News

Entries for January 2020

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 consult your IRA investment company, tax advisor, or call Brian Kenny, our Business Manager for more information at 860-875-0753 x 106

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If you’d like to join us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com  

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting

Posted on January 27, 2020 in: General News

Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30pm St. Bernard Church Hall It is pie night! Deacon Mike will be our speaker!

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After all Masses at St. Matthew Church. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Pick up will be February 8th & 9th Proceeds from our gift card sales are used to support teachers salaries at our twinned parish, St. Pierre Parish in Ganthier, Haiti.

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In honor of the Feast of St. Blaise (February 3rd) we will bless throats after all Masses at both St. Matthew and St. Bernard next weekend. 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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Food Pantry Donations

Posted on January 21, 2020 in: General News

Blessed Sacrament Parish will be using new goldenrod colored envelopes (located at the doors of both Churches) for parishioners who would like to make a monetary donation to either the Tolland Food Pantry or the Cornerstone Cupboard Rockville. These new envelopes allow you to safely donate to either food pantry whenever you would like!  Please be sure to check off which food pantry you would like your donation to go to and make your check payable to Tolland Food Pantry or Cornerstone and place in the collection baskets.   With the use of these new envelopes, St. Matthew Church will no longer be putting...

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Jesus Loves You SNOW Much

Posted on January 21, 2020 in: General News

Please be generous in making up your offertory if you missed Mass because of the snow and consider enrolling in ONLINE GIVING on our website.  

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At St. Bernard Preschool: Sunday (Jan 26)- Join us at 10:00am Mass, our preschool students will be singing!! After Mass join us in the church hall for light refreshments, information for families who are interested in our preschool, AND raffle prizes.  Monday (Jan 27)- Lutz Children’s Museum Visit: the Lutz will bring animals for us to explore, touch, and learn all about.  Tuesday (Jan 28)- Science Experiments Day: The children will have an opportunity to explore different chemical reactions and have lots of fun learning. Wednesday (Jan 29)– Music and Movement Day: We will be exploring new...

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Dear Parishioners, We’ve all heard it said that a new year means new opportunity and a fresh start.  I’ve also heard it shared that when we enter the New Year we need to reflect on our past, learn from it and move ahead; stronger, smarter and more determined.  The question I have, however, is what are we moving towards? Words are nice and encouraging and inspiring – but we need more than words – we need a plan and a goal otherwise we’re just talking the talk and not walking the walk.  And let’s face it, the last thing our world needs is another smooth talker that doesn&...

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Pastor's Page - January

Posted on January 19, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - January
Dear Blessed Sacrament family, I begin this letter with a thank you to the many people who made our Christmas liturgies dynamic, beautiful, faith filled, motivating and well attended.  Each year I notice that the list of those who are actively involved in our liturgies, young and old, expands.  That is a wonderful thing and I thank God for such an involved parish.  I would like to share with you a personal observation and spiritual gift card I received over these weeks of Christmas.  It occurred at the Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of...

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6:30pm - 7:30pm 111 Tolland Green, Tolland Classroom 4   Snow date:  Thursday, January 30th Everyone is welcome to join us and take this opportunity to see our classroom, learn about our program, and talk with our teachers. If you cannot make our open house, feel free to contact us to schedule another time to chat and see our classroom. Our 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am Our 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am We are an accredited Music Together Preschool. Both our 3-year olds and 4-year olds receive a 30...

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All Church offices will be closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. If you need assistance, 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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The next Youth Music Group Mass will be Sunday, January 19th at 10:30am at St. Matthew Church. If you’d like to join us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com

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Haiti Committee Meeting

Posted on January 06, 2020 in: General News

Tuesday, January 14th at 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall All are welcome! Hope to see you there! For questions or for further information call Sue Gilbertie @ 860-371-1111 or Carol Freedman @ 860-872-9212  

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Justice & Peace Committee Meeting

Posted on January 06, 2020 in: General News

Tuesday, January 14th at 4:30pm All are welcome! Hope to see you there! For questions or for further information call Sue Gilbertie @ 860-371-1111 or Carol Freedman @ 860-872-9212  

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