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Entries for January 2017

The next meeting of the Adult Faith Formation committee will be Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm.  We will meet in the lower level of the school, in the Youth Room at St. Bernard Church.  Anyone interested in helping plan and implement special faith events for both St Matthew and St. Bernard will be warmly welcomed.   If you want more information contact Mary Scibelli at 860-798-7529 or email scibellifamily@gmail.com.  

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Prison Ministry Opportunity

Posted on January 30, 2017 in: General News

We are looking for parishioners who may be interested in exploring an opportunity for prison ministry in the Enfield /Somers area. Presently, Deacon Michael Torres, the chaplain at Cybulski Correction facility, is using a program which brings the word of God to those imprisoned and who are seeking to know more about God. This program would also be used by the volunteers with the inmates and is easily learned and utilized and does not require previous ministry or catechism experience. Presently, volunteers will be meeting at the prison in Somers on Fridays from 1-2 pm.  Deacon Michael has also indicated that, if int...

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Blessing of Throats, Feb 4-5

Posted on January 30, 2017 in: General News

In honor of the Feast of St. Blaise (February 3rd) we will bless throats after each Mass at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th. Through this blessing we pray for the intercession of St. Blaise to protect us from illnesses of the throat and all other illnesses. We pray that both our spiritual and physical bodies will be made pure and healthy so that we may better serve our God in life and love.  

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Coffee & Doughnuts February 5th After the 10:00am Mass Join us for Coffee and Doughnuts after the 10:00am Mass! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4122. Your donations help us continue to make coffee and doughnuts available. Upcoming dates:  March 5th & April 2nd.  

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Please join St. Bernard Preschool in our Annual Catholic Schools Week Celebration. This year our special week will kick off on Sunday, January 29th at the 10:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church. The preschoolers invite you to a short concert performance given by the class of 2017 just before the conclusion of Mass. Our action-packed schedule of activities to commemorate Catholic Schools Week will include a trip to Jack and Allie’s book store, a puppet show by Mother Goose, a trip to Jumpin Jonnies, an indoor snowball extravaganza and a PJ day. In addition to the fun activities the children will be learning about...

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Pastor's Page - January

Posted on January 22, 2017 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - January
Dear parish family, On behalf of my staff and brother clergy I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very blessed, healthy and joy filled 2017! At the start of a new year it is customary to make a few resolutions for ourselves.  We are often very good at deciding what we want and need in our lives to make us happier and healthier.  We can be very organized with our life’s plans.  Unfortunately, in our desire to have everything planned out, we can leave an essential component out of the equation.  Perhaps one of our resolutions needs to...

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Youth Group News Living Stations of the Cross Rehearsals ¨ Open to all students in grades 8 - 12. ¨ Actors, readers, musicians and stage crew needed. ¨ Rehearsals will be held at St. Matthew from 6-8pm on the following dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 19 & 26 Be in the Know!! Sign up for Youth Group emails on the St. Matthew website. Steubenville NYC Reserve your spot for Steubenville NYC! Contact either Bridget or Hillary by January 29th for more information and to save your spot!  

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March for Life Bus Trip Thursday, January 26th - Friday, January 27th The Annual March for Life will take place this year on Friday, January 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C., as a way for people to express their opposition to abortion. This year’s event coincides with the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion. Buses sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of Connecticut Right to Life will travel to the March leaving from the Norwich Municipal Parking Lot (Exit 11, I-395) on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 9 P.M. Bus fare is $67 per person. For information, to reserve a seat, or, if ...

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Coffee & Doughnuts January 8th Join us for Coffee and Doughnuts after the 10:00am Mass! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4122. Your donations help us continue to make coffee and doughnuts available. Upcoming dates: February 5th, March 5th & April 2nd.  

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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! Available for iPhone and Android devices or search for 'St. Bernard Church - CT' on your device.

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Sports and Spirituality: How Do We Balance Both in Today’s World?   Vs.  Who:  Adults, Coaches and Parents When:  January 10, 2017, 7-8:30 pm Where:  Our Lady of Lourdes, Gales Ferry A panel of experts with over 70 years of experience in organized athletics on the college and high school levels will discuss the importance of “Coaching the Whole Person” Speakers include: Mr. Anthony Jaskot, Athletic Director, Xavier HS, Middletown, Ct Mr. Nicholas Cerreta, Varsity Baseball Coach Xavier HS, Middletown, Ct. Fr. Gregory Galvin, Pastor St Bridget of Kil...

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