Weekly Bulletins

Stay up-to-date on the latest news
from the Saint Michael’s Parish.

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ST. VINCENT DEPAUL FOOD BANK
has reopened and is grateful for the donations of non-perishable foods. Clothing and household items may be left at the Roosevelt Store also. Many families are being served during the pandemic.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY
Once again this year, in conjunction with the Catholic War Veterans St. Michael’s Post 1562, St. Michael Cemetery will participate in Wreaths Across America on Sat., December 18 at our cemetery at 12 noon. For information please call or e-mail: 203-401-9502 or cecilroog@gmail.com
Or 203-217-0812 or suetxldy@sbcglobal.net.
Donate online at wreathsacrossamerica.org CTSMCS
Donate a wreath, volunteer, or attend.

DERBY CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
There will be two concerts coming up on the Derby Green from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
…Friday, October 1 – Larry Ayce Band with Country Music.
…Friday, October 8 – Nina Cetera with Americana Music.
Rain dates will be on Wednesdays.

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL
587 Oronoke Rd., Waterbury
203-757-9248
“Meet Holy Cross” event on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30pm for 7th and 8th grade as well as transfer student families. This event gives the family an opportunity to meet some teachers, administrators and students to learn all about what Holy Cross has to offer and go on a student guided campus tour. Masks will be mandatory and the event will be held in the auditorium to allow social distancing. Annual Open House on Sunday, November 7, 2 pm.

.LAURALTON HALL (for girls): take a virtual tour and to apply for 2021-2022 school year.


…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.

WANTED:
Gentleman (parishioner age 65) seeks to rent a room in Ansonia or Derby. Works as a painter/plasterer. Speaks Polish and English. If you have a room to rent, please call his sister Jadwiga at 1-203-343-5362.

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

They have a wish list for donations of size 6 diapers, Forever Stamps, new bottles, baby lotion diaper bags, baby clothes, and more. This group teaches Parenting and Life-Skills and is staffed by volunteers and is funded through donations. Any help is appreciated.

St. Anthony’s Book and Gift Shop, 461 Derby Ave., Orange, CT. 203-888-3390 offers quality religious, spiritual and inspirational gifts. They ship throughout the continental United States and do special orders on books and gifts. If they do not have what you need they will find it for you. Due to Covid, please call ahead for hours. St. Anthony’s has been in business for 23 years, originally in Seymour and then in Derby. Kathleen Conroy Cass is the proprietor.

UP-COMING EVENTS

The Archdiocese will hold a Marriage Anniversary Celebration Mass on Sunday, October 10 at 2 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. If you celebrated a special wedding anniversary (25th, 50th, 60th etc. ) this year or last year you are invited to this celebration. Use your web browser and go to bit.ly/aohmarriagemass to access the registration form. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided. This is your official confirmation that you have signed up to attend. You may bring as many guests as you would like. Please register before October 1 to ensure your name will be included in the Mass Program.

Rachel’s Vineyard retreat weekends for healing after abortion: October 19-21 in Farmington, CT. The weekend healing process includes discussion, Living Scriptures with meditations, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a Memorial Service and Mass of Entrustment. Participation is totally confidential. Fee for the weekend for meals, private room, and all retreat materials is $175. Contact Marie at 203-631-9030 or visit the website at: www.rachelsvineyard.org.

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.

ST. MARY – ST, MICHAEL SCHOOL

For information call the school at 203-735-6471

If you are interested in having your child receive a Catholic education, please call the school for information or to register.

Parents and teachers work in partnership to move students forward in their social, emotional, academic, and spiritual lives.

Classes meet state requirements and established academic standards.

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.


ST. MARY-ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS – Continued

Next up…Another bottle and can drive will be held on Saturday, November 13. Also, sneakers in good condition may be donated as part of this fund-raiser which benefits our parish school.

ARCHBISHIP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

Thank you to all who have recently donated to the Appeal. $21,000 has been pledged with $19,000 received. Your dedication to the ministries of the Church promotes our spiritual message of faith, hope, and charity. Help the Appeal to continue its mission by sending your gift to the Appeal Office at P.O. Box 28, Hartford, CT 06141. Please be sure to mention that you are a member of St. Michael Parish, Derby. (All gifts are used strictly for the various ministries and help programs in the Archdiocese). Gifts can also be made online at:

www.archdioceseofhartford.org.