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Grateful thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Fr. Marek


The Parish Office will soon be preparing Offertory Envelopes for 2024. Those who used envelopes this year will automatically receive a box. If you did not use envelopes this year and would like a box, please call the parish office before the end of September. If you had envelopes and did not use them this past year another box will not be given to you unless you call the parish office and request it. Contrary to what you may think, using offertory envelopes is not to “see how much you give”. It is however a means to identify you as a parishioner in good standing; important if you need a certificate to be a godparent or sponsor for Confirmation. or for any other verification.

Churches rely on offertory donations as a vehicle for funding and it has been a long-standing tradition that offers many benefits and is a clear staple in supporting finances in the parish. The information and accounting related to your giving is kept in strict confidence. Records are password protected and accessible to very few. Keeping records also provides the parish with a means to give you an end-of-the- year statement of the offertory donations for tax purposes.

Our forebearers sacrificed and worked hard to give us this wonderful parish so that today we have a place to pray, to celebrate important moments in our lives: baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings, and sadly funerals. It is our faith home.

…Almost everything that gets done in our parish that requires paying an “invoice” for is funded by your generosity and continued support. Without your giving (and without our wonderful volunteers) the parish would not survive financially. Heartfelt gratitude is given to every one of you for your help.

God bless – Bog zaplac!



Just a gentle reminder to continue to make pledge payments to this campaign. Any donations can be sent through the Parish Office. And please remember to mention that you are a member of St. Michael Parish Derby so that the parish gets credit for your gift. To date we have received grant monies based on the parish’s share of payments in the amount of $39,000. In our parish “case for support” application we were granted these funds with the intention of providing financial support to replace our church roof.

They have been placed in a restricted account. We are still waiting for approval from the Diocese to begin this project.

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.

If you have made a pledge to this program, kindly continue to make payments as you have been doing. This capital campaign was established in 2018 to help move our Catholic Community toward a future of vibrancy and renewed evangelization. Since the campaign began, more than 100 parishes, schools, and ministries have received financial support through grants and rebates.

CELEBRATION OF THE MASS – Live Stream Schedule


Please join us, virtually, as we Celebrate the Holy Mass:

Saturday, 30September2023 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.

From the Pastor’s Desk…
Thank you to the many who have helped us to defray the cost of the sound system. A total of $30,245 has been donated which includes the Wawel Club’s $10,000 donation and a donation the week of Sept 17 of $725.

In loving memory of my husband Monte from wife Terry Kasch.

In thanksgiving for blessings received from AF.

In memory of deceased parishioners of the parish.

1. In loving memory of Al Bauer on his October 7th birthday from wife, children, and grandchildren.

2. In loving memory of John Madura on October 1st from Neil and Barbara & family.

3. God’s blessings on birthday for Mary Ann Babjak (she is always so thoughtful) with love from Sande.

4. Birthday blessings for Becky Stochmal (October 4), a cherished cousin, we miss and love you much. Prayers for a wonderful birthday and year ahead with love from Mare and Mike.

5. Remembering Janet Stochmal on the anniversary of her birthday (October 6). God called her far too soon, but we always remember her and hold her in our hearts from Marianne and Mike Heffernan.

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.

Office Hours: Mondays 9:30am to 2:30pm. Wednesdays: 9:30 am to noon. Fridays: 11:00am to 2:00pm. Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Inclement weather closes the office.

Phone messages may be left at any time.

Items for the upcoming bulletins should be sent to the Parish Office at least two weeks ahead of the Sunday you wish the item to be in the bulletin. This is necessary due to earlier deadlines and the possibility of inclement weather. Thank you.

…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 2023 may be put into any collection basket. Family dues are $30, individual dues $15.

Donation statements: The end-of-the-year contribution statements made through your offertory envelopes will be mailed out by the end of the month. Please keep in mind that any other donations made to the parish are not included in this statement. If you received a statement last year, we will automatically send you one (if you called in after the end of January your name may not be on the list).

2023 Sunday Masses: There are no open Sunday Masses for intentions. All Sunday Masses are booked.

The 2024 Mass Book is now available for your intentions. Please note the following changes:

1) Mass time change beginning in January 2024. The time of the 8:00 AM Mass has been changed to 8:30 AM.

