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Entries for February 2017

Lenten Bread and Soup Super March 11th after the 5:00pm Mass Please join the 7th and 8th Grade Faith Formation Students and the Haiti Outreach Committee for a Lenten Bread and Soup Supper! Tickets on sale after all Masses February 25th - March 11th    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. J Our students will be serving you throughout the evening.  J Visit our Bakery for yummy treats J Enter the tea cup auction to take home a fun basket of treats prepared...

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Click on PHOTOS on the website homepage or click here to view photos from the Knights of Columbus Valentine's Dinner & Dance.  Go to the Knights of Columbus Photo Album.

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Palms to Ashes

Posted on February 20, 2017 in: General News

Palms to Ashes If you have blessed palms at home, please bring them to either St. Bernard or St. Matthew Church by Monday, February 27th so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday (March 1st). At St. Bernard’s containers will be left in the vestibules. At St. Matthew’s a container will be left outside at the entrance to the parish hall.  

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Pastor's Page - February

Posted on February 15, 2017 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - February
Dear Parish family, One evening in the middle of January I found myself driving the now familiar route from Tolland to Rockville.  It was a cold night and somehow the trip seemed different.   About half way home I had an Epiphany moment (aha!) and realized that the many Christmas candles that had illumined the windows were missing.  It was the end of the Christmas season and they had all been packed away for another year. Except for the occasional porch light, the ride home was much darker and colder than in previous weeks.  It’s amazing th...

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The Youth Group will be traveling to Ski Butternut to go snow tubing on February 20, 2017!  We will take a bus from St. Bernard's Church to Ski Butternut at 8 AM and return at 2:30 PM. The cost of the trip is $30 per person.  This trip is open to grades 7 - 12.  Please reserve your spot on the bus TODAY, return your permission slip by February 10th.  Permission slips are on the Youth Group bulletin board or can be downloaded /Portals/stmatthew-ct/CMAdmin/1-29-17%20Ski%20Butternut%20permission%20slip_1.pdf /Portals/stmatthew-ct/CMAdmin/Snow%20Tubing_1.docx Contact Hilary at Youth@saintbernar...

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Knights of Columbus Valentine's Dinner Saturday, February 18th at 6:00pm Snow Date: Sunday, February 19th The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Valentine’s dinner to benefit Haiti. The menu includes Chicken Parmesan, Ziti, Salad, Rolls, Coffee, Tea, Soda, Juice and water plus sumptuous pastry and baked goods for dessert. There will also be music and door prizes. Tickets on sale after every Mass. $12 for adults and $8 for kids under 12. Please get your tickets now as limited seating is available. Tickets will only be sold in advance and must be purchased by Sunday, February 12th . For more informa...

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Annual Collection Goal Exceeded!

Posted on February 06, 2017 in: General News

Dear St. Matthew Parish Family, Congratulations and sincere thanks to all those who so generously supported this year’s Annual Collection. Through your combined gifts we not only met our $75,000.00 goal but exceeded it by $1,493.00!! We can all be proud of our community coming together to support and promote the growth of our Parish. Well done everyone! May God continue to bless, guide and protect our community with his Grace and love. Fr. Rick  

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Birthright Needs Volunteers

Posted on February 05, 2017 in: General News

Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service offering free pregnancy tests, friendship counseling, and practical support. Our guiding principle: It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born. We help any pregnant girl or woman who calls us. If you would like to help, please call (860) 290-8800. Training is provided. Our office is located in East Hartford. Thank you. We are also in need of gently worn MATERNITY and BABY CLOTHING.  

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