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

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Note that this page was updated on 29September2022 at 6PM.

NOTE FROM THE PASTOR:

Thank you for your continued support in our weekly collections; including our utilities collections – heating – and air conditioning.

Everything affects our energy costs – the temperature, usage, fluctuating rates, and even weather conditions. Whatever you give is very helpful in meeting these expenses and we are indeed fortunate to have such caring parishioners and friends. God Bless.

Fr. Rafal

FORWARD WITH FAITH

Just a gentle reminder to please continue to make pledge payments to this campaign which places great emphasis on securing the resources to ensure that our parishes in the Archdiocese will be prepared to nurture the next generation of Catholics. Donations may still be made at any time through the parish office as we have postage free envelopes to mail them to the Archdiocese (pledge payments can also be mailed through the parish office). Please be sure to mention you are a member of St. Michael Parish, Derby as 50% of donations collected at the Parish level will be returned to our parish to address our own local needs.

1. $5 per week = $260 per year x 5 years for a total donation of $1,300. 300 donors x $1300 = $390,000 would be raised.

2. $4 per week = $208 per year x 5 years for a total donation of $1040. 300 donors x $1040 = $312,000 would be raised.

3. $3 per week = $156 per year x 5 years for a total donation of $780. 300 donors x $780 = $234,000 would be raised.

Half of all donations will come back to the parish. 80% of any amount over goal will be returned to our parish. To date the amount collected is $185,378. Grateful thanks to all who have donated/pledged.

The Program continues and you are thanked for your support as we strive to reach our goal of $270,000. An updated donation figure will be forthcoming. You may donate by mailing to Forward With Faith, P.O. Box 420, Hartford, CT 06141-0420. Be sure to mention St. Michael Church Derby so our parish gets the credit for the donation.

Thank you to all who are supporting this important campaign. It is not too late to make a donation to help us reach our goal of $270,000.

CELEBRATION OF THE MASS – Live Stream Schedule

Welcome,

Please join us, virtually, as we Celebrate Mass:
Saturday, 24September2022 at 4:30PM – Live Streamed

Note that all Live Streamed Masses are available afterwards so you can view them at your convenience)

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.

SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTION
In loving memory of Anthony Ziomek from son Anthony & family.

COMMUNION HOSTS INTENTION
In memory of our first-born daughter Janet. We never had the chance to hold you, but Jesus has. Love Mom & Dad, C. & M. Stochmal.

SACRAMENTAL WINE INTENTION
Our wishes for good health and blessings for Fr. Rafal as he recovers from surgery from the Office Staff, Collection Counters, Parish Council members and Cemetery Committee.

PRO-LIFE ROSES
1. In loving memory of Al Bauer on his birthday (10/7) from wife Marianne, Karen, Greg, Maia & Ryan.

2. Happy Birthday, Terry Sojka Levis, Joyce’s BFF–always in my heart. With love from Maryann Stochmal.

3. Best wishes for good health for Fr. Rafal as he recovers from surgery from Sande and family.

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.

PARISH OFFICE NEWS
Office Hours: The Office is open to in-person visits Mondays from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Wednesdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and on Fridays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Best to call ahead just to be sure staff is in. Messages can be left on the answering machine and your call will be returned. Masks are not required but it is preferable that you wear one when visiting the office. Thanks!

…Phone messages may be left on the answering machine – and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

…Update of telephone numbers. Occasionally the office needs to contact a parishioner for various reasons and many times now the phone number we have on file is no longer in service. We will never share your number with anyone, but we would appreciate being updated.

Parish Dues for the year 2022 may be put into any collection basket. Family dues are $30, individual dues $15.

2023 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:
The office will soon begin preparing the boxes of 2023 offertory envelopes. Those who used their envelopes this year 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. The boxes of envelopes will be available in the church during the month of November.

