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A ring was found after the Christmas Masses at St. Matthew. If it is yours, please call the parish office at (860) 872-0200.  
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Class Schedule—Week of January 22nd Regular Schedule  Upcoming Events Grades K-6 January 22 - Mass rehearsal for the Monday 5:45 grade 6 class January 28 - 10:30am Mass - Children’s Catechetical Mass sponsored by the Monday 5:45pm Grade 6 Class January 29 & 30 - Visit to the Baptismal...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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January 2018 The youth group is hosting a Winter Food Drive from January 6th-21st. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation with you to Mass (collection bins are available at both Churches). Donations will be brought to Hockanum Valley Food Share. Please remember to check expiration dates on items, as the food bank cannot...

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We have renewed our Catholic Community subscription to FORMED.ORG for all parishioners of St. Bernard and St. Matthew.  There is a great amount of new content and you can now use an iPhone App to access your account after you register (Android App coming soon).  To register for your account, click here. For detailed instructi...

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PRO-LIFE BOTTLE COLLECTION:  Don’t want the hassle of returning your empty cans, bottles and plastics?  Donate them to the Pro-Life Ministry by dropping them off in the designated trash bins outside the dumpster area.  Please be sure they are returnables, BAGGED, and uncrushed.  Your generous donations are very m...

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Monday, January 29th at 7:00pm - Room #1 Everyone is welcome to join us!  
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Saturday, February 17th at 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall, Tolland The Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 Rockville and 6626 Tolland are sponsoring this event. Funds raised from this dinner will benefit the Outreach to Haiti Ministry and the Cornerstone Foundation. Please get your tickets now, limited seating is available. The eve...

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We are looking for donations of T-Shirts (new and gently used), baseball caps, toiletries (toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, etc.), medical supplies (band aids, children's ibuprofen and vitamins, antibiotic ointment, etc.), hair supplies (ribbons, elastics, etc.), and so on to take with us to Haiti on our upcoming trip (we leave Janu...

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Open House - Thursday, January 25th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Classroom #4 in the Parish Center Snow date:  Thursday, February 1st All are welcome to join us and take this opportunity to see our classroom, learn about our program and talk with our teachers. If you cannot make our open house, feel free to contact us to schedule...

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Pastor's Page - January
Dear Parish family, Over the holidays I went to see my aunt in a nearby nursing home.  I hadn’t seen her for quite some time so we had a very nice reunion.  In the conversation, she told me I looked the same except my hair was whiter and I had put on a few pounds!  My aunt never holds any punches!  Her honesty...

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The names of active members of the military are kept in our St. Michael the Angel Prayer Book to keep them in prayer during their service to our country. If you would like your family member added to the book or if they have returned from service, please contact the Parish Secretary so we may keep the book current. We prayed for these ...

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Small Christian Communities (SCC) September is a time for new beginnings and you are invited to join a Small Christian Community.  Come to learn, experience and discern if a SCC is something you want to include in your prayer life. SCCs are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection.  These...

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Going on Vacation? Use the website www.masstimes.org to find the location and Mass times of the Church nearest your destination.  
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Any interested parishioners who would like to complete the Diocese of Norwich's Safe Environments program called "Called to Protect", are invited to call the Faith Formation Office at 860-872-0200 X 319.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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The Vatican recently issued more definitive guidance on cremation for Catholics.  For the complete document, click here. Summary: Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning.  The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord, l...

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