CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT COLLECTION – 17-18November2018
This week’s second collection helps over 43 million people in the United States who live in poverty – one in seven people. Your donation supports programs that address causes of poverty and helps to provide a stable future for those who are struggling across our country. Also, 25 percent of funds collected remains in our Diocese to fund local anti-poverty projects. Your donation counts.
In our church we will have an hour of Eucharistic Adoration every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm except for this coming week (October 8-12).
CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE MILITARY
If you have a family member in the military and you would like them to receive a Christmas card from the parish, we ask that you please give their name to the parish office and also the name and address of a family member who we could mail the card to. We understand that where they may be stationed or serving is not public information and thus we will have to depend upon the family to get the card to them. Names should be submitted by Dec. 1.
OPLATKI-CHRISTMAS WAFERS AND CHRISTMAS CARDS
(English and Polish) are available in the Sacristy after Mass or at the Parish Office. A donation is kindly requested. Although we have an ample supply, we suggest that you do not wait until the last minute to get Oplatki as we have had occasions when we ran out of them.
“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.
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
For the third year in a row the Appeal through the Vicariate Outreach Program has been able to provide over $1,000,000 in critical funding to over 200 local community-based organizations. This funding provides support to families and individuals for life’s basic necessities: a warm meal, bag of groceries, a place to sleep or a place to turn to for guidance. If you have not yet made a gift to the Appeal you may still do so by sending it to the Archbishops Annual Appeal Office at P.O. Box 28, Hartford, CT 06141.
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
Serving at the Altar is a special honor and a great privilege in the Catholic Church. Being an altar server is a special and unique ministry by which you can help to spread the word and love of God through your actions and words. Fr. Jan is training servers and invites boys and girls to contact him if they are interested in this ministry and have received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Adults are also welcome to serve.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
Sat., Nov. 17 – Festival of Trees 10am-3pm (Vendors needed. If interested please call the school).
Mon., Nov. 19 – Picture re-takes.
Fri., Nov. 30 – School Christmas Tree Lighting 6pm. Christmas carols, cookies & hot cocoa. Everyone is invited to join the school community.
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
Grades 1-8: Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16
Grade 9: Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 16
No classes in January.
Sat., December 1 – Gr. 6 set up Jesse/Giving Tree
Sun., December 2 – Gr. 6 presents Jesse tree at
10:00 am Mass
Sun., December 2 – Christmas cards for Veterans
Sun., December 16 – Class and confessions
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.
FROM 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 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.
…2019 Offertory Envelopes: Boxes for 2019 are available in the Church this week and will remain until December 16 if necessary. They are arranged alphabetically. Those who used envelopes regularly this year will find a box for next year. Most envelope numbers will remain the same but a few have been changed to help keep numbers in numerical order. If you did not use envelopes this year and would like a box, please call the parish office and a box will be left for you next week. 2019 Catholic Calendars may also be picked up. Special thanks to the Edward F. Adzima and Riverview Funeral Homes for the donation of the calendars. We appreciate the many years they have provided calendars for us.2019 Catholic Calendars may also be picked up.
…CHANGE OF ADDRESS: If you move please notify the parish office so that we can update our records.
…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. Registration means you are eligible to obtain sponsor certificates to be a godparent. Otherwise we cannot verify your membership in the parish.
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.
…Bulletin deadline for Sunday, November 18 is Wednesday, Nov. 14 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you have any rose intentions for the 18th, please be sure to have them in the office by Nov. 14.
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
Fall 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.
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33 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
18 LISTOPAD 2018
DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona na Akcje Charytatywne wspierające ubogich prowadzone w Stanach Zjednoczonych. W ubiegłym tygodniu druga składka była przeznaczone na naszą szkołę parafialną St. Mary/St.Michael. Zebraliśmy $ 1,899. Dziękujemy za ofiarność. Druga składka w niedzielę 25 listopada będzie przeznaczona na pokrycie kosztów związanych z ogrzewaniem naszych budynków parafialnych.
NABOŻEŃSTWO DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO dzisiaj, w niedzielę 18 listopada o godz. 15:00. Serdecznie zapraszamy.
THANKSGIVING – DZIEŃ DZIĘKCZYNIENIA, czwartek 22 listopada. Zapraszamy na Mszę św. o godz. 9:00.
PIERWSZA NIEDZIELA ADWENTU przypada 2 grudnia. UROCZYSTOŚĆ NIEPOKALANEGO POCZĘCIA NMP w sobotę 8 grudnia.
OPŁATKI I KARTKI ŚWIĄTECZNE są do nabycia w zakrystii.
WYSTAWA “CHRISTMAS IN POLAND” jest otwarta w muzeum Knights of Columbus w New Haven. Zachęcamy do zwiedzania tej wystawy. Więcej informacji: www.kofcmuseum.org
ADORACJA NAJŚWIĘTSZEGO SAKRAMENTU w naszym kościele w każdy poniedziałek i środę od godz. 18:00 do 19:00. Serdecznie zapraszamy!
ZAPRASZAMY do odwiedzania naszej strony internetowej: www.stmichalesderby.org