Each Christmas Season at Corpus Christi Church, we reflect on some of the accomplishments of our faith community as well as projects completed in 2021 and which enhanced our worship space or helped to maintain our buildings and grounds. We have been blessed with wonderful volunteers, young, new faith-filled families, new babies to baptize, a peaceful garden and grotto to pray and socialize in, and steeples with repaired clocks reminding us to come and visit. The large framed painting of St. Joseph that sits at the front of the church, serves as a model of Fatherhood for all. The painting helped the congregation to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph in a truly special way!
For 100 years, the Franciscan Fathers lead Corpus Christi and oversaw all the buildings. Today, the Pauline Fathers carry on the legacy. They have a responsibility to maintain all the buildings as well. Our Christmas Fundraiser for 2022 is focused on the Kolbe Center across the street from the church on Clark Street. The building is part of the Historic Complex of Corpus Christi. Historically, it was a gathering and meeting center, home to Father Justin’s Rosary Hour, and Kindergarten which was taught by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph. Today, the Kolbe Center once again serves as our social gathering and meeting center.
The present windows have been in place for over 75 years and are no longer efficient. Our goal is to replace the lower five windows in both sides. All donations are greatly appreciated! As always, we will continue to offer prayers of thanksgiving for remembering us this Christmas. St. Michael the Archangel is special to our community. For a donation of $20, we would like to bless you with a 5 inch red candle imprinted with the picture of Corpus Christi and St. Michael. A kind donor has covered the cost of shipping. Donations and candles will be available in church throughout the Advent and Christmas Seasons. You may also call or visit the Rectory during Office Hours, 716.896.1050.
St. Michael the Archangel -pray for us! God bless you for keeping us warm and safe this Christmas!
Make checks payable and mail to: Corpus Christi Church – 199 Clark Street – Buffalo, NY 14212
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