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Entries for December 2018

Additional parking is available on weekends and for the Christmas Masses at the two School Street parking lots on either side of the parking garage behind the Church. These lots are open 24/7. We are asking St. Bernard families to please park in these lots first to allow easier access in the Church parking lot for our elderly and handi...

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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, December 18th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Catholic missionaries in Bolivia are requesting used hearing aids. The used hearing aids will be refurbished and refitted for people who suffer from severe hearing loss caused by infections due to the lack of medical care. If you can help, call Mary Scibelli at 860-798-7529. Thank you.  

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The federal tax laws have changed. If you are over 70½ and receiving money from an IRA, you can now reduce your taxable income by making your donations to St. Bernard or St. Matthew directly from your IRA. Please consult your IRA investment company, tax advisor, or call Brian Kenny, our Business Manager for more information at 8...

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January 12th - Special Second Saturday Faith and Fun Night! Clairvaux House Pasta Dinner at St. Bernard’s.  Tickets on sale December 29th & 30th and January 5th & 6th after all Masses. To join the Youth Group, email Hilary and Bridget at youth@cath-comm.org!

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A group from St. Matthew/St. Bernard will again be visiting our neighbors in Haiti January 23 - 29, 2019.  If you have been curious about our twinned parish of St. Pierre, Ganthier, and would like to learn more, why not come and see for yourself the work that is being done there.  You just might loose your heart to the beautiful...

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The Music Ministries of St. Bernard and St. Matthew present A Benefit Recital for Haiti Friday, January 11th at 7:00pm Tolland High School Auditorium (Snow Date:  January 18th) Featuring: Ania Muhlhauser, soprano Liz Bologna, soprano Rebecca Urrutia, piano Works by: Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Stra...

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Just in time for Christmas - or birthdays, anniversaries, etc. - our beautiful donation cards with a colorful rendition of a Haitian landscape on the front are available at the parish offices. When a donation is made to our Haiti mission - in support of the education of the children of St. Pierre School, Ganthier - as a gift in someone&rs...

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The purpose of the book club is to help participants on our Catholic faith journey to develop a deeper spiritual life, and strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus and with each other. The next book we’ll discuss is by Bishop Barron with John Allen, Jr. and we think you’ll love it! To Light a Fire on the Earth: Procl...

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Blessing of the Crèche and caroling will be after the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday, December 22nd.   Stay for refreshments after in the Parish Hall.  Bring the whole family and enjoy this joyful & faith-filled celebration!  

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Our annual hat & mitten tree is located in the center vestibule. Please remember those less fortune by bringing new or gently used hats & mittens to add to our tree. All gifts will go to the Cornerstone Foundation. The tree will remain through the Christmas season.  

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Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th:       St. Matthew           4:00PM (Church), 4:15PM (Hall), 6:00PM & 10:00PM       St. Bernard           4:00PM, 6:00PM & Midnight Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th:       ...

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Save the Date for this wonderful event! Join the music ministry from St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church for a special Advent Celebration!  Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of scripture and song that dates back to 1918.  In this beautiful service, we listen to nine brief Scripture lessons, which recount the Fall, ...

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Starting in October, and for the next eight months, on the 1st Sunday of the month (at St. Matthew Church) & 3rd Sunday of the month (at St. Bernard Church) we will be offering the opportunity for our community to pray for our beloved Church that is in crisis. Please consider joining us as we turn to God in our brokenness and pray for...

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Pastor's Page - December
"To see the miraculous within the ordinary is the mark of highest wisdom." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Dear Parish Family, The birth of the Son of God – was by every worldly standard, “ordinary”.  He came among us as a vulnerable child – born in a place reserved for animals – held in the arm...

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry is: Thursday, December 13th 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) ...

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5:30pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall To our members, just a friendly reminder of our Christmas dinner. The cost is $25.00. Please RSVP to Linda Hahn before December 4th. Come for some fun and a good meal. Thank you Eileen  

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As we begin our Advent journey of anticipation and preparation for the Messiah, I ask that you reserve this date for the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Reconciliation Service. The service will involve an afternoon of reflection, music, prayer and reconciliation with the Lord. I hope you can set aside this time for ...

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