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Entries for December 2016

Blood Drive Tuesday, December 27th 11:15am - 4:15pm St. Matthew Parish Hall Give the perfect gift. Give blood. To schedule an appointment: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) OR visit redcrossblood.org Presenting donors receive a free long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last!  

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Every parish family should have received a letter from Father this week asking for a contribution to our Annual Collection to help balance our budget and save for future improvement projects.  The collection provides funds for small capital and maintenance projects.  This year, we would like to install a key fob entry system for...

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Pastor's Page - December
Dear Parish family, As a young boy I seem to recall that time often moved at a snail’s pace.  I’m sure my parents have very “fond” memories of our road trips when my two sisters and I continually asked the question from the back seat, “are we there yet?!”   I also recollect that Christ...

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St. Matthew Christmas Day Masses: 8:30 & 10:30 AM
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Gift Cards for Haiti Do you need a gift for that person who is "hard to buy for" or who "has everything"? Why not give a gift that gives twice! When you make a donation to the Haiti Mission in someone's name you will receive a beautiful gift card with a colorful Haitian scene on the front. The gift card goes ...

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Christmas Flowers - Anyone wishing to make a donation toward flowers for Christmas in memory of a loved one may do so by using the envelopes provided at the doors to the Church. You can drop the envelope in the collection basket or mail it to: St. Matthew Parish Office, P.O. Box 100, Tolland CT 06084-0100 and write FLOWERS on the envelope...

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Craft & Cookies Meeting Wednesday, December 14th 7:00pm in the Parish Hall Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle! We will demonstrate a cute Christmas ornament to take home for the tree and then reward our creative efforts with a "cookie break". Bring a plate of one dozen (JUST 12) of your favorite Chri...

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Advent Penance Service Sunday, December 11th 3:00pm St. Bernard Church As we begin our Advent journey of anticipation and preparation for the Messiah, I ask that you reserve this date for our Combined Parish (St. Matthew & St. Bernard) Reconciliation Service. The service will involve an afternoon of reflection, music, pray...

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Christmas Holiday Pancake Breakfast Sunday, December 11th The Tolland Knights of Columbus will be hosting our annual Christmas Holiday Pancake Breakfast Sunday, December 11th following the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses in the Church Hall. Individuals $5 and Families $20. Proceeds will go to support local charitable organizations. ...

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