75 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418 - 203-734-0005

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PLEASE BE COURTEOUS
and TURN OFF CELL PHONES during Mass.  Thank you!

CELEBRATION OF THE MASS – Live Stream Schedule

Good Afternoon,
Please join us, virtually, as we Celebrate Mass at:
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4:30PM – Live Streamed
Note that all Live Streamed Masses are available afterwards so you can view them at your convenience)

Also, we are recording the Mass in tandem with the Live Stream so that if anything goes wrong with the Live Stream we can switch out the Live Stream version with the recorded version.  That will be done as soon as humanly possible.

The Masses will be live streamed on Facebook.  Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

God bless you all! We continue to pray for all of you.
Deacon Bob

St. Michael’s Church Facebook Page

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming Live Stream events on Facebook.

Go to the Facebook page now using the link above and “Like” the page to receive notices of these events.

MASS INTENTIONS

26th SUN. ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER. 27, 2020
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
4:30pm +Keith Schoppee -Deacon Bob and Susan Carter
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
8:00am +Anthony & Thomas Ziomek -Art & Annette Hlywa & family
10:00am +Martin & Catherine Kuna -Nyzio Family
11:30am +Zbigniew & son Grzegorz Siamonko – wife Teresa and daughter & family
5:30pm Parishioners
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
7:00pm +Sally Markut -family
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
7:00am +Dr. Dominik Wiktor (birthday in Heaven -family
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
7:00pm +Michal and Czeslawa Mlynek -Przydzial Family
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020
7:00am +Robert & Gregory Kudej -family
FIRST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020
7:00am +John Kowal -Halina Fedorko
7:00pm +Czeslawa Mlynek -Charchenko Family
FIRST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020
8:00am +Joseph Kenny (birthday) -family
SATURDAY VIGIL, OCTOBER 3, 2020
4:30pm +Leonard Witek (1st anniversary) -Arlene Jachyra
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020
8:00am +John & Barbara Tiano -family
10:00am +Frania Tracz -Henry & Lorraine Zuba
11:30am +Josephine Kuna Bryk -Josephine Nyzio
5:30pm +Irene Witek -Joan Douglass

SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTION
The living flame of the Sanctuary Lamp, signifying the Eucharistic presence of our Lord Jesus Christ is offered in loving memory of  Anthony J. Ziomek from son Anthony and family.

COMMUNION HOSTS INTENTION
Communion Hosts are offered in loving memory of Monte Kasch from wife Terry.

SACRAMENTAL WINE INTENTION
Sacramental Wine is offered in loving memory of Dominik Wiktor on Sept. 29 birthday from the Tokarz Family.

PRO-LIFE ROSES
1. In loving memory of John Madura from family.
2. Happy Sept.23rd birthday to our son, Charlie M., always in our hearts and prayers from Mom, Dad, and family. 3. Happy 57th birthday to our son-in-law, Mike, from Mom and Dad Stochmal.
3. Happy birthday Terry Sojka Levis. Joyce loved you, friend forever.

MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA
The Rosary is prayed at 6:45 pm every Monday before the Miraculous Medal Novena and Mass and also on Wednesday in Polish at the 7:00 pm Novena and Mass.

RULES FOR ATTENDING MASS IN CHURCH REMAIN THE SAME
…6 feet social distancing in church; use hand-sanitizer as you enter the church.
…You must wear a MASK and it MUST cover your mouth and nose unless you have a medical issue that causes breathing issues. Documentation required from your doctor.
…Sit in designated pews only.
…For the reception of Holy Communion proceed down side aisle and take communion in the hand. IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION ON THE TONGUE, PLEASE BE AT THE END OF THE LINE AND ONLY GO TO THE PRIEST.  Go to middle aisle remove mask and consume the host. Replace mask and proceed to your seat down the middle aisle.
…Leave your mask on until you have completely exited the church and maintain social distancing as you do.
…The dispensation for the obligation of attending Sunday Mass has been extended to November 28.

FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION
Each year we celebrate a 40-Hour Eucharistic Devotion around the Feast of the Archangels, Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. The Closing of this Solemn Devotion will still take place this year in the Church at the 5:30 pm Mass on Sunday, September 27. All Eucharistic Ministers are encouraged to be present. There are tentative plans for a gathering in the Church Hall with refreshments after the Mass and complying with Covid-19 restrictions. More details will follow. Thank you.

OFFICE NEWS

The Parish Office is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Call before you stop in just to be sure the office staff is in the office. (203-734-0005).Face masks must be worn to enter.

Offertory envelopes for 2021 will be prepared soon. Those who used envelopes will automatically receive a box. If you did not use envelopes this year and would like a box for next year, please call the parish office. We have not determined yet how we will distribute the boxes but we will be sure it is done safely.

Check the parish bulletin on line for any office updates.

THANK YOU

…Sat. Polish School First Communion Class and parents for making a $600 donation to the parish.
…Czeslaw Zygadlo who did a great job fixing motar and bricks around the Church.
…Zbigniew Zambrzycki who worked on and fixed various lights around the parish.
…Thank you to our Deacon Bob Carter for maintaining our parish web site. Check it out – very easy access to our parish bulletin (be sure you have Adobe Reader to read the bulletin).
…Thank you Fr. Jan for beautifying our parish grounds with flowers, etc.

40 HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION PROGRAM
Wednesday – September 23, 2020
7:00 pm Mass in Polish with homily
Thursday – September 24, 2020
7:00 am Mass in English
7:30 am to 3:00 pm Adoration
Friday – September 25, 2020
7:00 am Mass in English
7:30 am to 3:00 pm Adoration
Saturday – September 26, 2020
8:00 am Mass in English
8:30 am to 3:00 pm Adoration
Sunday – September 27, 2020
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Adoration
5:30 pm Mass and Solemn Closing of Eucharistic Devotion

NABOŻEŃSTWO EUCHARYSTYCZNE
Środa, 23 września 2020
19:00 Msza św. z kazaniem – w j. polskim
Czwartek 24 września 2020
7:00 Msza św. w j. angielskim
7:30 – 15:00 Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu
Piątek, 25 września 2020
7:00 Msza św. w j. angielskim
7:30 – 15:00 Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu
Sobota, 26 września 2020
8:00 Msza św. w j. angielskim
8:30 – 15:00 Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu
Niedziela, 27 września 2020
12:30 – 17:00 Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu
17:30 Msza św. i zakończenie Nabożeństwa

PLEASE TAKE NOTE CONCERNING SCHEDULING MASSES FOR 2021
The Mass Book for 2021 is ready to schedule Masses at the office. Mass offering is: Sunday Masses $20, weekday Masses $15. If you have any special dates for masses in 2021, please schedule them early – especially Sunday masses.

WHAT IS CATHEDRATICUM
Cathedraticum is a specified sum of money paid annually to the Archdiocese. It is based on a percentage (11%) of our offertory collections. This money helps to support the running of the Archdiocese and is an obligation of all parishes within the Archdiocese. It is comparable to “income tax” and the figures will now be published in the bulletin so that you will know exactly how much of our weekly collection stays in the parish.

CHURCH ROOF
The Church Roof has been leaking and deteriorating for quite some time. There is damage visible in the Church proper and in the Choir Loft. Several small repairs have been made over the years but problems still exist. To totally replace the roof would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and a project of that magnitude is just not possible at this time. However, “New England Masonry” of Naugatuck (experts in repairing/replacing slate roofs) is going to do a bit of serious preventative maintenance. The cost will be somewhere in the vicinity of $10,000. It is hoped that this work will fix some of the leaky areas and prevent more damage to the interior of the Church.

VOCATION REFLECTION: Are you being called to a vocation? Contact Fr. Michael Casey, Director of Vocations, Archdiocesan Pastoral Center at 1-860-761-7456, visit the web at www.hartfordpriest.com or send an e-mail to vocations@aohct.org.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
A change has been made regarding intentions for the Communion Hosts and the Sacramental Wine. You may now give for birthdays, anniversaries, and the like. (Previously, intentions were only accepted in memory of the deceased.) The offering for the week remains at $15. If you have any questions regarding this change, please call the parish office.

