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Entries for April 2017

The scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Tolland, or whose family is registered with St. Matthew Parish, and who has been accepted by an accredited college or university as a full time student. Applications are now available at the Tolland and East Catholic High School guidance offices and at the St. Matthew Parish Office. Completed applications are due to the Parish Office or the address listed on the application no later than Friday, May 5th.  

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Pastor's Page - April

Posted on April 18, 2017 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - April
Dear Parish Family, As I sit at my computer on March 24th I know that we have just entered the season of Spring, – but the snow-covered property, heating bills, gray skies and barren trees inform me that winter is reluctant to let go!  Such is the life of a New Englander!  The month of April not only witnesses the change from winter to spring but also finds us journeying from Lent to Easter.   As dramatic as Spring is from Winter, the Easter transformation is even greater.  Everything of who we are, what we do, why we gather, is based on...

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At St. Bernard: Adoration & Benediction 2pm-2:45pm Chaplet to Divine Mercy in Song 3pm Come, sing, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The Chaplet in Song is a beautiful way to celebrate Mercy Sunday. Join us for fellowship after in the parish hall. This is a combined event by St. Matthew & St. Bernard parishes.  Join us April 23rd!  

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Click on the homepage PHOTOS button or click here to see the Living Stations of the Cross photos.

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Bereavement Group Tuesdays Starting April 18th, 10:15am - 11:45am St. Matthew’s Chapel Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  The St. Bernard/St. Matthew Community will offer a 9 week support program called, “New Day”, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  The goal of this program is to provide a sense of community where support is given and received. “New Day” is led by trained facilitators and includes prayer, discussion and journaling.  Although “New Day” is a faith-based program, it is not restricted to Cath...

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St. Matthew Easter Sunday Masses: 8:00 am, 9:45 am, 11:30 am

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¨ There will NOT be morning Mass at St. Matthew Tuesday, April 11th or Thursday, April 13th. ¨ There will be Morning Prayers in the St. Matthew Chapel Thursday, April 13th - Saturday, April 15th at 9:00am. Note:  There will be Mass at St. Bernard at 8:00am on Monday April 10th & Wednesday, April 12th.  

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Women’s Guild Meeting Wednesday April 12th at 7:00pm BUNDLES FOR BABIES We are seeking donations of items for infants to one-year-olds to be given to ‘Covenant for Care.’ Suggestions include gently used clothing, diapers, wipes, onesies, sleepers and small blankets. A collection box will be located in the back of the hall. Thank you. Questions, call Jean Canal at 860-875-2276.  

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