PLEASE BE COURTEOUS
and TURN OFF CELL PHONES during Mass. Thank you!
ATTENTION COLLECTORS – OCTOBER COUNT
Collectors are asked to please take up the October Count at all Masses beginning next weekend through Oct. 27. Please record attendance and number receiving Communion. Form will be on the bench at back of Church on a clipboard.
PARISH OFFERTORY ENVELOPES
The office will soon begin preparing the boxes of 2020 offertory envelopes which will be available for pick up in the Church in November. Those who have used envelopes will automatically receive a box for next year. If for some reason you did not use your box of envelopes this year and would like a box for next year, please call the parish office as you will not automatically receive one for next year. If you have not used envelopes but would like a box of envelopes for 2020, please let the Parish Office know as soon as possible.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The group recently donated the following items to TEAM in Derby for their clients throughout the Valley. 4 crocheted ponchos, 8 lap robes, 3 baby blankets, 50 hats of various sizes. And 3 afghans were sent to Griffin Hospital’s Cancer Center. Thanks to all who have donated yarn or funds.
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY
Every First Saturday evening of the Month, the Rosary will be recited in Church at 7:00 pm in Polish. Next date is October 5. Everyone is invited to participate. The Rosary is recited every Saturday morning after the 8 am Mass in English.
ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPES
All Souls Day Remembrance envelopes can be found in your box of envelopes for October 14.
The intentions will be prayed for during the Novena of All Souls beginning November 2. These envelopes may be placed into any collection basket at any time until October 29.
ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED
At the 5:30 pm Mass on Sunday, November 3, deceased members from our parish and St. Joseph’s will be remembered. Letters of invitation have been sent to families who lost a loved one from October of last year through September of this year. If you did not receive a letter please call the parish office and one will be sent to you.
ANNUAL CEMETERY SERVICE
NOVEMBER 4 – 1:00 PM
Everyone is invited to remember and pray for their deceased at our Annual St. Michael Cemetery Service. If there is inclement weather the service will take place in Church following the 11:30 am Mass.
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 (unless it is possible to mail it directly to the person). Names should be submitted before December 1.
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.
CALENDAR FUND RAISER – Update
Drawings begin this week – Oct. 1. Winners will be contacted by phone. Winners names will be printed in the bulletin unless otherwise requested. A sincere thank you to everyone who participated. A report on the outcome will be given at the conclusion of the drawings.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Appeal this year in the name of St. Michael Parish. We are still aiming to reach our goal of $20,000. If you have not yet made a gift, please prayerfully consider doing so. Thank you.
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.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES
TRIP HOSTED BY FR. TIANO
Imperial Cities featuring Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Enjoy a stop in the fairytale town of Cresky Krumlov. Tour majestic Prague Castle. Get to know Bratislawa’s history on a city tour with a local expert. Visit Lobkowicz Palace, home to the largest and finest art collection in the Czech Republic spanning over 600 years of family history. Embark on a Danube River cruise through the historic Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk for a visit to the famous Abbey. Enjoy dinner and sample regional wine in the picturesque Grinzing region. Savor a Renaissance style dinner at a medieval castle restaurant near Budapest. For more information and a travel brochure, please contact the Parish Office at 203-735-3341.
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).
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.
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. Polish and English Easter Cards are available in the Sacristy and the Parish Office. Proceeds benefits the Altar Server Ministry.
ST. MARY – ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS…
Registrations for the 2019-20 school year are now being taken. Contact the school for information.
Students School begins at 8:45 am.
Students can be dropped off at 8:15 am.
Sat., October 19 – Family Dinner of Porchetta and Pasta at St. Mary Church Hall.
October 21-23 – Fall Book Fair
Tues., October 22 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Sat., October 26 -Trunk-o-Treat
October 31 – School online auction ends.
BINGO every Thursday evening at St. Jude Church Hall, 71 Pleasant View Rd., Derby. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Admission packet $10 (20 games). Not handicap accessible (there are a few stairs).
CCD Classes Begin, Sunday, September 8, 8:30AM
GRADE 1-8: October 20; November 3, 10, 17
GRADE 9: October 20; November 3, 17
For information regarding our CCD Program, please contact Margaret Mattei, DRE, at 203-393-1755.
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 from 10 am until noon at the Rectory. Anyone may join them. Special thanks for the donations of yarn that are often found on the back porch. It is appreciated and put to good use.
