News

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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Families with Children in Grades K-10 We will be rolling out a new, comprehensive registration program for our Religious Education classes for the 2018-2019 school year. It is VERY important that we have updated family contact information, especially any new email addresses. If you are new to our church or our Religious Education ...

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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 Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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Learn how a parish welcomes new members into the Church, and about the rich traditions of this ancient Rite.  Learn how to share your faith with someone who wants to become a Catholic!  Get the answers to the following questions: * How can every parishioner be part of this welcoming process? * Why does this pr...

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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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Savers Fundraiser  May 7th - May 20th Please help us make this drive a success! Pack up clean, gently used: clothing, shoes, purses, accessories and bedding in 33 gallon plastic trash bags. Collection starts May 7th and wraps up May 20th. Bring your 33 gallon bags to classroom 10 (1st classroom on the left) in the pa...

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Altar Server Training Tuesday, May 22nd 4:30pm – 6:00pm This is a reminder for the 2nd and final day of altar server training. If you have a question, contact Cynde Yaconiello at          cynde.yaconiello@stmatthewct.org or          860...

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Join us as we pray for those impacted by cancer June 4th & June 12th at 7:00pm St. Bernard Church At some point in our lives cancer touches all of us either directly or through the diagnosis of a loved one. God gave us St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, as a prayer partner and inspiration for everyone touched by ...

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Memorial Day Mass Monday, May 28th at 10:00am St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memorial Day at St. Bernard Cemetery (in the historic section, by the altar) for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our parishes. Mass will be at 10:00 am. Please note there will be no...

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The morning session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21st (8:45am-10am) at St. Bernard The evening session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21sth (7pm-8:15pm) at St. Matthew Contact Mary Scibelli with questions: 860-798-7529 or scibellifamily@gmail.com

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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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Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish Family, We all love the month of May with its warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and happier people.  It’s a month packed with activities for families, schools and the Church.  The thing I look forward to most is the First Holy Communion Masses we’ll be celebrating this month.  It is always an exc...

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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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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 63rd Annual Convention The Joy of the Gospel Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am - 2:30pm St. Matthew Church  Register Today! All women in the Diocese of Norwich are cordially invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Sr. Elissa Rinere, C.P., J.C.D., Chancellor of the Diocese of...

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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 important that we have updated family contact information, especially email addresses. If you are new to our Church/Religious Education program or hav...

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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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July 20-22 Steubenville NYC Reserve your spot today! To Join the Fun: Email Hilary and Bridget at Youth@cath-comm.org The Youth Group meets on: The 2nd Saturday of the month at St. Matthew beginning with the 5:00pm Mass until 8:00pm The 3rd Sunday of the month at St. Bernard beginning with the noon Mass until 3:00...

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Due to the increase in Mass Intentions, Mass Intentions at both parishes may be booked from now until the end of 2018.  
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Notice from St. Bernard Cemetery Easter is April 1st Families are requested to remove all Christmas and winter decorations by March 15th. All unwanted decorations may be placed in or near trash barrels. Families are also reminded to remove all artificial flowers, statuettes, and garden shop figurines of any kind. Artificial flowe...

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The following documents are on our website www.stmatthewct.org. Click on Resources and then Safe Environments. Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich Diocese of Norwich : Sexual Abuse & Sexual Misconduct Reporting Procedures 8 Things Children Can Do To Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church and at School ...

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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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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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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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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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