St. Michael Parish
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.
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
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What Jesus Saw from the Cross by A.G. Sertillanges
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
MOTHER'S DAY INTENTIONS
Mother’s Day Mass Intention Envelopes can be found in your box of Offertory Envelopes for April 26. They may be placed into any Sunday Collection basket from now through May 3. Envelopes will be placed on the altar for Mother’s Day and your intentions will be remembered at the masses. Additional envelopes can be found on the bench at the side entrance.
ST. MARY - ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL NEWS
Registration continues for all grades for the 2015-2016 year. The school offers the following:
-Multi-age PreK for three and four year olds
-Full day Kindergarten
-Before and After School Program
-Basketball, Soccer, Softball
-Drama Club, Band
-Afterschool Art Enrichment
...Sports Banquet, Tues., Apr. 28 6:00 pm
at Italian Pavilion.
...Drama Club Production, May 2, at 7:00 pm and May 3, at 4 pm.
...Peachwave Fundraiser – Wed., May 13 – all day (school earns 20% of all sales).
...White Elephant Tag Sale – Sat. May 16 in the schoolyard from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Contact Carla Lombardo to rent space in the school yard to sell your own items!
First Holy Communion: The Sacrament of Holy Communion will take place on Sat., May 2 at 10:00. Students are to meet in the Church Hall at 9:00 am.
Rehearsal will take place 2 nights – Tues. April 28 and Thurs. April 30 at 6:30 pm each night in the Church.
Registration: For the 2015-16 CCD school year has begun. Students already enrolled in the CCD Program have received their registration forms. Families who are current parishioners or are new to the parish and have children entering first grade through Confirmation II (9th grade) may register their child(ren) by calling the Parish Office at 203-734-0005 and leaving a message for Nancy Beaudoin (DRE) who will send registration information and forms to you. If your children) attend St. Mary-St. Michael School or any other Catholic school and are in 2nd grade and would like to make First Communion at St. Michael’s or are in 8th grade and would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at St. Michael’s Church please contact the Parish Office and advise us of your decision. Thank you.
ATTENTION: TEACHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Due to the departure of several CCD teachers there is a serious need of volunteers to take their place. It is rewarding to volunteer 90 minutes two days a month. (If you have children in the program their registration fee will be waived). If you are interested in joining the staff or have any questions, please contact the parish office and leave Nancy Beaudoin your name and phone number and she will contact you.
The annual crowning of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place on Sun., May 3 immediately following the 11:30 am Mass. This year’s crowner is Haley Grammatico. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend the 11:30 am Mass and participate in the procession to the Grotto for this beautiful tribute to Mary.
-2016 Mass Book is available for your intentions. If you have any special dates that you would like to reserve, please do so as soon as possible as weekend Masses are beginning to fill up. Sunday Masses are $20 and weekdays are $15.
REST IN PEACE
Please remember in your prayers the following who were recently buried from our Church –
Louis Dziadzia (April 16), Salvatore Casa, Sr. (April 18), Allen Jachyra (April 18) and Thomas J. Fritz (April 23). May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC - SUNDAY, JUNE 7 - WARSAW PARK, NOON - 8:00PM
CHINESE AUCTION prizes are now being accepted at the Parish Office during office hours (or may be left on the back porch of the rectory noted for the picnic). Please be sure to put your name on your donation so that we may acknowledge it!
HALF-KEG CHALLENGE...A donation of $25 helps to defray the cost of beer and beverages for the picnic. This is a great and inexpensive way to lend your support to our annual picnic! As always, donors names will be listed in the bulletin and displayed on the windows of the Rectory porch.
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. You may place the contribution and information you want printed on the sign in the collection basket noted: ‘Church Picnic Sponsorship’. Donations: $200, $150, $100.
SUPPLIES NEEDED...paper plates, paper towels,
napkins, and aluminum foil, (please no open packages). Donations of 2 litre bottles of soda (coke, diet coke, sprite, orange), coffee and tea bags, flour, sauerkraut, applesauce, tomato soup, and tomato sauce. All donations may be left on the back porch of the Rectory. Thank you so much!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...many, many helping hands are needed to set up and clean up and there never seems to be enough help. Please!!! If you can volunteer a couple of hours in this capacity – call the parish office and leave your name and phone number.
It’s a great way to offer stewardship to the parish.
IMPORTANT PICNIC MEETING!
The Parish Picnic will be taking place on Sunday, June 7. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 pm, in the Rectory. All booth captains, workers and anyone interested in helping or offering suggestions are asked to please attend.
Our bulletin sponsors enable us to receive our weekly Church bulletins free of charge. Let’s thank these sponsors by patronizing their businesses’. Many of these advertisers have been our sponsors for years. Let them know that you have seen their advertisement on the back of our bulletin and appreciate their sponsorship.
THE ARCHBISHOPS ANNUAL APPEAL
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 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal only supports the ministries and programs indicated in the 2015 Appeal literature. If you would like more information, please visit the Appeal webside at Archdioceseofhartford.org. If you have not yet made a contribution to the Appeal, please consider prayerfully doing so. Your help is still very much needed and every amount counts.
...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.
MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOPS OF CONNECTICUT
A proposal which would legalize Physician Assisted Suicide in Connecticut was sponsored by an organization called Compassion and Choices during the 2013-2014 legislative sessions. Both times this measure died in the Public Health Committee and so never came up to a vote. However, there is every reason to believe that this legislative proposal will be sponsored again in 2015. As a church community we need to be vigilant, pro-active and knowledgeable regarding Physician Assisted Suicide and to join forces with other groups to defeat it. We are obligated to do so because we believe that Physician Assisted Suicide is based on false arguments; it is unnecessary; and it is destructive of human life and dignity. It can only lead to our diminishment as human beings and to a bad outcome for society. The Catholic Church is well positioned to marshal opposition to this legislative proposal thanks to our network of parishes, schools, health care institutions and charitable organizations. Therefore, we will be grateful for your attention to this matter and to your active cooperation in bearing witness to the Gospel of Life in the face of threats to human life and dignity.’
SEVENTH ANNUAL BLUE MASS, SUNDAY, MAY 3
at 11:00am in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford, pays tribute to active and retired police, fire, EMS and Department of Corrections personnel. All faiths welcome. More information at www.archdiocese of Hartford.org.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD BANK AND THRIFT STORE
- is grateful for the monetary donations recently given them and the numerous bags of non-perishable foods. They continue to help one family at a time which does make a difference in the lives of the needy. They appreciate the continued support of St. Michael’s parishioners.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry has begun meeting again every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Rectory. Bring your knitting and crocheting and join the group as they make prayer blankets and shawls. The group is also making baby prayer blankets to be given to babies in the parish at the time of baptism. If you are unable to join the group but would still like to donate blankets or shawls, they would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the parish office. Donations of yarn are also gratefully accepted and can be left at the parish office.
– 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.
CENTER STATE THEATER PRESENTS "LEND ME A TENOR"
- featuring our own Marc J. Garofalo as Il Stupendo - Tito Merelli.
A hilarious comedy about an Italian Opera Singer who gets sick and can’t perform. It’s a combination of Abbott and Costello, I Love Lucy, and the Marx Brothers! Shows: April 10, 11, 17 18, 24,25 at 8:00 pm; April 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00 pm, and April 23 at 7:00 pm. Adults $25, students $10. Call 203-225-6079 or choose your seating at www.centerstageshelton.org.
PILGRIMAGE AND PAPAL EXPERIENCE:
Thursday, September 24 thru Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 in Philadelphia. For info. call 1-484-441-3225 .
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR YOUTH STRIVES TO IMPROVE
Reading, writing, math, communication, and critical thinking skills to prepare students for junior high and high school work. Summer session June 25,26, 29, 30, July 1,2,3 from 9:00am until noon. Summer fee is $50. Call 203-393-3396 or 203-507-7812.
Takes place at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Hall at Yale University, 268 Park St. New Haven.
RETROUVAILLE OF CT FOR TROUBLED MARRAIGES, DIVORCED OR SEPARATED – the next weekend is May 1-3. For info call 1-800-470-2230.
ANNUAL ARCHDIOCESAN BLUE MASS, May 3 at 11:00 am Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. At this liturgy we remember the sacrifice that our police officers, fire fighters, and other safety personnel make each day for the good of our communities. We ask the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of police and safety personnel and that of St. Florian, the patron saint of fire personnel to guard and protect the men and women who serve the communities of the Archdiocese.
LOURDES IN LITCHFIELD PILGRIMAGE SEASON (MAY)
May 1 – (Opens the season). Mass is celebrated Tuesday through Sunday at 11:30am in the Grotto.
May 10 (Mother’s Day). Special blessing for all women present at the conclusion of 11:30 am Mass.
May 24 (Annual May Crowning) of the Blessed Mother’s statue in the Grotto at the conclusion of the 11:30 am Mass.
May 31(Prayer of Sacrament of the Sick) at the conclusion of the 11:30 am Mass.
Mohegan Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun on Mon.
May 11, leaves Holy Rosary 8:25am and leaves Casino at 4:00pm. Call Holy Rosary to reserve seat: 203-735-7874.
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL ALL-SCHOOL REUNION 1901-1990, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Mass at 10 a.m., St. Mary’s New Haven, 11:30 to 2:30 brunch at Anthony’s in Morris Cove. Tickets $52. Limited seating. Call Teresa at 203-469-5330
MOHEGAN BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN on Mon.May 11, leaves Holy Rosary 8:25am and leaves Casino at 4:00pm. Call Holy Rosary to reserve seat: 203-735-7874.
HELP WANTED – two days a week helping elderly lady make lunch (noon to 2 pm). She speaks English and German. Call Chris 203-253-5428
LAURALTON HALL ENTRANCE EXAM for Gr. 7 girls will take place on Sat., May 2, at 8:00 am. Pre-register online at www.lauraltonhall.org or call the Admissions Office at 203-878-3333.
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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. (This week, March 23, please pray the Novena privately - due to the Lenten Retreat.)
Divine Mercy Devotion
The Divine Mercy Devotion will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015 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 – Spring Hours
The parish office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM; and Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The office is closed on Fridays during July and August.
f these hours are not convenient, please call the office and our staff will make arrangements to accommodate you.
Fri., May 1: Palm Crosses will be removed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Sat., May 2: 10:00 am First Holy Communion.
Sun., May 3: May Crowning after 11:30 am Mass.
Wed., May 6: Polish Day at the Capitol, 11:00 am.
Sun., May 17: 11:30 am Polish School First Holy Communion.
Sun., May 17: Divine Mercy Devotion, 3:00 pm.
May Devotions on Wednesdays during May at the 7:00 pm Mass.
Saint Michael Parish • 75 Derby Avenue • Derby, Connecticut 06418
Rev. Marek Sadowski, CM, Pastor • 203-734-0005