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Entries for February 2016

Healing Liturgy St. Bernard Church February 28th 3:00 PM "Is anyone among you sick? He should  summon the priests of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.”  James 5:14 We hope you join us, at St. Bernard Church, for a Healing Liturgy this Sunday, February 28th;  if you attend you will find a simple rite with quiet reflection, lovely music, and an opportunity to pray together for those who suffer from any type of illness. Anointing of the sick will be available for those who choose to receive this sacrament. During this Holy Year of Me...

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Pastor's Page - February

Posted on February 24, 2016 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - February
Dear Parishioners, I saw several commercials a few weeks ago where Oprah Winfrey was encouraging people to get on a particular diet and exercise program in order to make 2016 their healthiest year ever.  Oprah has a huge following and a lot of advertising money so I’m sure people will jump on the band wagon.   Watching Oprah’s success, I would like to make a similar pitch to our parish family.  Admittedly I don’t have a huge following like Oprah and my advertising budget is nonexistent - but I still am going to encourage our two c...

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The Light Is On For You Reconciliation available every hour with a different priest from the Vernon Deanery between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm at ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, ROCKVILLE. 

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Bread and Soup Supper     Saturday, March 5, 2016 Please join the 7th and 8th Grade Faith Formation Students and the Haiti Outreach Committee for a Lenten Bread and Soup Supper! TICKETS GO ON SALE AFTER ALL THE MASSES ON FEBRUARY 20TH THROUGH MARCH 5TH                  Tickets are $5.00 per person - $15.00 per family of 4 or more. All proceeds are for the Teachers’ salaries and Students of St. Pierre School in Haiti.  Our students will be serving you throughout the evening. ...

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We’re Collecting your unwanted jewelry for our Jewelry Boutique at the Bread and Soup Supper! (Looking for both used and new) Do you have pretty costume necklaces, bracelets, or other pieces that are new, or that look new but you just don’t wear? Why not donate them to the Jewelry Boutique at St. Matthew Church’s Lenten Bread & Soup Supper!  We will sell these pieces at very reasonable prices as part of our fund-raising efforts in support the St. Pierre School in Haiti.   Please leave any jewelry donations in the specially marked boxes at the doors of the church, or downstai...

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Lenten Mission, Feb. 20th

Posted on February 12, 2016 in: General News

LENTEN MISSION Saturday, Feb. 20th 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Saint Matthew Hall Life, with its twists and turns, sorrows and joys, is our spiritual journey, our path to God. We need not search for it in any other place. Especially in this Year of Mercy, let us take some time to look at this journey we are on, and consider how we might be more aware of God in our everyday lives, and see God as our constant companion on the sacred journey of life.   Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P. is a member of the Passionist community.  She is the Director of Pastoral Planning in the Diocese of Norwich, and the Director of the...

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Registration Now Open for Preschool

Posted on February 10, 2016 in: General News

Resistration Now Open for Preschool 2016/2017 St. Matthew Preschool is now taking registrations for the 2016/2017 school year. The 3 year olds meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 till 11:45 am and the 4 year olds meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the same time.  We are a Music Together accredited preschool and also offer Spanish lessons with both age groups.  For more information please contact us at preschool@stmatthewct.org or check us out on the St. Matthew website.  

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Ash Wednesday Schedule

Posted on February 06, 2016 in: General News

Ash Wednesday  February 10        8:00 am – Mass with Ashes – St. Bernard      10:00 am – Woodlake Nursing Home – Ashes      10:30 am – Fox Hill Nursing Home – Ashes      12:05 pm – Liturgy of the Word with Ashes                     – St. Bernard        1:30 pm – Rockville General Hospital – Ashes        4:00 pm – Liturgy of the Word with Ashes          &n...

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St Bernard’s and St Matthew’s        Invite you to join us for a Lenten Week of Guided Prayer   PRAYER in PRACTICE for EVERYONE!     Sunday, February 14 – Saturday, February 20, 2016           The Lenten Week of Guided is an opportunity for people to make a retreat without leaving their homes to go to a retreat center.  On Sunday, 2/14, all those making the Week of Guided Prayer will gather in the hall at St. Matthew Church and there is where the orientation session will be done as well as giving every...

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