PLEASE BE COURTEOUS
and TURN OFF CELL PHONES during Mass. Thank you!
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY
Every First Saturday evening of the Month, the Rosary will be recited in Church at 7:00 pm in Polish and in English. Next date is August 3rd. Everyone is invited to participate.
Plans are underway to hold a gift-card calendar drawing during one month this coming fall. Gift card prizes will be drawn each day. All ticket stubs will be returned to the drawing drum so that a person has up to 30 chances to win. We hope that every parish household will participate by purchasing the calendars which will be $10 each. If anyone would like to donate a gift card to be used in the drawing it will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged.
CALENDAR DRAWING GALLERY OF DONORS
We begin… Thank you to: Mary Jane Drauss, Andrew and Krystyna Kloc, CHG Home Improvement (Chester and Krystyna Glodek), Helen Ploski, Charles and Maryann Stochmal, Blanchette Sporting Goods.
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.
In our church we will have an hour of Eucharistic Adoration every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA/MASS
The rosary is prayed at 6:45 pm every Monday before the Miraculous Medal Novena and Mass and also on Wednesdays in Polish at the 7:00 pm Novena and Mass.
Please note: if you have any special dates you would like to reserve for 2019, it is a good idea to try to do so as soon as possible. Masses, especially weekends, are filling up quickly. Sanctuary Lamp intentions also get reserved quickly. Donations for communion hosts and sacramental wine are also available but can be reserved only “in memory of”.
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.
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Appeal this year in the name of St. Michael Parish. We are still aiming to reach our goal of $20,000. If you have not yet made a gift, please prayerfully consider doing so. Thank you.
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.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES
TRIP HOSTED BY FR. TIANO
Imperial Cities featuring Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Enjoy a stop in the fairytale town of Cresky Krumlov. Tour majestic Prague Castle. Get to know Bratislawa’s history on a city tour with a local expert. Visit Lobkowicz Palace, home to the largest and finest art collection in the Czech Republic spanning over 600 years of family history. Embark on a Danube River cruise through the historic Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk for a visit to the famous Abbey. Enjoy dinner and sample regional wine in the picturesque Grinzing region. Savor a Renaissance style dinner at a medieval castle restaurant near Budapest. For more information and a travel brochure, please contact the Parish Office at 203-735-3341.
Lectors are needed for our Masses. It is a commitment but the schedule is made up to accommodate you as much as possible and you can provide the dates you are available. Please consider offering your time to help in this capacity. 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).
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.
ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY
Fr. Jan is training new altar servers and invites boys and girls of the parish to contact him if they are interested in this parish ministry. This is a great opportunity to serve the Lord and our parish. This is also open to adults who would like to be adult altar servers. Polish and English Easter Cards are available in the Sacristy and the Parish Office. Proceeds benefits the Altar Server Ministry.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
Registrations for the 2019-20 school year are now being taken. Contact the school for information.
Aug. 6 – New Families-Ice Cream Social
Aug. 19 – Back to School Mass & Dinner
Sept. 3 – First day of school
If you have gently worn, used and unwanted sneakers (ask family and friends, too) – the school is seeking them for a fund-raiser. Sneakers may be brought to the school where they will be placed into the “Got Sneakers” box in the all-purpose room. Please be sure that they are a pair (tie laces together). For questions or more information please contact Stacie Walsh at email@example.com.
BINGO every Thursday evening at St. Jude Church Hall, 71 Pleasant View Rd., Derby. Doors open at 5:30 pm, games begin at 6:45 pm. Admission packet $10 (20 games). Not handicap accessible (there are a few stairs).
For information regarding our CCD Program, please contact Margaret Mattei, DRE, at 203-393-1755.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry provides the parish with baby blankets and hats which are given to children at the time of Baptism. Shawls and blankets are also donated to hospitals in the area. The group meets from 10 am until noon at the Rectory. Anyone may join them. Special thanks for the donations of yarn that are often found on the back porch. It is appreciated and put to good use.
Thank you so much to those who catch up with their weekly envelopes after being on vacation. Parish expenses do not take a “vacation” so your support is a great help. Thank you also to our home bound parishioners who continue their support. God bless you all for caring.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
PARISH OFFICE NEWS
…There is an early bulletin deadline for the bulletins of Sunday June 30 and Sunday July 7 due to the Fourth of July holiday. All announcements, pro-life rose requests must be into the Parish Office by Tuesday, June 25 for those two Sundays.
…The parish office will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
Any boxes of offertory envelopes are now in the Parish Office. Anyone wishing a box of 2019 Offertory Envelopes may pick them up at the Parish Office.
…Young adults age 21 and over, who are not students and are working, should fill out a census card and, use envelopes and pay parish dues. Individual dues are $15 per year.
…The Mass book for 2020 is available for your requested mass intentions, pro-life roses, and memorial intentions for the hosts and wine. If you have a special date you wish to reserve, please do so as soon as possible as weekend masses, in particular, get reserved quickly.
