is for the Catholic Relief Services which offers help to the hungry, those in war-torn regions, and refugees.
Thank you for your support.
FATHER’S DAY MASS INTENTIONS
Father’s Day Envelopes can be found in your box of Offertory Envelopes on May 21 and may be placed into any Sunday Collection basket through June 15 in order to be placed on the altar for Father’s Day, June 18. Extra envelopes can be found on the bench at the side entrance.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
We very much have a need for more Eucharistic Ministers to help serve at Mass and funerals. The Archdiocese has three training sessions coming up: July 12 at St. George Parish, Guilford, August 23 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waterbury, October 18 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Windsor Locks. All sessions are on Sundays and begin at 2:00 pm lasting between two and three hours. Please call the office at least three weeks before a session you would like to attend so we have time to send the required information to the Archdiocese. To be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion you must be 19 years of age. If married you must be in a valid marriage. 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).
Your registration and support of the parish is important, especially when you request sponsor papers for baptism, marriage, or any other type of pastoral letter. Any documentation issued by the Parish Office has to be based on available parish records. Therefore, if you find yourself in need of services, being registered is the only way we can verify that you are a parishioner.
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
If you have not made a donation or pledge for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, please prayerfully consider doing so. If you did not receive the mailing, there are envelopes at the side entrance and in the pews with all the information.
VISITS TO SHUT-INS
Shut-ins of the parish who are not able to get to church can receive a visit from our Priest’s (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.
2018 MASS INTENTIONS
The 2018 Mass Book is now available for your intentions. Masses: weekdays $15, Sundays $20. Please contact the Parish Office to reserve your date(s). If you have any special dates to request for Masses, we suggest you come into the office soon to do so, especially for Sunday Masses.
PARISH NURSE PROGRAM OFFERS BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING.
Don’t miss this opportunity!!
Get your BP reading and learn why it is important to know your blood pressure. Have access to an RN who will help you track your blood pressure over time. Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke.
Screenings will take place on the 4th Saturday of the month after the 4:30 pm Mass in the Church Hall beginning on March 25, April 22, and May 27th. Re-evaluations will take place after a few months.
MEMORIAL DAY MASS
There will be a Memorial Day Mass in remembrance of our communities deceased military personnel on Mon., May 29, 9:30 am at Pine Grove Cemetery, 15 Church St., Ansonia. Fr. James Sullivan, Pastor of Assumption Church, will be the celebrant. Everyone is invited to attend.
ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY
Fr. Jan is training new altar servers and invites boys and girls of the parish to contact him if they are interested in this parish ministry. This is a great opportunity to serve the Lord and our parish.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS
…The Duck Race is rapidly approaching. Duck Tickets, $5 each, will be sold at our Parish Picnic and are also available at the Parish Office. There are 65 great prizes and the first duck to cross the finish line wins $1000. The Race is Sat., June 24 as part of the Derby Day festivities.
…Thanks to our many parishioners who save Box Tops for our school. We earned $945 this year from Box Tops. Please continue to save them throughout the summer. Please make sure that they are not expired as they cannot be submitted.Thanks!
Please save the dates for many upcoming events…
Shred Day – Sat., June 3, 9:00 am to noon. $10 a bag – great way to safely shred documents, etc.
Bingo Bus to Foxwoods – Sat., June 17.
Special School events…
Friday, June 2 – Class Night, Villa Bianca.
Mon., June 5 – 8th Grade Graduation St. Mary Ch.
Tues., June 6 – Kg. graduation, 11 am, St. Mary Ch.
Wed., June 7 – PreK graduation 10 am, at School
Thurs., June 8 – Field Day, Coon Hollow Picnic Gr.
Last 3 days of school, early dismissal days,
June 9, 12, and 13.
For information regarding our CCD Program please contact Margaret Mattei, DRE, at 203-393-1755. CCD classes have concluded until the fall.
**Teachers and aides are still needed for the 2017-18 CCD Program. This is an opportunity to give of your time and talent to help educate our children in the Catholic Faith. If you can help, please contact Margaret Mattei, DRE, at 203-393-1755.
