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Save the date -  June 26th-30th for this summer's Vacation Bible School, " Passport to Peru...Discovering God's Gifts".  Contact Kimberly Manganella at 860-875-0753 X 119 for more information. 

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Join us May 6th at St. Matthew Church Our Lady of Fatima asked for the establishment of the Five First Saturdays Devotion. Our Lady promised to assist all who make this devotion at the hour of their death with all the graces necessary for salvation. To make this devotion, on the first Saturday for five consecutive months, one must: ...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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The scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Tolland, or whose family is registered with St. Matthew Parish, and who has been accepted by an accredited college or university as a full time student. Applications are now available at the Tolland and East Catholic High School guidance offices and at the S...

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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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Registration has started for the 2017/2018 school year! 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am and 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am. We are an accredited Music Together Preschool and both classes have a 30 minute structured music class once a week by a cert...

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Over 230 parishioners are now enjoying FREE Catholic movies, programs, books and music after loggin in to FORMED. FORMED is the revolutionary digital platform that gives you unprecedented access to Catholic video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. Whether falle...

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Pastor's Page - April
Dear Parish Family, As I sit at my computer on March 24th I know that we have just entered the season of Spring, – but the snow-covered property, heating bills, gray skies and barren trees inform me that winter is reluctant to let go!  Such is the life of a New Englander!  The month of April not only witnesses the ch...

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Click on the homepage PHOTOS button or click here to see the Living Stations of the Cross photos.
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Children’s Liturgy of the Word The Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) ministry needs your help! We are in need of a new Coordinator to train and schedule volunteers. In addition, we also need volunteers to lead the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. We provide all of the trai...

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Ministry of Consolation is looking for Volunteers St. Matthew Church has a tremendously wonderful Ministry that provides luncheons after funerals that are held at St. Matthew Church. The Ministry handles all the details from providing the food, to setting up the buffet, to cleaning up afterwards. When a funeral luncheon is requested...

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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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St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book If you have a loved one who is in the military in harm’s way, please contact the parish office to have your loved one’s name added to the St. Michael the Archangel prayer book. St. Michael is the patron of soldiers and will be regularly asked to intercede for the protection of our loved...

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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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We are looking for a volunteer to answer phones when Denise, the Parish Secretary, takes a day off or is on vacation. If you are interested, please call the Parish Office at (860) 872-0200, Ext 360 or email parishoffice@stmatthewct.org.         a  

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cath-comm.org” is the new domain name for our  clergy’s email addresses, designating Father Rick,  Father Bill, Deacon Ron and Deacon Mike as clergy for the “Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew”.    Their emails for @saintbernardchurch.org and @stmatthewct.org are stil...

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