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Entries for January 2018

In honor of the Feast of St. Blaise (February 3rd) we will bless throats after each Mass at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew on Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th. Through this blessing we pray for the intercession of St. Blaise to protect us from illnesses of the throat and all other illnesses. We pray that both our spiri...

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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, February 20th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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January 2018 The youth group is hosting a Winter Food Drive from January 6th-21st. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation with you to Mass (collection bins are available at both Churches). Donations will be brought to Hockanum Valley Food Share. Please remember to check expiration dates on items, as the food bank cannot...

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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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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.  The end-of-year donation letters for 2017 donati...

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Additional parking will always be available on weekends at the two School Street parking lots on either side of the parking garage behind the Church. We are asking St. Bernard families to please park there first to allow easier access in the Church parking lot for our elderly and handicapped guests.    

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Saturday, February 17th at 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall, Tolland The Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 Rockville and 6626 Tolland are sponsoring this event. Funds raised from this dinner will benefit the Outreach to Haiti Ministry and the Cornerstone Foundation. Please get your tickets now, limited seating is available. The eve...

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We are looking for donations of T-Shirts (new and gently used), baseball caps, toiletries (toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, etc.), medical supplies (band aids, children's ibuprofen and vitamins, antibiotic ointment, etc.), hair supplies (ribbons, elastics, etc.), and so on to take with us to Haiti on our upcoming trip (we leave Janu...

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Ash Wednesday Lenten Soup Supper February 14th   4:30pm - 6:30pm  St. Bernard Church Hall The annual Lenten Soup Supper, sponsored by the St. Bernard Women’s Guild, will take place after the Ashes ceremony on Ash Wednesday. We are looking for donations of meat-free soup and breads. The soups should be brou...

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Pastor's Page - January
Dear Parish family, Over the holidays I went to see my aunt in a nearby nursing home.  I hadn’t seen her for quite some time so we had a very nice reunion.  In the conversation, she told me I looked the same except my hair was whiter and I had put on a few pounds!  My aunt never holds any punches!  Her honesty...

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The next meeting of the Adult Faith Formation committee will be Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm in the lower level of the St. Bernard school building. Come early for refreshments at 6:00pm. Anyone interested in helping plan and implement faith events for both St Matthew and St. Bernard are always warmly welcomed. For  more informa...

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All Church offices will be closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew  - (860) 872-0200 or St. Bernard - (860) 875-0753

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be Thursday, January 11th from 9:30am—11:30am in the 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 (86...

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