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Entries for March 2016

Vernon Chorale Concert - Dona Nobis Pacem, 7:30 PM with special guest Rockville High School's Vocal Motion.  Suggested donation $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. 

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To see new photos of Easter decorations, Youth Group Living Stations of the Cross, more.... click here

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Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3rd

Posted on March 28, 2016 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3rd St. Bernard Church 2:00-2:45 PM Adoration and Benediction 3:00 PM Chaplet to Divine Mercy in Song  Come, sing, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Fellowship will follow in the parish hall. This is a combined event by St. Matthew & St. Bernard parishes, and neighboring parishes are warmly welcome. Join us April 3rd!  

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting St. Bernard Hall, April 7th 9:30 AM The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on Thursday, Apriul 7, 2016, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. 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 Smith at 860-872-2611 or Kathy Mullin at 860-872-8828.

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What is a Small Christian Community? Information Session-- St. Matthew Chapel, Monday March 29th, 7:00 PM Have you ever wanted to be a part of a small community who reflects on the Gospel on a regular basis?  Small Christian Communities (SCC) are just that, a group of parishioners who gather as a small segment of the larger church to pray the scriptures and connect faith and life.  We use a lexio divina process of listening to the readings to connect our life experience and God’s call to be his disciples.  Groups usually meet monthly either in member’s homes or in a church meeting space. &...

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Pastor's Page - March

Posted on March 21, 2016 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Dear Parishioners, Last month during that incredibly frigid weekend, our seminarian Dharen and I were in the car having a conversation about the New England Seasons.  I assured him that they are quite different than Columbia!   I shared with him (through chattering teeth) that we are accustomed to the changes associated with each season and welcome the variety.  We probably love spring more than most since we’ve endured winters that are very challenging.  Difficult winters help us never take for granted the smell of spring as the ground begins to thaw, or rejoice in our hearts when we feel...

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Easter is March 27th. Families are also reminded to remove all artificial flowers, statuettes, and garden shop figurines of  any kind.  Artificial flowers are not allowed from March 1 thru November 1.  Please note LED garden lights & candles are not allowed at any time. Brian Kenny, St. Bernard Cemetery  860-875-0753 – ext. 106  

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What is "cath-comm"?

Posted on March 13, 2016 in: General News

cath-comm.org” is the new domain name for our  clergy’s email addresses, designating Father Rick,  Father Bill, Deacon Ron and Deacon Mike as clergy for the “Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew”.    Their emails for @saintbernardchurch.org and @stmatthewct.org are still valid emails, but if you email them to the old email address, their response will come from @cath-comm.org; therefore, you may want to update your spam filter to accept all email from @cath-comm.org.  

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Reconciliation Penance Service St. Matthew Church, Monday, March 7th 7:00 PM 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, and Penance are all names given for the sacramental cleansing we receive when we turn our sins over to Christ who forgives them. Several priests will be available at the penance service, and no matter how long its been, they guide us through. 

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting St. Bernard Hall, March 10th 9:30 AM The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. 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 Smith at 860-872-2611 or Kathy Mullin at 860-872-8828.  

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