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St. Matthew Church
W
elcome to the Church of Saint Matthew, a faith-filled community located in Tolland, Connecticut. We are a Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich.

We extend a warm welcome to all who attend our church.  We hope that you will find our parish community a place where your life of faith will be nourished.  We also hope that you will share your special talents within the community.

Your prayers, your presence and your talents are most welcome.  Please introduce yourself after Mass.

May God bless all of us.


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My Dear Friends in Christ:

This weekend we come back to a Sunday in Ordinary Time (33rd) and our green vestments, after two weekends of white color as we commemorated All Souls Day and the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. But, next weekend we go back to white vestments again as we end the Church year with the Solemnity of Christ the King. The theme this weekend is centered on the endtimes. In the second reading, St. Paul reminds us that the day of Christ's return at the end will come when we least expect it. The Gospel of Matthew gives us a parable about a master who returns and expects a good return on the investments made by his servants. Every year at this time, the Church focuses on eschatology, that is, a concern about the end-times when the second coming of Christ will bring all creation to its fulfillment. The early Christians believed that this final coming was imminent. This belief drove the apostles and early preachers to spread the word of repentance with a sense of urgency. When this wasn't happening the people asked Paul when it was to occur. His response was that the Lord will come "like a thief in the night." He urged them to "stay alert and sober." This is an important message for us today. Here are a couple of questions to pray on: If the final judgment of the world were to happen tomorrow, would I be ready? What would I need to change in my life in order to be ready?

Sincerely,

Rev. Msgr. James P. Carini

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Meet the Parish Council
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2012 - 2013



(Photo by Jennifer Grover)
Standing (L to R): Matt O'Brien, Frank Kenney, Connor L., Michael M., Tiffany T., Mike Carroll, Steve Cabaniss, Gary Kozlowski
Seated (L to R): Jim Marie, Linda Romejko, Brenda Falusi, Fr. Bill Olesik, Fr. Jim Carini, Debbie Secondo, Valerie Gilleran
Missing: Deacon Ron Freedman, Ann Nolan, Tom Skinner

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Haiti Mission
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Help a Child in Haiti

The St. Matthew Underwriting Campaign for Haiti Mission gives parishioners the opportunity to help a child go to school. Parishioners who would like to support our mission to St. Pierre School in Ganthier may pick up a flyer on our windowsills or at the entrance to the Parish Center, or download a contribution form here. While these are tough economic times in our country, many children in Haiti have no opportunity for an education and don’t know where their next meal will come from. Help us help them! Now!!


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Haiti Earthquake
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Please Help

For the immediate and desperate needs of the people of Haiti, we recommend direct donations be made online, by mail or by phone to either the Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich or to Catholic Relief Services by clicking one of the buttons below:

 

For one-time or recurring donations directly through St. Matthew to St. Pierre Parish and School, please click the link below and choose "Haiti Mission Fund":

COME TO
FROSTY VILLAGE BAZAAR




Friday, November 21st 6-9pm
Saturday, November 22nd 9am–2:30pm


ST. MATTHEW CHURCH
TOLLAND

Parish Annual Collection 2014
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We have so much to be grateful for. God has blessed us abundantly.

If you have not yet made your gift to our Annual Collection, please join your fellow parishioners and support your parish at this time.

Please make your commitment to the church that has been such an important part of your life.

Download a printable pledge card HERE.


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Preschool Registration
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2014 / 2015 School Year

There are still openings in the 3 and 4 year olds classes for the school year 2014/15.  The 3's meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 till 11:45am.

Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. For more information please email Eveline Siebesma or call (860) 872-0200 ext. 357.

Connecticut Catholic
Legislative Network

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The public policy and advocacy office of the Catholic Bishops in Connecticut

In an effort to face the challenges of the mission of the Church concerning those moral and social issues that confront us in society, the Bishops of Connecticut have created the Connecticut Catholic Legislative Network. Its purpose is two-fold:

1. Inform Catholics on current social issues from a Catholic perspective. It will send out newsletters and maintain a website: www.ctcatholic.org; and
2. Alert members about legislative issues being debated at the State and Federal level of concern to the Catholic community. Action alerts will be sent out with a user-friendly method to directly contact elected officials.

The increased participation of parishioners registering with this Network will go a long way in strengthening the voice of the Church in Connecticut. The Network will keep you informed as state and national issues of interest unfold. Join the Network and watch for informative newsletters and alerts.
(All information is kept confidential and is not shared with any other organization.)
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