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Entries for October 2017

Women’s Guild Meeting November 8th at 7:00pm Church Hall Jingle Jangle with Bangles Let’s have some fun at a game night with “pre-loved” fashion accessories as prizes! Coffee and refreshments following. Questions, contact Pat at 860-875-4094  

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All Church offices will be closed on Friday November 10th for the Veterans Day Holiday. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. (860) 872-0200—St. Matthew or (860) 875-0753—St. Bernard  

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Stop by to find out about the wonderful ministries we have in our Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew. Representatives from our ministries will be available in the Church Hall after Masses at: St. Matthew - November 4th & 5th  

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St Matthew Preschool has again partnered with Yankee Candle to raise some funds. Check out the catalog at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. You can choose from candles, flameless wax warmers, décor items, wrapping paper and even magazine subscriptions. Order online under group # 990017061 and the items will be shipped directly to you. Orders can be submitted online until October 31st. Thank you for supporting our preschool!  

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RCIA Classes

Posted on October 24, 2017 in: General News

RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is the process by which adults are gradually initiated into the life and sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is comprised of various steps along the way.  Each transition is marked by a rite or a special ceremony within the public liturgy. Underlying these are the classes where the individual learns the basics of the Catholic faith. Weekly classes will be held at: St. Bernard, Sundays at 9:00am in the Rectory. St. Matthew, Tuesdays at 7:00pm in Classroom 2. It’s not too late to join! If interested, please contact either parish offi...

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Our community will celebrate Mass at: 8:00am at St. Bernard and 7:00pm at St. Matthew

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Pastor's Page - October

Posted on October 22, 2017 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - October
Dear Parish Family, October finds us in the beautiful season of fall.  Before our very eyes, we see our world beautifully transformed into a new season.  We witness fall’s brilliant colors, cool temperatures, pumpkins, apple cider and the little ones all dressed up in their favorite costumes parading through our neighborhood.  October is also a transformative month for our parish family as we welcome our brothers and sisters from Sacred Heart Parish who will sadly celebrate their last Mass on October 15th.   This has been a very trying t...

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Please join the Tolland Knights of Columbus for a pancake breakfast on Sunday October 22nd following both Sunday Masses.  Money raised from this event will go to support our charitable work in the community.  

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Monthly Food Collection for the Tolland Food Pantry Most Needed Food Items:  Baking Needs (flour, sugar, oil), Canned Soup, Jelly & Jam, Fruit Cup Packs, Peanut Butter, Pancake Mix, Maple Syrup, Graham Crackers, Granola Bars, Canned Vegetables, Canned Meat (tuna or chicken), Applesauce, Dried or Canned Beans, Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, Rice, Bottled Juice, Hot & Cold Cereal, Juice Boxes, Condiments (catsup, mustard, relish, mayo). If you are making a donation to the food pantry by check, please make the check payable to “Tolland Food Pantry”.  Thank you for your generosity!  

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Women’s Guild Meeting October 11th at 7:00pm Church Hall Exercise, fitness, good health: Please join us as Janette Moore, physical therapist of the VNA, talks about health and wellness. Coffee and refreshments following. Questions, please contact Maryanne 860-454-5323  

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Rosary & Fatima Celebration Friday-October 13th St. Bernard Church Rosary 6:30, followed by Refreshments Join us as we pray the Rosary together and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.  This year we will pray together the Glorious Mysteries, with beautiful music and slides. Plan to stay for refreshments after the prayer service. Children of the parish are encouraged to bring art devoted to our blessed mother which will be displayed in the hall during refreshments. This will be a special Fatima Celebration hosted by the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew Church and the Fatima Counc...

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