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Offering programming for children ages 3-5. 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 promot...

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St. Bernard Hall There are more people displaced in the world today than at any time since WWII. How can we respond in a meaningful way to this global refugee crisis? Come learn how the Bible says we are to treat refugees & immigrants. ¨ Watch a video of Pope Francis teach us ‘Why the only future worth building in...

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Starting August 28th, registration deadline is July 24th so we can order study materials.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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Diocese of Norwich Announcement - As we are aware, the pastoral planning process has been ongoing in the Diocese of Norwich for several years. We began by clustering parishes, and then moved to yoking parishes.  Currently, 65% of all the parishes of the Diocese are yoked, which means they are joined together under the leadership o...

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Our parish FORMED subscription will expire on June 6th.  We hope you enjoyed the many digital Catholic programs, movies and talks offered by FORMED during the Easter season.  If you subscribed to the parish account, you will receive a notice from FORMED that our subscription period has ended and you will have the option to conti...

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Join us First Saturdays continuing June 3rd at St. Matthew Church Our Lady of Fatima asked for the establishment of the Five First Saturdays Devotion. Our Lady promised to assist all who make this devotion at the hour of their death with all the graces necessary for salvation. To make this devotion, on the first Saturday for five conse...

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Save the date -  June 26th-30th for this summer's Vacation Bible School, " Passport to Peru...Discovering God's Gifts".  Contact Kimberly Manganella at 860-875-0753 X 119 for more information. 

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Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish family, I begin this letter with a sincere sense of gratitude for everyone who was involved in our beautiful celebration of the Easter Triduum.  The three days: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil are meant to open our eyes and hearts to the magnificence of our God and the love He has for us.  The Tri...

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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 will be June 21st at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Novena to St. Peregrine Pray together for all those with Cancer June 5 & 13 at 7 pm St. Bernard Church The novena to St. Peregrine is offered for all those whose lives are impacted by cancer. We gather together at a prayer service on the first and ninth day; a booklet provided at either prayer service includes nine days of...

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St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book If you have a loved one who is in the military in harm’s way, please contact the parish office to have your loved one’s name added to the St. Michael the Archangel prayer book. St. Michael is the patron of soldiers and will be regularly asked to intercede for the protection of our loved...

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be Thursday, June 8th from 9:30 A.M. —11:30 A.M. in the Church Hall. Join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting and fellowship. For further information or to request a prayer shawl or lap robe, please call Mary Smith at (860) 872-2611 or ...

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the website or click here to see the Luau photos.
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Louise Mlodzinski bequeaths over $1,000,000 for St. Bernard Cemetery improvements and maintenance. St. Bernard Cemetery, which serves the area Catholic communities of St. Matthew, St. Luke, St. Joseph, St. Maurice, Sacred Heart and St. Bernard, will be undertaking major improvements because of a gift of over $1,000,000 to St. Bernard C...

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Click the PHOTOS tab on the homepage or click here to see our 2017 First Communion photos.
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To view the 2017 Confirmation at St. Bernard photos, click on the homepage PHOTOS button or click here.
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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 319.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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To view photos from our 2017 Tea in the Vineyard, click on the PHOTOS button on the homepagee or click here.
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Click the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to see the Living Stations of the Cross photos at St. Matthew.
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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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cath-comm.org” is the new domain name for our  clergy’s email addresses, designating Father Rick,  Father Bill, Deacon Ron and Deacon Mike as clergy for the “Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew”.    Their emails for @saintbernardchurch.org and @stmatthewct.org are stil...

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