|Please click on the image above to download the full PDF of the event in English.|
|Please click on the image above to download the full PDF of the event in Polish.|
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!
|FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION PROGRAM||CZTERDZIESTO GODZINNE NABOZENSTWO EUCHARYSTYCZNE PROGRAM|
|Wednesday – September 19, 2018
7:00 pm Mass in Polish with homily
Friday – September 21, 2018
7:00 am Mass in Polish
7:30 am to 5:45 pm Mass in English
and Anointing of the Sick
Saturday – September 22, 2018
8:00 am Mass in English
8:30 to 3:00 pm Adoration
Sunday – September 23, 2018
12:30 pm Adoration
5:30 pm Mass and Solemn Closing of Eucharistic Devotion with Litany, Process, and Benediction
|Sroda, 19 wrzesien 2018
19:00 Msza sw. z kazaniem – po polsku
Piatek, 21 wrzesien 2018
7:00 Msza sw. po polsku
7:30 0 17:30 Adoracja Najswietszego Sakramentu
18:00 Msza sw. Po angielsku i udzielenie Sakramentu chorych
Sobota, 22 wrzesien 2018
8:00 Msza sw. po angielsku
8:30 – 15:00 Adoracja Najswietszego Sakramentu
Niedziela, 23 wrzesien 2018
12:30 – 17:00 Adoracja Najswietszego Sakramentu
17:30 Msza sw. i zakonczenie Nabozenstwa
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!
Special thanks to the volunteers who showed up last Saturday and joined Fr. Jan in cleaning up our parish grounds. We are grateful to them for giving of their time and effort to spiff up our property. They worked hard and we are so appreciative!!
SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEK – 22-23September2018
– the second collection will be for Catholic Elementary Schools (HOPES). Last year St. Mary St. Michael School received a $7,000 HOPES Grant and the school purchased 20 Chromebooks and 6 Dash & Dot robots for the engineering and robotics programs.
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.
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).
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
Thank you to the more than 37,900 generous donors who have pledged over $9,527,056 for the 2018 Appeal. Please note that we assure you that 100% of the funds donated to the Appeal are distributed as published in the annual report. Not a single cent collected are used for settlements of sex abuse cases or legal fees.
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…
Four amazing school volunteers will be honored at the Annual HOPES dinner on September 25. Thanks and congratulations to Jen Shuart, Stacey Ference, John Boanno, and Jim Maher, four distinguished volunteers from our school who will be recognized at the 41st Annual HOPES Dinner at the Aquaturf on September 25th. These volunteers have contributed selflessly their time to both the parish and school in several ways over the years. If you would like to join us for this dinner, please contact Mrs. Torres. Tickets are $40. All proceeds from the Archdioceasan HOPES Dinner goes back to our schools through grants.
BINGO will be held at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Parish–St. Jude Hall, 71 Pleasant View Rd., Derby. We are excited to offer a bigger space, great sound system, ample parking, delicious food & 2 TV monitors for viewing. Doors open at 5pm on Thursday, Sept. 13. Admission packet is $10. Thank you for your continued support of our school!
Sept. 22 – Family Dinner at St. Mary Church Hall
Sept. 25 – HOPES Volunteer Dinner at Aqua Turf
THANK YOU TO THE CLASSROOM ANGELS
Because of them the school will be replacing the whiteboard laminates in all the classrooms, buying new computer speakers for the classrooms, getting additional stools for the grade 6 science room, as well as much needed student chairs in the first grade. Also new carpeting has been ordered for Grade 2 as well as furniture for grades 7 and 8.
Classes will resume on September 9. Parents of children returning to the program should have received a mailing regarding re-registration for the 2018-19 classes. If you did not receive the form, please call the parish office. If you will be registering your child for the first time, please contact DRE Margaret Mattei at 203-393-1755 or call the Parish Office at 203-734-0005.
Class Schedule (Sept./Oct./Nov.)
Grades 1-8: September 23; October 7, 14, 21;
November 4, 11, 18
Grade 9: September 23; October 7, 21;
November 4, 18
Thank you to our volunteer DRE and Staff:
Randy Bruce (Gr. 1), Evelyn Conroy (Gr. 2), Daria Kraszewska (Gr. 3), Grace Fritz (Gr. 4), Victoria Baliga (Gr. 5), Rosa Rizzitelli (Gr. 6), Louis Marusik (Gr. 7), Malwina Zygadlo (Gr. 8), Deacon Bob Carter (Gr. 9), Allison Koziol, Aide (Gr. 9), and Joanne Witkin (office staff).
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.firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
…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.
For information regarding plot purchases, etc. please call the parish office. 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!!
UPCOMING CHURCH PICNICS
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH OF NEW HAVEN,
SUN. SEPT. 23, 1 to 6 pm at the Polish National Alliance Park, 171 North Plains Rd., Wallingford. Polish/American foods, special Polish and Picnic dinners available. Music by Dennis Polisky and The Masestro’s Men from 1 to 6 pm. Admission $5 per person, children under 18 free and parking is free.
No BYOB or BYOF. Children’s activities and games will be featured. For info call 203-562-2828.
25 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
23 WRZEŚNIA 2018
DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona na katolickie szkoły w naszej archidiecezji (HOPES COLLECTION). W UBIEGŁYM TYGODNIU składka była przeznaczone na opłaty związane z utrzymaniem parafii. Zebraliśmy $ 2,118. Z całego serca DZIĘKUJEMY za Wasze zrozumienie, ofiarność a przede wszystkim ogromną troskę o naszą parafię! Służyć takim parafianom to ogromny zaszczyt. Niech Bóg ma w opiece całą naszą parafię i wszystkich którzy modlą się w naszym kościele.
ZAPRASZAMY DZISIAJ NA MSZĘ ŚW. O GODZ. 17:30 I ZAKOŃCZENIE 40 GODZINNEGO NABOŻEŃSTWA EUCHARYSTYCZNEGO.
W czwartek 27 września przypada UROCZYSTOŚĆ ŚW. WINCENTEGO A PAULO założyciela Zgromadzenia Księży Misjonarzy do którego należą kapłani, którzy służą w naszej parafii. Bardzo prosimy o modlitwę za wszystkich zmarłych oraz żyjących Misjonarzy. W niedzielę 7 października druga składka będzie przeznaczona na misje na Ukrainie, Kazachstanie oraz Beninie (Afryka) które prowadzą Misjonarze św. Wincentego a Paulo. Bardzo prosimy o wsparcie dla tych misyjnych placówek.
ZBLIŻA SIĘ PAŹDZIERNIK, który jest miesiącem szczególnie poświęconym Matce Bożej i modlitwie różańcowej. Do wspólnej modlitwy różańcowej zapraszamy w niedzielę po Mszy św. o godz. 11:30 w języku polskim, w poniedziałek o godz. 18:45 w języku angielskim oraz w środę po Mszy św. o godz. 19:00 w języku polskim. Zachęcamy do prywatnego i rodzinnego odmawiania modlitwy różańcowej.
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