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from the Saint Michael’s Parish.

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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

SUMMER SCHEDULE
July – Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
August – Closed Aug. 1 thru Aug. 14.
Reopen at regular hours beginning Aug. 15.

St. Vincent’s is grateful for food donations as they distribute food to needy families all year long. They also welcome donations of items for the Thirft Shop – clothing, household items, books, etc. Please be sure items are in good condition.

(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

Lourdes of Litchfield
Rte. 118, 50 Montford Rd., Litchfield

On Father’s Day all men present will be invited to receive a blessing at the conclusion of the 11:30am Mass. The Gift Shop will be open 12:30 to 4:30pm offering gifts for Father’s Day and all occasions.

The Grotto Café, with patio dining, will be open after Mass until 2pm.

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

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 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.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
WME is sponsoring a variety of in-person and virtual marriage experiences. Couples will explore their relationship with each other, God, and the Church. Registration is limited. A $100 application fee is required. For more information or to apply please call Frank and Margie Pearson at 1-860-337-2447. Next date: June 24-26, Long Island.

MERCY BY THE SEA
Registration is now open for Mercy’s 2022 Summer Sabbath and retreats. Call for information at 203-245-0401 between 9 am and 4:30 pm. You may check out their website for information regarding their programs.

SPRING FAIR AND RAFFLE
St. Michael’s Church, 25 Maple Ave., Beacon Falls. Sunday, May 22, 2022
From 10 am to 4 pm. Food, live entertainment by Full Circle, and Juke Box Bingo. Vendors and local crafters will be selling their specialties. There is also a Kids Zone. The first prize in the raffle is $5,000 (2nd to 4th $1,000, 5th to 7th $500, and 8th to 12th $100.) Tickets are $20 each. The drawing takes place at 4:00pm.

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BUS TRIPS 2022
Call John Benard at 203-877-2737
Myrtle Beach Sept. 12-17, $655 double occupancy, $854 single.

VALLEY LITERACY PROGRAM
seeks volunteers to tutor adults in the Valley Region to improve their reading and writing skills or learn English as a second language.

You do not need prior teaching experience or to speak another language – you will be trained.
…Free classes for English speaking adults to help you read and write better.
…Free English Classes – Darmowe Lekcje Angielskiego.

For information on any of the above please contact Corinne Fucci, Valley Regional Literacy Coordinator at 203-551-9831 or corrinefucci@lvagnh.org. Located at 101 Elizabeth St., Derby (in the American Jobs Center).

TRIP TO SHRINES
Northern Italy and Rome – Sept. 15-23.
Land prices begin at $2169 per person, double occupancy. Part of the tour will be to attend the Papal audience in Rome.
Space is very limited. For information, reservations contact Brian of Catholic Cruises and Tours at 1-860-399-1785.

New Day Bereavement Program
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Parish Center
733 Oxford Rd., Oxford

Those who are grieving the death of a loved one can work through their grief by participating in this Bereavement Program which consists of ten two-hour weekly meetings. There are two sessions: Session A zoom starts Tuesday, July 5, 6:30-8:30pm.

Session B in-person starts Wednesday, July 6 from 1 to 3 pm. Register by calling MaryJane at 203-888-2382, ext. 104.

ST. MARY – ST, MICHAEL SCHOOL

…For registration information for the 2022-2023 school year, please call the school office 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.

Parents interested in registering their child(ren) for the next school year should contact the school office for information at 203-735-6471.

OPEN POSITIONS AT THE SCHOOL…

*Full-time bilingual administrative assistant.

*Part-time Special Education Teacher

(2 to 4 hours per week).

*Part-time “Before and After School Care Aide” (approximately 20 hours per week).

Volunteers also needed as a recess aide, office help, and lunch aide.

All positions both hired and volunteer will need to be Virtus trained.

For information about any of these openings please call Principal Grace Torres at 203-735-6471.

CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE FUND RAISER IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL, SATURDAY, JULY 16 FROM 9:00 AM UNTIL NOON. YOUR DONATIONS SO GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED!!

ARCHBISHIP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

Parish Goal: $20,000

Total Paid: $17,005

Total Gifts: 117

Average Gift: $155.00

Gifts to the Appeal are allocated towards religious education programs, youth ministries, local charities, education of seminarians, retired clergy, our Catholic Schools, and many more ministries provided by the Archdiocese. Donations are still gratefully accepted and are used exclusively for the purposes intended.