PARISH MEMBERSHIP:
If you wish to be considered a parishioner of St. Michael’s you must have a registration card on file. If you do not receive the Christmas and Easter mailings from the parish then there is no registration card on file. Please note that we cannot issue a sponsor certificate for Baptism or Confirmation if you are not registered. Please call the office and a form can be mailed to you. Parish membership dues are $15 per year for an individual and $30 per year for a family.

Parish Registration is important – REGISTERING IN THE PARISH
A gentle reminder: If you do not receive the Easter and Christmas mailings then it means you are not registered in the parish (there is no registration card on file which generates the mailing list). If you are registered it means you are eligible to obtain sponsor certificates to be a godparent or sponsor for Confirmation. Without being registered, we cannot verify your membership in the parish and issue you the proper sponsor certificate. We often get requests from people who say they are members, but in reality, we have no record of their membership. You are not considered a member just because your grandparents went to school here or belonged here. Please call for a form.

Payment by check: Just a reminder: when you make a payment for Masses, please make the check out only for the Mass(es) because these checks are deposited to a Mass Account. Payment for anything else should be in a separate check.

Bulletin notices, pro-life rose requests, etc. can be emailed to stmichaelsderby@sbcglobal.net, mailed in, placed in any collection basket or dropped off in the basket of the front door of the rectory. Because our parish bulletin is once again being published by our bulletin company, all notices, requests should be into the office two weeks before the Sunday you wish them to appear in the bulletin. Thank you.

…Parish Offertory Envelopes, not picked up, are in the Parish Office and we will be contacting parishioners to make arrangements to get the boxes of envelopes to them
…The Mass Book for 2023 is available for your Mass Intentions. ($20 for Vigil and Sunday Masses, $15 for weekday Masses). If you plan to do an in-person visit, please call ahead so that only one person will be accommodated and in the office at a time.

Availability of Masses left in 2022.
There are NO Sunday or Saturday Vigil Masses left for 2022.
There are no Masses in the Polish language available at all in 2022.

Several Sunday Masses in 2023 are already reserved so if you need a specific date please call soon.

…Please write separate checks for Masses and dues as offertory donations are deposited separately. Thank you.
…Parish Registration is important. If you attend church here regularly but have never received any mailings from us, it indicates that we do not have a current registration card for you or if you have moved, we don’t have a current address. It is a simple matter to fill a registration card out. Please call and we will mail you one. If you are not registered, the parish is not obligated to provide you with sponsor certificates for baptisms or confirmations.
…May we ask a favor? Those who send the offertory envelopes by mail are asked to please send the whole front of the envelope (it is fine to do that to save postage cost). There is the possibility of losing those small pieces if you just send in the number cut off from the envelope. Thanks so much!!

SPONSOR CERTIFICATES
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
…The Parish Office receives many requests for sponsor certificates for Baptism (Godparents) and Confirmation (sponsors). This paper 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 Sunday Mass, pay parish dues annually, contribute to the support of our Church and have a registration card on file. Children not pursuing additional education who are twenty-one years old and gainfully employed should be registered individually and not on their parent’s registration card. If you do not receive mailings from our parish then we do not have a registration card on file. If you are unsure if you are registered or not, please contact the Parish Office (203-734-0005).

If any shut-ins would like a bulletin mailed to them each week, please call the office and we will add your name to the list. Bulletins may be found on-line at:
www.saintmichaelsderby.org

SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS
Please show your support for our bulletin advertisers whenever you can. Their advertising pays for the printing of our bulletins (no cost to the parish) and using their services is a great way to say thank you especially during the pandemic. We are so grateful for their support!!

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL DONATION BOX
Grateful thanks to all who have contributed food for the needy which is distributed from St. Vincent’s Food Bank and for the cash ($1308) and the gift cards ($525) in the donation box. We are a parish family of generous hearts! All this benefits Valley families.


ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
Please contact the Parish Office at 203-734-0005 for information regarding grave purchases or questions. Cemetery personnel will then contact you.

CHURCH SOUND SYSTEM
Parishioners have informed us that there seems to be a problem with the set of speakers at the rear of the church. Pascom Sound, who has been our sound company for over thirty years, has evaluated the problem and is looking to come up with a solution. When we get more information, we will share it with you.

