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Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Deanery Day of Reconciliation Friday, March 8th from 7am-7pm at St. Bernard Church  You are invited to come celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation on this special day.priests from the Vernon Deanery will be available from 7am through 7pm to hear confessions. We hope you will be able to...

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Friday Stations of the Cross

Posted on February 28, 2024 in: General News

Friday Stations of the Cross
Starting Friday, February 16th Prayerful meditation through the Stations of the Cross is our beautiful tradition during Fridays in Lent. Come, pray, and meditate on the sacrifice Christ made for us. St. Matthew Church St. Bernard Church 9:30am 7:00pm ...

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First Friday Adoration - March

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: General News

First Friday Adoration - March
March 1st—3pm to 7pm—St. Bernard Church We gather on the First & Third Fridays of each month to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to...

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Easter Gift Card Collection

Posted on February 26, 2024 in: General News

Easter Gift Card Collection
The weekend of March 9th and 10th our Justice & Peace Ministry will be collecting gift cards for Vernon Social Services, Tolland Human Services, & Manchester Office of CT Dept of Children & Families (for families in Vernon & Tolland) with distribution to families in Tolland and Verno...

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Layette Collection & Meeting
Annual Layette Collection for Catholic Charities Donations needed for infants and toddlers: diapers sizes 4, 5, 6; clothing for newborn-2 years; baby formula; baby wipes, shampoos & lotions. Please place donations in labeled boxes in the St. Bernard Church Hall by March 5th. For mo...

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St. Matthew Women's Guild Meeting & Events
Easter Chocolate Lambs Sale March 9th & 10th and March 16th & 17th After All Masses at St. Matthew Church The St. Matthew Women's Guild will be selling Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate Lambs $5 each Proceeds will go toward our "T...

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Knights of Columbus Council #6626 Friday Lenten Dinner
Every Friday in Lent - March 1st Menu 5:00pm-7:00pm in the St. Matthew Parish Hall Eat-in or take-out Please Note: If ordering after 7:00pm on Friday, your order will be for the next Friday Lenten Dinner. &nb...

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Knights of Columbus Council 4122 - St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner
Sunday, March 17th Pick up Times:  1:00pm-3:00pm St. Bernard Church Hall Dine-in or Take-out Click here to order by March 13th Dinners are $20/person, including a generous portion of butcher cured corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and dessert (provided by BSP Youth Ministr...

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Living Our Faith - Small Christian Communities
Please check out the newest video in our Living Our Faith series on Small Christian Communities here at Blessed Sacrament Parish. Clcik here to watch the video If you have ideas or suggestions for videos, please send them via email to:  spirituality@cath-comm.org  

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Rescheduled - Catechism Chat - Session 11 - The Best of CIY
Rescheduled to Tuesday, February 27h, 6:30 – 8:15pm St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us Please join us for our last CIY Chat.  In addition to our normal appetizers and wine, we'll also be providing pizza and starting 30 minu...

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Operation Rice Bowl - Our Lenten Program: For Lent For Life
Lent is a time of opportunity for us to strengthen our faith through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  These practices bring us closer to God and demonstrate our solidarity with those in need at home and around the world.  This Lent make your sacrifices become opportunities to feed the hun...

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Third Friday Adoration - February 16th
Friday Adoration at Blessed Sacrament Parish We gather on the First & Third Fridays of each month to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to him. ...

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Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

Posted on February 12, 2024 in: General News

Offices Closed for Presidents' Day
All Church offices will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents’ day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at: St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Small Christian Communities During Lent
Click here to REGISTER & spend some time of reflection this Lent! Would you like to know what a Small Christian Community is like? Small Christian Communities (SCC) are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection. They come together to reflect on the scriptu...

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Lenten Event Schedule

Posted on February 09, 2024 in: General News

Lenten Event Schedule
Save These Dates for Our Lenten Events Weekly Events Stations of the Cross Fridays in Lent 9:30am at St. Matthew 7:00pm at St. Bernard A recorded version of the Stations of the Cross will be available on our website ...

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Join Us for Our Bread & Soup Supper

Posted on February 08, 2024 in: General News

Join Us for Our Bread & Soup Supper
Saturday, February 10th following the 5 pm Mass at St. Matthew Church The BSP Youth Ministry will be hosting a Bread and Soup Supper to support the teachers at our twinned parish of St. Pierre in Ganthier, Haiti. Tickets are $10 per person, or $30 per family. Click here to purchas...

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Catechism Chat - Session 11 - The Best of CIY
Tuesday, February 13th, 6:30 – 8:15pm St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us Please join us for our last CIY Chat.  In addition to our normal appetizers and wine, we'll also be providing pizza and starting 30 minutes earlier. Thi...

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Save the Dates for our Parish Mission - Three Nights with Jesus
Topics:  Sunday, April 21st Sharing a Meal with Jesus Monday, April 22nd Celebrating the Love of Jesus Tuesday, April 23rd Healed by Jesus  

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Youth of the Year Award

Posted on February 02, 2024 in: General News

Youth of the Year Award
The Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 and 6626 are seeking nominations for the Youth of the Year Award. Individuals 18 years old and younger will be considered for this award. Strong applicants who are involved with their parish, school and community are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited t...

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Ministry Meetings

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

Ministry Meetings
Frosty Village Bazaar Wrap up/Planning Meeting Tuesday February 20th at 6:30pm  in the St. Matthew Church Hall Anyone interested in joining our team is welcome.

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First Friday Adoration - February

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

First Friday Adoration - February
February 2nd—3pm to 7pm—St. Bernard Church We gather on the First & Third Fridays of each month to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening...

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Blessing of the Throats

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Blessing of the Throats
February 3rd & 4th In honor of St. Blaise (feast day February 3rd) we will have a blessing of the throats after all Masses at both St. Matthew and St. Bernard next weekend. Through this blessing we pray for the intercession of St. Blaise to protect us from illnesses of the throat and all o...

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Join Us for Our Bread & Soup Supper
Saturday, February 10th following the 5 pm Mass at St. Matthew Church The BSP Youth Ministry will be hosting a Bread and Soup Supper to support the teachers at our twinned parish of St. Pierre in Ganthier, Haiti. Tickets are $10 per person, or $30 per family. Click here to purchas...

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Ash Wednesday Schedule - February 14th
Our community will celebrate Mass with Distribution of Ashes: At St. Bernard:       8:00am At St. Matthew:       7:00pm   We will also have the Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes: At St. Bernard: 12:05pm...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Community Kitchen Ministry Volunteer Opportunity
!! 3 New Team Members Needed !! Are you friendly and have a heart to serve? Those are the only requirements to join our Community Kitchen Ministry! One team member is needed for each of the following teams: Team 16: St. Joseph -   works the 4th Wednesday of each month Team 12: S...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Ministry Fair
Our faith is an active Faith! If you missed us at St. Matthew Church last weekend, please join us after all masses on: January 27th/28th at St. Bernard Come and explore how you can serve our parish and community, grow spiritually, and bring the gospel to life!

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Save the Date for Vacation Bible School at St. Bernard Parish Center
July 15th - July 19th - For kids in grades K-6 AND NEW THIS YEAR August 12th - August 16th - A Middle School Encounter Week For kids in grades 6-8 with assistance from teens in grades 9-12 The Middle School Encounter Week will take place at St. Bernard Church August 12-14th, ...

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Sacraments for Teens

Posted on January 23, 2024 in: General News

Sacraments for Teens
A Spring session of Sacraments for Teens will be starting in March. This program is open to teens in grades 7 through 12 who are new to the Catholic Faith or have been away from the faith and would now like to receive their Sacraments. Interested parents and teens, click here to complete the...

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Spirituality Ministry Meeting

Posted on January 23, 2024 in: General News

Spirituality Ministry Meeting
Wednesday, January 31st 6:30pm Room 100 in the St. Bernard Parish Center All are welcome to attend!  

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St. Bernard Women’s Guild Meeting & Bake Sale
St. Bernard Women’s Guild Meeting Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall Come join us-New Members welcome! Learn about the Cemetery Columbarium! Enjoy Valentine-themed Refreshments! For more info: St.BernardWomen’sGuild@cath-comm.o...

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Youth Ministry Events

Posted on January 20, 2024 in: General News

Youth Ministry Events
Living Stations of the Cross It's Not Too Late to Join! The BSP Youth Ministry Presents The Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 29th at 7 pm at St. Bernard Church Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in this representation of the Statio...

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Palms to Ashes

Posted on January 18, 2024 in: General News

Palms to Ashes
If you have blessed palms at home, please bring them to either St. Bernard or St. Matthew by Monday, February 12th so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday (February 14th). At St. Bernard containers will be left in the vestibules. At St. Matthew a container will be left at the entrance to the...

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Third Friday Adoration - January 19th
Friday Adoration at Blessed Sacrament Parish We gather on the First & Third Fridays of each month to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to him. ...

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Teen Volunteers Needed for Living Stations of the Cross
The BSP Youth Ministry Presents The Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 29th at 7 pm at St. Bernard Church Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in this representation of the Stations of the Cross.  Rehearsals begin on Sunday, January 21st...

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Faith Formation - Confirmation News
Attention CP2, 2nd Year Confirmation Families! The Parent/Candidate Workshops are scheduled for (you only need to attend one): January 22nd in the St. Matthew Church Hall January 23rd in room 300 in the St. Bernard Parish Center These workshops will be held during normal class times....

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Young Adult Ministry Events

Posted on January 15, 2024 in: General News

Young Adult Ministry Events
Book Club: Young Adults are invited to join in reading C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters, a satirical story about temptation which will lead us in thinking about and discussing how to live a moral life. If you are interested, email us at yam@cath-comm.org and we will get you the rea...

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Ministry Meetings

Posted on January 14, 2024 in: General News

Ministry Meetings
Haiti Mission Meeting Thursday, January 18th at 4:30pm in the St. Matthew Parish Hall Questions, please contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111.   Justice & Peace Meeting Thursday, January 18th at 6:00pm in the St. Matthew Parish Hall Questions, please contact Sue @ (8...

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Did You Miss Mass Last Weekend Due to the Snow?
Please be generous in making up your Offertory and consider enrolling in Online Giving on our website. Click here to go to our Online Giving Portal.  

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Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All Church offices will be closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at:        St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or        St. Mat...

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Catechism Chat - Session 10 - The Heart of Prayer
Thursday, January 18th, 7:00 – 8:15pm St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what you have ...

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Third Friday Adoration - January

Posted on January 08, 2024 in: General News

Third Friday Adoration - January
Friday, January 19th 3:00pm-9:00pm St. Matthew Chapel We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to him. Our next Adorations are...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Ministry Fair
Our faith is an active Faith! Please Join Us After All Masses on: January 20th/21st at St. Matthew January 27th/28th at St. Bernard Come and explore how you can serve our parish and community, grow spiritually, and bring the gospel to life!  

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Sewing Help Needed

Posted on January 05, 2024 in: General News

Sewing Help Needed
We are looking for talented individuals who can embroider names onto stoles for Confirmation. We have approximately 60 candidates for Confirmation this year. Anyone interested in providing this service please contact Bridget at bridget.thurston@cath-comm.org or 860-202-0373. Thank you! &...

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First Friday Adoration - January

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

First Friday Adoration - January
Friday, January 5th 3:00pm—7:00pm St. Bernard Church Please Note:  Starting in January, unless there is a scheduling conflict, all 1st Friday Adorations will at St. Bernard Church & all 3rd Friday Adorations will be at St. Matthew Chapel. We will gather to adore our Lord J...

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BSP Prison Ministry is Looking for Volunteers
I was in prison and you visited me (Matthew 25:36) The Blessed Sacrament Parish Prison Ministry program visits with prisoners at the Cybulski Correctional Center (for men) in Somers CT and the York-Niantic Correctional Prison (for women) in Niantic CT. At Cybulski, our team presen...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Posted on January 01, 2024 in: General News

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Thursday, January 11th  9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. For further information or to request a prayer shawl, lap robe, or pocket prayer shawl to give to ...

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Ushers & Greeters Needed for the Noon Mass at St. Bernard Church
As a greeter, you welcome parishioners arriving to Mass as well as wish them well after Mass. As an usher, you help with collections and take care of additional needs during Mass, including answering questions (before, during and after) Mass relating to bathroom location, elevator, and being helpf...

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Holiday Office Hours

Posted on December 29, 2023 in: General News

Holiday Office Hours
All Church offices will close at noon on  Friday, December 29th  and reopen Tuesday, January 2nd. If you need assistance during this time, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2 &n...

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Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Our community will celebrate Mass: Sunday, December 31st 5:00pm at St. Matthew Monday, January 1st 8:00am at St. Bernard  

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Coffee, Donuts, & Fellowship

Posted on December 26, 2023 in: General News

Coffee, Donuts, & Fellowship
Sunday, December 31st Schedule - only at St. Bernard Church this Sunday. Both churches will resume their weekly schedule next Sunday — January 7th.  

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Baptism Preparation Classes - 2024

Posted on December 23, 2023 in: General News

Baptism Preparation Classes - 2024
Classes for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized are scheduled on the following Wednesdays at 7:00pm: March 13 April 10 May 8 June 12 July - No Class August 14 September 11 October 9 November 13 December 11 Call Cheryl at 860-872-02...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 21, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
4th Sunday of Advent Masses Saturday, December 23rd, Vigil Mass            St. Bernard - 5:00pm            St. Matthew - 5:00pm Sunday, December 24th         &n...

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Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop

Posted on December 21, 2023 in: General News

Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop
Located on the Dunn Hill side of St. Matthew Church, Tolland In addition to infant clothing and children’s clothing sizes up to 18 - 20, we have Winter and Summer shoes, hats and mittens and even Baptismal and 1st Communion dresses. Fill a bag for $5. Open on Saturdays 9-1. Bring a Friend. ...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 21, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
4th Sunday of Advent Masses Saturday, December 23rd, Vigil Mass            St. Bernard - 5:00pm            St. Matthew - 5:00pm Sunday, December 24th         &n...

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Ushers Needed for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Masses at St. Bernard Church
Ushers play an important role in helping our parishioners and visitors throughout the Mass. Men or women can serve the Church in this roll. All you need is a willingness to help. As a greeter you will welcome parishioners before Mass, assist with seating, and wish them well after Mass or help ...

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Offices Closed for Christmas

Posted on December 19, 2023 in: General News

Offices Closed for Christmas
All Church offices will close at noon on Friday, December 22nd and reopen Tuesday, December 26th. If you need assistance during this time, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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St. Bernard Church Hat & Mitten Tree
Our annual hat & mitten tree is set up in the center vestibule at St. Bernard Church. Please remember those less fortunate by bringing new or gently used hats & mittens to add to our tree. All gifts will go to the Cornerstone Foundation. The tree will remain through the Christmas season. ...

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Living Our Faith - Our Women's Guilds
Please visit the Living Our Faith page on our website and view the engaging chats from the St. Bernard & St. Matthew Women’s Guilds where they share interesting insights into their Ministry in support of our parish and our community! Click here to go to our website to view the episodes....

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Third Friday Adoration

Posted on December 13, 2023 in: General News

Third Friday Adoration
Starts Friday, December 15th 3:00pm-9:00pm St. Matthew Chapel Third Friday Adoration will begin this month!  This Adoration will always be in the St. Matthew Chapel. All are welcome! Thank you to everyone that agreed to be a guardian. If you need additional information or confirmati...

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Advent Penance Service

Posted on December 13, 2023 in: General News

Advent Penance Service
Sunday, December 17th at 3:00pm at St. Bernard Church As we prepare for our Advent journey of anticipation and preparation for the Messiah, please reserve this date for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Penance Service. The service will involve an afternoon of reflection, music, prayer, and ...

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Catechism Chat - Session 9 - Prayer: Our vital and personal relationship with God
Tuesday, December 19th, 7:00 – 8:15pm St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what you have heard...

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Send us Your Crèche Pictures

Posted on December 09, 2023 in: General News

Send us Your Crèche Pictures
This program has been so successful in past years that the Knights of Columbus are continuing it again this year. Last year's photos will be posted once again on the parish website. If you missed the opportunity last year for posting a photo we would love to see them this year. If you have ...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 08, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
4th Sunday of Advent Masses Saturday, December 23rd, Vigil Mass            St. Bernard - 5:00pm            St. Matthew - 5:00pm Sunday, December 24th         &n...

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The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation Friday, December 8th Our parish will celebrate the following Masses: 8:00am at St. Bernard 7:00pm at St. Matthew Please note:  there will not be a 9:00am at St. Matthew on December 8th  

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Parents' Night Out!

