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You have noticed, I am sure, that our Church has not been as warm during Mass services. The reason is that we have had serious difficulty paying our gas and electric bills over the past two years. Mother Nature has not been kind with a bitter, very cold winter last year. As a result I have had to dip into our Pauline savings each time. In addition, in order to “save” a little money I have lowered the temperature to 52 degrees in the off hours in our Church. But, these are not the answers to our problem. We have older parishioners, persons with special needs, small children. guests and visitors. We have a beautiful Church which needs to be heated properly to at least 60 degrees each Sunday. We have the newly restored Disputa painting to maintain-the first restoration in 46 years, as well our organ, both of which require a warm and steady temperature. The Social Athletic Club, the Kolbe Center, the convent and our own priests’ residence also must be warm. We must and will have a warm and inviting Church this winter.
But, for this to happen, I need your help.
I do not like to talk about money but I must. Our bills for gas and electric for the last winter season were $54,600. This year we are told to expect them to be $60,000. While our monthly Fuel Collection envelopes have helped, they provide less than 5% of the monies we need each year. Please consider donating to our fuel fund. With everyone’s help we would be able to pay all of our winter gas bills from December 2014 through April 2015 and all of our electric bills from December to December.
You can donate by downloading our donation form (click here for form) or by credit/debit card by clicking PayPal button below.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Fr. Mariusz Dymek, OSPPE
Administrator, Corpus Christi Church
Corpus Christi Church has released it’s 2014 Christmas schedule and invites the Buffalo and Western Community to come worship with our parish community this holiday season.
Established in 1898, Corpus Christi Church is located at 199 Clark Street and continues to serve East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia.