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THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST – CORPUS CHRISTI
We celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, on Sunday, June 3. This year our parish will join with our Lady Queen of the Apostles (St. Mary’s & St. Jude’s Parishes) – immediately following their 11:30 am Mass – for the Corpus Christi procession through downtown Derby which will be led by Archbishop Leonard Blair. Come to the procession and show your support as a Parish family in honoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Our Altar will be on the Derby Green. For more information, please contact the parish office at: 203-734-0005.
MEMORIAL DAY – MONDAY, MAY 28
As we celebrate Memorial Day let us take a moment to pray for and remember all those currently serving our country both in the military and in public service – may God continue to bless and protect them all – and all those who have died in the service of our country. God Bless America!
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Next week, June 2-3,2018, our parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection. Funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and bring Christ’s love and mercy to all people here at home and abroad.
Beginning with the New Year, you will have an opportunity to make a “memorial offering” for either the Communion Hosts or Sacramental Wine for a week, Sunday to Saturday, (much like the Sanctuary Lamp Intentions but these must be given only in memory of). The donation will be $15 and the intentions will be printed in the bulletin.
ONE DAY BUS TRIP FROM ST. MICHAEL CHURCH
To The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA and “Sight and Sound Theater”, Lancaster, PA to see “Jesus” on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The cost is $165 per person which includes the tour bus transportation, lunch and the show tickets. “Jesus” is an action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever!
For more information and reservations please call Anna Kasperuk at 203-278-1945. Only 50 tickets are available so reservations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. To ensure your seat please make your reservation as soon as possible. PLEASE see images above. Click on them to save a notice to your computer. Seating is limited!
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).
Your registration and support of the parish is very important, especially when you request sponsor papers for baptism, marriage, or any other type of pastoral letter. Any documentation issued by the Parish Office has to be based on available parish records. Therefore, if you find yourself in need of services, being registered is the only way we can verify you as a parishioner.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK – ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL CONTINUES
Our parishioners have donated $14,614.78 of our parish goal of $20,000. This donation represents 117 families and 20.89% of parishioners. It is not too late to make a donation. All amounts large or small are gratefully appreciated and used for the many services the Diocese provides.
Our parish has not reached its goal of $20,000. Please consider a gift to the Appeal. All gifts are important – large or small.
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 SERVERS WANTED
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 a great opportunity to serve the Lord and our parish.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
**NOW ENROLLING FOR THE
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.**
Academic/Financial Scholarships Available
From the principal’s desk…St. Mary-St. Michael’s “School Mission” is to strive to provide the opportunity for each child to receive an excellent education; preparing them for a lifetime of learning centered on Catholic Social Teachings The school is not just a school – it is a family. Congratulations to all the children who recently received their First Holy Communion. We pray that they grow in their faith Jesus through the Eucharist each week. Mrs. Torres
Save the dates…
Fri., June 1, 8th Grade Class Night
Sat., June 2, 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass – 4 pm
Mon., June 4, 8th Grade Graduation
Thurs., June 14, – Kg. Graduation 11am
Fri., June 15, – Pre K Graduation 10 am
Tues., June 19, – Last day of school.
Sat., June 23 – 10th annual Housy River Duck Race! Donations of a Raffle Basket and/or gift contact the school for more information.
For information regarding St. Michael’s CCD Program, please contact Margaret Mattei, DRE at 203-393-1755.
CCD classes are concluded and will begin again in September.\
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 (Kathleen.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
…Notices, pro-life rose requests, etc. for the Easter Sunday, April 1st bulletin, must be into the Parish Office by this coming Monday, March 26 by
10:00 am due to an early bulletin deadline.
…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.
…Our annual Parish Picnic will take place on Sunday, June 3. We will be needing Chinese Auction prizes which can be brought to the Parish Office during office hours beginning April 16. Please be sure that items donated are new. Thank you.
…Boxes of 2018 Offertory Envelopes are still available. The use of envelopes on a regular basis will let us know that you are an active member of our parish community. Envelopes may be picked up at the parish office.
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.
PARISH PICNIC NEWS– JUNE 3 – 1 TO 8 PM
…Our annual Parish Picnic will take place at Warsaw Park on Sunday, June 3. We will be needing Chinese Auction prizes which can be brought to the Parish Office during office hours beginning April 16. Please be sure that items donated are new.
Chinese Auction prizes can be brought to the Parish Office during office hours or left on back porch. New items only please. We are in need of many more. Prizes can be donated up until May 31 Thank you to all who have donated prizes so far!!
Half-Keg Challenge – every year we count on parishioners (and have not been disappointed) to help us defray the cost of beer and beverages for the picnic by participating in our half-keg challenge! This is a great and inexpensive way to lend your support with a donation of $25. As always, donors’ names will be listed in the bulletin and displayed on the windows of the porch rectory. (Thank you to the first person who took the challenge) 1. Edward J. Podgorski), 2. Fr. Rafal, 3. Fr. Jan, 4. Gramma, Papa, Allyson, Andrew, and Anna. And we are looking for lots more and here they are… 5. Czeslaw & Elzbieta Zygadlo, 6. Andrew & Krystyna Kloc, 7. John Walania, 8. Pat Walania, 9. Ted and Lynne Anglace, 10. Peter & Barbara Rzasa, Oops: missed listing: #11 Irene Haldas, #12. Patricia & Ralph Trcka, #13. Michelle & Stanley Leszczynski, #14. Walter & Lucille Roog…15. & 16. Susan and Deacon Bob Carter, 17. Nancy Magda, 18. Terry Kasch, 19. Charles and Maryann Stochmal, 20. & 21. Joanne Witkin, 22. Eileen Rogucki, 23. Helen Ploski, 24. John & Laura Zaprzalka, 25. Laura Markut, 26. Leonard Rzasa, 27. Czajkowski Family, 28. Donna Dobek & family, 29. Sophie and Andrzej Piekielniak, 30. Joseph and Elaine Rzasa, 31. John and Mirka, 32. Sam Verzi, Jr. 33. Elzbieta & Stanislaw Puchlik, 34. Billy and Tori Kowarik, 35. John and Wendi Kowarik. 36 & 37. Deacon Robert and Susan Carter, 38. Mary Stochmal, 39. Christine, William, and Christian Tracz, 40 & 41. Sobczynski Family, 42. Eugeniusz and Zofia Popiolek, 43. Julia Simko, 44. Rich. 45. Ron and Joyce Sill, .
46. St. Joseph Society. 47. Narowski Family of Orange. 48. Joseph & Marie Coleman. 49. Stephen Dripchak, 53. Linda & Sal Coppola, 54. Zbigniew & Dorota Zambrzycki, 55. Annette & Arthur Sokolowski, 56. Susan & Charles Stankye III & family. 57. Mary Mycek. 58. Ryszard & Zofia Przydzial. 59. Lindy and Eileen Witek. 60. Anna & Stefan Tokarz, 61. Pearl Tyburski. 62. Ben & Irene Kilar, 63. Paul, Sandie, Allyson & Andrew Satkowski, 64. Jan & Elzbieta Wieckowski, 65. Joe Kenny.
Thank you everyone for your support! We are 10 half-kegs over last year’s total. Let’s keep it going!!
Supplies are needed and also helps to defray expenses: aluminum foil, paper towels, apple sauce, sauerkraut, 2 liter bottles of soda (coke, diet coke, orange, sprite, root beer), coffee, tea. Please be sure that expiration dates have not passed. All items can be left on the back porch of the Rectory.
