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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

 

St. Mary-St. Michael School is hosting its 4th annual Saints Open Golf Tournament on Monday, October 6 at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull.  Once again, Nick DeFelice is hosting this golf tournament.  We are looking for Sponsors, Silent Auction/Raffle Prizes and Golfers.  Reception begins at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start is at 9:00 a.m.  The cost is $225 and includes a Cocktail Reception including Open Bar, Raw Bar, and Carving Stations.  Please contact the school or Art Gerckens for more information (arthur.t.gerckens@snet.net).

 

Save the date: Sat., November 1, Shred Day!

 

--The Student Council is sponsoring an emergency food drive to help replenish shelves at Spooner House. The students will hold a special Change of Pace Day on Sept. 25.  All canned goods donated will be given to Spooner House.

 

-The St. Mary-St. Michael Soccer Team opens its

Season against St. Bernadette in New Haven on Sept. 24.  First home game: Mon., September 29, Bradley School Field, Derby.

 

 

 

 

 

DIOCESE NEWS

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.

 

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFE

 

...The Archdiocese of Hartford embarks on its seventh 40 Days for Life campaign starting on Wednesday, September 24 and ending Sunday, November 2.  Opening day Mass on September 24 will be celebrated by Archbishop Blair at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Joseph.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

...On Friday, October 3, parishes in the Ansonia-Derby Deanery will be going to the abortion clinic in Hartford to pray the rosary and other devotions to save the unborn.  For further information, please call Lorraine Greski at 203-736-9606

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

SECOND COLLECTION SEPTEMBER 20 & 21, 2014

 

The second collection today is for on-going parish maintenance expenses.  There is always something that needs “fixing”.  We appreciate your donations to keep the parish operating in good condition.  Thank you for your help!

 

NEXT SUNDAY "HOPES" COLLECTION SEPTEMBER 27 & 28, 2014

 

Pope Francis tells us that “Catholic schools, which always strive to join their work of education with the explicit proclamation of the Gospel, are a most valuable resource for the evangelization of culture.”  Next weekend, Sept. 27/28, we are asked to please support the “most valuable resource” of Catholic School education by giving to the Hopes Collection (Help Our Parish Elementary Schools).  Your gift will make a positive impact on those who are the future of our Church.  25% of the collection is given to our Parish School.

 

ROSARY PILGRIMAGE,

 

-Monastery of Our Lady of Grace, 11 Race Hill Rd., North Guilford, Sun., Oct. 5, 2014, 3 p.m.  Rosary, Vespers, Homily, Benediction and procession to the shrine.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD BANK AND THRIFT STORE

 

- thanks parishioners for their donations and asks for your continued support of the thrift shop food/bank.  Donations always welcome.

 

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.

 

FAMILY DAY DINNER

Dinner time is the perfect time to connect with your kids.  You can help feed their mind, body, and soul through the prayers of thanksgiving said before eating a delicious meal and through personal conversations shared about the day’s events.  On Monday, September 22, plan a family dinner and participate in the national initiative: Family Day. Use this time to engage in conversation with your children and appreciate your time together!

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION

Wednesday – September 24, 2014

      7:00 p.m. Mass in Polish with

      homily

Friday – September 26, 2014

      7:00 a.m. Mass in English

      7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Adoration

      6:00 p.m. Mass in English &  
      Sacrament of the Sick

Saturday - September 27, 2014

      8:00 a.m. Mass in English

      8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adoration

Sunday - September 28, 2014

      12:30 p.m. Adoration

       4:30 p.m. VESPERS AND
       SOLEMN CLOSING OF
       EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION

NO 5:30 PM SUNDAY MASS

 

 

PARISH OFFICE – SUMMER HOURS

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.

SPECIAL NOTICE

A TAG SALE SPONSORED BY THE SAT. POLISH SCHOOL WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR PARKING LOT, SAT. SEPT. 21 FROM 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM.  PLEASE STOP BY.

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.

 

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