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Entries for July 2019

Both St. Bernard & St. Matthew Churches have ‘hearing devices’ tied into the sound system. If you would like to use one of the hearing devices, you can ask for one before Mass. At St. Matthew in the vesting room by the front doors At St. Bernard in the Sacristy - enter through the door by Mary The hearing devices are small with an ear plug and clean ‘booties’ to use.  

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This is a great opportunity to pick up a gift card for our school supply drive! Let us know when purchasing and we will deliver the gift card to our adopted social worker. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Please note:  Staples gives us 5% back! Pick up is August 10th & 11th.    

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National Night Out

Posted on July 29, 2019 in: General News

Tuesday, August 6th 5:00-8:00pm (Rain Date: August 7th) St. Bernard Church Parking Lot National Night Out is a nationwide event that always takes place on the 1st Tuesday in August. It is a community event held in over 14,000 towns and cities across America. The event’s focus is to: · Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness · Generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts · Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership NNO is more than crime prevention… it’s a variety of events and activities such as: ...

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Pastor's Page - July

Posted on July 21, 2019 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - July
Dear Parish family, July must be one of the most loved months of the year.  Brilliant sunlight, warm temperatures, family cookouts, time at the shore, fireworks, and hopefully a slower pace all describe the month of our nation’s birth.  July 2019 is also a historic month for the Churches of St. Matthew, that was consecrated in 1964, and St. Bernard that opened its doors in 1854.   On July 1st, our two parishes, along with our Sacred Heart family, became one.  This July we celebrate the birth of our new Blessed Sacrament Parish.  We wil...

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Haiti Outreach Collection Box

Posted on July 16, 2019 in: General News

The Haiti Outreach Committee has placed a clothing donation box in both the St. Bernard Church Hall and the St. Matthew Church Hall for anyone who wishes to donate clothing. Additional acceptable items for collection are posted on the box, as well. Thank you, in advance, for your continued generosity! St. Matthew/St. Bernard Haiti Outreach Committee  

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James:  Pearls for Wise Living offers practical guidance by applying the wisdom of James to our current lives.  For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances. Class dates: Monday 8:45am or Monday 7:00pm Eleven sessions: Aug. 26, Sept. 9,23,30, Oct. 7,21,28, Nov. 11,25, Dec 2,16 Registration Deadline:  Monday, July 22nd  Registration/Materials Fee:  $26.00  Click here for registration form. For more information, email bkenny@cath-comm.org or contact: &nb...

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Gift cards purchased last weekend will be available for pick up after all Masses at St. Matthew Church. Next Sale will be August 3rd & 4th.    

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July in the Sky Fireworks

Posted on July 02, 2019 in: General News

Tuesday, July 2nd  (Rain date July 9th) Join us at St. Bernard to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, soda, ice cream for sale to support St. Bernard Preschool. We will fire up the grill at 5:00pm - we hope you can join us!

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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 Churches. Please note there will be no 9:00am Mass on July 4th. Plan to arrive early and bring your lawn chairs. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew Church.

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All Church offices will be closed on Thursday, 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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Blood Drive - July 9th

Posted on July 01, 2019 in: General News

Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 6626 Tuesday, July 9th           1:00pm to 6:00pm St. Matthew Church Hall To schedule an appointment, prospective donors should call: 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG

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At the South Windsor Swim & Tennis Club Bus Leaves St. Bernard School at 3:45pm & Returns to St. Bernard School at 7:00pm As a way to show our appreciation for your dedicated service to our two Churches, all Altar Servers from St. Bernard & St. Matthew are invited to our Appreciation Swim Party & Cookout. Please check your email for details and permission slips. I look forward to seeing you there!!! Peace, Fr. Rick

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