ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOPPE & FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby gratefully accepts donations of food for their food bank. This month’s collection is ready-to-eat soup and other non-perishable food. The Thrift Shoppe also accepts gently used clothing, household items, books, etc. September’s special collection is pasta & tomato sauce. There is also a box in Church for monetary donations. Checks should be made payable to St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank. Special request: Please carefully check the expiration dates on food you donate as sometimes there is food with expired dates and the food bank has to throw it out. Thanks!.
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS, ST. MICHAEL’S POST #1562
Next dinner: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 6:30pm, pasta dinner, salad, bread, dessert, followed by a movie. $6 per person. No reservations are required.
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS, ST. MICHAEL’S POST #1562
…is hosting a bus trip to WEST POINT for Air Force vs Army Football Game – Saturday, November 3. Bus departs the post at 7:00 am sharp. Includes round trip bus, football game, and “tailgating” food and beverage. Cost: $100 per person. Full payment must be received by September 15, 2018 to guarantee a reservation. Call 203-734-9748 after 1:00 pm.
LAURALTON HALL OPEN HOUSE, SUN., SEPTEMBER 30.
1:00 to 3:00 pm. Entrance Exam Sat., Oct. 13 or Sat., Oct. 20 at 8:00 am. Pre-register on-line for the exam at www.lauraltonhall.org. Grade 8 girls are invited to shadow a student from Oct. 2 through Dec. 7. Questions? Call admissions 203-877-2786 ext. 125.
FAIRFIELD PREP OPEN HOUSE, SUN., SEPTEMBER 30.
2:00 to 4:00 pm. Website www.fairfieldprep.org.
Registrations for the entrance exam can be made by contacting the Admissions Office on the website.
Exam to be held Sat., Oct. 13 or Sat., Nov. 17.
ABCs OF ANNULMENT – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7-9pm
St. Monica Church Hall, 1326 Middletown Avenue, Nortford. Participants will be helped to write their applications on Oct. 12, 19, and 26th. Call Br. Larry at 475-221-8464 for further information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, 1 State St., New Haven, CT presents “WW1: Beyond the Front Lines” which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ participation in the war. The museum is open free to the public. For information call Kathy Cogan at 203-752-4630. Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Gift shop.
ST. MICHAEL CHURCH, DERBY ONE-DAY BUS TRIP, NOVEMBER 10,
to The National Shine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA and Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA to see “Jesus”. Cost $165 per person, includes tour bus transportation, buffet lunch, and show tickets. Sight and Sound Theatre invites you to experience the greatest rescue story of all time! “Jesus” is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever. For information and reservations please call Anna Kasperuk at 203-278-1945. Only 50 tickets available.
UPCOMING CHURCH PICNICS
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH OF NEW HAVEN,
SUN. SEPT. 23, 1 to 6 pm at the Polish National Alliance Park, 171 North Plains Rd., Wallingford. Polish/American foods, special Polish and Picnic dinners available. Music by Dennis Polisky and The Masestro’s Men from 1 to 6 pm. Admission $5 per person, children under 18 free and parking is free.
No BYOB or BYOF. Children’s activities and games will be featured. For info call 203-562-2828.
CT HOSPICE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
-to drive homecare patients to/from appointments or to take families to visit their loved ones at the inpatient hospice in Branford. Please call 203-315-7510 for more information.
VENDORS WANTED FOR THE HOLLY FAIR
sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Women’s Group to be held on December 1, 2019 at 50 Donovan Lane, Shelton. Crafts, food, raffles, bake sale, etc. Table rental $30. Please call Sarah at 203-258-8386 or email email@example.com.
