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

Saturday     July 24th – Corfu

5:00PM       Jerome P. Meyer ~ Family

Sunday        July 25th

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ Charlie Lenhard

11:00AM     EP – Henry and Hilda Dylag ~ Doug and Sylvia Kohorst

Monday       July 26th – Corfu

8:00AM        JoAnne Ritter ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Tuesday       July 27th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Health and 99th Birthday Blessings for Ruth Gear ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Wednesday  July 28th – Corfu

7:00PM        Norman Orlowski ~ Ken and Joan Brauner

Thursday     July 29th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        James Worthington ~ Bill & Annie Lawrence

Friday         July 30th – Corfu

8:00AM        Mary Abdella ~ Ken and Joan Brauner

Saturday     July 31st – Corfu

5:00PM       Barbara Ferrando ~ Jean and Carolyn Rak

Sunday        August 1st

8:30AM       Corfu – Joan D. Oles ~ Jack Oles

11:00AM     EP – Fredy Wells ~ John and Patty

“From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the Cross, but return; so holy water must have great virtue. For my own part, whenever I take it, my soul feels a particular and most notable consolation.”
St. Teresa of Avila



Uses for Holy Water

1. Bless yourself. This suggestion is obvious, but if we are only blessing ourselves with holy water on Sunday, then aren’t we missing out on the rest of the week?  You can never have too much grace or blessing in your life.  Use holy water daily.  Keeping a holy water font in the home is a great idea so that you, your family, and guests can be blessed in the comings and goings from your home.  Keep the font right by the front door to ensure you never leave home without it.

2. Bless your house.  If you haven’t taken the time to bless your house with holy water, then no time is better than the present.  Your home is the domestic Church and is in need of spiritual protection.  You can sprinkle holy water in your home yourself, or have a priest formally bless your home using holy water as part of the house blessing ceremony.

3. Bless your family. Use holy water to pray and make the Sign of the Cross over your spouse and children before they go to sleep at night. Bonding the family to each other and to God in this way is a great family tradition to adopt. Keep a holy water bottle by the bedside for this purpose.

4. Bless your work space. If you work outside of the home, sprinkling your work space with holy water is a great idea, not only for spiritual protection on the work front, but also as to sanctify your daily work for the glory of God.

5. Bless your car. The car is probably the most dangerous place where you spend a significant amount of time each day. Never underestimate the power of holy water applied to your vehicle to keep you safe from harm’s way, when used in faith and trust in God. In fact, you can also have a priest bless your car with holy water.

6. Bless your vegetable garden. It was a common practice in the Middle Ages for people to sprinkle their vegetable gardens with holy water.  In times when people were very dependent on crops for their livelihood, lack of rain or early frosts could be devastating. Using holy water to bless and sanctify the plants that would be used for the family’s sustenance showed their reliance on God’s grace.

7. Bless the sick.  If you know of any sick friends or family, then blessing them with holy water probably counts as a corporeal and a spiritual work of mercy.  If you visit the sick in a hospital or nursing home, bless their living space with holy water and leave a holy water bottle with them as a comfort in their time of need.

8. Bless your pets. Many parishes on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi have a rite of blessing for pets. Pets are loved companions for individuals and families and often provide a great service to them, and even these can be blessed with holy water because all creation has the end of giving glory to God. This also applies to livestock and farm animals that provide labor, livelihood, and nourishment to humans.

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

Saturday     July 17th – Corfu

5:00PM       JoAnne Ritter ~ JoClair Surman

Sunday        July 18th

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ Linda Ianni

11:00AM     EP Church –John Seweryniak ~ Leon Seweryniak

Monday       July 19th – Corfu

8:00AM        Chuck Herman ~ Ken & Joan Brauner

Tuesday       July 20th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Deceased Fathers of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parishioners

Wednesday  July 21st – Corfu

7:00PM        Mary Ann Kutter ~ Cindy Gloss

Thursday     July 22nd – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Health and Blessings for Al and Noreen Platten ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Friday         July 23rd – Corfu

8:00AM        Peggy Meyer ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Saturday     July 24th – Corfu

5:00PM       Jerome P. Meyer ~ Family

Sunday        July 25th

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ Charlie Lenhard

11:00AM     EP Church –Henry and Hilda Dylag ~ Doug and Sylvia Kohorst

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?