HOSPITAL VISITATION
If you have a family member who is in the hospital and he/she would like or needs a visit from our Priest, a family member must call the Parish Office. Years ago personnel from the hospital would call the Rectory with the information of a hospital stay by one of our parishioners. Now this information is protected by HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). This ensures the privacy of patients by ensuring certain types of information are safeguarded and not disclosed to unauthorized individuals.

SPECIAL REQUEST
We kindly ask that you please not throw cigarette butts in our parking lots. We are constantly picking them and would appreciate it if you would use your car ashtrays for them. Thank you for your cooperation.

LECTORS
Lectors are needed for the Sunday morning and evening Masses. This is a wonderful way to serve and help out the parish. The schedule is made according to your convenience. Please call the parish office to volunteer. Call the Parish Office to volunteer.A background check will also be conducted and attendance at a Safe Environment Program is required (several offered throughout the state – evenings – about 2 hours).

SPONSOR CERTIFICATES IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The Parish Office receives many requests for sponsor certificates for Baptism and Confirmation. The paper that is given states that you are a parishioner of St. Michael’s in good standing and a practicing Catholic. To verify that you qualify to be a sponsor you must attend weekly Mass, have a registration card on file, pay yearly parish dues, and contribute to the support of the church. Children not pursuing additional education who are twenty-one years old and gainfully employed should be registered individually and not listed on their parent’s registration card.

Please contact the parish office if you are unsure if you are registered or not. Also, by using envelopes you can receive an end-of-year donation statement for tax purposes.

VISITS TO SHUT-INS
Shut-ins of the parish who are not able to get to Church can receive a visit from our Priest. Those who are on the First Friday visitation list are already included. Please call the Parish Office as soon as possible to request a visit.

PARISH REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF PARISH DUES
provides us with the information that you are a member of the parish. This is important if you need a sponsor certificate to be a godparent for baptism or for a sponsor for Confirmation. We frequently get requests for sponsor papers but we have no registration card on file or record of use of offertory envelopes and no payment of dues. Those things indicate that you are a member of the parish in good standing. Attendance at Mass is also a requirement that you are a practicing Catholic. Parents should keep this in mind when choosing godparents or sponsors for Confirmation.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with an intellectual disability) has been sexually abused, in any manner, by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, you are urged to report this information to:

Kathleen D. Nowosadko Victim Assistance Coordinator 860-541-6475 kathleen.nowosadko@aohct.org

In addition, you will be asked to follow up in writing with a detailed description of the facts involved in the incident. Specifics of this written report can be found in the Policies and Procedures of the Archdiocese of Hartford Relating to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Involving Minors and Vulnerable Adults. This document is also available online at www.archdioceseofhartford.org. The Archdiocese of Hartford will report any and all incidents to the proper civil authorities.

Mandated reporters in the State of Connecticut are required by law to report any incident of sexual abuse involving a minor or vulnerable adult. We encourage any Non-Mandated persons to report such incidents to the proper authorities as well. We support your right to do so.

Incidents involving sexual abuse of minors (persons under the age of 18) should be reported to: State Department of Children and Families Care-line 1-800-842-2288

Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 18 – 59 should be reported to the: Connecticut Department of Developmental Services – AID Division for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities 1-844-878-8923

Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 60 and over should be reported to: Department of Social Services for the Elderly 1-888-385-4225

Once a written report of an incident of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult has been received, an investigation will be undertaken by, or on behalf of, the Archdiocese of Hartford.

ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
Due to Covid-19, the Appeal has provided more financial support to local charities than ever. Thank you to the more than 32,400 generous donors, $8,250,000 has been pledged, but as a result of the pandemic the need this year is greater than in the past. If you have not yet made a gift, please prayerfully consider making a donation. Every gift makes a profound difference in the lives of countless individuals and families throughout our Archdiocese. All funds are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the Appeal literature which can be found at the website: archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal.

Donations can be sent to the Appeal Office at
P.O. Box 28, Hartford, CT 06141-0028. Please be sure to mention that you are a member of St. Michael Parish, Derby.

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