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

PAGE UPDATED:
Note that this page was updated on 19November2021 at 9:30AM

NOTE FROM THE PASTOR:

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone for your continued support. We so appreciate your generosity each week – those who come to the Church and those who send in their envelopes consistently. It is such a help and we are able to pay our bills. God bless1

Fr. Rafal

FORWARD WITH FAITH

It is not too late to make a donation to help us reach our goal of $270,000.

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 $183,578. Grateful thanks to all who have donated/pledged. We are a third of the way to our goal.

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.

Pledge envelopes are on the bench at the side entrance and there is a large locked box where you may put the envelope. The Foundation will collect the pledges weekly. (It is preferable that your donation is in the form of a check). Thank you.

CELEBRATION OF THE MASS – Live Stream Schedule

Welcome,

Please join us, virtually, as we Celebrate Mass:
Saturday, January 15, 2022 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.

SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTION
In loving memory of Bessie Schoppee from Deacon Bob and Susan Carter.

COMMUNION HOSTS INTENTION
In memory of Paul E. Davis on his 6th anniversary (January 19) from cousin John Zaprzalka and family.

SACRAMENTAL WINE INTENTION
In memory of Mardel Stochmal – who had such a joyous laugh – from Sandra Jemioto and family.

PRO-LIFE ROSES
1. In loving memory of Catherine Wilson on 40th anniversary in Heaven from daughter Barbara Linane and granddaughters Michele and Kellee.

2. In memory of Eileen Rogucki from Arlene Jachyra.

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 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. Most requests can be handled by phone and that is preferable to in-person visits during this time of Covid.

Offertory envelopes for 2022 Offertory envelopes for 2022 have been taken to the parish office and can be picked up there. If you need yours mailed, please call the office.

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: Please make out a separate check when you are paying for Masses (a separate Mass Account is mandated by the Archdiocese). The same applies to parish dues as that is not deposited with offertory collections. Thank you!

End-of-year offertory envelope contribution statements will be sent out by the end of January. If you received one last year (and didn’t call after January) you will automcatically receive one for 2021. Anyone who has not received a statement previously may call the office to request a statement.

Please note: with the holidays upon us, any items for the bulletin should be sent in at least two weeks ahead of the date you want them to appear due to early deadlines. Thank you.

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
…Masses for 2022 may be scheduled now. Sunday Masses $20, weekdays $15 Please include your phone number in the event the requested dates aren’t available.
…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!!

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

BULLETIN SPONSORS
Our bulletins are provided to us free of charge thanks to the advertisers listed on the back page. Please patronize them when you can and thank them for their support of our church bulletin.

SCHEDULING MASSES FOR 2022
The Mass Book for 2022 is ready to schedule your Masses. The Parish Office is closed to in-person visits at this time, but you may submit your requests in writing, with payment, to the Parish Office via mail or by placing it in the Sunday Collection basket noted for “Masses” on the envelope. The Masses will be entered in the order received. Please be sure to have your contact information enclosed (name and telephone number) in the event dates have already been taken. Sunday Masses are $20, weekday Masses are $15. Any questions please call the office. Thanks

SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS
Please show your support for our bulletin advertisers who need our help during these difficult times. Their advertising pays for the printing of our bulletins (it’s no cost to the parish). Shopping locally is a great way to say “Thank You” to them – many who have been loyal supporters of our bulletin for many years. Thank you!


ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
Please note: Christmas decorations for the Cemetery are permitted within the ten inches from the monument. No full grave blankets are permitted. Thank you for your cooperation.

For information regarding our burial and cremation plots, please call the Parish Office (you can leave a message for a call back). Your call will be returned by cemetery personnel.

Current grave prices:
Single grave $1050, double grave $2100, cremation grave $450.

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.

CCD PROGRAM
GRADES 1-8 meets Sundays from 8:30 to 9:45 am: Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20; March 6, 20; April 3, 24; May 1, 15. Reception of First Holy Communion Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10 am.

Confirmation Class meets Thursdays 6-7 pm and Sundays from 8:30 to 9:45 am.
Jan. 13,27; Feb. 10, 24; March 10, 24; April 7, May 5, 19. Date for Confirmation to be determined.

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.

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. Select the News link in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

CALENDAR DRAWING
Drawings for January 1 through January 8 were held this past week and the winners are: winnings are mailed out.

