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Entries for January 2016

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 for more information, contact Brenda Falusi 860-871-4494.

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Combined Parish Councils Meet

Posted on January 25, 2016 in: General News

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 concern, and development of a 3 month plan to implement goals set by the combined Parish Councils Seated left to right: Deacon Ron Freedman, Fr. Rick Ricard, Brenda Faulsi, Mary Conway, Jim Marie, Joe King, Joe Mazzarella; standing left to right: Becky Maresh, Matt O'Brien, Fra...

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Pastor's Page - January

Posted on January 20, 2016 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - January
Dear Parish Family, On behalf of the Staff and Clergy of St. Bernard and St. Matthew Parishes I would like to wish you a blessed, happy and healthy 2016.  A new year always arrives with a spirit of hope, and an excitement for fresh beginnings.  It is also a time when we look back at the previous year and remember those times that made the year memorable, both positively and negatively.  Certainly one of the high notes for Catholics everywhere was Pope Francis’ visitation to the United States.  He made a very positive impact, not only with the Ca...

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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 St. Matt’s followed by dinner and lots of fun!   At the last High School 2nd Saturday Faith and Fun Night for January 9th, the kids celebrated Mass then enjoyed a “Walk about Taco” Dinner.   Afterward they jumped right in to their project of making...

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Preschool Open House, Jan 21st

Posted on January 11, 2016 in: General News

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, learn about our program and talk with our teachers. If you cannot make it on this evening, please feel free to contact us to schedule another time to chat and see our classroom. Eveline Siebesma, Director By phone: (860) 872-0200 ext. 357 By email: eveline.siebesma@stmatthewct.or...

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Haiti Outreach Items Needed

Posted on January 11, 2016 in: General News

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’s vitamins, baseball caps. Father Rene recently asked for: analgesics for children and adults -aspirin, Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol, band-aids, Neosporin, etc. Please drop off these items in the parish hall in the large box under the coat rack. We will be packing for the trip on JANUARY 1...

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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on January 04, 2016 in: General News

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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