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Entries for March 2016

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3rd St. Bernard Church 2:00-2:45 PM Adoration and Benediction 3:00 PM Chaplet to Divine Mercy in Song  Come, sing, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Fellowship will follow in the parish hall. This is a combined event by St. Matthew & St. Bernard parishes, and neighboring parishes are warmly welcome. Join us April 3rd!  

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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.  

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Father Rick will be conducting a training session for St. Matthew Adult Funeral Servers at 6:00 PM, St. Matthew Church.  Any men or women who are interested in being a server are encouraged to attend.

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Small Christian Community Information Session-- St. Matthew Chapel, Monday, March 29th 7:00 PM Have you ever wanted to be a part of a small community who reflects on the Gospel on a regular basis?  Small Christian Communities (SCC) are just that, a group of parishioners who gather as a small segment of the larger church to pray the scriptures and connect faith and life.  We use a lexio divina process of listening to the readings to connect our life experience and God’s call to be his disciples.  Groups usually meet monthly either in member’s homes or in a church meeting space.   If...

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Pastor's Page - March

Posted on March 20, 2016 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Dear Parishioners, Last month during that incredibly frigid weekend, our seminarian Dharen and I were in the car having a conversation about the New England Seasons.  I assured him that they are quite different than Columbia!   I shared with him (through chattering teeth) that we are accustomed to the changes associated with each season and welcome the variety.  We probably love spring more than most since we’ve endured winters that are very challenging.  Difficult winters help us never take for granted the smell of spring as the ground begins to thaw, or rejoice in our hearts when we feel...

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New Photo Albums

Posted on March 13, 2016 in: General News

Click on PHOTOS button above for the latest photos for: * 2nd Saturday Faith & Fun Night * Catechetical Children's Liturgies * Middle School Youth Ministry Click Here for St. Bernard-St. Matthew Parish Mission photos on the St. Bernard website

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Reconciliation Penance Service St. Matthew Church, Monday, March 7th 7:00 PM During this season of Lent we focus on God’s mercy and love for each of us. What better way to personally experience His love and mercy than to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation?  Confession, Reconciliation, and Penance are all names given for the sacramental cleansing we receive when we turn our sins over to Christ who forgives them. Several priests will be available at the penance service, and no matter how long its been, they guide us through.   

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Join us for a Paint Sip Fundraiser to benefit Saint Matthew Preschool! Thursday, March 10th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saint Matthew Church Parish Hall 111 Tolland Green Tolland, CT $35 per person Wine Served. Pre-registration required.  NO experience necessary!  To register please visit: www.PaintSipFun.com or call 413-889-1880 Email:  info@paintsipfun.com

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