ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Ansonia, Annual Picnic Sunday, September 17, Warsaw Park begins with Mass 11:30 am (Polish-English). Blessing of Firefighters, Police Officers and Equipment at 12:30 pm. Music by DJ Peter Danielczuk 1 to 3 pm, Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men from 3 to 7 pm. Polish and American food, refreshments, games, raffles. No BYOB or BYOF. Free admission.
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOPPE & FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby are so appreciative of the support of non-perishable foods (please no expired dates) donated here at St. Michaels. Monetary donations may be left in the box by the Statue of St. Vincent de Paul in Church Household items and clothing should be brought directly to the shop. Special request: Please carefully check the expiration dates on food you donate as sometimes there is food with expired dates and the food bank has to throw it out. Thanks!.
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS, ST. MICHAEL’S POST #1562
6:30pm, pasta dinner, salad, bread, dessert, followed by a movie. Next dinner: Tuesday, October 10, $6 per person. No reservations are required.
A CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD IN OBSERVANCE OF POLISH HERITAGE MONTH on Sat., October 21. It is being sponsored by Polish Falcons Nest 208 in St. Michael Church Hall from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To register call Terri Wadsworth at 203-926-0498 or Fran Tracz at 203-734-4158 by October 16. Cost: adults $10, children 13 to 16 $5 and under age 12 free but accompanied by an adult.
MELODIEERS OF DERBY invite men and women to join the group! They sing at 2:00 pm on Thursdays (Sept. – Dec. and March – Sept.) at various nursing homes in the Valley. Call Ed Gawitt for information (203-888-5316).
FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT ANSONIA POLICE DEPT.
The First Baptist Church of Ansonia is presenting its second annual Ansonia Police Appreciation Day Fundraiser and Raffle to raise $50,000 for life-saving police gear for the Ansonia Police Force. There is a raffle of 48 fantastic prizes, $10 per ticket (they are available at our Parish Office). The drawing will take place on Sat., September 23.
SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR MARRIED COUPLES
who are observing 25, 50, 60 or other special wedding anniversaries this year, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Harford, Sunday, October 15, 2:00 pm.
SAVE THE DATE: ST. JOSEPH PARISH, ANSONIA,
Annual Picnic on Sunday, September 17, Warsaw Park. Great food and music. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy a great event.
BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE
(BH care) seeks donations for which helps them provide effective treatment necessary for their clients to live, work, learn, and fully participate in our communities and live happy, healthy lives. The program provides hope and help for thousands of children and families struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Anyone wishing to made a donation may send it to: BHcare Foundation, Inc., 127 Washington Ave., Third Floor West, North Haven, CT 06473.
THE VALLEY PARISH NURSE PROGRAM
ran a successful Halloween Hoopla Fair in 2016 for Children’s Health and Safety and it was a tremendous success. They are looking for more ideas to present activities for children ages 7-12 years old. (This year the Fair will take place on Friday, October 27 from 3 to 7 pm at Warsaw Park). If you have any ideas please contact the Valley Parish Nurse Program at Griffin Hospital, 203-732-7584. Ideas may also be faxed to 203-732-1138.
is sponsoring an Intergenerational Fashion Show and Luncheon on Sat., August 26, at Assumption Church Hall, North Cliff St., Ansonia from 11 am to 2 pm. Donation – adults $30, children ages 10 and under $10. Tickets may be purchased by calling 203-736-5420, ext. 202 or on-line at www.teaminc.org. Proceeds will benefit “Meals on Wheels”. If you cannot attend a donation will also be greatly accepted.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with intellectual disability) has been sexually abused, in any manner, by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, you are urged to report this information to: Kathleen Nowosadko, Victim Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese, at 860-541-6475 or Kathleen.email@example.com. In addition you will be asked to follow up in writing with a detailed description of the facts involved in the incident. This document is also available online at www.archdioceseofhartford.org.
The Archdiocese of Hartford will report any and all incidents to the proper authorities.
You may also report abuse incidents yourself:
Regarding persons under age 18 – State Dept. of Children and Families 1-800-842-2288.
Regarding vulnerable adults age 18-59 –
Division of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with
Regarding vulnerable adults aged 60 and over – Dept. of Social Services for the Elderly 1-800-385-4225.
Once a written report has been received, an investigation will be undertaken by, or on behalf of the Archdiocese
HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE TO THE DIOCESE
If you suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult has been sexually abused in any manner by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, please contact the Archdiocese at 1-860-541-6491 and speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator Kathleen Nowosadko – email firstname.lastname@example.org
A follow-up in writing is required. There is a document at www.archdioceseofhartford.org on line for your documentation.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: WORLD WAR I, BEYOND THE FRONT LINES.
1 State St., New Haven CT. Free admission and parking. Open daily 10 am to 5 pm. There is also a gift shop.
FREE COMMUNITY MEALS AT ASSUMPTION CHURCH HALL – Dinners in September:
Dinners presented by Master’s Table Community Meals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 4:00 – 5:30pm (dinner and a movie night). The meals are free and open to the public, no rsvp, donations graciously accepted. For information call 203-732-7792 or visit the website at www.mastertablemeals.org.
CRAFT PEOPLE WANTED
St. Ann’s Craft Fair in Bristol is looking for crafters to participate in their event on Saturday, November 18 from 8:30 am to 3 pm. For information/to participate please contact Gloria at 1-860-505-0884.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Help encourage understanding hearts in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend – November 3-5 in Manchester CT. For information please call Dennis and Jane Lamondu at 1-860-481-3720. You can also check the web site at WW.MECTW.org.
Registration can be made on-line. There is an application fee.
DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS MANY WONDERFUL PROGRAMS!
Check at www.derbypubliclibrary.org for their monthly schedule.
