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Entries for November 2018

Vernon Chorale Presents Love & Peace December 8th at 7:30pm St. Bernard Church Performing works by both classic and contemporary composers this inspiring music, specially chosen for this holiday season, focuses on what is required to foster hope for a better world. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors & students. Children under 18 are free.

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Parent's Night Out - December 7th

Posted on November 27, 2018 in: General News

Parent's Night Out to benefit St. Bernard's Preschool Who:  Preschool - 5th Grade (must be potty trained) What:  Dinner, movies, snacks, crafts, games, and more When:  December 7th  5:00pm - 9:00pm Where:  St. Bernard Church Hall Registration Fee:  $20 per child, $50 family cap (includes: pizza, popcorn, & drinks) Sherry Yarusewicz and Eileen Cowell, teachers at St. Bernard Preschool who also have extensive teaching experience with children of all ages, will lead the team of volunteers supervising the children. We will have crafts and games and will show t...

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We keep the names of active members of the military in our St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book to keep them in prayer during their service to our country. If you would like to add a family member to the book or if they have returned from service, please contact the Parish Secretary so we may keep the book current. We will be praying for these active military members during our Advent Penance service. For security reasons, we no longer publish the names of active military members in our bulletin.  

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Our community will celebrate Mass as follows: Friday, December 7th             Vigil Mass - 7:00pm at St. Matthew Saturday, December 8th             Mass - 9:00am at St. Bernard Mass - 9:00am at St. Matthew

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After All Masses at both St. Matthew & St. Bernard The Youth Group will be selling wreaths they decorated themselves! The cost is $12 per decorated wreath. Buy a wreath & support our youth!

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Mass Schedule Change - December 3-5

Posted on November 26, 2018 in: General News

Due to the Annual Convocation for Priests our schedule for Monday—Wednesday will be: December 3rd Mass at St. Bernard December 4th Communion Service at St. Matthew December 5th Communion Service at St. Bernard

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We are looking for two people to join a Tuesday team. The team works once every 5 weeks. Hours are 4:45pm - 6:00pm. Jobs include setting up, serving the meal, clean-up, wiping tables, sweeping and mopping. The soup kitchen is located around the corner from St. Bernard. We welcome members from either St. Matthew or St. Bernard. If you would like to join the team or have questions, please contact Becky Maresh @ 860-875-4082 or bmaresh@comcast.net

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Pastor's Page - November

Posted on November 18, 2018 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - November
Dear Parish Family, Don’t you just love Thanksgiving?  It’s one of the few holidays that the secular media and retail moguls seem to generally ignore.  In other words, they haven’t ruined it!   I think what I enjoy most about the holiday is that it is focused on families gathering around a table to share a meal.  Too often with our overly scheduled days we forget the importance of a shared meal.   I also love that it is a secular holiday that continues to invite God to the table and is a day centered on giving instead ...

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Parishioners are invited to bring in food items until Thanksgiving morning. Father Rick will bless the food and volunteers will deliver the food to the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen after Thanksgiving Mass. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of those who are truly struggling. At St. Bernard, place donations at the entrance of the Church At St. Matthew, place donations at the entrance to the Parish Center (items brought to St. Matthew will be donated to the Tolland Food Pantry).    

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This year our community will celebrate together at St. Bernard. All who are attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen in Rockville. During Mass the food items will be brought to the Altar to be blessed.

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All Church offices will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 21st for the Thanksgiving Holiday and reopen Monday, November 26th. If you need assistance during this time, 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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Thank you to the volunteers who have made it possible for this ministry to resume at St. Bernard. We will resume on November 18th at the 10:00am Mass!  

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The Thanksgiving Edition Sunday, November 18th   3pm - 5pm St. Bernard Hall, Rockville Learn more about your faith and share some fellowship with other adult Catholics. Join us for an afternoon of questions and answers about your Faith! A panel of experts, including Bishop Michael Cote, Sr. Elissa Rinere CP, Deacon Chris Deskus, and Mr. Paul Kieda, will answer questions.  

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Souper Service Groups 6:00pm - 8:00pm St. Bernard Church Hall SoupFest is an evening of soup tasting, fellowship, and raising funds for the Cornerstone Foundation’s ministries. This year the soups will be prepared by the Vernon and Tolland Knights of Columbus, Vernon-Rockville Lion's Club, Rockville Exchange Club and Vernon CERT. Admission is Free! Please support the annual Cornerstone Foundation raffle. Raffle tickets are $20 with Visa Gift cards as prizes. The drawing will be the night of Soupfest. Raffle tickets will be sold after all Masses at St. Bernard on October 20th & 21s...

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be: Thursday, November 15th 9:30am—11:30am in the Church Hall Join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting and fellowship. For further information or to request a prayer shawl to give to someone, please call Mary at (860) 872-2611 or Kathy at (860) 872-8828.  

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St. Matthew Classroom 1 We hope you can join us!

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St. Matthew Classroom 1 In the last few weeks St. Matthew’s Justice and Peace Committee has run comments in the bulletin about small ways we can support immigrants...as our faith calls us to do. Another action to consider is coming to the next Justice and Peace meeting! Our group is involved in everything from the school supply collection each August, information nights such as Caregiver Roadshow, and supporting of immigrants. We are continually looking for new projects to tackle and we gladly welcome fresh faces with new ideas and willing hands. Times and days of the meetings change so if you cannot make this ...

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Our twinned parish, St. Pierre in Haiti is having a critical problem with theft of food and supplies from their complex. They have a wall surrounding the school complex but it is too low and insecure to prevent break-ins and thefts. The cost to raise the wall height and make it secure is $6,500. If you can help with this urgent request, please make your check to St. Bernard or St. Matthew with “Haiti Wall” in the memo field. For further information, please contact Kathy Sanner at 860-875-2873, kathysanner@sbcglobal.net.  

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All Church offices will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at: (860) 872-0200—St. Matthew or (860) 875-0753—St. Bernard  

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