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
There will be no regular Mass/Novena on New Year’s Eve. Please join us when the regular schedule resumes on January 7. (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.) The hour of Adoration also will not be held on New Year’s Eve.
REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the family of John Kopchik buried from St. Michael Church on January 12. May perpetual light shine upon him.
SECOND COLLECTION – 20January2018
The second collection will be for heating of the church.
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION SUN., JAN. 20
All are welcome to attend the Divine Mercy Devotion next Sunday, in the English and Polish languages, at 3:00 pm.
MACARONI & MEATBALL SUPPER
Marc Garofalo and his Kitchen Krew will hold a macaroni and meatball supper complete with salad, bread, dessert, coffee, tea, soda and wine on Sat. February 2, 5:30 pm in the Church Hall to benefit St. Mary-St. Michael School. Adults $10 and children under 10 years of age, $5. Call the Parish Office to make your reservation.
BLESSING OF HOMES
The occasion of the New Year begins the custom of blessing of homes and those who live within them. Our Parish Priests are available to bless your home. Please call the office if you would like to participate in this beautiful custom.
“CHRISTMAS IN POLAND”
exhibit at Knights of Columbus, New Haven Nov. 17 to Feb. 3, 2019, 1 State St. Free admission and parking. Open daily 10 am to 5 pm. For info call 203-865-0400.
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.
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
The Archdiocese expresses a sincere thank you to more than 38,700 generous donors with pledges amounting to $9,900,000. As the year is coming to a close, this may be your last chance to help the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal achieve the goal of $10,000,000 in this tax year. If you have not yet made a gift, please prayerfully consider making one today. Every gift makes a profound difference in the lives of countless individuals and families throughout our Diocese. Our Faith, Our Future, to learn more and to make your gift today check the website: www.archdioceseofhartford.org.
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 before Christmas. 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.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
Registrations for the 2019-20 school year are now being taken. Contact the school for information.
January 27-February 2 – Catholic Schools Week.
February 2 – Macaroni and Meatball Supper, St. Michael’s Church Hall, 5:30 pm.
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).
Class Schedule 8:30-9:45am
No classes in January.
Grades 1-8: February 3, 10, 17
Grade 9: February 3, 17
For questions/information regarding the CCD Program, please contact Margaret Mattei at
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.
End-of-year contribution statements for those who use the offertory envelopes will be provided by request only. Anytime between now and January 15, you may call the office or drop a note in an envelope in the collection basket (with name and address) and a statement will be mailed to you at the end of January. Please note: This statement ONLY reflects donations that are made through the Offertory Envelopes. Donations for roses, hosts, wine, etc. are NOT included in this statement. Please refer to your checks for those amounts. Parish Dues are also not included in the statement.
…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 2020 Mass Book will not be available for your intentions until the end of February. Please do not send any requests for Masses, Sanctuary Lamps, Pro-Life Roses, etc. until it is announced that the book is ready.
…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.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
…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.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our prayer shawl ministry donated 13 shawls and 6 afghans to the Smilow Cancer Center at Griffin Hospital recently. On Dec. 18 they donated 15 bed-size afghans and 6 shawls to the Veterans Hospital in West Haven during a Christmas Bingo sponsored by St. Michael’s Post Catholic War Veterans. The veterans were surprised and happy for the donation. Thank you to all who donated yarn and or money to purchase yarn. The ladies really appreciate the help. (The prayer shawl group will not meet in the Rectory again until after Easter, but will continue making shawls and blankets at home.)
ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY
Christmas decorations may remain on the graves until the end of February when they will be removed (weather permitting). If you wish to save your decorations please remove them by then.
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!!
DRUGA NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
20 STYCZNIA 2019
Dzisiejsza druga składka jest przeznaczona na płacenie rachunków związanych z ogrzewaniem naszych budynków parafialnych. W ubiegłym tygodniu druga składka była przeznaczona na płacenie bieżących rachunków parafialnych. Zebraliśmy $2,567. Bożonarodzeniowy Dar dla parafii $17, 845. Bardzo dziękujemy za zrozumienie i ofiarność. Niech Bóg błogosławi całej Rodzinie Parafialnej i wszystkim ofiarodawcom.
Nabożeństwo do Miłosierdzia Bożego, dzisiaj w niedzielę 20 stycznia 2019 o godz. 15:00
ŚWIĘTO NAWRÓCENIA ŚWIĘTEGO PAWŁA APOSTOŁA, piątek 25 stycznia. W tym dniu Zgromadzenie Księży Misjonarzy św. Wincentego a Paulo obchodzi pamiątkę swojego powstania. Bardzo prosimy o modlitwę za misjonarzy, którzy służą w naszej parafii oraz którzy głoszą Ewangelię na całym świecie.
OKRES ZWYKŁY W CIĄGU ROKU. Oprócz okresów mających własny charakter w roku liturgicznym pozostaje 33 lub 34 tygodnie. W tym czasie obchodzi się misterium Chrystusa w jego pełni, zwłaszcza w niedziele. Okres Zwykły składa się z dwóch części: pierwsza rozpoczyna się w poniedziałek po święcie Chrztu Pańskiego i trwa do wtorku przed Środą Popielcową (obejmuje około 4-6 tygodni). Powtórnie Okres Zwykły zaczyna się w poniedziałek po uroczystości Zesłania Ducha Świętego i kończy przed I Nieszporami I Niedzieli Adwentu. W ostatnią niedzielę roku liturgicznego obchodzi się uroczystość Jezusa Chrystusa, Króla Wszechświata.
PIERWSZY PIĄTEK MIESIĄCA (MSZA ŚW. Z ŚWIĘTA OFIAROWANIA PAŃSKIEGO) 1 lutego. Wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu o godz. 18:00 i okazja do Sakramentu Pokuty. O godz. 19:00 Msza św. i błogosławieństwo świec.
ŚWIĘTO OFIAROWANIA PAŃSKIEGO, 2 lutego. Msza św. w j. angielskim o godz. 8:00.
WŁOSKIE JEDZENIE – MACARONI & MEATBALL DINNER przygotowane przez naszego organistę Marc Garofalo „Kitchen Krew” będzie w sobotę 2 lutego o godz. 18:00 w dolnym kościele. Dochód będzie przeznaczony na utrzymanie naszej szkoły parafialnej St. Mary-St. Michael. Serdecznie zapraszamy!
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.