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

Summer Hours: Last Saturday open June 29th. July closed Mondays and Tuesdays and Saturdays.

First week of July only open Friday, July 5.

Closed for two weeks beginning July 29 and reopening with regular hours on Monday, August 12.

A sincere thank you to everyone who donates food to their food bank. Many Valley families benefit from your generosity. The thrift shop also gratefully accepts donations of gently used clothing and household items which are offered for sale at very reasonable prices. Proceeds from the thrift shop sales are used to help supply the food bank.

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.

FROM TEAM, INC. ELDERLY SERVICES
Volunteer Caregivers are needed for the “Volunteer Caregivers Program” to help older adults. Team is seeking volunteer caregivers who are dedicated individuals to help meet the needs of older adults living in our communities of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton. Volunteers will provide services for individuals who are isolated, frail, disabled, or elderly. These free of charge services enable residents who are elderly or disabled to remain independent. Some of the services frequently requested are: transportation and escort to medical appointments and stores, telephone reassurance – at least one call a week preferred, grocery shopping – taking or shopping for clients. Volunteers must be age 18 or over who have an interest and compassionate concern for older adults in our community. All those who volunteer go through a background check screening process and, once approved, the scheduling is flexible.
Please contact TEAM to apply at
203-736-5420 ext. 4225 or 4226.
Your help will be a rewarding experience and make a meaningful difference in the life of an isolated, elderly, or disabled person.

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.

NEW ENGLAND CATHOLIC
BIBLICAL SCHOOL
Enroll in the New England Catholic Biblical School to study all 73 books of the Bible. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend.
In-person and online Classes begin on September 7th.

Class locations for Year 1 Class:
-Our Lady of Loreto, Waterbury on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
-St. Aloysius, Plantsville, Tuesdays from 10:00 am to noon.
Online: Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Visit to register and for information: www.NewEnglandCatholicBibleSchool.com.

SAVE THE DATES

CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS
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.

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
June 21 – June 23 in Huntington NY
Call for info: 1-860-337-2447

WORLD-WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Worldwide marriage encounter sponsors a variety of in-person and virtual marriage experiences: some on weekends and some on weekdays. Registration is limited; there is a $100 registration fee. For more information call Frank and Margie Pearson at 860-337-2447 or visit wwmectw.org.
Upcoming dates: June 7-9 in Upton, MA.  June 21-23 in Huntington, NY and Aug. 2-4 in Portland, CT. The program is designed to help your relationship and teach you tools to transform your marriage. 

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

ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR
NEW ENGLAND CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL
Enroll in the New England Catholic Biblical School to study all 73 books of the Bible. In-person and online classes begin Sept. 7, 2924

Class locations for Year 1 Class at Our Lady of Loreto, Waterbury, Thurs. 6:30-8:30pm.
St. Aloysius Plantsville, Tues. 10-12 noon.
Online, Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm.


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.

TRIP TO FATIMA, LOURDES AND SHRINES OF SPAIN TOUR
February 4 to February 15, 2025
Land starting at $2529 per person (based on double occupancy). This 12 day group tour includes hotels, guides, historians, land transportation, 11 breakfasts and 7 dinners.
It starts from Lisbon and will visit the most treasured Marian shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spiritual places of Portugal, Spain, and France. Call Catholic Cruises and Tours at
1-860-399-1785 for more information and to make your reservation.

“ROSIE THE RIVETERS”
Recently two dozen surviving Rosie the Riveters were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal at the White House. After the US entered World War II there were millions of jobs, left by the men who joined the military, that needed to be filled. Millions of American women went to work to build ships and planes and “in their way” helped to win the war! A well-earned award.

NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
The 10th National Eucharistic Congress is an invitation to experience profound personal revival so we can be sent out to share Christ’s love with a world that so desperately needs it. The web site can be found at www.eucharisticrevival.org or just by googling “National Eucharistic Congress”.

PROJECT HELP NEEDED
A retired photographer and member of our parish has many photo negatives – of our church and other churches, etc. and is asking if anyone would be willing to help him separate the negatives so they could be passed along to the appropriate institutions, etc. If you would like to help this gentleman, please call the parish office and we will put you in touch with him.

ST. MARY’S SUMMER FESTIVAL
212 Elizabeth Street, Derby
July 11-13…5pm to 9pm
Food (an extensive menu), music – CT’s premier R&B. Soul, and show band “The Bernadettes” performing on Sat., July 13 from 6 to 9pm. Raffles and more. Bring the family and enjoy!!

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.