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Note that this page was updated on 23July2021 at 8PM


From Fr. Rafal and Fr. Jan…
Thank you to everyone for your continued support – those who attend Mass in the Church and those who faithfully mail in their weekly offertory envelopes. You are so appreciated. God Bless you.


In September of 2013 we welcomed Fr. Jan Szylar as a vicar in our parish. This September Fr. Jan will be leaving us for his new appointment as Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka parish in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to his priestly duties, Fr. Jan has been very involved with the Polish Saturday School religion program, visits our shut-ins every First Friday of the month, and uses his talents in decorating both the church and giving care to the parish grounds. His presence will be greatly missed, but we are happy for him as he embarks on this well-deserved next chapter of his life serving the Lord at St. Stan’s.

CELEBRATION OF THE MASS – Live Stream Schedule


Please join us, virtually, as we Celebrate Mass:
Saturday, July 24, 2021 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.

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

Communion Hosts are offered for God’s blessings on 95th birthday (June 25, 1926) for Gen Vincent with love from brother Charlie and Maryann Stochmal.

The Sacramental Wine is offered for a special intention.

1. God’s blessings for Officer Andrew Satkowski as he joins the Town of Orange Police Department with love from the family.

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 and Tuesdays, 9:30 am until noon. Many requests can be handled by phone. If the phone isn’t answered, please leave a message on the answering machine and you will be called back.

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 you have moved and we do not have a current address. It is a simple matter to fill a registration card out. We will be happy to send you one. If you are not registered, the parish is under no obligation to provide you with a sponsor form for baptisms and confirmations. To qualify for a sponsor certificate, which states you are a Catholic in good standing, you must attend Mass and be registered.

Pro-life rose, etc. requests for the bulletin should be into the parish office at least two weeks before the Sunday you wish it to appear. There are bulletin deadlines to meet and if the bulletin has already been formatted it isn’t possible sometimes to get a request into it on short notice.

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!

Please note: In order to receive sponsor papers for Baptism or Confirmation, you must be a registered parishioner here. If you have never filled out a registration card, please call the office and we will provide you with one.

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!!

Due to the pandemic, the Prayer Shawl Ministry has not met in person during the past several months. However, the group continues to donate shawls and blankets to area hospitals and baby blankets and hats which are given to children at the time of Baptism. If anyone would like to donate any of the above items, they will be greatly appreciated and may be left at the Parish Office. Also, thank you to the donors of yarn (large or small amounts) which is often left on the back porch of the Rectory. It is so appreciated and put to very good use.

After a long and unanticipated break from our religious studies program, classes will resume on Sunday, September 19, 2021 with a twice a month schedule. Students will attend their current grade level; that is the level at which they would be in if not for the Covid interruption.

Grades 1 through 8 will meet on the following dates: (8:30 am to 9:45 am)
September 19, October 3 and 17, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19, January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 24, and May 1 and 15.

First Class: September 19th

First Confession will take place on Friday, May 6, 2022.
Reception of First Holy Communion will be on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:00 am.

Confirmation candidate students will meet on the following dates: (Thursdays 6-7 pm, Sundays 8:30 am to 9:45 am) September 23, October 7 and 24, November 11, December 9, January 13 and 27, February 10, and 24, March 10 and 24, April 7, May 5 and 19.

First Class: September 23rd

Reception of Confirmation: date to be determined.

Registration forms will be mailed out in August.

If you have any questions regarding the Religious Education Program please call the Parish Office at 203-734-0005 and your call will be returned by CCD personnel.

(Leave your name and telephone number and state that it is in reference to the CCD program)

Families with children in the CCD Program should retain this schedule.

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.

Parish dues may be paid at any time now. They can be placed in any collection basket. Family dues are $30 per year; individuals $15 per year. Please make out a separate check for dues (do not include with offertory contribution). Anyone over the age of 21 should register on their own.

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

Our prayer shawl group continues to knit and crochet shawls, lap blankets, and baby blankets for our parish despite the fact that they have not been meeting in person. We are grateful for all they do in the name of the parish. The group recently donated 15 afghans to the Catholic War Veterans to distribute to the West Haven Hospital VA and to homebound vets. Also 5 afghans and 12 shawls were donated to Griffin Hospital.

Thank you to everyone who has donated yarn and or monetary donations to help this group of dedicated ladies to continue this ministry in our parish.

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!

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.

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.

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.



