PLEASE BE COURTEOUS
and TURN OFF CELL PHONES during Mass. Thank you!
IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE:
On Memorial Day, May 27, the Mass/Novena time has been changed from 7:00 PM in the evening to 7:00 AM in the morning (just for this one Monday).
CALLING ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS
A special invitation to all the volunteers in the parish who help in any way, including: Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers, Collectors, Church Cleaners and decorators, directors and members of our choirs, CCD directors and instructors, Polish School, collection counters, office staff, sacristan, prayer shawl members, those who serve on committees (trustees, finance council, cemetery, parish council) lawn care, and snow removal crew to gather in the Church Hall on Saturday, June 1 after the 4:30 pm Mass. This is a “supper of recognition and thanks” for all the help given by volunteers in our parish. In order to prepare this meal, we need to know if you are planning to attend. Please call the parish office by Wed., May 29 to let us know you are planning to attend (203-734-0005).
HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY MILITARY, POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, EMT’S.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday established to remember and honor persons who died while serving in the armed forces. Now in present time we not only remember those who served in the military but also those who serve in public safety – police, firefighters, and EMT’s who are also responsible for ensuring the protection of our local and state citizens. They, too, perform duties on a daily basis that puts them in different degrees of danger and personal sacrifice. With this in mind, we invite parishioners/friends of the parish to bring a framed picture (so they can be stood up) of their deceased and living military relatives/friends as well as police, firefighters and EMT’s and to place your picture by the Blessed Mother’s Altar on Memorial Day weekend (May 25/26) and then take the picture with you at the end of Mass. A special prayer for them will be said by Father.
COLLECTION FOR THE ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
NEXT SATURDAY/SUNDAY, JUNE 1-2
Our parish is approximately $5,000 short of its goal of $20,000 this year. In order to make up this shortfall, there will be a collection taken up at all Masses next weekend. Those who have already given need not make another donation. For those who have not had the opportunity to make a donation, we are asking for a free-will offering to help our parish reach its goal. Whatever you can give will be appreciated and you will be helping so many people with needs. Please know that every dollar of your gift is used exclusively for those in need and not for any other purpose. Thank you.
There are large white Archbishop’s Appeal Envelopes on the bench at the side entrance if you wish to mail in a donation directly to the Appeal.
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.
In our church we will have an hour of Eucharistic Adoration every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA/MASS
The rosary is prayed at 6:45 pm every Monday before the Miraculous Medal Novena and Mass and also on Wednesdays in Polish at the 7:00 pm Novena and Mass.
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”.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES
(ST. MARY’S CHURCH) will be selling raffle tickets here to benefit their parish on Saturday and Sunday June 8/9.
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.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Prayer Shawl ministry meets on Tuesday mornings at the Rectory from 10 am to noon and anyone who knits or crochets is welcome to join. Yarn is available or you may bring your own.
Letter recently received from the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital: “thank you for the beautiful blankets/shawls that you made for our patients here at the Wellness Center. Patients are so surprised when they saw them and are very well received. We appreciate the time and dedication that you have made on behalf of our patients and staff at the Wellness Center.” The ladies also make baby blankets/hats which are given to our newest little members when they are baptized here at the Church. They are wonderful volunteers and we are very grateful for their dedication to this ministry.
RAFFLE TICKETS: OUR LADY QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES (ST. MARY’S CHURCH)
will be selling raffle tickets here Saturday and Sunday June 8 & 9 to benefit their parish. Their Annual Summer Festival will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Friday and Saturday, July 12 & 13. The drawing will be held at the St. Jude Festival on Labor Day, September. They will appreciate our support.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES
TRIP HOSTED BY FR. TIANO
Imperial Cities featuring Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Enjoy a stop in the fairytale town of Cresky Krumlov. Tour majestic Prague Castle. Get to know Bratislawa’s history on a city tour with a local expert. Visit Lobkowicz Palace, home to the largest and finest art collection in the Czech Republic spanning over 600 years of family history. Embark on a Danube River cruise through the historic Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk for a visit to the famous Abbey. Enjoy dinner and sample regional wine in the picturesque Grinzing region. Savor a Renaissance style dinner at a medieval castle restaurant near Budapest. For more information and a travel brochure, please contact the Parish Office at 203-735-3341.
Lectors are needed for our Masses. It is a commitment but the schedule is made up to accommodate you as much as possible and you can provide the dates you are available. Please consider offering your time to help in this capacity. 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).
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
This weekend is Commitment Weekend at our parish and across the Archdiocese for the 2019 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Donations towards our parish assigned goal of $20,000 is now at $15,362.50 given by 105 families (76.81% of our goal). Our parish has over 700 families/individuals so please consider making a gift to the Appeal. Every gift counts no matter the amount. Thank you to all who have already given. Each contribution ensures that the ministries, programs, and services of the Church remain strong throughout the Archdiocese. All funds donated are used exclusively to fund many programs and are never used for legal fees or settlements. Please check the website: www.archdioceseofhartford.org.
It is important when you give to any charitable organization that you are confident that the funds received are being used wisely. Be assured that your gift to the Appeal supports the ministries and programs right here in our own communities and are used exclusively for the Appeal’s Vicariate Outreach Program. If you have not made a gift the to the Appeal, please consider doing so. Thank you.
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 SERVER MINISTRY
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 is a great opportunity to serve the Lord and our parish. This is also open to adults who would like to be adult altar servers. Polish and English Easter Cards are available in the Sacristy and the Parish Office. Proceeds benefits the Altar Server Ministry.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
Registrations for the 2019-20 school year are now being taken. Contact the school for information.
