CITY OF DERBY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY…
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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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com. 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 virtual classes. For info visit: St. Thomas Seminary www.NewEnglandCatholicBiblicalSchool.com or Call 1-860—242-5573..
SAVE THE DATES
CATHOLIC BIBLE SCHOOL – Embrace a love for time with God and Sacred Scripture – join an accredited certificate in advanced biblical studies program. Enrollment is now open until August 31st for in-person or virtual classes. For information, etc. www.NewEnglandCatholicBiblicalSchool.com or call 1-860-242-5573.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES MASS
The Archdiocese cordially invites couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 25, 50, 60 or more to the annual Wedding Anniv. Mass on Sun., Oct. 22 at 2pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hftd. Couples who would like to participate are asked to register on-line at: www.archdioceseofhartford.org/marriagemass. Renewal of vows, personalized certificate and can have a picture taken with Archbishop Blair.
Griffin Hospital will present “Valley Soul” a concert of gospel and holiday music on December 12. Training Sessions will take place at the Church of Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Rd., Seymour 9/13, 9/20/, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15, and 12/6; 6:45-8:45pm. You need not know how to read music. All songs are taught by ear and you will be given a practice CD. The cost to participate is $30 per singer. Voluntary donations will be accepted at the concert and will benefit TEAM, Inc. Call 203-732-7384.
CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS
Fatima, Lourdes, & Shrines of Spain,
February 4 through February 15, 2024
Land starting at $2299 double occupancy.
NEW DAY BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church Oxford
Two In-Person Sessions
Reservation is required.
Call 203-888-2382, ext. 104
Session A: Monday, Oct. 16 1:30pm
Session B: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30pm