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Entries for June 2018

All Church offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. 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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Our community will celebrate a special Mass on July 4th 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. Please note there will be no 8:00am Mass on July 4th. 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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Online Giving - What is it?

Posted on June 11, 2018 in: General News

Some background information on the Online Giving program available at both St. Matthew Church & St. Bernard Church: What is Online Giving? Online Giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account into your Church's bank account. What are the advantages of Online Giving? It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you can't attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to Church. Giving electronically also helps the Church save money and improve its budget! Is Online Giving risky? ...

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Please consider bringing a non perishable food item with you to Mass next weekend. Items will be donated to the Tolland Food Pantry. If you are making a donation to the food pantry by check, please make the check payable to “Tolland Food Pantry”.  Thank you for your generosity!  

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Gift cards will be available for pick up after all Masses. Next gift card sale will be July 7th & 8th.  

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Prayer, Dinner, & Fundraiser Save the Persecuted Christian Friday, June 15th St. Bernard Church Pope Francis has said ”We must not resign ourselves to thinking of the Middle East without Christians”. With the help of The Ladies Guild, the Rockville Knights of Columbus Council 4122 (St. Bernard and St. Joseph Knights) is sponsoring this event. All proceeds will go to rebuild the displaced Christian communities destroyed by ISIS. The prayer is at 5:30pm in St. Bernard Church. Dinner will follow at 6:00pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall. The cost is $20 per person. The dinner will include a prese...

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Location:  Home of Georgette Pollard Please bring a small casserole or dessert to share. Car pooling is encouraged. Questions, call Georgette at (860) 875-7869. Hope to see you all! After our “picnic”, next year’s agenda will be discussed.  

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The next Haiti Outreach meeting is scheduled for: Monday, June 11th at 6:00pm in the St Matthew Church Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!  

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Join us this Tuesday for the concluding prayer service for our Novena to St. Peregrine. Prayer booklets will be available for those who were unable to attend the first day.  You can begin on day 9, and pray the other days on your own. Refreshments after the prayer service in the parish hall. Prayer requests may be added to an intention book in both churches and will be included in the offertory next weekend. If you have questions about this liturgy or if you are unable to attend the novena but would like to pray it at home please contact Mary Scibelli at 860-798-7529.  

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