Catholics Care. Catholics Vote.

          "We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." 
- Pope Francis

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
A Call to Political Responsibility from
the Catholic Bishops of the United States


Click here to read the full document

Click here to read Summary I of II - Our Call as Catholic Citizens

Click here to read Summary II of II - Making Moral Choices and Applying Our Principles


Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon

Children's Liturgy of the Word
at 10:00 am Mass

Daily Mass - St. Matthew:
(T, Th, F) - 9:00am

Daily Mass - St. Bernard:
(M, W, F) - 8:00am 

To St. Matthew Website

We are now yoked with St. Matthew of Tolland
to form "The Catholic Community of St. Bernard
and St. Matthew".  To learn more about the yoking
process, please read Guidelines for Yoked Parishes in the Diocese of Norwich.

Books on Prayer
by Fr. Ellis



Pastor's Page - Picnic Message
Dear Parish family, There are many instances in my priesthood when I reflect on an interaction, a meeting, a liturgy or an event and realize that God’s...


Come join in praying with Bishop Cote and Fr. Rick for those who are called to priestly or consecrated religious life. Pray for our seminarians and those in the...


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) RCIA is the process by which adults are gradually initiated into the life and sacraments of the Catholic Churc...


Raffle tickets will be sold after all Masses this weekend Oct.22-23!  The Bazaar will be Nov 11-12. It’s that time again, we are looking for items...


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 wil...


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Vatican News

Pope Francis tells Jesuits the Church needs them

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday paid a visit to the 36th Jesuit General Congregation taking place in Rome. He addressed his Jesuit brothers...

Pope: 'God calls us to be merciful and good, not rigid'

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday warned against excessive rigidity and said God gives us the freedom and the gentleness to be merciful. He w...

Pope Francis at Angelus: a time of courage in mission

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis used his remarks to pilgrims and tourists ahead of the traditional Sunday Angelus prayer to reflect on our being crea...

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