St. Michael Parish
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.
LOCAL CATHOLIC MEDIA
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
CHURCH DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS
Will take place on Tuesday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m. Many “elves” are needed to fluff up and assemble trees and wreaths, help get Baby Jesus’ birthplace ready, string lights and more, so that our church will be beautifully decorated to welcome the birth of Baby Jesus! If you can give an hour or two of your time it will be greatly appreciated. Use Sacristy door to get into the church.
Fourth candle (purple): The Angel Candle or the Candle of love. The angels announced the good news of a Savior. God sent his only Son to earth to save us, because he loves us!
Holiday deadline: notices, Pro-Life Rose requests, etc. for the Jan. 4 bulletin must be into the parish office by Mon., Dec. 22. For all other bulletins during the winter months, please have items into the Parish Office at least ten days before the Sunday you wish them to appear. Thank you.
THE PARISH OFFICE:
- will be closed from Wed., December 24 (Christmas Eve) until Monday, January 5 when it reopens at 9:30 a.m.
PARISH OFFERTORY ENVELOPES
Anyone wishing a box of 2015 offertory envelopes may pick them up at the Parish Office. Those who used offertory envelopes for this year will be sent a statement by the end of January that reflects only your 2014 offertory giving.
PARKING LOT PROJECT
To remove our unintenional speed bump in the parking lot nearest to the Rectory, the following proposal has been made. Remove pavement from the bump to handicap parking, install processed aggregate for 6” subbase, fine grade and compact subbase, supply and install 3” of bituminous concrete in two lifts (1.5” binder course and 1/5” wear course) at approx. $12,000 contingent on the oil market price for Bituminous Concrete and no unforseen problems. Memorial donations will be listed in the bulletin per request of the donors. There may also be some special free-will collections to help achieve our goal to cover the cost. Thank you!
“Speed Bump” – In memory of Walter Sadlik from daughter Mary Ann Imbriaco (50).
Snowflake Raffle winners Week #1:
Dec. 8 – Bill Griffin (25)
Dec. 9 – Maria Donofrio (25)
Dec. 10 – Tamisha Datenport (25)
Dec. 11 – Antonio Albuquerque (25)
Dec. 12 – Tony Wojczak (50)
Results are also posted daily on the school website.
St. Mary – St. Michael School students and staff wish to thank all of our parishioners and alumni for your continued support with our fund-raising activities throughout the school year. We would not
be growing without your loyal support.
We wish you all a blessed Christmas and a Healthy New Year. The school will be closed for Christmas vacation at 1:00 pm on Dec. 23 through Jan. 4.
ATTENTION ALTAR SERVERS
After the Divine Mercy Devotion on Sunday, December 21, all Parish Altar Servers are invited to the Church Hall to share Oplatki in the tradition of Wigilia (Christmas Eve).
Choir rehearsal for Christmas will take place on Tuesday, December 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Choir Loft. The choir will present a Christmas music program on Christmas Eve at 4:00 p.m. before the 4:30 p.m. Mass.
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. Please call the parish office as soon as possible to request a visit. Thank you.
Oplatki are available at the Parish Office or in the Sacristy after Mass. We have ordered extra this year, but we suggest you pick yours up early as they tend to be gone long before Christmas. A donation is kindly requested.
REST IN PEACE
Please remember in your prayers, Helen Kuzia Majoros (funeral Dec. 8) and
Genevieve Starzec Danielsky (funeral Dec. 10).
HOME MADE PIEROGI SALE
...to benefit the sound system microphones upgrade will take place on Dec. 20/21 after Masses (as long as supply lasts).
Soon we will gather to celebrate Christmas and the passing of another year. This is the time for us to open our hearts to others as we welcome Baby Jesus. Christmas is also an opportunity to thank so many parishioners who give generously of their time and talents in making this parish such an energetic, faith-filled community. This is what makes our parish vibrant!
Fr. Jan and I want to invite you, your loved ones and friends to join us for our Christmas Masses. We also want to thank all of you for your support and help this past year, and for your cordiality to us as we continue to serve the parish. You are an inspiration for us.
May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families, and loved ones at this blessed time of hope and grace. May Mary the Mother of the child Jesus and our Mother, watch over you and our beloved St. Michael Parish always.
With deep joy and gratitude, we extend to you our prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year of peace and joy!
