ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOPPE & FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby gratefully thanks all for the continuous donations of food and for your help in donating items for Thanksgiving dinners to be distributed to needy families in the Valley. 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!.
The Derby Police Auxiliary will hold a food drive (non-perishables) to benefit St. Vincent dePaul’s Food Bank on Sunday., Nov. 19 at Shop Rite on Pershing Drive from 9am to 2pm.
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS, ST. MICHAEL’S POST #1562
6:30pm, pasta dinner, salad, bread, dessert, followed by a movie. Next dinner: Tuesday, December 12, $6 per person. No reservations are required.
PORKETTA DINNER – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 7PM
Paugassett Hook and Ladder Co. #4 on Derby Ave., will soon hold its first dinner of the fall season. Menu includes bread, pasta/ meat sauce, salad, porketta, chicken, potatoes. No reservations needed.
SAVE YOUR HEIRLOOMS:
Bibles and precious books repaired. Contact WWW.BOOKMAN – JIM.BIZ or call 920-265-5966.
FREE COMMUNITY TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER
Assumption Church, 61 No. Cliff St., Ans. 1-3 pm, Sunday, Nov. 19 presented by Master’s Table. Call for info: 203-732-7792.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH HALL,
Derby, Christmas Cookie Walk: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 am to 1 pm, sponsored by the Ladies Guild. Stop in and purchase some delicious Christmas cookies.
LA SALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO, MA TRIP
…is presented by Derby Neck Library on Sat., Dec. 2. Lunch is at Morin’s Restaurant in Attleboro. Then get in the Christmas spirit: enjoy the Festival of Lights illuminating the Shrine’s beautiful grounds, a holiday concert, mass, and a collection of Nativity scenes. Depart Derby High School 10:15am, return 9:00pm. Cost: $84 per person. Call 203-734-1492 for reservations.
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, 50 FAIRMOUNT PLACE, SHELTON, THANKSGIVING FEAST
November 23, 1 to 4 pm in the Pastor Hall (Church basement). If you do not have plans for Thanksgiving and wish to attend, please RSVP by Nov. 17 to Carol Twigg 203-735-5361.
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).
LAURALTON HALL, CATHOLIC COLLEGE-PREP SCHOOL FOR GIRLS – UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES…
8th Grade girls are invited to spend a day as a shadow student until December 8. Call 203-877-2786, ext. 144 for more information.
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.
ENTRANCE EXAM, SACRED HEART ACADEMY, HAMDEN
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 9 am to noon. Application with admission information is available on-line at
www.sacredhearthandem.org. For additional information please call 203-288-2309, ext. 307.
POLISH FALCONS NEST #208 MEETING-CHRISTMAS PARTY,
Sunday, December 10, 1:00 pm (Party begins at 2:00 pm.) Everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish for the pot-luck dinner. For reservations please call Terri Wadsworth at 203-926-0498.
OFFICE OF SAFE ENVIRONMENT IS IN NEED OF FACILITATORS FOR THE VIRTUS: PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOPS.
There will be two training sessions – Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Must be 18 or older. There are other requirements as well. If interested please contact the office for a complete list of requirements.
Please contact Kathleen Nowosadko by Tuesday at 860-541-6491 x 7502 or 860-280-6712 (cell) if you would like to register for the classes.
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.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.
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.
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
The Prayer Shawl group recently donated 14 baby blankets and 5 afghans to Griffin Hospital and 39 hats to Team. This group also makes baby blankets which are given out at the time of a baptism in our church. If anyone has an ill family member and would like a shawl or lap robe, please call the parish office and you may pick one up. Also, if anyone has yarn that they are not using, please consider donating it to the group. Thank you, too, for the recent donation of yarn received. The ladies are much appreciative!