Thank you so much to those who catch up with their weekly envelopes after being on vacation. Parish expenses do not take a “vacation” so your support is a great help. Thank you also to our home bound parishioners who continue their support. God bless you all for caring.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
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 860-541-6475 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 also available online at www.archdioceseofhartford.org. The Archdiocese of Hartford will report any and all incidents to the proper civil authorities.
Mandated reporters in the State of Connecticut 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. We support your right to do so.
Incidents involving sexual abuse of minors (persons under the age of 18) should be reported to: State Department of Children and Families Care-line 1-800-842-2288
Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 18 – 59 should be reported to the: Connecticut Department of Developmental Services – AID Division for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities 1-844-878-8923
Incidents involving sexual abuse of vulnerable adults aged 60 and over should be reported to: Department of Social Services for the Elderly 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.
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.
…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 Mass book for 2020 is available for your requested mass intentions, pro-life roses, and memorial intentions for the hosts and wine. If you have a special date you wish to reserve, please do so as soon as possible as weekend masses, in particular, get reserved quickly.
…Parish Dues: Please make out a separate check for parish dues (do not include with offertory contribution). Dues envelopes may be placed into any collection basket. Family dues are $30 per year and individual dues are $15. Anyone over 21 years of age should register on their own and pay parish dues. The office often receives requests for sponsor papers and if you are not registered we have no way to verify that you are a parishioner.
…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 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 you have moved and we don’t have a current address. It is a simple matter to fill a card out. You may stop in at the Parish Office or call and we will send you one if that is more convenient. If you are not registered the parish is not obligated to provide you with sponsor certificates for baptisms or confirmations.
…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.
…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 and Holidays.
ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY
-For information, plot purchases, etc. regarding our cemetery, please call the Parish Office and the Office will have your call returned by cemetery personnel.
-A very special thank you to our cemetery volunteers, Ed Roman, Bill Tracz, Christian Tracz and Mike Tracz who help out at the cemetery. Their efforts are to be applauded. Grateful thanks to our caretaker, Brian Tarani, for his time and effort in keeping our cemetery looking very respectable and to Joe Iacuone who prepares the grave sites for burials. Also thank you to Ron Sill who volunteers his time in “record-keeping”and sales. Bog Zaplac to all of you!
For information regarding the Cemetery please call the Parish Office and you will be put in touch with Cemetery personnel.
For information regarding plot purchases, etc. please call the parish office. Cemetery Manager: Joe Iacuone Jr. 203-996-6417.
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29 NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
20 PAŹDZIERNIK 2019
DZISIEJSZA DRUGA SKŁADKA jest przeznaczona na misje wspierane przez papieża Franciszka (World Mission Sunday). W przyszłym tygodniu druga składka będzie przeznaczona na ogrzewanie naszych budynków parafialnych.
NABOŻEŃSTWO DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO dzisiaj 20 października o godz. 15:00. Serdecznie zapraszamy.
PAŹDZIERNIK, jest miesiącem szczególnie poświęconym Matce Bożej i modlitwie różańcowej. Do wspólnej modlitwy różańcowej zapraszamy w niedzielę po Mszy św. o godz. 11:30 w języku polskim, w poniedziałek o godz. 18:45 w języku angielskim oraz w środę w j. polskim o 18:30 przed Mszy św. o godz. 19:00. Zachęcamy do prywatnego i rodzinnego odmawiania modlitwy różańcowej.
UROCZYSTOŚĆ WSZYSTKICH ŚWIĘTYCH, piątek 1 listopada. Msze św. w tym dniu będą odprawione w j. polskim o godz. 19:00, a w j. angielskim o godz. 7:00 i 17:30.
MODLITWA ZA ZMARŁYCH. Pragnąc wyprosić dla zmarłych łaskę życia wiecznego będziemy odprawiać przez 9 kolejnych dni (począwszy od 2 do 10 listopada) Nowennowe Msze św. za tych zmarłych, których polecimy w wypominkach. Prosimy o wypisanie imion zmarłych na kopertach. Dodatkowe koperty znajdują się na ławce przy bocznym wyjściu z kościoła.
PROSESJA NA CMENTARZU i modlitwy za zmarłych odbędzie się 3 listopada bezpośrednio po Mszy św. o godz. 11:30 (około 12:45) na naszym cmentarzu parafialnym św. Michała. Jeśli pogoda nie będzie sprzyjać wówczas procesja będzie wewnątrz kościoła.
MSZA ŚWIĘTA ZA ZMARŁYCH W MINIONYM ROKU, zostanie odprawiona w naszym kościele w niedzielę 3 listopada o godz. 17:30. Będziemy modlić się za zmarłych z parafii św. Michała oraz św. Józefa w Ansoni.
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