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ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOP AND FOOD BANK – NOW OPEN
237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby
203-734-7577

Open: Monday-Saturday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Last call to help the Food Bank to provide families with Easter meals. Hams and other food items are needed to assemble meals for the many needy families living in the Valley. Easter baskets for the children are also needed. Grocery Store gift certificates in the amount of $25 or monetary donations so helpful too. God bless you for caring and sharing!

Thank you to everyone for the donations of food and funds which continue to help needy families in the Valley. Donations of non-perishable foods, monetary gifts, food gift cards, and gently used items for the Thrift Shop are so appreciated. Easter is at the end of March this year and St. Vincent’s will soon be preparing for its large Easter Food give-out and appreciate all donations that make it possible.

All new fall clothing and shoes, accessories, decor, collectibles, furniture. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. Food and thrift shop donations are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer at the shop, please stop in and offer your services. This food bank serves many needy families in the Valley and your donations help.

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.

CAROLYN’S PLACE
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).

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 outdoor 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: lourdesshrinect@gmail.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 corinnefucci@lvagnhy.org. There are classes held throughout the Valley.

Phone 203-551-9831.

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.

Fr. McGivney Pilgrimage Center
In collaboration with the US Catholic Eucharistic Revival, the Blessed Michael McGiveney Pilgrimage Center presents an exhibit “True Presence: the Eucharist in History & Art beginning March 23 to September 8, 2024 at 1 State St., New Haven. Open Wednesdays thru Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Admission and on-site parking are free. For info 203-865-0400.

OPEN HOUSE
The New England Catholic Biblical School invites all to come and visit an in-person or virtual class to see how studying all 73 books of the Bible can change your life. Visit:
www.NewEnglandCatholicBibleSchool.com.


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 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

St. Anthony’s Book and Gift Shop, 461 Derby Ave., Orange, CT. 203-888-3390
If you are looking for Catholic books, sacramental gifts, First Communion/Confirmation items and more please stop in and visit or call 203-888-3390 or go to the web-site: www.stanthonygift.com.Shop hours are: Wed., Thurs., Friday noon to 6pm and on Saturdays 11am to 4 pm.

WORLD WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
April 11 – May 23 – Virtual
June 7 – June 9 in Upton MA
June 21 – June 23 in Huntington NY
Call for info: 1-860-337-2447

SAVE THE DATES

CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS
1-860-399-1785
Fatima, Lourdes, & Shrines of Spain,
February 4 through February 15, 2024
Land starting at $2299 double occupancy.

Catholic Cruises Sponsored Trip
“The Camino, A Walking Journey for the Soul”. The history of the Camino de Santiago goes back to the 9th century when the tomb of the evangelical apostle, St. James, was discovered. Since then, pilgrims from all over the world have walked St. James’ Way. Land costs start at $2964 based on double occupancy. An $850 deposit per person is required to hold your place. Please call Catholic Cruises and Tours for more info: 1-860-399-1785.

VIRTUAL/ IN-PERSON BIBLE SCHOOL
St. Thomas Seminary
NEW ENGLAND BIBLE SCHOOL

The New England Bible School invites you to come to visit a virtual class to see how studying all 73 Books of the Bible can change your life. Visit
www.New England Catholic Biblical School.com or call 1-860242-5573 for more information.

SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY MASS MAY 27 – 10am

ST. PETER’S CEMETERY

The Catholic Cemeteries Association is celebrating a Mass on Memorial Day at Mt. St. Peter’s Cemetery at 10:00 am. If you would like to honor a veteran, visit: www.ccacem.org – select Blog & News tab and click on events to select the calendar for May 27 and fill out the form.

All are welcome to attend and participate.

FLAGS FOR HEROES PROGRAM
The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club presents the 3rd Annual 2024 Flags for Heroes. Honor them by sponsoring a flag in their name. The name will be personalized on a medallion which will be attached to a full size American Flag which will be displayed at the Shelton Veterans Memorial Park, Derby Green and Derby City Hall. Order on-line at
https:heroflag.org. Orders are due by May 15 and flags will be displayed May 25-June 20.

Sponsor level: single $60, 1 flag with medallion. Betsy Ross $250 4 flags with medallions, 2 T-shirts. Medal of Honor $500 4 flags with medallions, 3 t-shirts. Friend of a veteran $1000 8 medallions with flags, 4 t-shirts. $2500 Stars and stripes, 10 medallions with flags, 5 t-shirts. All but the single will have name/logo on banner and in booklet.

Heroes Ceremony on June 15th, 11 am at Veterans Memorial Park, Canal Street, Shelton.

Derby Contact: Felicia Monaco at
203-736-4368.
Shelton Contact: Linda Holmes-Hannon at 203-650-2391.

ST. MARY – ST, MICHAEL SCHOOL
(203) 735-6471)
Principal: Mrs. Grace Torres

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 2024-25 school year please call the school office at:203-735-6471.

SACRED HEART ACADEMY, HAMDEN
Please contact Sacred Heart Academy for more information. Visit www.SacredHeartHamden.org.

 

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL, Waterbury…
For more information call: (203-757-9248)

NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, West Haven –
Call for registration information 203-937-3251.

St. Mary-St. Michael School

St. Mary-St. Michael School Fundraiser
The School will be raffaling off a 2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX (does not need to be recharged) on Friday, May 3, 2024. With seating for up to 5 passengers and high fuel economy, this midsize crossover SUV is the perfect car! Tickets are $100 (limited number) and are available at the Rectory, the school, and you can enter on-line. The car is valued at over $30,000. Representatives from St. Mary St. Michael School will be selling the raffle tickets at our Parish throughout the month of April There is no particular schedule when they will be here so the Sundays and hours may vary. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

RECYCLING/SHRED DAY AT THE SCHOOL
On Saturday, April 27, at St. Mary-St. Michael School, there will be a recycling and shred event from 9:00 am until noon in front of the school.

School Fund Raiser: April 27 – An Authentic Spanish Dinner will be served: 3 courses: Homemade empanadas & salad, roasted pork, rice, beans & potato salad. Dessert selection, coffee, tea, wine & drink selection with sit down meals. $25. St. Mary’s church hall. Seating starts 5pm dinner served 5:30pm. Take-out at 5 or 6pm. Raffle baskets, 50/50 prizes too. Buy tickets on stmarystmichael.org or call the school at 203-735-6471.