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Entries for January 2019

Week of January 21st No Classes (in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day) The Faith Formation Office will be closed January 21-22 and will reopen January 23rd. Upcoming Events: January 28 & 29 - Grade 5 Bake Sale after classes to benefit Catholic Relief Services. January 28 & 30&nb...

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The Sanctuary Lamp located near the Tabernacle may be memorialized for a loved one. The donation is $25 and the Lamp will burn from Sunday to Saturday. The name of the deceased person will be mentioned in the bulletin. To have the Sanctuary Lamp burn in memory of someone, please call the Parish Office at (860) 872-0200.  

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

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The federal tax laws have changed. If you are over 70½ and receiving money from an IRA, you can now reduce your taxable income by making your donations to St. Bernard or St. Matthew directly from your IRA. Click here for the Wall Journal Article "The Secret Way Seniors Can Keep Deducting Gifts to Charity". Please consu...

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Both St. Bernard & St. Matthew Churches have ‘hearing devices’ tied into the sound system. If you would like to use one of the hearing devices, you can ask for one before Mass. At St. Matthew in the vesting room by the front doors At St. Bernard in the Sacristy - enter through the door by Mary The hearing devi...

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The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for a loved one – living or deceased – is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic tradition.  Due to the increased number of Mass requests and the desire to allow as many parishioners and friends as possible to schedule Masses, the following guidelines will apply. ...

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Living Stations of the Cross Rehearsals start in February. Stayed tuned for more details. Bread and Soup Supper— March 9th  after the 5:00pm Mass at St. Matthew Tickets on sale the weekends of February 23rd/24th and March 2nd/3rd. Steubenville NYC High School Join 3,000 teens from throughout the US for three...

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Watch the Super Bowl, Have Pizza, Help Others On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd, you can enjoy the game, eat great pizza, and help an important mission at the same time! Any time that day, when you purchase pizza at either Willington Pizza or Willington Pizza, Too (take out or eat in), 15% of your purchase will go to the Annunciati...

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DIY Paint and Wine Night For Adults to Benefit St. Bernard Preschool Saturday, February  2nd  7-9 pm in St. Bernard’s Church Hall ALL TALENT LEVELS WELCOME. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Join us for a fun night out including wine, appetizers, raffle prizes and more! Our instructor, Jess, will lead us in t...

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Registration has started for the 2019/2020 school year! Our 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am Our 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am We are an accredited Music Together Preschool. Both classes receive a 30 minute structured music class once a week...

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Monday, January 21st at 7:00pm - Room #1 Everyone is welcome to join us! And it's not too early to start thinking about the Frosty Village Bazaar 2019! Do you sew, knit/crochet, or craft?  Consider making a few items for the Bazaar. Yarn and fabric are available; call Liz at 860-871-8928 if you are able to help out. ...

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All Church offices will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew  - (860) 872-0200 St. Bernard - (860) 875-0753  

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Most Needed Food Items:  Canned Fruit, Fruit Cup Packs, Applesauce, Canned Soup, Jelly & Jam (grape & strawberry), Peanut butter, Pancake Mix, Maple Syrup, Muffin Mix, Graham Crackers, Granola Bars, Canned Vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, carrots), Canned Meat (tuna & chicken), Mayonnaise, Dried or Canned Beans, Baked...

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A group from St. Matthew/St. Bernard will again be visiting our neighbors in Haiti January 23 - 29, 2019.  If you have been curious about our twinned parish of St. Pierre, Ganthier, and would like to learn more, why not come and see for yourself the work that is being done there.  You just might loose your heart to the beautiful...

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Due to the forecasted storm, Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament will not be held this Sunday, January 20th Our next Sunday Adoration will be February 3rd (5:00pm—6:00pm) at St. Matthew. ****************************************************************************** Starting in October, and for the next eight months, o...

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Pastor's Page - January
Dear Parish family, On behalf of the clergy and staff of our two parishes, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very blessed and happy New Year.  I pray 2019 is a great year for all of you.  New beginnings are truly a blessing and we thank God for every opportunity we receive to be transformed...

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All knitters and crocheters are cordially invited to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry which meets on the second Thursday of each month in the St. Bernard Church Hall. The next meeting is: Thursday, January 10th 9:30am—11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall Join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting and fellowship. For...

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