|Please click on the image above to download the full PDF of the event in English.|
|Please click on the image above to download the full PDF of the event in Polish.|
THIS SUNDAY – AN INVITATION TO ALTAR SERVERS & THOSE IN TRAINING
Fr. Jan invites all Altar Servers, those in training, and any boys and girls who would like to become Altar Servers to attend adoration in the Church at 3:00 pm to pray for vocations. Following adoration, the children will gather in the Church Hall to enjoy pizza and each other’s company.
Beginning with the New Year, you will have an opportunity to make a “memorial offering” for either the Communion Hosts or Sacramental Wine for a week, Sunday to Saturday, (much like the Sanctuary Lamp Intentions but these must be given only in memory of). The donation will be $15 and the intentions will be printed in the bulletin.
LOST AND FOUND
An envelope containing important papers was found in church last weekend. There is no information to identify the owner. If you think you lost it, please call the parish office at 203-734-0005.
ONE DAY BUS TRIP FROM ST. MICHAEL CHURCH
To The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA and “Sight and Sound Theater”, Lancaster, PA to see “Jesus” on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The cost is $165 per person which includes the tour bus transportation, lunch and the show tickets. “Jesus” is an action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever!
For more information and reservations please call Anna Kasperuk at 203-278-1945. Only 50 tickets are available so reservations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. To ensure your seat please make your reservation as soon as possible. PLEASE see images above. Click on them to save a notice to your computer. Seating is limited!
The Parish is in need of Lectors for the English Masses. Yes, this is a commitment. However, the schedule is made up to accommodate you as much as possible and you can provide the dates you are available. If we had four readers for each Mass then you would have to only read basically once a month. Please consider offering your time to help in this capacity. Please call the Parish Office to volunteer. Help is needed at both the Polish and English Masses. 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).
If you are new to our parish community, please take a moment to stop in or call the Parish Office to fill out a registration card. Also, young adults, 21 years or older who are not in school and are working should have their own registration card. We must provide statistics to the Archdiocese every year and it is sometimes difficult to determine from the Census Cards who are “adults” and who are “children.” Also, if you are not registered, we cannot provide documentation such as a certificate for sponsoring a child for baptism or confirmation or to arrange a wedding.
If you are in this category, please call the parish office and we will be glad to mail a registration card out to you. Thank you.
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL CONTINUES
The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal changes lives through service. In addition to assisting the under-served in our communities, your gift helps those discerning a vocation to the priesthood. Your gift to the Appeal is an investment in the future of our Church and our faith. Our parish has reached approximately half of its goal.
VISITS TO SHUT-INS
Shut-ins of the parish who are not able to get to church can receive a visit from our Priest before Christmas (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.
Please note that if you have any special dates you would like to reserve for 2018 it is a good idea to try to do so soon as possible. Masses, especially weekends, are filling up quickly. Sanctuary Lamp intentions also get reserved quickly.
ALTAR SERVERS WANTED
Fr. Jan invites boys and girls of the parish to contact him if they would like to be altar servers. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord and our Parish. Children who have received First Holy Communion are eligible.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
School vacation week: April 16 through April 20
**NOW ENROLLING FOR THE
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.**
Call the school for information.
THE GREAT GIVE – MAY 1-2, (36 hours)
The great give is here and your help is needed!
The goal is $15,000. Please tell your friends and family members about the important work the school does! All donations help to make a difference. On May 1 and 2, beginning at 8 am on May 1 and ending on May 2 at 7:59 pm, you will be able to make your donation to benefit our school. Donate through https://thegreatgive.org. Any questions please call the school office at 203-735-647.
Save the dates…
Sat.-Sun., May 5-6 Drama Club Production, St. Jude Church.
Mon., May 7 May Crowning at the school.
Thurs, May 10 thru Sun., May 13 Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Sat., May 12, 1st Holy Communion – St. Mary’s
Sat., May 19, School Art Show
Mon., May 21, School Spring Concert
Fri., June 1 8th Grade Class Night
Sat., June 2 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass – 4 pm
Mon., June 4 8th Grade Graduation
Sat., June 23 – 10th annual Housy River Duck Race! Donations of a Raffle Basket and/or gift contact the school for more information.
CCD PROGRAM – PLEASE NOTE CHANGES!
Classes in April ONLY for First Communion Class
on April 15, and 22.
Fri, May 4 – First Confession – 5:30 pm
Sat., May 5 – First Holy Communion – 10 AM
Sun., May 6 – Crowning of Blessed Mother
(DRE Margaret Mattei (203-393-1755).
RICE BOWL DONATIONS
Congratulations to children in CCD classes and the Saturday Polish School Program who collected $360 for Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Program for the poor!
SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
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 Nowosadko, Victim Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese, at 860-541-6475 or Kathleen.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. This document is also available online at www.archdioceseofhartford.org.
The Archdiocese of Hartford will report any and all incidents to the proper authorities.
You may also report abuse incidents yourself:
Regarding persons under age 18 – State Dept. of Children and Families 1-800-842-2288.
Regarding vulnerable adults age 18-59 –
Division of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with
Regarding vulnerable adults aged 60 and over – Dept. of Social Services for the Elderly 1-800-385-4225.
Once a written report has been received, an investigation will be undertaken by, or on behalf of the Archdiocese
FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
…Notices, pro-life rose requests, etc. for the Easter Sunday, April 1st bulletin, must be into the Parish Office by this coming Monday, March 26 by
10:00 am due to an early bulletin deadline.
