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Entries for August 2017

New Class Schedule & Request for Teachers and Aides We have revised the class schedule for the Religious Education Year 2017-2018.  K-6 PROGRAM:   Class Date/Time Teachers Needed Aides Needed Monday        4:30 - 5:30pm  Grades 1,5,6 Grades 2,4,5,6 Monday        5:45 - 6:45pm Grade 6 Grades 3,6 Tuesday       4:30 - 5:30pm   Grades 3,4,6 Tuesday       5:45 - 6:45pm Grades 5,6 Grades 4,5,6 7-10 PROGRAM: ...

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Pastor's Page - July & August
Dear Parishioners, The long-awaited summer has arrived and we welcome it with open arms!  The warm inviting temperatures and the much-deserved vacation time allows families the opportunity to slow down life’s hectic pace and enjoy time together.   Vacations do much more than afford us an opportunity to travel.  Those days at the beach, mountains or backyard unites our families with laughter, stories, conversations, shared meals and prayer.  Time together reminds us of what should be most important in our lives. I would like to wish every...

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Attention all families with children entering grades K-10 this Fall Religious Education registration will begin in September - details will be emailed in late August. It is very important that we have updated family contact information, especially email addresses.  If you are new to our church, have changed your email/contact information or are new to our Religious Education program, please email us at faithformation@stmatthewct.org  with your updated information.  

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Calling all Bakers & Shoppers: We’re seeking new recruits to update our list of volunteers willing to bake or purchase refreshments for various parish events throughout the year. About a week before an event we email a request and those who would like to contribute respond - so easy & no pressure! Volunteers bring items that will be used during fellowship at events like our Christmas Caroling or parish retreats, etc.  This is an easy way you can help build community within our Church Family! If you’d like to be asked when we need refreshments send your contact information to Mary at scibellif...

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Happy 25th Anniversary Cynde!

Posted on August 15, 2017 in: General News

St. Matthew Church is so blessed to have Cynde Yaconiello celebrate her 25th anniversary working in our Faith Formation Office.  Cynde began working on August 15, 1992!  Since that time she has been instrumental in helping to form our Catholic faith in so many of our children.  May God bless her abundantly for all she has done for the children of St. Matthew Church.   

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The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a blood drive with American Red Cross on Saturday, August 26th at St. Bernard Hall from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Click here to register in advance.

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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: 1 & 2 inch ring binders            Notebooks              # 2 pencils                 Colored pencils     Calculators                         Packs of loose leaf paper       Glue sticks              ...

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Youth Group - Hartford Yard Goats Game Sunday, August 20th This trip is open to students in grades 7-12 and recently graduated seniors. We will leave St. Bernard's parking lot by bus at 12:30pm and return around 5:30pm. The cost of the trip is $25. Please email Hilary Brady at youth@saintbernardchurch.org to reserve your spot and to receive the permission slip and further instructions. Permission slips and payment are due by Monday, August 14th. There are limited tickets available, so don't delay!  

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Mission Appeal Weekends

Posted on August 08, 2017 in: General News

Mission Appeal Weekends August 12th & 13th at St. Matthew August 19th & 20th at St. Bernard Fr. Michael Shanahan, ss.cc., will be speaking at all the Masses at St. Matthew and St. Bernard (on their respective Mission Appeal Weekend) on behalf of the missionary work of his community, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, an international community of priests, brothers and sisters with foundations in some 38 countries. Fr. Michael’s United States Province has missionaries in India, Tonga, and Fiji. A world-recognized member of the Congregation is Saint Damien, ‘The Leper Priest...

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Haiti Special Guest Movie Night Wednesday, August 16th     7:00pm - 9:30pm St. Matthew Parish Hall We're blessed to have Father Joseph Philippe joining us from Haiti. Father Philippe founded Haiti's Fonkoze micro-lending institution, the Fondwa Peasant’s Association, University of Fondwa, a children’s school for 700 students, a radio station and a water system. We’ll show an incredible documentary about Father; then Father will speak and answer questions. Parishioners from both St. Bernard and St. Matthew are invited. Refreshments will be served. For more i...

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