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Entries for February 2018

Class Schedule—Week of February 19th ​​​​​No Classes - Winter Break  Upcoming Events Grades K-6 February 26 & 27 Grades 3-6 students will be selling bags of Trail Mix after all classes. $2 per bag. All proceeds to benefit St. Pierre’s Parish in Ganthier, Haiti. Lost Lamb activity, Gr...

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Interested in joining our Youth Music Group?  Our next Mass will be: March 10th at the 5:00pm Mass before the Bread &Soup Supper. If you’re considering joining us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com  

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Save the Date for our Lenten Bread and Soup Super Saturday, March 10th after 5:00pm Mass Please join the 7th - 10th Grade Faith Formation Students, the Youth Group and the Haiti Outreach Committee for a Lenten Bread and Soup Supper! Tickets:  $5/person or $15/family of 4 or more Tickets on sale after all Masses start...

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February 19th - Snow Tubing at Powder Ridge 9:30am to 2:00pm (back to St. Matthew Church by 3:00pm) The cost of the trip is $40 and includes transportation and 2 hours of tubing. Lunch is on your own—you may brown bag it or purchase it at Powder Ridge. Permission slips are due by February 9th. March 10th - 2nd Saturda...

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

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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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Lent is a time of opportunity for us to strengthen our faith through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  These practices bring us closer to God and demonstrate our solidarity with those in need at home and around the world.  This Lent make your sacrifices become opportunities to feed the hungry poor.  Please participate in CR...

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Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation Jesus, through the sacrament of reconciliation,  draws us from the darkness of sin into the light of grace During this season of Lent we focus on God’s mercy and love for each of us. What better way to personally experience His love and mercy than to return to the sacrament of re...

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Healing Liturgy  March 4th at 3:00pm St. Bernard Church A healing liturgy celebrates a beautiful sacrament that is rich with the tender mercy from our Lord. Join us for this simple rite with quiet reflection, lovely music, and an opportunity to pray together for all those who suffer from any type of illness. Anointing of the Sic...

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The joy of Easter is deepened when we embrace the disciplines of Lent. To help us do just that, Fr. Ellis will give six talks aimed at enriching our understanding of our faith. Talks begin at 6pm in St. Bernard parish hall and finish in time to attend 7:00pm Stations of the Cross in the Church.  No registration is requir...

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All Church offices will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew  - (860) 872-0200 or St. Bernard - (860) 875-0753

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Pastor's Page - February
Dear Parish Family, February is one of those months that finds us deep in the folds of winter. It has been a very cold winter so far and I know people are experiencing those mid-winter blues! The cold, snow and barrenness of the season can often test our resolve to live the Christian virtues of patience and kindness. Hang in there! ...

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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 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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The Knights of Columbus is holding their annual Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 17th beginning at 6:00 pm at St. Matthew Church.  There will be dinner, raffles and door prizes.  All proceeds will go to support St. Pierre in Ganthier, Haiti, our sister parish and the Cornerstone Foundation in Rockville.  &nb...

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Saturday, February 17th at 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall, Tolland The Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 Rockville and 6626 Tolland are sponsoring this event. Funds raised from this dinner will benefit the Outreach to Haiti Ministry and the Cornerstone Foundation. Please get your tickets now, limited seating is available. The eve...

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Gift Cards purchased February 3rd & 4th will be available for pick up after all Masses. Next Gift Card Sale March 3rd & 4th
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8:00am - Mass with distribution of Ashes - St. Bernard 12:05pm - Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes - St. Bernard 4:00pm - Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes - St. Bernard 4:30pm - Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes - St. Matthew 7:00pm - Mass with distribution of Ashes - St. ...

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If you have blessed palms at home, please bring them to either St. Bernard or St. Matthew Church by Monday, February 12th so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday (February 14th). At St. Bernard containers will be left in the vestibules. At St. Matthew a container will be left at the entrance to the parish hall.

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