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Eucharist for Those Who Have Not Been Able to Attend Mass
September 27th     1:30pm—2:30pm at St. Matthew Church As is stated in our Mission Statement, we are a people centered on the Eucharist; but due to the pandemic, many people have not been able to join us at Mass and receive the Eucharist for nearly 6 months. In the ...

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October Rosary - Saturday October 3rd at 10:00am at St. Bernard Church and Live Streamed
This event will be in person (reservation required) as well as livestreamed. Come to Know Jesus Through the Rosary Click here to view this event via live stream on October 3rd The best gift anyone can give to another is to pray for them.  We come to this October as a time of such ...

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Blessing of the Animals - October 4th
St. Bernard Church at 1:30pm You are invited to bring your pets for this special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi (feast day October 4th), patron saint of animals. Due to scheduling conflicts, we  were not able to schedule a blessing  at St. Matthew Church—All are wel...

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Christmas in September & Change for Haiti
Christmas in September We will not be collecting toys at Masses, but rather will have blue barrels in the halls at both churches where toys can be dropped off. At St. Matthew Church it will be at the back of the hall, at St. Bernard Church by the stage. Just leave toys in the barrel and they will...

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St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book
We are updating our prayer list of deployed military personnel.  If you have a loved one who is in the military in harm’s way, please email spirituality@cath-comm.org or call either Church office. St. Michael is the patron saint of soldiers and will be regularly asked to intercede for ...

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on September 19, 2020 in: General News

Bereavement Support Group
Wednesdays Starting October 14th 10:15am - 11:45am St. Matthew Campus Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  Blessed Sacrament Parish will offer a 9 week support program called, New Day, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  T...

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Weekend Mass Reservations

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

Weekend Mass Reservations
Prior to attending a weekend Mass, please reserve seat(s) online.  If you do not have access to a computer, call the office no later than noon on Friday.  Please do not leave a voicemail after noon on Friday. Our reservation system in in place to ensure we won’t exceed the maxi...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Update

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

Prayer Shawl Ministry Update
The Prayer Shawl Ministry would like you to know that although we cannot have our monthly meetings at church at the present time, we have many beautiful prayer shawls, lap robes, and pocket prayer shawls all blessed, sprinkled with holy water, and ready to be freely given away to those in need of co...

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Our Shop has been closed since February due to COVID, but we are happy to announce that we will be reopening with safe-distancing and masks to be worn by all parties concerned. To shop at Mattie’s Togs, you must make an appointment with Billie. The hours are more flexible at the present time. BE SURE TO CALL AHEAD TO BILLIE at (860) 871-0260 We are anxious to see you too. Stay ...

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40 Days-For-Life Sign Up for October 30th
40 Days-For-Life runs from September 23rd - November 1st It is hoped that you will join our parish by praying, fasting, and signing-up up to Peacefully Pray OUTSIDE the Planned Parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. The participation date for Blessed Sacrament Parish is Friday, October 30...

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Finance Committee Update

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Finance Committee Update
Dear Parish Family, At the end of this month, Mr. Bob Harvey will be stepping down from his position as finance chair of our parish. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank him for his strong leadership, sharp attention to detail and countless hours of research and preparation that he ...

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Catechetical Sunday is this weekend September 19th & 20th
The 2020 Catechetical Sunday theme stems from Saint Paul’s words in his first letter to the Corinthians: “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.” The theme encourages us to focus on and prioritize catechist formation. Through catechesis, those who catechize are hand...

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Amazing Possibilities - Matthew Kelly Event
November 5th at 8:00pm This event promises the start of an unforgettable evening of inspiration and faith designed to help you recognize the amazing possibilities in your life! To purchase a ticket, click here. Here’s what a virtual ticket gets you: Digital access to the virtual...

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Reflections from the Market Place

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

Reflections from the Market Place
Dear Brothers and Sisters of Blessed Sacrament Parish: Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers concerning my surgeries and rehabilitation. Even though I cannot be with you in person now, I want to continue to share some thoughts and reflections on our weekend readings. So, beginning the wee...

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St. Matthew Church AND St. Bernard Church Faith Formation Registration
Registration has now started for both churches. Parents please use the link in the email that was recently sent out or acces the online form to register your child(ren). Click here for the St. Matthew Registration Form Click here for the St. Bernard Registration Form If you have any...

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Pastor's Page - September

Posted on September 01, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - September
Dear Parish Family, From my perspective, September is the “Start Up” month for the year.  A new school year begins, Church activities and committees get fired up,  religious education prepares to welcome back the hundreds of young people that are part of our parish family, a...

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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on August 28, 2020 in: General News

Baptism Preparation Class
The next class for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized is scheduled for: Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00pm Call Denise at 860-872-0200, Ext. 1 to pre-register. Baptisms are scheduled: at St. Bernard on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of the month at St. Matthew...

