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Entries for May 2018

St. Bernard Cemetery Survey

Posted on May 29, 2018 in: General News

St. Bernard Cemetery, located on Kingsbury Avenue on the Tolland/Vernon town line, is the Catholic Cemetery that serves the four parishes of St. Bernard, St. Joseph, St. Luke and St. Matthew Parishes.  This past year the cemetery received a generous donation from the estate of a deceased parishioner. These funds have been used to install a new wrought iron fence and gates around the historic portion of the cemetery, repave the roads and make several other improvements as requested by the donor. The Cemetery Committee is developing a plan to expand the cemetery and extend the life of the cemetery.  To help us f...

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After 10 years, we have paid off the mortgage for the Parish Center! Please join us after the 5:00pm Mass on June 9th for a wine & cheese reception to celebrate this accomplishment!  

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Join us this Monday-June 4th at St. Bernard Church as the Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church will begin nine days of prayer for all those impacted by cancer. We gather together at a prayer service on the first and ninth day and a booklet with scripture readings and reflections will be provided for the nine days of prayer. Who is St. Peregrine? St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. God gave us St. Peregrine as a prayer partner and inspiration for all touched by cancer. St. Peregrine knew firsthand the pain of cancer, the joy of a miracle cure, and he was transformed by his cancer e...

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Memorial Day Mass Monday, May 28th at 10:00am St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memorial Day at St. Bernard Cemetery (in the historic section, by the altar) for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our parishes. Mass will be at 10:00 am. Please note there will be no Adoration nor 8:00am Mass on Memorial Day. Plan to arrive early and bring your lawn chairs. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard Church.  

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All Church offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753  

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Pastor's Page - May

Posted on May 20, 2018 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish Family, We all love the month of May with its warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and happier people.  It’s a month packed with activities for families, schools and the Church.  The thing I look forward to most is the First Holy Communion Masses we’ll be celebrating this month.  It is always an exciting day for the children and their families.  There is nothing quite like observing our young children coming to the Lord’s Altar and receiving the Eucharist.  It is a very holy moment and I always feel privileged to be a ...

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Learn how a parish welcomes new members into the Church, and about the rich traditions of this ancient Rite.  Learn how to share your faith with someone who wants to become a Catholic!  Get the answers to the following questions: * How can every parishioner be part of this welcoming process? * Why does this process involve the whole parish community? * Who is part of our RCIA team? We hope to see you at Mass on Saturday, June 9th or Sunday, June 10th!  

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Savers Fundraiser  May 7th - May 20th Please help us make this drive a success! Pack up clean, gently used: clothing, shoes, purses, accessories and bedding in 33 gallon plastic trash bags. Collection starts May 7th and wraps up May 20th. Bring your 33 gallon bags to classroom 10 (1st classroom on the left) in the parish center. For more info, contact Rosemarie at (203) 313-7573.

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Altar Server Training Tuesday, May 22nd 4:30pm – 6:00pm This is a reminder for the 2nd and final day of altar server training. If you have a question, contact Cynde Yaconiello at          cynde.yaconiello@stmatthewct.org or          860-872-0200 x308.  

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The morning session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21st (8:45am-10am) at St. Bernard The evening session of the book club will meet Monday, May 21sth (7pm-8:15pm) at St. Matthew Contact Mary Scibelli with questions: 860-798-7529 or scibellifamily@gmail.com

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All mail sent to St. Matthew Church, should be addressed: P.O. Box 100, Tolland, CT 06084 The post office will no longer deliver mail addressed to 111 Tolland Green and it will be returned to the sender.  

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 63rd Annual Convention The Joy of the Gospel Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am - 2:30pm St. Matthew Church  Register Today! All women in the Diocese of Norwich are cordially invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Sr. Elissa Rinere, C.P., J.C.D., Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich. To register send your name, address, Church, city, email and phone number to:  judypappa@hotmail.com or      Judy Pappagallo, 199 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 Cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch (choose Chicken or Vegetarian) & materi...

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Next sale will be June 2nd & 3rd.  

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