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MONDAYS – MASS AND NOVENA
Mass and Miraculous Medal Novena is celebrated at 7:00 p.m. every Monday evening in English and Wednesday in Polish. Recitation of the Rosary begins at 6:45 p.m. All are invited to this beautiful devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Divine Mercy Devotion
The Divine Mercy Devotion will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM. All are invited to attend this beautiful devotion. Please join the growing number of people who attend. If you have never attended because you aren't sure how to recite this devotion, there are booklets available to help you through it. All you need to bring is your Rosary Beads.
PARISH OFFICE – Winter Hours
Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Please note that during these winter months the office may be closed in bad weather.
f these hours are not convenient, please call the office and our staff will make arrangements to accommodate you.
SUNDAY OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Anyone wishing to have a box of Sunday envelopes for 2016 may contact the parish office.
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS: JULY/AUGUST 2016
August 6-7: Augustinian Friars Mission Appeal
August 21: Divine Mercy Devotion-3PM
Aug. 27-28: CCD Registration in the Church Hall
Friday's in July and August: Parish Office Closed
PLEASE DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE THREE SPECIAL PROJECTS UNDERWAY!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the three special projects, Sound System, Relic of St. Pope John Paul II and Painting of the outside doors. Please consider giving to these worthy projects.
ST. MARY - ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS
...St. Mary-St. Michael School is accepting registrations for all grades for the coming school year. The school has an undeniable reputation for its rich tradition, loyal community, academic excellence, and student success.
...St. Mary-St. Michael School offers the following: Catholic identity, full-day kindergarten, pre-K for 3 and 4 year old children (full or part time), Spanish – PreK through Grade 8, NEASC Accreditation, low student/teacher ratio, Drama Club, Art Enrichment, Chess Club, Band, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and monthly service projects.
Parents mark your calendars:
Monday, Aug. 22, Ice Cream Social for all new families at 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, August 24, Back to School Night at 6:30 pm.
...Summer Programs: It’s not to late to sign up!
July 11-14 Art Camp – Around the World 9 am to noon.
July 18-21 Let’s Get Cooking 9 am to 2 pm.
July 25-28 Around the World 9 am to 2 pm.
August 1-4 Inventor’s Week 9 am to 2 pm.
...Please consider a Catholic education for your children – Multi-age preschool for 3 and 4 year old children (flexible scheduling), full day kindergarten, rigorous academic program centered on Catholic Social Teachings, monthly service projects, Spanish – preschool through gr. 8, music, art, PE and Technology, respectful family oriented environment, sports, soccer, basketball, volleyball, extra-curricular (art enrichment, band, chess club, drama club.) Please call the school for information regarding registration.
CCD PROGRAM - SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
REGISTRATION for the 2016-2017 religious education program will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28 in the Church Hall. Saturday: 9:00 am until noon. Sunday: after 10:00 am Mass until 1:00 pm. Questions? Please call Margaret Mattei, DRE, at 203-393-1755.
The parish has received the date for Confirmation from the Archdiocese. The three parishes of St. Michael’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Jude’s will participate in the Confirmation Mass which will take place on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm at St. Jude Church, Derby. The Sacrament will be conferred by Archbishop Daniel Cronin.
TEACHERS/AIDES ARE NEEDED FOR NEXT CCD YEAR. If you can volunteer to instruct our students in the Religious Education Program (twice a month), please call Margaret Mattei at 203-530-2808. It is a rewarding experience to work with the children. (If you have children in the program their registration fee will be waived if you volunteer to teach).
FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
...Please note that there are no 4:30 Sat. Vigil or Sunday Masses open for 2016. If you have any special dates you would like to reserve for 2017, it is a good idea to do it soon as they, too, are filling up. Also, there are no Sanctuary Lamp Intentions open for this year.
...The Parish Office is closed on all Fridays in July and August.
A big one!!! Before we placed the order for the boxes of offertory envelopes for this year – the company sent the parish a 2016 list of dates for verification (second collections are included based on dates closest to the previous year). In checking the list we failed to note that on three Sundays (March 20, October 23, and November 20) there were three collections scheduled for those Sundays and the dates were never corrected. There was never any intention to have three collections on one weekend. Therefore, if you use offertory envelopes please note that for Palm Sunday weekend, March 19/20 there will be two collections – the first (regular) collection and the second for Easter Flowers. The collection for ‘heating’ will be taken up on March 12/13. A suggestion: take the second collection envelope for heating and cross off the 20th and write 13th on it as a reminder. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will be sure to be aware of this the next time we order envelopes.
