Group Directory

Altar Servers
Anyone who is 10 years of age or older or who has reached the 4th grade is eligible to become an altar server. Each person is given a training video to view which will teach them about serving. Nine servers are needed each week. The number of times a...

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The Building Committee provides long- term planning with priorities and estimates for required building and property maintenance and repair. Contact Steve Cabaniss, Chairperson 860-436-7490.

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Carnival Committee
The Carnival Committee is a comprised of a group of parishioners who are not afraid of dedicating some of their time, energy and talents to bring a few days of pure fun to many people, including St. Matthew parishioners, Tolland residents and folks f...

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Coffee and Donuts
Members of the Coffee and Donuts Ministry perform a significant fellowship service to the parish of Saint Matthew.  Each Sunday, dedicated volunteers set up the Church Hall, brew coffee, make juice, pick up the donuts, bagels and muffins from Du...

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Consolation
At the time of a loved one's death, the surviving family has many decisions to make and plans to formulate. The Ministry of Consolation offers to assist the family at this difficult time with the offer to host a reception in the parish hall follo...

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St. Matthew Church, along with numerous area churches and civic organizations, volunteer to staff this Rockville-based organization. The Cornerstone Foundation is a nonprofit multifaceted ecumenical outreach that serves the needy in many ways and is ...

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St. Matthew Church community has a long history of being in covenant with the Connecticut Department of Children & Families’ Manchester office through the Covenant to Care, “Adopt a Social Worker” program.  Kellie Ryan is c...

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Ministers of Bread and Cup are men and women of faith who serve the Eucharist to the assembly. Those with more extensive training minister at the altar and assist the priest. Some bring Communion to the sick and shut-ins. Their ministry is one of sha...

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Frosty Village Bazaar
The Frosty Village Bazaar is now the largest fund raiser for St. Matthew Church. The holiday bazaar us held on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Hundreds of parishioners work throughout the year to make hand-crafted items to be sold at the bazaar. The...

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Greeters and Ushers
Greeters are parishioners that are dedicated to attending the same Mass each weekend in order to give that welcome smile, a word of kindness and reassurance to people as they enter the church. The greeters make certain that everyone can find a seat a...

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The goal of the Justice and Peace Committee is to enrich understanding of many issues we are faced with today.  It is the Committee's hope that with deeper understanding, we will be more empowered to respond to others with inc...

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Knights of Columbus, Council 6626
This fraternal organization is not actually affiliated with Saint Matthew Church but is made up primarily of parish members for the welfare of our community. Our council is not a high pressure group and all offers of help are welcome. Some services w...

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Lectors
The great privilege of reading the Word of God to his people is the central function of this important ministry. It is a privilege because a Lector stands in the long tradition of the prophets as proclaimers of the Word; in the broadest sense, each C...

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Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers a weekend experience designed to give married couples the opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It's a chance to look deeply into their relation...

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Mattie's Togs
A Children's Thrift Shop!  Open Saturdays 9AM - 1PM We would like to introduce you to our own Mattie's Togs Thrift Shop.  Our shop features the following: 1.  Winter and Summer clothing; 2.  Sizes:  Preemie t...

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Music
Music is an integral part of the liturgy. The beauty of music contributes to the beauty of the liturgy. Without music and its ministers, the Mass loses some of the power of prayer, which is singing. For music is prayer, the soul's expression of f...

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The people involved with this ministry share the precious gift of companionship. This ministry gives time and love to people who may otherwise not receive it. This is a very rewarding ministry as well as a very necessary one. Please contact the&nb...

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Pro-Life
The Pro-Life Committee provides various services to the parish and to the community as needed. Members respond to pending local, state or national Pro-Life legislation or other voting issues, support Birthright and other crisis pregnancy centers in t...

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The Sacristan assists the pastor in selection and arrangement of flowers on the altar. The Sacristan also takes care of special decorations for all seasons. Altar purificators, corporals, towels, etc. are cared for by volunteers from the Parish.

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Sick and Homebound
The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the Sick are most anxious to help anyone who cannot celebrate Mass due to illness, handicap or age. Homebound parishioners are encouraged to contact the parish office is they wish to receive the Eucha...

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Small Faith Community
A Small Faith Community is a small group of people who gather weekly to read and pray over the Holy scriptures. This group studies the passages to be proclaimed on the following Sunday at Holy Mass. They reflect on the the meanings of the passages fr...

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Saint Matthew Women's Guild was established more than 46 years ago to enhance the social and spiritual well-being of the women of the parish.  Many of the parish functions today are offspring of the Women's Guild.  Activites of...

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