WESOŁYCH ŚWIĄT BOŻEGO NARODZENIA
W imieniu księdza Jana i swoim własnym pragnę złożyć najserdeczniejsze życzenia wszystkim Parafianom i Gościom. Życzymy, aby Boża Dziecina wniosła w wasze rodzinny pokój i błogosławieństwo. Niech jego obecność napełnia wasze domy i was samych radością i pogodą ducha. Niech wleje w wasze serca nadzieję i optymizm, życzliwość i serdeczność. Niech wasze serca będą otwarte na przyjęcie wszystkich darów jakimi Boża Dziecina pragnie was obdarować.
Dziekujemy wszystkim którzy nadesłali kartki z życzeniami świątecznymi oraz każdemu z osobna, którzy wyrazili pamięć o nas w modlitwie i każdej innej formie.
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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, December 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM. All are invited to attend this beautiful devotion. 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.
NATIVITY OF OUR LORD 2014
AND NEW YEAR’S PROGRAM 2015
THURSDAY—DECEMBER 18, 2014
BEFORE AND AFTER 7:00 AM MASS
AND AT 6:00 P.M. – ADDITIONAL PRIESTS WILL BE HERE.
FRIDAY—DECEMBER 19, 2014
BEFORE AND AFTER 7:00 AM MASS
SATURDAY—DECEMBER 20, 2014
BEFORE AND AFTER 8:00 AM MASS AND FROM 3:00 TO 4:15 P.M.
MONDAY – DECEMBER 22, 2014
BEFORE AND AFTER 7:00 PM MASS & NOVENA
TUESDAY – DECEMBER 23, 2014
BEFORE AND AFTER 7:00 AM MASS
CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL MASS – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
4:00 P.M. KOLĘDY (CHRISTMAS MUSIC)
4:30 P.M.VIGIL MASS (ENGLISH)
11:30 P.M. KOLĘDY (POLISH)
12:00 MIDNIGHT MASS (POLISH)
CHRISTMAS DAY – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2014
MASSES AT 8:00 A.M., (ENGLISH) 10:00 A.M, ( ENGLISH) 11:30 A.M. (POLISH);
*NO 5:30 P.M. MASS ON CHRISTMAS DAY*
FEAST OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY -MOTHER OF GOD JANUARY 1, 2015
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
4:30 P.M. ENGLISH (VIGIL)
7:00 P.M. PO POLSKU
NEW YEAR’S DAY - THURSDAY—JANUARY 1, 2015
MASSES AT 8:00 A.M., (ENGLISH), 10:00 A.M. (ENGLISH), 11:30 A.M. (POLISH),
AND THERE WILL BE A 5:30 P.M. IN ENGLISH
PARISH OFFICE – Winter Hours
During the winter months the Parish Office may be closed during inclement weather. Before you come to the office , please call ahead in questionable weather to see if it is open. Thank you.
The Parish Office will be closed from Wed., December 24 (Christmas Eve) until Monday, January 5 when it reopens at 9:30 a.m.
Fall Office Hours are:
Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on
Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
If these hours are not convenient, please call the office and our staff will make arrangements to accommodate you.
THE ARCHBISHOPS ANNUAL APPEAL
gratefully accepts donations all through the year. This fund provides many programs and services throughout the Archdiocese all year round from the precious life-to-be to our senior citizens. Donations may be sent directly to the Archdiocese of Hartford, 134 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105 – Attention: Archbishop’s Appeal.
JASELKA sponsored by the Sat. Polish School will be held on Sat, Dec. 20 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and includes dinner, dessert, and coffee.
...at St. Hedwig Parish, 32 Golden Hill St., Naugatuck on Sat., January 24 with “To My Band” playing. Tickets $25 per person includes sandwiches, cold/hot drinks and dessert. BYOB.
For information call Agnieszka Lapinski at 203-768-4436, Dorota Niebrzydowski at 203-233-5855.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD BANK AND THRIFT STORE
- asks for your continuted support for the upcoming holiday season. They are so grateful for all your donations of food and grocery gift cards which are distributed to the needy in our own communities.
According to personnel at the Food Bank, gift cards are like gold and they extend grateful thanks for the ones recently received.
- gratefully acknowledges our donations for this Christmas. More than 150 families will be aided this Holiday Season in a kind and loving way thanks to our continuous and generous support.
From SVDP:“Whether you packed grocery bags, adopted a family, donated food, generously gave Christmas presents, supplied hand-made items, gave toys for the children, or gifted us monetarily: we express our gratitude to you!!”
Saint Michael Parish • 75 Derby Avenue • Derby, Connecticut 06418
Rev. Marek Sadowski, CM, Pastor • 203-734-0005