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Entries for March 2019

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, March 19th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Question: Who invented the Stations of the Cross? Answer: The first Stations of the Cross were walked by Jesus himself on the way to Calvary. Known as the "Via Dolorosa" ("The Way of Suffering") or the "Via Crucis" ("The Way of the Cross"), it was marked out from the earliest times and was ...

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The St. Matthew Faith Formation Office is looking for a gently used flat screen TV (32” to 40”) and a DVD player to be used in one of our class rooms.  If you have a TV and/or DVD player that needs a new home, please contact LeeAnn at LeeAnn.Fristch@stmatthewct.org or 860-872-0200, X 309  

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Save the Date St. Bernard Ministry & Volunteer Appreciation Luau Dinner Friday, May 24th More information coming in May.  
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Easter is April 21st. Families are requested to remove all Christmas and winter decorations by March 30th. All unwanted decorations may be placed in or near trash barrels. Families are also reminded to remove all artificial flowers, statuettes, and garden shop figurines of any kind. Artificial flowers are not allowed from March 1st thr...

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1st Ever St. Bernard Craft Fair Saturday, June 1st  from 9:00am to 12:00pm St. Bernard Church Hall Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. We will also have a raffle for all crafters and customers! We have space for 30 crafters ($30 a spot). If you would like an application, please call Eileen at 860-604-926...

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St. Bernard Church Hall, Rockville, CT Parishioners of both St. Matthew & St. Bernard are welcome! For more information contact: Carol Orlowski @ 860-875-9247 Click here for the reservation form.  

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St. Matthew Parish Hall All are welcome!  
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St. Matthew Parish Hall All are welcome!
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Wednesdays   April 10th - June 5th 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the St. Matthew Chapel Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  The St. Bernard/St. Matthew Community will offer a 9 week support program called, “New Day”, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  ...

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March 15 & April 12 at 6 pm - St. Bernard Parish Hall Before Stations of the Cross Join us for two fun & faith-filled evenings. This is your chance to hear our clergy answer questions about our Catholic faith that you may have always wondered about.  Submit questions in advance by adding them in an envelope in the...

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This powerful liturgy is filled with hope and encouragement for anyone with illness as well as for those who have been affected emotionally, physically, or spiritually by our recent abuse scandal that has blighted our Church.  Through the holy anointing offered in this sacrament we are reminded that nothing can separate us from Chris...

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6:00am to 9:00pm St. Bernard Church-Rockville Priests from the Vernon Deanery Click here for the schedule
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St. Matthew Church-Tolland Several Priests available for private confessions
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Saturdays, March 16, 23, & 30 at 10-11am   St. Matthew Church -- Tolland, CT Fr. Ellis will present a three part Lenten Series on how to improve our prayer life and grow closer in friendship with God.  Each session will include a short talk on an aspect of prayer and conclude with time of prayer. March 16th:&...

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ACTION NOTICE from Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference The Public Health Committee will be holding a public hearing on H.B. 5898 "An Act Concerning Aid In Dying for Terminally Ill Patients", which  supports the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Connecticut. The hearing is scheduled for Monday....

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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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There has recently been a serious increase in the number of phishing scams targeting religious organizations including St. Bernard and St. Matthew staffs with emails appearing to be sent from Fr. Rick.  Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies or persons to induce individuals to ...

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Pastor's Page - March
Dear Parish family, The month of March welcomes in the liturgical season of Lent.  Lent is a privileged time when we have the opportunity to take an honest look at ourselves and determine whether we’re on a path that is pleasing to God or one that needs a bit of work.  It’s a time to make changes for the better.&n...

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We are happy to announce that a safety committee has been formed to support The Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew.  This committee is charged with enhancing the safety and security of our parishioners and visitors on both campuses through proactively planning and preparing for emergency situations that could occur.&nb...

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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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