PROJECTS IN THE WORKS
Relic of St. John Paul II... The process has begun to obtain a relic of St. John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla – Papal Inauguration, October 22, 1978) for our parish. This may take some time to obtain but we wish to be prepared to receive the relic by purchasing a reliquary (a repository which contains a holy relic) to hold it. We will have to make a donation for the relic as well. If anyone would like to contribute toward this worthy project, donations will be gratefully accepted at the parish office, by mail, or you may place a donation in the collection basket noted for St. John Paul II relic.
Portable Sound System... We have need to use a portable sound system several times throughout the year – May Crowning, Corpus Christi Procession, Cemetery Service and events in the Church Hall. We have been fortunate to be able to borrow one each time through the courtesy of Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home. It is time, however, to purchase one for the parish to own. The cost of a system with speakers is approximately $1,000. Once again we hope to rely on the generosity of our parishioners to help us fund this sound system. Donations will be appreciated and can be sent to or made at the Parish Office or placed in the collection basket noted for sound system.
...Donors names for both projects will be printed in the bulletin unless requested to be anonymous. As always your support is a huge help to the parish.
...Painting of outside doors...Several outside doors have been recently painted: the Sacristy, Church side entrance, Church Hall, and Rectory. Also several window sills in the Church Hall were rotted and had to be replaced and painted. A good quality oil based paint was used which should give better protection from the elements. The cost of the painting was $2,225. Several weeks ago the windows in the Rectory basement were replaced and made more secure. These are the types of projects that are made possible through your donations in the collections that we have for General Maintenance (next one September 18). So we thank you and ask for your continued generous support in those maintenance collections as there is always something to be done.
Just a gentle reminder that only registered parishioners may receive sponsor certificates for Baptism/Confirmation. To verify that you are a practicing Catholic you must attend weekly Mass, use envelopes, and have a registration card on file. 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.
Please know that we are so appreciative of those parishioners who catch up with their weekly envelopes when they are on vacation. Everyone knows that parish expenses and obligations do not take a vacation, so your continued support is such a great help even when you cannot personally attend Mass here. The same can be said for those homebound who continue to contribute their support to the parish. God bless you for caring
ST. MICHAEL CEMETERY
Our new Cemetery Manager/Caretaker is Joseph Iacuone, Jr. He can be reached at 203-996-6417 or 203-735-5382 if you wish to purchase a plot or have any questions regarding the cemetery. Plot charges have remained the same since 2014 and are – single grave $1050, double $2100, urn grave in the urn section (flush markers only) are $400. Burial charges for a single depth are $975, double depth $1600 and a cremation burial is $400. There is an additional fee for Saturday and winter burials. Other inquiries can be made by calling the Parish Office.
Our bulletin is supported through the generosity of the advertises on our back cover – please support their business’ and let them know you appreciated their support of our parish through their advertisements.
XVII NIEDZIELA ZWYKŁA
RELIKWIE JANA PAWŁA II
Rozpoczeliśmy intensywne starania o sprowadzenie do naszego kościoła, relikwii św. Jana Pawła II. Zapewne jego wstawiennictwo jest nam bliskie i w dalszym ciągu bedziemy wypraszać o potrzebne nam łaski za wstawiennictwem Świętego. Jeśli ktoś ma wolę by złożyć na ten cel ofiarę to proszę o kontakt z biurem parafialnym lub kapłanem. Dziękujza już złożone ofiary.
Dziękujemy za składane ofiary na przenośne nagłośnienie, które używamy np. podczas procesji na cmentarzu czy też podczas procesji Bożego Ciała.
W ostatnim czasie dokonaliśmy niewilkich napraw i malowania okien w dolnym kościele. Również boczne drzwi do kościoła i plebanii zostały odnowione. Dziękujemy za ofiary złożone na ten cel.
Niniejszym informujemy, iż biuro parafialne, w piątki, w lipcu i sierpniu będzie nieczynne.
Michael Stawiarski zamieszkały w Seymour i Dominika Gurdak zamierzają zawrzeć związek małżeński. Jeśli ktoś zna przeszkody w zawarciu tego związku proszę powiadomić biuro parafialne.
