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Entries for May 2017

Our parish FORMED subscription will expire on June 6th.  We hope you enjoyed the many digital Catholic programs, movies and talks offered by FORMED during the Easter season.  If you subscribed to the parish account, you will receive a notice from FORMED that our subscription period has ended and you will have the option to conti...

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word The Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) ministry needs your help! We are in need of a new Coordinator to train and schedule volunteers. In addition, we also need volunteers to lead the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. We provide all of the trai...

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Please note we recently enhanced our telephone systems to improve communication for you and between St. Matthew and St. Bernard.   In this process, we also changed some telephone extensions which are on the website now and will be in the bulletin starting next week. The new system will allow clergy and staff to receive calls dir...

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Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish family, I begin this letter with a sincere sense of gratitude for everyone who was involved in our beautiful celebration of the Easter Triduum.  The three days: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil are meant to open our eyes and hearts to the magnificence of our God and the love He has for us.  The Tri...

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Monday, May 29th 10:00 AM. Note no 8:00 AM Mass or Adoration.  Please allow time to enter from School St. for the parade.
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Food Collection May 20th & 21st Suggestions for donations:  Spaghetti sauce, fruit cup & pudding cup packs, peanut butter, jelly & jam, canned meat (tuna, chicken, spam), hot & cold cereal, clothes detergent, dish detergent, bar soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, paper towels, and toilet tissue. If you are making a don...

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Louise Mlodzinski bequeaths over $1,000,000 for St. Bernard Cemetery improvements and maintenance. St. Bernard Cemetery, which serves the area Catholic communities of St. Matthew, St. Luke, St. Joseph, St. Maurice, Sacred Heart and St. Bernard, will be undertaking major improvements because of a gift of over $1,000,000 to St. Bernard C...

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PRO-LIFE BOTTLE COLLECTION:  Don’t want the hassle of returning your empty cans, bottles and plastics?  Donate them to the Pro-Life Ministry by dropping them off in the designated trash bins outside the dumpster area.  Please be sure they are returnables, BAGGED, and uncrushed.  Your generous donations are very m...

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St Matthew Women’s Guild Installation Banquet Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00pm Basil's Restaurant, Stafford, CT Price: $23 per person Choice of entrée Chicken Parmigiana (with Pasta) Baked Scrod (with Baked Potato & Vegetable) Lasagna All entrées are served with Salad, Bread & Butter. Dessert w...

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Any interested parishioners who would like to complete the Diocese of Norwich's Safe Environments program called "Called to Protect", are invited to call the Faith Formation Office at 860-872-0200 X 319.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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