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Entries for August 2016

The Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) ministry needs your help!  We are in need of a new Coordinator to train and schedule volunteers. In addition, we also need volunteers to lead the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. We provide all of the trainings and materials needed, we just need kind and willing parishioners to help! This is also a wonderful opportunity for teenagers in the Confirmation Program, or those who are newly confirmed. These positions require a very small time commitment, but are essential to keep our ministry running. If you're not familiar w...

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Covenant to Care Needs

Posted on August 29, 2016 in: General News

Covenant to Care Our “adopted” social worker, is looking for assistance for a family that was displaced from their home. She has requested the following items: * Kitchenware such as dishes * Full and twin sheets sets * Clothing in the following sizes · Women’s size XL · Men’s Med shirts / pants 32 x 32 · Newborn girl sizes 0-3 or 3-6 months · Girl’s shoes  size 7 · Boy’s shoe size 2 / size 7-8 clothing If you can help, please bring the items to the St. Matthew Church Hall by the ...

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Reminder:  Last year’s 7th and 9th grade students needed to return their course books at the last class.  If the books were not returned, please drop them into the crate below the Faith Formation whiteboards. 

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Pastor's Page - August

Posted on August 24, 2016 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - August
Dear Parish Family, Happy Anniversary everyone!  Believe it or not, August 1st marks our one year anniversary as a yoked community.  Last year at this time I wrote in my August newsletter that, “the yoking of our communities has the potential to open doors to new faith opportunities, new friendships, new challenges, and new horizons of growth - as parishes and as individuals.”  As I reflect on these past twelve months I think the journey truly included all of these things.  It hasn’t always been easy but few things worth having are.&...

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The Knights of Columbus Councils from both parishes are sponsoring a social event to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday August 30th. Even Yankee fans are welcome! The bus will leave St. Matthew parking lot at 3:45pm sharp. This game is a 7:10pm start. The cost per person is $60.00 each and includes your ticket to the park , bus transportation, (Kelley Transport) and driver tip. There are 55 seats available and they will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Checks should be made out to the Knights of Columbus Council 6626. Money or checks need to be turned in before August 25th. ...

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Holy Day Monday, August 15 Feast of the Assumption Masses St. Bernard 8:00 am St. Matthew 7:00 pm

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An ACTS retreat is a three-day, three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by women who have attended prior ACTS retreats, under the guidance of a Catholic Guide. Offering a unique format, this retreat is unlike anything you may have experienced in the past. The goals are to renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen your faith and its application in your daily life, and to create lasting and supporting friendships within your church communities. The Retreat begins Thursday evening, with a 5:30 pm check-in at St. Matthew Church. Participants will then be transported to Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, CT for the re...

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Parish Office Help Needed

Posted on August 09, 2016 in: General News

We are looking for a volunteer to answer phones when Denise, the Parish Secretary, takes a day off or is on vacation. If you are interested, please call the Parish Office at (860) 872-0200, Ext 360 or email parishoffice@stmatthewct.org.         a  

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Annual School Supply Drives

Posted on August 02, 2016 in: General News

Annual School Supply Drives St. Matthew & St. Bernard Churches are working with local organizations to collect school supplies for low income kids. We are in need of the following items:  new or gently used backpacks, #2 pencils, pens, rulers, markers, colored pencils, notepads, 3 ring binders, looseleaf paper -- college-rule, college-ruled notebooks, compostion books, plastic scissors, glue sticks, calculators, or gift cards to Staples, Wal-Mart or K-Mart. If you can help, the collection dates & places are as follows: St. Bernard: Weekends of July 30-31, August 6-7 St. Matthew Weekends of July 23-...

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