News

The Tolland Knights of Columbus will hold a planning meeting for the 2017/18 fraternal year on Wednesday August 2nd at 7:30pm in the Church hall.  All brother Knights are encouraged to attend.  This is your opportunity to have a voice in our charitable and social activities this year.  We look forward to seeing you th...

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Annual School Supply Drives 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 &nbs...

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Registration has started for the 2017/2018 school year! We have openings in both our classes: · 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am · 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am. We are an accredited Music Together Preschool ·...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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Dear Parishioners, It is with sad hearts that we bid goodbye to Dharen, our seminarian. He has been with our community since the beginning of our yoking 2 years ago. We wish him well during the next phase of his journey at Mount St. Mary.  If you would like to stay in touch with him, his new address will be: Mr. Dharen Brochero...

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Pastor's Page - July & August
Dear Parishioners, The long-awaited summer has arrived and we welcome it with open arms!  The warm inviting temperatures and the much-deserved vacation time allows families the opportunity to slow down life’s hectic pace and enjoy time together.   Vacations do much more than afford us an opportunity to travel. ...

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New Class Schedule We have revised the class schedule for the Religious Education Year 2017-2018.    K-6 PROGRAM: Monday         4:30 - 5:30 pm                      ...

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to view mose recent album.
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Dear Parishioners, The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has been hard at work this past year.  The role of the Pastoral Council is to “support, advise, assist, and consult with the Pastor in building up the body of Christ in our community.” Father Rick has identifie...

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Attention all families with children entering grades K-10 this Fall Religious Education registration will begin in September - details will be emailed in late August. It is very important that we have updated family contact information, especially email addresses.  If you are new to our church, have changed your email/contact i...

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To view the new Confirmation photos, click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or CLICK HERE.
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Brian Kenny, Business Manager for our Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew received a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly for his work establishing Clairvaux House, a temporary shelter for homeless mothers and their children owned by St. Bernard Church and operated by the Cornerstone Foundation.  The cita...

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Our Lady of Fatima asked for the establishment of the Five First Saturdays Devotion which will continue at St. Matthew July 1st. 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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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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Please note we recently enhanced our telephone systems to improve communication for you and between St. Matthew and St. Bernard.   In this process, we also changed some telephone extensions which are on the website now and will be in the bulletin starting next week. The new system will allow clergy and staff to receive calls dir...

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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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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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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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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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