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS IS NOW OPEN. Please call the school for more information about the PreK and K Readiness Summer Program or the Summer Academy for Grades 1 through 7
May 27 (Memorial Day) – Pancake breakfast at St. Mary’s Church Hall from 7:00 am to 12 noon.
Duck Race Tickets available at the Parish Office.
$10 each – 1st prize this year $10,000. The race will take place on Saturday, June 29.
Internet Safety requires extra diligence at this time. Social media has been targeting children with a dangerous challenge. Please talk to your children about the dangers of the internet and ensure that parental controls are in place. This website can be a great resource for you:
BINGO every Thursday evening at St. Jude Church Hall, 71 Pleasant View Rd., Derby. Doors open at 5:30 pm, games begin at 6:45 pm. Admission packet $10 (20 games). Not handicap accessible (there are a few stairs).
Thank you to those who supported the Mother’s Day Flower Sale last Saturday evening!
CCD classes have now ended. The program will resume in the fall. For information regarding our CCD Program, please contact Margaret Mattei, DRE, at 203-393-1755.
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 (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.
PARISH OFFICE NEWS
Any boxes of offertory envelopes are now in the Parish Office. Anyone wishing a box of 2019 Offertory Envelopes may pick them up at the Parish Office.
…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 Mass book for 2020 is available for your requested mass intentions, pro-life roses, and memorial intentions for the hosts and wine. If you have a special date you wish to reserve, please do so as soon as possible as weekend masses, in particular, get reserved quickly.
…Parish Dues: Please make out a separate check for parish dues (do not include with offertory contribution). Dues envelopes may be placed into any collection basket. Family dues are $30 per year and individual dues are $15. Anyone over 21 years of age should register on their own and pay parish dues. The office often receives requests for sponsor papers and if you are not registered we have no way to verify that you are a parishioner.
…Change of Address: It’s stressful to move your residency – there is a lot to do and think about. However, we ask please, if you do move, to please call the Parish Office and give us your new address. The only way we often find out that you’ve moved is when the Post Office returns mail we have sent you. Thank you!
…Registering in the parish: If you do not receive the Easter and Christmas schedule mailings then it means you are not registered in the Parish. Call the office and we will be happy to send you a registration card and put you on our parish list. Registration means you are eligible to obtain sponsor certificates to be a godparent or sponsor for Confirmation. Without registration, we cannot verify your membership in the parish and issue you that sponsor certificate.
…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.
…Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the Parish office may be closed. Office hours are Mondays and Tuesdays – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Closed on Fridays and Holidays.
ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY
For information regarding the Cemetery please call the Parish Office and you will be put in touch with Cemetery personnel.
For information regarding plot purchases, etc. please call the parish office. Cemetery Manager: Joe Iacuone Jr. 203-996-6417.
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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!!
6 NIEDZIELA WIELKANOCY
26 maja 2019
DRUGA SKŁADKA W UBIEGŁĄ NIEDZIELĘ była na katolickie środki masowego przekazu. Zebraliśmy $1,490.
MEMORIAL DAY Msza św. w poniedziałek 27 maja będzie odprawiona o 7:00 rano. Nie będzie Mszy św. wieczornej.
NABOŻEŃSTWA MAJOWE w każdą środę po Mszy św. o godz. 19:00. Zapraszamy do prywatnego odmawiania Litanii do Matki Bożej w tym miesiącu.
WNIEBOWSTĄPIENIE PANA JEZUSA, czwartek 30 maja 2019. Msze św. w tym dniu: w j. angielskim o 7:00 i 17:30 a w j. polskim o godz. 19:00.
PIERWSZY PIĄTEK MIESIĄCA 7 czerwca. Adoracja Najświętszego Sakramentu od godz. 18:00 i okazja do Sakramentu Pokuty. Msza św. o godz. 19:00.
ZESŁANIE DUCHA ŚWIĘTEGO 9 czerwca 2019. DZIEŃ OJCA 16 czerwca 2019. BOŻE CIAŁO 23 czerwca 2019.
PIKNIK PARAFIALNY w tym roku nie odbędzie się w czerwcu jak to było w poprzednich latach ale w innym terminie, który będzie podany.
PRZYJĘCIE DLA WOLUNTARIUSZY NASZEJ PARAFII odbędzie się w sobotę 1 czerwca w sali parafialnej po Mszy św. o godz. 16:30. Serdecznie zapraszamy. W celu przygotowania odpowiedniej liczby miejsc oraz posiłku prosimy potwierdzić swoje przyjście u ks. Rafała.
2019 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL Koperty do których można składać ofiary na apel naszego arcybiskupa znajdują się przy wyjściu z kościoła. Wszystkie ofiary składane na ten apel przeznaczone są na wsparcie wielu programów, które służą ubogim i potrzebującym, które prowadzi nasza archidiecezja. Cel wyznaczony dla naszej parafii to $20,000. Do tej pory zebraliśmy $15,362.50. Każda ofiara pomoże osiągnąć wyznaczony cel i jest ogromnym wsparciem dla potrzebujących. DRUGA SKŁADKA W PRZYSZŁYM TYGODNIU będzie przeznaczona na ten cel. Bardzo prosimy o zrozumienie i ofiarność.
Bulletins online/Facebook… If you miss any of our bulletins, you can find them online at Facebook or at www.stmichaelsderby.org. Biuletyn parafialny dostepny jest na jaszej stronie internetowej https://saintmichaelsderby.org