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The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a blood drive with American Red Cross on Saturday, August 26th from 8:00am to 1:00pm at St. Bernard Hall. Click here to register in advance.
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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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June, 2017   Dear Parishioners, The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has been hard at work this past year.  The role of the Pastoral Council is to “support, advise, assist, and consult with the Pastor in building up the body of Christ in our community.” F...

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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 Wednesday, August 16th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Annual Summer Toy Drop for the St. Bernard Bazaar We are looking for your once loved Legos/board games/puzzles/dolls and trucks. Get the kiddos to work cleaning out their toy chests and put those toys they no longer want aside for our bazaar. We will hold the toy drive the weekend of Aug 26/27. Questions contact Kathy Lillis (860...

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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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Mission Appeal Weekends August 12th & 13th at St. Matthew August 19th & 20th at St. Bernard Fr. Michael Shanahan, ss.cc., will be speaking at all the Masses at St. Matthew and St. Bernard (on their respective Mission Appeal Weekend) on behalf of the missionary work of his community, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts o...

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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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Haiti Special Guest Movie Night Wednesday, August 16th     7:00pm - 9:30pm St. Matthew Parish Hall We're blessed to have Father Joseph Philippe joining us from Haiti. Father Philippe founded Haiti's Fonkoze micro-lending institution, the Fondwa Peasant’s Association, University of Fondwa, a ch...

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Youth Group - Hartford Yard Goats Game Sunday, August 20th This trip is open to students in grades 7-12 and recently graduated seniors. We will leave St. Bernard's parking lot by bus at 12:30pm and return around 5:30pm. The cost of the trip is $25. Please email Hilary Brady at youth@saintbernardchurch.org to reserve you...

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Pastor's Page - July & August
Dear Parishioners, The long-awaited summer has arrived and we welcome it with open arms!  The warm inviting temperatures and the much-deserved vacation time allows families the opportunity to slow down life’s hectic pace and enjoy time together.   Vacations do much more than afford us an opportunity to travel. ...

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Best Wishes Matthew Aubin! For the past 6 years, Matthew Aubin has shared his musical talents with us at St. Bernard Church. During this time, Matthew has played organ, piano, worked with our cantors and directed our choir when subbing for Norma. August 6th will be Matthew’s last weekend at St. Bernard’s before heading o...

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to see the latest photos.
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Join us First Saturdays continuing August 5th 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 con...

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Dear Parishioners, It is with sad hearts that we bid goodbye to Dharen, our seminarian. He has been with our community since the beginning of our yoking 2 years ago. We wish him well during the next phase of his journey at Mount St. Mary.  If you would like to stay in touch with him, his new address will be: Mr. Dharen Brochero...

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to view the latest photo album.  
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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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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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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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