Catholics Care. Catholics Vote.

          "We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." 
- Pope Francis


Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
A Call to Political Responsibility from
the Catholic Bishops of the United States

Click here to read the full document

Click here to read Summary I of II - Our Call as Catholic Citizens

Click here to read Summary II of II - Making Moral Choices and Applying Our Principles




Solemnity of All Saints

Holy Day of Obligation
Tuesday, Nov. 1st
9:00 am Mass St. Matthew
7:00 pm Mass St. Bernard

Mass Schedule

Saturday (Vigil) - 5:00pm

Sunday - 8:30 & 10:30am

Daily Mass - St. Matthew:
(T, Th, F) - 9:00am

Daily Mass - St. Bernard:
(M, W, F) - 8:00am

To St. Bernard Website

We are now yoked with St. Bernard of Rockville to form "The Catholic Community of St. Matthew and St. Bernard" with Fr. Rick Ricard as Pastor of this new Catholic Community assisted by Fr. Bill Olesik, Deacon Michael Berstene and Deacon Ron Freedman.  To learn more about the yoking process, please read Guidelines for Yoked Parishes in the Diocese of Norwich.

Books on Prayer
by Fr. Ellis




Pastor's Page - Picnic Message
Dear Parish family, There are many instances in my priesthood when I reflect on an interaction, a meeting, a liturgy or an event and realize that God’s...


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 ...


St. Matthew Church, Tolland,  Friday, Nov. 18th   6-9 PM   Saturday, Nov. 19th   9 AM-2:30 PM Get in the holiday mood with...


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 hav...


The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. ...


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Pope: 'the only solution to the migration crisis is solidarity'

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