Sunday, Jan. 9 – Candee Doneiko (#0975)

Monday, Jan.10 – Patricia Bruce (#0470)

Tues., Jan. 11 – Chester Glodek (#0355)

Wed., Jan. 12 – Jane Dobek (#0391)

Thurs. Jan. 13 – Fr. Marek Sobczak (#0836)

Fri., Jan. 14 – Anthony DeLucia (#0093)

Sat., Jan. 15 – Cynthia Virzi (#0522)

Grateful thanks to everyone who donated gift cards and to everyone who participated. The drawings will continue through the end of the month.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Virtual marriage experiences. Couples will explore individual personality styles, improve listening, and communication skills. Some sessions are weekend and some weekdays. Registration limited. $100 application fee. For information call Frank and Margie Peters at 1-860-337-2447.

FORWARD WITH FAITH
Our goal is $270,000.
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 $183,578. Thank you for this tremendous support. Pledge envelopes are on the bench at the side entrance and there is a large locked box where you may put the envelope. Checks preferred.

MASS INTENTIONS

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
JANUARY 16, 2022

SATURDAY VIGIL, JANUARY 15, 2022
4:30pm +Catherine Wilson–daughter Barbara, granddaughters Michele and Kellee

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
8:00am +Cathy Jacobs– Jacobs Girls, Charlie and Ted
10:00am +Marion Gorzelany (1st anniv.)– Sandra, Ben, Lisa, grandchildren & great-grandchildren
11:30am +Jan Kiwak–zony i dzieci
5:30pm +Maria Balcerczyk–Maria Greszczyk

MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022
7:00 pm +Jane Roscoe–Matula family

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022
7:00am +Mary O’Connor–Linda D’Andrea (and the late Robert Supp)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
7:00pm +Jan Konefal–Saturday Polish School

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022
7:00am Health & blessings for Zofia Grygonwicz–cousin

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022
7:00am +Smierciak, Kuchinski, Mycek, Andreadis, & Brockschlager families -Henry Smierciak

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
8:00am +Jo & John DiFazio–Arlene

SATURDAY VIGIL, JANUARY 22, 2022
4:30pm +Bessie Schoppee -Deacon Bob & Susan Carter

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2022
8:00am +Anna Ziomek–Annette & Art Hlywa
10:00am +Henry Czajkowski -Andy & Sophia Piekielniak
11:30am +Stefan Strzelec–wife
5:30pm +Joseph Fanucci–Maria Rut

FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD

Modification of Safety Practices regarding Covid
Although there presently is no official mandate regarding the wearing of masks while attending Mass, the Archbishop strongly suggests the resuming of them in Church as the further threat of the spread of Covid has arisen. He further states that if your town or city mandates the wearing of masks “indoors” in the community then the Church in that town/city must follow the same requirement for masking when attending Mass.

…If you are uncertain about something, please ask the Greeter at the entrance.


FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE
You must be masked in Church if you are not vaccinated against Covid. For the safety of everyone we thank you for complying. It is also suggested that even those vaccinated wear masks as a precautionary measure if you so wish to.

MASS GREETERS NEEDED
Additional volunteers are needed to be at the church door to check that anyone entering the church wears a mask and uses hand sanitizer and then to sanitize (spray) the pews when Mass is over. You can sign up for whichever Mass you attend. Our present volunteers have been wonderful but we would like to have more so we could have a rotating schedule so everyone can have a break. To volunteer please call Wendi Kowarik at 203-215-1380 or leave your name and phone number on the Office answering machine. Thanks to a very dedicated “crew” our church pews are sanitized after every Mass. Hand Sanitizer is also available when you enter the church.

SPECIAL THANKS
To our volunteer greeters who have spent the past year at the entrance to the church following the protocols set last year for keeping our church a safe place in regards to the Corona Virus. They have been dedicated and reliable week after week, but we would like to add additional greeters for every Mass to give them a well-deserved break. Greeters use a counter to count the number of people at the Mass and then spray the pews with a disinfectant provided after the Mass. If anyone would be willing to volunteer for the Mass they attend; once a month, please call the parish office and a schedule will be made up. Your help will be so appreciated. Thank you.

REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the family of Mardel Stochmal. May she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.

