Weekly Bulletins

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from the Saint Michael’s Parish.

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ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOP AND FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby
203-734-7577

Open: Monday-Saturday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

St. Vincent DePaul food bank will soon be collecting items for distribution for holiday meals for the needy. Non-perishable foods, gift certificates to grocery stores, frozen turkeys and hams, kids gifts. They have given out 26% more food this year than last as families struggle to provide meals for their family. They also have wish-lists for families (adopt a family) with little kids for clothing and essentials. You may want to partner up to take on that project.

All donations are so appreciated.

St. Vincent’s is grateful for food donations as they distribute food to needy families all year long. They also welcome donations of items for the Thirft Shop – clothing, household items, books, etc. Please be sure items are in good condition.

(Thank you so much to all who have and continue to donate food items for the food pantry).

St. Vincent’s is greatly in need of volunteers to work in the store. Whatever time you can give – two or three hours a week or more would really be helpful. For information, please call 203-734-7577.

Remy Kocurek is the director.


UKRAINE SOLIDARITY FUND
The Knights of Columbus Charities is still accepting donations for the Fund which will help to provide shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, communication, and religious supplies to these displaced people. 100% of your donation will go directly to to the Ukrainian people. Please note on your donation that it is for the Ukraine Fund. Donations should be mailed to:

Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
P.O. Box 1966
New Haven, CT 06510

15TH CT Catholic Men’s Conference
Sat. Sept. 24, 8:30am – 4:00 Vigil Mass

Northwest Catholic H.S., West Hartford
The Conference seeks to build up Christian camaraderie among the men who attend so that they can become more faithful husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, and disciples. The conference begins at 8:30am and concludes with a 4:00 pm Sunday Vigil Mass. Register at ctcatholicmen.org.

SHORT-TERM JOB OPPORTUNITY
The City of Derby seeks the paid services of qualified individuals who are interested in ensuring that free and fair elections take place. Poll workers are needed for the November 8, 2022 general election. Services on those days begin at 5:15am and end at approximately 9:00pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided at no cost to you. Attendance at a mandatory training session is required. If you are interested, please email… townclerk@derbyct.gov.

FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE IN CONJUNCTION WTH CT STATE POLICE
CT depends on its citizens to ensure the safety and security of the communities we live in. Download the app CT SAFE to report suspicious activity. Visit the website: www.portal.ct.gov/TIP. Call in to 1-866-HLS-TIPS. Local police departments can be reached by calling 911.

…OUR NEIGHBOR, THE CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS POST #1562 is still serving Take-Out-Only Pasta Dinners once a month. Call the CWV for information after 1pm (203-734-9748).

HELP WANTED:
CITY OF DERBY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY…
Check on-line for any available job openings at…
www.derbyct.gov/EmploymentOpportunities.

CAROLYN’S PLACE
A Pregnancy Care Center
137 Grandview Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708

Thirty years ago, a small but passionate group of individuals gathered and after much research, discussion and prayer established “Carolyn’s Place” which has had a profound impact on thousands of young women, men, babies and the unborn since 1992. Due to the pandemic, Carolyn’s Place was unable to hold their usual fund-raisers and has felt a loss of nearly one-third of its annual operating budget – more than $100,000. They are asking you to prayerfully consider a donation to help offset the income loss of the past two years to ensure that Carolyn’s Place continues to move forward as an advocate for life. Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted and can be sent to:

Carolyn’s Place, 137 Grandview Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708. (Fr. Robert Rousseau, founder; John L. Lynch, Executive Director, and Diana O’Rourke, Esq., Chair Board of Directors).

St. Anthony’s Book and Gift Shop, 461 Derby Ave., Orange, CT. 203-888-3390 has Christening outfits, First Communion dresses and boy’s suits. Please call for more information.

HOSPICE, BRANFORD IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS.
Patients and families are in need of your care and support. If you have an interest in volunteering in Reception or Patient Companionship, please call Joan Cullen, Director of Volunteers, 203-315-7510.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
WME is sponsoring a variety of in-person and virtual marriage experiences. Couples will explore their relationship with each other, God, and the Church. Registration is limited. A $100 application fee is required. For more information or to apply please call Frank and Margie Pearson at 1-860-337-2447. Next date: June 24-26, Long Island.

MERCY BY THE SEA
Registration is now open for Mercy’s 2022 Summer Sabbath and retreats. Call for information at 203-245-0401 between 9 am and 4:30 pm. You may check out their website for information regarding their programs.