St. Michael Parish
PASTORAL PLANNING UPDATE FROM
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
The first round of pastoral planning meetings among priests in the seventeen deaneries of the Archdiocese is complete. The outcomes from these meetings are draft recommendations for restructuring each deanery through a comprehensive design of our parishes and schools. Priests also took time to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their recommendations in preparation for sharing their results with select members of their respective congregations. Pastors have been asked to choose 4-6 people in their parish to provide input and consultation in this phase as we move forward. Those chosen may meet at a parish level with their pastors and at some point, in a large-group session with other parish representatives from the deanery to review the draft recommendations and then determine what they feel are the strengths and benefits of the initial plan, as well as the weaknesses and concerns that they see. All of this information from the priests and parishioners will then be synthesized and developed into a FIRST DRAFT MODEL for Parishes and Schools of the Archdiocese, for review by the Office for Pastoral Planning. Subsequently, priests and parishioners will continue to consult, meet, review and refine restructuring recommendations throughout the remainder of 2016. Please be assured that whatever rumors you might have heard, NO DECISIONS REGARDING PARISH AND SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN (OPENINGS, CLOSINGS, MERGINGS OR NEW CONSTRUCTION) HAVE BEEN MADE, NOR WILL BE MADE, UNTIL AFTER MANY ROUNDS AND LEVELS OF CONSULTATION AND INDEED NOT BEFORE THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 AT THE VERY EARLIEST.
Please consult the Office of Pastoral Planning page on the Archdiocesan website: archdioceseofhartford.org/office-of-pastoral planning/ for ongoing ‘Stewards for Tomorrow” pastoral planning progress.
(There will be more updates received from the Archdiocese throughout this planning process and they will be printed in the bulletin.)
ARCHBISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL 2016
The overall Appeal collection was $9,785,572 with 40,270 donors. The ten parishes in the Ansonia-Derby Deanery contributed as follows: amount and number of donors: Assumption Church $52,669 (232), Holy Rosary Church $29,710 (197), St. Joseph Church $10,814 (64), St. Michael Church Beacon Falls $32,436 (211), St. Jude Church $15,040 (72), St. Mary Church $25,822 (146), St. Michael Church Derby $20,515 (140), St. Thomas The Apostle Church $58,163 (259), Good Shepherd Church $48,078 (203), St. Augustine Church $20,419 (124). Thank you to all who donated in the name of our parish.
It is important that when you give to any charitable organization, you are confident that the funds are used wisely. Be assured that your gift to the Appeal only supports the ministries and programs of the program. For info check the Appeal website at archdioceseofhartford.org.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
On April 11, 2015, Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis proclaimed that the Church would celebrate an extraordinary Jubilee – The Jubilee Year of Mercy – which began on December 8 and will conclude on November 20, 2016. The Jubilee was begun when Pope Francis opened the Holy Door for the year at St. Peter’s Basilica – a beautiful door covered in 16 bronze panels, each illustrating a scriptural theme related to forgiveness. The Roman Catholic Church has commemorated Jubilees every 25 or 50 years since the 13th century. The last Jubilee Year occurred in the year 2000 and the last Extraordinary Jubilee occurred in 1983. The theme of the Jubilee is Mercy. Pope Francis invites each and every one of us to ‘constantly contemplate the mystery of mercy.’ He invites every member of the Church, young and old, to join in this spiritual journey into the heart of mercy.
The Archdiocese of Hartford inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Dec. 13 with the opening of the Holy Door at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.
The ceremonial rite for opening the Holy Doors (others will be opened in sacred sites as well) along with the ritual act of walking through the doors serves as an outward sign of faith in God’s desire to be close to each of us.
HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE TO THE DIOCESE
The Archdiocese of Hartford has a process in place 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. This does include volunteers who have contact with children in the parish setting. Please contact the Archdiocese of Hartford by calling 1-860-541-6491 and speaking with Victim Assistance Coordinator. Kathleen D. Nowosadko at (email@example.com.) You will be asked to provide a written detail of the facts involved and you can find specifics of the written report in the Policies and Procedures of the Archdiocese of Hartford, on their website, relating to allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors and vulnerable adults. The Archdiocese will report any and all incidents to the proper civil authorities.
