Come and check out the new format of our Bible Study. Each Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:15AM in the East Pembroke Parish Center the DVD “The Footprints of God” by biblical scholar and convert to Catholicism, Steve Ray, will be shown and discussed. This inspiring presentation shows the spirit, people and places of salvation history in both the Old and New Testament. It was filmed on the historical locations of the biblical events and is “closed captioned”. David and Solemn will be the focus of the first session on the 18th. Please consider joining us. For more information or questions call Elle Fronckowiak (716) 474-0152 or text Janet Brzezniak (585) 203-5111.

Part of belonging to a faith community means more than attending church once a week! Building on our faith , we hope to share our lives and the spirit of Christ’s joy with each other, to help make us stronger in faith and always closer to what Jesus “calls us” to. For that reason, we have monthly fun functions that are geared to the whole family, or to single people! Come out, share in some fun, meet the rest of your fellow parishioners, or just come and check us out! You’ll be glad you did.

 UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

Tues. after 8AM Mass, Legion of Mary, Spouse of Joseph & Monday, 3:30PM Legion of Mary, Mystical Rose

Adoration, most Wednesdays, 7:40pm to 8:30pm, Corfu

Thurs. after 8AM Mass, Litany to the Holy Face of Jesus

Every Wed, 9:30-11:15AM, Women’s Bible Study, Cottage

First Wed. Catholic Women’s Discussion Group, 9:30AM, EP Cottage

Sunday, October 27th – Costume Blessing during Faith Formation Classes

Monday, November 4th – Building & Grounds, 7PM, EP

Monday, November 4th – Social Club, 7:30PM, EP

Saturday, November 9th – St. Max Night Out, Dinner, Music and Prizes, 6PM, EP Social Hall

Sunday, November 10th – Donut Social after Masses

Saturday, November 16th – WIGL Sign Painting, 10AM EP Hall

Sun, Nov 24th–Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service, 3PM, IFUMC

November/December Parish Work of Mercy–Operation St. Nicholas

Sun, Dec 15th –Live Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, 7PM, EP Church

Have a special anniversary or event coming up? Invite your friends and family to celebrate a special Mass with you ~ Fr. Dan will come to your neighborhood/backyard/home. Contact the Parish Office to schedule a date with Fr. Dan.

We have many events planned for the coming year, so plan on joining us in our faith community for fun and laughter. ANYONE and EVERYONE is welcome to attend our events. Check out news on our website closer to the date listed for more details, or call our office with any questions you may have.

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.

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!

 

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.

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.