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Additional parking is available at the two School Street parking lots on either side of the parking garage behind the Church. These lots are open 24/7. We are asking St. Bernard families to please park in these lots first to allow easier access in the Church parking lot for our elderly and handicapped guests.

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To prepare for your child's Baptism, you must pre-register by calling the Parish Office at 860-875-0753.  The next Baptism Preparation Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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“The heart cannot know what the eye has not seen” A group from St. Matthew/St. Bernard will again be visiting our neighbors in Haiti.  If you have been curious about our twinned parish of St. Pierre, Ganthier, and would like to learn more, why not come and see for yourself the work that is being done there.  You j...

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Just in time for Christmas or for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., our beautiful donation cards with a colorful rendition of a Haitian landscape on the front are available at the parish offices. When a donation is made to our Haiti mission as a gift in someone’s name, and in support of the education of the children of St. Pierre Scho...

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Save the Date for this wonderful event! Join the music ministry from St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church for a special Advent Celebration!  Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of scripture and song that dates back to 1918.  In this beautiful service, we listen to nine brief Scripture lessons, which recount the Fall, ...

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As we begin our Advent journey of anticipation and preparation for the Messiah, I ask that you reserve this date for the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Reconciliation Service. The service will involve an afternoon of reflection, music, prayer and reconciliation with the Lord. I hope you can set aside this time for ...

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November 30th - Wreath Decorating - The St. Matthew/St. Bernard Youth Group will be decorating wreaths to sell as a fundraiser. We will meet in the St. Bernard Church Hall from 6pm to 9pm. December 1st & 2nd - Wreath Sale - The St. Matthew/St. Bernard Youth Group will be selling the wreaths they decorated after all Masses...

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Parent's Night Out to benefit St. Bernard's Preschool Who:  Preschool - 5th Grade (must be potty trained) What:  Dinner, movies, snacks, crafts, games, and more When:  December 7th  5:00pm - 9:00pm Where:  St. Bernard Church Hall Registration Fee:  $20 per child, $50 family cap (in...

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We keep the names of active members of the military in our St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book to keep them in prayer during their service to our country. If you would like to add a family member to the book or if they have returned from service, please contact the Parish Secretary so we may keep the book current. We will be praying for...

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After All Masses at both St. Matthew & St. Bernard The Youth Group will be selling wreaths they decorated themselves! The cost is $12 per decorated wreath. Buy a wreath & support our youth!

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Parishioners are invited to bring in food items until Thanksgiving morning. Father Rick will bless the food and volunteers will deliver the food to the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen after Thanksgiving Mass. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of those who are truly struggling. At St. Bernard, place donations at the entran...

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This year our community will celebrate together at St. Bernard. All who are attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen in Rockville. During Mass the food items will be brought to the Altar to be blessed.

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All Church offices will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 21st for the Thanksgiving Holiday and reopen Monday, November 26th. If you need assistance during this time, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew—(860) 872-0200 St. Bernard—(860) 875-0753

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Thank you to the volunteers who have made it possible for this ministry to resume at St. Bernard. We will resume on November 18th at the 10:00am Mass!  
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The Thanksgiving Edition Sunday, November 18th   3pm - 5pm St. Bernard Hall, Rockville Learn more about your faith and share some fellowship with other adult Catholics. Join us for an afternoon of questions and answers about your Faith! A panel of experts, including Bishop Michael Cote, Sr. Elissa Rinere CP, Deacon C...

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Starting in October, and for the next eight months, on the 1st Sunday of the month (at St. Matthew Church) & 3rd Sunday of the month (at St. Bernard Church) we will be offering the opportunity for our community to pray for our beloved Church that is in crisis. Please consider joining us as we turn to God in our brokenness and pray for...

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Pastor's Page - November
Dear Parish Family, Don’t you just love Thanksgiving?  It’s one of the few holidays that the secular media and retail moguls seem to generally ignore.  In other words, they haven’t ruined it!   I think what I enjoy most about the holiday is that it is focused on families gathering around a table to...

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The federal tax laws have changed. If you are over 70½ and receiving money from an IRA, you can now reduce your taxable income by making your donations to St. Bernard or St. Matthew directly from your IRA. Please consult your IRA investment company, tax advisor, or call Brian Kenny, our Business Manager for more information at 8...

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We have renewed our Catholic Community subscription to FORMED.ORG for all parishioners of St. Bernard and St. Matthew.  There is a great amount of new content and you can now use an iPhone App to access your account after you register (Android App coming soon).  To register for your account, click here. For detailed instructi...

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All Lectors and Homebound Ministers may pick up their workbooks for the 2019 Liturgical year. At St. Matthew they are located in the Sacristy. Please be sure to write your name stating you have received your book. At. St. Bernard they are located in the Confessional.

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Please consider supporting the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew by using our EFT option for one-time and recurring donations. It is a simple and secure process and makes it easier for all our parishioners to support the stewardship mission.  No more envelopes or last-minute check writing! Parishioners who use th...

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Please note that construction for the Route 195 and 74 Realignment at the Tolland Green  has begun and will affect traffic around St. Matthew Church (Dunn Hill Road and Tolland Green in front of the Church). The anticipated completion of the project is October 2019.  

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We have a great selection of Winter and Summer clothing, sizes Preemie to Size 18 and larger for our Youth. We carry First Communion and Flower Girl dresses, Baptismal outfits and Boys Sunday best. We have a few Halloween outfits to choose from and a good selection of winter jackets, and shoes. Our $5 a Bag Sale is always going on and spe...

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In the Diocese of Norwich, all volunteers who have regular contact with minors, all employees, all clergy, and all religious, are required to complete safe environments training. This training is also available to any parishioner, or parent of a parochial school child, regardless of whether or not they wish to volunteer at their parish...

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Going on Vacation? Use the website www.masstimes.org to find the location and Mass times of the Church nearest your destination.  
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The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for a loved one – living or deceased – is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic tradition.  Due to the increased number of Mass requests and the desire to allow as many parishioners and friends as possible to schedule Masses, the following guidelines will apply star...

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Some background information on the Online Giving program available at both St. Matthew Church & St. Bernard Church: What is Online Giving? Online Giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account into your Church's bank account. W...

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The New Saint Bernard mobile app is now available! The Church you love is now available on your mobile device! With the new Saint Bernard Church app, you can catch up on messages you've missed, find out what's going on at the Church this week, make donations, and receive important alerts.  Download it today...

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The Vatican recently issued more definitive guidance on cremation for Catholics.  For the complete document, click here. Summary: Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning.  The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord...

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