2) Mass Offerings for 2024 will be $20 for a weekday Mass – Mondays through Saturdays and $30 for Sunday Masses. For an in-person visit to the office do not plan on scheduling more than 3 Masses at that time to keep the visit to a minimum. If you have a number of Masses to schedule, please send in your list of intentions with requested dates and offering. Checks for Masses should be made out to St. Michael’s Mass Account for Masses scheduled in our Church and to Vincentian Fathers for any Masses scheduled for the Provincial House in Manchester ($20 per mass there). Please do not include any other payment with the check for Masses. Please note: There are no Masses available for this year. As we continue to reserve Masses for 2024, please note that if you wish to reserve a particular date for a Mass, especially weekend Masses, you should do so soon as several are already scheduled on Sundays. Thank you.

The Parish Office will soon be preparing Offertory Envelopes for 2024. Those who used envelopes this year will automatically receive a box. If you did not use envelopes this year and would like a box please call the parish office.

Office hours: Mondays from 9:30am to 2:30pm, Wednesdays from 9:30 am to noon and Fridays from 11:00am to 2:30pm. Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays and during Funeral Masses. Please call ahead to be sure staff is in.

…If you are coming into the office to schedule a Mass, please plan on scheduling no more than three Masses. If you have a number of Masses to schedule, please send in or drop off your list with dates, intentions and offering. All checks should be made out to St. Michael’s Mass Account. They will be scheduled, and the list mailed back to you.

Please be considerate in the number of Masses you schedule. No more than 10 would be an appropriate number. This will help to accommodate more people who wish to schedule Masses. You can also schedule Masses to be said at the Vincentian Father’s Provincial house in Manchester ($20 offering for any Mass; make checks payable to Vincentian Fathers).

Another option for Mass intentions 2023
There are no weekend or Polish Masses left for 2023. If you are interested this is another way to schedule Masses which includes weekdays and Sundays. The beautiful altar you see in the above picture is in the Vincentian Provincial House in Manchester. The Priests residing there have a Mass every day, including Sundays, at 7:00 am. Those Masses are available for your intentions. The stipend for the Mass is $20. We have a Mass Book to schedule those Masses. You can mail in your requests and payment or call the office. Any Masses scheduled will be listed in the bulletin each week. This is a great opportunity to have a Mass scheduled on a date that has meaning for you.

Masses being celebrated in Manchester:
Monday, October 1 – For souls in purgatory from a friend.

Tuesday, October 2 – +Stefan Stykowski from daughter Maria Kuna.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 – + Deceased of Bys, Smierciak, Kuchinski, Mycek, Andreadis, Brockschlager & Evaristo Rodriquez families from Henry Smierciak.

Thursday, Oct. 5 – +Sally Schnabel from Josephine Nyzio.

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 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:

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!!

Grateful thanks to all who have contributed food for the needy which is distributed from St. Vincent’s Food Bank. We are a parish family of generous hearts! All this benefits Valley families.

For questions regarding grave purchases, etc.
Please contact the Parish Office at 203-734-0005 for information regarding grave purchases or for any questions you may have regarding the cemetery. Cemetery personnel will then call you back. As of May 1, prices have increased for plot purchases. If you have considered purchasing graves at the cemetery, it is a good time to do so now before there is another increase in the cost.

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

Go to our Parish Website to find our weekly bulletins. 4:30pm Saturday Vigil Mass is live-streamed on Facebook and the church website every week and can be accessed on Sunday. The bulletin can be found on several platforms.

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.

Upcoming dates
In-person or virtual experiences. Fee $100

Sept. 22-24 in Huntington, NY
Oct. 20-22 in Vermont

For info call Frank and Margie Peterson at: 1-860-337-2447. This is an opportunity for couples to explore their relationship with God, each other, and the Church.



4:30pm +Dr. Dominik Wiktor birthday -family

8:00am +Francis Rak (1st anniv.) -Barbara Garofalo
10:00am +Eugene & Julia Cybart -Kevin & Jeanne Millea
11:30am +Christopher Kuna -Alina & Jacek Zawojski
5:30pm +Victoria & Andrew Bondos and children Joseph, Stanley, Henry, John, Julia, Bertha, Helen, and Janet – Elizabeth Walsh

7:00pm +Fr. Roman Kmiec, CM -Wallace & Irene Loman Family

7:00am + Deceased of Smierciak, Kuchinski, Mycek, Andreadis, Brockschlager & Evaristo Rodriquez families -Henry Smierciak

