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Entries for October 2019

The Knights of Columbus is an international order of Catholic men who are called to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others, and defend values in a busy changing world. Membership Drives  are being held after Masses on the following dates:   Edmund P. Perkins Council #6626 - November 2nd & 3rd at St. Matthew Church Our Lady of Fatima Council #4122 - was held on October 19th & 20th at St. Bernard Church. You can still join this council by going to the website listed below. Whether you become an individual member or a member of one of our councils you will find that Knights of...

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Friday, November 8th            4pm - 8pm (please note our new time) Saturday, November 9th       10am - 2pm Dinner will be served on Friday 5:00pm-6:30pm Lunch will be served on Saturday 11:30am -1:00pm 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 Tickets on Sale Now Drawing:  November 9th at 2:00pm at o...

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The Great Music Swap

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: General News

This weekend our two music directors, Norma Marchesani and Rebecca Urrutia, will be taking their ministries on the road!!!  The St. Matthew music team will be performing at St. Bernard Church and the St. Bernard music team will be performing at St. Matthew Church.  I appreciate all their efforts and coordination to make this happen.  I know our community will enjoy hearing the different voices leading us in song and giving praise to God.   

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Sanctuary Lamp Intentions

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: General News

Both St. Matthew & St. Bernard have a Sanctuary Lamp that is available to memorialize a loved one or for another intention such as healing or thanksgiving. The donation is $25 for the week and the intention will be listed in the bulletin. To reserve the Sanctuary Lamp, please call: For the St. Matthew Sanctuary Lamp: (860) 872-0200 For the St. Bernard Sanctuary Lamp:  (860) 875-0753  

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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. Classes are held Tuesdays at 7:00pm in Classroom #2 of the St. Matthew Church Center. If you are interested, please call Denise at (860) 872-0200 Ext 1.    Come Join the Family!!!  

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6:30pm—9:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #6626 Aladdin (1992)  Rated (G) Starring Robin Willams, Linda Larkin, Scott Weinger and Frank Welker Free Admission Free Popcorn & Soda

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At St. Bernard Church before and after Masses It is time again to gather all your treasures that you do not want anymore and donate them to our bazaar.  We are always so grateful for your donations and we put them to good use.  This year we are having only one weekend of drop off - October 26th and 27th.   We will be at Church before and after all the Masses that weekend. We will accept the following items:  housewares, plates, silverware, glasses, mugs, pots and pans, bakeware, Christmas items, toys, jewelry, holiday items, knick knacks, pictures, books, frames, small electronic items and fi...

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

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Pastor's Page - October

Posted on October 20, 2019 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - October
Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Family, Who doesn’t love the fall?  The oppressive humidity of summer has now been replaced by the dry crisp autumn air that invigorates us.  Fall is the time of year when New Englanders are blessed to view God’s artistic hand transforming the world with brilliant colors ranging from bright yellow and oranges to vibrant reds.  God’s creative spirit is truly amazing, and we are continually blessed with His abundance.  As pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, I know how abundantly we are blessed.  We...

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Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) is accepting new and gently used winter coats, boots, gloves & scarves during the month of October. Please help us keep refugees and immigrants warm this winter! There will be a box marked Winter Clothing Collection/IRIS in both the St. Matthew Church Hall and the St. Bernard Church Hall for your donations. Thank you! "Amen I stay to you, whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did it for me." (Matt. 25:40)  

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Time: 6:30pm Place:  St. Bernard Church Hall Anyone interested in helping plan and implement faith events for Blessed Sacrament Parish are very welcome.  Refreshments at 6:30pm and meeting from 7:00pm-8:00pm What is a Spirituality Ministry Team? We prayerfully work together to provide a wide range of opportunities to enrich our parishioners with spiritual growth and awareness on an individual, group, and communal level.  We work to help our parishioners grow in love for God and knowledge of our Catholic faith. It is a great, no pressure group. Many folks aren't available to attend meetin...

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Adoration Schedule Change

Posted on October 14, 2019 in: General News

Our new schedule is: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00am at St. Bernard Church Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00am at St. Matthew Church

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The next Youth Music Group Mass will be: Sunday, October 20th 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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40 Days-For-Life runs from September 25th - November 3rd Peaceful Prayer Vigil Date for Blessed Sacrament Parish:  Friday, October 18th We hope that you will join our parish by praying, fasting, and signing-up to attend the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Norwich. Tables will be set up after all Masses at both of our Churches on October 12th & 13th to sign up to join us in Norwich.  

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Haiti Outreach Committee Meeting

Posted on October 07, 2019 in: General News

Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00pm St Matthew Church hall If anyone would like to attend this meeting, but find the time or day inconvenient, please let us know. All are welcome. Contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111 or Carol @ (860) 268-0966, for more information. Hope to see you there!

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Justice & Peace Meeting

Posted on October 07, 2019 in: General News

Tuesday, October 15th at 4:30pm St Matthew Church hall If anyone would like to attend this meeting, but find the time or day inconvenient, please let us know. All are welcome. Contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111 or Carol @ (860) 268-0966, for more information. Hope to see you there!  

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting

Posted on October 07, 2019 in: General News

Our next meeting is October 15th at 6:00pm.  Hope to see you there. Eileen  

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All Church offices will be closed on Monday, October 14th for the Columbus Day Holiday. If you need assistance, please leave a message at (860) 872-0200—St. Matthew Church or (860) 875-0753—St. Bernard Church  

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Come to the Blessed Sacrament Parish Youth Group Bash! There will be food, field games, swimming, music, so many cool prizes to win (including AirPods), and more! Location: Star Hill (100 Gerber Dr, Tolland, CT 06084) Date: October 12th      Time:  1:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Click on this link to sign-up https://tinyurl.com/yxfe9jcw Instagram:  @blessed_sacramentyouth  Grades: 7-12   -  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!  

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