SPECIAL CONCERT (English and Polish) – SEE THE POSTERS ON THE HOME PAGE OF OUR SITE AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Fatima and the 300th anniversary of the coronation of Our Lady of Czestochowa there will be a concert on Friday, October 13 with Katarzyna Sperczynska (vocal) and Krzysztof Medyna (saxophone) and guests. 7 pm Rosary in English and Polish followed by the concert at 8 pm.
9 pm – “Jasna Gora” (song) and “God Bless America”. Free admission – donations gratefully accepted. October is Polish Heritage Month.
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the family of Maria Zorawski, buried from our church on September 8.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK MASS
In conjunction with Forty Hours, there will be a Mass on Friday, September 22 at 6:00 pm with anointing of the sick and infirm. Parishioners and friends of the parish are encouraged to bring family members who need assistance to attend. The side entrance is wheelchair accessible.
FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION PROGRAM
Wednesday – September 20, 2017
7:00 pm Mass in Polish with homily
Friday – September 22, 2017
7:00 am Mass in Polish
7:30 am to 5:30 pm Adoration
6:00 pm Mass in English and Anointing of the Sick
Saturday – September 23, 2017
8:00 am Mass in English
8:30 to 3:00 pm Adoration
Sunday – September 24, 2017
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm Adoration
5:30 pm Mass and Solemn Closing of Eucharistic Devotion with Litany, Process, and Benediction
CZTERDZIESTO GODZINNE NABOŻEŃSTWO EUCHARYSTYCZNE PROGRAM
Środa, 20 wrzesień 2017
19:00 Msza św. z kazaniem – po polsku
Piątek, 22 wrzesień 2017
7:00 Msza św. po polsku
7:30 – 17:30 Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu
18:00 Msza św. po angielsku i udzielenie Sakramentu chorych
Sobota, 23 wrzesień 2017
8:00 Msza św. po angielsku
8:30 – 15:00 Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu
Niedziela, 24 wrzesień 2017
12:30 – 17:00 Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu
17:30 Msza św. i zakończenie Nabożeństwa
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: 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).
We are in need of more Lectors to help proclaim the Word of God. If you are interested, please contact the parish office during normal office hours. If no one is available, please leave a message and someone will get back to you immediately. 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).
CHURCH REPAIRS TO PEWS AND KNEELERS
Recently it has been discovered that several kneelers/pews in church have been “vandalized” – supports kicked out and benches scratched with what appears to be keys, etc. This is God’s house and it should be treated with the utmost respect. Understandably children do become restless (if indeed they are responsible for this mistreatment of church property). Please know that it is appreciated that you bring your children to church. We worship as a community so what you are doing is so important. We only ask, please, that you keep a look out for any behavior which would cause destruction of church property. Children can often be occupied by bringing small quiet toys for them to “play” with and letting them know how important it is to behave properly. With young children this is indeed a challenge but what you are doing – coming to church as a family – matters very much. Thanks so much for your help with this! (Some of our volunteers will be making repairs soon to some of the damage.)
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
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. Thank you to all who have responded from our parish to this very worthy cause which supports many programs for people in our communities who have extraordinary needs as well as helps with the costs of priestly formation and education.
The Appeal has surpassed its goal of $10,000,000 for the sixth year in a row. 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’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.
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 SERVER MINISTRY
It is a privilege to be an Altar Server! Boys and girls are welcome to volunteer, with permission of their parents. Fr. Jan will provide training. Please contact him if you are interested. “Jesus himself said that he had come to serve and through the altar server ministry, young people may do the same.”
Please note that only registered parishioners may receive sponsor certificates from the parish for Baptism/Confirmation/Witness for the Sacrament of Matrimony. The certificate states that you are a member of the parish (meaning that you have a registration card on file and use offertory envelopes) and are a practicing Catholic (fulfill your obligation of attending Sunday Mass). If you do not receive the Easter and Christmas mailings 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.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS
From the principal’s desk –
Our school year is off to a great start and we stand in solidarity with those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our middle school students adopted a class at another middle school in Houston, Texas and collected school supplies to help them begin their school year. We continue to pray for all victims of these hurricanes.
On September 11, we remembered all those who lost their lives tragically. We united in prayer and reflected on what it is to be peacemakers in this world. We also celebrated the founding day of St. Mary School – September 11, 1898.
Save the dates…
…Tues., Sept. 26 – Virtus Training 6 – 9 pm
…Sat., Nov. 4 – Shred Day
…BINGO is held every Thursday in the school’s air-conditioned All-Purpose Room. Doors open at 5:00 pm, kitchen opens at 5:30 pm. Admission package is $10. Games begin at 6:45 pm. Proceeds benefit the school. Come join the fun every Thursday Night!
CCD PROGRAM – PLEASE NOTE CHANGES!
Classes: 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. All grades except 9th.
September 17, October 1, 8, 15, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17. No Classes in January.
9th Grade Students (Deacon Bob’s Class) 8:30 to 9:45 am, Sept. 17, Oct. 1 and 15, Nov. 5 and 19, December 3 and 17. No Classes in January.
