News

There will be a slight change in the 2018-2019 school year. Wednesday - Grades 7-10 will meet 6-7pm. Updated Information Needed! Attention all families who will have children in grades K-10 during next school year (2018-19): We will be using a new registration program for Religious Education classes. It is VERY importa...

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Registration has started for the 2018/2019 school year! Our 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am Our 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am We are an accredited Music Together Preschool. Both classes receive a 30 minute structured music class once a week...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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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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Please consider supporting the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew by using our EFT option for one-time and recurring donations. It is a simple and secure process and makes it easier for all our parishioners to support the stewardship mission.  No more envelopes or last-minute check writing! Parishioners who use th...

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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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St. Matthew & St. Bernard Churches are working with local organizations to collect school supplies for low income kids. We are in need of the following items: 1 & 2 inch ring binders             Notebooks               # 2 pencils       ...

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Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer – he wants you to be his disciple and friend.  Follow Me:  Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is a guide to a personal encounter with Christ. You are invited to experience the joy of a rene...

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Altar Server Appreciation Party South Windsor Swim & Tennis Club Monday, July 30th 4:00pm—7:00pm As a way to show our appreciation for your dedicated service to our two parishes, all Altar Servers from St. Bernard & St. Matthew are invited to our Appreciation Swim Party & Cookout.  Please keep a look out...

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Pastor's Page
Dear Parishioners, I love the energy I sense as we enter the season of summer.  People are outdoors planting, mowing, building, walking, vacationing and just enjoying the beauty that the season offers.   The sights, sounds and smells of summer invigorates us and it’s evident in the many smiling faces that we encoun...

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Attention all St. Matthew Ministry Volunteers, the St. Matthew Parish Council will be hosting a thank you dinner in your honor! Please save the date! More details coming soon.  
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The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for a loved one – living or deceased – is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic tradition.  Due to the increased number of Mass requests and the desire to allow as many parishioners and friends as possible to schedule Masses, the following guidelines will apply star...

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The Sanctuary Lamp located near the Tabernacle may be memorialized for a loved one. The donation is $25 and the Lamp will burn from Sunday to Saturday. The name of the deceased person will be mentioned in the bulletin. To have the Sanctuary Lamp burn in memory of someone, please call the Parish Office at (860) 872-0200.  

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Some background information on the Online Giving program available at both St. Matthew Church & St. Bernard Church: What is Online Giving? Online Giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account into your Church's bank account. What a...

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St. Bernard Cemetery, located on Kingsbury Avenue on the Tolland/Vernon town line, is the Catholic Cemetery that serves the four parishes of St. Bernard, St. Joseph, St. Luke and St. Matthew Parishes.  This past year the cemetery received a generous donation from the estate of a deceased parishioner. These funds have been used to ins...

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All mail sent to St. Matthew Church, should be addressed: P.O. Box 100, Tolland, CT 06084 The post office will no longer deliver mail addressed to 111 Tolland Green and it will be returned to the sender.  

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After 10 years, we have paid off the mortgage for the Parish Center. Thank you and may God bless you for your commitment and support of our parish. Now, going forward, the full monthly second Building Maintenance Collection will be used for needed Church repairs and improvements.  

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We are looking for Baptismal outfits (1 year and up). With Spring arriving and Summer on its way, stop in at Mattie's Togs for a looksee on Saturdays 9-1. Call Billie at (860) 871-0260 if you have any questions. We are located on the Dunn Hill Road side of St. Matthew Church.  

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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 309.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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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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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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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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