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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 08April2021 at 10AM

NOTE FROM THE PASTOR:

Thank you for your donations to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal: 98 gifts totaling $12,197.00. (Our goal is $20,000.)

CELEBRATION OF THE MASS – Live Stream Schedule

Welcome,

Please join us, virtually, as we Celebrate Mass:
Saturday, April 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.

SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTION
The living flame of the Sanctuary Lamp, signifying the Eucharistic presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, is offered in loving memory of dear friend Phyllis Felicia Antos from Wailionis and Madura Families.

COMMUNION HOSTS INTENTION
Communion Hosts are offered for Happy Birthday blessings (April 19) for Claire Rahael (one of the nicest people you could every meet) from friends Terry & Sande.

SACRAMENTAL WINE INTENTION
The Sacramental Wine is offered in memory of all deceased parishioners and those who have died from Covid.

PRO-LIFE ROSES

1. In memory of a friend, Anne Rogers, from Eileen Witek and children.
2. God’s blessings for grandson Lucas Stochmal on May 1st birthday with love and prayers from Charlie and Maryann Stochmal.

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.

PARISH OFFICE NEWS
…The Parish Office will still remain closed to in-person visits as there is an increase in COVID cases in the Valley. Messages may be left on the answering machine and all calls will be returned. …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
…The Parish Office will still remain closed to in-person visits as there is an increase in Covid cases in the Valley. Messages may be left on the answering machine and all calls will be returned.
…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!!

PARISH DUES
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.

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

REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the families of Irene Wnek (Feb. 16), Antoni Kozlowski (Mar. 15) and Rev. Stanley Staniszewski, CM (Mar. 27).
May perpetual light shine upon them.

CROWNING OF
BLESSED MOTHER
A beautiful tradition in our parish is the annual first Sunday in May Crowning of the Blessed Mother both inside the church and at the Grotto. The coronation is a special form of reverence to our Lady for when we honor her we are brought closer to Jesus Christ. Because of the pandemic we will honor her in a simple ceremony next Sunday with only our Priest participating. Pray to her and be sure to honor her in your hearts and in your homes.


FROM THE ARCHBISHOP
Most Rev. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair has announced that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is hereby extended for all the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Hartford through Pentecost Sunday.

ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
Spring cleaning has begun at the cemetery. Palm Crosses will be removed after May 1st. Please remove them by then if you wish to keep them.

With the approach of good weather we know that flowers and proper decorations will soon adorn cemetery plots. Please do keep those flowers and decorations in a space no more than 10 inches wide in front of the plot monument. Do not plant trees or shrubs. Please be considerate regarding these rules as it is difficult and risky for cemetery personnel and volunteers to maintain our cemetery when there are obstacles in the way. Thank you!

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.

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).

SPONSOR CERTIFICATES IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The Parish Office receives many requests for sponsor certificates for Baptism and Confirmation. The paper that is given 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, have a registration card on file, pay yearly parish dues, and contribute to the support of the church. Children not pursuing additional education who are twenty-one years old and gainfully employed should be registered individually and not listed on their parent’s registration card.

Please contact the parish office if you are unsure if you are registered or not. Also, by using envelopes you can receive an end-of-year donation statement for tax purposes.

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.

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.