Posted on December 06, 2023 in: General News

Parents' Night Out!
Parents mark your calendars for December 9th -  Childcard Available in the St. Matthew Church Hall! Teens will be providing a safe and fun experience for kids ages 3-10 while their parents finish up Christmas shopping or go out for a dinner date! While you enjoy a night to yourselves...

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Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

Posted on December 05, 2023 in: General News

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale
Knights of Columbus Council 6626 Pancake Breakfast with Santa Sunday, December 10th in the St. Matthew Church Hall after the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses The breakfast will include: · Pancakes (Plain, Apple, M&M) · Bacon · Fruit bowl &mid...

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Candlelight Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday December 10th at 4pm at St. Matthew Church The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that began in England in the late 1800s. The cherished tradition we know today is based on the Festival of Lessons and Carols introduced on Christmas Eve 1918 at Kings Coll...

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Ministry Meetings & Events

Posted on December 01, 2023 in: General News

Ministry Meetings & Events
Gift Card Pickup Pickup Only—December 16th & 17th at both St. Matthew & St. Bernard Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org   St. Matthew Women’s Guild Invites You to Our Christmas Celebration & Meeting Wednesday, December 13th at ...

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Request from Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop
We are in need of gently used children's clothing for our shop - especially for the Winter Room. Thank you for accommodating our request. We are located on the Dunn Hill side of St. Matthew Church, Tolland Happiest of Holidays From our Little Shop on the Tolland Green.  

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Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration
Friday, December 1st 3:00pm—7:00pm St. Bernard Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to him. If you're a reg...

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Wreath Pickup

Posted on November 29, 2023 in: General News

Wreath Pickup
December 2nd and 3rd Pre-ordered wreaths will be available for pickup after the Masses on December 2nd and 3rd. If you missed ordering a wreath online, we have extras available for sale. Thank you for your continued support of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Youth Ministry.  

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Blessing of the Crèche and Carol Sing
Sunday, December 3rd at St. Bernard Church after the 10:00am Mass at St. Matthew Church after the 10:30am Mass We will celebrate as a community with a blessing of the crèche at each of our Churches followed by a carol sing. We hope you will join us!  

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Parents' Night Out!

Posted on November 26, 2023 in: General News

Parents' Night Out!
Parents mark your calendars for December 9th! Teens will be providing a safe and fun experience for kids ages 3-10 while their parents finish up Christmas shopping or go out for a dinner date! While you enjoy a night to yourselves, we will provide safe games, crafts and snacks from 6 pm &ndash...

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Christmas Gift Card Collection

Posted on November 25, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Gift Card Collection
Christmas gifts for kids Again this year the Justice & Peace Ministry is collecting gift cards for Christmas distribution to families in need in lieu of collecting toys. The suggested value for gift cards is $25, but any amount is appreciated. Suggested stores are Walmart, Target, Kohls, Big ...

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Advent at Blessed Sacrament Parish

Posted on November 22, 2023 in: General News

Advent at Blessed Sacrament Parish
Date Event Time & Location Fri Dec 1 First Friday Adoration 3:00pm at St. Bernard Fri Dec 1 Faith & Fun Night - Wreath Decorating 6:00pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall ...

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Gift Card Sale & Pick up

Posted on November 21, 2023 in: General News

Gift Card Sale & Pick up
Get your Christmas shopping done early and help support Haiti with the purchase of gift cards! Gift cards will be on sale after every Mass at both St. Matthew & St. Bernard on: December 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th Gift cards will be available for pick up on: December 9th & 1...

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Vernon Chorale Concert at St. Bernard Church
Saturday, December 2nd  7:30 PM / Doors Open at 7:00 PM St. Bernard Church, Rockville The Vernon Chorale's December concert, Love and Light, features a variety of inspirational choral works that will warm your spirit during the cold winter months. Included in the performance are...

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Youth Ministry - Winter Fun!

Posted on November 20, 2023 in: General News

Youth Ministry - Winter Fun!
All hands-on Deck – its wreath decorating time! Friday, December 1st from 6 – 8 pm At St. Bernard Hall Friends are always welcome! Snacks and fun games too! Click here to sign up 2nd Saturday Faith and Fun Saturday, December 9th at St. Matthew Teens sign up to hel...

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Frosty Village Bazaar

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

Frosty Village Bazaar
Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Matthew Church, Tolland Friday, November 17th       5:00PM—8:00PM Saturday, November 18th   9:00AM—2:00PM   Featuring: Famous Apple Pies & Baked Goods Knit/Crochet Apparel & Bla...

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Christmas Wreath Sale

Posted on November 15, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Wreath Sale
Orders Due by November 20th Click here to order your wreath Please support the Blessed Sacrament Parish Youth Ministry by ordering your Christmas wreaths from us!  Wreaths will be ready for pick-up after all Masses December 2nd and 3rd. Proceeds support the BSP Youth Ministry Events. ...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Posted on November 14, 2023 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 23rd 9:00am at St. Matthew Church Parishioners are invited to bring non perishable food items with them to Church. The food will be blessed during Mass then volunteers will deliver the food to one of our area food pantries. Your generosity will make a difference...

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Advent Candle Sale

Posted on November 13, 2023 in: General News

Advent Candle Sale
The St. Matthew Women's Guild will be selling Advent Candles at St. Matthew Church after Mass on: November 18th & 19th November 25th & 26th Be prepared to celebrate Advent: A Season of Preparation and Expectation, by purchasing Advent Candles. Proceeds benefit our Tending The Sh...

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Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

Posted on November 12, 2023 in: General News

Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
All Church offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving Holiday and reopen Monday, November 27th. If you need assistance during this time, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew—(860) ...

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The Daughters of St. Paul Bookfair

Posted on November 11, 2023 in: General News

The Daughters of St. Paul Bookfair
November 25th & 26th at both the St. Bernard & St. Matthew Church Halls The Daughters of St. Paul, the “Media Nuns” from Boston, will be coming to Blessed Sacrament Parish with inspirational Catholic Books, Bibles, Lives of the Saints, and Children’s books. Ple...

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Keep Christ in Christmas Competition
The Knights of Councils 4122 and 6626 have joined with the Faith Formation Ministry to encourage the youth of the parish to find ways to recognize the importance of keeping Christ in our thoughts during the Christmas season. We will continue with the annual Keep Christ in Christmas poster competitio...

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Early Bulletin Submission Deadlines

Posted on November 09, 2023 in: General News

Early Bulletin Submission Deadlines
Requests for announcements to be included in these bulletins must be submitted as follows to be considered: Weekend of: Due before noon on: December 16/17 Requests no longer accepted December 23/24 Requests no longer accepted ...

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St. Bernard Church Christmas Bazaar

Posted on November 09, 2023 in: General News

St. Bernard Church Christmas Bazaar
Blessed Sacrament Parish - St. Bernard Church Christmas Bazaar Friday Saturday November 10 November 11 9am – 2pm (both days) Lunch 11am- 1pm (both days) Something for Everyone ! Raffle Bakery Jewelry Books/Toys ...

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Additional Hours of Adoration

Posted on November 08, 2023 in: General News

Additional Hours of Adoration
We are considering adding a second Eucharistic Adoration on the third Friday of each month from 3:00pm—9:00pm in St. Matthew Chapel. In order to do this we need people to commit to spending time in the Chapel so that Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is never left alone. Before we can sc...

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Catechism Chat - Session 8:  Love of God and Neighbor
Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what yo...

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Frosty Village Bazaar

Posted on November 06, 2023 in: General News

Frosty Village Bazaar
Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Matthew Church, Tolland Friday, November 17th       5:00PM—8:00PM Saturday, November 18th   9:00AM—2:00PM   Featuring: Famous Apple Pies & Baked Goods Knit/Crochet Apparel & B...

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Book of Remembrance

Posted on November 05, 2023 in: General News

Book of Remembrance
Our Book of Remembrance for those individuals who are not included in this year’s list of deceased will be available throughout the month of November. The names in the book will be remembered in prayer this month.  

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Please join us for First Friday Adoration
Friday, November 3rd from 3:00pm—7:00pm at St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to him. If you'r...

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Ministry Events

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Ministry Events
Gift Card Pickup November 11th & 12th after all Masses at St. Matthew Church Next Sale: December 2nd & 3rd Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org   Haiti Mission Meeting Thursday, November 16th at 4:30pm Meeting will be held in the St. Ma...

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Church Offices Closed - Friday, November 10th
All Church offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran’s Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at        St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or        St. Matthe...

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Tolland Knights of Columbus Pasta Dinner
The Tolland Knights of Columbus invite you to a pasta dinner Friday, November 3rd from 5-7pm in the St. Matthew Church Hall   Dinner will include: Ziti with homemade sauce, Two Meatballs Bread, Salad, Dessert, Coffee, tea, and juice   The cost of the dinner will b...

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Faith Formation & Youth Ministry News
Youth Ministry Service and Fun! Gingerbread and candy sleighs Friday, November 10th  4:30-6pm in the St. Matthew Hall Help needed making Gingerbread houses for the Frosty Village Bazaar! Friends are always welcome! Cookies and cider will be provided. Click here to sign up 2nd ...

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St. Bernard Church Christmas Bazaar
Blessed Sacrament Parish - St. Bernard Church Christmas Bazaar Friday Saturday November 10 November 11 9am – 2pm (both days) Lunch 11am- 1pm (both days)   Something for Everyone ! Raffle Bakery Jewelry B...

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All Saint’s Day Celebrations

Posted on October 26, 2023 in: General News

All Saint’s Day Celebrations
Saturday, October 28th, 10 AM at St. Bernard Parish Center AND Wednesday, November 1st, 5:30 PM at St. Matthew Hall All Saints’ Day is November 1st and we are celebrating all of the men and women who have served God by throwing them a party! What to expect: Saint-th...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Mass of Remembrance
October 29th at 3:00pm St. Bernard Church At this Mass, we remember the faithful departed of our parish who have passed away since last November. All are welcome to attend this beautiful, candlelit Mass. Book of Remembrance Our Book of Remembrance for those individuals who are not i...

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Volunteer Opportunity - Community Kitchen Ministry
Openings for New Team Members A great opportunity to serve awaits you! The task is simple, takes little time, and makes a huge difference for our neighbors in need of assistance. Our ministry serves meals at the Cornerstone Community Kitchen ~ around the corner from St. Bernard. Hours are 4:15-6:...

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Holy Day of Obligation - All Saints Day
Wednesday, November 1st Our community will celebrate Mass: 8:00am at St. Bernard Church 7:00pm at St. Matthew Church  

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Additional Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on October 22, 2023 in: General News

Additional Eucharistic Adoration
We are considering adding a second Eucharistic Adoration on the third Friday of each month. This Adoration would be held in St. Matthew Chapel from 3:00pm until 9:00pm. Before we can schedule this, we need two people signed up for each hour. We cannot do this unless we are sure that each hour is ...

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Ryan Brady, Missionary

Posted on October 20, 2023 in: General News

Ryan Brady, Missionary
Hey everyone! For those who don't know me, my name is Ryan Brady. I grew up at St Bernard's, did my Eagle Scout project in the school several years ago, and now, after finishing grad school, I'm a missionary! Our apostolate is called Creatio. We're based in Denver CO, and our miss...

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Mass for World Peace

Posted on October 19, 2023 in: General News

Mass for World Peace
Please join us on Friday, October 20th at St. Matthew Church Come for all events or what fits your schedule! 3:00pm - 7:00pm Adoration 3:00pm Exposition followed by Divine Mercy 6:30pm Rosary 7:00pm Benediction ...

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Food Drive in Memory of Bryan Flint
The Vernon Legislative Delegation and the Cornerstone Foundation are hosting a Food Drive in memory of the Cornerstone's late deputy director and shelter director, Bryan Flint. The main food drive is scheduled for October 21st from 12:30pm to 3:00pm at St. Bernard Church, ...

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Change for Haiti

Posted on October 17, 2023 in: General News

Change for Haiti
October 21st and 22nd Before & After All Masses Start saving your loose change for our semi-annual Change for Haiti Collection. Representatives from our Haiti Mission will be present outside St. Matthew and St. Bernard churches on October 21st & 22nd collecting change. All donations ar...

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Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) Visit
Thursday, October 26th - 7:00pm at St. Bernard Church “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” (Mt 25:35-36) Pope Francis in his message for the 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (9/23/23) shared “…the important thing...

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Soupfest 2023

Posted on October 15, 2023 in: General News

Soupfest 2023
Soupfest 2023 will be held Wednesday, November 15th from 6 - 8:30pm at St. Bernard Church The support of Blessed Sacrament Parish is very important as Cornerstone continues to be a resource for so many people in the greater Vernon area. Please join us, enjoy soups made by local restaurant...

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Last Chance to Buy Your Tickets to the Array of Hope Concert
TOMORROW! Join us for a transformative multimedia concert experience concert led by AOH MUSIC. You don’t want to miss this multimedia experience of live music, inspirational speakers, motivational stories, and fellowship. Doors open at 7 PM. We can’t wait to see you there at the Garde Ar...

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Sacraments for Kids & Teens

Posted on October 12, 2023 in: General News

Sacraments for Kids & Teens
“For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Sacrament for Teens program We will be starting up the first full week of November and will coincide with Faith Formation for teens who are either new to the Catholic faith or have been away ...

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Please Return Baby Bottles This Weekend - October 14/15
Fill a bottle, Save a life! At St. Bernard, please return the filled bottles to the basket by the statues of the Holy Family (to the right of the altar) At St. Matthew, please return the filled bottles to the basket in the center vestibule Thank you for your generosity!  

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Catechism Chat - Session 7:   How We Live Our Faith
Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM St. Matthew Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what you ...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Events
Clothing Drive - Last weekend to Bring Items In The Justice & Peace Ministry is sponsoring a winterwear collection the weekend of October 14-15 at both churches to benefit immigrants and refugees in our area. Among the recipients are those individuals and families served by IRIS, Integrated R...

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Food Drive in Memory of Bryan Flint
The Vernon Legislative Delegation and the Cornerstone Foundation are hosting a Food Drive in memory of the Cornerstone's late deputy director and shelter director, Bryan Flint. The main food drive is scheduled for October 21st from 12:30pm to 3:00pm at St. Bernard Church, ...

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Vote for our Scarecrows!

Posted on October 07, 2023 in: General News

Vote for our Scarecrows!
Blessed Sacrament Parish has created a scarecrow display on the Tolland Green as part of the town’s Fourth Annual Scarecrow Contest. The display was constructed by the Young Adult Ministry and will be up until the end of October. Click here to vote for our parish’s scarecrow! And f...

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Young Adult Ministry - Corn Maze

Posted on October 06, 2023 in: General News

Young Adult Ministry - Corn Maze
Young adults are invited to join the Young Adult Ministry for an autumn outing at The Farm in Woodbury on October 21st. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://thefarmwoodbury.com/ and cost $14.95 per adult; we’ll aim for the 10:00 AM time slot. After, join us for lunch and fellows...

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Join Us October 6th & 7th for our 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil, First Friday Adoration & Rosary Events
40 Days for Life & First Friday Adoration In support of the 40 Days for Life Campaign (which runs September 27th - November 5th), Blessed Sacrament Parish’s “Adopted Prayer Day” will be held this Friday, October 6th in conjunction with First Friday Adoration. We will hold...

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Volunteer Opportunity - Community Kitchen Ministry
New team members and subs needed! We are looking for 1 new team member for the St. Augustine Team and more subs. Team 1: St Augustine - works the 1st & 5th Monday of each month Subs work whenever you can when a sub is requested Cornerstone Kitchen is located around the ...

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It’s Not Too Late to Join Us!

Posted on October 04, 2023 in: General News

It’s Not Too Late to Join Us!
Where are YOU on Your Journey? Faith, conversion, repentance, celebration and community – five basic elements that are present in the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA). OCIA provides a setting where the journey of faith and moments of conversion can be celebrated within the loc...

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Fr. Rick on Crossroads Magazine

Posted on October 03, 2023 in: General News

Fr. Rick on Crossroads Magazine
Watch Fr. Rick on Crossroads Magazine this Sunday, October 8th after the 10:00am TV Mass on WCCT-TV (CW20) or WCTX-TV (MyTV9). He will be talking about why it is important for our parish in cooperation with the Norwich Diocese to sponsor the Array of Hope concert. We hope you will be inspired ...

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on October 03, 2023 in: General News

Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 7th at 10:00am at both St. Bernard Church and St. Matthew Church 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. All are welcome to join us!  

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Did you miss Fr. Rick on Crossroads Magazine last weekend?
Click here to watch the segment featuring Fr. Rick talking about why it is important for our parish, in cooperation with the Norwich Diocese, to sponsor the Array of Hope concert. The concert is this Saturday, October 14th at 7:00pm at the Garde Arts Center in New London.  We hope you will b...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Meetings
Thursday, October 19th Haiti Mission Meeting at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting at 6:00pm Weather provided, both meetings will be held in the St. Matthew gazebo, otherwise we will meet in a classroom in the St. Matthew Parish Center. Questions, please contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111...

