SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023
26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023
4:30pm +Dr. Dominik Wiktor birthday -family
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023
8:00am +Francis Rak (1st anniv.) -Barbara Garofalo
10:00am +Eugene & Julia Cybart -Kevin & Jeanne Millea
11:30am +Christopher Kuna -Alina & Jacek Zawojski
5:30pm +Victoria & Andrew Bondos and children Joseph, Stanley, Henry, John, Julia, Bertha, Helen, and Janet – Elizabeth Walsh
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2023
7:00pm +Fr. Roman Kmiec, CM -Wallace & Irene Loman Family
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2023
7:00am + Deceased of Smierciak, Kuchinski, Mycek, Andreadis, Brockschlager & Evaristo Rodriquez families -Henry Smierciak
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2023
7:00pm +Zygmunt Zygadlo -Czeslaw & Elzbieta Zygadlo
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2023
7:00am +Karolina Szwaja – Parents & brother
FIRST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2023
7:00am +Edward & Aniela Kloc -Andrew & Krystyna Kloc
7:00pm (Polish) +Dawid Jesionka -Czeslaw & Elzbieta Zygadlo
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 23, 2023
8:00am +Joseph Kenny -family
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023
4:30pm +Edward & Aniela Kloc -Josephine Beattie & family
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023
8:00am +Elonora Sawicki -Genek, Marysia and family
10:00am +Louise Canaveri on birthday -daughters & families
11:30am +Christopher Kuna -A. & P. Cieslik
From the Catholic Mission Aid Society…
An expression of gratitude to parishioners for supporting the Mission Co-Op Collection which benified the Diocese of Wanangal, India. The donations of $2782 will have a profound impact on lives of those served in this area.
LECTOR’S (READER’S) NEEDED
Reading at Mass is a wonderful ministry of participation and a commitment to your faith and your parish. You are invited to read at the Mass you normally attend, and schedules are created to accommodate your schedule. In the beginning you may shadow another reader until you feel comfortable to read on your own. Please volunteer by calling the Parish Office. Lectors should be of high school age and beyond. It is rather sad to note that not even one person has inquired about helping the parish by being a reader.
You will be given every opportunity to read with a seasoned lector. Please consider offering your help. You may speak with Deacon Bob if you have any questions. Thank you.
TAKING UP THE COLLECTION ETC.
…Beginning Sunday, 08April2023, we are asking ushers to please take up the collection at each Mass after the Prayers of the Faithful. There are four collectors needed for each Mass and we ask that you please volunteer if needed.
…There will be no spraying of the pews as has been done since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, but hand-sanitizer will still be available and if you wish to wear a mask our greeters can provide you with one.
…A special thanks to our greeters for all their help during every Mass over the last three years. They have provided us with a great service in keeping our church sanitized and we are grateful for their efforts.
CCD PROGRAM Gr. 1-8, First Class Sept. 17
…Classes will also be held on: Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5 & 19, Dec. 1 & 17, Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18, Mar. 3 & 17, Apr. 7 & 21, May 5 & 19. from 8:30-9:45am.
…CONFIRMATION CLASS, Gr. 9 meets in the Church Hall from 6:15-7:15pm on the following dates: First Class Sept.21, October 5&19, November 2&16, December 7&21, January 4&18, February 1&15, March 7&21, April 4&18, May 2&16.
All students are asked to be present for the Solemn Closing of Forty Hours at the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday September 24.
FR. RAFAL’S ADDRESS IN ITALY
Rev. Rafal Kopystynski, CM
Via dei Capasso, 30
00164 Rome, Italy
NEXT WEEKEND OCT. 7/8
Sisters from the Little Sisters of the Poor – St. Joseph Residence in Enfield – will be here to collect exclusively for the benefit of St. Joseph’s Residents. We will hear of their work providing for the needs of the elderly poor whom they serve and which they have been doing for over 150 years. Our generous contributions can help them to continue the care they provide to their residents.
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER
Surprisingly, many of the faithful who attend Mass here are not registered. It is important that we have a registration card on file so if you need a certificate to be a Godparent for baptism or a sponsor for a confirmation candidate, we can attest that you are a practicing Catholic who is registered in good standing in the Parish. If we do not have that registration card, we cannot provide that certificate for you. All information on that registration card is confidential and we do not share that info.
Registered parishioners receive our Easter and Christmas mailings and if you do not, it is an indication that you are not registered.
You can come into the office to register or call the office (203-734-0005) and we will mail you a card. Superior General of the Vincentian Fathers. See the photo in the printed bulletin!
CHURCH HALL STOVE, etc.
…The stove is in and is in the process of being hooked up. A special thank you goes out to the team of ladies who held pierogi sales to raise money for the new stove and to all who supported these sales. In conjunction with the new store, a new fire suppression system needs to be installed. “Massachusetts Fire Technologies,Inc.” (formerly “Seyfex” of Seymour), will be providing us a quote once the stove is set-up. This company also does an annual inspection of all our fire extinguishers and based on age and type of extinguishers; many were replaced this year.
…Our sprinkler system in the Church Hall is also tested each year by “Fire Protection Systems, Inc.” of Cheshire and is a requirement by the state, our diocesan insurance company, and our local Fire Marshall.
…Your contributions in our maintenance collections helps to fund these projects and you are thanked for your continued support.
Church roof and steeple project: Still waiting for permission from the Archdiocese to begin a fund-raiser to replace our roof. Quotes have been received and the Diocese will approve a company to do the work. (It’s become a waiting game!)