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).

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.

FIRST FRIDAY VISITS
**First Friday visits will resume for September on the 2nd.**

BULLETINS ON-LINE
Our parish bulletin can be found on-line at: www.saintmichaelsderby.org. If someone does not have access to the internet and is homebound, please call the parish office and a bulletin can be mailed to that person each week. Click quick select and choose the date you wish to see.

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.

SPECIAL CONFERENCE
Save the date – September 17, 2022
The Center for Catholic Education and Formation and the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford will sponsor a joint conference on Saturday, September 17 at the Omni New Haven at Yale. The theme “Dreaming Together: Forming Disciples for Faith and Justice” takes its name from “Let us Dream” by Pope Francis, who encourages us to dream of a better future. The conference will include educational and practical pieces on faith formation topics such as lifelong formation, parent involvement, social justice issues and Catholic social teaching. Attendees will gain skills in integrating social ministry into classroom, parish, and family life.

WORLD-WIDE 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.

REGARDING SPONSOR CERTIFICATES
The parish often receives requests for a signed statement with the parish seal to verify that a certain individual is a member of the parish and a practicing Catholic eligible to serve as a godparent or Confirmation sponsor. What is sometimes evident about the person requesting this verification is that he/she is not registered in the parish, has not paid parish dues, does not use parish envelopes (has no record of attending Mass), or is not known to the Priest or the parish staff. This makes it very difficult to provide this certificate for something that may not be true.

If you want to be considered a parishioner in our parish and would like validation of this from the parish office, you need to please do the following:

*Register as a parishioner by filling out a registration card and pay the annual dues…

$15 for an individual; $30 for a family.

*Fulfill your obligation to participate at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and use your envelopes that allow us to track your attendance (this is not to see how much you give (which is kept confidential) but to see that you attend Mass.

*If you are an adult child of parents in the parish, register yourself here if you consider yourself a parishioner.

*If you move to a new location or change your phone number, please notify the office so that we can update our records.

The purpose of the Certificate of Eligibility is to show that we value the example and commitment of godparents and sponsors, and it is hypocritical to stand up for someone when you either do not believe or practice what you profess. The certificate assures the parish seeking it that the person providing it is serious about his/her Catholic Faith.

ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
2022 MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

The Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford for married couples who have observed or will be observing their 25th, 50th, 60th, or other special wedding anniversaries this year. To participate please follow these steps to register:

…Using your web browser to access the registration form go to bit.ly/aohmarriagemass and select “Married Couples” option. Enter all required information and be sure it is correct as it will appear in the program just as it was submitted. Once all info has been correctly entered and checked, click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

…An official confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided.

…You may bring as many guests as you would like.

…Additional information will be sent to couples providing them with information regarding the Mass.

…You may register up to the date of the ceremony

but on or after October 10, your names may not appear in the program.

MASS INTENTIONS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022¬
TWENTY-SEVENTH SUN.YORDINARY TIME

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022
4:30pm +Joseph Virzi & Joseph Kenny -Cindy Virzi and family

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022
8:00am +Gina Mattei -Barbara Garofalo & family
10:00am +Andrew & Victoria Bondos and children Joseph, Stanley, Henry, John, Julia, Bertha, Helen, and Janet–family
11:30am +Edward & Aniela Kloc–Anna Valko
5:30pm +Ed Witkin & Marsha Cordle -wife & friend Joanne

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022
7:00pm +Karolina Szwaja–parents & brother

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022
7:00am ++ Smierciak, Kuchinski, Mycek, Andreadis & Brockschlager families -Henry Smierciak

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022
7:00pm +Stanislawa & Natkaniec and meza -Czeslawa & Elzbieta Zygadlo

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022
7:00am +John Mysliwiec–Przydzial Family

FIRST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022
7:00am Health and blessings for Maria Depa -a friend
7:00pm +Tadeusz & Stanislaw Kieltyka -Czeslaw & Elzbieta Zygadlo

