“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.
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.
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.
17 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
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.
W NIEDZIELĘ 15 SIERPNIA UROCZYSTOŚĆ WNIEBOWZIĘCIA NAJŚWIĘTDZEJ MARYI PANNY. Nabożeństwo do Miłosierdzia Bożego o godz. 15:00
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORWARD WITH FAITH CAMPAIGN
“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.