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

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Note that this page was updated on 15October2021 at 11:30AM

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 $90,000. 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, October 16, 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.

SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTION
In loving memory of Peter Tracz from family.

COMMUNION HOSTS INTENTION
In loving memory of Raymond Dobek from wife Jane, children and grandchildren.

SACRAMENTAL WINE INTENTION
In loving memory of Fr. Stanley Staniszewski. (Will miss talking to you on our October birthdays) from Sande.

PRO-LIFE ROSES
1. Birthday blessings for Paige Dorso with love from Grandma and Grandpa.

2. To a special lady in my life – always ready to help. Hope your day is as happy as you are to me – Mare to Sande.

3. In loving memory of Helen Kowarik from John, Wendi, and grandchildren.

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.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION
The Divine Mercy Devotion will take place this Sunday at 3:00 pm in the English and Polish languages. All are welcome to participate.

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 will be in the Church for pickup the first weekend of November and will remain there until the end of the month. Those who used envelopes will automatically receive a box. If you did not use envelopes this year and would like a box for next year, please call the parish office.

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.

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!

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.

All Souls Novena
All Souls Intention Envelopes may be put into any collection basket or left at the Parish Office by the end of October. All intentions will be prayed for during the nine-day All Souls Novena which begins on Tuesday, November 2 and ends on Wednesday, November 10. Offertory Envelope boxes contain an intention envelope in October. Extra envelopes are on the bench at the side entrance.

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

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Prayer Shawl Group recently donated 11 bed size afghans to the Catholic War Veterans to distribute at the VA Hospital in West Haven; 31 shawls, afghans, and lap robes were given to Griffin Hospital to give to patients undergoing treatments. This is all in addition to the baby blankets/hats which are given to babies baptized at St. Michaels.

Thanks to all who have and continue to donate yarn to the group – it is so appreciated and put to good use. If anyone would like to knit or crochet a shawl or afghan at home, we can supply you with yarn. Just call the Parish Office and we will arrange a time that you can pick it up.

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
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 CLASSES
First class for grades 1-8, Sunday, September 19th from 8:30 am to 9:45 am.

Confirmation begins Thursday, Sept. 23, 6-7 pm. (Confirmation will take place next year.)

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
Our January Calendar drawing was very successful in thanks to all of you who participated and also generously donated the gift card prizes. We would like to have another drawing daily in January 2022 and are asking once again for donations of $25 grocery gift cards, for fast food, coffee shops, Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, and local restaurants (let’s support our local business’). Cash donations also accepted and will be used to purchase gift cards. One “drawing ticket” ($10) per family will be sent out with our Christmas letter/schedule. A great opportunity to win in the 30 drawings.
Gift card/monetary donations may be made anytime until the middle of December. The proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the parish.

Grateful thanks to the following who have donated gift cards/cash for prizes: Mary Jane Drauss, Sandra Jemioto (in memory of Henry Jemioto and Frania Tracz).

MASS INTENTIONS

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 17, 2021

SATURDAY VIGIL, OCTOBER 16, 2021
4:30pm +Alfred Golis (anniv) -wife Evelyn, children and grandchildren

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021
8:00am +Lucille Orloski -Garofalo Family
10:00am +Pelagia Marczek -M/M Eugene Zyskowski
11:30am +Anna & Henryk Klubek z zmarli rodziny-Stanislaw
5:30pm +Tim Berling -a friend

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021
7:00 pm +Anna and Charles Matula -Matula Family

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
7:00am +Arlene and Alfred Kendcierski -Mary Lou Rollinson

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
7:00pm +Franciszek Berda -Corka z rodzina

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021
7:00am +Teddy Bock -wife and family

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 ,2021
7:00am +Danuta Siofer -son

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021
8:00am +Sophie Muskavitch -St. Michael Church Choir

SATURDAY VIGIL, OCTOBER 23, 2021
4:30pm +Vin Laurella -wife Betty, Marini, and Huber Families

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021
8:00am +Dawid Jesionka -parents and family
10:00am +Eugene Gorzelany (5th anniv) -daughters Lisa and Sandra, son-in-law Ben, grandchildren & great grandchildren
11:30am O zdrowie blogoslawienstwo i opieke Boze z okazji i racznicy slubu dla Czeslawa i Elzbiety Zygadlo -family
5:30pm +Nancy Verdun -Cindy Morelli

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.

ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY SERVICE
Sunday, November 7, 2021
12:45 pm
(Inclement weather cancels the service)
Our annual cemetery service will take place on November 7. Everyone is invited to be present to remember and pray for their deceased.

ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED
At the 5:30 pm Mass on Sunday, November 7 deceased members from our parish and St. Joseph’s will be remembered. Letters of invitation have been sent to families who lost a loved one from October of last year through September of this year. If you did not receive a letter please call the parish office and one will be sent to you.

YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
2021 has been designated as the Year of St. Joseph.

PRAYER FOR 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.
Amen

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.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY
Again this year, in conjunction with the Catholic War Veterans St. Michael’s Post 1562, St. Michael Cemetery will participate in Wreaths Across America on Sat., December 18 at our cemetery at 12 noon. For information please call or e-mail:

203-401-9502 or cecilroog@gmail.com
Or 203-217-0812 or suetxldy@sbcglobal.net.

Donate online at wreathsacrossamerica.org CTSMCS
Donate a wreath, volunteer, or attend.


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
29 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
17 PAŹDZIERNIKA 2021

DOBRA NOWINA: DZISIAJ NIE MA DRUGIEJ SKŁADKI

PAŹDZIERNIK, jest miesiącem szczególnie poświęconym Matce Bożej i modlitwie różańcowej. Do wspólnej modlitwy różańcowej zapraszamy w niedzielę o godz. 11:00 w języku polskim, w poniedziałek o godz. 18:45 w języku angielskim oraz w środę o 18:30 w j. polskim. Zachęcamy do prywatnego i rodzinnego odmawiania modlitwy różańcowej.

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

FORWARD WITH FAITH – W ciągu pięciu lat mamy zebrać $270,000. To bardzo dużo, ale już dzięki zrozumieniu i ofiarności niektórych parafian udało nam się zebrać $61,500. Więcej informacji znajduje się na naszej stronie internetowej.

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.

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.