The Sacrament of Confirmation for St. Michael Parish, St. Joseph Parish (Ansonia), St. Mary’s/St. Jude’s will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7pm. It will be administered by Archbishop Henry J. Mansell.
COAT DRIVE: The annual coat drive coordinated by the CCD Program will take place on Sat., November 4, 10 am to noon in the Church Hall.
If you need information or have any questions regarding the CCD Program please call DRE Margaret Mattei at 203-393-1755. Leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned.
LOST AND FOUND
Found in Church: 3 pairs of eyeglasses and one pair of rosary beads. If you lost any of these items please come to the Parish Office to claim them.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our prayer shawl ministry group uses a great deal of yarn – which they generally supply themselves.
They are always grateful for any donations of yarn which you may not have use for – even partial skeins are great. Donations of yarn may be left in the enclosed back porch of the Rectory. The ladies create shawls, prayer blankets, and baby blankets and hats (which are given out to the babies baptized in our Church). Shawls and prayer blankets are donated to local hospitals. If you have a family member who is a shut-in and you would like them to have a prayer shawl/blanket, please call the Parish Office to obtain one.
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 PROGRAM TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES/VOLUNTEERS
Anyone in our parish who works with or has contact with children or vulnerable adults at the parish is required to take “Virtus” Safe Environment training (to help recognize the signs of possible abuse). This includes Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Catechists, Polish School teachers and volunteers. If you have not gone through the process, a training session will be offered on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at St. Mary-St. Michael School, Derby. You may register on-line by going to virtusonline.org. View a list of sessions, select Hartford, CT, find St. Mary the Immaculate Conception School – Derby and register for the class. There is also a background check form which can be obtained at the Parish Office which you will submit to the Diocese. The Archdiocese is getting very strict about following this procedure and the parish has a responsibility to be sure that all our employees and volunteers who fit into the category take this training. You may call the Parish Office if you have any questions.
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
FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
…Your registration in the parish is important, especially when you request baptism, marriage, or any pastoral letter, signature, or referrals. Any documentations issued by the Pastor/Parish Office has to be based on available parish records. Therefore, being registered is very convenient when you find yourself in need of services.
In order to show your financial support and receive an end-of-the-year income-tax receipt for your contributions, it is also necessary to use offertory envelopes. Boxes of envelopes can be picked up at the Parish Office.
Adults, twenty-one and older who are gainfully employed and even though still living at home should have his/her own registration card and use offertory envelopes. When someone marries, they become another family unit and should register and inform the church of their address, etc.
Also, if you have moved or changed telephone numbers, please notify the parish office so we can update your information.
Thank you for helping us to keep our records in proper order
…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.
… CHURCH ENVELOPES: If you did not use offertory envelopes in 2017 and would like a box for 2018, kindly inform the parish office. Also please notify the office of any change of address so that we can adjust our records. Thank you.
…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
Anyone wishing information regarding purchasing graves at St. Michael Cemetery should contact Manager Joseph Iacuone at 203-996-6417. For other inquiries, please call the Parish Office.
Summer planting – please be respectful of the rules and regulations for planting/placing summer flowers and decorations and keep them in the ten inch space in front of the monument. Thank you.
Our bulletin is supported through the generosity of the advertisers listed on the back of it. It does not cost the parish one cent for this weekly newsletter. Some advertisers have been loyal supporters for years and are members of our local communities.
Please consider supporting them with your patronage and let the business owner know that you appreciate their support of our parish through their advertisements. We are so grateful for this wonderful gift to our parish!!
XXIV NIEDZIELA ZWYKLA
17 sierpnia 2017
DRUGA SKŁADKA w ubiegłym tygodniu była przeznaczona na pomoc ofiarom huraganu Harvey w Teksasie. Zebraliśmy $ 3,136.02. Jest to ogromny dar serca i ofiarność. Niech Bóg błogosławi ofiarom huraganu oraz wszystkich, którzy spieszą im z pomocą.
DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona na pokrycie kosztów związanych z utrzymaniem naszej parafii. Prosimy o zrozumienie i ofiarność.
NABOŻEŃSTWO DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO dzisiaj o godz. 15:00. Serdecznie zapraszamy.
PARAFIA ŚW. JÓZEFA W ANSONI zaprasza dzisiaj do Warsaw Park na piknik parafialny.
PLAN 40.GODZINNEGO NABOŻEŃSTWA EUCHARYSTYCZNEGO w naszej parafii podany jest w dzisiejszym biuletynie. Bardzo zachęcamy do adoracji Najświętszego Sakramentu.
KONCERT KU CZCI NIEPOKALANEJ odbędzie się w naszym kościele w piątek 13 października. O godz. 19:00 będzie Nabożeństwo Różańcowe, o godz. 20:00 na koncert zapraszają Katarzyna Sky Sperczyńska, Krzysztof Medyna i goście, o godz. 21:00 odśpiewamy Apel Jasnogórski.
ZAPRASZAMY do odwiedzania naszej strony internetowej: www.stmichalesderby.org