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Entries for February 2018

Vernon Knights of Columbus Council 4122 Sponsored Blood Drive Saturday March 10th 8:00am – 1:00pm St. Joseph Church Hall 33 West Street, Rockville Please register at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 Thank you for making a blood donation and thereby giving the gift of Life. The Knights will be there to provide assistance and will have coffee, Gerry's Donuts and other snacks.  

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From the Women’s Guild I would like to thank everyone who volunteered to make soup and bread for our soup supper. So many great soups this year.  It was a great success.  All of the money will be going to the Cornerstone, who we support and are inspired by their great work. I would also like to thank the students who came to help clean up, your help was greatly needed and very appreciated. Thank you.  Eileen (president) Our Next Meeting:  March 6th at 6:00pm  

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A Day of Reconciliation - March 9th

Posted on February 26, 2018 in: General News

Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation —Friday, March 9th— 6:00am to 10:00pm  at  Saint Bernard Church-Rockville Priests from the Vernon Deanery—Confessor Schedule Time  Priest During busiest times of the day, a second confessor will be available. 6:00 AM Fr. Rick Ricard   7:00 AM Fr. Rick Ricard   8:00 AM Fr. Leon Susaimanickam   9:00 AM ...

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Healing Liturgy - March 4th

Posted on February 26, 2018 in: General News

Healing Liturgy  March 4th at 3:00pm St. Bernard Church This powerful liturgy is filled with hope and encouragement for anyone with serious or chronic illness. Join us for this sacrament of healing which includes quiet reflection, lovely music, and heartfelt prayer. Through the holy anointing offered in this sacrament we are reminded that nothing can separate us from Christ and the saving power of His love. Consider inviting that someone you know who may appreciate this liturgy. The Prayer Shawl ministry will have pocket prayers shawls available. Who can receive a sacramental anointing? Anyone prep...

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Haiti Outreach Meeting Monday, February 26th @ 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall We will be sharing our experiences from our recent trip and planning future fundraising activities. All are invited to attend - we hope you can join us!

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Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation Jesus, through the sacrament of reconciliation,  draws us from the darkness of sin into the light of grace During this season of Lent we focus on God’s mercy and love for each of us. What better way to personally experience His love and mercy than to return to the sacrament of reconciliation?  Confession, reconciliation, penance are all names given for the sacramental cleansing we receive when we turn our sins over to Christ who forgives them as far as east is from the west. Penance Prayer Service Monday, March 19 @ 7pm St. Mat...

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Pastor's Page - February

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

Pastor's Page - February
Dear Parish Family, February is one of those months that finds us deep in the folds of winter. It has been a very cold winter so far and I know people are experiencing those mid-winter blues! The cold, snow and barrenness of the season can often test our resolve to live the Christian virtues of patience and kindness. Hang in there! This year, February also finds us entering the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday, the start of the liturgical season, is February 14th. I don’t ever remember Ash Wednesday being on Valentine’s Day - but since Lent is all about a lov...

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All Church offices will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew  - (860) 872-0200 or St. Bernard - (860) 875-0753

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The following documents are on our website www.stmatthewct.org. Click on Resources and then Safe Environments. Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich Diocese of Norwich : Sexual Abuse & Sexual Misconduct Reporting Procedures 8 Things Children Can Do To Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church and at School 9 Things Teenagers Can Do To Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church and at School 10 Things Concerned Catholics Can Do To Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church and at School 12 Things Parents Can Do To Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church a...

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The Knights of Columbus is holding their annual Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 17th beginning at 6:00 pm at St. Matthew Church.  There will be dinner, raffles and door prizes.  All proceeds will go to support St. Pierre in Ganthier, Haiti, our sister parish and the Cornerstone Foundation in Rockville.    We are specifically looking for gift baskets and/or other items of value that may be used in the raffle.  If anyone has any baskets, stuffing, bows, ribbons, etc. that can be used in creating baskets, that would be helpful as well.  Please contact Mike Rees at selw...

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Saturday, February 17th at 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall, Tolland The Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 Rockville and 6626 Tolland are sponsoring this event. Funds raised from this dinner will benefit the Outreach to Haiti Ministry and the Cornerstone Foundation. Please get your tickets now, limited seating is available. The event will feature a chicken parm and pasta dinner, live music, door prizes and a raffle.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by February 11th (no tickets at the door).  Tickets are available after Masses at Saint Mathew’s and Saint Bernard’s or by contacting Marc ...

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Ash Wednesday Lenten Soup Supper February 14th   4:30pm - 6:30pm  St. Bernard Church Hall The annual Lenten Soup Supper, sponsored by the St. Bernard Women’s Guild, will take place after the Ashes ceremony on Ash Wednesday. We are looking for donations of meat-free soup and breads. The soups should be brought in crock pots and the pots taken home that evening. Donations can be dropped off at the Church hall after 2:30pm on February 14th. Baking breads or making soup is a good way to fulfill service hours for Confirmation candidates! To donate, please call Elaine Shattuck at 860-875-05...

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8:00am - Mass with distribution of Ashes - St. Bernard 12:05pm - Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes - St. Bernard 4:00pm - Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes - St. Bernard 4:30pm - Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes - St. Matthew 7:00pm - Mass with distribution of Ashes - St. Matthew 7:00pm - Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes - St. Bernard

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Palms to Ashes

Posted on February 05, 2018 in: General News

If you have blessed palms at home, please bring them to either St. Bernard or St. Matthew Church by Monday, February 12th so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday (February 14th). At St. Bernard containers will be left in the vestibules. At St. Matthew a container will be left at the entrance to the parish hall.  

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