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Entries for October 2017

All Church offices will be closed on Friday November 10th for the Veterans Day Holiday. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. (860) 872-0200—St. Matthew or (860) 875-0753—St. Bernard

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The St. Bernard’s Women’s Guild Bazaar & Raffle Friday November 10th, 10am - 2pm Saturday, November 11th, 10am - 2pm Hot Lunch available from 11am - 1pm Join us in the Church Hall for: Our Famous Rosettes and other Baked Goods Arts & Crafts Attic Treasures including: Books Jigsaw Puzzles Toys Kitchen & Housewares Christmas Items Fine Collectibles Jewelry Raffle Drawing - Saturday November 11th at 2:00pm $1 per ticket ($5 for a book) Raffle Prizes: 1st Prize: $1,000 (2 - $500 Visa Gift Cards) 2nd Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card 3rd Prize: $200 ...

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RCIA Classes

Posted on October 24, 2017 in: General News

RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is the process by which adults are gradually initiated into the life and sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is comprised of various steps along the way.  Each transition is marked by a rite or a special ceremony within the public liturgy. Underlying these are the classes where the individual learns the basics of the Catholic faith. Weekly classes will be held at: St. Bernard, Sundays at 9:00am in the Rectory. St. Matthew, Tuesdays at 7:00pm in Classroom 2. It’s not too late to join! If interested, please contact either parish offi...

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Stop by to find out about the wonderful ministries we have in our Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew. Representatives from our ministries will be available in the Church Hall after Masses at: St. Bernard - October 28th & 29th St. Matthew - November 4th & 5th  

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Our community will celebrate Mass at: 8:00am at St. Bernard and 7:00pm at St. Matthew  

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Pastor's Page - October

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

Pastor's Page - October
Dear Parish Family, October finds us in the beautiful season of fall.  Before our very eyes, we see our world beautifully transformed into a new season.  We witness fall’s brilliant colors, cool temperatures, pumpkins, apple cider and the little ones all dressed up in their favorite costumes parading through our neighborhood.  October is also a transformative month for our parish family as we welcome our brothers and sisters from Sacred Heart Parish who will sadly celebrate their last Mass on October 15th.   This has been a very trying t...

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Click the PHOTO button on the homepage, or click here to see photos of the Fr. White Scholarship recipients this year, Lily Ryan and Colleen Truman, both attending East Catholic.  The Cemetery improvement photos will continue as the work progresses with final paving expected late October. 

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Welcome Sacred Heart!

Posted on October 15, 2017 in: General News

For Father Rick's letter welcoming Sacred Heart parishioners to St. Bernard, click here.

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Click Here for Fr. Rick's letter to Sacred Heart parishioners. Diocese of Norwich Announcement - As we are aware, the pastoral planning process has been ongoing in the Diocese of Norwich for several years. We began by clustering parishes, and then moved to yoking parishes.  Currently, 65% of all the parishes of the Diocese are yoked, which means they are joined together under the leadership of one pastor.  As the diocese continues to deal with demographic shifts, and a decline in the number of priests available for parish ministry, it is clear that the continued yoking of parishes is neither a suffic...

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We will proudly present the Father John White Scholarship Award to this year’s recipients, Colleen Truman and Lily Ryan, at the 10:00am Mass on this Sunday, October 15th. Two teens are chosen every year and $1,000 is awarded toward their tuition. The teens are freshman who will continue their education at East Catholic this fall. The Father White Scholarship Fund was formed to honor our former Pastor and continue to support his love for children and Catholic education.  

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Monday, October 9th 7:00-8:00pm St. Bernard’s School Basement This year’s Soupfest will raise needed funds for the Cornerstone Foundation. Last year, we raised over $12,000! Our theme for 2017 is "The Last Souper" and we are asking clergy to make soups. Fr. Rick has already agreed to participate. Each year, we work hard to include new people on the committee. If you are interested in serving on the Soupfest 2017 committee, please contact Tom Stauffer at tpstauffer@aol.com. Upcoming Soupfest meeting dates:  10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/16  

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to see the latest photos.

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Rosary & Fatima Celebration Friday-October 13th St. Bernard Church Rosary 6:30, followed by Refreshments Join us as we pray the Rosary together and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.  This year we will pray together the Glorious Mysteries, with beautiful music and slides. Plan to stay for refreshments after the prayer service. Children of the parish are encouraged to bring art devoted to our blessed mother which will be displayed in the hall during refreshments. This will be a special Fatima Celebration hosted by the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew Church and the Fatima Counc...

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