…Parish Dues: Please make out a separate check for parish dues (do not include with offertory contribution). Dues envelopes may be placed into any collection basket. Family dues are $30 per year and individual dues are $15. Anyone over 21 years of age should register on their own and pay parish dues. The office often receives requests for sponsor papers and if you are not registered we have no way to verify that you are a parishioner.
…Change of Address: It’s stressful to move your residency – there is a lot to do and think about. However, we ask please, if you do move, to please call the Parish Office and give us your new address. The only way we often find out that you’ve moved is when the Post Office returns mail we have sent you. Thank you!
…Registering in the parish: 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 you have moved and we don’t have a current address. It is a simple matter to fill a card out. You may stop in at the Parish Office or call and we will send you one if that is more convenient. If you are not registered the parish is not obligated to provide you with sponsor certificates for baptisms or confirmations.
…Regarding notices, rose requests, etc. for the Bulletin, please note that because of deadlines and keeping a proper page format, that all notices, requests should be received at the parish office at least ten days prior to the Sunday you wish it to appear. Thank you.
…Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the Parish office may be closed. Office hours are Mondays and Tuesdays – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Closed on Fridays and Holidays.
ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY
Summer is here and in order for the cemetery to be properly maintained, we ask that you please abide by the rules for planting flowers. Please keep flowers and any other proper decorations in a space no more than 10 inches wide in front of the plot monument. Do not plant trees or shrubs and maintenance of existing trees and shrubs are the responsibility of the family. Please be considerate regarding these rules as it is difficult and risky when cemetery personnel are maintaining our cemetery. They do a great job and we want to keep them safe. Special thanks to our workers and volunteers for their time and effort in keeping our cemetery well maintained for our beloved deceased.
For information regarding the Cemetery please call the Parish Office and you will be put in touch with Cemetery personnel.
For information regarding plot purchases, etc. please call the parish office. Cemetery Manager: Joe Iacuone Jr. 203-996-6417.
Our bulletin is supported through the generosity of the advertisers listed on the back of it. It does not cost the parish one cent for this weekly newsletter. Some advertisers have been loyal supporters for years and are members of our local communities.
Please consider supporting them with your patronage and let the business owner know that you appreciate their support of our parish through their advertisements. We are so grateful for this wonderful gift to our parish!!
16 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
21 lipca 2019
DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona na naszą szkołę parafialną św. Michała i św. Maryi. W ubiegłym tygodniu druga składka była przeznaczona na pokrycie kosztów związanych z chłodzeniem naszego kościoła. Zebraliśmy $2,613. Dziękujemy za zrozumienie i ofiarność.
KORONKA DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO dzisiaj o godz. 15:00.
PIERWSZY PIĄTEK MIESIĄCA 2 sierpnia 2019. Wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu i prywatna adoracja od godz. 18:00. Sakrament Pokuty od godz. 18:00 do 18:45. Msza św. o godz. 19:00.
PIERWSZA SOBOTA MIESIĄCA 3 sierpnia. Modlitwa różańcowa w kościele o godz. 19:00.
PIKNIK PARAFIALNY będzie w niedzielę 29 września, dokładnie w dniu Uroczystości Św. Michała Archanioła. Piknik będzie na terenie naszej parafii, aby każdy kto w nim uczestniczy miał też okazję odmówić w kościele modlitwę do św. Michała i prosić o wstawiennictwo i opiekę w codziennym życiu. Bardzo prosimy o zaangażowanie parafian w przygotowanie pikniku abyśmy nasz odpust parafialny mogli przeżyć w rodzinnym gronie i atmosferze.
Spotkania Grupy AA w języku polskim odbywają się w każdy poniedziałek od 19:30 do 20:30 w Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St., Trumbull CT 06611. Po więcej informacji proszę skontaktować się z Dorotą (203) 763-9548. „Dla chrześcijanina sytuacja nigdy nie jest beznadziejna” Św. Jan Paweł II
W NASZYM KOŚCIELE jest skarbonka, w której można składać ofiary dla ubogich w naszej parafii i regionie Derby. Ofiary tam złożone zostają bezpośrednio przekazane do ST. VINCENT DePAUL THRIFT SHOPPE & FOOD BANK 237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby. Każda ofiara złożona do tej skarbonki jest ogromnym wsparciem dla potrzebujących. Z całego serca dziękujemy za troskę o potrzebujących w naszej parafii i w naszym regionie.
ZAPRASZAMY do odwiedzania naszej strony internetowej: www.stmichalesderby.org
WSZYSTKIM PRZEBYWAJĄCYM NA WAKACJACH
ŻYCZYMY DOBREGO WYPOCZYNKU I BŁOGOSŁAWIEŃSTWA BOŻEGO
Bulletins online/Facebook… If you miss any of our bulletins, you can find them online at Facebook or at www.stmichaelsderby.org. Biuletyn parafialny dostepny jest na jaszej stronie internetowej https://saintmichaelsderby.org