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Entries for June 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, June 18th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Classes forming NOW for the 2019-20 school year! Faith-Based, Quality Education at Affordable Prices We serve children aged 3-5 years old. Children must turn three by December 31, 2019 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 If you would like to visit our preschool, please call for an appointment: (860) 875-0753 Ext 114. ...

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Question: I accept on faith that God is a Trinity of Persons, and I know it's something we can't fully understand. Should I just accept that, or should I try to learn more? Answer: There's a legend from the life of St. Augustine. As the early Church grappled with the identity of Christ and his relation to the other Persons in the Trinity, the holy theologian wrote a book about the Trinity. The story goes that, while he worked on the piece, he took a break to walk along the seashore. He came upon a small boy who had dug a hole in the sand. He was carrying a bucket, which he'd fill up with seawater a...

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Find a Mass on Vacation

Posted on June 11, 2019 in: General News

Going on Vacation? Use the website www.masstimes.org to find the location and Mass times of the Church nearest your destination.  

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The Combined Collection for World Charities will be held next weekend. Your contribution will provide assistance to: Catholic Relief Services Campaign for Human Development Catholic Church in Central and Eastern Europe Holy Land Collection Most of you should have received information in the mail about this collection. Please read this material and bring your contribution envelope to Mass next week. Envelopes will also be available at Church. Your support and generosity are essential to these programs of the Universal Church.  

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James:  Pearls for Wise Living offers practical guidance by applying the wisdom of James to our current lives.  For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances. Class dates: Monday 8:45am or Monday 7:00pm Eleven sessions: Aug. 26, Sept. 9,23,30, Oct. 7,21,28, Nov. 11,25, Dec 2,16 Register now – space is limited Click here for the registration form. For more information, email bkenny@cath-comm.org or contact:         Pat Kenny at 860-875-...

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Low-Gluten Host Available

Posted on June 10, 2019 in: General News

Low-gluten Communion Hosts are available for sufferers of Celiac disease at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew. If you need low-gluten Communion Host, please come to the presider’s line (right-center aisle line) during Holy Communion and say you would like a low-gluten Host.  

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July in the Sky Fireworks

Posted on June 10, 2019 in: General News

Tuesday, July 2nd  (Rain date July 9th) Join us at St. Bernard to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, soda, ice cream for sale to support St. Bernard Preschool. We will fire up the grill at 5:00pm - we hope you can join us!  

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Please join our Clergy and the Perpetual Care Committee in remembering St. Bernard's former pastor, Father John White. The prayer service will be held at Fr. White's grave site in the St. Bernard Cemetery. We look forward to seeing you there!  

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Order out for Father's Day! Enjoy a delicious home style meal while giving back to your community. Saturday, June 15th 11:00am—10:00pm Sunday, June 16th 11:00am—9:00pm Delivery 11:00am—9:30pm Boston Market 1542 Pleasant Valley Rd Manchester, CT Don’t forget your ticket. Click here for the information flyer. Click here for the fundraiser ticket.

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Pastor's Page - June

Posted on June 09, 2019 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - June
Dear Parish family, I begin this letter with a note of congratulations to all our people – young and old alike – who celebrate a graduation this month.  Well done!  Graduations are milestones in our lives that mark a transition from a familiar place to a place that is yet undiscovered.   It is as much a moment of excitement and joy as it is a moment of apprehension.  Our prayer is that their transition into their new world is a great success.  Our spiritual journeys are also filled with many moments of transition.  The Ho...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Posted on June 03, 2019 in: General News

The next meeting of the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be: Thursday, June 13th 9:30am—11:30am in the St. Bernard 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. Please note - this will be our last meeting until we start back up in the fall.

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Join us this Tuesday for the concluding prayer service of our Novena to St. Peregrine. Prayer booklets will be available for those who were unable to attend the first day.  You can begin on day 9, and pray the other days on your own. Everyone is welcome to stay for refreshments in the hall after the prayer service. Through our prayers we unite all our suffering to Jesus, who is the source of healing, comfort, and strength. Prayer requests may continue to be added to an intention book in both Churches and will be included in the offertory next weekend.  An intention book is located at St. Bernard, near...

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