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ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOP AND FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby
Open: Monday-Saturday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
St. Vincent’s food bank helps many needy families in the Valley Communities, not only for holidays but all year round. Thank you to everyone who continues to donate food. Many families struggle these days to provide for their families. Your baskets to help out the Easter Bunny are gratefully received.
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.
Very truly yours, with great thanks,
Remy Kocurek, Executive 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).
CITY OF DERBY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY…
Check on-line for any available job openings at…
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
The shop is well stocked with many kinds of religious goods. It also has a limited amount of First Communion dresses and boy’s suits and gifts for First Communion. If you call they will be happy to send out First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Church goods catalogs. Shop hours are: Wed., Thurs., Friday noon to 6pm and on Saturdays 11am to 4 pm.
LOURDES IN LITCHFIELD – GROTTO GIFT SHOP
The Grotto Gift Shop at the Shrine in Lourdes,
50 Montfort Rd., Rte 118, is now open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 4:00pm, and Sunday, 11:30am to 4:00pm. New spring items are in stock and there is a large selection of ourdoor statuary as well as Baptismal, First Holy Communion, Confirmation gifts plus medals, rosaries, and gifts for all occasions. For further information please call 1-860-567-0891 during regular business hours. You may also e-mail: email@example.com.
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
For information about classes or to volunteer for the program please call Corinne Fucci at 203-551-9831 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There are classes held throughout the Valley.
Need companion/elder care help in your family,
please call Jadwiga at 203-343-5362. She speaks
both English and Polish; is a member of the parish
and has much experience with elder care.
JOB OPPORTUNITY LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
ENFIELD, CT 860-265-1844
Certified nursing assistant – night shift, full time; nurse’s aide – evening shift, part-time; dietary dining room aide – weekend, some holidays, part time; dishwasher – evening and morning, weekend, some holidays, part-time; activity aide/life.
One of our Saint Michael’s parishioners is looking for help with his landscaping business. No experience needed (great summer job for a college student). If interested, please call Dan at 203-751-0301.
…Caregiver needed – overnight preferable but can use someone for some hours daytime for 82 year old lady. Please call Jackie at 203-231-1644.
A pilgrimage to Israel is being sponsored by Fr. Anthony Basso of Florida. It will take place from Nov. 19-29. You join the pilgrimage by arranging your own flight. For information visit www.unitours.com or call Mr. Sylvan at 1-855-590-7118.
VIRTUAL/ IN-PERSON BIBLE SCHOOL
St. Thomas Seminary
Join the Bible class of the New England Biblical School to begin reading all the books in the Bible. Enrollment is now open for in-person or viritual classes. For info visit: St. Thomas Seminary www.NewEnglandCatholicBiblicalSchool.com or Call 1-860—242-5573.
NEW DAY BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM
St. Thomas Parish Center, Oxford
Those who are grieving the death of a loved one need to proactively work through their grief. One way that may be helpful is to participate in the bereavent support group called the New Day Program. This program consists of ten two-hour weekly meetings. During each meeting, participants work through one component of the grieving process guided by the New Day Journal. There will be two sessions offered this summer. Session A will begin on Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and Session B will begin on Friday, June 16 from 10am to 12pm. Registration is required for both sessions. To register for either session please contact Maryjane at 203-888-2382 ext 104 or email@example.com by June 9.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
The Little Sisters of the Poor are sponsoring a Classic Car Show on Friday, June 23, 5 pm at 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, CT. There is a $10 entry fee. Donations accepted. For information to participate/attend please call 1-800-265-1872.
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.
…For information regarding registration for the 2023-24 school year please call the school office at: 203-735-6471. Enrollment for Grades Pre-K and 8 are now being accepted.
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.
…For information regarding registration for the 2023-24 school year please call the school office at:203-735-6471.
FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE
Seeking an administrative assistant who is highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, problem-solver, with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Maintain an exemplary level of organization and productivity with the ability to establish positive working relationships with students, staff, families, and the public. Perform a variety of administrative functions directed by the Principal. Confidentiality is a must; will manage the Principal’s calendar and schedule, arrange appointments, meetings and conferences and major events. Maintain files, manuals, records, both physical and electronic, and has the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with staff, faculty, and the public. Must possess excellent skills in MS Office Program and Google Suite. Bilingual proficiency preferred but not necessary.
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call
203-735-6471 for more information.
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
The 2023 Archbishop’s Appeal is integral to the mission and services of the Archdiocese. As in the past, this year’s efforts will create new opportunities and expand existing services for those needing help. Thank you to everyone who has donated to help us reach our assigned goal.
Parish goal: $20,000
Total pledged: $15,745
Total paid: $14,045
Total gifts: 99
Average gift: $150.04
Percent of goal: 78.73%
It is never too late to donate. You can go to the Appeal donate page to make a donation.