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Get Your Array of Hope Concert Tickets Now!
Get excited! We’re one week away from the Array of Hope experience! A multimedia concert that you don’t want to miss. Join us on October 14th at 7:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center for a transformative evening of praise and worship, inspirational and motivational speakers, and more. We look...

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Church Offices Closed - Monday, October 9th
All Church offices will be closed on Monday, October 9th for the Columbus Day Holiday. If you need assistance, please leave a message at St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Clothing Drive for Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS)
The Justice & Peace Ministry is sponsoring a winterwear collection the weekend of October 14-15 at both churches to benefit immigrants and refugees in our area. Among the recipients are those individuals and families served by IRIS, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, located in New Hav...

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Get Your Array of Hope Concert Tickets Now!
The Array of Hope multimedia concert experience is coming to our parish and diocese!! Join us on October 14th at 7:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center for a transformative experience with praise and worship, fellowship, inspirational and motivational speakers, and more! Get your tickets at Array of Hope ...

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Ministry Meetings & Events

Posted on September 28, 2023 in: General News

Ministry Meetings & Events
Date Meeting / Event Saturday & Sunday October 7th & October 8th Gift Card Pickup after all Masses at St. Matthew Church Next Gift Card Sale:  November 4th & 5th Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org ...

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40 Days-For-Life Prayer Vigil and First Friday Adoration
The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, September 27th through Sunday, November 5th. Blessed Sacrament Parish’s “Adopted Prayer Day” will be held this Friday, October 6th in conjunction with First Friday Adoration. We will hold our prayer vigil at St. Bernard Church f...

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How Is Your Prayer Life

Posted on September 25, 2023 in: General News

How Is Your Prayer Life
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. For many, October is also a month filled with returning to a busy schedule. In our busyness it can be easy to overlook the need to spend time with God. It is perhaps in our busyness we need most to find a moment of peace and silenc...

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Baby Bottle Drive!

Posted on September 24, 2023 in: General News

Baby Bottle Drive!
LIFE…the most precious gift of all. And now you have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an unborn child. For the next few weeks you can use these bottles to show friends, family and even strangers that you support life.  Take it to work with you.  Use it to teach...

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St. Bernard Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar
Friday, November 10th from 9am – 2pm & Saturday, November 11th from 9am – 2pm Request for our Christmas Bazaar Bring Your New or Gently Used Crafts, Books, Toys, or Treasures for the Christmas Bazaar to the St. Bernard Church Hall. A Bazaar sign will be posted showing wher...

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Frosty Village Bazaar

Posted on September 22, 2023 in: General News

Frosty Village Bazaar
Friday, November 17th from 5pm – 8pm Saturday, November 18th from 9am – 2pm   St. Matthew Church, 111 Tolland Green, Tolland CT   We need your help! Volunteers needed on: Wednesday 11/15 starting at 9:30am pie baking/apple pealing shifts w...

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We Hope You Will Join Us at the Array of Hope Concert!
For Tickets:Call 866-444-7373 ext 1 or click here  Blessed Sacrament Parish in Cooperation with the Diocese of Norwich presents  ARRAY OF HOPE Awakening Hearts An Evening of Faith, Hope and Love A Musical Multimedia Experience concert   Date/Time: ...

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Join us for Adoration, the Rosary & more on October 6th & 7th
How’s Your Prayer Life The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. For many, October also is a month filled with returning to a busy schedule. In our busyness it can be easy to overlook the need to spend time with God. It is perhaps in our busyness we need most to f...

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OCIA Program - formerly known as RCIA - at Blessed Sacrament Parish
It's not too late to join! Classes are Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the St. Matthew Church Hall The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA - formerly known as RCIA) is a year-long process of prayer, learning, and reflection designed for those seeking to become Catholi...

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2022-2023 Fiscal Year Blessed Sacrament Parish Financial Report
Click here to view the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Blessed Sacrament Financial Report Every Catholic Parish is required by Canon Law to have a finance council.  The St. Bernard Finance Council assists the Pastor in the preparation of annual budgets, recommends major expenditures, monitors the...

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This Weekend at Blessed Sacrament Parish
Christmas in September  This weekend - September 23 and 24 - the Haiti Ministry will be collecting toys to be shipped to the children of our sister parish of St. Pierre in Ganthier, Haiti. Parishioners of all ages are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to the altar during the off...

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on September 18, 2023 in: General News

Bereavement Support Group
Wednesdays Starting October 4th 10:15am - 11:45am St. Bernard Parish Center (St. Joseph’s Room) The deadline for registration is September 27th. Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  Blessed Sacrament Parish will offer a 9 week supp...

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40 Days-For-Life

Posted on September 16, 2023 in: General News

40 Days-For-Life
40 Days-For-Life Vigil Mass Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life campaign will begin with this Vigil Mass.  Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and homilist. This year, the 40 Days for Life Campaign...

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Sacraments for Kids & Teens

Posted on September 15, 2023 in: General News

Sacraments for Kids & Teens
Classes Forming Now!  Please Let Us Know If You Are Interested! Sacraments for Kids: First Reconciliation and Eucharist Sacraments for Teens: An Invitation to Discovery Is your child in Grades 4-6 and hasn’t rece...

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Catechism Chat - Session 6:   CIY: A Summer to Remember
Thursday, September 21st, 7:00 – 8:15 PM St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us As summer winds down, we are restarting our monthly CIY Chats—picking up where we left off in June. Food and beverages will be based on knowing how...

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Christmas in September - September 23 & 24
The weekend of September 23 and 24 the Haiti Ministry will again be collecting toys to be shipped to the children of our sister parish of St. Pierre in Ganthier, Haiti. As before, parishioners of all ages are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to the altar during the offertory at any mas...

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Knights of Columbus Fall Mum Sale at both St. Bernard & St. Matthew
September 23rd & 24th—After All Masses at St. Bernard Church & St. Matthew Church Cost per large plant is $20 Proceeds to benefit: Coats for Kids & Daughters of Wisdom - Malawi Questions, call Jeff Bachiochi (860) 875-7945    

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Buy Your Tickets Today and Join Us at the Array of Hope Concert!
Blessed Sacrament Parish in Cooperation with the Diocese of Norwich presents  ARRAY OF HOPE Awakening Hearts An Evening of Faith, Hope and Love A Musical Multimedia Experience concert   Date/Time: October 14, 2023 at 7:00pm ...

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Ministry Meetings

Posted on September 07, 2023 in: General News

Ministry Meetings
Date Meeting / Event Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th Gift Card Pickup after all Masses at Both Churches Next Gift Card Sale:  September 30th & October 1st Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org...

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Faith Formation Registration is Open!
On-line registration opens Tuesday, September 5th. The link to register your student(s) will be sent via email on September 5th. Thank you to all who have volunteered to help pass on our rich Catholic faith to our people! There are still a couple of openings for volunteers, if you are intere...

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Homebound Ministry

Posted on September 02, 2023 in: General News

Homebound Ministry
We are looking for a few people who are interested in becoming Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to bring Holy Communion to the homebound. Our ministers to the homebound are men and women of faith who bring prayer and Holy Communion to the sick and those who are unable to come to Mass. Their...

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Follow us on The Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Larry
The Holy Land Jerusalem • Bethlehem • Nazareth • Galilee • Capernaum • & more… September 6-16, 2023 You are invited to follow the Pilgrims and Fr. Larry, Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish, to the Holy Land on our parish website.  Accompany ...

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September First Friday Adoration

Posted on August 31, 2023 in: General News

September First Friday Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, September 1st from 3:00pm—7:00pm  St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesu...

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Church Offices Closed - Monday, September 4th
All Church offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Sacraments for Kids:  First Reconciliation and Eucharist
Is your child in Grades 4-6 and hasn’t receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist? Is your child older than 6 and hasn’t received the sacrament of Baptism? Email phoebe.szarek@cath-comm.org to learn more about our Sacraments for Kids program and how you ...

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Volunteer Opportunity - Community Kitchen Ministry
We have an opening on Team 4: St. Elizabeth Team. The team works the 4th Monday of each month. Hours are 4:15 - 6:00. Jobs include setting out the food, serving the meal cafeteria style, preparing to-go boxes, wiping down tables, sweeping, and moping the floor. It is a wonderful opportunity to he...

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Array of Hope Concert - October 14, 2023
Blessed Sacrament Parish in Cooperation with the Diocese of Norwich presents  ARRAY OF HOPE Awakening Hearts An Evening of Faith, Hope and Love A Musical Multimedia Experience concert   Date/Time: October 14, 2023 at 7:00pm ...

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Diocesan Missionary Cooperative Appeal
St. Bernard—9/2 & 9/3 St. Matthew—9/9 & 9/10 Dear good people of Blessed Sacrament Parish on behalf of my Archdiocese of Tabora we thank you for the opportunity for Fr. Andrew Mlele to visit your parish and make an appeal. Father Andrew is taking a summer break while curren...

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School Supply Gift Card Collection Extended
The Justice and Peace Committee wishes to thank our parishioners for their generous donations to our gift card collection for school kids. We are tremendously grateful for your wonderful support. We are aware that many people may have wanted to donate but have been away or have been busy themselv...

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Faith Formation Volunteer Request
Plans for the upcoming Faith Formation year are underway! If you have been wondering how you could be more involved in the Blessed Sacrament Parish community, perhaps helping in the Faith Formation Office would be just the ticket!  Currently we have several openings for catechists and aides ...

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St. Bernard Women’s Meeting

Posted on August 14, 2023 in: General News

St. Bernard Women’s Meeting
Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00 pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall We welcome back all of our members, and we invite anyone who would like to join us. We will provide a light supper before our meeting. A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE  who donated school supplies to CT. Department o...

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Prayer Intention Book to be Brought to The Holy Land
In September Fr. Larry will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The group will bring prayer intention books with them to be prayed over during the trip. If you would like to include a prayer intention, please stop by and write your intention in either book: At St. Bernard, by the voti...

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Mass & Sanctuary Lamp Intentions

Posted on August 11, 2023 in: General News

Mass & Sanctuary Lamp Intentions
In addition to Mass Intentions, both of our Churches have a Sanctuary Lamp that is available to memorialize a loved one or for a special intention. When requested, the intention will be printed in the bulletin and the lamp will burn for a week. To reserve a Mass or Sanctuary Lamp, call: For St...

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Children's Missalettes Available

Posted on August 10, 2023 in: General News

Children's Missalettes Available
A parishioner has donated copies of the booklet "The Mass for Children" to our parish for use in the pews during Mass. Please feel free to use a copy for your child to look at during Mass, and kindly return the book before leaving Church. We hope our parish children can enjoy followi...

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Holy Day of Obligation - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, August 15th Our community will celebrate Mass: St. Matthew Church at 9:00am St. Bernard Church at 7:00pm  

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Baptism Preparation Classes

Posted on August 09, 2023 in: General News

Baptism Preparation Classes
Classes for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized are scheduled for: Wednesday, December 13 Classes are held at 7:00pm. Call Cheryl at 860-872-0200, Ext. 2 to pre-register. Baptisms are scheduled: at St. Bernard on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of the ...

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Annual School Supply Drive - Supplies & Gift Cards Requested - Last Collection Weekend
Blessed Sacrament Parish, through the Justice & Peace Committee and the St. Bernard Women’s Guild, is working with local social workers to provide their clients in need with school supplies and gift cards to purchase school supplies.  If you would like to donate gift cards, the soc...

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Gift Card Pick Up

Posted on August 04, 2023 in: General News

Gift Card Pick Up
This Weekend—August 12th & 13th after all Masses at Both Churches Next Gift Card Sale:  September 9th & 10th Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org

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Save the Date - Array of Hope Concert - October 14th
Blessed Sacrament Parish is hosting a multimedia concert event with Array of Hope! More information will be available soon! Array of Hope is a National touring organization which shares the gospel in a relevant and contemporary way. This is a powerful and unforgettable event that will share th...

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Sacraments for Teens

Posted on August 03, 2023 in: General News

Sacraments for Teens
Coming Fall 2023 Are the Sacraments for me too? Have you ever asked yourself these questions: Where am I going? What is true? Does God really hear my prayers? Am I missing out by not having received my Sacraments? Does it really matter? If this describes you or someone y...

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Thank You Deacon Alex!

Posted on August 01, 2023 in: General News

Thank You Deacon Alex!
Deacon Alex’s last weekend at Blessed Sacrament Parish was July 29/30. We thank him for sharing his time, talent, and ministry with us this summer! Please feel free to drop him a note of encouragement as he continues his journey toward priesthood. Dcn. Alex Pandolfe Mount St. Mary&rsq...

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Help Wanted:  BSP Community Kitchen Ministry
!!SUBS NEEDED!! Our kitchen ministry serves guests at the Cornerstone Community Kitchen around the corner from St. Bernard Church. We have teams of volunteers who rotate serving at the community kitchen. At times, team members cannot work on their assigned date — when that happens, our...

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August First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, August 4th from 3:00pm—7:00pm  St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus&r...

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Young Adult Ministry Hike & Mass
The Young Adult Ministry is hosting a Hike & Mass on July 29th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Case Mountain Park in Manchester, CT; we invite all young adults to join us! We will complete a short hike through the park and have Mass at the summit with our clergy. Please RSVP by visiting our ...

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Coffee, Donuts & Fellowship at St. Matthew Church
Summer Schedule: July 30th & August 27th Please join us on these Sundays after the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses.  We will resume our weekly schedule, beginning in September after Labor Day Weekend. Please note:  St. Bernard Monthly Coffee & Donuts is scheduled to resume i...

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National Night Out - Tuesday, August 1st
5:00-8:00pm (Rain Date:  August 2nd) Ladd & Hall parking Lot 20 East Main Street, Rockville The Vernon Community Network in conjunction with the Vernon Police Department and Rockville Downtown Association will be sponsoring the National Night Out in downtown Rockville. There ...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Bible Study - Registration Deadline:  July 24th
As you discover the roots of your Catholic faith, you will recognize that the early Christian Church was truly the Catholic Church. You will also learn how the heroic stories of the saints can challenge and affirm your own walk of faith. Click here to register  Classes will be held in the...

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Young Adult Bible Study

Posted on July 19, 2023 in: General News

Young Adult Bible Study
September 11th - November 20th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 10 weekly meetings in St. Bernard's Parish Center Please register before Monday, July 24th, please use the parish registration and email us to let us know you would like to be part of the Monday young adult section Study materials cost $29 ...

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Young Adult Ministry Beach Day - July 22
Join us for a day at the beach! The YAM is inviting young adults to join us for a beach day - July 22 - at Watch Hill Beach in Westerly, RI; we plan on arriving between 11:30 and noon. We’ll hang out for a few hours and grab dinner at a local restaurant before heading back inland. Let us...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Bible Study Fall 2023 — Epic:  The Early Church  — Register Today!
Don't miss this opportunity to take part in a compelling and inspiring learning experience that is sure to draw you closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of His Church! Participants will receive a full color workbook, timeline chart and bookmark.  We will meet for ten sessions ...

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Sacraments for Teens

Posted on July 13, 2023 in: General News

Sacraments for Teens
Coming Fall 2023 Are the Sacraments for me too? Have you ever asked yourself these questions: Where am I going? What is true? Does God really hear my prayers? Am I missing out by not having received my Sacraments? Does it really matter? If this describes you or someone y...

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Annual School Supply Drive

Posted on July 11, 2023 in: General News

Annual School Supply Drive
Collection Runs through August 12/13 Blessed Sacrament Parish, through our Justice & Peace Committee, is once again working with local social workers to provide their clients in need with gift cards to purchase school supplies.  The social workers have stated that the best cards for t...

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Congratulations to our 2023 Fr. White Scholarship Winners!
Pictured are the winners: Kevin Crowley, Luke Spurling, Kassidy Dutton, and Tayton Lavalle with Fr. Rick. The Fr. White Scholarship which was established to pay tribute to Rev. John White, pastor of St. Bernard Church  from 1971 to 2004. Perhaps he is best known for the energy and ...

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Cornerstone Food Cupboard & Tolland Food Pantry Requests
Cornerstone Food Cupboard Below is the summer list of the most needed items for the Cornerstone Food Cupboard.   As you may know, donations to food pantries such as our decrease markedly during the summer.  And the number of families seeking food assistance at the Food Cupboar...

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July First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, July 7th from 3:00pm—7:00pm  St. Bernard Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus&rsq...

