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St. Matthew's Financial Report for FY 16-17 is now available. Click here for the report.  Please contact Flavio Gaudio, Chairman of he Finance Council with any questions.
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St. Bernard's Council 4122 and St. Matthew's Council 6226 Knights of Columbus will be running the following Youth programs: Click on the contest for the form: Citizenship Essay Contest Form Citizenship Essay Contest Letter   Substance (Alcohol &/or Drug) Abuse Poster Contest Form Substance Abuse Contest ...

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Class Schedule for the week of November 20th:          Regular class schedule EXCEPT No Wednesday Classes   Upcoming Events Grades K-6 11/27-28 – Grade 3 Tour of Church during class time. 12/4-5 - Grades 3 through 6, Advent lesson in the Hall during clas...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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Joining Youth Group is Fun and Easy! Email Hilary and Bridget at Youth@cath-comm.org Let us know your name, your email and a parent or guardian’s name and email. If there is something that you would like to do or explore you can let us know that too! Youth Group meets the 2nd Saturday of the Month at St. Matthew&rsqu...

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Looking for something special for that hard to shop for person or the one who “has everything”?  Just in time for Christmas or for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., our beautiful donation cards with a colorful rendition of a Haitian landscape on the front are available at the parish offices. When a donation is made to ou...

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The St. Matthew Christmas Children's Choir will be signing at the 4:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals are TBD. For more information, please contact our Music Director - Rebecca Urrutia rebecca.urrutia@stmatthewct.org

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Children of all ages have the opportunity to remember babies and children in need by donating gifts, toys, games and gift certificates. Gifts will be brought to the altar during Mass. Please consider gifts for teens like gift certificates to stores such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Bob’s, Dick’s and Rave (Buckland Hills) Cinemas....

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Join the music ministries from St. Bernard & St. Matthew for a special start to our Advent season! The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that was introduced in 1918. In this service, we listen to nine brief Scripture lessons, which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Birth of Jesus, the S...

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Youth Group Wreath Sale - December 2nd & 3rd After All Masses At Both St. Matthew & St. Bernard The Youth Group will be selling wreaths they decorated themselves! The cost is $12 per decorated wreath. Buy a wreath & support our youth!  

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The names of active members of the military are kept in our St. Michael the Angel Prayer Book to keep them in prayer during their service to our country. If you would like your family member added to the book or if they have returned from service, please contact the Parish Secretary so we may keep the book current. We will be praying f...

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Two Weekends - Two Vendors - Too Good to Miss! November 18th & 19th after all Masses at St. Bernard Church The Daughters of St. Paul, Catholic Sisters from Boston who use Media to evangelize, will bring a wonderful selection of Bibles, Spiritual Reading, Lives of the Saints, books for children, DVD's, music and more! Plan to...

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All Church offices will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving Holidayand reopen Monday, November 27th. If you need assistance during this time, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. (860) 872-0200—St. Matthew or (860) 875-0753—St. Bernard  

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Thanksgiving Day Mass November 23rd at 9:00am St. Matthew Church This year our community will celebrate together at St. Matthew. Thanksgiving Food Drive - now until November 23rd Parishioners are invited to bring food items in until Thanksgiving morning. Father Rick will bless the food and volunteers will deliver it to the ...

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Sunday, November 19th 10:00am at St. Bernard Please join Bishop Cote as he celebrates Mass to formally welcome Sacred Heart into our Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome!  

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The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has completed the following Mission Statement: "As a Catholic famiily, we are called by Christ to prayerfully create and nourish a vibrant community centered on the Eucharist and dedicated to service, spirituality, and evangelization." ...

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Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service November 19th at 4:00pm Rockville United Methodist Church 142 Grove St., Rockville Join Rockville United Methodist Church for a celebration of thanks for all our blessings. Members of St. Matthew and St. Bernard are welcome.  

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Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we must submit our bulletin early for printing; therefore, announcements need to be submitted as follows: Announcements for the weekend of:          Due No Later Than:                    November 18/19     ...

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Interested in joining our Youth Music Group?  This year we will be singing at the Sunday 10:30am Mass once a month. The next Youth Music Group Mass will be Sunday, November 19th. If you’re considering joining us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com    

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Pick up after all Masses Next Gift Card Sale:  December 2nd & 3rd          
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Soupfest 2017 "The Last Souper" November 16th   6:00pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard Church Hall Join us for a night of soup tasting, music, fellowship, teacup raffle and silent auction as we raise much needed funds for The Cornerstone Foundation Soup Kitchen, Food Cupboard, Youth Center, Clothing Bank, Overnight Shelt...

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We need volunteers on: 11/14  Starting at 7pm Pie Crust Making 11/15 Starting at 9am Pie Baking 11/17 5:30pm - 9:15pm Setup & Working at the Bazaar (adults &teens) 11/18 8:30am - 2:45pm Working at the Bazaar & Cleanup (adults &teens) ...

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Friday November 17th, 6-9pm Saturday, November 18th, 9am-2:30pm Home-Made Soup & Sandwiches available throughout the Bazaar Featuring: Attic Treasures Country Store Hand Crafted Christmas Items Homemade Pies & Pastries Kids’ Booth Raffles Photos With Santa Come Enjoy And Support Your Parish! ...