Rectory pipe maintenance: Recently Eversource found an issue with a gas pipe to the outside of the rectory and will be replacing it. Fortunately – the cost is on them!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The prayer shawl group recently delivered 15 lap robes and shawls to the chaplains at Griffin Hospital on Labor Day for distribution to patients. If anyone would like a shawl, lap robe, or afghan, please call the parish office (203-734-0005). Many thanks to all who have donated yarn or money to this ministry which is used to purchase yarn. At this present time the group has a huge amount of yarn so none is needed at the moment.
UKRAINE SOLIDARITY FUND
The Knights of Columbus Charities is still accepting donations for the Fund which will help to provide shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, communication, and religious supplies to these displaced people. 100% of your donation will go directly to to the Ukrainian people. Please note on your donation that it is for the Ukraine Fund. Donations should be mailed to:
Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
P.O. Box 1966
New Haven, CT 06510
FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
UKRAINE SOLIDARITY FUND…Your gift today will provide temporary shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, etc. and these items will all be immediately distributed and 100% of your gift will help displaced people. Your gift of any amount will help our brothers and sisters of Ukraine. Checks should be made out to “Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.” and mailed to P.O. Box 1966, New Haven, CT 06410-1966. Please write on the memo line Ukraine Solidarity Fund. Together we can bring Christ’s healing love to a wounded world.
XXVI NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA,
Dzisiejsza druga składka przeznaczona jest na ogrzewanie/chłodzenie.
W tym tygodniu obchodzimy pierwszy piątek i pierwszą sobotę miesiąca.
W przyszłą niedzielę 8 października Little Sister of the Poor będą głosiły okolicznościowe kazania na wszystkich Mszach św.
Rekolekcje dla księży z naszej parafii odbędą się w dniach od 9 do 13 października. W tych dniach nie będzie Mszy parafialnych. Prosimy o modlitwę za naszych księży.
Wymiana dachu kościelnego. Otrzymaliśmy 4 propozycje wymiany dachu, które różnią się co do zakresu prac jak i jego kosztów. (ok 300,000). Nadal jednak nie mamy odpowiedzi z Diecezji.
Lektorzy i szafarze Eucharystii. Jeśli ktoś pragnąłby zostać lektorem, aby czytać Słowo Boże podczas liturgii lub szafarzem Eucharystii, prosimy o kontakt z ks. Proboszczem.
The 2023 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Dzięki Waszej ofiarności każdego roku wspieramy dzieła prowadzone w naszej Archidiecezji i osiągamy wyznaczony nam cel. W tym roku nasza parafia ma zebrać $20,000. Do osiągnięcia celu brakuje nam blisko 2 tys. dolarów.
Zapisy – osoby, uczęszczające do naszego kościoła zachęcamy do zapisania sie do parafii oraz do korzystania z systemu kopert na niedzielną składkę. Zapisanie się w parafii jest bardzo ważne, aby móc korzystać z przyjmowania sakramentów świętych – np. chrzest, małżeństwo, czy pierwsza komunia św.
Specjalne podziękowanie składam UNITED POLISH EMMIGRANS WAWEL, którzy przekazali $10,000 na nagłośnienie. Dziekujemy i Bóg zapłać.
FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE
Perhaps you know someone who might be considering a call to consecrated life (as a Religious Sister or Brother. Sometimes it is a family member, a colleague in ministry, or a friend who asks the simple question: “Have you ever considered that you might have a vocation?” Your ‘ask’ just might be the spark that encourages someone to follow the whisperings of the Spirit. That spark may be all a person needs to take a next step on a faith journey. Fan the flame as you invite them to call the Archdiocesan Office of Religious and speak to Sister Barbara Mullen, CSJ (Delegate for Religious) at 860-242-5573, ext. 7492
We are mandated by the Diocese to inform you…
HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE
TO THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with an 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 email@example.com. In addition, you will be asked to follow up in writing with a detailed description of the facts involved in the incident. Specifics of this written report can be found in the Policies and Procedures of the
Archdiocese of Hartford Relating to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Involving Minors and Vulnerable Adults. This document is available online at www.archdioceseofhartford.org. The Archdiocese of Hartford will report any and all incidents to the proper authorities.
Mandated reporters in the State of CT are required by law to report any incident of sexual abuse involving a minor or vulnerable adult. We encourage any Non-Mandated persons to report such incidents to the proper authorities as well. Your right to do so is supported.
Incidents involving sexual abuse of minors (under the age of 18) should be reported to: State Dept. of Children and Families Care-line at 1-800-842-2288.
Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 18-59 should be reported to the Connecticut Dept. of Developmental Services – AID DIVISION for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities at 1-844-878-8923.
Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 60 and over should be reported to the Department of Social Services for the Elderly at 1-888-385-4225. Once a written report of an incident of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult has been received an investigation will be undertaken by, or on behalf of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM
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 at 1-800-541-6475 (she is the Victim Assistance Coordinator). The Diocese will report any and all incidents to the proper civil authorities. You will also be asked to follow-up in writing with a detailed description of the facts involved. When that report is received an investigation will be undertaken by or on behalf of the Archdiocese.
FORWARD WITH FAITH
Just a gentle reminder to continue to make pledge payments to this campaign. Any donations can be sent through the Parish Office. And please remember to mention that you are a member of St. Michael Parish Derby so that the parish gets credit for your gift. To date we have received grant monies based on the parish’s share of payments in the amount of $39,000. In our parish “case for support” application we were granted these funds with the intention of providing financial support to replace our church roof.
They have been placed in a restricted account. We are still waiting for approval from the Diocese to begin this project.