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Entries for November 2016

Gifts & Books After all Masses this weekend, December 3 & 4, we will hold a religious books & gift items sale at St Bernard Parish Hall.  Religious articles and Catholic books will be available from two vendors.  You’ll be amazed at the selection of gifts and books available.  Plan to join us! This is a great chance to put a little more Christ in Christmas and to get meaningful gifts for those you love, including yourself.  

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The Youth Group will be coming together on Saturday, December 10th for the 5 PM Mass.  After Mass we will be taking a bus to the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor for their Winterfest and Tunnel of Lights.  The bus will depart from St. Matt's at 6:15 PM and will return approximately 9:00 PM.  The cost is $20 per person, which includes the entrance fee and bus transportation.  The bus transportation is a first come first serve basis, please register early. You may register with one of the Youth Ministers.  Bridget at bridget.thurston@stmatthewct.org or Hillary at youth@saintbernardch...

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Saturday, Dec. 10th with 2 sittings 8am or 10am, no reservations need. A morning of fun for children of ALL ages! Eat a delicious breakfast, visit with Santa, win prizes and MORE!  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and St. Bernard.  Benefit St. Bernard Preschool, Adults $6, Children $5 (2 and up).   Gluten free waffles available on request. Questions, call 860-875-0753 x 115.

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Pastor's Page - November

Posted on November 24, 2016 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - November
Dear Parish family, It’s no coincidence that at the end of our Church year we celebrate two feast days that center on the topics of mortality and eternity.  All Souls and All Saints Days are clear reminders that our earthly journey is a temporary one and our true home awaits us.   The contemplation of life, death and eternity is a natural, healthy, and spiritually awakening exercise.  The Church, through her sacramental life, teachings and Scripture - educates and encourages her people to broaden their understanding of who we are.  The Holy S...

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2016 Fall Retreat Endless Mercy & Advent With Mother Olga CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! Saturday, December 3rd 9:00am—3:30pm We are so excited for this year’s retreat speaker — Mother Olga Yaqob, foundress and mother servant of The Daughters of Mary of Nazareth.  Mother Olga was born in Iraq and has lived through four Iraqi wars. She has lost family and friends to war, and experienced first hand persecution for her faith, and yet she has a message filled with hope! Her love and abiding faith in our merciful God is inspiring. She is a dynamic speaker with a powerful message that will e...

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Cornerstone has shared that they have no winter coats in their inventory, so the Girl Scouts are collecting winter coats for Cornerstone on Friday (Black Friday) November 25th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  A collection truck will be parked in the St. Bernard Parking Lot for the drop offs. Please help if you are able!    

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NEW PHOTOS - Women's Guild Bazaar!

Posted on November 15, 2016 in: General News

Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to see photos of the Women's Guild Bazaar.

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St. Matthew/St. Bernard Trip to Haiti January 17th - January 23rd Come travel to the sun and the warmth this January! Come join the St. Matthew/St. Bernard trip to Haiti this January 17th to the 23rd and experience for yourself the wonderful people of St. Pierre, Ganthier. See the school we have helped to build and meet the children whose education we support. It is a trip you will never forget! For more information or to register call John Bouley at 860-875-4999. Call no later than November 20th as space is limited and tickets must be obtained soon.  

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Vatican Guidance on Cremation

Posted on November 07, 2016 in: General News

The Vatican recently issued more definitive guidance on cremation for Catholics.  For the complete document, click here. Summary: Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning.  The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord, life is changed but not ended, and, when this earthly dwelling turns to dust, an eternal dwelling is made ready for them in heaven”.  By death the soul is separated from the body, but in the resurrection God will give incorruptible life to our body, transformed by reunion with...

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Women's Guild Bazaar Nov. 11-12

Posted on November 03, 2016 in: General News

It’s that time again, we are looking for items to be donated for the Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar. We are looking for:  kitchen items, nick knacks, jewelry, outdoor items, crafts, Christmas items, kids toys, books, collectables, any good clean stuff you want to get rid of… Please no clothes, televisions or large furniture items. Drop off days are:     Saturday November 5th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm Sunday November 6th after  Masses. If you need help delivering your donations, please call Eileen @ 860-604-9269 ?? Do you want a chance to win ?? Take a Chanc...

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