7:00pm +Zygmunt Zygadlo -Czeslaw & Elzbieta Zygadlo

7:00am +Karolina Szwaja – Parents & brother

7:00am +Edward & Aniela Kloc -Andrew & Krystyna Kloc
7:00pm (Polish) +Dawid Jesionka -Czeslaw & Elzbieta Zygadlo

8:00am +Joseph Kenny -family

4:30pm +Edward & Aniela Kloc -Josephine Beattie & family

8:00am +Elonora Sawicki -Genek, Marysia and family
10:00am +Louise Canaveri on birthday -daughters & families
11:30am +Christopher Kuna -A. & P. Cieslik
5:30pm Parishioners


From the Catholic Mission Aid Society…
An expression of gratitude to parishioners for supporting the Mission Co-Op Collection which benified the Diocese of Wanangal, India. The donations of $2782 will have a profound impact on lives of those served in this area.

Reading at Mass is a wonderful ministry of participation and a commitment to your faith and your parish. You are invited to read at the Mass you normally attend, and schedules are created to accommodate your schedule. In the beginning you may shadow another reader until you feel comfortable to read on your own. Please volunteer by calling the Parish Office. Lectors should be of high school age and beyond. It is rather sad to note that not even one person has inquired about helping the parish by being a reader.

You will be given every opportunity to read with a seasoned lector. Please consider offering your help. You may speak with Deacon Bob if you have any questions. Thank you.

…Beginning Sunday, 08April2023, we are asking ushers to please take up the collection at each Mass after the Prayers of the Faithful. There are four collectors needed for each Mass and we ask that you please volunteer if needed.

…There will be no spraying of the pews as has been done since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, but hand-sanitizer will still be available and if you wish to wear a mask our greeters can provide you with one.

…A special thanks to our greeters for all their help during every Mass over the last three years. They have provided us with a great service in keeping our church sanitized and we are grateful for their efforts.

CCD PROGRAM Gr. 1-8, First Class Sept. 17
…Classes will also be held on: Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5 & 19, Dec. 1 & 17, Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18, Mar. 3 & 17, Apr. 7 & 21, May 5 & 19. from 8:30-9:45am.

…CONFIRMATION CLASS, Gr. 9 meets in the Church Hall from 6:15-7:15pm on the following dates: First Class Sept.21, October 5&19, November 2&16, December 7&21, January 4&18, February 1&15, March 7&21, April 4&18, May 2&16.

All students are asked to be present for the Solemn Closing of Forty Hours at the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday September 24.

Rev. Rafal Kopystynski, CM
Via dei Capasso, 30
00164 Rome, Italy

Sisters from the Little Sisters of the Poor – St. Joseph Residence in Enfield – will be here to collect exclusively for the benefit of St. Joseph’s Residents. We will hear of their work providing for the needs of the elderly poor whom they serve and which they have been doing for over 150 years. Our generous contributions can help them to continue the care they provide to their residents.

Surprisingly, many of the faithful who attend Mass here are not registered. It is important that we have a registration card on file so if you need a certificate to be a Godparent for baptism or a sponsor for a confirmation candidate, we can attest that you are a practicing Catholic who is registered in good standing in the Parish. If we do not have that registration card, we cannot provide that certificate for you. All information on that registration card is confidential and we do not share that info.

Registered parishioners receive our Easter and Christmas mailings and if you do not, it is an indication that you are not registered.

You can come into the office to register or call the office (203-734-0005) and we will mail you a card. Superior General of the Vincentian Fathers. See the photo in the printed bulletin!

…The stove is in and is in the process of being hooked up. A special thank you goes out to the team of ladies who held pierogi sales to raise money for the new stove and to all who supported these sales. In conjunction with the new store, a new fire suppression system needs to be installed. “Massachusetts Fire Technologies,Inc.” (formerly “Seyfex” of Seymour), will be providing us a quote once the stove is set-up. This company also does an annual inspection of all our fire extinguishers and based on age and type of extinguishers; many were replaced this year.

…Our sprinkler system in the Church Hall is also tested each year by “Fire Protection Systems, Inc.” of Cheshire and is a requirement by the state, our diocesan insurance company, and our local Fire Marshall.

…Your contributions in our maintenance collections helps to fund these projects and you are thanked for your continued support.

Church roof and steeple project: Still waiting for permission from the Archdiocese to begin a fund-raiser to replace our roof. Quotes have been received and the Diocese will approve a company to do the work. (It’s become a waiting game!)