OUR LADY OF CALVARY RETREAT CENTER CAR RAFFLE
Benefits an upgrade to heating and cooling systems at the Center. Tickets $60 each in honor of the 60th anniversary of this ministry. Call 1-888-816-5813 to order ticket(s). Leave name and phone number and you will be called. Prize: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class Sedan. Drawing: Oct. 6, 2018 @ 9 pm. Need not be present to win.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS-
Jesus is asking us to go out two by two and proclaim His good news. Strengthen your relationship, rekindle your romance and renew your sacrament. The next Weekends are Nov 2-4, 2018 in Manchester, CT and Sep 14-16, 2018 in Huntington, NY. For more information, call Pat & Mary-Jo McLaughlin at 860-315-2127 or visit them at https://wwmectw.org/
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry provides the parish with baby blankets and hats which are given to children at the time of Baptism. Shawls and blankets are also donated to hospitals in the area. The group meets Tuesday mornings at the Rectory from 10 am until noon. They are also grateful for any donations of yarn you may no longer need. Please leave on back porch of Rectory.
THE VALLEY INTERFAITH COUNCIL
offers a free presentation of the National Geographic movie “Jerusalem” on October 10th, 7-9pm at Center Stage, 54 Grove St., Shelton. The film immerses the audience into the ancient city which is the home of three major religions: Islam, Christianity & Judaism. Viewers will gain unprecedented access to the city’s holiest sites and breathtaking aerial footage of the Holy Land. An interfaith panel discussion will follow the film.
OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
has scheduled the 2018 Engaged Couples Conferences. The on-line registration forms can be found at HartfordMarriage.org or at Archdiocese of Hartford.org and going to the Office of Family Life which can be found on the menu tab under “Ministries”.
WORK WANTED AS CAREGIVER/COMPANION
Call Jadwiga at 203-343-5362.
29th ANNUAL ROSARY RALLY of CT.
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 W. Main St. Waterbury, October 7, 2:00-3:30 pm. Procession, rosary and talk, benediction, concludes with Mass.
For information call Lorraine Greski, 203-736-9606.
THE ROTARY CLUBS OF ANSONIA, SEYMOUR/OXFORD are hosting a Comedy Cabaret featuring World-Famous comedian Dave Reilly on Sat., Sept 29th at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. The Cabaret will be held at Holy Rosary Church Hall, Ansonia. Tickets are $30 each and include coffee and dessert. BYOB and BYOF. 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction to be held at the event. For information and tickets, please contact Lori Veillette at 203-231-2578 or Nancy Valentine at 203-734-6945, or purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com.
SAVE YOUR HEIRLOOMS:
Bibles and precious books repaired. Contact WWW.BOOKMAN – JIM.BIZ or call 920-265-5966.
HELP WANTED: CONN. COMPANION AND HOME CARE
is seeking workers from the Polish Community to care for Seniors. If interested please call Sam at
MELODIEERS OF DERBY invite men and women to join the group! They sing at 2:00 pm on Thursdays (Sept. – Dec. and March – Sept.) at various nursing homes in the Valley. Call Ed Gawitt for information (203-888-5316).
WORK WANTED – Polish Woman (speaks English) looking to care for elderly/ill person. Very experienced. Call Janina, 203-735-7330.
WHEELCHAIRS FOR SALE, gently used. Call Jadwiga (Shelton parishioner) at 203-343-5362.
BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE
(BH care) seeks donations for which helps them provide effective treatment necessary for their clients to live, work, learn, and fully participate in our communities and live happy, healthy lives. The program provides hope and help for thousands of children and families struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Anyone wishing to made a donation may send it to: BHcare Foundation, Inc., 127 Washington Ave., Third Floor West, North Haven, CT 06473.
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
HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE TO THE DIOCESE
If you suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult has been sexually abused in any manner by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, please contact the Archdiocese at 1-860-541-6491 and speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator Kathleen Nowosadko – email email@example.com
A follow-up in writing is required. There is a document at www.archdioceseofhartford.org on line for your documentation.
DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS MANY WONDERFUL PROGRAMS!
Check at www.derbypubliclibrary.org for their monthly schedule.
WORK WANTED – PARISHIONER SEEKS WORK CLEANING, elder care/housekeeping, mornings in the Valley/Woodbridge area. Is experienced and speaks English and Polish. Call Jadwiga for information 203-343-5362. Her nephew also seeks work as handyman or “cook”. (The office can vouch for them.)
