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Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus
Mother's Day Plant Sale
May 9-10

 

The K of C Council 4122 will be holding their annual Mother's Day hanging plant sale after all Masses the weekend of 5/09 and 5/10.  The price is $20.00 per plant. 

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Canadian
National Shrines
June 22-25
With Fr. Brian Maxwell

Enjoy a beautiful 4-day pilgrimatge to the Canadian National Shrines with Fr. Brian.  Click here for more information.

Ministry Appreciation Luau Dinner

 Ministry Appreciation Luau 
Friday, May 22 6:00 PM

Friday, May 22nd, 6:00 PM hors d'oeuvres, 6:45 PM dinner. Adult volunteers and spouses are invited to our Parish "thank you" luau dinner party for all your work this past year.   Please click here to RSVP. Deadline to RSVP Friday, May 15.

ACTS Retreats

Women's ACTS Retreat
May 7-10, 2015

For more information, call Pat LaPointe at 860-645-8969.

Men's ACTS Retreat
May 28-31, 2015 

For more information, call Mark Gadzik at 860-707-4989, Hal Dufault,Jr. at 860-519-9094, or Jim Martucci at 860-268-9764.

Summer Vacation Bible School

 Summer Vacation Bible School
SAVE THE DATES: July 6-10

Ages 3-10


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St. Bernard Catholic Bible Study

Coming Soon!

 

Coming Soon!

 


 

Message from Father Rick

                                                                                    May, 2015

Dear Parishioners,
 
The month of May is upon us and it is warmly welcomed.  During this month, we see our physical world being transformed by the new life that burst forth from what appeared to be a barren world.    May is also a wonderful liturgical and spiritual time for us.   We find our Church continuing its journey through the holy season of Easter where we celebrate Christ’s resurrection.  
 
Many of the readings we hear at our Easter liturgies center on the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.  Baptism gives us the gift of new life and the Eucharist sustains and nourishes that life.   On May 9th,, twenty eight second  graders will be receiving the Eucharist for the first time. What an exciting time for both our young people and our entire community as we celebrate the heavenly gift they will receive.  As a Catholic people we are sacramental in nature.   The sacraments allow us an interaction with God that is both intimate and communal.  These children are wonderful examples of how special and important this sacramental meal is to everyone who is privileged to receive.  
 
May is also the month we honor Mary.   The month of new life seems the perfect month to honor the woman who brought the Author of Life into our world and into our lives.   St. John Paul II wrote many beautiful prayers, homilies and papers about Mary.  The following is a short passage he wrote about Mary and the Eucharist.  I thought you would enjoy these beautiful words:
 
Mary lived her Eucharistic faith even before the institution of the Eucharist, by the very fact that she offered her womb for the Incarnation of God’s Word.  At the Annunciation, Mary conceived the Son of God in the physical reality of his body and blood, thus anticipating within herself what to some degree happens sacramentally in every believer who receives, under the signs of bread and wine, the Lord’s body and blood. 

God bless each of you. 
 
Peace, 
Fr. Rick

Message from Father Rick

                                                                                    May, 2015

Dear Parishioners,
 
The month of May is upon us and it is warmly welcomed.  During this month, we see our physical world being transformed by the new life that burst forth from what appeared to be a barren world.    May is also a wonderful liturgical and spiritual time for us.   We find our Church continuing its journey through the holy season of Easter where we celebrate Christ’s resurrection.  
 
Many of the readings we hear at our Easter liturgies center on the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.  Baptism gives us the gift of new life and the Eucharist sustains and nourishes that life.   On May 9th,, twenty eight second  graders will be receiving the Eucharist for the first time. What an exciting time for both our young people and our entire community as we celebrate the heavenly gift they will receive.  As a Catholic people we are sacramental in nature.   The sacraments allow us an interaction with God that is both intimate and communal.  These children are wonderful examples of how special and important this sacramental meal is to everyone who is privileged to receive.  
 
May is also the month we honor Mary.   The month of new life seems the perfect month to honor the woman who brought the Author of Life into our world and into our lives.   St. John Paul II wrote many beautiful prayers, homilies and papers about Mary.  The following is a short passage he wrote about Mary and the Eucharist.  I thought you would enjoy these beautiful words:
 
Mary lived her Eucharistic faith even before the institution of the Eucharist, by the very fact that she offered her womb for the Incarnation of God’s Word.  At the Annunciation, Mary conceived the Son of God in the physical reality of his body and blood, thus anticipating within herself what to some degree happens sacramentally in every believer who receives, under the signs of bread and wine, the Lord’s body and blood. 

God bless each of you. 
 
Peace, 
Fr. Rick

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2015 Annual Catholic Appeal

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Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
8:00 AM Monday to Friday

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Children's Liturgy of the Word at 10:00 AM Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 
Every Monday and Friday
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM followed by morning Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance):
Saturday: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rosary:
Every Wednesday after
the 8:00 AM Mass

Daily Mass
8:00 AM Monday to Friday

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Children's Liturgy of the Word at 10:00 AM Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 
Every Monday and Friday
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM followed by morning Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance):
Saturday: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rosary:
Every Wednesday after
the 8:00 AM Mass


Parish Pictures

New Photos
   

Click here to see the latest Picture Albums 

Confirmation 2015

Also lots of other Albums: Religious Education Functions, Preschool Activities, 4th of July Fireworks, Parish Retreat, and a variety of Parish activities.  

New Photos
   

Click here to see the latest Picture Albums 

Confirmation 2015

Also lots of other Albums: Religious Education Functions, Preschool Activities, 4th of July Fireworks, Parish Retreat, and a variety of Parish activities.  


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