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July in the Sky Fireworks- Come Watch with Us!
Tuesday, July 11th ( Rain Date:  July 12th) Join us at St. Bernard Church to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and other refreshments for sale. We will fire up the grill at 5:00pm. We hope you can join us!

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St. Bernard Cemetery - Columbarium Memorial Garden
The new Columbarium Memorial Garden at St. Bernard Cemetery has been designed to provide a peaceful, contemplative, attractive environment for parishioners to pray for their deceased loved ones.  It will include an area for in-ground cremains, as well as columbaria (structures where the cremate...

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Faith Formation Volunteer Request
The Faith Formation Office has begun planning for the 2023-24 Faith Formation year.  Many volunteers are needed to provide a quality Faith Formation program.  If you have been looking for a way to become more involved in our parish, please take to prayer this opportunity to serve Blessed S...

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Going on Vacation?

Posted on June 29, 2023 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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Letter from Fr. Rick

Posted on June 28, 2023 in: General News

Letter from Fr. Rick
Dear Parish Family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many who were so kind with words of congratulations, generous gifts, and supportive presence at my 25th Anniversary Open House.  I was humbled and overwhelmed with the outpouring of love I received from you.  I&rsquo...

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Independence Day Mass

Posted on June 28, 2023 in: General News

Independence Day Mass
Tuesday, July 4th at 9:00am in the St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on July 4th at St. Bernard Cemetery for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our area parishes. Plan to arrive early and bring your lawn chairs. Please note the ...

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Offices Closed for July 4th

Posted on June 27, 2023 in: General News

Offices Closed for July 4th
All Church offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Online Giving & Text Giving

Posted on June 27, 2023 in: General News

Online Giving & Text Giving
Did you know—you can support Blessed Sacrament Parish by donating online or on your cellphone. To use our text to give option, text the word “give” to 860-300-3737. You will be sent a link to our online giving portal where you can complete your donation. To sign up for a one ...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, July 7th 3:00pm—7:00pm St. Bernard Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence,...

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July in the Sky Fireworks- Come Watch with Us!
Tuesday, July 11th ( Rain Date:  July 12th) Join us at St. Bernard Church to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and other refreshments for sale. We will fire up the grill at 5:00pm. We hope you can join us! &nbs...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Bible Study Fall 2023 — Epic:  The Early Church
Our church history is a kind of family history.  Just as you hear and share stories from your own family history, you will hear and share stories of our Church history.  As you share Church history stories and your family stories you create memories. These memories are important building b...

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Vacation Bible School 2023 - Registration Deadline:  July 1st
It's Time to Register! The Adventure Begins July 17th-21st  from 9:00am to 12:00pm  St. Matthew Campus Click here to register All kids in grades K-6 are invited to hear the greatest stories ever told! Journey with us this summer as we step into the parable...

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Prayer Service for Fr. White

Posted on June 22, 2023 in: General News

Prayer Service for Fr. White
Monday, June 26th at 6:00pm Fr. White’s Grave Site at St. Bernard Cemetery Please join our Clergy and the Perpetual Care Committee in remembering St. Bernard's former pastor, Father John White. We look forward to seeing you there!  

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Teens in grades 7-12 are needed to be group leaders for Vacation Bible School!
VBS will be held July 17th-21st at the St. Matthew Campus. You can volunteer for one day, two days or all the days! It’s up to you! Click here to sign up to be part of the VBS Staff!  

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Vacation Bible School 2023 - Registration Deadline:  July 1st
It's Time to Register! The Adventure Begins July 17th-21st  from 9:00am to 12:00pm  St. Matthew Campus Click here to register All kids in grades K-6 are invited to hear the greatest stories ever told! Journey with us this summer as we step into the parable...

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Catholics Invited to Pray an Act of Reparation on Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have called on Catholics to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart, and make an act of reparation—an act offered to the Lord with the intention of repairing the spiritual damage inflicted by sin, today June 16 - the Solemnity of the Sacred Hear...

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Catechism Chat - Session 5:   The Church and the World
Tuesday, June 20th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM St. Matthew Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us. Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what you ha...

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Prayer Intention Book to be Brought to The Holy Land
In September Fr. Larry will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The group will bring prayer intention books with them to be prayed over during the trip. If you would like to include a prayer intention, books will be available at each church during the months of June & August. Please ...

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Thank You From Our Pastoral Council
We would like to thank everyone who made our Parish Celebration for Fr. Rick's 25th anniversary of priesthood a great success. We thank the enthusiastic volunteers who came to decorate, the kitchen chefs who kept the delicious appetizers coming, the members of Youth Ministry who served the ho...

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Young Adult Ministry - Ropes Course
The Young Adult Ministry (YAM) invites young adults to join us at Adventure Park in Storrs on Saturday, June 24th as we take on a rope course. We will meet at 10:00 AM and are scheduled until 2:00 PM; the cost per person is $23. Please email us at yam@cath-comm.org by June 22nd to let us know if ...

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Notice from St. Bernard Cemetery
Please be aware that items not in conformance with St. Bernard Cemetery rules may be removed. These items include all artificial flowers (March 1st thru November 1st), statuettes, and garden shop figurines of any kind. In addition, LED lights, solar lights & candles are not allowed at any tim...

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Join us for our Parish Celebration - Celebrating Fr. Rick’s 25th Anniversary of Priesthood
Friday, June 9th Drop in any time between 4:00-6:00 St. Bernard Church Hall Families are most welcome! Share your memories and fun times with Fr. Rick Served hot appetizers, cold appetizers, wine & beer bar, soft drinks, his favorite cupcakes! Fun, ambiance, and tons of fun pic...

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Knights of Columbus Council 6266 Pancake Breakfast
This Sunday, June 11th Following the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses in the St. Matthew Church Hall Cost:  $8/adult, $6/senior citizen and children under 12 Menu Pancakes: regular, apple cinnamon, and M&M Bacon Fruit bowl Coffee/Tea and Orange juice

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Coffee & Donuts at St. Bernard
This Sunday, June 11th After the 8am & 10am Masses Sponsored by the Ushers Help enliven our parish community by offering to serve coffee & donuts in the fall. There will be someone available downstairs after the 8:00 & 10:00 Masses to talk to if interested.  More helping ha...

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Great Service Opportunity For Teens In Grades 7-12!
The Youth Ministry and the Faith Formation Office will be offering VBS – STORY TIME WITH JESUS for kids in grades K-6 the week of July 17th-21st. If you are in grades 7-12 and would like to help provide a fun summertime experience for kids in grades K-6, click here to sign up to be part of ...

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Early Bulletin Submission Deadline For the July 8/9 Bulletin
Requests for announcements to be included in the July 8/9 bulletin must be submitted by Monday, June 26th to be considered. Requests for announcements should be emailed to: bulletin@cath-comm.org  

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Ministry Meetings & Events

Posted on June 01, 2023 in: General News

Ministry Meetings & Events
Date Meeting/Event Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11 Gift Card Pick-up After all Masses at Both Churches Next Gift Card Sale:  August 5th & 6th Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org Thursday, June 15th ...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, June 2nd 3:00pm—7:00pm St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence,...

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Gift Card Sale

Posted on May 31, 2023 in: General News

Gift Card Sale
This Weekend June 3th & 4th after all Masses at Both Churches Pick up: June 10th & 11th Visit www.raiseright.com/brands to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Proceeds help support our parish Haiti Mission. Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org  

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Help Wanted: Decorating the Hall for Fr. Rick's Celebration
Pastoral Council invites you to ... Join Us in Decorating the Hall for Fr. Rick's Celebration June 9th after the 8:00am Mass in the St. Bernard Hall Arrive anytime after 8:30 and join the fun! We plan on 2 hours of work.  

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Sacraments for Teens

Posted on May 26, 2023 in: General News

Sacraments for Teens
Coming Fall 2023 Are the Sacraments for me too? Have you ever asked yourself these questions: Where am I going? What is true? Does God really hear my prayers? Am I missing out by not having received my Sacraments? Does it really matter? If this describes you or someone ...

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Memorial Day Mass & Offices Closed
Memorial Day Mass - Monday, May 29th at 10:00am - in the St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memorial Day in the St. Bernard Cemetery (in the historic section) for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our area parishes. Tour...

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St. Bernard Cemetery - Columbarium Memorial Garden
The construction of a Columbarium Memorial Garden is well underway at St. Bernard Cemetery. It has been designed to provide a peaceful, contemplative, attractive environment for parishioners to pray for their deceased loved ones. The Memorial Garden will include an area for in-ground cremains, as...

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Memorial Day Mass

Posted on May 17, 2023 in: General News

Memorial Day Mass
Monday, May 29th at 10:00am in the St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memorial Day in the St. Bernard Cemetery (in the historic section) for all those buried in our cemetery and for all deceased members of our area parishes. Tours of the new memorial garde...

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Letter from Fr. Rick

Posted on May 17, 2023 in: General News

Letter from Fr. Rick
Dear Parish Family, Great news - on June 5th we will be welcoming a Seminarian to our Parish for the summer.  He, with two other men studying for our Diocese, will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on June 3rd at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich. I have not been notified which of the...

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St. Bernard Cemetery Summer Position
St. Bernard Cemetery has a summer seasonal maintainer position open to be filled immediately. The position will last until mid-August with a rate of $16.00/hour 30-35 hours/week, no benefits. The work is physically demanding, primarily weed-whacking and grounds maintenance. To apply, contact Bria...

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Great Service Opportunity For Teens In Grades 7-12!
The Youth Ministry and the Faith Formation Office will be offering VBS – STORY TIME WITH JESUS for kids in grades K-6 the week of July 17th-21st.   If you are in grades 7-12 and would like to help provide a fun summertime experience for kids in grades K-6, click here to sign...

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Ministry Meetings

Posted on May 11, 2023 in: General News

Ministry Meetings
Date Meeting or Event Tuesday, June 6th St. Bernard Women’s End of the Year Dinner 6:00pm Top Stone Restaurant, South Windsor $25 per person Send payment to:  St. Bernard Women’s Guild 25 St. Bernard Terrace,...

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Our Lady of Fatima Council 4122 Spring Flower Sale
May 13th & 14th after all Masses at St. Bernard Church Proceeds to benefit Clairvaux House & our Seminarians  

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Young Adult Ministry Events

Posted on May 10, 2023 in: General News

Young Adult Ministry Events
Date Time Event Saturday, May 27th 10:00 AM Cross Farms Park, Tolland, CT Join us for a casual game of disc golf. Saturday, June 24th   Ropes Course at Adventure Park, Storrs, CT Planning in progress....

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Holy Day of Obligation - May 18 - The Ascension of the Lord
Thursday, May 18th Our community will celebrate Mass: St. Matthew Church at 9:00am St. Bernard Church at 7:00pm  

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St. Bernard Cemetery Summer Position
St. Bernard Cemetery has a summer seasonal maintainer position open to be filled immediately. The position will last until mid-August with a rate of $16.00/hour 30-35 hours/week, no benefits. The work is physically demanding, primarily weed-whacking and grounds maintenance. To apply, contact Bria...

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Vacation Bible School 2023

Posted on May 06, 2023 in: General News

Vacation Bible School 2023
The Adventure Begins July 17th-21st   9:00am to 12:00pm St. Matthew Campus All kids in grades K-6 are invited to hear the greatest stories ever told! Journey with us this summer as we step into the parables of Jesus! All are welcome! Click here to register   ...

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Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration
Friday, May 5th 3:00pm—7:00pm St. Bernard Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to him. If you're a regular ...

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Healing Liturgy

Posted on May 03, 2023 in: General News

Healing Liturgy
This Sunday, May 7th 3:00 pm St. Bernard Church “The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness, the Anointing of the Sick". The Catechism goes on to say that the Anointing is a pa...

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Catechism Chat - Session 4:   The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Church
Thursday, May 11th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us. Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what you ha...

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!!PARISH CELEBRATION!!

Posted on April 29, 2023 in: General News

!!PARISH CELEBRATION!!
For Fr. Rick’s 25th Anniversary of Priesthood Friday, June 9th Drop in any time between 4:00-6:00 St. Bernard Church Hall Served hot appetizers, cold appetizers, his favorite cupcakes, wine, beer, soft drinks, LOTS OF PICTURES of Fr. Rick’s adventures before and durin...

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Did you know that we have a Perpetual Care Ministry?
Our members are active from late spring into early fall. We weed and water our former Pastor, Fr. John White’s, cemetery plot. This usually requires about 5 to 10 minutes a month. If this is something you might consider doing, please call Cindy Weber at (860) 871 2715.  

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SatanCon 2023 in Boston Saturday - Pray the Rosary With Us!
This coming Saturday, April 29ᵗʰ, we're going to be praying the rosary at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Church. This opportunity for prayer is in response to a sold-out event in Boston this weekend that is being called "satan-con".  The event will be the largest gathering ever...

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Altar Server Training (for New Altar Servers)
Calling all girls and boys who have made their First Holy Communion—you are invited to become an altar server! Training will take place on the following 3 Saturdays and we ask that you attend all three: May 6th at 9:00am at St. Matthew Church May 13th at 9:00am at St. Bernard Chu...

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Coffee & Donuts at St. Bernard

Posted on April 23, 2023 in: General News

Coffee & Donuts at St. Bernard
Knights of Columbus Council 4122 is stepping up to the plate! We want to hit a home run for Fr Rick. Starting Sunday, May 7th, we will be providing coffee and donuts after the 8am and 10am Masses. We will continue this on the 1st Sunday of each month. Other groups are encouraged to sign up for...

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Gift Card Sale

Posted on April 19, 2023 in: General News

Gift Card Sale
April 29th & 30th after all Masses at Both Churches Pick up: May 6th & 7th Visit www.raiseright.com/brands to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Proceeds help support our parish Haiti Mission. Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org  

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Scholarship Opportunities - High School & College
Attention All 8th Graders To assist families of students considering Catholic High School for their 8th grade students, Blessed Sacrament Parish offers The Fr. White Scholarship which was established to pay tribute to Rev. John White, pastor of St. Bernard Church from 1971 to 2004 and a priest we...

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Prayer Intentions for Lourdes Pilgrimage Notice
The Order of Malta – American Association is sponsoring their annual Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France on 5/2 - 5/9/2023.  The Eastern CT Area is accepting your intentions to be hand-carried and deposited at the Grotto by an Area Knight of Malta. Anyone may request Ou...

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!!PARISH CELEBRATION!!

Posted on April 14, 2023 in: General News

!!PARISH CELEBRATION!!
For Fr. Rick's 25th Anniversary of Priesthood Friday, June 9th Drop in any time between 4:00-6:00 St. Bernard Church Hall Let’s join together to congratulate our pastor! Food, drink, pictures, fun! Sponsored by Pastoral Council  

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Egg Hunt

Posted on April 12, 2023 in: General News

Egg Hunt
April 15th 12-2pm The Young Adult Ministry is hosting an Egg Hunt for the kids and families of the parish. Join us for games, activities, and a hunt for Easter eggs! You do not have to show up right at 12:00 PM; there will be plenty of eggs to find. Click here to RSVP For questions, email p...

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Divine Mercy Chaplet

Posted on April 12, 2023 in: General News

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Come Pray with Us! We will gather to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Divine Mercy Sunday - April 16th at 3:00 pm St. Bernard Church & live-streamed Reconciliation available following the Chaplet Divine Mercy brochures are available at the Church entrances for those who wou...

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Catechism Chat - Session 3 - Jesus Christ, Son of God, Son of Mary
Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM St. Matthew Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us. Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what you have h...

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Amish Countryside Tour

Posted on April 08, 2023 in: General News

Amish Countryside Tour
Join Deacon Ron & the Blessed Sacrament Parish Amish Countryside Tour • Old Windmill Farm Lancaster, PA National Shrine of St. John Neumann Philadelphia, PA September 18-20, 2023 Mon-Wed Day 1: Depart via deluxe motorcoach for our tour to Lancaster, PA - the heart of Amish Co...

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We Are Looking for Old Photos

Posted on April 07, 2023 in: General News

We Are Looking for Old Photos
Does anyone have photographs showing how the original Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Church looked prior to the 1985 renovation? Perhaps a wedding photo, baptism, or First Communion photo. If you do please email the tech team at:           &...

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Triduum Schedule & Offices Closed for Good Friday
Please Note:  All Church offices will close at noon on Holy Thursday, April 6th and reopen Monday, April 10th.. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or St. Matthew Church&mdas...

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Living Our Faith Videos on Our Website
The Living Our Faith videos present interviews of parish members that reflect on current topics in faith and our parish community. Episodes are planned to present different activities in our parish as well as tackle current topics of interest in our faith. Jeffrey and Jeanne Schroeder are the hos...