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Women’s Guild Meeting November 8th at 7:00pm Church Hall Jingle Jangle with Bangles Let’s have some fun at a game night with “pre-loved” fashion accessories as prizes! Coffee and refreshments following. Questions, contact Pat at 860-875-4094  

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All Church offices will be closed on Friday November 10th for the Veterans Day Holiday. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. (860) 872-0200—St. Matthew or (860) 875-0753—St. Bernard  

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Stop by to find out about the wonderful ministries we have in our Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew. Representatives from our ministries will be available in the Church Hall after Masses at: St. Matthew - November 4th & 5th  

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St Matthew Preschool has again partnered with Yankee Candle to raise some funds. Check out the catalog at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. You can choose from candles, flameless wax warmers, décor items, wrapping paper and even magazine subscriptions. Order online under group # 990017061 and the items will be shipped directly to you...

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RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is the process by which adults are gradually initiated into the life and sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is comprised of various steps along the way.  Each transition is marked by a rite or a special ceremony within the public liturgy. Underlying these are the clas...

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Our community will celebrate Mass at: 8:00am at St. Bernard and 7:00pm at St. Matthew
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Please join the Tolland Knights of Columbus for a pancake breakfast on Sunday October 22nd following both Sunday Masses.  Money raised from this event will go to support our charitable work in the community.  

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Monthly Food Collection for the Tolland Food Pantry Most Needed Food Items:  Baking Needs (flour, sugar, oil), Canned Soup, Jelly & Jam, Fruit Cup Packs, Peanut Butter, Pancake Mix, Maple Syrup, Graham Crackers, Granola Bars, Canned Vegetables, Canned Meat (tuna or chicken), Applesauce, Dried or Canned Beans, Boxed Macaroni &a...

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Women’s Guild Meeting October 11th at 7:00pm Church Hall Exercise, fitness, good health: Please join us as Janette Moore, physical therapist of the VNA, talks about health and wellness. Coffee and refreshments following. Questions, please contact Maryanne 860-454-5323  

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Rosary & Fatima Celebration Friday-October 13th St. Bernard Church Rosary 6:30, followed by Refreshments Join us as we pray the Rosary together and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.  This year we will pray together the Glorious Mysteries, with beautiful music and slides. Plan to stay for refreshments after the pray...

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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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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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Going on Vacation? Use the website www.masstimes.org to find the location and Mass times of the Church nearest your destination.  
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New Class Schedule & Request for Teachers and Aides We have revised the class schedule for the Religious Education Year 2017-2018.  K-6 PROGRAM:   Class Date/Time Teachers Needed Aides Needed Monday        4:30 - 5:30pm  Grades 1,5,6 Grades 2,4...

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Attention all families with children entering grades K-10 this Fall Religious Education registration will begin in September - details will be emailed in late August. It is very important that we have updated family contact information, especially email addresses.  If you are new to our church, have changed your email/contact i...

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Calling all Bakers & Shoppers: We’re seeking new recruits to update our list of volunteers willing to bake or purchase refreshments for various parish events throughout the year. About a week before an event we email a request and those who would like to contribute respond - so easy & no pressure! Volunteers bring items t...

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St. Matthew Church is so blessed to have Cynde Yaconiello celebrate her 25th anniversary working in our Faith Formation Office.  Cynde began working on August 15, 1992!  Since that time she has been instrumental in helping to form our Catholic faith in so many of our children.  May God bless her abundantly for all she ha...

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The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a blood drive with American Red Cross on Saturday, August 26th at St. Bernard Hall from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Click here to register in advance.
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Annual School Supply Drives St. Matthew & St. Bernard Churches are working with local organizations to collect school supplies for low income kids. We are in need of the following items: 1 & 2 inch ring binders            Notebooks              # 2 pencils &nbs...

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Youth Group - Hartford Yard Goats Game Sunday, August 20th This trip is open to students in grades 7-12 and recently graduated seniors. We will leave St. Bernard's parking lot by bus at 12:30pm and return around 5:30pm. The cost of the trip is $25. Please email Hilary Brady at youth@saintbernardchurch.org to reserve you...

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Mission Appeal Weekends August 12th & 13th at St. Matthew August 19th & 20th at St. Bernard Fr. Michael Shanahan, ss.cc., will be speaking at all the Masses at St. Matthew and St. Bernard (on their respective Mission Appeal Weekend) on behalf of the missionary work of his community, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts o...

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Haiti Special Guest Movie Night Wednesday, August 16th     7:00pm - 9:30pm St. Matthew Parish Hall We're blessed to have Father Joseph Philippe joining us from Haiti. Father Philippe founded Haiti's Fonkoze micro-lending institution, the Fondwa Peasant’s Association, University of Fondwa, a ch...

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The Tolland Knights of Columbus will hold a planning meeting for the 2017/18 fraternal year on Wednesday August 2nd at 7:30pm in the Church hall.  All brother Knights are encouraged to attend.  This is your opportunity to have a voice in our charitable and social activities this year.  We look forward to seeing you th...

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Starting August 28th, deadline for registration is July 24th to order materials.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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Altar Server Appreciation Party Sunday, July 16th South Windsor Swim & Tennis Club As a way to show our appreciation for your dedicated service to our two parishes, all Altar Servers from St. Bernard & St. Matthew are invited to our Appreciation Party. Our adventure begins at 1:15 when we board a sleek, top of the line...

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Food Collection July 15th & 16th 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 do...

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Blood Drive Tuesday, July 11th 1:00pm to 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Parish Hall To schedule an appointment visit us online at REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG Or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-773-2767) Each presenting donor will receive a FREE SIX FLAGS TICKET.  

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All Church offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. 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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Join us at St. Bernard to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, soda, ice cream for sale to support St. Bernard Preschool. Rain date is July 6th.  

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Our community will celebrate a special Mass on July 4th 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. Please note there will be no 9:00am Mass on July 4th. Plan to arrive early and bring your lawn chairs. In the event of rain, Mass w...

