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Entries for October 2019

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

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Question: God rarely seems to answer my prayers. Is He really listening ? Answer: Throughout Scripture, God promises to answer the prayers of His people. Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we’d hope. God won’t miraculously do evil or fulfill selfish intentions. If we’re praying for something immoral, God isn’t going to answer that prayer for us! Of course, we still have the freedom to make choices, but it isn’t God’s movement. Sometimes we’re not praying for something evil, but our intentions are less than honorable. For example, “Please convert my mother-...

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Sanctuary Lamp Intentions

Posted on October 17, 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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Low-Gluten Host Available

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: General News

Low-gluten Communion Hosts are available for sufferers of Celiac disease at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew. If you need low-gluten Communion Host, please come to the presider’s line (right-center aisle line) during Holy Communion and say you would like a low-gluten Host.  

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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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Pray for our Military

Posted on October 16, 2019 in: General News

We are updating our prayer list of deployed military personnel.  If you have a loved one who is in the military in harm’s way, please email spirituality@cath-com.org or call either Church office. St. Michael is the patron saint of soldiers and will be regularly asked to intercede for the protection of our loved ones in the military. Parishioners can request to add the name of active military personnel to our St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book at any time and we are encouraging parishioners to let us know so our list is kept current.  Names are no longer published in the bulletin, but will be prayed...

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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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Youth Explosion

Posted on October 14, 2019 in: General News

November 2nd 1:00-5:30pm St. Bernard School, Uncasville The Diocese of Norwich invites Grades 6 – 12 to YOUTH EXPLOSION with host and song leader Cooper Ray. Listen to live music, engage with other youth from throughout the Diocese of Norwich, pray with Fr. Mark Sauriol from the Diocese of Providence, and learn how to encounter Christ in your life today! Doors open at 12:30pm and the cost is $25 for the day and includes snack.  Permission slips are available at the St. Matthew Youth Group bulletin board.  For questions, contact Bridget Thurston at: (860) 872-0200  Ext 306 / youth@cath...

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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: Our Lady of Fatima Council #4122 - October 19th & 20th at St. Bernard Church Edmund P. Perkins Council #6626 - November 2nd & 3rd at St. Matthew Church Whether you become an individual member or a member of one of our councils you will find that Knights of Columbus membership brings Catholic men together in a powerful way. If you would like to ...

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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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Raffle Tickets for the Christmas Bazaar will be sold before & after all Masses at St. Bernard Church This Weekend - October 19th & 20th Drawing:  November 9th at 2:00pm at our Christmas Bazaar $1 each or $5 for a book of 5!! Raffle Prizes: 1st Prize:       $1,000 (2 - $500 Mastercard gift cards) 2nd Prize:      $500 (1 - $500 Mastercard gift card) 3rd Prize:      $200 (2 - $100 Mastercard gift cards) 4th Prize:       $100 (1 - $100 Mastercard gift card) Raffle Tic...

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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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Pastor's Page - October

Posted on October 13, 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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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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