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Entries for May 2018

Sacred Heart Parishioners, if you would like to receive St. Bernard envelopes, please contact the Parish Secretary, Stella Jonas, at 860-875-0753 X 100 or rectory@saintbernardchurch.org.   

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St. Bernard Cemetery Survey

Posted on May 29, 2018 in: General News

St. Bernard Cemetery, located on Kingsbury Avenue on the Tolland/Vernon town line, is the Catholic Cemetery that serves the four parishes of St. Bernard, St. Joseph, St. Luke and St. Matthew Parishes.  This past year the cemetery received a generous donation from the estate of a deceased parishioner. These funds have been used to install a new wrought iron fence and gates around the historic portion of the cemetery, repave the roads and make several other improvements as requested by the donor. The Cemetery Committee is developing a plan to expand the cemetery and extend the life of the cemetery.  To help us f...

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End of Year Banquet June 5th at 5:30pm Cedar Knob Golf Course, Somers Choice of dinner is Prime Rib, Chicken Cordon Blue, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Eggplant Parmesan, or Pasta Primavera. The cost is $20 and is payable to The Women's Guild. Call Mary Clements to RSVP by May 26th. Then, send your check to:          Mary Clements 153 Mountain St. Ellington, CT 06029 We hope to see you all there!  

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Join us this Monday-June 4th at St. Bernard Church as the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church will begin nine days of prayer for all those impacted by cancer. We gather together at a prayer service on the first and ninth day and a booklet with scripture readings and reflections will be provided for the nine days of prayer. Who is St. Peregrine? St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. God gave us St. Peregrine as a prayer partner and inspiration for all touched by cancer. St. Peregrine knew firsthand the pain of cancer, the joy of a miracle cure, and he was transformed by his cancer e...

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Memorial Day Mass Monday, May 28th at 10:00am St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memorial Day at St. Bernard Cemetery (in the historic section, by the altar) for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our parishes. Mass will be at 10:00 am. Please note there will be no Adoration nor 8:00am Mass on Memorial Day. Plan to arrive early and bring your lawn chairs. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard Church.  

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All Church offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753

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Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish Family, We all love the month of May with its warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and happier people.  It’s a month packed with activities for families, schools and the Church.  The thing I look forward to most is the First Holy Communion Masses we’ll be celebrating this month.  It is always an exciting day for the children and their families.  There is nothing quite like observing our young children coming to the Lord’s Altar and receiving the Eucharist.  It is a very holy moment and I always feel privileged to be a ...

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Learn how a parish welcomes new members into the Church, and about the rich traditions of this ancient Rite.  Learn how to share your faith with someone who wants to become a Catholic!  Get the answers to the following questions: * How can every parishioner be part of this welcoming process? * Why does this process involve the whole parish community? * Who is part of our RCIA team? We hope to see you at Mass on Saturday, June 9th or Sunday, June 10th!

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Friday, May 25th at 6:00pm RSVP Deadline:  May 21st Please RSVP your name & ministry to our Parish Secretary, Stella, at:   (860) 875-0753 x100 or stella@saintbernardchurch.org All adult members (& spouses) of St. Bernard ministries are invited to attend.      

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Altar Server Training Monday, May 21st 4:30pm – 6:00pm This is a reminder for the 2nd and final day of altar server training.    

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The morning session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21st (8:45am-10am) at St. Bernard The evening session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21st (7pm-8:15pm) at St. Matthew Contact Mary Scibelli with questions: 860-798-7529 or scibellifamily@gmail.com

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Our Lady of Fatima Council 4122 Knights of Columbus Hanging Plant Sale May 12th and 13th after all Masses The St. Bernard and St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Mother’s Day hanging plant sale. The price is $20.00 per plant. Please contact Al Sheridan @ 860-454-0930 with any questions.  

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 63rd Annual Convention The Joy of the Gospel Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am - 2:30pm St. Matthew Church  Register Today! All women in the Diocese of Norwich are cordially invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Sr. Elissa Rinere, C.P., J.C.D., Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich. To register send your name, address, Church, city, email and phone number to:  judypappa@hotmail.com or      Judy Pappagallo, 199 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 Cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch (choose Chicken or Vegetarian) & materi...

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May 8th at 6:00pm in the Church Hall We will be electing our new vice president and our new treasurer at the meeting.  

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