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Entries for March 2017

Healing Liturgy, April 2nd 3:00pm at St. Bernard This lovely liturgy is filled with hope and encouragement for anyone with serious or chronic illness.  Join us for this simple rite with quiet reflection, lovely music, and powerful prayer. Through the holy anointing offered in this sacrament we are reminded that nothing can separate us from Christ and the saving power of His love. Consider inviting that someone you know who would appreciate this liturgy.  Pocket Prayers Shawls will also be available.  

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Click the PHOTOS button on homepage or CLICK HERE for photos of the Parish Mission with Sr. Elissa.

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Our last Lenten topic will be ‘The Shroud of Turin" at St. Bernard Hall, 6:00pm April 7th. Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of time to attend Stations of the Cross. No registration is required and everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.  

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With Sister Elissa Rinere- Two Nights Two Topics Too Good to miss! The Writings of Pope Francis, St. Matthew Hall March 26th 3:30-5:00pm Pope Francis isn’t available to lead us on our Lenten mission this year, but Sr. Elissa will be bringing us some of his thoughts and writings to help us answer our Lenten call to 'turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel.' The writings of Pope Francis are both simple and profound; come and be renewed by Pope Francis' message of mercy and faith! What can we learn from the Holy Father’s writings and how will they inspire us to draw nearer to our Lord? ...

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The St. Matthew Knights of Columbus is partnering with the Lions Club of Tolland to hold the annual Spirit of Spring 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 1st at Tolland High School. All proceeds raised at this event go directly back into our community through many different avenues. Activities & Times: * Kim’s 1 Mile Fun Run (11:00 AM) - For all ages. Run, walk or jog. Special awards for age 10 and under. * 5K Road Race (12:00 PM) - Awards for top 3 male & female finishers in each division. * Two egg hunts (11:45 AM & 12:30 PM) - BYOB - Bring Your Own Basket *&n...

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The Youth Group's performance of the Living Stations of the Cross is in much need of Readers, Actors (speaking and non-speaking roles), Singers, Stage hands.  Please prayerfully consider being part of this wonderful Lenten Journey.  The sharing of your time and talent will mean so very much to our Catholic Community. Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays, February 12th  – April 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at St. Matthew's Church Dress Rehearsal is Tuesday, April 11th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM Performance: Good Friday, April 14, 7:00 pm St. Matthew’s Church 111 Tolland Green Tolland, CT ...

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Pastor's Page - March

Posted on March 19, 2017 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - March
Dear Parish Family, March 1st, Ash Wednesday, begins the holy season of Lent.  It is the time in our Church year where many of our people make a concerted effort to step up their faith game.  It is a time of deeper prayer, fasting and receptivity to God working in our lives.  I love this season and the incredible opportunity it offers each of us.  In the past our parishes have provided some very good books and devotional readings to assist your time with the Lord in this holy season of Lent and Easter.  This year we are trying something new, d...

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Our next topic will be ‘Death & Dying" at St. Bernard Hall, 6:00pm March 31.   Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of time to attend Stations of the Cross. No registration is required and everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Save the dates: March 31, & April 7. Click here for Topics & additional information.

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A Day of Reconciliation Friday, March 24 6AM-10PM. With Priests of the Vernon Deanery hosted @ St. Bernard Church-Rockville. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF PRIESTS AND CONFESSION TIMES. 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, penance are all names given for the sacramental cleansing we receive when we turn our sins over to Christ who forgives them as far as east is from the west. Why DO Catholics go to Confession? All the sacraments are...

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The next meeting of the Adult Faith Formation committee will be Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30pm.  We will meet in Room #6 at St. Matthews.  Anyone interested in helping plan and implement faith events for both St. Matthew and St. Bernard church are always welcome. Join us!       

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The Tolland Knights of Columbus  are planning a St. Patrick’s themed pancake breakfast on March 19th following the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses in the Church Hall. Tickets are $5 for individuals and $20 for families Proceeds will go to support the Clairvaux House, a temporary shelter for homeless mothers and their children. Clairvaux House is owned by St. Bernard’s and operated by the Cornerstone Foundation.  

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Our next topic will be ‘Mary, Full of Grace.’ 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. Fr. Ellis will help us examine the evidence of this apparition, and show us how our blessed Mother is always actively bringing us closer to our Lord. Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of time to attend Stations of the Cross. No registration is required and everyone is welco...

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Lent is a special season of spiritual transformation and renewal. Fr. Ellis is offering a series of talks before the 7pm Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church on six Fridays in Lent.  Talks and Q&A will finish in plenty of time to attend Stations of the Cross. No registration is required and everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Save the dates: March 17, 24, 31, & April 7. Click here for Topics & additional information  

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Women's Guild March 8th 7:00pm

Posted on March 01, 2017 in: General News

You are Invited You to A Transcendent Healing with Janet B. Miller, LPN Janet is an intuitive energy healer and certified holistic health practitioner who enables people to renew and reconnect to their life radiance, purpose, balance and well being in a safe and sacred space. Release stress and anxiety, reconnect with peace and ease, attain more focus and clarity. Please join us for this healing experience. Questions, please contact Tammy at (860) 875-4622  

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