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Living Stations of the Cross

Posted on April 05, 2023 in: General News

Living Stations of the Cross
Good Friday, April 7th at 7:00pm St. Matthew Church Our Youth Ministry and Music Ministry will lead us prayerfully along the road to Calvary. Hear thoughts and reactions from eyewitnesses to the depth of Christ’s love for us. Everyone is welcome to come and witness the Stations of the...

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Easter Flower Sale

Posted on April 04, 2023 in: General News

Easter Flower Sale
Saturday, April 8th  from 9:00am—2:00pm Knights of Columbus 6626 will be holding their annual Easter Flower Sale in front of St. Matthew Church. All parishioners are welcome to participate! Flower choices include:  lilies, azaleas, daffodils, hyacinth, tulips, and hydra...

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted on March 31, 2023 in: General News

Holy Week Schedule
Saturday, April 1st Palm Sunday Vigil Masses St. Bernard - 5:00pm St. Matthew - 5:00pm *L* Sunday, April 2nd Palm Sunday Masses St. Bernard - 8:00am, 10:00am *L*, Noon St. Matthew - 8:30am, 10:30am ...

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Friday Fish Fry Dinner

Posted on March 30, 2023 in: General News

Friday Fish Fry Dinner
The Knights of Columbus Council #6626 will be hosting dinner each Friday from 5 to 7pm during Lent in the St. Matthew Church Hall. There will be sit down or takeout orders. Click here to make an order March 31st Menu Fish Fry Dinner: $16 Fried Haddock 10/12 oz. w/tartar sauce, &...

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No April First Friday Adoration
We will not have an April First Friday Adoration on Good Friday. Our Next First Friday Adoration is: Friday, May 5th 3:00pm - 7:00pm St. Bernard Church If you have any questions, contact Mary Voghel - devotions@cath-comm.org  

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on March 27, 2023 in: General News

Volunteers Needed
Please contact Janet Chamberland to sign up for any of the below opportunities at: volunteer@cath-comm.org or 860-872-0200 ext. 119 NEW at St. Bernard’s Church! We’re starting up a COFFEE AND DOUNUT SOCIAL after Masses on Sundays at St. Bernard Church, but we need...

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Vacation Bible School 2023

Posted on March 25, 2023 in: General News

Vacation Bible School 2023
Story Time with Jesus! The adventure begins July 17th-21st  9:00am to 12:00pm on the St. Matthew Campus Click here to register All kids in grades K-6 are invited to hear the greatest stories ever told! Journey with us this summer as we step into the parables of Jesus! A...

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Upcoming Ministry Meetings & Events
Date Meeting or Event Saturday, April 1st Support for Haiti - Jeff’s Kettle Corn Fundraiser 243 Hartford Tpke, Vernon, CT Looking for a heathier snack to fill those Easter baskets? On Saturday, April 1st, Jeff’s Kettle Corn will host an in-...

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All are invited to a Bread and Soup Supper
Saturday, March 25th following the 5 PM Mass at St. Matthew Church We will be serving a variety of homemade soups and bread. There will also be baked goods for sale and raffles. Tickets are $10/person, or $30/family of 3 or more Click here to reserve you place at the supper o...

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Jeff's Kettle Corn Fundraiser to Support our Haiti Mission
Jeff’s Kettle Corn 243 Hartford Tpke, Vernon, CT Looking for a heathier snack to fill those Easter baskets? On Saturday, April 1st, Jeff’s Kettle Corn will host an in-store fundraiser to benefit St. Pierre Parish, Haiti. Mention the Blessed Sacrament fundraiser at the time of yo...

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Young Adult Ministry Seder Dinner
Saturday, March 25th, starting with 5:00 PM Mass at St. Bernard Church The Blessed Sacrament Parish’s Young Adult Ministry invites young adults to join us for a remembrance of Jesus’ Passover meal with His disciples. We will attend the 5 PM Vigil Mass at St. Bernard before going to a ...

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Did you miss our Lenten Retreat? We recorded both nights!
Blessed Sacrament Parish Lenten Retreat - The Third Station-Get Back Up!  With International Retreat Speaker, Father Warren Savage Part 1 - Get Up! Don’t Stay Down! Part 2 - Get Moving! Click here to watch

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Brand Name Diapers  & Wipes Needed
There are several women in our area who are choosing life for their babies even though their circumstances may not be ideal. In an effort to support them, Cornerstone is asking for donations of brand name diapers and baby wipes. Even though Cornerstone has a diaper bank that receives generic diapers...

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St. Bernard Cemetery Columbarium Memorial Garden
The construction of a Columbarium Memorial Garden is well underway at St. Bernard Cemetery. It has been designed to provide a peaceful, contemplative, attractive environment for parishioners to pray for their deceased loved ones. The Memorial Garden will include an area for in-ground cremains, as...

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Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation - Friday, March 17th 7:00am - 7:00pm
We hope you will join us for one or both of these events! Lenten Penance Service Sunday, March 12th at 3pm St. Bernard Church-Rockville A Day of Reconciliation Friday, March 17th from 7am-7pm St. Bernard Church-Rockville ...

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Notice from St. Bernard Cemetery
Families are requested to remove all Christmas and winter decorations by March 31st. Place all unwanted decorations in or near trash barrels. Please also remove all artificial flowers, statuettes, and garden shop figurines of any kind. Artificial flowers are not allowed from March 1st thru Novemb...

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Knights of Columbus Council 4122 - St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner
Friday, March 17th (Snow Date:  March 18th) Pick up Times:  4:00pm-6:30pm St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to place your order Dinners are $20/person, including a generous portion of butcher cured corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and dessert (provided by BSP Yout...

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St. Matthew Women’s Guild Easter Chocolate Lambs Sale
March 18/19 & March 25/26 After All Masses at St. Matthew Church The St. Matthew Women's Guild will be selling Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate Lambs $5 each Proceeds will go toward our "Tending the Sheep" program.  

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Altar Server Training (for New Altar Servers)
Calling all girls and boys who are 10 years of age or older or who are in 4th grade or higher—you are invited to become an altar server at Blessed Sacrament Parish! The training will take place on 3 Saturdays and we ask that you attend all three. The training is scheduled for : May 6t...

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Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop

Posted on March 12, 2023 in: General News

Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop
Located on the Dunn Hill side of St. Matthew Church, Tolland Spring is coming and we have a great selection of Summer and Winter boys and girls clothing available (Preemie to size 16 and larger). You can fill a bag for $5. We also have 1st Communion dresses. We welcome you on Saturdays from ...

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on March 12, 2023 in: General News

Bereavement Support Group
Wednesdays Starting March 29th from 10:15am - 11:45am in the St. Matthew Chapel 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 ...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Children's Choir
On March 4, twelve students from our Blessed Sacrament Children’s Choir joined with other choirs from all over New England to sing in the Pueri Cantores Festival and Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, MA. Congratulations to our young singers! Click here to watch the rec...

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Help Wanted:  Set up Assistance for Parish Events
We are looking for volunteers to help set up and arrange tables in our church halls for parish events. Prior to large events No more than once or twice per month Morning or evening 1-2 hours total time Your participation can be flexible according to your schedule, helping out when y...

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Catechism Chat - Session 2 - The Creed: The Father
March 16th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM St. Bernard Church Hall Click here to let us know that you will be joining us. Food and beverages will be based on knowing how many are planning to join us in advance of each chat. Please also submit any questions you have based what you have heard this past...

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Winter Weather Mass Schedule Change
Please note, anytime Tolland Public Schools are cancelled or delayed due to winter weather on a Tuesday or Thursday, the morning Mass that day will be at St. Bernard (instead of St. Matthew) at 9:00am.  

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Easter Gift Cards Collection

Posted on March 05, 2023 in: General News

Easter Gift Cards Collection
We are again collecting Gift Cards for Vernon Social Services, Tolland Human Services, & the Manchester Office of the CT Dept of Children & Families. Easter is fast approaching and it is time to collect gift cards for our social workers to distribute to struggling families to help th...

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Upcoming Ministry Events

Posted on March 02, 2023 in: General News

Upcoming Ministry Events
Haiti Mission Meeting Thursday, March 16th at 4:30pm  Held in a classroom in the St. Matthew Parish Center. Questions, please contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111. Justice & Peace Meeting Thursday, March 16th at 6:00pm Held in a classroom in the St. Matthew Parish Center...

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Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration - March 3rd
3:00pm—7:00pm St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence, speaking, and listening to him. If you're a regular attendee of First F...

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Lenten Event Schedule

Posted on March 01, 2023 in: General News

Lenten Event Schedule
Friday Fish Fry Dinner March 10th 5:00pm—7:00pm at St. Matthew Church Hall Click here to order Lenten Penance Service March 12th 3:00pm at St. Bernard Catechism Chat March 16...

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Knights of Columbus Sponsored Buses to CT March For Life
The 2nd Annual CT March For Life rally will be Wednesday, March 22nd in Hartford The rally begins at 12:00 with speakers, then followed by a walk around Bushnell Park at 1:00 pm. A bus will depart from both St. Bernard Church and St. Matthew Church with a significant discount. Click here to si...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Lenten Retreat
The Third Station-Get Back Up! Part 1 - Sunday, March 5th - 7 PM at St. Matthew Church Get Up! Don’t Stay Down! Part 2 - Monday, March 6th - 7 PM at St. Bernard Church Get Moving! We’d like you to join us for both evenings, but we welcome you to come to whenever you are ab...

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Friday Stations of the Cross

Posted on February 26, 2023 in: General News

Friday Stations of the Cross
Starting Friday, February 24th St. Matthew Church St. Bernard Church 9:30am (in-person) 7:00pm (in-person) Please Note:  A recorded version of the Stations of the Cross will also be availab...

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Would you like to know what a Small Christian Community is like?
Come join us! - REGISTER and spend some time of reflection this Lent! Small Christian Communities (SCC) are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection. They come together to reflect on the scriptures for a coming Sunday using a process which connects our faith lif...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration

Posted on February 19, 2023 in: General News

First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, March 3rd 3:00pm - 7:00pm St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presenc...

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Young Adult Ministry Events

Posted on February 18, 2023 in: General News

Young Adult Ministry Events
All young adults are welcome to join us for the following events: Lenten Conversations with the Little Black Book Join the Blessed Sacrament Parish’s Young Adult Ministry this Lent. All young adults are welcome to join us for one or all sessions as we discuss our daily reflections on the...

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Ash Wednesday Schedule - February 22nd
Our community will celebrate Mass with Distribution of Ashes: At St. Bernard:        8:00am At St. Matthew:       7:00pm We will also have the Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes: At St. Bernard: 12:05pm & 5:00pm At...

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Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

Posted on February 16, 2023 in: General News

Offices Closed for Presidents' Day
All Church offices will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at: St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Old Fashioned Corned Beef Dinner

Posted on February 16, 2023 in: General News

Old Fashioned Corned Beef Dinner
Knights of Columbus Council 4122 St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner Friday, March 17th (Snow Date:  March 18th) Pick up Times:  4:00pm-6:30pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall Dinners are $20/person, including a generous portion of butcher cured corned beef, cabb...

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Join us for our  First Catechism Chat - Registration Requested
Blessed Sacrament Parish is excited to offer monthly Catechism Chats, a companion program to the Catechism in a Year (CIY) podcast presented by Fr. Mike Schmitz. Each month, we will host a wine and cheese event and review some of the key teachings and themes covered in CIY podcasts originally from t...

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Young Adult Ministry Events

Posted on February 10, 2023 in: General News

Young Adult Ministry Events
Line Dancing Monday, February 20th, Mishnock Barn, East Greenwich, RI, meet for carpool in the St. Matthew parking lot at 6:00 PM The Young Adult Ministry welcomes young adults to join us for a fun night of line dancing. We will be going to Mishnock Barn in East Greenwich, RI and will mee...

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Easter Children's Choir

Posted on February 09, 2023 in: General News

Easter Children's Choir
Who: Children in grades 4-12 When: Easter Sunday, April 9 at the 10:00 am Mass (9:15 am call time) Where: Blessed Sacrament Parish @ St. Matthew Church Rehearsal dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2  Rehearsal times: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Please contact music director Rebecc...

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Larry
Jerusalem • Bethlehem • Nazareth • Galilee • Capernaum • & more… September 6-16, 2023 Cost:  $4,599 Tour includes, airfare, 4 and 5 star accommodations, taxes, tips, fees, transportation, breakfast and dinners. You are invited to join Fr. Larry, Paro...

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Youth Ministry Events

Posted on February 07, 2023 in: General News

Youth Ministry Events
Faith + Fun for Teens in grades 7-12! Living Stations of the Cross It is not too late to join! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate. There are many ways that you can help with this presentation. We need actors, readers, lighting people and more. This is a wonderful oppo...

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Palms to Ashes

Posted on February 05, 2023 in: General News

Palms to Ashes
If you have blessed palms at home, please bring them to either St. Bernard or St. Matthew by Monday, February 20th so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday (February 22nd). At St. Bernard containers will be left in the vestibules At St. Matthew a container will be left at the entrance to the ...

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Youth of the Year Award

Posted on February 02, 2023 in: General News

Youth of the Year Award
The Knights of Columbus councils 4122 and 6626 are seeking nominations for the Youth of the Year Award. Individuals 18 years old and younger will be considered for this award. Strong applicants who are involved with their parish community and their community are encouraged to apply. Applicants have ...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration

Posted on February 02, 2023 in: General News

First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, February 3rd 3:00pm - 7:00pm St. Bernard Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presence,...

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Blessing of the Throats

Posted on February 01, 2023 in: General News

Blessing of the Throats
This Weekend - February 4th & 5th In honor of St. Blaise (feast day February 3rd) we will have a blessing of the throats after all Masses at both St. Matthew and St. Bernard this weekend. Through this blessing we pray for the intercession of St. Blaise to protect us from illnesses of the t...

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Gift Card Sale

Posted on January 31, 2023 in: General News

Gift Card Sale
February 4th & 5th after all Masses at Both Churches Pick up: February 11th & 12th Visit www.raiseright.com/brands to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Proceeds help support our parish Haiti Mission. Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org  

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K of C Council #6626 Breakfast & St. Matthew Women's Guild Bake Sale
The Knights of Columbus Council #6626  will host a breakfast Sunday, February 5th after both Masses in the St. Matthew Church Hall Menu Items: Scrambled Eggs Bacon Breakfast Potatoes Toast Coffee/Tea Juice Price:  $7 per person / $5 Children (under 12...

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Ministry Meetings

Posted on January 29, 2023 in: General News

Ministry Meetings
St. Bernard Women’s Guild Meeting Tuesday, February 7th - 6:00pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall Bring your favorite pie for dessert and fellowship To sign up for dessert send an email to: St.BernardWomen’sGuild@cath-comm.org   Frosty Village Bazaar Wrap up/P...

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Welcome Fr. Steve!

Posted on January 26, 2023 in: General News

Welcome Fr. Steve!
Fr. Steve Gulino will be joining our parish family as a Parochial Vicar, effective February 2nd. Many of you have already met him when he filled in for us at Mass over the past few months. He is very excited and happy to be assigned to us. Fr Larry will also continue being our Parochial Vicar&nbs...

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Young Adult Ministry Bowling Night
Saturday, January 28th 6:00 PM Lucky Strike Bowling, Mansfield, CT Join us for bowling! If you have questions, please email us at yam@cath-comm.org  

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Volunteers Needed for the Blessed Sacrament Community Kitchen Ministry
Our ministry is in need of 2 new volunteers. Team 3: St. Louis works the 3rd Monday of each month Team 11: St. Dominic works the 2nd & 5th Friday of each month We need one new team member for each team. The hours are 4:15pm-6:00pm. Duties include bringing the food to the serving lin...

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BSP Youth Ministry - Clairvaux House Dinner & Living Stations of the Cross
Living Stations of the Cross It is not too late to join! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate. There are many ways that you can help with this presentation. We need actors, readers, lighting people and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve our parish and build new friendshi...

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Small Christian Communities

Posted on January 22, 2023 in: General News

Small Christian Communities
Small Christian Communities (SCC) are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection.  These groups are called Small Christian Communities because they come together to reflect on the scriptures for a coming Sunday Mass using a process which connects our faith life ...

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Vacation Bible School 2023

Posted on January 19, 2023 in: General News

Vacation Bible School 2023
Save the Date July 17th—21st St. Matthew Campus Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School 2023. We hope to see many new and returning faces for another week of faith and fun.  

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Pasta Dinner

Posted on January 19, 2023 in: General News

Pasta Dinner
The Blessed Sacrament Parish Youth Ministry invites you to enjoy a home cooked (by the Knights of Columbus) Pasta Dinner on:  Saturday, January 21st following the 5 pm Mass at St. Bernard Church The evening will include dinner (there will be a gluten free option), bake sale items f...