VIRTUS – PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN
The Archdiocese of Hartford and St. Michael Parish are committed to ensuring the safety of all children and vulnerable adults. All priests, staff members, CCD and Polish Saturday School teachers and other volunteers who have any contact whatsoever with children and other vulnerable adults in the parish are required to be trained through Virtus (the Safe Environment Program) to recognize any signs of abuse. If you suspect an incident of abuse please contact SKathleen D. Nowosadko at (firstname.lastname@example.org.) , at 860-541-6491.
Sunday Vigil Mass
Saturday at 4:30 PM
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM (Polish) and 5:30 PM
Monday: Novena with Mass at 7:00 PM
Tuesday: Morning Mass at 7:00 AM in English
Wednesday: Novena with Mass at 7:00 PM in Polish
Thursday: Morning Mass at 7:00 AM in English
Friday: Morning Mass at 7:00 AM in English
Saturday: Morning Mass at 8:00 AM in English
First Friday: 7:00 AM Mass in English followed by
the Litany to Sacred Heart of Jesus; 7:00 PM Mass in Polish
LOCAL CATHOLIC MEDIA
Moses - for St. Michael's and St. Joseph's Altar Servers, friends and chaperons. Click here or on the image above to see great photos of their outing.
Summer Fun for St. Michael's and St. Joseph's Altar Servers, friends and chaperons. Click here or on the image above to see great photos of their outing.
Oplatek, 2014 - for St. Michael's Altar Servers, siblings and parents. Click here or on the image above to see great photos taken by Father Jan.
Parish Family Picnic 2015 - Click here or on the image above to see great photos taken by Father Jan and others at the Picnic..
Happy Birthday Jesus 2015 - Click here or on the image above to see great photos taken by Father Jan.
Moses - For St. Michael's and St. Joseph's Altar Servers, friends and chaperons. Click here or on the image above to see great photos of their outing.
Read Pope Francis' latest Encyclical Letter:
On Care of Our Common Home
We are only tenants on this planet, and here for a very brief time. It is OUR responsibility to leave the planet in as good shape as it was when we came into the world OR better.
This Encyclical Letter can be found in bookstores or online. For anyone with a computer or smart device, you may access the letter by clicking on the following link:
Easter 2016 at St. Michael's Church. Blessing of the Easter Baskets and more! Click here or on the image above to see great photos by Father Jan.
May Crowning of Mary 2016 at St. Michael's Church. Click here or on the image above to see great photos by Margaret Mattei.
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT SHOPPE & FOOD BANK
237 Roosevelt Dr., Derby. 237 Roosevelt Dr., Derby, in additon to donations of non-perishable food items seeks donations of gently used clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture, etc. The funds from these sales directly support the food bank. Summer Hours: Closed thru Aug. 21st. Reopen Aug.22–Monday-Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm.
DERBY FARMER'S MARKET
The City of Derby is hosting the first season of the Brand New Farmer's Market on the Derby Green. It will be open every Sunday through October 16, 2016 from 10:00am until 2:00pm, featuring fresh, local produce, honey, food (breads/pies) and more. Let's help support our local farmers by purchasing their fresh summer produce!
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS, ST. MICHAEL’S POST #1562
6:30 pm, pasta dinner with salad and bread, followed by a movie., second Tuesday of each month. (112 Derby Ave.) Next dinner: August 9. Cost $6 per person. Reservations not required. Come and enjoy a great meal and a movie!!
PORKETTA DINNER ON TUESDAY, JULY 26, 7:00 PM AT PAUGASSETT HOOK AND LADDER CO. FIREHOUSE on Derby Avenue. Menu includes bread, pasta with meat sauce, salad, porketta, potatoes, and chicken. There is also a raffle. Cost is $15 per person. Space is limited – first come, first serve. Porketta dinners are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
BUS TRIP TO YANKEE STADIUM
Holy Rosary, Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a baseball game trip to Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 28. Game Time 1:05 NY vs Baltimore Orioles, Main Level, Section 206, rows 14-16. Cost is $76 per person includes game, bus, parking. Bus leaves East Main St. Parking Lot, Ansonia at 10am sharp with approximate return at 6:30pm. Only a few tickets left. Call Andy at 203-732-4536 or Bill at 203-734-7206.