Picnic sponsorship: If you would like to advertise your business, have a sign honoring someone or in memory of someone, it will be displayed at the picnic. Call the parish office for details. Information needs to be in by May 20 so that signs can be made. Thank you to the following: 1. C.H.G. Home Improvements (Chester & Krystyna Glodek), 2. Seccombe Brothers Monuments, 3. Richard Wailionis in memory of niece Barbara, 4. Paugassett Hook & Ladder Co. #4, 5. Kam’s Home Improvement, 6. Shoprite Grade A Market, 7. Earthworks Excavating & Landscaping, Inc. 8. Charles & Maryann Stochmal in memory of Joyce and John Stochmal, 12. Brian Tarini/Tarini Lawn Service, 13. Joseph & Marie Coleman, 14. Andrew & Krystyna Kloc 15. Spinelli Ricciuti Funeral Home, 16. Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 17. Alicja & Kazimierz Kochanowicz, 18. New Insight Family Eye Care, 19. Michael and Catherine Wassell, 20. Polish Falcons Nest #208, (Oops, sorry missed these… 9. Langanke’s Florist & Greenhouses, 10. In Memory of Mario Garofalo, 11. Europal Deli & Gifts) 21. In loving memory of Steven Hlywa & Anthony & Anna Ziomek, 22. Teresa & Stefan Stepien, 23. John J. Zaprzalka, CPA & Apicella, Testa & Co, PC, Shelton, Accounting/Business Consultants, 24. Blanchette’s Sporting Goods. 25. A. & S. Home Improvements – Anna & Stefan Tokarz, 26. Tracy’s Garage, Derby (Mike Tracz)
Baked goods will be needed on the day of the picnic. Ladies and gentlemen we will be depending on our parish bakers to donate some delicious items to be sold at the picnic – items have to be wrapped or bagged individually.
Monetary donations always welcome! 1. Lyle & Christine Zweigle (our accountant). 2. Irene Haldas 3. Robert Sadlik 4. Sandra and Mark Bush, 5. Helen Ploski, In loving memory of Arthur Sokolowski and John and Helen Zadworny from Ellen Sokolowski.
This is our one big fund-raiser – let’s make it count!!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Prayer Shawl Ministry recently delivered 11 small afghans and lap robes to Team in Derby, 7 afghans to Griffin Hospital, and 7 shawls to “Hearts of Hope” – a support group for mother’s who have lost children. God bless this group of ladies!!
ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
As spring is here and soon summer flowers will be placed on plots, please respect the rules of the cemetery by placing flowers/candles within a ten-inch space in front of the monument. Please note that borders of rocks, bricks, etc. are not allowed as they present a safety problem for grass-cutting. Thank you!
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!!
UROCZYSTOŚĆ TRÓJCY PRZENAJŚWIĘTSZEJ
27 MAJA 2018
NABOŻEŃSTWA MAJOWE ostatnie w tym roku w środę po mszy św. o godz. 19:00.
BOŻE CIAŁO obchodzimy w niedzielę 3 czerwca. W tym dniu arcybiskup Leonard Blair będzie przewodniczył procesji eucharystycznej w naszym mieście Derby i wszystkie parafie są zaproszone, aby w niej uczestniczyć. Dlatego w tym roku nie będzie naszej parafialnej procesji, ale po Mszy św. o 11:30 będziemy uczestniczyć w procesji w Derby wraz z naszym arcybiskupem. Nasza parafia przygotowuje ołtarz w centrum miasta na zielonym skwerze (The Green) w altanie, gdzie zazwyczaj odbywają się koncerty. Zachęcamy wszystkich do uczestnictwa w tej procesji, która też jest wyrazem jednści wiary i łączności z arcybiskupem.
PIKNIK PARAFIALNY w niedzielę 3 czerwca. Bardzo prosimy o zaangażowanie się w przygotowaniu polskiego jedzenia, które jest wizytówką i reklamą Polskiej Kuchni w naszym regionie.
DZIEŃ OJCA w niedzielę 17 czerwca. W tym dniu wszystkie Msze św. będą odprawione w intencji ojców, których polecimy naszym modlitwom. Koperty na których każdy może zapisać imię swojego ojca znajdują się przy wyjściu z kościoła.
2018 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. Do tej pory zebraliśmy $14,614.78 a cel, który został nam wyznaczony to $20,000. Bardzo prosimy o zrozumienie i ofiarność.
ZAPRASZAMY do odwiedzania naszej strony internetowej: www.stmichalesderby.org