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Brian Kenny, Business Manager for our Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew received a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly for his work establishing Clairvaux House, a temporary shelter for homeless mothers and their children owned by St. Bernard Church and operated by the Cornerstone Foundation.  The cita...

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The Youth Group Meeting will be held in the St. Bernard Youth Room (located behind the Rectory).  
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Save the date -  June 26th-30th for this summer's Vacation Bible School, " Passport to Peru...Discovering God's Gifts".  Contact Kimberly Manganella at 860-875-0753 X 119 for more information. 

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There are more people displaced in the world today than at any time since WWII. How can we respond in a meaningful way to this global refugee crisis? Come learn how the Bible says we are to treat refugees & immigrants.   -  Deacon Mike Berstene will present Catholic social teaching, incorporating a video talk with Po...

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We will be holding our Year-End Picnic on Wednesday, June 14th at 6:00 PM at the home of Tammy Bisson. Bring your favorite dish to share! Please call Tammy - (860) 875-4622 with any questions Hope to see you there!  

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Novena to St. Peregrine Pray together for all those with Cancer June 5 & 13 at 7 pm St. Bernard Church The novena to St. Peregrine is offered for all those whose lives are impacted by cancer. We gather together at a prayer service on the first and ninth day; a booklet provided at either prayer service includes nine days of...

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Diocese of Norwich Announcement- As we are aware, the pastoral planning process has been ongoing in the Diocese of Norwich for several years. We began by clustering parishes, and then moved to yoking parishes.  Currently, 65% of all the parishes of the Diocese are yoked, which means they are joined together under the leadership of...

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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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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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The scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Tolland, or whose family is registered with St. Matthew Parish, and who has been accepted by an accredited college or university as a full time student. Applications are now available at the Tolland and East Catholic High School guidance offices and at the S...

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At St. Bernard: Adoration & Benediction 2pm-2:45pm Chaplet to Divine Mercy in Song 3pm Come, sing, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The Chaplet in Song is a beautiful way to celebrate Mercy Sunday. Join us for fellowship after in the parish hall. This is a combined event by St. Matthew & St. Bernard parishes.  Join us...

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Bereavement Group Tuesdays Starting April 18th, 10:15am - 11:45am St. Matthew’s Chapel 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 suffered the loss of a loved one.  Th...

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St. Matthew Easter Sunday Masses: 8:00 am, 9:45 am, 11:30 am
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¨ There will NOT be morning Mass at St. Matthew Tuesday, April 11th or Thursday, April 13th. ¨ There will be Morning Prayers in the St. Matthew Chapel Thursday, April 13th - Saturday, April 15th at 9:00am. Note:  There will be Mass at St. Bernard at 8:00am on Monday April 10th & Wednesday, April 12th. &...

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Women’s Guild Meeting Wednesday April 12th at 7:00pm BUNDLES FOR BABIES We are seeking donations of items for infants to one-year-olds to be given to ‘Covenant for Care.’ Suggestions include gently used clothing, diapers, wipes, onesies, sleepers and small blankets. A collection box will be located in the back of ...

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Healing Liturgy, April 2nd 3:00pm at St. Bernard This lovely liturgy is filled with hope and encouragement for anyone with serious or chronic illness.  Join us for this simple rite with quiet reflection, lovely music, and powerful prayer. Through the holy anointing offered in this sacrament we are reminded that nothing can separat...

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Our last Lenten topic will be ‘The Shroud of Turin" at St. Bernard Hall, 6:00pm April 7th. Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty ...

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With Sister Elissa Rinere- Two Nights Two Topics Too Good to miss! The Writings of Pope Francis, St. Matthew Hall March 26th 3:30-5:00pm Pope Francis isn’t available to lead us on our Lenten mission this year, but Sr. Elissa will be bringing us some of his thoughts and writings to help us answer our Lenten call to 'turn aw...

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The St. Matthew Knights of Columbus is partnering with the Lions Club of Tolland to hold the annual Spirit of Spring 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 1st at Tolland High School. All proceeds raised at this event go directly back into our community through many different avenues. Activities & Times: * Kim&r...

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The Youth Group's performance of the Living Stations of the Cross is in much need of Readers, Actors (speaking and non-speaking roles), Singers, Stage hands.  Please prayerfully consider being part of this wonderful Lenten Journey.  The sharing of your time and talent will mean so very much to our Catholic Community. Rehe...

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Our next topic will be ‘Death & Dying" at St. Bernard Hall, 6:00pm March 31.   Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of ...

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A Day of Reconciliation Friday, March 24 6AM-10PM. With Priests of the Vernon Deanery hosted @ St. Bernard Church-Rockville. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF PRIESTS AND CONFESSION TIMES. 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 ...

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The next meeting of the Adult Faith Formation committee will be Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30pm.  We will meet in Room #6 at St. Matthews.  Anyone interested in helping plan and implement faith events for both St. Matthew and St. Bernard church are always welcome. Join us!       

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The Tolland Knights of Columbus  are planning a St. Patrick’s themed pancake breakfast on March 19th following the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses in the Church Hall. Tickets are $5 for individuals and $20 for families Proceeds will go to support the Clairvaux House, a temporary shelter for homeless mothers and their children. ...

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Our next topic will be ‘Mary, Full of Grace.’ 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. Fr. Ellis will help us examine the evidence of this apparition, and show us how our blessed Mother is always actively bringing us closer to our Lord. Lent is a special season of spiritu...

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Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of time to attend Stations of the Cross. No registration is required and everyone is welcome to attend an...