WORK WANTED – PARISHIONER SEEKS WORK CLEANING, elder care/housekeeping, mornings in the Valley/Woodbridge area. Is experienced and speaks English and Polish. Call Jadwiga for information 203-343-5362. Her nephew also seeks work as handyman or “cook”. (The office can vouch for them.)
ST. JOSEPH’S RESIDENCE, ENFIELD, has new openings on the independent living floors. If you are on a fixed income, you are living independently and you are at least 70 (or older) the Little Sisters of the Poor would like to talk to you to see if their Home would be the perfect place for you in retirement. Call 1-860-741-0791 and ask for the social worker to discuss this wonderful opportunity.
KASIA EATERY AND CATERING is now open in Derby at 143 Main Street. Serving Polish-American food. For information call 203-516-5295.
WARSZAWA – POLISH RESTAURANT, 350 Main St., Ansonia is now open Monday thru Sunday..
MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS/ROSARY ASSUMPTION CHURCH CHAPEL. Held every First Friday there will be a Mass for Life at 7 pm. Rosary recited at 6:30 pm. Please come and pray for the defenseless unborn.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT BY SEASONS HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE. Caring and compassionate individuals willing to give of their time to help patients and families dealing with terminal illness are needed. Spiritual care is one of the core values and principles in the Seasons Hospice Circle of Care. As a Spiritual Care Volunteer you will be asked to provide companionship and active listening that may include special readings, prayer, meditation, and poetry. If you are interested in learning more please contact Karen Hale at 203-490-1155 or email@example.com.
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER PROGRAM
The Kennedy Center located in Trumbull has been awarded a grant from the South Central CT Agency on Aging. This program teaches individuals with developmental disabilities important life skills in order to make the individual a caregiver for their aging parent or family member. To qualify the individual must be living with an older adult over the age of 60, have intellectual or other related disabilities and be 18 years or older living in Derby, East Haven, Milford, New Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton or West Haven. For further information call Christina Borges, Caregiver Facilitator, at 1-800-626-6764, ext. 277. A referral form may also be obtained at the Parish Office.
LAURALTON HALL, CATHOLIC COLLEGE-PREP SCHOOL FOR GIRLS – UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES…
Open House: Sun., Oct. 1
8th Grade Entrance Exam: Sat. Oct. 14, 21
Financial Aid App. Deadline Nov. 15
Regular Admissions Decisions Mailed: Dec. 8
For more information please call the Admissions Office at 203-87-702786 ext. 144.
$25,000 TUITION RAFFLE FOR ANY SCHOOL SPONSORED: By Fairfield College Preparatory School. The prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities or to pay back a college loan. Only 1,000 tickets will be available at $100 and the prize will be paid directly to the school of choice. 500 tickets must be sold for the raffle to proceed. If fewer are sold the raffle will be canceled and the $100 will be refunded. For information call 203-254-4237.
THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS ASSISTANCE TO POLAND AND POLONIA
Since 1943 the Catholic League has been helping the Church in Poland It gives scholarships to Polish Priests and Polish-American Students, funds missionary work of Polish Religious throughout the world and donates aid to parishes and Catholic institutions in Poland. If you would like to make a donation to the Catholic League, there are envelopes on the bench at the side entrance. Donations should be mailed directly to the Catholic League – the address is on the back of the envelope. For more information please visit: www.catholicleaguepolonia.org.
ANSONIA SENIOR CENTER is open to all Valley Seniors 55 years of age and older. $5 yearly membership. Call the Center at 203-736-5933 for information.
– a workplace opportunity serves youth ages 16-21, low income and have an identified barrier. Eligibility is determined by Youth Works. Recruitment/orientation meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 3 pm at the American Job Center, 33 Elizabeth St., 3rd floor in Derby and on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 pm in the American Job Center, 4 Fourth St. Ansonia. For info call Mr. Karl Walden at 203-489-5046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH HUNTINGTON
-invites all to their Prayer Group every Monday at 7:30 pm in their Parish Center, 505 Shelton Ave. Huntington.
Songs, short teaching, special intentions are held.
MY SISTER’S PLACE, CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES sponsors the Donation Center of My Sister’s Place downtown on Main St. in Ansonia which is a non-profit thrift store located at 380 Main St., Ansonia. Proceeds from the store’s sales directly support BHcare’s the Umbrella which serves women and children battling against domestic violence. Your donations of gently used and/or new clothing, furniture and other household items are greatly appreciated. Goods donated through the program are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
FREE ROSARY REPAIR SERVICE…
broken rosaries can be sent in a padded envelope to Betty and Dick Holden until April at 7930 Estero Blvd., Apt. 502, Fort Myers Beach FL 33931. Include a note to return to sender or if it is a donation to be sent on to the missions. For information call 239-463-3993.
SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD AN ABORTION:
Experience God’s love and mercy and begin the journey of healing. Please call the Sisters of Life at 1-866-575-0075 or e-mail: email@example.com..
ADAM’S HOUSE – Grief Education Center located at 241 Coram Ave., Shelton (across from Shelton City Hall). This charming Victorian Home has been newly renovated to offer a warm, comforting setting for families, volunteers and staff. There will be specialized grief education programs planned for parents, children, and teens. For information call 203-513-2808.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our prayer shawl ministry group uses a great deal of yarn – which they generally supply themselves.
They are always grateful for any donations of yarn which you may not have use for – even partial skeins are great. Donations of yarn may be left in the enclosed back porch of the Rectory. The ladies create shawls, prayer blankets, and baby blankets and hats (which are given out to the babies baptized in our Church). Shawls and prayer blankets are donated to local hospitals. If you have a family member who is a shut-in and you would like them to have a prayer shawl/blanket, please call the Parish Office to obtain one.