SUNDAY, JANUARY 20-21,2018 – SECOND COLLECTION
This second collection is to help defray the cost of heating the church. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Beginning with the New Year, you will have an opportunity to make a “memorial offering” for either the Communion Hosts or Sacramental Wine for a week, Sunday to Saturday, (much like the Sanctuary Lamp Intentions but these must be given only in memory of). The donation will be $15 and the intentions will be printed in the bulletin.
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION
All are welcome to attend the Divine Mercy Devotion at 3:00 pm in both the English and Polish languages.
REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the families of Mary Mandela Marganski (01/13), Sophie Walega Stelmack (01/15), and Amelia Staworko (01/15) buried from our Church. May perpetual light shine upon them.
Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm for a Memorial Service “Saga of the Four Chaplains” presented in our Church by the American Legion Post 10, sponsored by the CWV Post 1562 and hosted by St. Michael Church. This family event will honor those four chaplains who gave up their life jackets and their lives during the sinking of the USAT Dorchester in 1943. The American Legion Post #10 will act out the events of that day. Finger foods and refreshments will be provided at the CWV Post 1562 (across from the Church) at 5:30 pm and again after the service.
“SOUP CAN COLLECTION”
Our annual “Soup Cans of Love” collection for our local food banks will take place the first two Sundays in February (2/3 and 2/10) in keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme. A box will be in the back of the church for your donations. Thank you for your participation in this program.
SAVE THE DATES -UPCOMING DINNERS
Saturday, February 10 – Pasta Dinner to benefit St. Mary-St. Michael School.
Saturday, March 17 – Corned Beef Dinner to benefit “Church Roof Fund”.
BLESSING OF HOMES
As the New Year begins so does the custom of blessing of homes and those who live within them. Please call the Parish Office (203-745-0005) to arrange a time for our Priest to come to your home to bless it if you would like to participate in this beautiful custom.
The Parish is in need of Lectors for the English Masses. Yes, this is a commitment. However, the schedule is made up to accommodate you as much as possible and you can provide the dates you are available. If we had four readers for each Mass then you would have to only read basically once a month. Please consider offering your time to help in this capacity. Please call the Parish Office to volunteer. Help is needed at both the Polish and English Masses. A background check will also be conducted and attendance at a Safe Environment Program is required (several offered throughout the state – evenings – about 2 hours).
If you are new to our parish community, please take a moment to stop in or call the Parish Office to fill out a registration card. Also, young adults, 21 years or older who are not in school and are working should have their own registration card. We must provide statistics to the Archdiocese every year and it is sometimes difficult to determine from the Census Cards who are “adults” and who are “children.” Also, if you are not registered, we cannot provide documentation such as a certificate for sponsoring a child for baptism or confirmation or to arrange a wedding.
If you are in this category, please call the parish office and we will be glad to mail a registration card out to you. Thank you.
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
This year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has begun. More information will be presented in the coming days and weeks. This year’s theme is “Our Faith, Our Future”. Please note that it is never too late to make a donation to the Annual Appeal. You can pick up a packet in the pews or at the side entrance. Donations can also be mailed directly to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Office at P.O. Box 28, Hartford, CT 06141. Please note that you belong to St. Michael Parish, Derby.
Thanks to the generous support of the donors, our Archdiocesan Family of Faith can continue to enrich, nurture, and foster the spiritual well-being of individuals, families, and communities throughout the Hartford, New Haven, and Litchfield Counties. Donations are gratefully accepted anytime throughout the year.
VISITS TO SHUT-INS
Shut-ins of the parish who are not able to get to church can receive a visit from our Priest before Christmas (those who are on the First Friday visitation list are already included). Please call the parish office as soon as possible to request a visit.
Please note that if you have any special dates you would like to reserve for 2018 it is a good idea to try to do so soon as possible. Masses, especially weekends, are filling up quickly. Sanctuary Lamp intentions also get reserved quickly.