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Lenten Bread and Soup Super March 11th after the 5:00pm Mass Please join the 7th and 8th Grade Faith Formation Students and the Haiti Outreach Committee for a Lenten Bread and Soup Supper! Tickets on sale after all Masses February 25th - March 11th    Tickets are $5.00 per person $15.00 per family of 4 or more. A...

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Click on PHOTOS on the website homepage or click here to view photos from the Knights of Columbus Valentine's Dinner & Dance.  Go to the Knights of Columbus Photo Album.
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Palms to Ashes If you have blessed palms at home, please bring them to either St. Bernard or St. Matthew Church by Monday, February 27th so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday (March 1st). At St. Bernard’s containers will be left in the vestibules. At St. Matthew’s a container will be left outside at the entrance to ...

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The Youth Group will be traveling to Ski Butternut to go snow tubing on February 20, 2017!  We will take a bus from St. Bernard's Church to Ski Butternut at 8 AM and return at 2:30 PM. The cost of the trip is $30 per person.  This trip is open to grades 7 - 12.  Please reserve your spot on the bus TODAY, return your ...

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Knights of Columbus Valentine's Dinner Saturday, February 18th at 6:00pm Snow Date: Sunday, February 19th The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Valentine’s dinner to benefit Haiti. The menu includes Chicken Parmesan, Ziti, Salad, Rolls, Coffee, Tea, Soda, Juice and water plus sumptuous pastry and baked goods for dessert...

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Dear St. Matthew Parish Family, Congratulations and sincere thanks to all those who so generously supported this year’s Annual Collection. Through your combined gifts we not only met our $75,000.00 goal but exceeded it by $1,493.00!! We can all be proud of our community coming together to support and promote the growth of our Par...

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Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service offering free pregnancy tests, friendship counseling, and practical support. Our guiding principle: It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born. We help any pregnant girl or woman who calls us. If you would like to help, please call (860) 290-88...

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The next meeting of the Adult Faith Formation committee will be Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm.  We will meet in the lower level of the school, in the Youth Room at St. Bernard Church.  Anyone interested in helping plan and implement special faith events for both St Matthew and St. Bernard will be warmly welcomed. &n...

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In honor of the Feast of St. Blaise (February 3rd) we will bless throats after each Mass at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th. Through this blessing we pray for the intercession of St. Blaise to protect us from illnesses of the throat and all other illnesses. We pray that both our spiri...

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We are looking for parishioners who may be interested in exploring an opportunity for prison ministry in the Enfield /Somers area. Presently, Deacon Michael Torres, the chaplain at Cybulski Correction facility, is using a program which brings the word of God to those imprisoned and who are seeking to know more about God. This program woul...

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Youth Group News Upcoming Events: ¨ January 22nd - Youth Mass at St. Bernard’s All Teens are welcome. Mass is at 6 PM followed by Youth Group/Pizza until 8 PM. Please use back parking lot. Living Stations of the Cross Rehearsals ¨ Open to all students in grades 8 - 12. ¨ Actors, readers, ...

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St. Matthew Preschool Registration and Open House Registration has started for the 2017/2018 school year! The 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am till 11:45 am and the 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am till 11:45 am. We are an accredited Music Together Preschool and both classes...

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March for Life Bus Trip Thursday, January 26th - Friday, January 27th The Annual March for Life will take place this year on Friday, January 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C., as a way for people to express their opposition to abortion. This year’s event coincides with the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to ...

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Ministry of Consolation is looking for Volunteers St. Matthew Church has a tremendously wonderful Ministry that provides luncheons after funerals that are held at St. Matthew Church. The Ministry handles all the details from providing the food, to setting up the buffet, to cleaning up afterwards. When a funeral luncheon is requested...

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Blood Drive Tuesday, December 27th 11:15am - 4:15pm St. Matthew Parish Hall Give the perfect gift. Give blood. To schedule an appointment: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) OR visit redcrossblood.org Presenting donors receive a free long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last!  

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Every parish family should have received a letter from Father this week asking for a contribution to our Annual Collection to help balance our budget and save for future improvement projects.  The collection provides funds for small capital and maintenance projects.  This year, we would like to install a key fob entry system for...

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St. Matthew Christmas Day Masses: 8:30 & 10:30 AM
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Gift Cards for Haiti Do you need a gift for that person who is "hard to buy for" or who "has everything"? Why not give a gift that gives twice! When you make a donation to the Haiti Mission in someone's name you will receive a beautiful gift card with a colorful Haitian scene on the front. The gift card goes ...

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Christmas Flowers - Anyone wishing to make a donation toward flowers for Christmas in memory of a loved one may do so by using the envelopes provided at the doors to the Church. You can drop the envelope in the collection basket or mail it to: St. Matthew Parish Office, P.O. Box 100, Tolland CT 06084-0100 and write FLOWERS on the envelope...

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Craft & Cookies Meeting Wednesday, December 14th 7:00pm in the Parish Hall Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle! We will demonstrate a cute Christmas ornament to take home for the tree and then reward our creative efforts with a "cookie break". Bring a plate of one dozen (JUST 12) of your favorite Chri...

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Advent Penance Service Sunday, December 11th 3:00pm St. Bernard Church As we begin our Advent journey of anticipation and preparation for the Messiah, I ask that you reserve this date for our Combined Parish (St. Matthew & St. Bernard) Reconciliation Service. The service will involve an afternoon of reflection, music, pray...

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Christmas Holiday Pancake Breakfast Sunday, December 11th The Tolland Knights of Columbus will be hosting our annual Christmas Holiday Pancake Breakfast Sunday, December 11th following the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses in the Church Hall. Individuals $5 and Families $20. Proceeds will go to support local charitable organizations. ...

