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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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Additional parking is available at the two School Street parking lots on either side of the parking garage behind the Church. These lots are open 24/7. We are asking St. Bernard families to please park in these lots first to allow easier access in the Church parking lot for our elderly and handicapped guests.     &nb...

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St. Bernard Preschool - Faith-Based, Quality Education at Affordable Prices 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-ba...

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

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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:   &nbs...

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Prayer, Dinner, & Fundraiser Save the Persecuted Christian Friday, June 15th St. Bernard Church Pope Francis has said ”We must not resign ourselves to thinking of the Middle East without Christians”. With the help of The Ladies Guild, the Rockville Knights of Columbus Council 4122 (St. Bernard and St. Joseph...

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We have renewed our Catholic Community subscription to FORMED.ORG for all parishioners of St. Bernard and St. Matthew.  There is a great amount of new content and you can now use an iPhone App to access your account after you register (Android App coming soon).  To register for your account, click here. For detailed instructi...

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Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of you. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer – he wants you to be his disciple and friend. The Great Adventure Bible study program, Follow Me:  Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is a guide to a personal encounter with Christ. Registra...

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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 ins...

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Join us as we pray for those impacted by cancer June 4th & June 12th at 7:00pm at St. Bernard Church The Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church will offer this liturgy for everyone impacted by cancer. Through our prayers we seek to unite all our suffering to Jesus, who is the source of healing, comfort, and s...

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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...

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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 exc...

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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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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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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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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 3:00...

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Due to the increase in Mass Intentions, Mass Intentions at both parishes may be booked from now until the end of 2018.  
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The names of active members of the military are kept in our St. Michael the Angel Prayer Book to keep them in prayer during their service to our country. If you would like your family member added to the book or if they have returned from service, please contact the Parish Secretary so we may keep the book current.  Please note&nb...

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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 New Saint Bernard mobile app is now available! The Church you love is now available on your mobile device! With the new Saint Bernard Church app, you can catch up on messages you've missed, find out what's going on at the Church this week, make donations, and receive important alerts.  Download it today...

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The Vatican recently issued more definitive guidance on cremation for Catholics.  For the complete document, click here. Summary: Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning.  The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord...

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