St. Maximilian Kolbe Grief Support Group will begin meeting again on Wednesday, April 24th. 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”.

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PROJECT RACHEL is in the heart of the Church. Don’t suffer alone; be set free from the pain. Many women and men suffer in silence from their abortion experience that is not easily erased. The Father of mercies is ready to give His forgiveness, hope and peace to all who grieve with this wound. The Project Rachel Program offers confidential, spiritual healing. (716) 847-2211 and also see http://hopeafterabortion. com or http://www.menandabortion.info.

 

The Corfu United Presbyterian Church would like to thank you for your continued support of the Corfu Community Food Pantry located at their church. Your generous contributions make it possible for them to provide food and other essential goods to a monthly average of 20 adults, 6 seniors and 13 children.

The food pantry is currently in need of specific items.  Each week we will list a need and ask if you can help. Donations can be dropped off at the parish office or directly at the food pantry at Corfu United Presbyterian Church.

This week the Food Pantry is in need of: 

Canned fruit, soup, tuna, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, toothpaste, dish soap, elbow macaroni.

Thank you!

 

LENTEN DEVOTION

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on Friday Nights at 7PM

 

Friday, March 15th, 7PM, E. Pembroke Site

Friday, March 22nd, 7PM, Corfu Site

LIVE Stations of the Cross – Friday, March 29th, 7PM, E. Pembroke Hall

Friday, April 5th, 7PM, Corfu Site

Friday, April 12th, 7PM, E. Pembroke Site

You are invited to join us every Wednesday during Lent at Noon, as Christians from all denominations come together to eat and remember our Lenten journey together. This is a community activity and a wonderful way to share our faith. We encourage you to visit the area churches for the Lenten Lunch series. Whether you can attend one or all of the lunches, you will find them inspiring and delicious. Free will donations will benefit a local charity. The Lenten Lunch schedule for this year is:

March 13th – Indian Falls United Methodist Church

March 20th – Pembroke Community at Indian Falls United Methodist Church

March 27th – East Pembroke Cornerstone Church

April 3rd – Corfu United Presbyterian Church

April 10thSt. Maximilian Kolbe Church (EP Hall)

We will be hosting the last Lenten Lunch on April 10th and we hope that you will come and perhaps help serve or provide some food for the luncheon. Contact Sue at the Parish Office for more information.

Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

During this Season of Lent, Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo will be open for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday evenings. Whether you regularly go to Confession or you haven’t been in decades, we encourage you to make this Season an opportunity to receive the mercy of God in a new way and to find healing and joy in His great Sacrament. Father Dan invites you to prepare yourself to be spiritually beautiful in anticipation of the Resurrection of our Lord.

Confessions will be offered at St. Maximilian Kolbe on Saturdays from 4:00-4:30PM in Corfu, on First Fridays after 10AM Mass in E. Pembroke and on Wednesday evenings after 7PM Mass until 8:30PM.

At Saint Joseph Cathedral, Bishop Malone held an #AshWednesday Mass where he lit a purple vigil candle for a Year of Prayer for the Healing of Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse and for the Church. The candle will burn perpetually throughout the Year of Prayer and Healing before the statue of St. Joseph, the patron of the Diocese of Buffalo. Throughout the Year of Prayer and Healing, each vicariate throughout the diocese will host a special time of prayer. The vicars and pastors of all parishes are asked to light a similar candle in their church now or in the month of their event.

Beside the candle will be the Buffalo Diocese’s Prayer for the Year of Healing:

O Merciful Father,
Your Son in Love stretched out his hands upon the cross to embrace us.

Embrace and heal our brothers and sisters
who carry the wounds of abuse inflicted upon them.

Heal Your Church broken by this betrayal of trust.

Cleanse and sanctify Your Clergy
that they may radiate the selfless love of Your Son.

And strengthen and call the people of the Church throughout
Western New York to a new dawn of hope
and grace in your Holy Spirit.

We ask this through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

This candle burns to so we never forget the harm caused to individuals by the betrayal of trust within the Church. It represents sorrow for these actions ever occurring and the light of hope for healing.