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Entries for October 2017

Click the PHOTO button on the homepage, or click here to see photos of the Fr. White Scholarship recipients this year, Lily Ryan and Colleen Truman, both attending East Catholic.  The Cemetery improvement photos will continue as the work progresses with final paving expected late October. 

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Soupfest 2017 "The Last Souper" November 16th   6:00pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard Church Hall Join us for a night of soup tasting, music, fellowship, teacup raffle and silent auction as we raise much needed funds for The Cornerstone Foundation Soup Kitchen, Food Cupboard, Youth Center, Clothing Bank, Overnight Shelt...

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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, November 15th at 7:30pm in the in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Joining Youth Group is Fun and Easy! Email Hilary and Bridget at Youth@cath-comm.org Let us know your name, your email and a parent or guardian’s name and email. If there is something that you would like to do or explore you can let us know that too! Youth Group meets the 2nd Saturday of the Month at St. Matthew’s ...

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RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It 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.  Each transition is marked by a rite or a special ceremony within the public liturgy. Underlying these are the clas...

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Two Weekends - Two Vendors - Too Good to Miss! After all Masses on November 18th & 19th at St. Bernard Church the Daughters of St. Paul will have a book fair in the parish hall. On November 25th & 26th after all Masses at St. Matthew Church, St. Anne Shrine Gift Shop will hold a religious books & gift items sale. You&...

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Stop by to find out about the wonderful ministries we have in our Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew. Representatives from our ministries will be available in the Church Hall after Masses at: St. Bernard - October 28th & 29th St. Matthew - November 4th & 5th  

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Raffle Tickets on Sale Before & After All Masses This Weekend - October 21st & 22nd Drawing:  November 11th at 2:00pm $1 each or $5 for a book of 5!! Raffle Prizes: 1st Prize:      $1,000 (2 - $500 Visa Gift Cards) 2nd Prize:     $500 Visa Gift Card 3rd ...

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Additional parking will be available in the School Street Parking Garage behind the Church on Sundays starting October 22nd through the end of the year. 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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For Father Rick's letter welcoming Sacred Heart parishioners to St. Bernard, click here.
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The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has completed the following Mission Statement: "As a Catholic famiily, we are called by Christ to prayerfully create and nourish a vibrant community centered on the Eucharist and dedicated to service, spirituality, and evangelization." ...

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Pastor's Page - October
Dear Parish Family, October finds us in the beautiful season of fall.  Before our very eyes, we see our world beautifully transformed into a new season.  We witness fall’s brilliant colors, cool temperatures, pumpkins, apple cider and the little ones all dressed up in their favorite costumes parading through our neighbo...

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Click Here for Fr. Rick's letter to Sacred Heart parishioners. 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 ...

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We will proudly present the Father John White Scholarship Award to this year’s recipients, Colleen Truman and Lily Ryan, at the 10:00am Mass on this Sunday, October 15th. Two teens are chosen every year and $1,000 is awarded toward their tuition. The teens are freshman who will continue their education at East Catholic this fall....

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Monday, October 9th 7:00-8:00pm St. Bernard’s School Basement This year’s Soupfest will raise needed funds for the Cornerstone Foundation. Last year, we raised over $12,000! Our theme for 2017 is "The Last Souper" and we are asking clergy to make soups. Fr. Rick has already agreed to participate. Each yea...

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be Thursday, October 12th 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 Smith at (860) 872-2611 or Kathy ...

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Rosary & Fatima Celebration Friday-October 13th St. Bernard Church Rosary 6:30, followed by Refreshments Join us as we pray the Rosary together and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.  This year we will pray together the Glorious Mysteries, with beautiful music and slides. Plan to stay for refreshments after the pray...

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