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The Youth Group will be coming together on Saturday, December 10th for the 5 PM Mass.  After Mass we will be taking a bus to the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor for their Winterfest and Tunnel of Lights.  The bus will depart from St. Matt's at 6:15 PM and will return approximately 9:00 PM.  The cost is $20 pe...

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2016 Fall Retreat Endless Mercy & Advent With Mother Olga Saturday, December 3rd 9:00am—3:30pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! We are so excited for this year’s retreat speaker — Mother Olga Yaqob, foundress and mother servant of The Daughters of Mary of Nazareth.  Mother Olga was born in Iraq and has lived ...

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St. Matthew Church, Tolland,  Friday, Nov. 18th   6-9 PM   Saturday, Nov. 19th   9 AM-2:30 PM Get in the holiday mood with our great selection of hand-crafted items; home-made pies, baked goods, and candies; knit and crochet apparel; hand-made clothing for popular 18” girl dolls; Attic Treasures...

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St. Matthew/St. Bernard Trip to Haiti January 17th - January 23rd Come travel to the sun and the warmth this January! Come join the St. Matthew/St. Bernard trip to Haiti this January 17th to the 23rd and experience for yourself the wonderful people of St. Pierre, Ganthier. See the school we have helped to build and meet the child...

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Saturday, Dec. 10th with 2 sittings 8am or 10am, no reservations need. A morning of fun for children of ALL ages! Eat a delicious breakfast, visit with Santa, win prizes and MORE!  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and St. Bernard.  Benefit St. Bernard Preschool, Adults $6, Children $5 (2 and up).   Gluten free waffle...

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The Vatican recently issued more definitive guidance on cremation for Catholics.  For the complete document, click here. Summary: Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning.  The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord, l...

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Our first Faith and Fun Night for 7th and 8th graders is happening on Saturday, November 12th, beginning with the 5 PM Mass. Some of our students will be proclaiming the Word and the Prayers of the Faithful, and helping in other ways during the Mass.  Our Youth Choir will be singing, if anyone would like to join the group ...

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RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults * Are you married to a Catholic spouse and were wondering how you could become Catholic? * Have you been thinking about joining a Church and were wondering what it takes to become a Catholic? * Did you stop attending Church as a child and may have missed out on receiving...

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Bereavement Group Tuesdays Starting November 1st 6:30pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard’s Youth Room 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, “New Day”, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.&nbs...

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Cornerstone Foundation Soupfest 2016 Thursday November 3rd 6:00pm - 8:30pm St. Bernard Church Hall Admission is free and the evening's theme is "SOUP-er Responders" featuring soups provided by Vernon, Tolland and Crystal Lake Volunteer fire and ambulance companies. The evening includes soup tasting, teacup raffles and ...

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Come join in praying with Bishop Cote and Fr. Rick  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 emailing the vocation office for more information at vocations@norwichdiocese.net and chec...

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The Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew YOUTH GROUP HIKE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 2-4PM Drop off will be at the King Riverside Conservation Area on 55 Dimock Road, Tolland, right off of 195 at 2 PM.  Pick up will be at the River Park Athletic Field parking lot on 461 South River Road in Tolland.  Mass will be ...

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, St. Matthew's commitment to the people of Haiti has long been very heartfelt and fruitful, and through our contacts there, we have learned of the horrible conditions now facing the Haitian people due to Hurricane Matthew.  Conditions include: extreme lack of food and clean...

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Knights of Columbus Informational Meeting Wednesday October 19th            7:30pm–8:30pm St. Matthew Church Hall The Tolland Council of the Knights of Columbus invites all Catholic men 18 years of age or older to attend an informational meeting to learn about the Knights of...

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Be at St Bernard parking lot before 8:30am Saturday morning.  Bring a lunch and drink, there is no food service at the shrine. Dress for the weather and comfortable shoes. Events are outdoors.     Click here for complete information    

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Yankee Candle Fundraiser St Matthew Preschool has again partnered with Yankee Candle to raise some funds. Check out the catalog at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. You can choose from candles, flameless wax warmers, décor items, wrapping paper and even magazine subscriptions. Order online under group number 990017061 and the item...

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Women’s Guild Meeting October 12th at 7:00pm St. Matthew’s Church Hall The program is an Accessory Swap.  Please bring a good, usable item to swap—examples include a scarf, jewelry, pocketbook or a belt.  Questions call Georgette Pollard at 860-875-7869.  This should be fun.   

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Pro-Life Program of Prayer & Fasting and Peaceful Prayer Vigil September 27th—November 6th The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral this Tuesday, September 27, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the Principal Celebrant and Reverend Brian C. Maxwell will be the...

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Join us at Saint Matthew as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This year we will pray together the Glorious Mysteries, with beautiful music and slides reflecting the Mercy of our God. Plan to stay for refreshments after the prayer service. Reflection starting 6:30 pm, Prayer Service 7:00 pm This is a special Year of M...

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Dear Parishioners of St. Matthew’s and St. Bernard’s Churches, Star Hill was very pleased to host your event and have you at the facility on September 18th! It was a beautiful day, and we were happy to play a part in such a wonderful occasion! Seeing so many family and friends together, having fun and enjoying each other in ...

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2016-2017 School Year Religious Education Registration Information · An e-mail regarding registration for the 2016-2017 catechetical year was sent out on September 9. · Please note - If you missed the online registration period, you can still register for classes by downloading the Registration and Emer...