MASS INTENTIONS

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER,
APRIL 25, 2021

SATURDAY, VIGIL, APRIL 24, 2021
4:30pm +Joan Marie Wajdowicz -cousin Karen
SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021
8:00am +Wesley Rut and Pierre Roberge -sister, mother, &wife
10:00am +Genevieve Dziekan -Irene Haldas
11:30am +Marian Ciupinski -Stanislaw Stykowski
5:30pm +Henry Czajkowski -Sliwonik Family
MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021
7:00 pm +Eva and Frank Markut and deceased children- family
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2021
7:00am +Anna S. Matula & Kim A. Siglinger- daughter/mother Carol Siglinger
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021
7:00pm +Lukasz Drozdz – od rodziny
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021
7:00am +Kazimierz Balcerczyk – corki Hanny z rodziny
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021
7:00am O powrot do zdrowie dla Lukasz i jego rodziny
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021
8:00am +Kim A. Siglinger – brothers Craig & Keith & daughter Cheyenne
10:00am First Communion (CCD)
SATURDAY VIGIL, MAY 1, 2021
4:30pm +Dana Schoppee – Deacon Bob and Susan Carter
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021
8:00am +Janina Witek – family
10:00am +George Kelly (1st anniv.) – wife Marion and son Michael
11:30am +Daniel F. Nyzio, Sr. – daughter Josephine
5:30pm God’s Blessings for Bob – mom Grace

RULES FOR ATTENDING MASS IN CHURCH REMAIN THE SAME

Please note: (complying with Covid-19 restrictions), attendees at Mass cannot stand at the back of the Church. Kindly find a seat and sit down. We thank you for cooperating with the procedures in our Church. Always wear your mask during the Mass. In the event we are officially checked during our Masses, we want to be sure that we are doing everything correct. If you are uncertain about something, please ask the Greeter at the entrance.

…6 feet social distancing in church; use hand-sanitizer as you enter the church.
…You must wear a MASK and it MUST cover your mouth and nose unless you have a medical issue that causes breathing issues. Documentation required from your doctor.
…Sit in designated pews only.
…For the reception of Holy Communion proceed down side aisle and take communion in the hand. IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION ON THE TONGUE, PLEASE BE AT THE END OF THE LINE AND ONLY GO TO THE PRIEST. Go to middle aisle remove mask and consume the host. Replace mask and proceed to your seat down the middle aisle.
…Leave your mask on until you have completely exited the church and maintain social distancing as you do.
…To help to keep our people and clergy safe during this Covid-19 Pandemic, Archbishop Leonard Blair has extended the dispensation of your obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days up to and including Sunday, May 23 (Pentecost Sunday).
…If you are uncertain about something, please ask the Greeter at the entrance.

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.

OGŁOSZENIA PARAFIALNE
CZWARTA NIEDZIELA WIELKANOCY
25 kwietnia 2021

DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona płacenie bieżących rachunków związanych z utrzymaniem naszych budynków parafialnych. Bardzo dziękujemy za zrozumienie i ofiarność.

DZIEŃ MATKI w niedzielę 9 maja 2021. W tym dniu wszystkie Msze św. będą odprawione za Mamy, które poleciliśmy naszym modlitwom. Niech Matka Boża wyprasza wszystkim Mamom wiele łask, a zmarłe Mamy niech cieszą się chwałą nieba. Koperty na których można wypisać imię naszej Mamy znajdują się przy wyjściu z kościoła.

PIERWSZA KOMUNIA ŚWIĘTA w j. angielskim w sobotę 1 maja o godz. 10:00, a w j. polskim w niedzielę 16 maja o godz. 11:30.

WNIEBOWSTĄPIENIE PANA JEZUSA 13 maja 2021. ZESŁANIE DUCHA ŚWIĘTEGO 23 maja 2021. BOŻE CIAŁO 6 czerwca 2021.

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.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
How to report an incident of sexual abuse to the Archdiocese.

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 D. Nowosadko, Victim Assistance Coordinator at 1-860-541-6475 or e-mail her at kathleen.nowosadko@aohct.org. The Diocese will report any and all incidents to the proper civil authorities. In addition you will be asked to follow up in writing with a detailed description of the facts involved. When that report has been received, an investigation will be undertaken by or on behalf of the Archdiocese.

ARCHBISHIP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

The appeal changes lives through service. In addition to assisting the underserved of our communities, your gift helps those discerning a vocation to the priesthood. Your gift to the

Appeal is an investment in the future of our Church and our faith. Thank you to our parishioners who have made a gift to this year’s campaign. If you have not participated, please prayerfully consider a gift today. Please know that every dollar of your gift will have a positive impact on someone’s life.

Thank you.