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Prayer Shawl Ministry

 Prayer Shawl Ministry


The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on Thursday, February 12, 2015, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. 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 Mullin at 860-872-8828.

Catholic Young Adults

 Catholic Young Adults
of Eastern Connecticut


Meetings are on Saturdays twice a month.  Please join us!  Click here for more information.

Publicity Committee

 New Publicity Committee

We are forming a new Publicity Committee to help publicize parish events.  If you are interested in helping on this new committee, please contact the Parish Secretary at 860-875-0753 X 100.

Synod of Bishops


Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families, too, may be places of communion and  prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel, and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division:  may all who have been hurt or Scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.  Amen.

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Message from Father Rick

                                                                                    January, 2015

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the entire staff and Clergy of St. Bernard Parish, I would like to wish you and your families a very blessed 2015.   Each New Year begins with renewed hope and the promise of a fresh start.  I know we are all praying that 2015 brings with it the promise of peace in our world, tolerance in our communities and faith in our homes.  Let’s keep praying!

On a different note, I was recently thinking and praying for the many people in our parish who lost someone to death this past year.  We had to say goodbye to some pretty terrific people this year and there are many families struggling with the separation.  Perhaps one of our New Year’s resolutions should be to reach out to the people we know who have suffered a loss in their lives.  December and January can be incredibly challenging months for those going through the grieving process.  The holidays are filled with the memories and family gatherings that can make their loss especially difficult.  Part of our call in choosing to follow Christ is to watch out for each other.   A simple phone call can change someone’s day for the positive.  A note with an encouraging word or a visit could end up being the thing that motivates an individual to get out and start living again.  Our time and presence are very powerful tools that enable God’s grace to reach out and begin the healing process.   What we do – matters.

I thank you in advance for your kindness to those in our community who most need us.  You are a gift to me and to our wonderful parish.  May God continue to guide, strengthen, enlighten and enliven our parish family. 

With peace and prayers,

Fr. Rick          

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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 Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Night Prayer at 7:45 PM 
Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM followed by morning Mass.

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

Every Wednesday after
the 8:00 AM Mass

Parish Pictures

New Photos

Click here to see the latest Picture Albums 

Christmas Caroling and Church Decorations

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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