through this Renewal process.  Join the growing number who pray, share, discuss, & learn. Everyone has something to contribute to the Road to Renewal Process.

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Lucio Knaudt * E. Pembroke and * Judy Balonek * Corfu

Saturday    September 24th – Corfu 

5:00PM       Russ Schiefer ~ Brian and Jan Schiefer

Sunday       September 25th  

8:30AM      Corfu – Nancy Curtis ~ Cindy Gloss

11:00AM    EP –John and Regina Ahl ~ Daryl and Joyce  Kohorst

Monday     September 26th – Corfu 

8:00AM      Anna Sobolewski ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Tuesday     September 27th E. Pembroke

8:00AM      Immaculata Ianello ~ Rick and Bettina  

Wednesday   September 28th – Corfu

7:00PM       Brightenfield Brothers ~ Family

7:30PM       Adoration

Thursday     September 29th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM      Marilyn Busch ~ Keith and Sue Busch

Friday        September 30th – Corfu

8:00AM      Kathy and Bob Sobczak ~ Don and Agnes Nelson

Saturday    October 1st – Corfu 

5:00PM       Ed and Ann Sobolewski ~ Family

Sunday       October 2nd  

8:30AM      Corfu – Adrienne Zuppa ~ Neil Zuppa

11:00AM    EP –Marie Sztaba ~ John and Patty

Please keep our Seminarians in your prayers.

Road to Renewal Updates – 2 Phases

As we continue the Road to Renewal, the remaining Families will be designated to be formed within two Phases. Each Phase will consist of the following stages:

  • Activation Stage – Parishes begin developing a Family Council and Family Action Plan. This phase lasts six months.
    • Phase 1 FoPs will commence this stage November 1, 2022.
    • Phase 2 FoPs will commence this stage May 1, 2023.
  • Inauguration Stage – The date on which a Family of Parishes begins functioning as a Family.
    • Phase 1 FoPs are estimated to be inaugurated May 1, 2023.
    • Phase 2 FoPs are estimated to be inaugurated November 1, 2023.

As we continue down the Road to Renewal, please don’t forget to visit our website at www.RoadToRenewal.org and pray the Prayer for Renewal regularly.  See you on the Road to Renewal!

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish is in Phase 1, so our start date for the Activation Stage will be November 1, 2022 with our Inauguration Stage being May 1, 2023.

Information on our upcoming Faith Formation year has been sent home to all families. If you are new to the parish or have a child entering Faith Formation for the first time, contact the parish office and we will mail you a registration form. You can also visit www.stmax.net under the Faith Formation tab and download a form.