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Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast Sunday, October 2nd After 8:30 & 10:30 Masses The proceeds from the breakfast will be given to the “End 68 Hours of Hunger” program in Tolland. The Mission of this program is to: “Meet the needs of those Tolland School children who confront more than 68 hours of...

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Christmas in October October 1st & 2nd The Haitian Ministry is sponsoring a toy collection, where kids of all ages are invited to bring new toys up to the altar during Mass at both St. Matthew and St. Bernard. These toys will be shipped to our twinned parish of St. Pierre in Ganthier, Haiti, and distributed to their school children...

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We are still in need of the following volunteers: ONE CP2 (10th grade) Confirmation teacher and aide on Wednesdays at 7 PM - This class cannot be cancelled as it is a sacramental year. One CP1 (9th grade) aide on Sundays at noon. One grade 5 aide at 4:30 on Mondays. Please call the Faith Formation office at (860) 872-0200...

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2016-2017 School Year Religious Education Registration Information · An e-mail regarding registration for the 2016-2017 catechetical year was sent out on September 9 with the link to register: · Online Registration closes on September 18, at 11:59PM. · Please note - If you missed the online ...

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SAINT MATTHEWS FAITH FORMATION NEEDS YOU!! Teacher/Aide sign up forms for the 2016-17 school year are in desperate need of YOU! Please call or email either Cynde Yaconiello for Grades K-6 at 860-872-0200 x 320, cynde.yaconiello@stmatthewct.org, or for  Grades 7-Confirmation,  call or email Bridget Thurston at 860-872-0200 ...

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FOR THOSE WHO RSVP'D FOR THE PICNIC TODAY: CATHOLIC COMMUNITY PICNIC INFORMATION Star Hill                                        ...

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YOUTH EXPLOSION VIII The St. Matthew’s & St. Bernard’s youth are invited to take part in a FUN and FAITH-FULL Catholic gathering. Those that attended Steubenville East will have the fabulous opportunity to see the Fantastic Evangelizing Illusionist Danny Ray and hear the beats of Sarah Kroger. Spend the afternoon sharin...

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Saint Matthew Women’s Guild Please join us at our “International Friendship Dinner” Date: Wednesday, September 14th Time: 5:00 PM at Saint Matthew’s Church Hall You may bring your favorite dish to share. We look forward to meeting & talking with you! If you have any questions please contact...

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A Benefit Concert for Cornerstone September 17th at 6:30 at St. Bernard Church.  Tickets $10 in advance $15 at the door Children under 12 free with an adult A Year of Mercy Event hosted by St Matthew & St Bernard Church. Watch for Ticket information coming soon!

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**Teen Help Needed for Games!!! Catholic Community of St. Matthew & St. Bernard- Sunday, Sept. 18th with Noon Mass- (Please note no Noon Mass at St. Bernard that Sunday)- Star Hill Dome in Tolland- Noon Mass followed by a family picnic, games and lots of fun for everyone! Games & activities include: tug of war, 3 leg...

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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 trainings and materials needed, we just n...

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Covenant to Care Our “adopted” social worker, is looking for assistance for a family that was displaced from their home. She has requested the following items: * Kitchenware such as dishes * Full and twin sheets sets * Clothing in the following sizes · Women’s size XL ·...

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Reminder:  Last year’s 7th and 9th grade students needed to return their course books at the last class.  If the books were not returned, please drop them into the crate below the Faith Formation whiteboards. 

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The Knights of Columbus Councils from both parishes are sponsoring a social event to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday August 30th. Even Yankee fans are welcome! The bus will leave St. Matthew parking lot at 3:45pm sharp. This game is a 7:10pm start. The cost per person is $60.00 each and includes your t...

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Holy Day Monday, August 15 Feast of the Assumption Masses St. Bernard 8:00 am St. Matthew 7:00 pm
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An ACTS retreat is a three-day, three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by women who have attended prior ACTS retreats, under the guidance of a Catholic Guide. Offering a unique format, this retreat is unlike anything you may have experienced in the past. The goals are to renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen your faith and its app...

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We are looking for a volunteer to answer phones when Denise, the Parish Secretary, takes a day off or is on vacation. If you are interested, please call the Parish Office at (860) 872-0200, Ext 360 or email parishoffice@stmatthewct.org.         a  

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Annual School Supply Drives St. Matthew & St. Bernard Churches are working with local organizations to collect school supplies for low income kids. We are in need of the following items:  new or gently used backpacks, #2 pencils, pens, rulers, markers, colored pencils, notepads, 3 ring binders, looseleaf paper -- college-rule,...

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Only 18 seats remaining for evening session.  2016 St. Bernard Bible Study Coming this Fall! “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” If you’ve ever wondered why we say what we say and do what we do during the Liturgy, this is the study for you. Registration begins next weekend. Click Here to register--deadline Jul...

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To view new photos of the Steubenville NYC trip, click on the homepage PHOTOS button, then into YOUTH MINISTRY ALBUM or click here.
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As a way to show our appreciation for your dedicated service to our two parishes, we will be having a picnic and swim party on July 17th at the South Windsor Swim and Tennis Club.   Our adventure begins at 1:15 when we board a sleek, top of the line school bus that will be parked in front of St. Bernard School located on 20 Scho...

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Left to Right: Joan Mathiau, Joe Carbonell, Steve Cabaniss, Vin Avino, Kevin Bisson, Dave Layman, missing Bob Mathiau The new St. Matthew Building Committee, Chaired by Steven Cabaniss, has been hard at work evaluating property needs, cost estimates and priorities.   The Building Committee will work with the Finance Council ...

