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Entries for March 2018

Interested in joining our Youth Music Group?  This year we will be singing once a month at the Sunday 10:30am Mass. The next Youth Music Group Mass will be Sunday, April 8th. If you’re considering joining us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com  

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!Join a Team! We have a spot available on a Tuesday team and a Wednesday team. Teams work once a month from 4:45pm-6:00pm at Cornerstone Soup Kitchen around the corner from St. Bernard Church. Parishioners from either Church are welcome to join. Jobs include set-up, serving the meal, washing tables, sweeping and mopping. If you w...

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Knights of Columbus Council 6626 Easter Flower Sale Saturday, March 31st Tolland Green Easter lilies, tulips, hydrangea, and other Easter flowers will be sold. All proceeds from this event will benefit local charities. Stop by and meet the Easter Bunny!  

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All Church offices will be closed on Good Friday, March 30th. If you need assistance,please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew - (860) 872-0200 St. Bernard - (860) 875-0753  

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March 30th at 7:00pm at St. Bernard Church Our Youth Group will present this amazing and prayerful experience. In this presentation, teens from both parishes reenact the passion and death of our Lord. The prayers and reflections are very moving. Everyone is welcome to come witness the Stations of the Cross come to life! ...

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Additional parking is available at the two School Street parking lots on either side of the parking garage behind the Church. These lots are open 24/7. In addition, parking will be available in the School Street Parking Garage behind the Church on Holy Thursday from 6:00pm - 9:30pm and on Holy Saturday from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. We are ...

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Operation Rice Bowl: Encounter Lent 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 hung...

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Monday, March 26th 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Tuesday, March 27th  9:00am Mass at St. Matthew 10:30am Chrism Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral, Norwich Wednesday, Match 28th 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Holy Thursday, March 2...

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Pastor's Page - March
Dear Parish Family, Lent is a very holy season filled with opportunity and God’s Grace active in our midst.  How we spend these 40 days -  matters.  In an Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis spoke of our need to be more aware of our relationship with God and with one another.  He encouraged his listeners to PAU...

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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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Paint and Sip Fundraiser to Benefit St. Matthew Preschool March 22nd at 6:30pm Cost:  $35 St. Matthew Church Hall This time we will be painting on wood! We hope you can join us! Sign up at:  www.paintsipfun.com Cheers to another fun paint night!  

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The Tolland Knights of Columbus is hosting a Pancake Breakfast in the parish hall after the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses. Individuals $5 and Families $20. Proceeds will go to the Clairvaux House in Rockville.  

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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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—Monday, March 19th at 7pm— St. Matthew Church-Tolland Several Priests available for private confessions The Lenten Penance Service celebrates God’s mercy with scripture readings, music, and reflections.  Following the prayer service several Priests will be available so you can choose your favorite confesso...

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We are looking forward once again to gathering goodies for our "adopted " social worker, from the CT Dept. of Children & Families. In addition to baskets, we need Easter grass, cellophane wrapping, books, candy, stuffed animals and small seasonal toys. There will be a box labeled "Easter baskets" in the St. Matthew...

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Women’s Guild Meeting March 14th at 7:00pm Parish Hall Who is woman and who is she meant to be? In his presentation entitled "The Feminine Genius", Father Ellis will enlighten us on the Church's teachings on women. Wouldn't you like to know more? Then, please join us. Coffee and refreshments will be ...

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Gift Cards will be available for pick up after all Masses. Next Sale:  April 7th & 8th (Big Y gives 6% back in April)
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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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