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
8:00am +Joseph Kenny–family

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
4:30pm +Joseph E. Moore, Sr. -Frank and Sandra Lazowski

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2022
8:00am +Eileen Rogucki–Arlene Jachyra
10:00am +Stanley Turski–Andrzej and Sophie Piekielniak
11:30am +Bogdan Mychaluk &Ken Bercham -Hanna and Stnaley Majewski
5:30pm +Joseph Rut & son Wesley -wife and mother

UP DATE REGARDING FR. RAFAL
Due to an unexpected medical emergency, Fr. Rafal will not be leaving at this time to take up his position in Rome as Assistant General at the Curia of the Congregation of the Missionary Priests. As he recovers, please pray for his good health and speedy recovery.

REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the family of Mrs. Dolores Konner McGill who recently passed away in Arizona. Mrs. McGill was a second-grade teacher at St. Michael School for many years.

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

FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD

UKRAINE SOLIDARITY FUND…Your gift today will provide temporary shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, etc. and these items will all be immediately distributed and 100% of your gift will help displaced people. Your gift of any amount will help our brothers and sisters of Ukraine. Checks should be made out to “Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.” and mailed to P.O. Box 1966, New Haven, CT 06410-1966. Please write on the memo line Ukraine Solidarity Fund. Together we can bring Christ’s healing love to a wounded world.

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MASS GREETERS NEEDED
To continue to keep our church as sanitized as possible our Mass Greeters spray the pews after every Mass. Greeters are needed for the 4:30 pm and 10:00 am Mass so there can be a rotating schedule (according to your availability). To volunteer please call Wendi Kowarik at 203-215-1380 or leave your name and phone number with the parish office. Thank you so much to the present crew of volunteer greeters. They can use an occasional break as they have given so much time already. Can you help?

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CCD PROGRAM
CCD CLASS SCHEDULE
Grades 1-8, 2022 Classes 8:30-9:45am
Sept. 18, Oct. 2 & 16, Nov. 6 & 20, Dec. 4 & 18.
Grade 9 Confirmation 2022 Classes 6-7pm (Meet in the Church Hall)
Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 & 17, Dec. 1 & 15.

Re-registration forms should be returned to the Parish Office as soon as possible.
New registrants may call the Parish Office for a registration form.

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).

OGŁOSZENIA PARAFIALNE
27 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
2 PAŹDZIERNIKA 2022

W najbliższy piątek przypada Pierwszy Piątek Miesiąca. Zapraszamy na adorację od godz. 18 i na wieczorną mszę świętą w j. polskim o godzinie 19.00.

KATECHEZA – CCD – NAUKA RELIGII Formy do zapisania dzieci otrzymane drogą pocztową prosimy zwracać do kancelarii parafialnej. W sprawie zapisu dzieci, które dotąd nie uczęszczały na religię prosimy o kontakt z kancelarią parafialną 203-734-0005. Kolejne zajęcia dla dzieci klas 1-8 dnia 2 października o godz. 8:30. Natomiast kolejne zajęcia dla grupy młodzieży przygotowującej się do bierzmowania będą 6 października o godz. 18.00.

KOPERTY na NIEDZIELNĄ SKŁADKĘ 2023. Kancelaria parafialna będzie wkrótce przygotowywała koperty na przyszły rok. Zachęcamy wszystkich, którzy nie używali kopert w tym roku, aby zgłosili w kancelarii lub listownie chęć otrzymywania kopert na składkę.

UWAGA – koperty na listopadową Nowennę za Dusze Zmarłych są w rocznym zestawie kopert oraz będą wyłożone w przedsionku kościoła dla osób nie mających kopert rocznych.

Ks. Rafał Kopystynski miał w tych dnich rozpocząć swoje urzędowanie na stanowisku Asystenta Generalnego w Kurii Generalnej Zgromadzenia Księży Misjonarzy w Rzymie. Lecz nieoczekiwana sytuacja zdrowotna zmieniła datę wyjazdu. Tym bardziej wspieramy Go naszą modlitwą i życzymy szybkiego powrotu do pełni sił i zdrowia. Zachęcamy wszystkich do modlitewnego wsparcia ks. Rafała.