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Our website provider sent a test eNEWS to our list in error on June 28th with links to another Church. They apologize for the error and have made changes to prevent it from happening again.
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St Matthews Preschool still has openings in their 3- and 4- year old preschool for the 2016-2017 school year.  The three year olds meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 till 11:45 am and the four year olds meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:45 till 11:45 am.  We are an accredited Music Together Preschool and both th...

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We have a new email program and it is very important that we have your correct contact information including email.  Please contact us by June 22nd at faithformation@stmatthewct.org or 860-872-0200 x319 with any updates, corrections or changes. Religious education registration begins in early September.  We will be emailing o...

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here to see the 2016 Confirmation photos at St. Patrick Cathederal.
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Any interested parishioners who would like to complete the Diocese of Norwich's Safe Environment program called "Called to Protect", are invited to dall the Faith Formation Offie at 860-872-0200 X 219.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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Pray together for all those affected by cancer.  June 6 and 14th, St. Bernard Church 7:00 pm.  The novena to St. Peregrine is offered for those whose lives are impacted by Cancer. We gather together at a prayer service on the first and ninth day; a booklet provided at either prayer service includes nine days of scripture reading...

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The picnic will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the home of Georgette Pollard.  Please bring your favorite “dish” to share.  There will be a business meeting after dinner to discuss next year’s calendar of events.  Bring along your ideas.  Questions, call Georgette at 860-875-7869.&nb...

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Calling all current Altar Servers for an evening of reflection, prayer, policies and fun!  The date is: Tuesday, June 7th,  6-7 p.m.  We will end the evening with an ice cream social!  We hope that your child/children will be able to join us.  Please RSVP by June 6th.  Thank you.  For any questions, plea...

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To middle, high school and college students: Do you wish you could commit to singing at Church, but feel short on time? Then the St Matthew Church Monthly Youth Group would love to have you join us! We sing once each month at the Saturday 5:00pm Masses.   Deirdre Goldsmith will accompany on piano.  We meet one hour before ...

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We will be holding our Confirmation Rehearsal on May 31 at St. Matthew Church.  Rehearsal will begin at 6pm and will conclude with a Penance Service.  Sponsors and Candidates should meet in the Parish Hall. Confirmation will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich on June 5.  Sponsors and Candidates, please b...

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Click on PHOTOS on homepage then on GRADES K-6 or click here. Also see new Knights of Columbus Annual Youth Awards Ceremony photos.
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Men's ACTS Retreat Click here for brochure Click here for ACTS website and registration form What is it? An ACTS retreat is a three-day, three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by men who have attended prior ACTS retreats, under the guidance of Spiritual Directors. Retreat activities focus on Adoration, Community, Theol...

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St. Matthew’s is in need of someone to coordinate ministry schedules for Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors.  With the use of “user friendly” ParishSoft Ministry Scheduler Software, the administrator sends emails to liturgical ministers detailing the Mass times where coverage is needed.  ParishSof...

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KNIGHTS OF Columbus/St. Matthew’s Scholarship applications are now available at the Tolland and East Catholic High School guidance offices and at the St. Matthew Parish Office. The scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Tolland, or whose family is registered with St. Matthew Parish, and wh...

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Saint Matthew Women’s Guild Invites You - To Our Installation Banquet Held at: The Adams Mill Restaurant (Manchester) Date: Wednesday, May 11th Time: 6:00 PM Choice of entrée:  Pasta Primavera ($25) Lemon Rosemary Chicken ($28) Pork Cutlet Parmesan ($30) Fresh Salmon Filet ($32) Please call Jean at...

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$5/person, $20/family.  Menu includes Blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee and tea.
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Altar Server training is open to all children 3rd grade and older.  April 28th 4:30 pm and May 3rd 4:30 pm.  Please contact Cynde Yaconielllo at 860-872-0200 X 320 to sign up or for more information.

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cath-comm.org” is the new domain name for our  clergy’s email addresses, designating Father Rick,  Father Bill, Deacon Ron and Deacon Mike as clergy for the “Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew”.    Their emails for @saintbernardchurch.org and @stmatthewct.org are stil...

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The New St. Matthew mobile app is now available! The Church you love is now available on your mobile device! With the new St. Matthew Church app, you can catch up on messages you've missed, find out what's going on at the Church this week, make donations, and receive important alerts.  Download it...

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St. Matthew is forming a NEW Building Committee responsible for working cooperatively on identifying short and long term parish needs including repairs and improvements, cost estimates, and establishing priorities for submittal to the Finance Council for budgeting.  If you’re interested in being involved in the future of St. Ma...

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Women's Guild Come and Experience International Folk & Line Dance Presented By: Pauline Kavanagh, Choreographer & Instructor of International Folk Dance Date: Wednesday, April 13th Time: 6:00 PM in the St. Matthew’s Church Hall Bring your Dancing Shoes! Refreshments will be provided and a ...

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Bulletin Editor New Combined Bulletin Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Works under the direction of the Pastor or Business Manager of the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew responsible for providing written parish communication via a combined bulletin in coordination with St. Bernard and St. Mat...

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Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3rd St. Bernard Church 2:00-2:45 PM Adoration and Benediction 3:00 PM Chaplet to Divine Mercy in Song  Come, sing, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Fellowship will follow in the parish hall. This is a combined event by St. Matthew & St. Bernard parishes, and neighboring parishes are warml...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.  

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Father Rick will be conducting a training session for St. Matthew Adult Funeral Servers at 6:00 PM, St. Matthew Church.  Any men or women who are interested in being a server are encouraged to attend.

