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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!
REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the families of Stella Stapor Henault (funeral June 29) and Frances Tichy Turecek (funeral July 10). May they rest in peace.
SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEK – 21-22JULY2018
The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Redemptorists, is a missionary congregation that ministers to the poor in more than 70 countries around the world. The area of the former Soviet Union is undoubtedly a place where many neglected people need help. Through the efforts of the Polish Redemptorists, a church is being built there. Your support NEXT week in the second collection will be greatly appreciated.
Please know that we are appreciative of those parishioners who catch up with their weekly envelopes when they are on vacation. We all know that parish expenses and obligations do not take a “vacation”, so your continued support is such a great help even when you cannot personally attend Mass here. The same can be said for our homebound parishioners who contribute their support to the church. God bless you for caring.
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.
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”.
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.
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH RAFFLE
Members of St. Joseph Parish, Ansonia, will be selling raffle tickets here next weekend (28-29July2018) following all Masses. The raffle will be held at their Annual Picnic at Warsaw Park on September 16. Please support their efforts. Thank you!
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).
The Parish Office receives many requests for sponsor certificates for Baptism and Confirmation. 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 weekly Mass, pay parish due annually, contribute to the support of the church and have a registration card on file for you and your family. 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 the parish then we do not have a registration card for you. Please contact the Parish Office if you are unsure if you are registered or not. Boxes of envelopes for 2018 are available.
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 SERVERS WANTED
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 a great opportunity to serve the Lord and our parish.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
From the Principal’s Desk…
Our children are having lots of fun at our Full-Day Summer Camps. Last week the children took a tour of our local Stop & Shop and enjoyed learning about the food groups. Our little friends even got a chance to see what it takes to be a cashier! Our camps will be running for the next 4 weeks. It’s not too late to enroll your child into one of the camps. Please call for more information.
There are a few more openings in our PreK and Kindergarten classes. Please call if you would like to learn more about our school and the environment we provide. We have so much to share!
We are in need of Classroom Angels! If you would like to adopt a classroom and help fulfill the need, please call. Classrooms are in need of items such as shelves, a fresh coat of paint, contact paper to spruce furniture, or dry erase boards to go over the existing chalkboards. Any help would be very much appreciated.
God Bless, Mrs. Torres
SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS …
Fun Activities for the Students!
1. STEM Camp – July 23-27, 8:30-3:30pm, St. Mary/St. Michael School. Cost $190.
2. Fun and Fitness Camp – July 30-August 3, St. Mary/St. Michael School. Cost $190.
For information regarding St. Michael’s CCD Program, please contact Margaret Mattei, DRE at 203-393-1755. Classes resume in September. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with the CCD Program, please contact Ms. Matteil.
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 (Kathleen.email@example.com). You will be asked to follow up with a detailed description of the facts involved. The Archdiocese will report any and all incidents to the proper authorities.
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.
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 Tuesday mornings at the Rectory from 10 am until noon. They are also grateful for any donations of yarn you may no longer need. Please leave on back porch of Rectory.
ST. MICHAEL 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. Flowers should be planted in a space no more than 10 inches wide in front of the plot monument, the length of which is not to exceed the monument’s base. Planting of trees and shrubs is prohibited and maintenance of existing trees and shrubs is the responsibility of the family. These rules have to be enforced as mowing and trimming become very difficult and risky when trying to maneuver in areas where plantings are overgrown or extensive. Thank you for your understanding of these regulations.
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
22 LIPCA 2018
DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona na budowę kościoła pod wezwaniem św. Jana Pawła II w mieście Togliatti w Rosji o którym mówił w ubiegłym tygodniu misjonarz-Redemptorysta. W przyszłą niedzielę druga składka będzie przeznaczona na chłodzenie kościoła i plebanii.
PIERWSZY PIĄTEK MIESIĄCA, 3 sierpnia o godz. 18:00 wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu i możliwość prywatnej adoracji oraz okazja do Sakramentu Pokuty. O godz. 19:00 Msza św.
W NIEDZIELĘ, 5 SIERPNIA kazanie wygłosi ks. Thomas Wantland, który pracuje w katolickiej organizacji, która wspiera ubogich.
UROCZYSTOŚĆ WNIEBOWZIĘCIA NAJŚWIĘTSZEJ MARYI PANNY, w środę 15 sierpnia. Msze św. odprawione będą o godz. 7:00 i 17:30 w j. angielskim i o godz. 19:00 w j. polskim.
NABOŻEŃSTWO DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO w niedzielę 19 sierpnia o godz. 15:00.
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 wyjeżdżającym na wakacje życzymy udanego wypoczynku i Bożej opieki.