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Entries for February 2019

The next Youth Music Group Mass will be Sunday, March 10th at 10:30am. If you’d like to join us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com  

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Following the 5:00pm Mass at St. Matthew Sponsored by the 7th - 10th grade Faith Formation Classes and the Youth Group Tickets on sale after all Masses March 2nd/3rd. Please join us for scrumptious soup, great fellowship, and lots of fun!  

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Looking for Both Used & New! Do you have pretty costume necklaces, bracelets, or other pieces that are new, or that look new but you just don’t wear? The Youth Group is collecting unwanted jewelry for our Jewelry Boutique that will be at the Lenten Bread & Soup Supper held at St. Matthew Church on March 9th! We will sell these pieces at very reasonable prices as part of our fund-raising efforts in support the St. Pierre School in Haiti. We ran this fundraiser three years ago and it was a great success - making hundreds of dollars for St. Pierre School - all from the sale of parishioners’ p...

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Haiti Meeting - March 5th at 5:00pm

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

St. Matthew Parish Hall Come early, if you can, to help us price Haitian crafts to be sold at the Bread & Soup Supper.  

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Palms to Ashes for Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

If you have blessed palms at home, please bring them to either St. Bernard or St. Matthew Church by Monday, March 4th so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday (March 6th). At St. Bernard containers will be left in the vestibules. At St. Matthew a container will be left at the entrance to the parish hall.  

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Ash Wednesday Schedule - March 6th

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

Our community will celebrate Mass with Distribution of Ashes: At St. Bernard:      8:00am At St. Matthew:      7:00pm We will also have the Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes: At St. Bernard: 12:05pm & 4:00pm At St. Matthew: 4:30 pm  

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It’s not too late! There are roles for everyone! We are in special need for girls to volunteer. Rehearsals are every Sunday from 6-8 pm at St. Matthew. We also have a dress rehearsal during Holy Week and the final performance is on Good Friday, April 19th. Please prayerfully consider participating this year. To sign up, email youth@cath-comm.org or use the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/lAScLaLqATTLOGMj1  

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Pastor's Page - February

Posted on February 17, 2019 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - February
Dear Parish family, Let’s be honest, unless you’re a newlywed, it’s hard to get excited about February.  The cold temperatures, icy roads and overcast skies start to wear on us and we can experience the doldrums.  Having said that, I must admit, however, that I love being a New Englander.  After living in several parts of the United States, I have found that the distinct four seasons makes us somehow unique.  Case in point; we don’t expect every day to be sunny – in fact we typically go through long stretches where the su...

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Missed Offertory Due to Snow

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: General News

Please be generous in making up your Offertory if you missed Mass because of the snow and consider enrolling in ONLINE GIVING on our website.  

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St. Matthew Parish Center —Classroom #1 Please join us as we get the latest update from the team's recent visit to Haiti.

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St. Matthew Parish Center —Classroom #1 All are welcome!  

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February 19th, 7:00pm in the St. Bernard Parish Hall Come for refreshments & fellowship half an hour before the meeting, at 6:30. Anyone interested in helping plan and implement faith events for both St. Matthew and St. Bernard are always welcome. For questions contact Mary Scibelli at 860-798-7529 or scibellifamily@gmail.com  

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All Church offices will be closed Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ 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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To read Bishop Cote's letter regarding sexual abuse dated February 7, 2019 please click here.  The names of those clergy in the Diocese of Norwich who have been accused over the past 65 years, since the establishment of the diocese on August 6, 1953 will be posted on the diocease website www.norwichdiocese.org at 2 p.m. on Sunday February 10th and also published in this month's Four County Catholic.  Please call the Diocese of Norwich Office of Communications at 860-887-3933 with any questions.

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Mattieā€™s Togs Thrift Shop

Posted on February 06, 2019 in: General News

We are in the heart of winter and donations continue to come in regularly! Our $5 Bag is available. Specially priced items are 3 for $10. There are lots of both winter and summer clothing. We have shoes, boots, dress ups for both boys and girls. First Communion is right around the corner and you will always find a surprise or two. We are open on Saturdays 9am to 1pm. Any questions, please call Billie at 860-871-0260.  

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The next meeting of the St. Bernard’s Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will be: Thursday, February 14th 9:30am—11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall Join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting and fellowship! For further information or to request a prayer shawl to give to someone, please call Mary at (860) 872-2611 or Kathy at (860) 872-8828.

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Gift cards purchased last weekend will be available for pick-up after all Masses this weekend. Next Gift Card Sale:  March 2nd & 3rd.    

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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 toward the replacement of St. Matthew’s worn and broken Offertory Baskets.  

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