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Entries for October 2016

Cornerstone Foundation Soupfest 2016 Thursday November 3rd 6:00pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard Church Hall Admission is free and the evening's theme is "SOUP-er Responders" featuring soups provided by Vernon, Tolland and Crystal Lake Volunteer fire and ambulance companies. The evening includes soup tasting, teacup raffles and a s...

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 9:30 A.M.—11:30 A.M. in the church hall. Join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting or crocheting and fellowship. For further information or to request a prayer shawl to give to someone, please call Kathy Mu...

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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 Church. It is comprised of various steps along the way and each transition is marked by a rite, or a special ceremony within the public liturgy. Underlying these are the classes where t...

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Bereavement Group Tuesdays Starting November 1st 6:30pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard’s Youth Room Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  The St. Bernard/St. Matthew Community will offer a 9 week support program, “New Day”, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.&nbs...

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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 process of applying to the Diocese. Join our Diocesan Prayer Team for Vocations by emailing the vocation office for more information at vocations@norwichdiocese.net and check out ...

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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 Grace was flowing in abundance at that moment or in that situation.  I believe in my heart of hearts that our Community Mass and picnic was one of those very powerful moments...

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The Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew YOUTH GROUP HIKE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 2-4PM Drop off will be at the King Riverside Conservation Area on Dimock Road, Coventry, right off of 195 at 2 PM.  Pick up will be at the River Park Athletic Field parking lot on South River Road in Tolland.  Mass will be held a...

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Parishioners will be available after all Masses this weekend with raffle tickets to support Cornerstone.
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Be at St Bernard parking lot before 8:30am Saturday morning.  Bring a lunch and drink, there is no food service at the shrine. Dress for the weather and comfortable shoes. Events are outdoors.     Click here for complete information

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We will be collecting diapers to benefit St. Gerard Center for Life and Birthright.  Donations can be dropped off in Church vestibules lthe weekend of Oct 8-9.
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Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to see new photos of the Blessing of the Animals to celebrate St. Francis' Feast Day.
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Knights of Columbus 4122 Bottle Drive Saturday October 15th  9am—1pm St. Bernard Church parking lot We are collecting redeemable bottles and cans (glass, plastic and cans). Clean out your pantry and garage and support your local Knights of Columbus at the same time!  

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Pro-Life Program of Prayer & Fasting and Peaceful Prayer Vigil September 27th—November 6th The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral this Tuesday, September 27, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the Principal Celebrant and Reverend Brian C. Maxwell will be the...

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