…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 2019 Mass Book is available for your intentions. If you have a special date you wish to reserve, consider doing it soon as weekend and Polish Masses are filling up quickly.
…Our annual Parish Picnic will take place on Sunday, June 3. We will be needing Chinese Auction prizes which can be brought to the Parish Office during office hours beginning April 16. Please be sure that items donated are new. Thank you.
…Boxes of 2018 Offertory Envelopes are still available. The use of envelopes on a regular basis will let us know that you are an active member of our parish community. Envelopes may be picked up at the parish office.
Sponsor Certificates: Please note that only registered parishioners may receive sponsor papers for Baptism or Confirmation. If you do not receive mailings from the Parish then we do not have a registration card for you and your family. Please contact the Parish Office if you are unsure if you are registered or not. Thank you.
…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.
…During the winter months the parish office may be closed during any inclement weather. Before stopping at the office please call ahead to see if it is open.
…The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of President’s Day.
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. In questionable weather, call ahead to see if we are open.
PARISH PICNIC NEWS
…Our annual Parish Picnic will take place at Warsaw Park on Sunday, June 3. We will be needing Chinese Auction prizes which can be brought to the Parish Office during office hours beginning April 16. Please be sure that items donated are new.
Half-Keg Challenge – every year we count on parishioners (and have not been disappointed) to help us defray the cost of beer and beverages for the picnic by participating in our half-keg challenge! This is a great and inexpensive way to lend your support with a donation of $25. As always, donors’ names will be listed in the bulletin and displayed on the windows of the porch rectory. (Thank you to the first person who took the challenge) 1. Edward J. Podgorski), 2. Fr. Rafal, 3. Fr. Jan, 4. Gramma, Papa, Allyson, Andrew, and Anna. And we are looking for lots more and here they are… 5. Czeslaw & Elzbieta Zygadlo, 6. Andrew & Krystyna Kloc, 7. John Walania, 8. Pat Walania, 9. Ted and Lynne Anglace, 10. Peter & Barbara Rzasa.
Supplies are needed and also helps to defray expenses: aluminum foil, paper towels, apple sauce, sauerkraut, 2 liter bottles of soda (coke, diet coke, orange, sprite, root beer), coffee, tea. Please be sure that expiration dates have not passed. All items can be left on the back porch of the Rectory.
Picnic sponsorship: If you would like to advertise your business, have a sign honoring someone or in memory of someone, it will be displayed at the picnic. Call the parish office for details. Information needs to be in by May 20 so that signs can be made. Thank you!
Baked goods will be needed on the day of the picnic. Ladies and gentlemen we will be depending on our parish bakers to donate some delicious items to be sold at the picnic – items have to be wrapped or bagged individually.
Monetary donations always welcome! 1. Lyle & Christine Zweigle (our accountant).
This is our one big fund-raiser – let’s make it count!!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The group has taken a break for the winter but will resume their crocheting and knitting after Easter. If anyone has yarn that they do not need the group would appreciate receiving it. Leave on back porch of Rectory. Thanks!
ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
As spring is here and soon summer flowers will be placed on plots, please respect the rules of the cemetery by placing flowers/candles within a ten-inch space in front of the monument. Please note that borders of rocks, bricks, etc. are not allowed as they present a safety problem for grass-cutting. Thank you!
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!!
IV NIEDZIELA WIELKANOCNA
22 KWIECIEŃ 2018
DZISIAJSZA NIEDZIELA „DOBREGO PASTERZA” jest światowym dniem modlitwy o powołania kapłańskie i zakonne. Zapraszamy wszystkich kandydatow i ministrantów do kościoła na krótką adorację Najświętszego Sakramentu o godz. 15:00 połączoną z modlitwą o powołania. Po nabożeństwie spotkanie w dolnym kościele przy pizzy.
DRUGA SKŁADKA w dniu dzisiejszym przeznaczona jest na pomoc w placeniu parafialnych rachunkow. Dziekujemy.
PIERWSZA KOMUNIA ŚWIĘTA j. angielskim w sobote 5 maja o godz. 10:00, w j. polskim w niedzielę 20 maja o godz. 11:30.
KORONACJA MATKI BOZEJ w niedziele 6 maja po Mszy sw. o godz.11:30
13 MAJA OBCHODZIMY „DZIEŃ MATKI” wszystkie Msze św. będą odprawione za Mamy, które polecimy naszym modlitwom wypisując ich imiona na kopertach. Dodatkowe koperty mozna nabyc przy wyjsciu z kosciola.
DZIEKUJEMY dzieciom z Polskiej Szkoly Sobotniej i CCD za zebrane w Wielkim Poscie $360.00 w akcji „Miska Ryzu”. Pieniadze zostaly przekazane organizacji dokarmiajacej dzieci na Swiecie.
PIKNIK PARAFIALNY w niedzielę 3 czerwca.
Kazdy z nas moze zostac sponsorem pikniku skladajac donacje half-keg challenge! Potrzebujemy chetnych do pomocy przy organizacji. Chetni proszeni sa do zglaszania w biurze parafialnym i w zakrystii po Mszy sw. Więcej informacji w biuletynie.
ZAPRASZAMY do odwiedzania naszej strony internetowej: www.stmichalesderby.org