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Entries for September 2017

How about helping out at the parish from time to time?   St. Matthew and St. Bernard are each looking for few volunteers to help with small chores like picking up boxes from the post office, arranging tables and chairs for an event, etc.   For another star on your crown in heaven, contact either Parish Secretary:...

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Once again the Haitian Ministry is sponsoring our annual toy collection for the children of St. Pierre Parish, Gantier, Haiti.  This year it will be the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 1.  Kids of all ages are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys up to the altar during the masses at both St. Matthew and St. Bernard churches that weeken...

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Our Sixth and Final First Saturday Devotion Will Be October 7th at St. Matthew. Our Lady of Fatima asked for the establishment of the Five First Saturdays Devotion. Our Lady promised to assist all who make this devotion at the hour of their death with all the graces necessary for salvation. This devotion can be done on any five consecu...

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Dear Parishioners, The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has been hard at work this past year.  The role of the Pastoral Council is to “support, advise, assist, and consult with the Pastor in building up the body of Christ in our community.” Father Rick has identifie...

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Thérèse: The Story of a Soul Sunday, October 1st at 7:30pm St. Matthew Church Thérèse: The Story of a Soul, is a moving, live production performed by actress Audrey Ahern and directed by Patti Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions. The event is sponsored by our Catholic Community of St. Matthew & St. Bernard Church. In this...

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St. Bernard Church at 9:30am St. Matthew Church at 10:30am You are invited to bring your pets for this special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint and lover of animals, whose feast day is celebrated in October.  

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Pro-Life Program of Prayer & Fasting and Peaceful Prayer Vigil September 27th—November 5th The mission of this campaign is to bring together the Body of Christ in a Spirit of unity during a focused 40 days of prayer, fasting and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and...

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We are looking to replace 4 long-time volunteers who are moving on. We need: 2 volunteers for a Tuesday team 2 volunteers for a Friday team Teams work once a month at the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen around the corner from St. Bernard. Hours are 4:45pm-6:00pm. Duties include setting-up, serving, clean-up, sweeping and mopping. Paris...

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Bereavement Group Wednesdays Evenings Starting September 27th    7:00pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard’s Rectory Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  The St. Bernard/St. Matthew Community will offer a 9 week support program called, “New Day”, for those who have suffe...

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Pastor's Page - September
Dear Parish Family, As a young boy, I clearly remember dreading the month of September.  I loved the summer and was never ready to go back to school.  The Sisters of Mercy didn’t always look too thrilled with the arrival of September either!  Thankfully, it didn’t take too long for teachers and students to ge...

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Small Christian Communities (SCC) September is a time for new beginnings and you are invited to join a Small Christian Community.  Come to learn, experience and discern if a SCC is something you want to include in your prayer life. SCCs are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection.  These...

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Frosty Village Bazaar Start Up Meeting September 19th at 7:00pm St. Matthew Parish Hall We welcome anyone who is interested in helping make our Bazaar a success! This year the Frosty Village Bazaar will be held November 17th & 18th.  

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The Most Reverend Bishop has authorized this voluntary collection.  Proceeds from the collection will be donated to Catholic Charities U.S.A., the official domestic relief agency of the United States Catholic Church.  

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Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pm St. Bernard Church, Rockville Come join in praying with Bishop Cote for those who are called to priestly or consecrated religious life. Pray for our seminarians and those in the process of applying to the Diocese. Join our Diocesan Prayer Team for Vocations by...

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Registration has started for the 2017/2018 school year! We have openings in both our classes: · 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am · 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am. We are an accredited Music Together Preschool ·...

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Please join us at our “International Friendship Dinner” Wednesday, September 13th 6:00 PM at Saint Matthew’s Church Hall Bring your favorite dish to share. We look forward to meeting & talking with you! If you have any questions, please contact Jean at (860) 875-2276.  

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