NAGŁOŚNIENIE. Parafianie poinformowali nas, że jest słaba słyszalność, szczególnie z tyłu kościoła. Firma Pascom Sound, która troszczy się o system od 30 lat, dokonała koniecznych pomiarów, i wkrótce przedstawi propozycję poprawy tej sytuacji. Trzeba nadmienić, że z braku funduszy, mające 30 lat nasze głośniki, nigdy nie były zmieniane na bardziej wydajne. O postępie prac będziemy informowali.

APEL ARCYBISKUPA $20,000 – DZIĘKUJEMY! Zebraliśmy już $20,585. Wszystkie ofiary składane na ten apel przeznaczone są na wsparcie wielu programów, które służą ubogim i potrzebującym w naszej diecezji.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Grateful thanks to everyone who has left yarn and or completed baby blankets/hats, lap robes, or prayer shawls at the Rectory for our prayer shawl ministry. All your donations are put to good use. Baby blankets are given at Baptisms, shawls to hospitals. If you know of someone who would has need and would like one of the comforting lap robes or shawls, please call the parish office.

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.

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.

We are mandated by the Diocese to inform you…
HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE
TO THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
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 at 1-860-541-6475 or 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 available online at www.archdioceseofhartford.org. The Archdiocese of Hartford will report any and all incidents to the proper authorities.

Mandated reporters in the State of CT 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. Your right to do so is supported.

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

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

Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 60 and over should be reported to the Department of Social Services for the Elderly at 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.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM
How to report an incident of sexual abuse to the Archdiocese
If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with 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 at 1-800-541-6475 (she is the Victim Assistance Coordinator). The Diocese will report any and all incidents to the proper civil authorities. You will also be asked to follow-up in writing with a detailed description of the facts involved. When that report is received an investigation will be undertaken by or on behalf of the Archdiocese.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

WWME is sponsoring a variety of in-person and virtual marriage experiences, some on weekends and some on weekdays. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required. For more information or to apply call Frank & Margie Peterson at

860-337-2447 or visit them at https://wwmectw.org.

-Sept. 23-25, in-person, Huntington, NY.

Seminary Immaculate Conception Center.

-Oct. 14-16, in-person, Barre, Vermont at Millstone Hill Lodge.

-Oct. 14-16, in-person Concord, New Hampshire, Christ the King Parish Center.

AVAILABLE SUNDAY MASSES IN 2023
(Weekend Sunday Massess get reserved quickly.) These are the dates & times available for next year. If you have a special date to request for a Mass it is best to do it as soon as possible.

January 1, 8:00 am
January 15, 5:30pm
January 22, 5:30pm
January 29, 5:30pm
February 5, 8:00 am and 5:30pm
February 12, 5:30pm
February 19, 5:30pm
February 26, 5:30pm
March 5, 5:30pm
April 30, 5:30pm
July 2, 5:30 pm
July 16, 5:30pm
July 23, 5:30pm
July 30, 8:00am and 5:30pm
August 6, 5:30pm
August 13, 5:30pm
August 27, 8:00am and 5:30pm
September 10, 10am and 5:30pm
September 17, 10am and 5:30pm
September 24, 8:00am
October 1, 8:00am and 5:30pm
October 8, 8:00am and 5:30pm
October 15, 8:00am and 10:00am
October 29, 5:30pm
November 25, 4:30 Vigil (the only 4:30 Mass available)
December 3, 10:00am
December 10, 8:00am
December 17, 8:00am

ARCHBISHIP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

The 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal,

Parish Goal: $20,000

Total Pledges: $20,585

Total Paid: $19,985

Total Gifts: 130

Average Gift: $158.00

Thank you to all who have donated to the Appeal which presents each of us with an opportunity to give back to the Lord by helping those in need. Donations are accepted throughout the year.