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Entries for December 2018

If you’d like to join us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com  
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The Music Ministries of St. Bernard and St. Matthew present A Benefit Recital for Haiti Friday, January 11th at 7:00pm Tolland High School Auditorium (Snow Date:  January 18th) Featuring: Ania Muhlhauser, soprano Liz Bologna, soprano Rebecca Urrutia, piano Works by: Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, S...

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We hope you can join us at the Youth Group’s Pasta Dinner for the Clairvaux House, January 12th following the 5:00pm Mass at St. Bernard. Tickets are $10 per person, children 12 and under are FREE. Tickets available at the door. Clairvaux House provides temporary housing for moms and their children. Along with a home, w...

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The purpose of the book club is to help participants on our Catholic faith journey to develop a deeper spiritual life, and strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus and with each other. The next book we’ll discuss is by Bishop Barron with John Allen, Jr. and we think you’ll love it! To Light a Fire on the Earth: Procl...

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Classroom # 1 in the St. Matthew Parish Center Anyone interested in this ministry is cordially invited to attend.  
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Our community will celebrate Mass: Monday, December 31st               Vigil Mass - 7:00pm at St. Bernard Tuesday, January 1st               Mass - 9:00am at St. Matthew    Mass - 7:00pm at St. B...

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All Church offices will be closing at noon on Monday, December 31st for the New Year’s holiday and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd. 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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Pastor's Page - December
"To see the miraculous within the ordinary is the mark of highest wisdom." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Dear Parish Family, The birth of the Son of God – was by every worldly standard, “ordinary”.  He came among us as a vulnerable child – born in a place reserved for animals – held in the arm...

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Monday, December 24th 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass Rehearsals: 12/2, 12/16 and 12/23 after the 10:30am Mass at St. Matthew Church. For more information, contact our Music Director Rebecca Urrutia at rebecca.urrutia@stmatthewct.org  

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All Church offices will close at Noon on Monday, December 24th for Christmas and reopen onWednesday, December 26th. If you need assistance during this time, 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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Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th:       St. Matthew           4:00PM (Church), 4:15PM (Hall), 6:00PM & 10:00PM (10:00 PM With Incense)      St. Bernard           4:00PM, 6:00PM & Midnight (Midnight With Incense) Note:  No 8:00am Ma...

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Catholic missionaries in Bolivia are requesting used hearing aids. The used hearing aids will be refurbished and refitted for people who suffer from severe hearing loss caused by infections due to the lack of medical care. If you can help, call Mary Scibelli at 860-798-7529. Thank you.

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Just in time for Christmas - or birthdays, anniversaries, etc. - our beautiful donation cards with a colorful rendition of a Haitian landscape on the front are available at the parish offices. When a donation is made to our Haiti mission - in support of the education of the children of St. Pierre School, Ganthier - as a gift in someone&rs...

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Blessing of the Crèche and caroling will be after the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday, December 22nd.   Stay for refreshments after in the Parish Hall.  Bring the whole family and enjoy this joyful & faith-filled celebration!

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Gift cards purchased last weekend will be available for pickup after all Masses. Next Gift Card Sale will be in February 2019.    
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Save the Date for this wonderful event! Join the music ministry from St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church for a special Advent Celebration!  Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of scripture and song that dates back to 1918.  In this beautiful service, we listen to nine brief Scripture lessons, which recount the Fall, ...

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In the Parish Hall Ladies...take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle! You will create a sweet Christmas ornament to take home for your tree and then reward your creative efforts with a "cookie break". Bring along a plate of one dozen (JUST 12) of your favorite Christmas cookie to share. Coffee & tea will be served ...

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Children of all ages have the opportunity to remember babies, children, and teens in need by donating gifts, toys, games and gift certificates. Gifts will be brought to the altar during Mass. Please consider gifts for teens like gift certificates to stores such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Bob’s, Dick’s and Rave (Buckland Hills) ...

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Following the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses in the St. Matthew Church Hall Cost:  $5 per person, $20 for a family of 4 or more Menu Includes:  Blueberry, M&M, Apple, & Original “Knights” recipe (plain) Pancakes Bacon & Sausage Juice, Coffee and Tea Proceeds will go to support the Tolland F...

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As we begin our Advent journey of anticipation and preparation for the Messiah, I ask that you reserve this date for the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Reconciliation Service. The service will involve an afternoon of reflection, music, prayer and reconciliation with the Lord. I hope you can set aside this time for ...

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