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Entries for August 2019

Kindergarten - Grade 6 Program Date/Time: Volunteers Needed in Grades: Teachers Aides Monday 4:30pm 1, 5 ,6 4, 5, 6 Monday 5:45pm 1, 2, 5, 6 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Tuesday 4:30pm 4, 6 4, 6 Tuesday 5:45pm 1, 2, 3 1, 2 If you can help, please contact:      Cynde Yaconiello at 860-872-0200 x 308 or cynde.yaconiello@stmatthewct.org   Grade 7 - 10 (CP2) Program Date/Time: Volunteers Needed in Grades: Teachers Aides ...

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Sanctuary Lamp Intentions

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: General News

Both St. Matthew & St. Bernard have a Sanctuary Lamp that is available to memorialize a loved one or for another intention such as healing or thanksgiving. The donation is $25 for the week and the intention will be listed in the bulletin. To reserve the Sanctuary Lamp, please call: For the St. Matthew Sanctuary Lamp: (860) 872-0200 For the St. Bernard Sanctuary Lamp:  (860) 875-0753    

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Low-Gluten Host Available

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: General News

Low-gluten Communion Hosts are available for sufferers of Celiac disease at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew. If you need low-gluten Communion Host, please come to the presider’s line (right-center aisle line) during Holy Communion and say you would like a low-gluten Host.  

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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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Find a Mass on Vacation

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: General News

Going on Vacation? Use the website www.masstimes.org to find the location and Mass times of the Church nearest your destination.  

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Mattieā€™s Togs Thrift Shop

Posted on August 20, 2019 in: General News

Our Shop is bursting at the seams with wonderful Summer and Winter clothing for both Boys and Girls— Newborn to Size 20 and larger. We have shoes galore and we continue to carry Baptismal outfits and First Communion and Flower Girl dresses and Boys Sunday Best. Our $5 Bag Sale is on going and specially priced items are $3 for $10. We are open all year round Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm and are located in St. Matthew Church on the Dunn Hill Rd side. It is worth the trip! Any questions, please call Billie at 860-871-0260.  

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The Pro-Life Ministry is looking for volunteers to help pick-up and redeem donated bottles and cans that are deposited near the dumpsters located in the St. Matthew Church parking lot. The donations have been overwhelming and additional help is needed. This is a great opportunity for a teenager looking for a community service project or anyone else wanting to help with this worthy fund raiser. To volunteer or request additional information, please contact the St. Matthew Church office or call Peter Lafontaine at 860-872-6348.

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Blessed Sacrament Parish offertory envelopes have been sent out.  If you use envelopes for your weekly offertory, you should be receiving them soon. The envelopes will begin with the weekend of August 31st/September 1st.

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The NEW St. Matthew ONLINE GIVING system is now on the St. Matthew website!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN IN FOR YOUR NEW ACCOUNT.  Due to the merger, the former Online Giving system was deactivated July 3rd and users must enter their bank/credit card information again for security.  Following the Diocese of Norwich guidance, all St. Matthew donors will receive their donation statement for the first half of 2019 in late July, then their last half of 2019 donations to Blessed Sacrament Parish in January 2020.

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Due to insurance and safety concerns, after over 50 years, we are cleaning out the attic! If there is any Ministry that has items they want to keep, please retrieve them or label them as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will be disposed of. If any Ministry has already cleaned out its portion of the attic, then they are all set. If you have any questions, please call the St. Matthew Church office!  

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Pastor's Page - August

Posted on August 18, 2019 in: Pastor's Thoughts

Pastor's Page - August
Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Family, It seems to me that while we were shoveling and plowing the heavy snows of winter– time seemed to dragggggg by.  Summer, on the other hand, with its warm temperatures and sunny skies – is flying by!  What happened to July?  Perhaps it’s best to simply embrace it as part of the charm of living in New England.  Along with the seasonal changes, I hope your spiritual life is transforming into an even deeper relationship with Christ.  One of the dangers of the beautiful season of summer is tha...

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It’s Not Too Early! Teacher/Aide sign up boards for religious education for the 2019-20 school year are posted on the whiteboards at the entrance to the classroom wing.  If you are being called to teach or aide, please stop in to write in your name for the grade, date and time.  We do provide training!  If you have any questions, please contact: · Cynde Yaconiello (Grades K-6) at cynde.yaconiello@stmatthewct.org or · Bridget Thurston (Grades 7-Confirmation) at bridget.thurston@stmatthewct.org. 

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Annual School Supply Drive

Posted on August 12, 2019 in: General News

Blessed Sacrament Parish is working with local organizations to collect school supplies for children. 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               Pens       &n...

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Sponsored by Vernon Knights of Columbus Council 4122 8:00am – 1:00pm St Bernard's Church Hall Please register at redcrossblood.org or call to 1-800-733-2767 Please do not call rectory - they will not be able to aid you in registering. The Knights will be there to assist and will have coffee, Gerry's Donuts and other snacks.

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August 10th & 11th at St. Matthew Church August 17th & 18th at St. Bernard Church Monsignor James Carini, will be speaking at the Masses at Blessed Sacrament Parish about the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti’s work and commitment to serve the people of Haiti. The second collection on these weekends is dedicated to Outreach to Haiti. Funds from this collection will support the thousands of families in the poverty-stricken area of Christ Roi in Port-au-Prince. Your gifts can help provide education scholarships, medical care, nutrition and feeding programs, support for orphanages, and more. For m...

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St. Matthew Church Gift cards purchased last weekend will be available for pick up after Mass. Next Sale - September 7th & 8th  

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Our community will celebrate Mass: St. Matthew Church at 9:00am St. Bernard Church at 7:00pm

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