LOURDES SHRINE IN LITCHFIELD
(50 Montfort Rd. Rt. 118) is sponsoring a Talent Show on Sunday, August 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beautiful grounds of the Shrine. If interested in participating in the talent show, e-mail email@example.com by August. 1.
VENDORS NEEDED – Wesley Village, Shelton for their Festival of Trees: Nov. 19 and 20th. For Vendor information please contact the Office of Mission Development at Wesley Village at 203-925-4952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAIRFIELD COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL IMPORTANT DATES:
Open House: Sun., Oct. 2, 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
1st Entrance Exam, Sat. Oct. 15, 8:30am.
2nd Entrance Exam, Sat., Nov. 5, 8:30am.
7 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA PORTUGAL –
price of $1599 is all inclusive and includes: airfare, 4 star hotel, 2 meals per day, tour guide and deluxe bus and more. Tours (Nov. 14-20) will depart from Newark, NJ, New York JFK, and Boston, Mass.
Brochures and reservation forms are available at the Catholic Tour by calling 1-877-627-4268 toll free or e-mail email@example.com.
FOR DIVORCED, WIDOWED, OR SEPARATED – there is a special heartache in finding oneself alone again.
Divorced, separated and widowed men and women of all ages are encouraged to attend a Beginning Experience weekend designed for those who wish to resolve this pain and grief of losing the marriage relationship and create a more peace-filled future. The weekend begins Friday evening, May 13 nd continues through Sunday afternoon, May 15. The weekend fee is $235 per person and includes the program and materials, all meals on Saturday and Sunday and two nights’ stay. For info and an application please call 1-860-993-7866 or 1-845-373-8202.
GOODSPEED THEATRE IN EAST HADDAM UPCOMING SHOWS: ‘Bye Bye Birdie (June 24-Sept. 4) and Chasing Rainbows (Sept. 16-Nov.27). Call 1-860-873-8664x316.
DERBY CLASS OF 1976 40TH CLASS REUNION, SAT., SEPTEMBER 3: (The same night as the Derby All-Class Reunion). Even if you think you can’t make it, please contact one of the following with your address phone and email so records can be updated. Also visit Derby (CT) High School Class of 1976 on Facebook. Contact: Sue (Witek) Patten 860-316-5918 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jerry Coolidge 203-735-1068, Joe Jeanette Jr. 203-906-7846, Markanthony Izzo 203-231-3576 (email@example.com.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT BY SEASONS HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE. Caring and compassionate individuals willing to give of their time to help patients and families dealing with terminal illness are needed. Spiritual care is one of the core values and principles in the Seasons Hospice Circle of Care. As a Spiritual Care Volunteer you will be asked to provide companionship and active listening that may include special readings, prayer, meditation, and poetry. If you are interested in learning more please contact Karen Hale at 203-490-1155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER PROGRAM
The Kennedy Center located in Trumbull has been awarded a grant from the South Central CT Agency on Aging. This program teaches individuals with developmental disabilities important life skills in order to make the individual a caregiver for their aging parent or family member. To qualify the individual must be living with an older adult over the age of 60, have intellectual or other related disabilities and be 18 years or older living in Derby, East Haven, Milford, New Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton or West Haven. For further information call Christina Borges, Caregiver Facilitator, at 1-800-626-6764, ext. 277. A referral form may also be obtained at the Parish Office
BIRTHRIGHT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Would you like to help pregnant women in their search for the alternative to abortion? Call the Ansonia office and come in to learn about volunteer opportunities and training. Volunteers offer encouragement and practical support to pregnant women in crisis. Birthright has served CT since 1972 and has ten locations. If you can volunteer a few hours, please call 1-800-550-4900 for the Birthright nearest us (Ansonia). Training is provided.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND, 5 different departure dates from JFK airport: Nov. 16, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, 2017, Feb. 6, and March 6. All land and air inclusive costs: $2299. Information, brochures and reservation forms available at Catholic Tours at 1-877-627-4288 toll free.
THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS ASSISTANCE TO POLAND AND POLONIA
Since 1943 the Catholic League has been helping the Church in Poland It gives scholarships to Polish Priests and Polish-American Students, funds missionary work of Polish Religious throughout the world and donates aid to parishes and Catholic institutions in Poland. If you would like to make a donation to the Catholic League, there are envelopes on the bench at the side entrance. Donations should be mailed directly to the Catholic League – the address is on the back of the envelope. For more information please visit: www.catholicleaguepolonia.org.
