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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

Thank you to everyone for your support of St. Vincent de Paul’s Thift Shop and Food Bank. Beginning in February the food bank will begin preparations for the Easter distribution of food to the needy of the Valley. Monetary gifts and Easter Baskets for the children are always welcome. Baskets should be dropped off directly at St. Vincent DePaul at 237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby.

(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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

ST. MARY – ST, MICHAEL SCHOOL

If you are interested in registering your child in our parish school, please check out the website at stmarystmichael.org.

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.

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.

SACRED HEART ACADEMY, HAMDEN

Thursdays Meet & Greets from 8:30 am-10:00 am are being held this year instead of an Open House. You will have the opportunity to meet school leaders, teachers & students; discover academic & enrichment programs; learn about SHA’s mission & values; and tour the campus. Register at the website: www.sacredhearthamden.org.

ARCHBISHIP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

If you are a registered parishioner you will soon receive a letter regarding the Annual Appeal. Also there will once again be a web-series called The Annual Appeal at Work. It will air on Thursday, March 2 on all Archdiocesan Social Media sites as well as the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal web page. New episodes will air the first week of each month for the remainder of 2023 and will highlight some of the many wonderful ministries supported by the Appeal. Donations to the Appeal can be made through this link also:

https://appeal.archdioceseofhartford.org/donations.

Donations can be sent directly to the Appeal Office at 467 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002. Please be sure to mention that you are a member of St. Michael’s Derby. You may also make a donation on-line at the Archdiocese website.