The sanctuary candles this week will burn for* Lisa, Kristin, Carly, Piper and Riley * EP and * Judy Balonek * C

Saturday     June 12th – Corfu

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

Sunday        June 13th   

8:30AM       Corfu – Richard Davis ~ John and Patty

11:00AM     EP Church – Betty McDivitt ~ Don and Agnes Nelson

Monday       June 14th – Corfu

8:00AM        John Cullen ~ Mary Cullen

Tuesday       June 15th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Dec. Members of the Brezniak and Rzepka Families ~ Janet Brezniak

Wednesday  June 16th – Corfu

7:00PM        Barbara Ferrando~ Jean & Carolyn Rak

Thursday     June 17th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Rev. James Fugle ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Friday         June 18th – Corfu

8:00AM        David Saleh ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Saturday     June 19th – Corfu

5:00PM       JoAnne Ritter ~ Carol Ritter

Sunday        June 20th – Father’s Day

Living and Deceased Fathers of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

8:30AM       Corfu – Frank Szadek ~ Susan Gilbert

11:00AM     EP Church – Walter and Jane Kokot ~ Doug and Sylvia Kohorst

When I first met with a spiritual director, I had a lot to learn. He asked me what I wanted to focus on. Everything! I wanted to focus on everything. I wanted to be perfect. And I wanted to be perfect today. He chuckled, and encouraged me to focus on just one thing to improve in over time. He also encouraged me to make sure it was something I could measure progress in.

Today’s gospel reminds us that growth is a slow steady but very satisfying process. Seed in a field requires a certain amount of care, but ultimately it does its own growing in its own time. The kingdom grows the same way, both in the world and in our hearts. There are two extremes that can ruin things: we might throw ourselves in so quickly that we ruin things after a short time of frantic progress, or perhaps we go so slowly that we never really progress at all. Yet if we are both determined and patient, with God’s help, we can make progress.

Peace, Fr. Dan

6/13/21

Mass Schedule for this Week

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek * East Pembroke and * June and Gervasi Families * Corfu

Saturday     June 5th – Corfu

5:00PM       Leonard Grabski ~ John & Rose Kadziolka

Sunday        June 6th   

8:30AM       Corfu – Norman Orlowski ~ Dave and Marie Dylag

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

Monday       June 7th – Corfu

8:00AM        Margaret Meyer ~ Pat & Cathy Feldman

Tuesday       June 8th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Communion Service

Wednesday  June 9th – Corfu

7:00PM        No Mass

Thursday     June 10th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Deceased Mothers and Fathers of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

Friday         June 11th – Corfu

8:00AM        Norman Orlowski ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

Saturday     June 12th – Corfu

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

Sunday        June 13th    

8:30AM       Corfu – Richard Davis ~ John and Patty

11:00AM     EP Church – Betty McDivitt ~ Don and Agnes Nelson

Are you or a family member at risk for out-of-home placement? Do you need help navigating complex healthcare and social support systems? If so, we can help. Catholic Charities offers Care Coordination Services for a range of ages through Children’s Health Home Care Management and Project HOPE (Helping Older People Excel) programs. Our care coordinators will work with you, your family, your own care providers and whoever you deem important to your health and happiness to complete comprehensive assessments and work together as a team to create a care plan directed by you so you can meet your goals. If you have a mental health diagnosis and/or multiple chronic conditions and feel you would benefit from linkage and referral to services, as well as advocacy and intervention, please visit www.ccwny.org to learn more about our Care Coordination Services and complete a referral form. Appeal 2021 is ongoing through June 30. To make a secure online donation, visit www.ccwny.org/donation. HOPE for all seasons.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Charities Update:
Parish Goal: $13,687 Current Total: $13,442  
Thank you for your generosity!

DISPENSATION FROM MASS LIFTED AS OF JUNE 5TH

Following a recent update in Covid guidelines, Bishop Michael Fisher has restored the obligation to attend Mass for those who are healthy and not at great risk. The presumption of the faithful should be that, unless they are at an enhanced risk, sick or caring for others who are at risk or sick, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass now resumes, effective the weekend of June 5th – 6th, 2021, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

At all Masses and parish events, masks should continue to be worn upon entry and exit, and at any time where there is movement or closeness to others, for instance, when the Communion procession forms. (Ministers of the Eucharist should be masked when distributing Communion as should those receiving.) When seated, or when at an outdoor gathering, masks may be removed/relaxed at the discretion of the individual.

