Current News

MASS SCHEDULE

 

Sunday Vigil Mass

     Saturday at 4:30 PM

 

Sunday

     8:00 AM,  10:00 AM, 11:30 AM (Polish) and 5:30 PM

 

Weekdays

     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

SCHOOL NEWS

 

Mrs. Coppola, Principal of St. Mary-St. Michael School announced that the school received a $30,000 grant from the Matthie’s Foundation to help defray the costs of converting from oil to gas for heating the school.  Heating costs have been extremely high and the conversion to gas should result in great savings.  Mrs. Coppola would like to publicly thank two school board members, Domenick Valentino and Pat Knott for their tireless efforts to get this project completed.

 

The school community gives special recognition to Matt Moran, a scout from Troop 3 in Derby

For providing the new sign in front of the school as his Eagle Scout project.  Please take notice of the sign as you drive by!

 

There was a welcome Back to School Pancake Breakfast on Sat., August 30, for all school families.

 

REST IN PEACE

FUNERAL & COMMITTAL SERVICES

 

Please pray for the repose of the souls of:
Mary Iwaniec Witkowski (Aug. 23) and
Michael Piscioneri (Aug. 28) buried from our church. 

May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

 

DIOCESE NEWS

THE RELIC OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

 

Will arrive at St. Anthony Church, Springfield, MA  on Friday, Sept. 12,  The Archdiocese of Hartford is organizing a Pilgrimage on that day.  Cost is $50 per person with buses leaving for Springfield at 3:00 p.m. from St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, St. Bridget Church in Cheshire, and St. George Church in Guilford.  At 4:30 p.m. there will be a Holy Hour and at 6:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Leonard Blair.  A pasta dinner will follow at 7:00 p.m.  Registration for the bus trip will be accepted until September 3 by calling 1-860-541-6491.

 

ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY CELEBRATION

 

On Sunday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford the Archdiocese of Hartford will honor married couples who are observing their 25th, 50th, 60th, or other special wedding anniversaries in 2014.  Archbishop Blair will be the main celebrant.  Mass will include the renewal of marriage vows, followed by a simple reception and an opportunity for a photo with Archbishop Blair.  Family members and friends are encouraged to attend.  Please call the Parish Office to respond to this invitation.

 

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.

COMMUNITY NEWS

FAMILY FESTIVAL – St. Jude’s Church, Derby

 

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, Church Grounds from 11 am to 4 pm, rain or shine.  There will be Polish and American Foods.  There will be children’s entertainment, a tag sale, craft vendors, and music by Flashback.

 

ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Ansonia,

 

-Annual Picnic will take place on Sunday, September 7, at Warsaw Park beginning with Mass at 11:30 a.m. Music will be provided by DJ Peter Danielczuk, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Rich Bobinski Orchestra from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Polish/American foods. Free Admission.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD BANK AND THRIFT STORE

 

- St. Vincent dePaul Shop is closed during the month of August.  It will reopen on September 4 at

9:30 a.m.

 

-will hold its grand re-opening, after the summer break, on Thursday, Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There is a large selection of clothing for the whole family, domestics, bric-a-brac, and toys for all ages.  The shop is in need of men and women volunteers for during the week and one Saturday a month.  All proceeds go to helping the needy of the Valley.  Please call Sandi at 203-734-7577 if you can volunteer your help.

 

ASSUMPTION SCHOOL 12TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

 

Sunday, October. 5, 1:00 p.m., at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, CT. Call Willie Wiacek (203-888-9858) or Bob Davis (203-736-6664) for information and to register.

 

 

POLISH COOKING WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY THE POLISH FALCONS NEST #208

 

- will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the Church Hall, (time to be determined).  This is open to the public and all parishioners and friends are  invited to attend.  Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  A nominal fee will be charged and all ingredients will be supplied (you will make it and then enjoy eating it).  Registration and additional information will be forthcoming.

 

SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENTS

MONDAYS – MASS AND NOVENA

 

Mass and Miraculous Medal Novena is celebrated at 7:00 p.m. every Monday evening.  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, September 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.

COMING UP THIS MONTH

 

Monday, September 1:  Labor Day.  There will be no Novena or Mass (morning or evening) on Labor Day.  Please pray your Novena privately.  Miraculous Medal Novena and Mass will resume on Monday, September 8.

 

Sunday, Sept. 21 – Divine Mercy Devotion.

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sept. 25-26-27 – Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion with the Solemn Closing of Forty Hours on Sunday, September 28 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Friday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. Sacrament of the Sick (Healing Mass).

 

Sunday, September 28, Babies Blessings Mass at either the 10:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Mass.

 

 

PARISH OFFICE – SUMMER HOURS

The office will be closed on Labor Day, Mon.,Sept. 1.

 

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.

St. Michael Parish

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

Saint Michael Parish •  75 Derby Avenue • Derby, Connecticut  06418

Rev. Marek Sadowski, CM, Pastor • 203-734-0005

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