General Youth Program Information

To register a NEW student to our Faith Formation Program please contact LeeAnn at 860-872-0200 x309.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Only registered members of The Blessed Sacrament Parish Community (Saint Matthew and St. Bernard churches) may register for Faith Formation. If you are not a registered member of The Blessed Sacrament Parish, please use the Parish Registration QUICK LINKS located at the top right hand corner of this page, or contact the parish office (860-872-0200, Ext. 300) as soon as possible.
If you are new to our Faith Formation program, we will need copies of ALL completed Sacramental certificates (Baptism, etc.) prior to registering for classes.



Online registration will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019


K-10 classes will begin the week of September 30, 2019

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Safe Environment Information
As part of the Diocese of Norwich's efforts to provide a safe environment for all children, the Parish Community of the Blessed Sacrament -St. Matthew and St. Bernard - require all employees and volunteers to comply with the Pastoral Code of Conduct by completing two components of the Safe Environment program - awareness/education and a comprehensive screening process.

General Information

Our catechetical program is held at the Saint Matthew Parish Center beginning in late September until the first week of May.  

2019/2020 Classes will be offered on the following days and times:

Grades K-6:
Monday: 4:30-5:30 pm or 5:45-6:45 pm
Tuesday: 4:30-5:30 pm or 5:45-6:45 pm 

Grades 7-Confirmation:
Monday 7:00-8:00 pm or
Wednesday  6:00-7:00 pm

Collaborative Catechetical Team

Cynthia L. Yaconiello - (860) 872-0200 x308
Coordinator of Religious Education, Grades K-6

LeeAnn Fritsch - (860) 872-0200 x309
Faith Formation Secretary

Bridget Thurston - (860) 872-0200 x306
Confirmation Coordinator/Youth Minister

Rev. Richard Ricard - (860) 872-0200 x101

Denise Gilcreast - (860) 872-0200 x300
Parish Office Manager


Mission Statement

We strongly believe that parents are the principal and first educators of their children.  Our program incorporates faith filled interactions to help parents and families have a greater involvement and investment to pass on their faith to their children.  We are commited to making faith real and relevant for young people today and to introduce our young people to the person of Jesus Christ, who calls on us all to be lifelong disciples.

Class Cancellation Policy

In case of inclement weather, all sessions will be canceled. If Tolland schools are canceled or dismissed early, there are NO Religious Education classes. If Tolland schools have been dismissed at their regular time, but there are reports of impending inclement weather, we will cancel classes. Cancellations will also be posted on the local NBC and CBS stations, as well as their websites at and