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Thank you - School Supply Drive

Posted on August 26, 2020 in: General News

Thank you - School Supply Drive
The Justice and Peace Committee & St. Bernard Women’s Guild would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our parish for the generous donations to our recent school supply drives. Your donations will help many kids be prepared to return to school who would otherwise not have had what th...

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Adult Mentors Wanted!

Posted on August 17, 2020 in: General News

Adult Mentors Wanted!
Are you an active adult member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish? Do you love Jesus, Mary and the Saints? Do you love all of God’s children? Do you love our Catholic Faith and traditions? Do you live out your faith within the parish, work place or community? Do you have a faith jo...

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Pray the Rosary With Us!

Posted on August 03, 2020 in: General News

Pray the Rosary With Us!
We have resumed praying the Rosary after the 8:00am Mass on Wednesdays at St. Bernard Church. We hope you will join us!

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Cell Phone Text Message Scam

Posted on August 02, 2020 in: General News

Cell Phone Text Message Scam
In recent days, some parishioners received text messages to their cell phones, from what appeared to be Fr. Rick, asking for help purchasing gift cards for some purpose. THIS IS A SCAM AND SHOULD BE IGNORED. It appears to be an extension of the email Phishing scam we recently dealt with. The poli...

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Wear a Face Covering to Protect Others
Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms Wear a face covering in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to st...

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COVID-19 Viral Screen & Antibody Testing Every Tuesday in the St. Bernard Parking Lot
Drive-Thru Testing Only 9:00am to 10:00am Walk-Up Testing Only 10:30am to 11:30am In addition to a viral screen for an active COVID-19 infection, individuals will now have the option to be screened for the antibody to determine prior exposure to the virus. The antibod...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Mass Schedule
As of Friday July 10th, we will return all our Masses, weekend and weekday, to our regular Mass schedule interrupted by the pandemic in March. Our Mass Schedule is as follows:   Location Time Sunday St. Bernard St. Bernard St....

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Public Celebration of Weekend Masses
Due to safety protocols, the maximum number of people at any one of our Masses is limited to 100. To ensure we follow this guideline, our parish has instituted an online reservation program for weekend Masses where you can reserve a seat for yourself and family members from the same household.&...

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Welcome, Fr. George!

Posted on June 24, 2020 in: General News

Welcome, Fr. George!
Check out this video to learn more about Fr. George

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Reopening Plan for Weekeday Masses starting June 8th
Click this link to view the detailed plan

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Introducing the St. Bernard Tobin, Tierney, Ramsdell Project
What is the project?  In planning for over 12 years, the project is to completely renovate St. Bernard School, demolish the old Parish Center, add a wing to the School, improve traffic flow, and expand parking.  The project will expand the number of ministry and class meeting rooms to 1...

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Help Our Local Food Pantries
From the Cornerstone Food Cupboard: Thank you so much for your ongoing support of the Cornerstone Cupboard. As you may have heard, we can no longer permit our clients to enter the Cupboard to shop. Instead, we distribute a bag of basic nonperishable food items and a bag with produce and meat...

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Online Giving Doubles at Blessed Sacrament!
Due to your great response, our effort to increase our Online Giving to provide a predictable cash flow to our parish, and eliminate the need to mail envelopes has been a great success!  We have now gone from 200 Online Giving participants to 405, more than doubling!  ParishSOFT, the co...

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FORMED. The Catholic Faith. On Demand.
See Catholic movies, videos, programs and much more FOR FREE with FORMED.  Blessed Sacrament Parish has a FORMED subscription so access is FREE for all parishioners.  FORMED now has a new method for signing up for access that no longer requires the parish CODE and we just posted these new ...

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Over 70 ½ and want to lower your taxes?
The federal tax laws have changed. If you are over 70½ and receiving money from an IRA, you can now reduce your taxable income by making your donations to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish directly from your IRA. Please consult your IRA investment company, tax advisor, or call Brian Kenny,...

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Get Our Bulletin Online or By Email
Our bulletin is available on our website, under Resources—Sunday Bulletin Click here to go to our bulletins (blessedsacramentct.org/Resources/Sunday-Bulletin)   You can also sign up to have our publisher email our bulletin to you: 1)  Click on this link https:...

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Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich
The following documents are on our website www.blessedsacramentct.org. Click on Resources and then Safe Environments.  Click here to go to this page on our website. · Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich · Diocese of Norwich : Sexual Abuse & Sexual Misco...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Prayer Network
To request prayers or join the Prayer Network,  email:  prayer@cath-comm.org or call the parish office at (860) 875-0753 Ext 100.

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