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 Coronavirus, Jean Hojnowski, Shirley & Tony Mortellaro, Marty Galczynski, Julia Gervasi, Brandon Walker, Al and Noreen Platten, Suzanne Zbrzezny, Bill and Dianna Loveric, Jo Clair Surman, Fr. Jim Fugle, Mary Adams, Joelle Mendola, Joe Wolf, Millie Mruczek, Ruth Gear, Bob and Alicia Mangola, Joanne Winkelman, Larry Strollo, John Davis, Joyce Urban, Edith Silvernail, Bill Paige, Dorothy, Karen Ryan, Joe Gear, Mary Kay Borkowski, Heather, Julie D’Amico, Emily Wachowski, Dan Kensy and Family, Gail M., Agnes and Don Nelson, Carol Hofmeier, David Fino, Mike Misterantino, Donna Guenther, Annie Cohoon, Tony Kutter, Jim and Dolores Java, Dottie Neal, Steven Deleo, Kathy M., Rick Pappert, Luke Pappert, Bill Brick, Diane Deleo, Gary Marsick, Joyce Kohorst, Joyce Salvo, Patricia Ferrell, David Lindstrom, Ray Spring, Daniel Bogden, David Bogden, Kevin Fox and Jack Houseknecht.

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.

Honor your father, grandfather and all the men in your life, living or deceased, by enrolling them in our Father’s Day Novena of Masses. They will be remembered in a Novena of Masses for Fathers beginning the day after Father’s Day, Monday, June 21st. You may use the special Father’s Day envelope included with your weekly envelopes or place your donation in a separate envelope labeled Father’s Day Novena, be sure to list the name of the fathers to be prayed for. The Masses from June 21st through June 28th will be set aside to pray for our fathers. (Donations for the novena of Masses are appreciated but not required, we want to include all Mothers in our prayers.)

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek * East Pembroke and * JoAnne Ritter * Corfu

Saturday     May 29th – Corfu

5:00PM       JoAnne Ritter ~ Mary Herec

Sunday        May 30th   

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ WIGL Group

11:00AM     EP Church – Rose and Harold Willis ~ Agnes and Don Nelson

Monday       May 31st – Corfu

8:00AM        No Mass

Tuesday       June 1st E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Anniversary Blessings for Rick and Bettina Jensen

Wednesday  June 2nd – Corfu

7:00PM        Peg Meyer ~ Joan Austin

Thursday     June 3rd – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Daniel Oles ~ Jack Oles

1st Friday     June 4th – E. Pembroke

10:00AM      Rev. Daniel J. Serbicki Blessings on his 10th Anniversary of Ordination ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

Saturday     June 5th – Corfu

5:00PM       Leonard Grabski ~ John & Rose Kadziolka

Sunday        June 6th    

8:30AM       Corfu – Norman Orlowski ~ Dave and Marie Dylag

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

Happy 10th Anniversary of Ordination

Rev. Daniel J. Serbicki

June 4, 2021

We are so very grateful for you in our lives and for all that you do for us!

May the Lord’s holy presence
fill your heart with joy,
and may His grace & peace
be with you.

May our loving Lord continue to bless you abundantly all the days of your life!

To celebrate and thank Fr. Dan, we are having an ice cream social!

Join us on Thursday, June 3rd from 6-8pm in the parking lot of the Corfu Church. There will be an ice cream truck (Ice Cream and Chill) serving sundaes and other ice cream treats. A great way to congratulate Fr. Dan and to enjoy fellowship our St. Max parish family (finally!).

(There will be no charge for this event.  It is sponsored by our Social Club)

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * The unborn who are in danger of abortion * East Pembroke and

* Judy Balonek * Corfu

Saturday     May 22nd – Corfu

5:00PM       Jeffrey W. Fischer ~ Rita and Children

Sunday        May 23rd   

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ Joe & Betsy Iannello

11:00AM     EP Hall – Ben Ianni ~ Linda Ianni

Monday       May 24th – Corfu

8:00AM        Frank Szadek ~ Susan Gilbert

Tuesday       May 25th E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Sandy Oberlander ~ Paul Oberlander

Wednesday  May 26th – Corfu

7:00PM        Adrienne Zuppa ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Thursday     May 27th – E. Pembroke

8:00AM        Health and Blessings for Don and Agnes Nelson ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Friday         May 28th – Corfu

8:00AM        George and Evelyn Tighe ~ Family

Saturday     May 29th – Corfu

5:00PM       Joanne Ritter ~ Mary Herec

Sunday        May 30th    

8:30AM       Corfu – Mary Ann Kutter ~ WIGL Group

11:00AM     EP Church – Rose and Harold Willis ~ Agnes and Don Nelson