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Entries for June 2017

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Brian Kenny, Business Manager for our Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew, received a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly for his work establishing Clairvaux House, a temporary shelter for homeless mothers and their children owned by St. Bernard Church and operated by the Cornerstone Foundation.  The cit...

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The Youth Group Meeting will be held in the St. Bernard Youth Room (located behind the Rectory).
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Join us at St. Bernard to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, soda, ice cream for sale to support St. Bernard Preschool. Rain Date is July 6th.

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Our community will celebrate a special Mass on July 4th at St. Bernard Cemetery (in the historic section, by the altar) for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our parishes. Please note there will be no 9:00am Mass on July 4th. Plan to arrive early and bring your lawn chairs. In the event of rain, Mass w...

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Starting August 28th, registration deadline is July 24th so we can order study materials.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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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 July 19th at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center (22 School St.) 

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Save the date -  June 26th-30th for this summer's Vacation Bible School, " Passport to Peru...Discovering God's Gifts".  Contact Kimberly Manganella at 860-875-0753 X 119 for more information. 

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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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Please join our Clergy and the Perpetual Care Committee in remembering St. Bernard's former pastor, Father John White. The prayer service will be held at Fr. White's grave site in the St. Bernard Cemetery. We look forward to seeing you there.  

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Join us First Saturdays continuing July 1st 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 conse...

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Pastor's Page - June
Dear Parish Family, I recently attended my nephew’s graduation from the University of Connecticut.  As I sat through the graduation, I couldn’t help but think about the many young men and women who would be starting a new and exciting chapter in their lives.  I watched their excitement and enthusiasm and wondered ...

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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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There are more people displaced in the world today than at any time since WWII. How can we respond in a meaningful way to this global refugee crisis? Come learn how the Bible says we are to treat refugees & immigrants.   -  Deacon Mike Berstene will present Catholic social teaching, incorporating a video talk with Po...

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Novena to St. Peregrine Pray together for all those with Cancer June 5 & 13 at 7 pm St. Bernard Church The novena to St. Peregrine is offered for all those whose lives are impacted by cancer. We gather together at a prayer service on the first and ninth day; a booklet provided at either prayer service includes nine days of...

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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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