News

The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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A Day of Reconciliation Friday, March 24 6AM-10PM. With Priests of the Vernon Deanery hosted @ St. Bernard Church-Rockville. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF PRIESTS AND CONFESSION TIMES. During this season of Lent we focus on God’s mercy and love for each of us. What better way to personally experience His love and mercy than to return ...

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With Sister Elissa Rinere- Two Nights Two Topics Too Good to miss! The Writings of Pope Francis, St. Matthew Hall March 26th 3:30-5:00pm Pope Francis isn’t available to lead us on our Lenten mission this year, but Sr. Elissa will be bringing us some of his thoughts and writings to help us answer our Lenten call to 'turn aw...

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The St. Matthew Knights of Columbus is partnering with the Lions Club of Tolland to hold the annual Spirit of Spring 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 1st at Tolland High School. All proceeds raised at this event go directly back into our community through many different avenues. Activities & Times: * Kim&r...

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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 210 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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The Youth Group's performance of the Living Stations of the Cross is in much need of Readers, Actors (speaking and non-speaking roles), Singers, Stage hands.  Please prayerfully consider being part of this wonderful Lenten Journey.  The sharing of your time and talent will mean so very much to our Catholic Community. Rehe...

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Pastor's Page - March
Dear Parish Family, March 1st, Ash Wednesday, begins the holy season of Lent.  It is the time in our Church year where many of our people make a concerted effort to step up their faith game.  It is a time of deeper prayer, fasting and receptivity to God working in our lives.  I love this season and the incredible opportu...

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Our next topic will be ‘Death & Dying" at St. Bernard Hall, 6:00pm March 31.   Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of ...

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Our next topic will be ‘Mary, Full of Grace.’ 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. Fr. Ellis will help us examine the evidence of this apparition, and show us how our blessed Mother is always actively bringing us closer to our Lord. Lent is a special season of spiritu...

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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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Any interested parishioners who would like to complete the Diocese of Norwich's Safe Environment program called "Called to Protect", are invited to dall the Faith Formation Offie at 860-872-0200 X 219.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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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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