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!
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
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!!
FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
…Sponsor Certificates. Important!! If you are not a registered parishioner in good standing in the parish, we cannot provide you with a sponsor certificate for Baptism or Confirmation. Being baptized and receiving the sacraments here do not make you a registered parishioner. Neither does the fact that your grandparents belonged to the parish or attended school here! To be a parishioner in good standing you must attend mass, use parish envelopes, and pay parish dues. Also, young adults who are no longer attending school and are working should register individually and meet the same requirements. We get many calls from people who have been asked to serve as sponsors but we do not have a record of their membership in the parish. Please register if you have not done so.
…BOXES OF 2017 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES. Anyone still wishing to have a box of envelopes for next year should stop in or call the parish office.
…For your information: The following dates are the only ones available for 2017 Sunday Masses. October 8 at 5:30 pm, and November 26 and December 17 at 5:30 pm. The 2018 Mass book will be available sometime in February. An announcement will be in the bulletin to let you know when you can reserve Masses for 2018.
…PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. The office is closed on Fridays and holidays. Also, during the winter months the Parish Office may be closed during inclement weather. In questionable weather please call ahead to see if it is open.
…CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR PHONE NO. If you have moved in the past few months, please inform the Parish Office of your new address and phone number if it has changed. A few letters from our Christmas mailing were returned with forwarding addresses. We appreciate your help in keeping our parish records current. Thank you.
…IF YOU DO NOT USE OFFERTORY ENVELOPES you can find, on the bench at the side entrance, extra envelopes for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Catholic Communications (collection in May), welcome envelopes for new parishioners or for those who are not registered in the parish, the Catholic Transcript Magazine if you do not receive it in the mail, cemetery information, and prayer cards. Feel free to take what you need.
ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
For information regarding our Cemetery, please contact Manager/Caretaker, Joseph Iacuone, Jr. at 203-996-6417 or 203-735-5382.
Chapel Project. You may have noticed work being done on the other stone building across from the Cemetery Office. This building is being converted into a Chapel which will be used for funerals in inclement weather. Your donations to the annual Cemetery Fund Collection have helped to make these renovations possible.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Prayer Shawl Ministry recently donated 16 bed size afghans to the Vets Hospital in West Haven on Tuesday, December 20. The patients were very appreciative when they received the blankets.
“Our parish extends grateful thanks to the ladies who make these lovely items and donate them in the name of the parish”! (God Bless you all!)
Our bulletin is supported through the generosity of the advertises on our back cover – please support their business’ and let them know you appreciated their support of our parish through their advertisements.
7 NIEDZIELA WIELKANOCNA
28 Maja 2017
MEMORIAL DAY, poniedziałek 29 maja. W tym dniu kancelaria parafialna będzie zamknięta.
OSTATNIE W TYM ROKU NABOŻEŃSTWO MAJOWE odprawiamy w środę po Mszy św. o godz. 19:00.
PIERWSZY PIĄTEK MIESIĄCA, 2 czerwca wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu o godz. 18:00 i okazja do spowiedzi świętej. O godz. 19:00 Msza św.
UROCZYSTOŚĆ ZESŁANIA DUCHA ŚWIĘTEGO w niedzielę 4 czerwca. PIKNIK PARAFIALNY w niedzielę 4 czerwca. Więcej informacji w biuletynie.
BOŻE CIAŁO w niedzielę 18 czerwca. DZIEŃ OJCA w niedzielę 18 czerwca. W tym dniu wszystkie Msze św. będą odprawione w intencji Ojców, których polecimy naszym modlitwom wypisując ich imiona na kopertach.
2017 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL Koperty do których można składać ofiary na apel naszego arcybiskupa znajdują się przy wyjściu z kościoła. Wszystkie ofiary składane na ten apel przeznaczone są na wsparcie wielu programów, które służą ubogim i potrzebującym, które prowadzi nasza archidiecezja. W ubiegłym roku dzięki ofiarności naszych parafian zebraliśmy na ten cel $ 21,300. Bardzo prosimy o zrozumienie i ofiarność.