VALLEY NEWS

DERBY: Tuesdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Free Admission rain dates are Wednesdays

Hosted by Town Clerk Marc Garofalo and The Derby Cultural Commission

Fridays 6:30 to 8:30 pm (no rain dates)
Sept. 30 – Larry Ayce Band (Country)
Oct. 7 – Mark Lanzieri & Friends (Italian/Sinatra)

OLD GREETING CARDS CAN BE REPURPOSED
You can send your old greeting cards to children in need at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children which is a center for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. They collect the covers of old greeting cards and the children cut out the pictures and paste them into new cards which are then sold and helps them to raise funds for the center.

They can be mailed to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude’s Street, Boulder City, NV 89005. For more information about the organization, you may correspond to them at P.O. Box 985.

New Day Bereavement Program
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Parish Center
733 Oxford Rd., Oxford

Those who are grieving the death of a loved one can work through their grief by participating in this Bereavement Program which consists of ten two-hour weekly meetings. There are two sessions: Session A zoom starts Tuesday, July 5, 6:30-8:30pm.

Session B in-person starts Wednesday, July 6 from 1 to 3 pm. Register by calling MaryJane at 203-888-2382, ext. 104.

VALLEY LITERACY PROGRAM
The Valley Literacy Program is recruiting for the fall tutor training session, most likely to begin the week after Labor Day. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tutor should contact Christine Fucci, Valley Coordinator at 101 Elizabeth St., Derby,

Phone 203-551-9831.

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
12:00 PM

Church of the Good Shepherd (outside), Seymour – rain will move the rally indoors.
Please bring your own chair. For more info please contact Carmie Potash – 203-888-5396.

CATHOLIC TOURS UPCOMING TRIPS
Call Brian at 860-399-1785

Dec. 16- Dec. 26, Southern Caribbean Christmas Cruise with Msgr. John Pollard. Leaving Fort Lauderdate, Florida on Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas. 10 nights, daily mass included. Price for two passengers starts at $1505.

Feb. 4-15, 2023, Fatima, Lourdes, and Shrines of Spain. 12 days includes hotels, guides, transportation, 11 breakfasts and 7 dinners. Prices per person starts at $1966 based on double occupancy.

GOODSPEED MUSICALS – East Haddam CT
42nd Street: tap dance spectacular now through November 6.
Christmas in Connecticut: Nov. 18 – Dec. 30
Based on the classic 1945 Warner Bros. film.
Call 860-615-0316 or go to goodspeed.org.

ST. MARY – ST, MICHAEL SCHOOL

Late registration still accepted:

Pre-K (3-4 year olds), Full-day kindergarten, small class size, technology-centered classrooms, Spanish K-8, extended day program (7:00am to 6:00pm), full accreditation. Call 203-735-6471.

Thank you to all who supported the July Bottle and Can Drive which was a great success. Over 14,000 bottles and cans were collected raising over $1000 for the school.

NEEDS…adult size masks, Clorox wipes, and liquid hand-sanitizer. Please call the school as to when you may deliver any of these items you may wish to donate.

MARY-ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL

Pumpkin Patch Event: Oct. 15

From 10am to 2pm!

The front yard of the school becomes a pumpkin patch where children can pick pumpkins with family and frieds.  There will be games, food, baked goods, hot chocolate and fresh apple cider for purchase.  Children can dress in costume if they like.  Photos can be taken in front of the Autumn Scence.

Pumpkins and cider must be preordered by Friday, Oct. 7 on the school website at www.stmarystmichael.org.

Next shred and bottle can drive will

be Sat., November 12 from 9am to 12 in front of the school.

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL, WATERBURY

Events are hosted on Mondays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5 at 6:30pm for 7th and 8th graders as well as transfer families. Individual tours can also be scheduled. 8th graders are required to take the Placement test on Sat., Oct 22 or Sat. November 19 at 8:30am. Cost for the Exam is $25. Applications and financial applications are due December 1. For information and to confirm your attendance call 203-757-9284 or tpark@holycrosshs-ct.com.

ARCHBISHIP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

Parish Goal: $20,000

Total Paid: $19,890

Total Gifts: 122

Average Gift: $163.00

Thank you to all who have donated to the Appeal which presents each of us with an opportunity to give back to the Lord by helping those in need. Donations are accepted throughout the year.