If so, please consider attending our Grief Support Group. Our Group will meet again on Wednesday, July 28th 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 marriage, etc., 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.

*Call Peggy at (585) 502-5416 to reserve your spot or for more information.* 

Also, please feel free to call Peggy any time if a one-on-one is needed or if you want to “just talk”.

In today’s gospel, Jesus sends out the disciples for ministry. Not all ministry looks like this, but there’s some good lessons to be learned.

He does not send them out alone. Most priests fail at this. There’s a movement now to make sure that priests can share a rectory, prayer together, support each other. There’s a lot of wisdom in that.

As they head out, they “take nothing for the journey” a line that famously inspired St Francis of Assisi. They don’t rely on their possessions, but instead on the hospitality of others (and likely God’s blessings and the effectiveness of their preaching and miracles). They couldn’t simply hole up in an inn and live off what they had, they had to make contact with lots of people! And these people needed help. They had sick, they had demons. And they needed to change something in their own lives. That’s not an easy message to deliver, but Jesus puts the disciples in a position where they must sink or swim. And ultimately, it works! Sometimes in reaching out to help or heal, we are too timid, too worried about failure. Sometimes we must simply make a bold fresh start, and trust God to keep us where his grace has led us.

Peace, Fr. Dan


The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Lorna and Walter Owens * E. Pembroke and * Judy Balonek * Corfu

Saturday     July 10th – Corfu

5:00PM       Brandon Cortright Schnaufer ~ Ken and Mary Ann Schnaufer

Sunday        July 11th

8:30AM       Corfu – John Gehl ~ Family

11:00AM     EP Church – Eileen and John Fitzgerald ~ Agnes and Don Nelson

Monday       July 12th – Corfu

8:00AM        Marian Szadek and Daniel Gilbert ~ Susan Gilbert

Tuesday       July 13th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Andy and Irene Staebell ~ Joyce and Daryl Kohorst

Wednesday  July 14th – Corfu

7:00PM        Alberta Brightenfield ~ Family

Thursday     July 15th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        All Souls Remembrance

Friday         July 16th – Corfu

8:00AM        Charles Herman ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Saturday     July 17th – Corfu

5:00PM       JoAnne Ritter ~ JoClair Surman

Sunday        July 18th

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ Linda Ianni

11:00AM     EP Church –John Seweryniak ~ Leon Seweryniak

Please contact the food pantry at (585) 599-6414 if you need assistance. All requests are kept confidential.

The food pantry is in need of the following items:


Canned Fruit/Fruit Cups


Tuna and canned chicken

Canned Mixed Vegetables (no corn or green beans please)


Any monetary donations can be sent to our parish office at 18 West Main Street, Corfu, or can be made online at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church site (please write ‘food pantry’ in the notes section).

Thank you for all you do.

The Legion of Mary is a group of men and women devoted to the Marian call. There are 2 different groups and meeting times offered at our parish.  Active members get together once a week to pray the rosary and choose works of mercy and charity. They go in two’s to visit the sick at hospitals or nursing homes and take communion to the homebound. Some members visit Victorian Manor in Batavia every month and take some residents to appointments. If you are interested in joining The Legion of Mary, contact Ruth Gear at (585) 343-0645, Jean Waite at (585) 815-3171 or Cindy Gloss at (585) 297-5680.  You can also be an auxiliary member who prays the rosary and Legion prayers every day at your convenience for the intentions of the Legion without having to attend meetings. New members are always welcome.