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Entries for November 2017

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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Pick up after all Masses Next Gift Card Sale:  December 2nd & 3rd          
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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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