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Entries for January 2017

The next meeting of the Adult Faith Formation committee will be Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm.  We will meet in the lower level of the school, in the Youth Room at St. Bernard Church.  Anyone interested in helping plan and implement special faith events for both St Matthew and St. Bernard will be warmly welcomed. &n...

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In honor of the Feast of St. Blaise (February 3rd) we will bless throats after each Mass at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th. Through this blessing we pray for the intercession of St. Blaise to protect us from illnesses of the throat and all other illnesses. We pray that both our spiri...

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We are looking for parishioners who may be interested in exploring an opportunity for prison ministry in the Enfield /Somers area. Presently, Deacon Michael Torres, the chaplain at Cybulski Correction facility, is using a program which brings the word of God to those imprisoned and who are seeking to know more about God. This program woul...

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Pastor's Page - January
Dear parish family, On behalf of my staff and brother clergy I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very blessed, healthy and joy filled 2017! At the start of a new year it is customary to make a few resolutions for ourselves.  We are often very good at deciding what we want and need in our lives to make us happier and ...

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Youth Group News Upcoming Events: ¨ January 22nd - Youth Mass at St. Bernard’s All Teens are welcome. Mass is at 6 PM followed by Youth Group/Pizza until 8 PM. Please use back parking lot. Living Stations of the Cross Rehearsals ¨ Open to all students in grades 8 - 12. ¨ Actors, readers, ...

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St. Matthew Preschool Registration and Open House Registration has started for the 2017/2018 school year! The 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am till 11:45 am and the 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am till 11:45 am. We are an accredited Music Together Preschool and both classes...

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March for Life Bus Trip Thursday, January 26th - Friday, January 27th The Annual March for Life will take place this year on Friday, January 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C., as a way for people to express their opposition to abortion. This year’s event coincides with the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to ...

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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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Sports and Spirituality: How Do We Balance Both in Today’s World?   Vs.  Who:  Adults, Coaches and Parents When:  January 10, 2017, 7-8:30 pm Where:  Our Lady of Lourdes, Gales Ferry A panel of experts with over 70 years of experience in organized athletics on the college and high school le...

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