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Baptism Preparation Classes

Posted on January 15, 2023 in: General News

Baptism Preparation Classes
Classes for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized are scheduled for: Wednesday, August 9 Wednesday, September 13 Wednesday, October 11 Wednesday, November 8 Wednesday, December 13 Classes are held at 7:00pm. Call Cheryl at 860-872-0200, Ext. 2 t...

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Catechism Chats

Posted on January 14, 2023 in: General News

Catechism Chats
Click here to find out more about this new opportunity   

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Fr. Rick's 25 Years of Priesthood  Celebration
Save the Date Friday, June 9, 2023 St. Bernard Church Hall Open House 4:00-6:00 (Sponsored by Pastoral Council)  

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Lenten Retreat
Save these evenings:  March 5 & 6 More information coming soon!

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Church Offices Closed - Monday, January 16th
All Church offices will be closed Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at:        St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or        St. M...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Young Adult Ministry Book Club
We invite young adults to join us for our first book club as we read Made for Love by Fr. Michael Schmitz. This book covers the teachings of the Catholic Church on same-sex attraction and how we can approach this issue with true compassion. Gather with us to discuss Fr. Mike’s message and shar...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Meetings
Haiti Mission Meeting:  Thursday, January 19th at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting:  Thursday, January 19th at 6:00pm Both meetings will be held in a classroom in the St. Matthew Parish Center. Questions, please contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111.  

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration

Posted on January 05, 2023 in: General News

First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, January 6th 3:00pm - 7:00pm at St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus&rsquo...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Posted on January 03, 2023 in: General News

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Thursday, January 12th 9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. For further information or to request a prayer shawl, lap robe, or pocket prayer shawl to give to someon...

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Faith + Fun for Teens in Grades 7-12!
Our next Faith + Fun Night is scheduled for January 21st immediately following the 5 pm Mass at St. Bernard Church We will be hosting a Pasta Dinner for the Clairvaux House which provides temporary housing and help for moms and their children. There will be lots of service that we can provide, su...

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Knights of Columbus Assembly 2190 - UConn Basketball Tickets Sale
Mon. 2/27 7:00 pm UConn Women vs. Xavier at Gampel Pavilion Sec 211 $20/ticket Wed. 3/1 7:00 pm UConn Men vs. DEPAUL at XL Center Sec 200s $25/ticket $40 Special pricing if you purchase tickets for BOTH games 30 tickets a...

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Offertory Envelopes & 2023 Calendars
The 2023 calendars are scheduled to arrive and will be  available at the entrances of our Churches as soon as they get here. Also, for our parishioners who use offertory envelopes, the next set of envelopes has been delayed in the mail due to last week’s storm in Ohio. They should be a...

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Holiday Office Hours

Posted on December 28, 2022 in: General News

Holiday Office Hours
All Church offices will close at noon on Friday, December 30th and reopen Tuesday, January 3rd If you need assistance during these times, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2 &nb...

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Our Bulletin is Available Online

Posted on December 24, 2022 in: General News

Our Bulletin is Available Online
You can view our bulletin on our website (click here). Or you can sign up to have our publisher email our bulletin to you. To sign up: Click here to go to our parishes section on our bulletin publisher’s website Click on the Subscribe button (in the Recent Publications section) Enter...

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Watch our Crèche Pictures

Posted on December 22, 2022 in: General News

Watch our Crèche Pictures
Click here to view the Crèche video  

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 21, 2022 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24th St. Bernard St. Matthew 4:00pm 6:00pm Midnight (livestream starting at 11:30pm) Christmas Carols will begin at 11:30pm 4:00pm (livestream starting at 3:30pm) 6:00p...

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Come Enjoy our Churches

Posted on December 20, 2022 in: General News

Come Enjoy our Churches
We invite our parishioners who are not able to be with crowds to visit our beautifully decorated Churches and sit quietly with the Lord.  St. Matthew Church will be open on:        Tuesday, December 27th from 10:00am to 5:00pm   St. Bernard Church ...

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Mass & Sanctuary Lamp Intentions

Posted on December 15, 2022 in: General News

Mass & Sanctuary Lamp Intentions
In addition to Mass Intentions, both of our Churches have a Sanctuary Lamp that is available to memorialize a loved one or for a special intention. When requested, the intention will be printed in the bulletin and the lamp will burn for a week. To reserve a Mass or Sanctuary Lamp, call: For St...

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Ushers Needed for Christmas Masses at St. Bernard Church
Our ushers play an important role in helping our parishioners and visitors throughout the Mass. Men or women can serve the Church in this roll. All you need is a willingness to help. Ushers are responsible for: Greeting/welcoming parishioners before Mass, assisting with seating, & wishi...

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Gift Card Pick up

Posted on December 13, 2022 in: General News

Gift Card Pick up
Get your Christmas shopping done early and help support Haiti with the purchase of gift cards! Visit www.raiseright.com/brands (formerly shopwith scrip) to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Proceeds help support our parish Haiti Mission. Gift cards will be available for pick up at bo...

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St. Bernard Church Hat & Mitten Tree
Our annual hat & mitten tree will be set up soon in the center vestibule at St. Bernard Church. Please remember those less fortunate by bringing new or gently used hats & mittens to add to our tree. All gifts will go to the Cornerstone Foundation. The tree will remain through the Christma...

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Reflections from the Marketplace

Posted on December 09, 2022 in: General News

Reflections from the Marketplace
Check out Deacon Ron’s reflection about the upcoming weekend scripture readings. They are posted weekly on our website. Click here to read them

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Candlelight Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that began in England in the late 1800s. The cherished tradition we know today is based on the Festival of Lessons and Carols introduced on Christmas Eve 1918 at Kings College Chapel, Cambridge. Our Blessed Sacrament Paris...

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Christmas Gift Card Collection

Posted on December 07, 2022 in: General News

Christmas Gift  Card Collection
The deadline for donating is Sunday, December 11th.   Our Justice and Peace Committee is collecting gift cards (in lieu of presents) for families in need. We will be collecting gift cards from any department or grocery store such as Target, Walmart, etc. A portion of the gift cards will...

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Knights of Columbus News

Posted on December 06, 2022 in: General News

Knights of Columbus News
Membership Drive The Knights of Columbus is an international Order of Catholic men who are called to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend values in a busy changing world. Your Knights from the Edmund P. Perkins Council 6626 support St. Matthew Church, while Knights from ...

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St. Matthew Women's Guild News

Posted on December 05, 2022 in: General News

St. Matthew Women's Guild News
Christmas Bake Sale December 10th & 11th After All Masses in the St. Matthew Church Hall The proceeds will support various community charities and parish programs. For more information: Sue Orszulak 860-871-8419 St. Matthew Women’s Guild Meeting Wednesday, December 1...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Meetings
Haiti Mission Meeting Thursday, December 15th at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting Thursday, December 15th at 6:00pm Both meetings will be held in a classroom in the St. Matthew Parish Center. Questions, please contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111.  

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration - December
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, December 2nd from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus&rs...

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Wreath Pick Up

Posted on November 30, 2022 in: General News

Wreath Pick Up
This Weekend-December 3rd & 4th - After All Masses The Youth Ministry would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all those who placed an order for Christmas Wreaths.  Your wreaths will be ready for pick up at your selected pick up location this weekend.  

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Advent Penance Service & Peace Tree

Posted on November 29, 2022 in: General News

Advent Penance Service & Peace Tree
This year we will celebrate at St. Matthew Chuch on Sunday, December 4th at 3:00pm As we prepare for our Advent journey of anticipation and preparation for the Messiah, please reserve this date for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Penance Service. The service will involve an afternoon of reflection, ...

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St. Bernard Women’s Guild Christmas Banquet
December 6th at 5:30pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall $25 per/person for dinner Payment due by December 2nd No meeting in December & January St.BernardWomen’sGuild@cath-comm.org  

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Posted on November 27, 2022 in: General News

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Thursday, December 8th 9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. For further information or to request a prayer shawl, lap robe, or pocket prayer shawl to give to someon...

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The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation Thursday, December 8th Blessed Sacrament Parish will celebrate the following Masses: 9:00am at St. Matthew 7:00pm at St. Bernard  

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Mass Schedule Change - November 29 & 30
Due to the Annual Convocation for Priests we will not have Mass at either of our Churches on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.  However, we will have Communion Service as follows: Tuesday, November 29th - Communion Service at St. Matthew Wednesday, November 30th -...

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Advent Activities at Blessed Sacrament Parish
We hope you can join us! December   Fri 2 First Friday Adoration 3:00pm at St. Matthew   Fri 2 Faith & Fun Night - Wreath Decorating 6:00pm in t...

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Small Christian Communities for Advent
Come join us! Spend some time of reflection this Advent! Small Christian Communities (SCC) are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection. They come together to reflect on the scriptures for a coming Sunday using a process which connects our faith life with o...

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Blessing of the Crèche and Carol Sing
We will celebrate as a community with a blessing of the crèche at each of our Churches followed by a carol sing. At St. Matthew - December 4th following the 10:30am Mass At St. Bernard - December 10th following the 5:00pm Mass We hope you can join us for one or both!  ...

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Bulletin Submission Deadlines

Posted on November 17, 2022 in: General News

Bulletin Submission Deadlines
We must submit most of our bulletins through the end of the year early for printing. Requests for announcements to be included in these bulletins must be submitted as follows: Weekend of: Due before noon on: December 31 / January 1 Requests...

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Frosty Village Bazaar at St. Matthew Church
Friday, November 18th  5:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, November 19th  9:00am-2:00pm Get in the holiday mood at Saint Matthew Church in Tolland!   Shop our great selection of hand-crafted items; our famous apple pies; baked goods and cookies; knit and crochet apparel; doll clothes; ...

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Youth Ministry - Service Opportunities
November 20th Faith & Fun at St. Matthew Church Peace Tree Christmas Ornaments We will begin with the 10:30 am Mass at St. Matthew Church, followed by brunch and fun. Our service project will be assembling the ornaments for our Peace Tree that is displayed at our Advent Penance Service....

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BSP Youth Ministry Wreath Sale

Posted on November 16, 2022 in: General News

BSP Youth Ministry Wreath Sale
Click here to order your wreath today! Deadline to order is this Sunday, November 20th. The price per wreath is $25. Wreaths will be decorated by our Youth Ministry and will be ready for pick up the weekend of December 3rd and 4th. We thank you in advance for your continued support! &...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass & Office Hours
We will have our Thanksgiving Day Mass (Thursday, November 24th at 9:00am) at St. Bernard Church this year.  Parishioners are invited to bring non perishable food items with them to Church. The food will be blessed during Mass then volunteers will deliver the food to one of our area foo...

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Advent Candle Sale

Posted on November 14, 2022 in: General News

Advent Candle Sale
The St. Matthew Women’s Guild will be selling Advent Candles at St. Matthew Church after all Masses on November 19 & 20 and November 26 & 27. Be prepared to celebrate Advent: A Season of Preparation and Expectation, by purchasing Advent Candles. Proceeds from this sale will help fun...

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2021-2022 Fiscal Year Blessed Sacrament Parish Financial Report
Click here to view the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Blessed Sacrament Financial Report Every Catholic Parish is required by Canon Law to have a finance council.  The St. Bernard Finance Council assists the Pastor in the preparation of annual budgets, recommends major expenditures, monitors the pari...

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St. Bernard Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar & Raffle
Friday Saturday November 11 November 12 4pm – 8pm 10am – 2pm Supper 5pm - 7pm Lunch 11am - 1pm Something for Everyone ! Bakery Raffle Crafts/Knits Attic Treasures Tiffany Table Jewelry Books/Toys Christma...

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Sacraments for Teens: An Invitation to Discovery
This program is for teens in grades 7-12 who are new to the faith or have not participated in Faith Formation recently but now wish they could receive the sacraments. All are welcome. Our next session is this Sunday, November 13th from 1:00-2:30pm in the St. Bernard Parish Center. For more inf...

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Book of Remembrance

Posted on November 05, 2022 in: General News

Book of Remembrance
Our Book of Remembrance for those individuals who are not included in this year’s list of deceased will be available throughout the month of November. The names in the book will be remembered in prayer throughout the month.  

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Ministry Meetings

Posted on November 04, 2022 in: General News

Ministry Meetings
Please note:  All Church offices will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at        St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or     &nbs...

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40 Days-For-Life And First Friday Adoration
Friday, November 4th  6:00am - 6:00pm St. Bernard Church We will be combining our November First Friday Adoration with our 40 Days-For-Life Adopted Day prayer vigil and gather at St. Bernard Church. (Please note, to accommodate this event, Adoration will be at St. Bernard in November, ...

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Cornerstone' Soupfest & Raffle

Posted on November 03, 2022 in: General News

Cornerstone' Soupfest & Raffle
Soupfest is being held: Thursday, November 17, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall ​It is Cornerstone's largest annual fundraiser, and we hope that you can assist us in reaching our financial goals to allow us to care for others. Raffle tickets will be sold af...

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Offices Closed for Veterans Day

Posted on October 31, 2022 in: General News

Offices Closed for Veterans Day
All Church offices will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message at        St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or        St. Matthe...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Mass of Remembrance
October 30th at 3:00pm at St. Matthew Church At this Mass, we remember all the faithful departed of our parish who have passed away since last November. Starting this year we will have one Mass of Remembrance for our whole parish.  Each year we will alternate between our two Churches...

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Faith in Motion! An Invitation to the Sacraments for Teens!
Blessed Sacrament Parish is running a "Sacraments for Teens: An Invitation to Discovery" program for teens in grades 7-12 who are new to the faith or have not participated in Faith Formation recently but now wish they could receive the sacraments. All are welcome. Our first session will...

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Holy Day of Obligation - All Saints Day
Tuesday, November 1st Our community will celebrate Mass: 9:00am at St. Matthew Church 7:00pm at St. Bernard Church  

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40 Days-For-Life And First Friday Adoration
Friday, November 4th  6:00am - 6:00pm St. Bernard Church We will be combining our November First Friday Adoration with our 40 Days-For-Life Adopted Day prayer vigil and gather at St. Bernard Church. (Please note, to accommodate this event, Adoration will be at St. Bernard in November, ...

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Youth Ministry Event/Service Opportunity
November 4th from 4 to 6 pm at St. Matthew Church Hall Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to help make candy sleighs and gingerbread houses for the Frosty Village Bazaar Children’s booth.  Friends are always welcome!  Click here to sign uphttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084eab...

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Join the Christmas Eve Children’s Choir!
Rehearsals after 10:30am Mass at St. Matthew: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 We will be singing at the 4pm Mass on Christmas Eve at St. Matthew Contact rebecca.urrutia@cath-comm.org by November 1st to register your child/children ages 6 and up.  

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Young Adult Ministry Events in November
On Monday, November 21st, join us at Labyrinth Brewing Co. in Manchester, CT for another night of trivia! Trivia starts at 7:00 PM and we have placed both times we have participated in the past! Help us return and keep our streak!

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Change for Haiti This Weekend-October 22nd/23rd
Watch for volunteers outside both churches and be ready to drop all that annoying change that has been collecting around the house into their buckets. That change adds up very quickly, and there is no donation too small or too big. We know things are tight right now for everyone, but if you can give...

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting

Posted on October 19, 2022 in: General News

St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting
Our Next Meeting is: November 1st at 6pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall ** This will be a short meeting due to Mass at 7:00pm for the Holy Day ** We will have a signup sheet for our Christmas banquet that will be held on December 6th at 5:30pm in St. Bernard Church Hall. Maneely'...

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Family Eucharistic Celebration - Everyone is Welcome to Join Us!
This event is NOT only open to Youth Groups, Middle School and High School aged participants—it is open to ALL AGES. Blessed Sacrament Parish Youth Ministry is Sponsoring a Bus Trip to the “Doug and Dave Show” that is open to all parishioners On November 6th, we will leave St...

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Youth Ministry Sponsored Bus Trip Cancelled
Due to low response the Youth Ministry sponsored bus trip to the Doug and Dave show Mass Confusion has been canceled. However, you & your family can attend the event! On Sunday, November 6th at St Bernard’s School from 1-4pm the Office of Faith Events invites ALL- Children, Youth, Fa...

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Faith Formation & Youth Ministry News
Faith Formation News Grades K-6—All Saints’ Day Celebration & Trunk or Treat: October 29th, 10:00am at St. Matthew Church Hall AND November 1st, 6:00pm Room 100 in the St. Bernard Parish Center (please note this is an update to previous bulletins & eNews) ...

