Almost one year has passed since our return to Western New York. Time has gone fast and here we are, ready to welcome Christ Jesus to the Manger. As we prepare to decorate our beautiful historic church, we are grateful to the parishioners and friends who have continued to attend and support the Pauline Fathers in their efforts to evangelize on the East side of Buffalo, and give people a sense of hope amidst the chaos of today’s world.
A church is filled with many different people. Since our return, we were delighted to see families raising their children in the faith, teaching them how to pray and serve. We observed the old and the young in conversation. We also noticed the dedication of volunteers who help to care for our aging buildings, and the time and talent they share with the church community.
We cannot do this alone. Christ came into this world so that we may have life, and to have this life more abundantly. As we celebrate the Christmas and the ring in the New Year, please know we will continue to pray, teach, and encourage you on your journey. We will continue to listen, plan, organize, and support activities which strengthen your walk with the Lord. As for the care of our buildings, the challenges will remain, but with God’s grace, the work which has been started, will continue. We are so blessed to have parishioners who see a need, develop a plan, implement, and see it to its’ final stage. God bless you!
OUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FOR 2023
*Continue to attend church and receive the Sacraments
*Grow in your knowledge of the Catholic faith-ask questions, model the faith for others
*Pray-ask God how and where He wants to use you-then trust Him
*Share in the old and new traditions by support of your presence, time, or financial support
DONATE TO THE FOLLOWING ONGOING PROJECTS
CHURCH-new accessible bathrooms in the basement, installation of accessible chair lift
KOLBE CENTER-complete window trim, update the entrance steps to make handicap accessible
SEARS HALL-address a variety of physical and mechanical issues
You can mail donations to Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark Street, Buffalo, NY 14212
As our Diocese continues with the Road to Renewal, Corpus Christi Church and the Pauline Fathers, will continue to work with our Diocese to better serve the community. As our journey to the Manger continues, and we anticipate the New Year, we will also pray together for peace within ourselves and our world.
In hope and joy,
Rev. Mariusz Dymek (Pastor)
Rev. Mark Kreiss (Associate)
Bro. Aniol Sokalski