Corpus Christi parish will be hosting a dinner in honor of St. Patrick on Sunday, March 8 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm. The dinner will take place upstairs in the Sears Street Hall, located at 165 Sears St. (adjacent to Corpus Christi Church) in Buffalo. The corned beef and cabbage dinner, which will be catered by Chef John, includes coffee, tea and dessert. Dine-in and take-out will be available.
Presale tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Presale tickets are available after all Sunday Masses or by contacting the parish at 716/896-1050. Tickets may also be purchased at the door at $10 for adults and $6 for children.
This year at Corpus Christi Church, we’re proposing a different type of Lent. While we’re still basing our observance on prayer, fasting and almsgiving, there’s going to be a special common focus.
At the beginning of Lent all who come to Mass will be invited to take part one of the silicone bracelets that have become so popular and widespread the past few years. This one will be light purple in keeping with the Lenten custom and includes the words “SPIRIT” and “acomplaintfreeworld.org .”
Complaining doesn’t fit in with the message of Jesus and our Christian call. So those who participate will wear these trying to be non-complaining individuals and a non-complaining community of faith.
Bracelet-wearing will encourage all, from the pastor to the newest member, to concentrate not only on eliminating complaining but to promote thankfulness and peace.