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP – MONDAY, JULY 25
Sponsored by Holy Rosary Church, $30 per person with $30 give back for dining, etc. Leaves Holy Rosary Parking Lot at 8:25 am, leaves Casino at 4:00 pm. Call Holy Rosary Office at 203-735-7874.
ANSONIA SENIOR CENTER is open to all Valley Seniors 55 years of age and older. $5 yearly membership. Call the Center at 203-736-5933 for information.
– a workplace opportunity serves youth ages 16-21, low income and have an identified barrier. Eligibility is determined by YouthWorks. Recruitment/orientation meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 3 pm at the American Job Center, 33 Elizabeth St., 3rd floor in Derby and on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 pm in the American Job Center, 4 Fourth St. Ansonia. For info call Mr. Karl Walden at 203-489-5046 or email@example.com.
ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH HUNTINGTON
-invites all to their Prayer Group every Monday at 7:30 pm in their Parish Center, 505 Shelton Ave. Huntington.
Songs, short teaching, special intentions are held.
MY SISTER’S PLACE, CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES sponsors the Donation Center of My Sister’s Place downtown on Main St. in Ansonia which is a non-profit thrift store located at 380 Main St., Ansonia. Proceeds from the store’s sales directly support BHcare’s the Umbrella which serves women and children battling against domestic violence. Your donations of gently used and/or new clothing, furniture and other household items are greatly appreciated. Goods donated through the program are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
FREE ROSARY REPAIR SERVICE...
You can send your broken rosaries in a padded envelope to: Betty and Dick Holden (November through April), 7930 Estero Blvd., #502, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 or 7 Crane Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 (May to Oct.)
They will be repaired (they have lots of parts) and returned to you within the week of receipt. Donations of old and broken rosaries are also accepted which will be repaired and sent on to the missions. Place a note with the mailing stating if you want them repaired and returned to you or if they are a donation for the missions. For more information you may call CT 1-860-658-6330 or e-mail HoldenBnD@comcast.net.
WORK WANTED: elder care, housekeeping, 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday in the Valley. Speaks both English and Polish. Call Jadwiga at 203-343-5362. Also her nephew is a handyman and seeks work. Call her for information.
HELP WANTED: Holy Rosary Church, Ansonia is seeking to fill a part-time position of Plant Manager/Maintenance Worker. Persons interested in this 28 hour per week job should call Holy Rosary at 203-735-7874.
LIVE-IN CARE GIVER NEEDED FOR ELDERLY WOMAN
(early dementia) in Stratford. Call Margaret at 203-393-7155 for information. Leave message and the call will be returned.
WOMAN IS AVAILABLE FOR PART-TIME COMPANION AND HOUSEKEEPING. Call Mary at 203-735-4993.
CUSTODIAN WANTED FOR ST. MARY - ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL
Twenty (20) hours per week - $10 per hour. During the school year, hours are noon to 4PM. Summer hours will be in the morning. Anyone interested should call the school at 203-735-6471.
SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD AN ABORTION:
Experience God’s love and mercy and begin the journey of healing. Please call the Sisters of Life at 1-866-575-0075 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org..
ADAM’S HOUSE – Grief Education Center located at 241 Coram Ave., Shelton (across from Shelton City Hall). This charming Victorian Home has been newly renovated to offer a warm, comforting setting for families, volunteers and staff. There will be specialized grief education programs planned for parents, children, and teens. For information call 203-513-2808.
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. Prayer Shawls and blankets are also donated to hospitals in the area. If anyone wishes to join the group, they meet on Tuesday mornings at the Rectory from 10 am until noon. The ladies provide much of the yarn they use but are also very grateful for donations of any new or left over yarn you may no longer need. Donations may be left in the enclosed back porch of the Rectory.
Pastor’s note: Every week on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon I see this gathering of dedicated ladies working diligently to make prayer shawls, lap blankets, and baby blankets (which we give out to families at our baptisms here). They must be commended for their dedication to this ministry. They purchase the yarn they use but are so grateful for yarn that is donated. If you would like to join them, please call the parish office for information. God bless them!
Saint Michael Parish • 75 Derby Avenue • Derby, Connecticut 06418
Rev. Marek Sadowski, CM, Pastor • 203-734-0005