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Frosty Village Bazaar News

Posted on October 14, 2022 in: General News

Frosty Village Bazaar News
The Frosty Village Bazaar will be held: Friday, November 18th  5:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, November 19th  9:00am-2:00pm We are looking for raffle items They can be items you made (we like these the best) or purchased. We need to know what the items will be by October 23rd (date ext...

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Bazaar & Raffle News
Save the Date for the St. Bernard Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar Friday, November 11th from 4pm – 8pm & Saturday, November 12th from 10am – 2pm St. Bernard Women’s Guild Raffle The St. Bernard Women’s Guild will be holding our annual raffle.  Recent...

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St. Matthew Parish Hall Open House
October 15th & 16th After All Masses We hope you will join us to see the new and improved Parish Hall at St. Matthew. We will have light refreshments:  Cheese & Crackers on Saturday and Coffee & Donuts on Sunday  

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Sacraments for Teens

Posted on October 12, 2022 in: General News

Sacraments for Teens
Blessed Sacrament Parish will be running a "Sacraments For Teens" program for teens who did not make their sacraments, but are now interested in doing so. We will meet twice a month in a casual and no-pressure atmosphere to learn about each of the sacraments and how they draw us into a ...

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Gift Card Program - Looking for Volunteers
We are looking to expand to include sales at St. Bernard Church too! We are looking for 2 more people (we have 3 now) to join the group. Duties include: Selling cards after scheduled Masses on the first Sunday of the month Being available after scheduled Masses the following weekend for pick...

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Faith in Motion! An Invitation to the Sacraments for Teens!
Blessed Sacrament Parish will be running a "Sacraments For Teens" program for teens who did not make their sacraments, but are now interested in doing so. We will meet twice a month in a casual and no-pressure atmosphere to learn about each of the sacraments and how they draw us into a ...

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on October 11, 2022 in: General News

Bereavement Support Group
Wednesdays Starting October 19th 10:15am - 11:45am Classroom 10 in the St. Matthew Parish Center 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 ...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Committee Meetings AND Change for Haiti
Haiti Mission Meeting :  Thursday, October 20th at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting:  Thursday, October 20th at 6:00pm Both meetings will be held in the St. Matthew gazebo; if the weather is inclement, we will meet in a classroom in the St. Matthew Parish Center...

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Vote for our Scarecrows!

Posted on October 06, 2022 in: General News

Vote for our Scarecrows!
The Young Adult Ministry at Blessed Sacrament Parish has created a scarecrow display on the Tolland Green as part of the town’s Third Annual Scarecrow Contest. The display was constructed at the beginning of the month and will be up until the end of October. Vote for our parish’s scar...

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Please Join Us for Our Parish Rosary During First Friday Adoration
Friday, October 7th at 6:00pm at St. Bernard Church "It is by working in common accord, hand in hand, that today's pressing challenges must be faced." Pope Francis July 2022 We live in a time of great division; within our church, our country, and our families. We are...

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Schedule Changes

Posted on October 05, 2022 in: General News

Schedule Changes
Mass Schedule Change Please note there will NOT be a 9am Friday Mass at St. Matthew Church on: Friday, October 7th or Friday, October 14th Please join us at the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church on those Fridays. Columbus Day Holiday All Church offices will be closed on Mond...

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Fall Retreat Registration - Last Call to Register - Deadline: October 10th
Click here to register Theme:  Living Our Faith in a Troubled World Date:  Saturday, October 15, 2022 Location:  St. Bernard Parish Center, Church, and Church Hall Time:  10 am to 4:30 pm (sign in starts at 9:30) Format: talks, private prayer, person...

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Do you know anyone who has been away from the Church?
The Start Date of Our Catholics Returning Home Program is Quickly Approaching! Our Parish is sponsoring a six-week program starting on October 10th at 7 pm in the St. Bernard Parish Hall that is open to all Catholics who have been away from the Church and have thought about coming back.  It ...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Posted on October 01, 2022 in: General News

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Thursday, October 13th 9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. For further information or to request a prayer shawl, lap robe, or pocket prayer shawl to give to someon...

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 29, 2022 in: General News

Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 1st at 10:00am at St. Bernard Church AND St. Matthew Church 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.  

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Faith Formation Classes Begin this Week (October 2nd - 4th)
All classes this week will start the with a Parent/Student Orientation in the respective parish hall then break out into individual classes. Please note:  Home study students for grades 7 and 8 should attend one of the Parent/Student orientations. Home study materials will be distributed at ...

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Mass Schedule Change

Posted on September 27, 2022 in: General News

Mass Schedule Change
Please note there will NOT be a 9am Friday Mass at St. Matthew Church on: Friday, October 7th or Friday, October 14th Please join us at the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church on those Fridays.  

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting & Requests
Our Next Meeting is: October 4th at 6pm in Rm 100 in the St. Bernard Parish Center Save the Date for the St. Bernard Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar Friday, November 11th from 4pm – 8pm & Saturday, November 12th from 10am – 2pm Requests for our Christmas Ba...

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Frosty Village Bazaar News

Posted on September 24, 2022 in: General News

Frosty Village Bazaar News
We are looking for raffle items They can be items you made (we like these the best) or purchased. We need to know what the items will be by October 10th. The items can be dropped off in the St. Matthew Church Hall November 13th- 17th marked for the raffle. Please contact frostyvillage@cath-c...

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Gift Card Sale

Posted on September 21, 2022 in: General News

Gift Card Sale
October 1st & 2nd after all Masses at St. Matthew Church Hall Pick up: October 8th & 9th Visit www.raiseright.com/brands (formerly shopwith scrip) to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Proceeds help support our parish Haiti Mission. Any questions, email: giftca...

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Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 and 6626 Fall Mum Sale
October 1st & 2nd after All Masses at both St. Bernard & St. Matthew Last weekend's sale has paid for the flowers, proceeds for the remaining flowers will now directly benefit our seminarians! 12" Mum colors Red, Bronze/Orange, Yellow, Lavender/Purple. $20 each Questions, c...

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Where are YOU on Your Journey? It’s Not Too Late to Join Us!
Faith, conversion, repentance, celebration and community – five basic elements that are present in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA provides a setting where the journey of faith and moments of conversion can be celebrated within the local Church community. This year, ...

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From Our Pastor's Desk - For Parents with Students Away at School
Dear Parents, As the new school year begins and our college-aged youth head off to their universities and schools we begin our vigil of prayers asking God to watch over them, keep them safe, and that they have a wonderful experience.  Along with my prayers I also would like to send a note to...

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Frosty Village Bazaar Start up Meeting
September 21st at 7pm St. Matthew Parish Center Classroom 2 Anyone interest in helping is welcome!  

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A Request From the St. Bernard Women’s Guild
We are asking parishioners for help to set up & work with us at the St. Bernard Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar. We will be preparing & setting up: Saturday, November 5th – Thursday, November 10th The St. Bernard Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar is: Friday, Novembe...

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on September 14, 2022 in: General News

Volunteers Needed
The Blessed Sacrament Parish Community Kitchen Ministry is in need of 3 new team members to work at the Cornerstone Kitchen (located near St. Bernard). 1 person needed for the St. Francis Team which works on the 2nd and 5th Tuesday of each month. 2 people needed for the St. Stephen...

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Knights of Columbus  Councils 4122 and 6626 Fall Mum Sale
September 24th & 25th after all Massesat both St. Bernard & St. Matthew 10" Mum colors Red, Bronze/Orange, Yellow, Lavender/Purple. $20 each Proceeds help fund charitable works including supporting our seminarians. Questions, call Jeff Bachiochi (860) 875-7945  

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On-line registration for the 2022/23 Faith Formation Program is Open!
Click here to register your child(ren) by September 21st. If you have any questions or can help (see needs below), please contact: For grades K-6: Phoebe at phoebe.szarek@cath-comm.org or (860) 872-0200 x308 For grades 7-10: Bridget at bridget.thurston@cath-comm.org or (860) 87...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Fall Retreat - Living Our Faith in a Troubled World
Click here to register by September 26th Retreat Date:  Saturday, October 15, 2022 Location:  St. Bernard Parish Center, Church, and Church Hall Time:  10 am to 4:30 pm (sign in starts at 9:30) Format: talks, private prayer, personal reflection, group s...

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Last Call to Register for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Family Reunion
You must register by September 11th to attend. Click here to register. Sunday, September 18, 2022    Noon - 4:00 pm Star Hill Family Athletic Center, 100 Gerber Drive, Tolland, CT Doors open at 11:00 -- Mass at Noon -- BBQ at 1:30pm This event is FREE for all Parishioners. B...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Community Kitchen Ministry
Our ministry is in need of 1 new team member. The team works the 2nd and 5th Tuesday of each month at the Cornerstone Kitchen, located around the corner from St. Bernard. Hours are 4:15 - 6:00pm. Duties include organizing food on serving line, serving the food, preparing and serving meals for doo...

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Reminder from St. Bernard Cemetery

Posted on September 06, 2022 in: General News

Reminder from St. Bernard Cemetery
LED Lights & Candles are not allowed at St. Bernard Cemetery. Burning candles pose a fire risk, especially with falling leaves. Thank you for your cooperation.  

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Teen Volunteers Needed

Posted on September 06, 2022 in: General News

Teen Volunteers Needed
Teens in grades 7-12 looking to earn service hours and have FUN are invited to help run the kids booth at our Blessed Sacrament Parish Family Reunion on Sunday, September 18th from Noon to 4.  Activities will begin around 1:30 pm. We will provide arts and crafts, games, and other fun activit...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Meetings
Haiti Mission Meeting Thursday, September 16th at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting Thursday, September 16th at 6:00pm Both meetings will be held in the St. Matthew gazebo; if the weather is inclement, we will meet in classroom 10 in the St. Matthew Parish Center. Questions...

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Fill a bottle, save a life!

Posted on September 03, 2022 in: General News

Fill a bottle, save a life!
Life…the most precious gift of all. And now you have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an unborn child. For the next few weeks you can use these bottles to show friends, family and even strangers that you support life.  Take it to work with you.  Use it to teach...

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Christmas in September Is Back

Posted on September 02, 2022 in: General News

Christmas in September Is Back
The Haiti Mission is returning to our pre-pandemic format of collecting toys during all of the Masses at both St. Matthew and St. Bernard on the weekend of September 24th-25th to be distributed to our kids at St. Pierre School in Ganthier, Haiti, in time for Christmas. Toys should be brought up to t...

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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. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-02...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration

Posted on September 01, 2022 in: General News

First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, September 2nd from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus&r...

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Offices Closed for Labor Day

Posted on August 31, 2022 in: General News

Offices Closed for Labor Day
All Church offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Posted on August 29, 2022 in: General News

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
We will resume our meetings starting this Thursday, September 8th 9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. For further information or to request a prayer shawl, lap rob...

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Blessed Sacrament Family Reunion

Posted on August 27, 2022 in: General News

Blessed Sacrament Family Reunion
Come Join Us for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Family Reunion Sunday, September 18, 2022 Star Hill Family Athletic Center, 100 Gerber Drive, Tolland, CT Noon - 4:00 pm Doors open at 11:00 -- Mass at Noon -- BBQ at 1:30pm This event is FREE for all Parishioners. Click here to Registe...

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Family Formation Registration Begins September 6
On-line registration opens Tuesday, September 6th and runs through Friday, September 21st. The Faith Formation Office will send an email containing the link to the registration form before noon on Tuesday, September 6th to all families who attended Faith Formation last year. If you are ne...

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Diocesan Missionary Cooperative Appeal
Our own Deacon Mike Berstene will be conducting the annual missionary cooperative appeal for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. Deacon Mike has extensive mission experience with Maryknoll. Over the years he has participated in and led mission trips to many countries where Maryknoll is in mission. D...

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting
Our next meeting is: Tuesday, September 6th 6:00pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall We welcome back all of our members, and we invite anyone who would like to join us. Before our meeting, we will provide a light supper. Any questions, email Jean at St.BernardWomen’sGuild@ca...

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The Blessed Sacrament Parish Family Reunion
Come Join Us for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Family Reunion Sunday, September 18, 2022 Star Hill Family Athletic Center, 100 Gerber Drive, Tolland, CT Noon - 4:00 pm Doors open at 11:00 -- Mass at Noon -- BBQ at 1:30pm This event is FREE for all Parishioners. Click here to Registe...

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Faith Formation Registration

Posted on August 20, 2022 in: General News

Faith Formation Registration
Faith Formation classes will be starting the first week of October. Online Registration will begin on:        Tuesday, September 6th on our website. An email with registration information will be sent to all families previously enrolled in our Faith Formatio...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Fall Retreat—Living Our Faith in a Troubled World
Saturday, October 15, 2022 St. Bernard Parish Center, Church, and Church Hall Time:  10 am to 4:30 pm (sign in starts at 9:30) Format: talks, private prayer, personal reflection, group sharing Retreat Presenter:  Father Paul CB Schenck How can we keep our faith alive when...

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Do you know anyone who has been away from the Church?
Most of us know friends, neighbors, or even family members that have stopped coming to Church.  Some of them have a sense that something is missing in their lives, but they can’t put their finger on what it is.  Many of them stopped coming because their understanding of our Faith is ...

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Annual School Supply Drive - Last Weekend
Annual School Supply DriveBlessed Sacrament Parish, through our Justice & Peace Committee and the St. Bernard Women’s Guild, is working with 2 social workers from the CT Department of Children and Families this year. One has requested gift cards which will be distributed to families in nee...

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Gift Card Pick Up

Posted on August 16, 2022 in: General News

Gift Card Pick Up
This Weekend—August 20st & 21nd after all Masses at Both Churches For gift cards purchased last weekend. Next Gift Card Sale:  September 10th & 11th Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org  

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Mass & Sanctuary Lamp Intentions

Posted on August 12, 2022 in: General News

Mass & Sanctuary Lamp Intentions
In addition to Mass Intentions, both of our Churches have a Sanctuary Lamp that is available to memorialize a loved one or for a special intention. When requested, the intention will be printed in the bulletin and the lamp will burn for a week. To reserve a Mass or Sanctuary Lamp, call: For St...

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St. Matthew Hall Renovation Update
The Church Hall renovation is on schedule with work starting soon to fix drainage from the north side of the Church to prevent moisture from entering the new Hall. During this drainage work, handicap parking may be inaccessible on the northeast side for a time as we install a 12” pipe acros...

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Gift Card Sale - This Weekend - August 13th & 14th
After all Masses at both St. Matthew & St. Bernard Pick up: August 20th & 21st Please consider purchasing a gift card to donate to our Annual School Supply Drive. Visit www.raiseright.com/brands (formerly shopwith scrip) to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Pr...

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, August 15th Our community will celebrate Mass: St. Bernard Church at 8:00am St. Matthew Church at 7:00pm  

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Faith Formation Teachers & Aides Needed
Many volunteers and teachers are needed for our upcoming Faith Formation year. If you have been looking for a way to get involved with Blessed Sacrament Parish, perhaps Faith Formation is for you. Please note we are required to have at least 2 adults in each session. For the K-6 program teachers ...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Fall Retreat - October 15, 2022
If you have been wondering or asking yourself these questions like:  How can we be the person God calls us to be while living in the light of today’s news and frustrations? With life’s heavy challenges, how can we be God’s light to others? How can we keep our moral c...

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First Friday Adoration - August 5th
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, August 5th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at St. Bernard Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ presenc...

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Mass Schedule Change

Posted on August 03, 2022 in: General News

Mass Schedule Change
Please note there will NOT be a 9am Friday Mass at St. Matthew Church on Friday, August 12th Please join us at the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church on that Friday.  

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Bible Study—Registration Ends August 8th
WISDOM:  GOD’S VISION FOR LIFE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED Registration Deadline: August 8th If you want to know what it means to live with God’s wisdom and are ready to dive deeper into applying Scripture to your life, you are invited to join us for WISDOM: GOD’S VI...

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Young Adult Ministry Bible Study

Posted on August 01, 2022 in: General News

Young Adult Ministry Bible Study
BIBLE STUDY REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED AS OF 8/8/22 The 4:12 Society is hosting a Young Adult Bible Study this fall. Like the parish bible study, we will be looking at the Wisdom texts of the Bible using the program, "Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life"; we welcome all young adults to joi...

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Going on Vacation?

Posted on July 28, 2022 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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Bulletin Advertising Opportunities Available
Help Still Needed! Lisa Elliott from Liturgical Publications, our bulletin publisher, was working remotely this past week securing advertisers for our bulletin. We would like to thank all of the advertisers who have generously committed to the bulletin for this year!  We still have space ava...

