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Valentine's Dance

 Valentine's Day Dance
Friday, February 13
7:00-11:00 PM


Join us for an evening of fun! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4122, $20/person ($25 at the door).  Contact Jeff Bachiochi for more information - 860-875-7945. 

Healing Liturgy

 Healing Liturgy
Sunday, March 15th
3:00 PM

Join us Sunday, March 15th at 3:00 PM as we ask for God's healing grace for all in need of spiritual and physical strength during serious illness.  Anointing  of the sick will be available for those who choose to receive this sacrament. Click here for more info.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

 Prayer Shawl Ministry


The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on Thursday, February 12, 2015, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. in the Church Hall.

Join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting and fellowship. For further information or to request a prayer shawl to give to someone, please call Mary Smith at 860-872-2611 or Kathy Mullin at 860-872-8828.

Catholic Young Adults

 Catholic Young Adults
of Eastern Connecticut


Meetings are on Saturdays twice a month.  Please join us!  Click here for more information.

Lenten Mission 2015 - Steve Angrisano



Message from Father Rick

                                                                                    February, 2015

Dear Parishioners, 
What do the following saints all have in common?  Issac Jogues, Kateri Tekakwitha, Blessed Junipero Serra, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rose Duchesne, Theodore Guerin, John Neumann, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Damien  of Molokai, Marianne Cope, Frances Cabrini, and Katharine Drexel?
Give up?  These are all Saints that we can proudly claim as our own American Saints.  Each of the individuals I listed above lived and courageously served the God they loved and the good people of our homeland.    They are recent saints when you look at the history of sainthood and they lived in states and towns we are familiar with.   Fr. Paul Boudreau, a priest of our Diocese, and Alice Camille recently wrote a wonderful book entitled; Fearless – Stories of the American Saints.  In their book the authors paint incredibly personal and tangible portraits of the Saints listed above.  They write in their introduction, It is our desire to tell these stories within the context of our unique cultural history.  These were, after all, men and women who walked the streets of New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore; who worked in New Orleans, Denver, and along California’s coast.  They penetrated the heartland of Indiana and Missouri with missions and churches, schools and hospitals.  They preached in the Southwest and brought hope to island territories that would later become part of our national story.  
What an arsenal of advocates we now have as a nation.  These are the saints we need to become more familiar with since they are precisely who we should be praying to for the safety and well being of the country we love and the country we see in great crisis.  The many wars, civil unrest, economic uncertainty, poverty, lack of respect towards life and the deterioration of the family unit can be overwhelming and lead one to a feeling of hopelessness. It is at those moments throughout history that Catholics have always pulled out the big guns and have called upon heaven to help us in our hour of need.  How many of you are praying for our country?  If not, why not?  Let’s make a concerted effort to pray to the American Saints and ask for their unique intervention in helping us to heal and once again become a nation of faith, a nation of compassion and a nation of dreams.  
God bless everyone – hang in there Spring is right around the corner! 
Fr Rick

First American Freedom


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Parish Office

Parish Office Closed
Presidents' Day
Monday, February 16th 

Mass Schedule

LENT 2015

Rules for Fast & Abstinence

Confession 3:00 PM Saturdays 
& 6:30 PM Fridays

Ash Wednesday, Feb 18
Ashes and Mass: 8:00 AM, 7:00 PM
Liturgy of the Word and Ashes:
12 Noon, 4:00 PM

Palm Sunday, March 29
Regular Mass Schedule

Chrism Mass, March 31
Cathedral of St. Patrick

Holy Thursday, April 2 
Mass: 7:00 PM

Good Friday Liturgy, April 3
3:00 PM
Living Stations of the Cross 7:00 PM

Blessing of the Easter Meal
April 4 - 11:00 AM

Holy Saturday Vigil, April 4
8:00 PM

Easter Sunday, Apr. 5
Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM

Daily Mass
8:00 AM Monday to Friday

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Children's Liturgy of the Word at 10:00 AM Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 
Every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Night Prayer at 7:45 PM 
Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM followed by morning Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance):
Saturday: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Wednesday after
the 8:00 AM Mass

Parish Pictures

New Photos

Click here to see the latest Picture Albums 

Christmas Caroling and Church Decorations

Also lots of other Albums: Religious Education Functions, Preschool Activities, 4th of July Fireworks, Parish Retreat, and a variety of Parish activities.  


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