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Entries for February 2016

Healing Liturgy, Feb. 28th 3:00 PM

Posted on February 24, 2016 in: General News

Healing Liturgy, St. Bernard Church Feb. 28th 3:00 PM During the Holy Year of Mercy, we draw together in a special way to share in the incredible gift of God's unfailing mercy.   All are invited to join together in prayer for those who suffer from any type of illness.  Anointing of the sick will be available for those who choosee to receive this sacrament.

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Pastor's Page - February

Posted on February 22, 2016 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - February
Dear Parishioners, I saw several commercials a few weeks ago where Oprah Winfrey was encouraging people to get on a particular diet and exercise program in order to make 2016 their healthiest year ever.  Oprah has a huge following and a lot of advertising money so I’m sure people will jump on the band wagon.   Watching Oprah’s success, I would like to make a similar pitch to our parish family.  Admittedly I don’t have a huge following like Oprah and my advertising budget is nonexistent - but I still am going to encourage our two c...

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Bereavement Volunteers Needed

Posted on February 22, 2016 in: General News

St. Bernard Bereavement Committee Looking to you for help in offering service to the bereaved families in our parish. The Committee is made up of two different groups. Volunteers in one group contact the family of the deceased (after initial contact by our priests) to offer information on planning the funeral Mass. It sounds overwhelming, but it is not. We offer the family a booklet of reading choices for the Mass and hymnals for selection of music. We have been well received by the grieving families as this service gives them some direction and eases the burden of “what do we do about the funeral Mass?&rdqu...

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The Light Is On For You Reconciliation available every hour with a different priest from the Vernon Deanery between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm at ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, ROCKVILLE. 

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Click on PHOTOS button above for Parish Mission photos held at St. Matthew Feb. 20th. 

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St Bernard’s and St Matthew’s        Invite you to join us for a Lenten Week of Guided Prayer   PRAYER in PRACTICE for EVERYONE!     Sunday, February 14 – Saturday, February 20, 2016           The Lenten Week of Guided is an opportunity for people to make a retreat without leaving their homes to go to a retreat center.  On Sunday, 2/14, all those making the Week of Guided Prayer will gather in the hall at St. Matthew Church and there is where the orientation session will be done as well as giving every...

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LENTEN MISSION Saturday, Feb. 20th 10:00 am-12:00 pm Saint Matthew Parish Hall Life, with its twists and turns, sorrows and joys, is our spiritual journey, our path to God. We need not search for it in any other place. Especially in this Year of Mercy, let us take some time to look at this journey we are on, and consider how we might be more aware of God in our everyday lives, and see God as our constant companion on the sacred journey of life.   Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P. is a member of the Passionist community.  She is the Director of Pastoral Planning in the Diocese of Norwich, and the Director of ...

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The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a bottle drive on Saturday, February 13th from 9 am to noon with drop off at the St. Bernard parking lot.  We'll be collecting cans as well as glass and plastic bottles. Proceeds will benefit your local council's community activities.

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Ash Wednesday Schedule

Posted on February 06, 2016 in: General News

Ash Wednesday     February 10        8:00 am – Mass with Ashes – St. Bernard      10:00 am – Woodlake Nursing Home – Ashes      10:30 am – Fox Hill Nursing Home – Ashes      12:05 pm – Liturgy of the Word with Ashes                     – St. Bernard        1:30 pm – Rockville General Hospital – Ashes        4:00 pm – Liturgy of the Word with Ashes      &nb...

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Coffee and Doughnuts this Sunday after the 10:00 am Mass hosted by the Knights of Columbus.

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Ash Wednesday is Feb. 10th and the Women's Guild will be sponsoring the Lenten Soup Supper.  We are looking for donations of Home made  Meatless soup and breads. If you can help please email Kathy Lillis ( Klillis@comcast.net ) or Pegi Deitz- Shea ( pegideitzshea@aol.com )with your offerings.  You may also telephone Elaine Shattuck  (860-875--0561) or Kathy Lillis (860-875-8376) if you do not use email.  

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Valentine's Dance, Sat. Feb. 13th

Posted on February 02, 2016 in: General News

VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:00pm-11:00pm St. Bernard Church Hall $20/person ($25 at the door) Dancing, light snacks, soda, beer, and wine sponsored by your Knights of Columbus councils 4122 & 6626. For more information contact Jeff.Bachiochi@snet.net or (860) 875-7945.  

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