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News and Announcements
Women's Guild

The Women's Guild will meet in the Church Hall from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 6th.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School
at St. Bernard

July 7th-11th


Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Council 4122 will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a graduating High School Senior who plans to continue his or her education at a two or four year college or university.. The recipient must be presently a member of St. Bernard, St. Joseph, or Sacred Heart Parish to qualitfy.  Involvement in charitable community activities will be heavily considered.  If interested, please click here for the application and return to Mr. Joesph Marsala, 54 Hilltop Ave., Vernon, CT 06066. Note, this application is for students who DO NOT attend Rockville High School.  The K of C offers a similar scholarship to RHS students which is available from the school's Guidance Office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The next meeting of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is on Thursday, May 8th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Church Hall.


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Message from Father Rick

                                                                                                     April 2014

Dear Parishioners,

I think April is my favorite month of the year.  It’s not that I dislike winter – I think it’s fine right up until December 26th!  After that it just gets very old, very quick.  April is the month when every sense is awakened by the arrival of spring.  All things that appeared dead – suddenly burst forth with new life and dazzle the world with God’s creative genius.  What’s not to love?!   

Easter parallels the natural world’s awakening and makes this time of year even more brilliant.  What better time to contemplate Jesus’ glorious and miraculous resurrection from the tomb than during the spring.   Easter is the holiest season of our Church and Lent has prepared us to enter it with a depth the rest of the world is missing.  We enter this season with hearts open, minds alert and spirits prepared for His message and His direction.   He is Risen – Alleluia!

Pope Francis wrote - 
      “At dawn, they went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body and found the first sign: the empty tomb” (Mark 16:1). Their meeting with a messenger of God followed.  He announced: “Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One, has risen, he is not here” (vs 5-6).  The women were motivated by love and were able to accept this announcement with faith; they believed and passed it on straight away; they did not keep it to themselves but passed it on…

This should happen in our lives too.  Let us feel the joy of being Christian!  We believe in the Risen One who conquered evil and death! Let us have the courage to “come out of ourselves” to take this joy and this light to all the places of our life!

A blessed Easter everyone.

Fr. Rick

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Cluster News

St. Bernard Church - Rockville
Apr.  17        Holy Thursday Mass    7:00 pm
Apr.  18        Good Friday Liturgy    3:00 pm
        Youth Group Living Stations    7:00 pm
Apr.  19        Holy Saturday
        Blessing of Easter Meal           11:00 am
Apr.  19        Decorating for Easter  7:30 am
Apr.  19        Holy Saturday Vigil      8:00 pm
Apr.  20        EASTER Masses          7:30 am,  9:00 am, 10:30 am
Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00 pm

St. Maurice Church—Bolton
All Fridays    Mass & Stations of the Cross    7:00 pm
   (Except Good Friday)
All Other Vigils     Vigil Mass            5:00 pm
All Sundays    Masses                    7:30 am, 10:00 am    
Apr. 17        Holy Thursday Mass  7:00 pm
        Adoration after Mass till 12 Midnight   
Apr. 18      od Friday Liturgy        3:00 pm
        Stations of the Cross            7:00 pm
Apr. 19        Holy Saturday
        Blessing of Easter food        10:00 am   
        Easter Vigil                            8:30 pm   
Apr. 20        EASTER Masses         7:30 am, 10:00 am   

St. Matthew Church—Tolland    
            Mon. thru Fri.        Weekday Masses        9:00 am
Stations of the Cross each Friday after 9:00 am Mass       

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Parish Office

Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed
Good Friday, April 18.

Mass Schedule

LENT 2014


Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00 PM
Visits to Repository until 9:00 PM
Good Friday
Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord: 3:00 PM
Youith Group Living Stations of the Cross: 7:00 PM
Holy Saturday
Blessing of the Easter Baskets: 11:00 AM
Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday
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 -

Vernon Chorale April 5, 2014

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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