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St. Matthew's Financial Report for FY 16-17 is now available. Click here for the report.  Please contact Flavio Gaudio, Chairman of he Finance Council with any questions.
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St. Bernard's Council 4122 and St. Matthew's Council 6226 Knights of Columbus will be running the following Youth programs: Click on the contest for the form: Citizenship Essay Contest Form Citizenship Essay Contest Letter   Substance (Alcohol &/or Drug) Abuse Poster Contest Form Substance Abuse Contest ...

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Class Schedule for the week of November 20th:          Regular class schedule EXCEPT No Wednesday Classes   Upcoming Events Grades K-6 11/27-28 – Grade 3 Tour of Church during class time. 12/4-5 - Grades 3 through 6, Advent lesson in the Hall during clas...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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Joining Youth Group is Fun and Easy! Email Hilary and Bridget at Youth@cath-comm.org Let us know your name, your email and a parent or guardian’s name and email. If there is something that you would like to do or explore you can let us know that too! Youth Group meets the 2nd Saturday of the Month at St. Matthew&rsqu...

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Looking for something special for that hard to shop for person or the one who “has everything”?  Just in time for Christmas or for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., our beautiful donation cards with a colorful rendition of a Haitian landscape on the front are available at the parish offices. When a donation is made to ou...

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The St. Matthew Christmas Children's Choir will be signing at the 4:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals are TBD. For more information, please contact our Music Director - Rebecca Urrutia rebecca.urrutia@stmatthewct.org

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Children of all ages have the opportunity to remember babies and children in need by donating gifts, toys, games and gift certificates. Gifts will be brought to the altar during Mass. Please consider gifts for teens like gift certificates to stores such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Bob’s, Dick’s and Rave (Buckland Hills) Cinemas....

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Join the music ministries from St. Bernard & St. Matthew for a special start to our Advent season! The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that was introduced in 1918. In this service, we listen to nine brief Scripture lessons, which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Birth of Jesus, the S...

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Youth Group Wreath Sale - December 2nd & 3rd After All Masses At Both St. Matthew & St. Bernard The Youth Group will be selling wreaths they decorated themselves! The cost is $12 per decorated wreath. Buy a wreath & support our youth!  

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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 will be praying f...

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Two Weekends - Two Vendors - Too Good to Miss! November 18th & 19th after all Masses at St. Bernard Church The Daughters of St. Paul, Catholic Sisters from Boston who use Media to evangelize, will bring a wonderful selection of Bibles, Spiritual Reading, Lives of the Saints, books for children, DVD's, music and more! Plan to...

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All Church offices will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving Holidayand reopen Monday, November 27th. If you need assistance during this time, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. (860) 872-0200—St. Matthew or (860) 875-0753—St. Bernard  

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Thanksgiving Day Mass November 23rd at 9:00am St. Matthew Church This year our community will celebrate together at St. Matthew. Thanksgiving Food Drive - now until November 23rd Parishioners are invited to bring food items in until Thanksgiving morning. Father Rick will bless the food and volunteers will deliver it to the ...

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Sunday, November 19th 10:00am at St. Bernard Please join Bishop Cote as he celebrates Mass to formally welcome Sacred Heart into our Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome!  

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The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has completed the following Mission Statement: "As a Catholic famiily, we are called by Christ to prayerfully create and nourish a vibrant community centered on the Eucharist and dedicated to service, spirituality, and evangelization." ...

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Pastor's Page - November
Dear Parish family, This month we remember and pray for the 119 people who passed away last year from our two communities.  Each one of their lives was a precious gift from God that touched lives, raised families, loved enthusiastically and sacrificed willingly.  How different life is without them.  I wonder if our loved...

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Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service November 19th at 4:00pm Rockville United Methodist Church 142 Grove St., Rockville Join Rockville United Methodist Church for a celebration of thanks for all our blessings. Members of St. Matthew and St. Bernard are welcome.  

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Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we must submit our bulletin early for printing; therefore, announcements need to be submitted as follows: Announcements for the weekend of:          Due No Later Than:                    November 18/19     ...

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Interested in joining our Youth Music Group?  This year we will be singing at the Sunday 10:30am Mass once a month. The next Youth Music Group Mass will be Sunday, November 19th. If you’re considering joining us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com    

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Soupfest 2017 "The Last Souper" November 16th   6:00pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard Church Hall Join us for a night of soup tasting, music, fellowship, teacup raffle and silent auction as we raise much needed funds for The Cornerstone Foundation Soup Kitchen, Food Cupboard, Youth Center, Clothing Bank, Overnight Shelt...

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We need volunteers on: 11/14  Starting at 7pm Pie Crust Making 11/15 Starting at 9am Pie Baking 11/17 5:30pm - 9:15pm Setup & Working at the Bazaar (adults &teens) 11/18 8:30am - 2:45pm Working at the Bazaar & Cleanup (adults &teens) ...

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Friday November 17th, 6-9pm Saturday, November 18th, 9am-2:30pm Home-Made Soup & Sandwiches available throughout the Bazaar Featuring: Attic Treasures Country Store Hand Crafted Christmas Items Homemade Pies & Pastries Kids’ Booth Raffles Photos With Santa Come Enjoy And Support Your Parish! ...

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RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is the process by which adults are gradually initiated into the life and sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is comprised of various steps along the way.  Each transition is marked by a rite or a special ceremony within the public liturgy. Underlying these are the clas...

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How about helping out at the parish from time to time?   St. Matthew and St. Bernard are each looking for few volunteers to help with small chores like picking up boxes from the post office, arranging tables and chairs for an event, etc.   For another star on your crown in heaven, contact either Parish Secretary:...

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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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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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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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Calling all Bakers & Shoppers: We’re seeking new recruits to update our list of volunteers willing to bake or purchase refreshments for various parish events throughout the year. About a week before an event we email a request and those who would like to contribute respond - so easy & no pressure! Volunteers bring items t...

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St. Matthew Church is so blessed to have Cynde Yaconiello celebrate her 25th anniversary working in our Faith Formation Office.  Cynde began working on August 15, 1992!  Since that time she has been instrumental in helping to form our Catholic faith in so many of our children.  May God bless her abundantly for all she ha...

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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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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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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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