CAROLYN’S PLACE
A Pregnancy Care Center
137 Grandview Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708

They have a wish list for donations of size 6 diapers, Forever Stamps, new bottles, baby lotion diaper bags, baby clothes, and more. This group teaches Parenting and Life-Skills and is staffed by volunteers and is funded through donations. Any help is appreciated.

OGŁOSZENIA PARAFIALNE
DRUGA NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
16 STYCZNIA 2022

DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona na ogrzewanie naszych budynków parafialnych.

NABOŻEŃSTWO DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO dzisiaj o godz. 15:00.

Odbywało się wesele w Kanie Galilejskiej i była tam Matka Jezusa. Zaproszono na to wesele także Jezusa i Jego uczniów (J 2, 1-2).

Pan Jezus został zaproszony na wesele do Kany Galilejskiej. Wspólnota małżeńska i rodzinna to pierwsze wspólnoty, w których powinien być obecny Jezus Chrystus. Małżeństwo to nierozerwalny, dozgonny związek dwojga osób oparty na miłości. Rodzina zaś to nie tylko podstawowa komórka społeczna, ale też domowy Kościół, podstawowa wspólnota wiary i miłości. Rozważając tę tajemnicę polecajmy Bogu, przez ręce Maryi wszystkie małżeństwa i rodziny.

OFIAROWANIE PAŃSKIE – MATKI BOŻEJ
GROMNICZNEJ ŚRODA 2 LUTEGO 2O22

ŚRODA POPIELCOWA 2 MARCA 2022

Więcej informacji o naszej parafii można znaleźć na stronie internetowej: saintmichaelschurchderby.org

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.

New Day Bereavement Program
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Parish Center 733 Oxford Rd., Oxford

Those who are grieving the death of a loved one need to proactively work through their grief. One way that may be helpful is to participate in a bereavement support group. This program consists of ten two-hour weekly meetings. Two sessions are being offered: Session A (Zoom) begins on Thurs., Feb. 3 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Session B (in person) starts Friday Feb. 4 from 10:30 to 12:30pm. Masks required. To register call……

Maryjane at 203-888-2382, ext 104 or at pastoralcare@stthomasoxford.org.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
To support married couples during this time of social distancing, Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring virtual marriage experiences. Some are on weekends and some on weekdays from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Couples will explore their individual personality styles, improve listening and communication skills, understand God’s plan for their marriage, and learn how to keep their relationship a priority. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required. For information or to apply call Frank and Margie Peterson at:

860-337-2447 or https://wwmectw.org.

THE ABC’s OF ANNULMENT
Sponsored by the Metropolitan Tribunal/Bloomfield

It begins on Saturday January 22, 2022 from 10 am to 12noon in the Church Hall of St. Margaret Parish, 24 Academy St., Madison. Follow-up workshops to help write the applications will be held at the same address on Saturdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 12 and 19. The event is open to all at no cost. No registration is required. For more information please call Brother Larry at 475-221-8464.

THE FATHER NADOLNY
GOOD NEWS FUND
(Our Kiducation Bin)
Last year the Good News Fund raised and distributed more than $360,000 through charitable partnerships and through generous support from people like you who have donated clothing and shoes.There are many supportive efforts through this progam and it has also become a parish without boundaries for Covid-19 victims – homebound or infirm elderly – others with marriage or drug problems and more. The program has given out hundreds of masks and continues to distribute food and clothing to the poor, especially in cities and remote areas, and has provided many countries with Rosaries to be distributed (imagine the postage cost to send the Rosaries to countries requesting them – imagine the impact these Rosaries have on those people!). The clothing and shoes donated through our Kiducation Bin are sold to third world countries for distribution to the needy and the proceeds are used to support the many programs of the Good News Fund. St. Michael Parish receives a small stipend ($380 this year) for hosting the Kiducation Bin. Thank you for your donations!

ARCHBISHIP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

Thank you to all who have recently donated to the Appeal. $21,000 has been pledged with $19,000 received. Your dedication to the ministries of the Church promotes our spiritual message of faith, hope, and charity. Help the Appeal to continue its mission by sending your gift to the Appeal Office at P.O. Box 28, Hartford, CT 06141. Please be sure to mention that you are a member of St. Michael Parish, Derby. (All gifts are used strictly for the various ministries and help programs in the Archdiocese). Gifts can also be made online at:

www.archdioceseofhartford.org.