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Entries for March 2017

Healing Liturgy, April 2nd 3:00pm at St. Bernard This lovely liturgy is filled with hope and encouragement for anyone with serious or chronic illness.  Join us for this simple rite with quiet reflection, lovely music, and powerful prayer. Through the holy anointing offered in this sacrament we are reminded that nothing can separat...

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Over 210 parishioners are now enjoying FREE Catholic movies, programs, books and music after logging in to FORMED. FORMED is the revolutionary digital platform that gives you unprecedented access to Catholic video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. Whether fall...

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To address overflow parking at St. Matthew on Holy Thursday and the Easter Saturday Vigil, a bus will depart St. Bernard parking lot at 6:00pm Holy Thursday in time for the 7:00 Liturgy and depart St. Bernard on Holy Saturday at 7:00pm in time for the 8:00pm Vigil.

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We offer programming for children ages 3-5 with NEW half-day options!  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 promote kindergarten readiness. Click Here for Tuition and...

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The Knights of Columbus are undertaking a canned food drive during Lent. The food will go to Cornerstone Food Pantry in Rockville. There will be boxes at the entrances of the Church to collect the canned food. The Knights ask for your help to support this worthy cause. Please help us make your generous donations go farther. For every 5...

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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 Aoril 19th at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Bereavement Group Tuesdays Starting April 18th, 10:15am - 11:45am St. Matthew’s Chapel 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 called, “New Day”, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. ...

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Our last topic for Lent will be ‘The Shroud of Turin" on April 7th at 6:00pm.   Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty o...

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Pastor's Page - April
Dear Parish Family, As I sit at my computer on March 24th I know that we have just entered the season of Spring, – but the snow-covered property, heating bills, gray skies and barren trees inform me that winter is reluctant to let go!  Such is the life of a New Englander!  The month of April not only witnesses the ch...

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With Sister Elissa Rinere- Two Nights Two Topics Too Good to miss! The Writings of Pope Francis, St. Matthew Hall March 26th 3:30-5:00pm Pope Francis isn’t available to lead us on our Lenten mission this year, but Sr. Elissa will be bringing us some of his thoughts and writings to help us answer our Lenten call to 'turn aw...

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the home page or click here to see photos of the Blessing and Dedication of Clairvaux House on March 19th.  Clairvaux House is owned by St. Bernard and operated by Cornerstone as a temporay home for homeless mothers and their children.

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Pastor's Page - March
Dear Parish Family, March 1st, Ash Wednesday, begins the holy season of Lent.  It is the time in our Church year where many of our people make a concerted effort to step up their faith game.  It is a time of deeper prayer, fasting and receptivity to God working in our lives.  I love this season and the incredible opportu...

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Our next topic will be ‘Death & Dying March 31st at 6:00pm.   Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of time to attend St...

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Our next topic will be ‘Mary, Full of Grace.’ 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. Fr. Ellis will help us examine the evidence of this apparition, and show us how our blessed Mother is always actively bringing us closer to our Lord. Lent is a special season of spiritu...

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A Day of Reconciliation Friday, March 24 6AM-10PM. With Priests of the Vernon Deanery hosted @ St. Bernard Church-Rockville.  CLICK HERE FOR THE LISTS OF PRIESTS AND CONFESSION TIMES. During this season of Lent we focus on God’s mercy and love for each of us. What better way to personally experience His love and mercy than t...

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The next meeting of the Adult Faith Formation committee will be Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30pm.  We will meet in Room #6 at St. Matthews.  Anyone interested in helping plan and implement faith events for both St. Matthew and St. Bernard church are always welcome. Join us!       

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Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of time to attend Stations of the Cross. No registration is required and everyone is welcome to attend an...

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