Rectory pipe maintenance: Recently Eversource found an issue with a gas pipe to the outside of the rectory and will be replacing it. Fortunately – the cost is on them!

The prayer shawl group recently delivered 15 lap robes and shawls to the chaplains at Griffin Hospital on Labor Day for distribution to patients. If anyone would like a shawl, lap robe, or afghan, please call the parish office (203-734-0005). Many thanks to all who have donated yarn or money to this ministry which is used to purchase yarn. At this present time the group has a huge amount of yarn so none is needed at the moment.

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


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.



Dzisiejsza druga składka przeznaczona jest na ogrzewanie/chłodzenie.

W tym tygodniu obchodzimy pierwszy piątek i pierwszą sobotę miesiąca.

W przyszłą niedzielę 8 października Little Sister of the Poor będą głosiły okolicznościowe kazania na wszystkich Mszach św.

Rekolekcje dla księży z naszej parafii odbędą się w dniach od 9 do 13 października. W tych dniach nie będzie Mszy parafialnych. Prosimy o modlitwę za naszych księży.

Wymiana dachu kościelnego. Otrzymaliśmy 4 propozycje wymiany dachu, które różnią się co do zakresu prac jak i jego kosztów. (ok 300,000). Nadal jednak nie mamy odpowiedzi z Diecezji.

Lektorzy i szafarze Eucharystii. Jeśli ktoś pragnąłby zostać lektorem, aby czytać Słowo Boże podczas liturgii lub szafarzem Eucharystii, prosimy o kontakt z ks. Proboszczem.

The 2023 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Dzięki Waszej ofiarności każdego roku wspieramy dzieła prowadzone w naszej Archidiecezji i osiągamy wyznaczony nam cel. W tym roku nasza parafia ma zebrać $20,000. Do osiągnięcia celu brakuje nam blisko 2 tys. dolarów.

Zapisy – osoby, uczęszczające do naszego kościoła zachęcamy do zapisania sie do parafii oraz do korzystania z systemu kopert na niedzielną składkę. Zapisanie się w parafii jest bardzo ważne, aby móc korzystać z przyjmowania sakramentów świętych – np. chrzest, małżeństwo, czy pierwsza komunia św.

Specjalne podziękowanie składam UNITED POLISH EMMIGRANS WAWEL, którzy przekazali $10,000 na nagłośnienie. Dziekujemy i Bóg zapłać.

Perhaps you know someone who might be considering a call to consecrated life (as a Religious Sister or Brother. Sometimes it is a family member, a colleague in ministry, or a friend who asks the simple question: “Have you ever considered that you might have a vocation?” Your ‘ask’ just might be the spark that encourages someone to follow the whisperings of the Spirit. That spark may be all a person needs to take a next step on a faith journey. Fan the flame as you invite them to call the Archdiocesan Office of Religious and speak to Sister Barbara Mullen, CSJ (Delegate for Religious) at 860-242-5573, ext. 7492

We are mandated by the Diocese to inform you…
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.

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.


Just a gentle reminder to continue to make pledge payments to this campaign. Any donations can be sent through the Parish Office. And please remember to mention that you are a member of St. Michael Parish Derby so that the parish gets credit for your gift. To date we have received grant monies based on the parish’s share of payments in the amount of $39,000. In our parish “case for support” application we were granted these funds with the intention of providing financial support to replace our church roof.

They have been placed in a restricted account. We are still waiting for approval from the Diocese to begin this project.


Please continue to make pledge payments if your donation was being made that way. Donations for this year’s Appeal are gratefully accepted through the end of the year. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to help us reach our assigned goal and to those who have recently donated. This is the first year that we have not succeeded in reaching our goal so if you have not had an opportunity to donate, please consider doing so. If you have made a pledge, please bring it up to date. Thank you.

Parish goal: $20,000

Total pledged: $19,058

Total paid: $16,724

Total gifts: 122

Average gift: $156.21

Percent of goal: 95.79%

Donations should be sent to Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 28, Hartford, CT 06141. Please be sure to state that you are a member of St. Michael Parish, Derby so that our parish will get credit for the donation. Thank you.

It is never too late to donate. You can go to the Appeal donate page to make a donation.

https://appeal.arcjhdioceseofjartford.org /donations. For your information our local St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank does receive assistance through the Appeal.