ALTAR SERVERS WANTED
Serving at the altar is a special honor and a great privilege in the Catholic Church. Being an altar server is a special and unique ministry by which you can help to spread the word and love of God through your actions and words. Fr. Jan is training and invites boys and girls to contact him if they are interested in this parish ministry. Altar Servers must be in third grade or above and have received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS
Registrations are now being accepted for the next school year for grades Kindergarten through Eighth.
Call 203-735-6471 for an appointment.
All are welcome to attend an “Admission Open House” on
Sunday, January 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
SAVE THE DATES:
*January 16 – Registration begins for 2018-2019.
*January 30 – Many Gifts, One Nation – A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools – Jan. 30 from 9 am to Jan. 31 9 am. More information to follow.
*January 28-February 3, 2018 – Catholic Schools Week.
*Sat., February 24 – SAINTS Got Talent Show.
*Sat., March 24 – Alumni Recognition Dinner.
CCD PROGRAM – PLEASE NOTE CHANGES!
NO CLASSES IN JANUARY
Classes February 4, 11, 18.
CCD-9 classes: February 4 and 18.
Stations of the Cross, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.
DRE Margaret Mattei (203-393-1755).
REGARDING PARISH DUES/ROSES, ETC.
…Please do not include payments for dues, roses, etc. in with checks written for offertory as they are deposited separately. Thank you!
…Young adults age 21 and over, who are not students and are working, should fill out a census card and, use envelopes and pay parish dues. Individual dues are $15 per year.
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
FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
Offertory Envelopes: Any boxes of envelopes that are not picked up this weekend may be picked up in the Parish Office. If you did not receive a box and would like one, please call the Office.
END OF YEAR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS
Regarding end-of-the-year contribution statements for those who use Offertory Envelopes – if you would like a statement for 2017 please call the Parish Office by January 15. Thank you.
Sponsor Certificates: Please note that only registered parishioners may receive sponsor papers for Baptism or Confirmation. If you do not receive mailings from the Parish then we do not have a registration card for you and your family. Please contact the Parish Office if you are unsure if you are registered or not. Thank you.
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. In questionable weather, call ahead to see if we are open.
ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
…Winter decorations are permitted (no grave blankets please) and will remain until the end of February (weather permitting). If you wish to save your decorations please remove them before February 28. Please keep your decorations within the 10 inch space in front of the monument.Thanks.
Cemetery Manager: Joe Iacuone Jr. 203-996-6417.
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3 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
21 STYCZNIA 2018
DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA przeznaczona jest na pokrycie kosztów związanych z utrzymaniem naszych budynków parafialnych Zebrane ofiary będą w większości przeznaczone na wysokie koszty związane z odśnieżaniem. Bardzo prosimy o zrozumienie i ofiarność.
W BIEGŁYM TYGODNIU druga składka była przeznaczona na pokrycie kosztów związanych z utrzymaniem naszych budynków parafialnych. Zebraliśmy $2,096 bardzo dziękujemy za ofiarność. W sposób szczególny wyrażamy wdzięczność za ŚWIĄTECZNY DAR DLA NASZEGO KOŚCIOŁA $ 21,287! Niech Bóg wynagrodzi wszystkim za troskę i ofiarność dla naszej parafii.
NABOŻEŃSTWO DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO w przyszłą niedzielę 21 stycznia o godz. 15:00.
OKRES ZWYKŁY W CIĄGU ROKU. Oprócz okresów mających własny charakter w roku liturgicznym pozostaje 33 lub 34 tygodnie. W tym czasie obchodzi się misterium Chrystusa w jego pełni, zwłaszcza w niedziele. Okres Zwykły składa się z dwóch części: pierwsza rozpoczyna się w poniedziałek po święcie Chrztu Pańskiego i trwa do wtorku przed Środą Popielcową (obejmuje około 4-6 tygodni). Powtórnie Okres Zwykły zaczyna się w poniedziałek po uroczystości Zesłania Ducha Świętego i kończy przed I Nieszporami I Niedzieli Adwentu. W ostatnią niedzielę roku liturgicznego obchodzi się uroczystość Jezusa Chrystusa, Króla Wszechświata.
ŚRODA POPIELCOWA 14 LUTEGO 2018
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