ST. JOSEPH’S RESIDENCE, ENFIELD, has new openings on the independent living floors. If you are on a fixed income, you are living independently and you are at least 70 (or older) the Little Sisters of the Poor would like to talk to you to see if their Home would be the perfect place for you in retirement. Call 1-860-741-0791 and ask for the social worker to discuss this wonderful opportunity.
KASIA EATERY AND CATERING is now open in Derby at 143 Main Street. Serving Polish-American food. For information call 203-516-5295.
WARSZAWA – POLISH RESTAURANT, 350 Main St., Ansonia is now open Monday thru Sunday..
MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS/ROSARY ASSUMPTION CHURCH CHAPEL. Held every First Friday there will be a Mass for Life at 7 pm. Rosary recited at 6:30 pm. Please come and pray for the defenseless unborn.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT BY SEASONS HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE. Caring and compassionate individuals willing to give of their time to help patients and families dealing with terminal illness are needed. Spiritual care is one of the core values and principles in the Seasons Hospice Circle of Care. As a Spiritual Care Volunteer you will be asked to provide companionship and active listening that may include special readings, prayer, meditation, and poetry. If you are interested in learning more please contact Karen Hale at 203-490-1155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER PROGRAM
The Kennedy Center located in Trumbull has been awarded a grant from the South Central CT Agency on Aging. This program teaches individuals with developmental disabilities important life skills in order to make the individual a caregiver for their aging parent or family member. To qualify the individual must be living with an older adult over the age of 60, have intellectual or other related disabilities and be 18 years or older living in Derby, East Haven, Milford, New Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton or West Haven. For further information call Christina Borges, Caregiver Facilitator, at 1-800-626-6764, ext. 277. A referral form may also be obtained at the Parish Office.
THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS ASSISTANCE TO POLAND AND POLONIA
Since 1943 the Catholic League has been helping the Church in Poland It gives scholarships to Polish Priests and Polish-American Students, funds missionary work of Polish Religious throughout the world and donates aid to parishes and Catholic institutions in Poland. If you would like to make a donation to the Catholic League, there are envelopes on the bench at the side entrance. Donations should be mailed directly to the Catholic League – the address is on the back of the envelope. For more information please visit: www.catholicleaguepolonia.org.
ANSONIA SENIOR CENTER is open to all Valley Seniors 55 years of age and older. $5 yearly membership. Call the Center at 203-736-5933 for information.
– a workplace opportunity serves youth ages 16-21, low income and have an identified barrier. Eligibility is determined by Youth Works. Recruitment/orientation meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 3 pm at the American Job Center, 33 Elizabeth St., 3rd floor in Derby and on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 pm in the American Job Center, 4 Fourth St. Ansonia. For info call Mr. Karl Walden at 203-489-5046 or email@example.com.
ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH HUNTINGTON
-invites all to their Prayer Group every Monday at 7:30 pm in their Parish Center, 505 Shelton Ave. Huntington.
Songs, short teaching, special intentions are held.
MY SISTER’S PLACE, CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES sponsors the Donation Center of My Sister’s Place downtown on Main St. in Ansonia which is a non-profit thrift store located at 380 Main St., Ansonia. Proceeds from the store’s sales directly support BHcare’s the Umbrella which serves women and children battling against domestic violence. Your donations of gently used and/or new clothing, furniture and other household items are greatly appreciated. Goods donated through the program are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
FREE ROSARY REPAIR SERVICE…
broken rosaries can be sent in a padded envelope to Betty and Dick Holden until April at 7930 Estero Blvd., Apt. 502, Fort Myers Beach FL 33931. Include a note to return to sender or if it is a donation to be sent on to the missions. For information call 239-463-3993.
SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD AN ABORTION:
Experience God’s love and mercy and begin the journey of healing. Please call the Sisters of Life at 1-866-575-0075 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org..
ADAM’S HOUSE – Grief Education Center located at 241 Coram Ave., Shelton (across from Shelton City Hall). This charming Victorian Home has been newly renovated to offer a warm, comforting setting for families, volunteers and staff. There will be specialized grief education programs planned for parents, children, and teens. For information call 203-513-2808.