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Entries for April 2018

Friday, May 11th at 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Concert:  to benefit St. Pierre School in Ganthier, Haiti. St. Pierre parish is twinned with St. Matthew parish. Performers:  Music Students of Millicent Enders Suggested Donation:  $5 per person or $15 per family Questions:  Sue Gilbertie at (860) 371-1111  

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Our community will celebrate Mass as follows: 9:00am at St. Matthew 7:00pm at St. Bernard

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Yard Goats Game - May 4th

Posted on April 23, 2018 in: General News

Yard Goats Game Friday, May 4th at 7:05pm Our Lady of Fatima Council 4122, Knights of Columbus of St. Bernard and St. Joseph are sponsoring a trip to see the Yard Goats play the Portland Sea Dogs.  Seats are in section 106, directly behind the 1st base dugout. And there are fireworks after the game! The price is $15.00 per ticket, payable in advance. There is a limit of 25 tickets and are sold first come, first served. Please email your reservation to KofC4122@gmail.com or call Al @ 860-454-0930.  

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Pastor's Page - April

Posted on April 22, 2018 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - April
Dear Parish Family, Congratulations everyone – we survived March!  You have to admit, that was one very long, dreary and snowy month.  April, thankfully, finds us immersed in the seasons of spring and the liturgical season of Easter.  The first reflects the changing of the physical world from the cold, dark season of winter to the season of spring with its eruption of vibrant new life.  The liturgical season of Easter reflects our leaving the spiritually quiet, contemplative, and penitential season of Lent to the season of Easter with its bursti...

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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.  The goal of this program is to provide a sense of community where support is given and received. “New Day” is led by trained facilitators and includes prayer, discussion and journaling.  Although “New Day” is a faith-based program, it is not restricted to Catholics and all are welcome. The group will meet weekly in the St. Matthew Chapel at 6:30pm sta...

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Ham and Bean Dinner Sponsored by the Youth Group April 22nd Following the Noon Mass at St. Bernard $5 per person or $15 for families of 4 or more Tickets on sale after all weekend Masses ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CLAIRVAUX HOUSE The Clairvaux House The ‘white house’ owned by St. Bernard Church at 32 School Street & operated by Cornerstone Foundation, has become a temporary shelter for homeless mothers and their children. It is called “Clairvaux House” in honor of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. The house offers temporary shelter for up to 3 families at a time. Cornerstone also provides...

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We are looking for Baptismal outfits (1 year and up). With Spring arriving and Summer on its way, stop in at Mattie's Togs for a looksee on Saturdays 9-1. Call Billie at (860) 871-0260 if you have any questions. We are located on the Dunn Hill Road side of St. Matthew Church.

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be Thursday, April 19th from 9:30am—11:30am in the Church Hall. This is a change from our usual 2nd Thursday of the month.   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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The Catholic Community of St. Matthew and St. Bernard is participating in the invitation to bring a friend to Church next weekend. Please pick up an invitation card at the entrance to the Church and invite a friend or family member who does not normally come to Church—to come with you on April 21st or 22nd.

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If you love to read and want to learn more about our Catholic faith we have good news – St. Bernard & St. Matthew Catholic Community is piloting a book club starting in April! 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 meeting dates are April 23rd, May7th, and May 21st. We will have a morning session (8:45 - 10am) at St. Bernard Church & an evening session at St. Matthew Church (7 - 8:15pm). Register by April 16th to receive a welcome packet. Click here...

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"Called to Protect" Training

Posted on April 04, 2018 in: General News

Any interested parishioners who would like to complete the Diocese of Norwich's Safe Environments program called "Called to Protect", are invited to call the Faith Formation Office at 860-872-0200 X 309.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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Are you a separated or divorced Catholic in need of support? The Church is here to help! The Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a Divorce Healing Program entitled The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide. This is a 12-session DVD ministry program with expertise from Catholic psychologists, theologians and spiritual directors. It is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. The group will meet: April 9th through September 24th on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at St. Matthew Church in Tolland Registration is required. To register, call Catholic Family Se...

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July 20-22 Steubenville NYC Reserve your spot today! To Join the Fun! Email Hilary and Bridget at Youth@cath-comm.org The Youth Group meets on: The 2nd Saturday of the month at St. Matthew beginning with the 5:00pm Mass until 8:00pm The 3rd Sunday of the month at St. Bernard beginning with the noon Mass until 3:00pm   Follow us on Facebook: The Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew Youth Group Follow us on Instagram: seekjoy1909  

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Faith-Based, Quality Education at Affordable Prices Please join us for our Open House on Sunday, April 8th from 10:30am to 12:00pm Classes forming NOW for the 2018-19 school year! We serve children aged 3-5 years old. Children must turn three by December 31, 2018 and be potty trained to be eligible. We strive to provide our children with: Individualized curriculum for each student to ensure optimal learning experiences Play-based learning that supports children's natural curiosity and creativity Emphasis on social interactions to promote kindergarten readiness Can’t make it our Open Hou...

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Adoration & Benediction 2pm-2:45pm Chaplet to Divine Mercy in Song 3pm Come, sing, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Fellowship will follow in the parish hall. This is a combined event for both parishes. Neighboring parishes are warmly welcome.   Novena to Divine Mercy Divine Mercy brochures are available at the Church entrances for those who would like to pray the Novena to Divine Mercy at home. Traditionally this novena begins Good Friday for the 9 days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday. 

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