ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOPPE & FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby, Mon. thru Saturdays, 9:30am – 2:30pm. Non-perishable foods, household items, clothing may be left during store hours.
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS, ST. MICHAEL’S POST #1562
6:30pm, pasta dinner, salad, bread, dessert, followed by a movie. Next dinner: Tuesday, June 13, $6 per person. A raffle is also held. No reservations are required.
POLISH FALCONS NEST 208 – ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER
Thursday, June 15, Church Hall. The menu consists of choice of prime rib or half-baked chicken. For reservations please call Terri Wadsworth at 203-926-0498 or Fran Tracz at 203-734-4158 by June 12. Cost is $20 for members and $22 for non-members.
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
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: WORLD WAR I, BEYOND THE FRONT LINES.
Open to the public daily from 10:00 am to 5 pm. Free admission and parking.
WORLD-WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
July 7-9 in Manchester CT. For more information call Paul & Kim Gilbert at 1-860-376-0440.
DIOCESAN SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY hosts 8th Bishop Peter Rosazza Conference, Sat., June 10 from 9 to 3 at St. Thomas Seminary. Call 1-860-242-5573.
PARISH PICNIC JUNE 4, 2017
Help defray the cost of beer and beverages for the picnic by participating in our half-keg challenge with a donation of $25. The list continues – (missed previously – 17. Mary Jeanetti, 18. Joseph and Elaine Rzasa, 19. John and Laura Zaprzalka, 20. In memory of Stanley Zaprzalka & Helen Wlodek) 31. Joseph and Marie Coleman, 32. Anonymous, 33. Ted & Lynn Anglace, 34. Ryszard & Zofia Przydzial, 35. Sam Verzi, Jr., 36. Sam Verzi, Jr. 37. Helen Ploski, 38. Ben and Irene Kilar, 39. Nancy Magda, 40. Michael O. Kasinskas, 41. Irene Haldas, 42. Sal and Linda Coppola, 43. In Memory of Dan Blackwell from wife and family, 44. Leonard and Eileen Witek, 45. Zbigniew & Dorota Zambrzycki, 46. Julia and Robert Simko, 47. Paul, Sandie, Allyson and Andrew Satkowski, 48. Sophie and Andrzej Piekielniak.
Chinese Auction prizes needed. They may be brought to the parish office during office hours – Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30 am to 3:30 pm or Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. (Office closed Fridays). Thank you!
Supplies needed. Need donations of – aluminum foil, paper towels, apple sauce, tomato sauce, tomato soup, sauerkraut, all-purpose white flour, 2 liter bottles of soda (coke, diet coke, orange, sprite), coffee, tea. Please be sure that expiration dates are not past. (leave items on back porch of rectory, please).
Picnic sign sponsorship. If you would like to advertise your business, have a sign honoring someone or in memory of someone, it will be displayed at the picnic. Call the parish office for details. Thanks to: Brian Tarini – Tarini Lawn Service, 13. New Insight Family Eyecare, Thomas Duffy, OD, 14. Polish Falcons Nest #208, 15. Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home – John Zalenski, 16. Catholic War Veterans St. Michael Post 1562, 17 Shoprite Market, 18. Blanchette Sporting Goods, 19. Andrew and Krystyna Kloc, 20. Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 21. Michael and Cathy Wassell, 22. Spinelli-Ricciuti Funeral Home, 23. Tracy’s Garage, Inc., 24. Kam’s Home Improvement, LLC, 25. Alicja & Kazimierz Kochanowicz
Monetary donations. Donations to help defray costs are gratefully accepted. Checks should be made out to St. Michael Parish. Donations may be made at the parish office, put into the collection basket noted for the picnic, or mailed to the church. Thank you: Robert Sadlick, Stefan and Teresa Stepien, Waldemar and Malgorzata Falkowski, Helen Ploski.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please volunteer an hour or two – there are so many little jobs that need helping hands! It’s a one day event and help is needed to bring supplies to the Warsaw Park, set up, break down, and clean up. Call the office and leave your name and number and someone will get in touch with you!
SPECIAL PROGRAM – Daun Barrett, RN, director of Community Outreach and Parish Nursing at Griffin Hospital will present a free discussion on the three stages of Advanced Care Planning which is a process of understanding and discussing individual goals and values to determine one’s overall wishes should a time come when one cannot make one’s own medical decisions. It will be held on Sunday, April 30, 1:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, 733 Oxford Rd., Oxford. To register please call Maryjane at 203-888-2382, ext. 121. This program is open to the public.
VALLEY CATHOLIC SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUE
being coordinated by Assumption Church, Ansonia. Looking for Co-Ed Teams with a mixture of both High School students and adults. If anyone in our parish would like to form a team and compete against other Parishes in the Valley please call the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Assumption Church – 203-735-7857, ext. 7.
DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS MANY WONDERFUL PROGRAMS!
Check at www.derbypubliclibrary.org for their monthly schedule.
WORK WANTED – PARISHIONER SEEKS WORK CLEANING, care-giving in the mornings, speaks Polish and English. Call Jadwiga 203-343-5362. She cleans our cemetery office and comes highly recommended.
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.
BIRTHRIGHT OF THE VALLEY – NOTICE OF CLOSING
Birthright will be closing on May 31 due to a substantial drop in clients accessing its services (opened in 1982). They express sincere thanks to our parishioners for the continued support throughout the years. Anyone needing help can call 1-800-550-4900, 24 hour toll free for free and confidential counseling and referrals to other offices.
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…
Early Decision Deadline: Aug. 1
Early Decision Notification: Aug. 15
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 group has been busy creating lovely and comforting items for those receiving treatment at Griffin Hospital. Recently 20 afghans and 14 shawls were delivered to the hospital. What a beautiful ministry takes place on Tuesday mornings at the Rectory from 10 am until noon. Join them!!