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News and Announcements
Mass of Remembrance

 Mass of Remembrance
November 2, 7:00 P.M.

In honor of those who have died this past year, we will be offering a Mass of Remembrance on Nov. 2nd. Each person will be remembered during the Necrology of the Mass, as his or her name is called off and a candle is leet in his or her memory.  It is a beautiful tribute to those whom we love and continue to hold close in our hearts.  Refreshments and fellowship will follow the Mass in our Church Hall.

Women's Guild


Women's Guild Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4 - 6:00 PM in the Church Hall.


 Cornerstone Soupfest
Nov. 6 - 6:30 PM
St. Bernard Church Hall

All proceeds benefiting Cornerstone. Have fun while enjoying soups from R House, The Hidden Still and The Country Butcher while enjoying the music of Rob Thomas from "Off the Clock."  Free Admission.  Raffle tickets may be purchased from Glenn Andrews or Tom Stauffer.  Prizes include $500, $400, $300, and $250 Visa Gift cards.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

 Prayer Shawl Ministry
Nov. 6 -9:30-11:30 AM

Please join the Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Church Hall on November 6th.

Coffee & Donuts

 Coffee & Donuts
Nov 2nd
after 10:00 AM Mass

Church Workday


Please join us Monday, November 10th at 6:00 PM to make our Church shine!  All skill levels are welcome since we have a variety of projects that need your attention.  If interested, please call the Parish Office at 860-875-0753 X 100 with your name, phone number and email. 

Women's Guild Bazaar

 Women's Guild 

Attic Treasures: Drop off dates 11/1-11/2 and 11/8-11/9 before and after all Masses and 11/10-11/12 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Looking for old costume jewelry, Christmas items, holiday decorations, clean houseware, books toys, small kitchen applicances in good working order.  NO clothes, furniture or TV's. 

Raffle Tickets:  Available for purchase at all weekend Masses Oct 18-19, $1 each.  Prizes: 42" HDTV, $250 Best Buy card, $200 Stop-n-Shop card, $150 Big Y card, $100 gas card.

Bazaar: November 14 & 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM each day, lunch served 11:00 AM-1:00 PM each day.

Questions: Please call Kathy Lillis 860-875-8376.



Message from Father Rick

                                                                                                         November, 2014

Dear Parishioners,

I write this November letter while on retreat at the Sacred Heart’s Retreat Center in Wareham, Massachusetts.  I’ve been coming to this house off and on for nearly twenty years.  The main residence on the property was built in 1910 and is an impressive and stately building.  Like all houses of that era it’s filled with all kinds of architectural beauty but also all kinds of maintenance challenges.  You’re never quite sure what awaits you when you enter the house.  It’s an adventure.  This year I have the entire third floor to myself – not because I’m terribly special but simply because no one else wants to climb the three flights of stairs necessary to get to the rooms.  I don’t mind, and in fact I love the privacy and the evening sounds of the rattling windows as the winds off the Cape Cod Canal do their best to disturb the sleep of the home’s many visitors.  Especially those residing on the top floor!

I love it here and find great peace whenever I enter the complex.  Perhaps it’s because the priests, sisters, brothers and seminarians that live here are so welcoming.  It might be the fact that I have no computer or television to distract me and because of the poor reception, cell phones seldom work!  The peace, I feel might very well come from praying and celebrating Mass with the community or a result from hiking the many beautiful trails traversing the property and shore line.  But the real reason I find peace here is that I slow down my pace long enough to have meaningful conversations with God.  It’s quiet here and I find Him in the stillness.  What a gift awaits us in the stillness of live.

Like all things, however, I know my stay here is short and I need to pack up and get back to reality.  The challenge I face and each one of you face is being able to create the stillness amidst the fast paced, technologically drive, schedule obsessed life we live.  It is difficult but not impossible and we should always strive to set aside time when we can find the stillness in life that is necessary to have quality conversations with God.  

I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving. 

Fr. Rick



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Parish Office

Parish Office Closed for
Veteran's Day Holiday
Tuesday, November 11

The Parish Office will be closed Tuesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day.

Synod of Bishops


Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families, too, may be places of communion and  prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel, and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division:  may all who have been hurt or Scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.  Amen.

Mass Schedule

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 

Parish Retreat with Fr. Dennis Tamburello

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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