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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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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, February 19th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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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.  Click here for the Wall Journal Article "The Secret Way Seniors Can Keep Deducting Gifts to Charity". Please...

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Both St. Bernard & St. Matthew Churches have ‘hearing devices’ tied into the sound system. If you would like to use one of the hearing devices, you can ask for one before Mass. At St. Matthew in the vesting room by the front doors At St. Bernard in the Sacristy - enter through the door by Mary The hearing devi...

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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. ...

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Living Stations of the Cross Rehearsals start in February. Stayed tuned for more details. Bread and Soup Supper— March 9th  after the 5:00pm Mass at St. Matthew Tickets on sale the weekends of February 23rd/24th and March 2nd/3rd. Steubenville NYC High School Join 3,000 teens from throughout the US for three...

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Watch the Super Bowl, Have Pizza, Help Others On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd, you can enjoy the game, eat great pizza, and help an important mission at the same time! Any time that day, when you purchase pizza at either Willington Pizza or Willington Pizza, Too (take out or eat in), 15% of your purchase will go to the Annunciati...

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DIY Paint and Wine Night For Adults to Benefit St. Bernard Preschool Saturday, February  2nd  7-9 pm in St. Bernard’s Church Hall ALL TALENT LEVELS WELCOME. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Join us for a fun night out including wine, appetizers, raffle prizes and more! Our instructor, Jess, will lead us in t...

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Pastor's Page - January
Dear Parish family, On behalf of the clergy and staff of our two parishes, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very blessed and happy New Year.  I pray 2019 is a great year for all of you.  New beginnings are truly a blessing and we thank God for every opportunity we receive to be transformed...

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The purpose of the book club is to help participants on our Catholic faith journey to develop a deeper spiritual life, and strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus and with each other. The next book we’ll discuss is by Bishop Barron with John Allen, Jr. and we think you’ll love it! To Light a Fire on the Earth: Procl...

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Catholic missionaries in Bolivia are requesting used hearing aids. The used hearing aids will be refurbished and refitted for people who suffer from severe hearing loss caused by infections due to the lack of medical care. If you can help, call Mary Scibelli at 860-798-7529. Thank you.  

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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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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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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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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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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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