ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOPPE & FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby. They are in need of food, food store gift certificates ($25), hams, Easter baskets & monetary donations. Please drop off donations this week, Mon.-Sat. 9:30-2:30. You can also leave items near the side entrance of the church and they will be taken to the food bank. Thank you. 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!.
POLISH FALCONS NEST 203 ANNUAL COMMUNION SUPPER
A tradition begun in 1942 as a prayer breakfast to keep our servicemen safe during WWII, we proudly continue the event, especially now with one of our members serving in the Pacific. The event begins with the Palm Sunday Mass at 4:30 pm on Sat., March 24 followed by a buffet supper in the Church Hall. Cost: $10 for Falcon members, $5 for children under 12. Guests are welcome ($12). Reservations a must; please call Terri Wadsworth at 203-926-0498 by Tues., March 20. Desserts welcome.
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS, ST. MICHAEL’S POST #1562
Next dinner: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6:30pm, pasta dinner, salad, bread, dessert, followed by a movie. $6 per person. No reservations are required.
PORKETTA DINNER AT PAUGASSETT HOOK AND LADDER CO. #4 FIREHOUSE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 7PM.
Menu includes bread, pasta with meat sauce, salad, porketta, potatoes, and chicken. There is also a raffle. Cost $15 per person. Space is limited. First come – first served.
FALCON NEST #36, ANSONIA WILL HOLD A BRUNCH ON Palm Sunday, March 25, in Falcon Hall from 11am to 2 pm. Cost is $20 per person which includes one free beverage. Please call Wendi Kowarik at 203-215-1380 or Ilene Kennedy at 203-231-3586 for reservations. No tickets will be sold at the door.
HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL, WATERBURY INVITES ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to attend a campus tour and admissions presentations at 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month: April 10 and May 8. For information and to confirm your attendance please call Director of Admissions, Terri Ann Parks at 203-757-9248.
CAROLYN’S PLACE PREGNANCY CARE CENTER ANNUAL MEETING: Wed., April 4 at the Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion, 74 West Main St., Waterbury at 5:30 pm with a Mass. The meeting will take place in the Church Hall at 6:30 pm. A dessert buffet will be served. All are welcome.
THE ARCHBISHOPS ANNUAL APPEAL HELPS PROVIDE
the Critical funding needed to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, counsel those in despair, offer assistance to the unemployed and more. Your gift to the 2018 Appeal will help continue these and other vital services and programs that help so many. Information can be found at the side entrance.
FINANCIAL HELP WITH WINTER HEATING BILLS:
families and individuals seeking financial help to off-set their winter heating bills may apply to TEAM for help. Homeowners and renters in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Orange, Oxford, Milford, Seymour, Shelton and Woodbridge can apply. Income limits: household of one $34,366, household of two $44,940 household of three $55,514, and of four $66,089.
Call TEAM to schedule an appt. 203-736-5420.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)…
Free tax help to moderate income people (annual household income of $54,000 and below). Make an appointment after January 15 by contacting 211 or at https://uwc.211ct.org/taxhelp.
OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
has scheduled the 2018 Engaged Couples Conferences. The on-line registration forms can be found at HartfordMarriage.org or at Archdiocese of Hartford.org and going to the Office of Family Life which can be found on the menu tab under “Ministries”.
SAVE YOUR HEIRLOOMS:
Bibles and precious books repaired. Contact WWW.BOOKMAN – JIM.BIZ or call 920-265-5966.
HELP WANTED: CONN. COMPANION AND HOME CARE
is seeking workers from the Polish Community to care for Seniors. If interested please call Sam at
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).
WORK WANTED – Polish Woman (speaks English) looking to care for elderly/ill person. Very experienced. Call Janina, 203-735-7330.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
A follow-up in writing is required. There is a document at www.archdioceseofhartford.org on line for your documentation.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: CRECHE’S OF THE WORLD.
once again displaying artistic representations of the birth of Jesus at the center of its Christmas exhibition until February 19. They are located at 1 State St. and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm with free parking and admission. Call 203-865-0400 for information.
$25,000 TUITION RAFFLE SPONSORED BY FAIRFIELD PREP
The prize can be used for any k-12 schools, colleges or universities. Schools must be located and accredited in the U.S. Only 1,000 tickets are available at $100 per ticket. (500 tickets must be sold for the raffle to proceed). Drawing Sat., May 5, at 10:15 pm in the Student Center. Winning ticket holder need not be present. Call 203-254-4237 for info or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.