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Small Christian Community Information Session-- St. Matthew Chapel, Monday, March 29th 7:00 PM Have you ever wanted to be a part of a small community who reflects on the Gospel on a regular basis?  Small Christian Communities (SCC) are just that, a group of parishioners who gather as a small segment of the larger church to pra...

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Click on PHOTOS button above for the latest photos for: * 2nd Saturday Faith & Fun Night * Catechetical Children's Liturgies * Middle School Youth Ministry Click Here for St. Bernard-St. Matthew Parish Mission photos on the St. Bernard website

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Reconciliation Penance Service St. Matthew Church, Monday, March 7th 7:00 PM 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 Reconciliation?  Confession, Reconciliation, and Penance are all names give...

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Join us for a Paint Sip Fundraiser to benefit Saint Matthew Preschool! Thursday, March 10th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saint Matthew Church Parish Hall 111 Tolland Green Tolland, CT $35 per person Wine Served. Pre-registration required.  NO experience necessary!  To register please visit: www.PaintSipFun....

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Healing Liturgy St. Bernard Church February 28th 3:00 PM "Is anyone among you sick? He should  summon the priests of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.”  James 5:14 We hope you join us, at St. Bernard Church, for a Healing Liturgy this Sunday, February 28...

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The Light Is On For You Reconciliation available every hour with a different priest from the Vernon Deanery between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm at ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, ROCKVILLE. 
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Bread and Soup Supper     Saturday, March 5, 2016 Please join the 7th and 8th Grade Faith Formation Students and the Haiti Outreach Committee for a Lenten Bread and Soup Supper! TICKETS GO ON SALE AFTER ALL THE MASSES ON FEBRUARY 20TH THROUGH MARCH 5TH        &nbs...

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We’re Collecting your unwanted jewelry for our Jewelry Boutique at the Bread and Soup Supper! (Looking for both used and new) Do you have pretty costume necklaces, bracelets, or other pieces that are new, or that look new but you just don’t wear? Why not donate them to the Jewelry Boutique at St. Matthew Church’...

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LENTEN MISSION Saturday, Feb. 20th 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Saint Matthew Hall Life, with its twists and turns, sorrows and joys, is our spiritual journey, our path to God. We need not search for it in any other place. Especially in this Year of Mercy, let us take some time to look at this journey we are on, and consider how we migh...

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Resistration Now Open for Preschool 2016/2017 St. Matthew Preschool is now taking registrations for the 2016/2017 school year. The 3 year olds meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 till 11:45 am and the 4 year olds meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the same time.  We are a Music Together accredited preschool and also off...

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Ash Wednesday  February 10        8:00 am – Mass with Ashes – St. Bernard      10:00 am – Woodlake Nursing Home – Ashes      10:30 am – Fox Hill Nursing Home – Ashes      12:05 pm – Liturgy of the Word with Ashes &n...

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St Bernard’s and St Matthew’s        Invite you to join us for a Lenten Week of Guided Prayer   PRAYER in PRACTICE for EVERYONE!     Sunday, February 14 – Saturday, February 20, 2016           The Lenten Week of Guided is an ...

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MIDDLE SCHOOL FAITH AND FUN NIGHT POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH.  EVENT DETAILS WILL REMAIN THE SAME, WITH A SERVICE PROJECT FOR THE HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAMP.

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Silent Auction and dinner, Saturday, January 30th 6:00 PM in St. Matthew Hall.  $10 includes dinner, to benefit financing of the Msgr. Carini Parish Center and various parish ministries.  Items include gift baskets, home decor, gift cards, jewelry, much more! To contribute items and help with the auction and dinner, or f...

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COMBINED PARISH COUNCILS MEET TO PLAN FUTURE The combined Parish Councils of the Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew met Saturday, January 16th at Tolland Lodge for a day long retreat and facilitated planning session.  The planning meeting discussed features loved about each parish, key yoking areas of ...

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On January 23rd, the 7th and 8th graders will be having one of their Faith and Fun Nights.  Their project will be to complete a few more blankets and make care packages filled with items on the camps wish list for new campers.  All 7th and 8th graders are welcome!   Please join us first for Mass at 5 on January 23rd at S...

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Please Join Us For an Open House When: Thursday, January 21st, 2016 (Snow Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2016) Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Place: St. Matthew Preschool 111 Tolland Green  Tolland, CT Classroom #4 in the Parish Center Everyone is welcome to join us and take this opportunity to see our classroom, lear...

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Needed! Items for Haiti: Our annual Parish Trip to St. Pierre Parish in Haiti is scheduled for JANUARY 21st through 27th. We will be collecting various items to transport down with us for the children of St. Pierre School. Here is a list of needed items: colorful t-shirts (especially for young children), toothbrushes, toothpaste, children...

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00 pm in the Chapel.  Please call the Parish Office (860-872-0200) to pre-register.

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Parish Family Movie Knight on 1/8 SAVE THE NIGHT!! The Knights of Columbus in Rockville are collaborating with the K of C in Tolland to have a family movie night on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Matthew's Parish Hall.   Join us for a family movie and popcorn and more!.  

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FATHER BILL DECEMBER 31, 2015  
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Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th: St. Matthew: 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 10:00pm St. Bernard:  4:00pm, 6:00pm, Midnight preceeded by Carol Sing at 11:30pm  Christmas Day, Dec. 25th: St. Matthew: 8:30am, 10:30am St. Bernard: 9:00am, 11:00am

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The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Sunday, December 13th after the morning Masses.
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Come Join us December 9th at 7:00 pm in the Church Hall for cookies and Christmas cheet while learning a new craft! Please briing a dozen of your favorite homemade cookies each to share.  Craft items will be proviced.

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