4:30pm +Albert Satkowski, Sr. (birthday) -son Paul, Sandie, Allyson & Andrew

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021
8:00am +Franklin Beattie -Krystyna and Andrew Kloc
10:00am +Albert Skidds -Deacon Bob and Susan Carter
11:30am +Tadeusz Nachajski -daughter and granddaughter
5:30pm +Henry & Joan Marie Wajdowicz -M/M Daniel Fraraccio

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021
7:00 pm +Jane Roscoe -Matula Family

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021
7:00am Parishioners

7:00pm Jakub, Maria, Isabela and Paulina Banka -parents

7:00am +Martha Jemioto -Sandra Jemioto and family

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021
7:00am +George & Eugene Rogucki -Eileen Rogucki

8:00am +Joan Marie Wajdowicz -Jackie Solomon

4:30pm +Joseph Zaprzalka -son John and Laura Zaprzalka

8:00am +Roman Smist -Borowy Family
10:00am +Antoni & Regina Okula -daughter and family
11:30am +Henry Czajkowski -Irene & Bogdan Jaje
5:30pm +Stefan Hudak -Andrew and Krystyna Kloc


Modification of Safety Practices regarding Covid

“As the situation continues to develop, the time has come to modify somewhat the directives that the churches of the Archdiocese of Hartford have been operating under as concerns COVID-19.

It became effective on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, for those who are vaccinated, wearing masks will now be optional while at Mass, at other liturgies, and at any indoor or outdoor events held at our churches. Those who remain unvaccinated should continue to wear masks, with particular attention being given to the safety of young, unvaccinated children.”

Also from the Archdiocese… “On Friday, May 28th, President Biden released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget in which he proposes to eliminate the “Hyde Amendment” and some related pro-life provisions. The Hyde Amendment and similar laws have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years. Now, powerful members of Congress want to take away these laws that both Democrats and Republicans have supported for nearly half a century. Billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortions. The Hyde Amendment has been part of every appropriations bill since 1976, with strong bipartisan support. Now the President and Democratic leaders want to exclude the amendment from all future spending bills. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging all Catholics to take action to preserve the Hyde Amendment by contacting U.S. Senators and Representatives. Email your U.S. Senators and Representatives to not eliminate the Hyde Amendment.”

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

2021 has been designated as the Year of St. Joseph.

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son:
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father and
guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.

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.

Fr. Charles Collins of Cross Catholic Outreach will speak at all Masses on behalf of the poor in developing countries. Cross Catholic Outreach creates a link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. (No collection is taken).

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.

25 LIPCA 2021

W NIEDZIELĘ 1 SIERPNIA DRUGA SKŁADKA będzie przeznaczona na płacenie bieżących rachunków parafialnych.

W NIEDZIELĘ 1 SIERPNIA będziemy gościć w naszej parafii Ks. Charles Collins który reprezentuje Fundację Cross Catholic Outreach, która zajmuje się pomocą katolikom w ubogich krajach misyjnych. Bardzo prosimy o wsparcie dla tej fundacji.


ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL – dzięki Waszej ofiarności zebraliśmy już $20,000 i osiągnęliśmy wyznaczony cel dla naszej parafii. Bardzo dziękujemy za zrozumienie i ofiarność szczególnie w tym trudnym okresie pandemii.

RELIGIA DLA DZIECI I MŁODZIEŻY W J. ANGIELSKIM CCD rozpocznie się w niedzielę 19 września. Więcej informacji jest w naszym biuletynie.

KS. JAN SZYLAR, który z wielkim oddaniem służył w naszej parafii przez osiem lat, we wrześniu obejmie posługę proboszcza w parafii św. Stanisława Kostki na Brooklyn’ie. Ks. Jan po powrocie z wakacji, w sierpniu będzie jeszcze z nami. Pożegnanie ks. Jana odbędzie się w sobotę 11 września po Mszy św. o godz. 16:30 i w niedzielę 12 września po Mszy św. o godz. 11:30.

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

Wszystkim przebywającym na wakacjach
życzymy dobrego wypoczynku

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.

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.

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…
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.

“The ABCs of Annulment”
Sponsored by
The Metropolitan Tribunal, Bloomfield
Father Thomas Walsh, Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, 10 Campbell Ave., Hartford, in collaboration with Fr. George Mukuka, the Judicial Vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal in Bloomfield will host the ABCs of Annulment on Saturday, September 18 from 10 am to 12 pm in the Church Hall of the address above.

Updates of the process initiated by Pope Francis as well as those made in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be presented by Br. Larry Lussier CSC in English, while Deacon Ramon Rosado will deliver the presentation in Spanish.

Follow-up Annulment Workshops to help participants write their applications will be held at the same address on Saturday, September 25 and October 2 and 9 from 10am to 12 noon.

This event is open to all at no cost. Participants will receive a folder with the required printed materials. No registration is required. For further information please call Br. Larry @475-221-8464 or email him at brolarlus300@gmail.com.

“Forward With Faith” is a landmark campaign being led by the Hartford Bishop’s Foundation. Every parish will be asked to participate to help move our Catholic Community forward to a future of vibrancy and renewed evangelization. The campaign strives to build the strong financial foundation necessary to address our future needs and strengthen our parishes, schools, faith formation programs and social service ministries. Each parish will be asked to raise money towards a goal. All money raised will be split 50/50 between the parish and the campaign. Our parish will use the funds towards modernization of parish programs and reconstruction, repairs, and maintenance on the Church tower and roof and for painting and electrical updates to the Church. We are not asking for anything from you at this time. Please watch the bulletin for updated information over the coming months.


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: