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Entries for May 2018

​Attention all 7th & 9th Grade Students ​Please return your 2017-2018 Religious Education class books to the crate under the whiteboard at the entrance to the parish center. Thank you!  Upcoming Events Grades 7-10 June 4 at 6:00pm​ ​​Confirmation rehearsal, followed by a Penance Service at 7...

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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 next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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After 10 years, we have paid off the mortgage for the Parish Center! Please join us after the 5:00pm Mass on June 9th for a wine & cheese reception to celebrate this accomplishment!  
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Gift cards will be available for purchase after all Masses next weekend. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Pick up will be June 9th & 10th.  

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Prayer, Dinner, & Fundraiser Save the Persecuted Christian Friday, June 15th St. Bernard Church Pope Francis has said ”We must not resign ourselves to thinking of the Middle East without Christians”. With the help of The Ladies Guild, the Rockville Knights of Columbus Council 4122 (St. Bernard and St. Joseph...

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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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Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of you. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer – he wants you to be his disciple and friend. The Great Adventure Bible study program, Follow Me:  Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is a guide to a personal encounter with Christ. Registra...

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St. Bernard Cemetery, located on Kingsbury Avenue on the Tolland/Vernon town line, is the Catholic Cemetery that serves the four parishes of St. Bernard, St. Joseph, St. Luke and St. Matthew Parishes.  This past year the cemetery received a generous donation from the estate of a deceased parishioner. These funds have been used to ins...

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Join us as we pray for those impacted by cancer June 4th & June 12th at 7:00pm at St. Bernard Church The Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church will offer this liturgy for everyone impacted by cancer. Through our prayers we seek to unite all our suffering to Jesus, who is the source of healing, comfort, and s...

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Memorial Day Mass Monday, May 28th at 10:00am St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memorial Day at St. Bernard Cemetery (in the historic section, by the altar) for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our parishes. Mass will be at 10:00 am. Please note there will be no...

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All Church offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753  

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Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish Family, We all love the month of May with its warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and happier people.  It’s a month packed with activities for families, schools and the Church.  The thing I look forward to most is the First Holy Communion Masses we’ll be celebrating this month.  It is always an exc...

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Learn how a parish welcomes new members into the Church, and about the rich traditions of this ancient Rite.  Learn how to share your faith with someone who wants to become a Catholic!  Get the answers to the following questions: * How can every parishioner be part of this welcoming process? * Why does this pr...

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The Sanctuary Lamp located near the Tabernacle may be memorialized for a loved one. The donation is $25 and the Lamp will burn from Sunday to Saturday. The name of the deceased person will be mentioned in the bulletin. To have the Sanctuary Lamp burn in memory of someone, please call the Parish Office at (860) 872-0200.  

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Savers Fundraiser  May 7th - May 20th Please help us make this drive a success! Pack up clean, gently used: clothing, shoes, purses, accessories and bedding in 33 gallon plastic trash bags. Collection starts May 7th and wraps up May 20th. Bring your 33 gallon bags to classroom 10 (1st classroom on the left) in the pa...

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Altar Server Training Tuesday, May 22nd 4:30pm – 6:00pm This is a reminder for the 2nd and final day of altar server training. If you have a question, contact Cynde Yaconiello at          cynde.yaconiello@stmatthewct.org or          860...

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The morning session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21st (8:45am-10am) at St. Bernard The evening session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21sth (7pm-8:15pm) at St. Matthew Contact Mary Scibelli with questions: 860-798-7529 or scibellifamily@gmail.com

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All mail sent to St. Matthew Church, should be addressed: P.O. Box 100, Tolland, CT 06084 The post office will no longer deliver mail addressed to 111 Tolland Green and it will be returned to the sender.  

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 63rd Annual Convention The Joy of the Gospel Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am - 2:30pm St. Matthew Church  Register Today! All women in the Diocese of Norwich are cordially invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Sr. Elissa Rinere, C.P., J.C.D., Chancellor of the Diocese of...

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Next sale will be June 2nd & 3rd.  
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