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World Day for Grandparents and Elderly
This Sunday, July 24, is the celebration of World Day for Grandparents and Elderly established by Pope Francis. The theme of this year’s celebration is “In Old Age They Will Still Bear Fruit.” It emphasizes how grandparents are a gift both to society and the church. Click here t...

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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on July 17, 2022 in: General News

Baptism Preparation Class
The next classes for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized is scheduled for: Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00pm Call Cheryl at 860-872-0200, Ext. 2 to pre-register. Baptisms are scheduled: at St. Bernard on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of the month at S...

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Faith Formation Registration - 2022/2023 School Year
On-Line Registration for the 2022/23 Faith Formation Year will begain on September 6, 2022 on our website (www.blessedsacramentct.org). Please watch your email for updates on this coming year’s program.  Many more volunteers are still needed.  If you are being called to...

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Children’s Missalettes Available
A parishioner has donated copies of the booklet "The Mass for Children" to our parish for use in the pews during Mass. Please feel free to use a copy for your child to look at during Mass, and kindly return the book before leaving Church. We hope our parish children can enjoy followi...

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Cornerstone Food Cupboard & Tolland Food Pantry Requests
Cornerstone Food Cupboards We are running very low on some of the basic food items we usually include in our food assistance for our families. Connecticut Foodshare, which has been our major source of food since we opened is also experiencing a significant decrease in the food they can offer pant...

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Save the Date for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Fall Retreat
Saturday, October 15, 2022 If you have been wondering or asking yourself these questions like:  With life’s heavy challenges, how can we be God’s light to others? How can we keep our moral convictions strong when the world tells us otherwise? Then this retreat i...

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New Request from the Soup Kitchen Ministry - Volunteer Needed
The Soup Kitchen Ministry is looking for one person to join a Friday Team. Cornerstone Soup Kitchen is located around the corner from St Bernard. Team 11: St. Dominic works the 2nd & 5th Friday of each month. Hours are 4:15-6:00. Jobs include packing dinner bags for guests, serving dinner bag...

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Blessed Sacrament Catholic 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 1.  

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VBS Registration Ends - July 8th
July 18-22nd from 9-12 noon in the St. Bernard Parish Center Click here to register We are holding a spot just for YOU! Let’s make VBS at Blessed Sacrament Parish the BEST EVER! VBS is open to ALL kids in grades K-6 – Friends are always welcome here! Registration...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Bible Study—Fall 2022
WISDOM:  GOD’S VISION FOR LIFE Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. To help you learn to gather and live with greater wisdom, Blessed Sacrament Parish will begin the Bible Study W...

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Come Watch With Us!

Posted on July 05, 2022 in: General News

Come Watch With Us!
July in the Sky Fireworks Tuesday, July 12th (Rain date July 13th) Join us at St. Bernard to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and other refreshments for sale. We will fire up the grill at 5:00pm. We hope you can jo...

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Mass Schedule Change

Posted on July 04, 2022 in: General News

Mass Schedule Change
Please note there will NOT be a 9am Friday Mass at St. Matthew Church on: Friday, July 8th or Friday, July 15th. Please join us at the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church on those Fridays.  

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Soup Kitchen Ministry - Looking for a New Team Member
The Soup Kitchen Ministry is looking for one person to join a Monday Team. Cornerstone Soup Kitchen is located around the corner from St Bernard. Team 4: St. Elizabeth works the 4th Monday of each month. Hours are 4:15-6:00. Jobs include packing dinner bags for guests, serving dinner bags through...

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St. Bernard Women’s Guild is Looking for Crafty People
We are looking for “Crafty People” to donate a handmade craftwork of ceramics, jewelry, sewing,  knitwear, Christmas ornaments & items, American size doll clothes for the Bazaar in November Any questions, email Jean at St.BernardWomen’sGuild@cath-comm.org &...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, July 1st   3:00pm - 7:00pm St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’...

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Independence Day Mass

Posted on June 29, 2022 in: General News

Independence Day Mass
Monday, July 4th at 9:00am St. Bernard Cemetery 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 8:00am Mass...

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Church Offices Closed - Monday, July 4th
All Church offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Our Youth Ministry is hosting Vacation Bible School
July 18-22nd from 9-12 noon in the St. Bernard Parish Center Click here to register We are holding a spot just for YOU! Let’s make VBS at Blessed Sacrament Parish the BEST EVER! VBS is open to ALL kids in grades K-6 – Friends are always welcome here! Registration...

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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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Calling all teens in grades 7-12 - VBS needs YOU!
BSP Youth Ministry is hosting Vacation Bible School for kids in grades K-6 this summer, July 18th - 22nd! We can't do it without YOU! We need lots of teens in grades 7-12 to create a fun and exciting experience for the younger kids of our great parish! If you and a friend are looking for...

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Prayer Service for Fr. White

Posted on June 21, 2022 in: General News

Prayer Service for Fr. White
June 27th at 6:00pm Please join our Clergy and the Perpetual Care Committee in remembering St. Bernard's former pastor, Father John White. The prayer service will be held at  Fr. White's grave site in the St. Bernard Cemetery. We look forward to seeing you there!  ...

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Faith Formation Office News

Posted on June 17, 2022 in: General News

Faith Formation Office News
Looking Ahead to Next School Year Many volunteers and teachers are needed for our upcoming Faith Formation year. If you have been looking for a way to get involved with Blessed Sacrament Parish in some way, perhaps Faith Formation is for you. Currently we have several openings for teachers and...

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Vacation Bible School

Posted on June 16, 2022 in: General News

Vacation Bible School
We are so excited to share with you that Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held at St. Bernard Parish Center on July 18-22nd, from 9am to Noon! Each day the children will experience music, games, arts and crafts and so much fun!  As they discover the “Marvelous Mystery,  The Mas...

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Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop

Posted on June 16, 2022 in: General News

Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop
Located on the Dunn Hill side of St. Matthew Church Are you looking for baby clothes for yourself or a friend? We have lots to choose from for only $5 a bag. Such a deal! We also have clothes for your older children too! We are open on Saturdays 9 to 1. Check us out...  

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting
Tuesday, June 21st at 6pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall This is our last meeting until we get together again on September 6th. Have a safe, healthy, relaxing, enjoyable summer! Any questions, email Jean at St.BernardWomen’sGuild@cath-comm.org  

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Join the Team for VBS!

Posted on June 09, 2022 in: General News

Join the Team for VBS!
Teens and Adults interested in helping plan and be one of our Team Leaders for a Vacation Bible School, to be held July 18 – 22nd from 9 am – Noon, are invited to a Pizza and Ice Cream social this Friday, June 10th from 6-8 in the St. Bernard Church Hall. Teens - this is a great servi...

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Save the Date for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Fall Retreat
Saturday, October 15, 2022 If you have been wondering or asking yourself these questions like:  Are you interested in a break from your pressure-packed schedule to rediscover your relationship with God? How do we keep our faith alive when the world does not support it? Then...

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Novena to St. Peregrine

Posted on June 08, 2022 in: General News

Novena to St. Peregrine
Join us as we pray for those impacted by cancer June  14 at 6:30pm St Matthew Church & Livestream Have you, your family, or your friends been affected by cancer? We hope you can join us as the Blessed Sacrament Parish community concludes nine days of prayer for all those im...

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Attention Current 7th & 9th Grade Faith Formation Families
If you haven’t already done so, please return your Faith Formation books. These books will be used again in 8th & 10th grade. Books can be dropped in the maroon bin located at either church. At St. Bernard the bin is in the vestibule leading to the parish office. The vestibule is ...

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Our Youth Ministry is Hosting Vacation Bible School!
Open to kids in grades K-6! July 18-22nd from 9-12 noon in the St. Bernard Parish Center The cost is $20 per child, with a family cap of $30. No child will be denied for inability to pay. For more information or if you need financial assistance, please contact Bridget Thurston (860-872...

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Faith Formation Director/Coordinator Needed for Grades K-6
Our parish is searching for a Faith Formation Director for grades K-6 to inspire students in the knowledge and love of their faith. We are looking for a practicing Roman Catholic who can work in a collaborative team environment to engage K-6 students and their parents in the faith formation and s...

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Faith Formation News

Posted on June 02, 2022 in: General News

Faith Formation News
Faith Formation 2022/23 Needs Many volunteers and teachers are needed for our upcoming Faith Formation year. If you have been looking for a way to get involved with Blessed Sacrament Parish in some way, perhaps Faith Formation is for you. Currently we have several openings for teachers and aid...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, June 3rd   3:00pm - 7:00pm St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ pres...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Thursday, June 9th from 9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. Please note:  We will not be meeting in July or August. Our next meeting is scheduled for Septem...

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Fun Service Opportunity for Teens in Grades 7-12!
Our Youth Ministry is looking for teens to help plan and run a Vacation Bible School to be held July 18 – 22nd from 9 am – Noon. Teens interested in helping provide a fun event for the kids in grades K-6 are invited to an Informational Pizza and Ice Cream Party Friday, ...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Meetings
Haiti Mission Meeting Thursday, June 16th at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting Thursday, June 16th at 6:00pm Both meetings will be held in the St. Matthew gazebo; if the weather is inclement, we will meet in classroom 10 in the St. Matthew Parish Center. Questions, please contact Sue...

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Memorial Day Mass

Posted on May 26, 2022 in: General News

Memorial Day Mass
Monday, May 30th at 10:00am in the St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memorial Day 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 parishes. Mass will be at 10:00 am. ...

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Offices Closed for Memorial Day
All Church offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ext. 2  

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Building Projects Update
We have several projects in process at Blessed Sacrament Parish. For the details on the St. Matthew Hall Renovation or the St Bernard Cemetery Columbarium, click on the project name below: St Matthew Hall Renovation St Bernard Cemetery Columbarium

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The Ascension of the Lord - Thursday, May 26th
Please join us at Mass! Our community will celebrate Mass: St. Matthew Church at 9:00am St. Bernard Church at 7:00pm  

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Faith Formation - Looking Ahead...
The Faith Formation Office is beginning to look ahead to next year. Anyone interested in finding out how they can help should contact Bridget or Ree for more information. Many teachers, aides and other volunteers are always needed. For grades K-6 please contact Ree at Theresa@cath-comm.org o...

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Banquet
Our end-of-year dinner will be held on: June 7th at 6pm at Georgina's Restaurant, Bolton. The cost is $20 per person If you haven't signed up yet, please mail in your payment and choice of meal to St. Bernard Women's Guild by May 27th. Save the date for our next meeting: T...

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Faith Formation Spring/Summer Schedule
Saint Bernard Campus*: Saint Matthew Campus*: Monday: 9-2pm Wednesday: 9-2pm Tuesday:  10-2pm Thursday: 10-2pm *July and August the Faith Formation Office will have reduced office hours, however, all phone calls and ...

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Faith Formation Director/Coordinator for Grades K-6
Our parish is searching for a faith formation director for grades K-6 to inspire students in the knowledge and love of their faith. We are looking for a practicing Roman Catholic who can work in a collaborative team environment to engage K-6 students and their parents in the faith formation and s...

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Bus Trip to the Eucharistic Congress in Boston - Additional Departure Location:  St. Matthew Church, Tolland
The Diocese of Norwich is arranging busses to take people to the Eucharistic Revival With Bishop Robert Barron at the Eucharistic Congress in Boston. Join us to see Bishop Robert Barron as we kick off the Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Norwich.  Beginning in June, The USCCB will launc...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Meetings
Haiti Mission Meeting Thursday, May 19th at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm Both meetings will be held in the St. Matthew gazebo; If the weather is inclement, we will meet in classroom 10 in the St. Matthew Parish Center. If you have questions, p...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration Friday, May 6th   3:00pm - 7:00pm St. Bernard Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus’ prese...

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Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
The Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 and 6626 will have a Mother’s Day Plant Sale after all Masses at both at Churches on Mother’s Day Weekend (May 7/8). In addition, plants will be on sale at St. Matthew Church after both First Communion Masses on May 7th. We will have a variety of ...

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St. Matthew Women's Guild Meeting & Ice Cream Social
We would like to invite you to: Our Annual Installation Banquet at Basil’s Restaurant Wednesday May 11th at 6:00 PM If you have any questions, please contact Jean Canal at 860-875-2276 Our First Annual Ice Cream Social Thursday, May 12th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in St. Matthew’s Church...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Thursday, May 12th 9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. For further information or to request a prayer shawl, lap robe, or pocket prayer shawl to give to someone, p...

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Mass Schedule Change

Posted on May 01, 2022 in: General News

Mass Schedule Change
Please note there will NOT be a 9am Friday Mass at St. Matthew Church on: Friday, May 6th or Friday, May 13th. Please join us at the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church on those Fridays.  

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Change for Haiti

Posted on April 28, 2022 in: General News

Change for Haiti
This Weekend - April 30th & May 1st After All Masses at Both Churches Watch for our volunteers outside with their buckets and drop in whatever change you have! No donation is too small or too big as that change adds up quickly.  In the past we have collected thousands for our teach...

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Save the Date for the Blessed Sacrament Parish Family Reunion
September 18th Noon – 4pm Noon Mass, picnic, games, raffles and lots of fun for everyone! Star Hill Family Athletic Center  

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Gift Card Sale

Posted on April 27, 2022 in: General News

Gift Card Sale
April  30th & May 1st after all Masses at St. Matthew Church only Pick up: May 7th & 8th Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Proceeds help support our Haiti mission. Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org  

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting
Our next meeting is:  Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm in the St. Bernard Church Hall Our end-of-year dinner will be held on: June 7th at 6pm at Georgina’s Restaurant, Bolton The cost is $20 per person Please bring cash or check made out to St. Bernard Women’s Guild to our May...

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Mass Schedule Change

Posted on April 25, 2022 in: General News

Mass Schedule Change
Please note there will NOT be a 9am Friday Mass at St. Matthew Church Friday, May 6th. Please join us at the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church on that Friday.  

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Come Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet With Us!
Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm St. Matthew Church & live-stream "Where, if not in the Divine Mercy, can the world find refuge and the light of hope?" ~St John Paul II The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday, pamphlets explaining the novena and how to pray it ...

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted on April 15, 2022 in: General News

Holy Week Schedule
Date Time Event Location   Good Friday April 15   9:00am Morning Prayer St. Matthew Chapel   3:00pm Lit...

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Scholarship Opportunities

Posted on April 14, 2022 in: General News

Scholarship Opportunities
Fr. White Scholarship - High School Tuition Scholarship Attention All 8th Graders All 8th graders that are participating in Blessed Sacrament’s Faith Formation program and are planning on attending a Catholic high school in the fall may apply for the Father White Scholarship. Applicat...

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Living Stations of the Cross

Posted on April 13, 2022 in: General News

Living Stations of the Cross
Good Friday, April 15th at 7:00pm St. Bernard Church & Livestream Our Youth Ministry and Music Ministry will lead us prayerfully along the road to Calvary. Hear thoughts and reactions from eyewitnesses to the depth of Christ’s love for us. Everyone is welcome to come and witness t...

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Easter Flower Sale

Posted on April 12, 2022 in: General News

Easter Flower Sale
Knights of Columbus 6626 will be holding their annual Easter Flower Sale in front of St. Matthew Church. In addition, online ordering is available. Online purchases will be safely dropped off at your house the day of the sale (April 16th). Order by April 13th and get free delivery! Click here to ...

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Haiti Mission and Justice & Peace Meetings
Haiti Mission Meeting:  Thursday, April 21st at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Meeting: Thursday, April 21st at 6:00pm Both meetings will be held via Zoom. If you are a new attendee, please contact Sue @ (860) 371-1111. If you’ve ever wondered what we are about, this may be...

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No Friday 9:00am Mass on Friday, April 22nd at St. Matthew Church
Please note there will NOT be a Friday 9:00am Mass at St. Matthew Church Friday, April 22nd. Please join us at the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church on that Friday.

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Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund Update
The Blessed Sacrament Parish Knights of Columbus Councils want to thank all of our parishioners for your kind and generous donations to the Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Relief Fund. The outpouring of your support at a time of war is truly inspiring. It was just about 2 months ago that the ...

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Friday Stations of the Cross

Posted on April 07, 2022 in: General News

Friday Stations of the Cross
9:30am at St. Matthew Church - in-person only 7:00pm at St. Bernard Church - in-person & live-stream Prayerful meditation through the Stations of the Cross is our beautiful tradition during Fridays in Lent. Come, pray, and meditate on the sacrifice Christ made for us. Pleas...

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted on April 06, 2022 in: General News

Holy Week Schedule
Date Time Event Place   April 11 8:00am Morning Mass St. Bernard Livestream April 12 10:30am Chrism Mass ...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Posted on April 04, 2022 in: General News

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Thursday, April 14th 9:30 - 11:30am in the St. Bernard Church Hall We would love for you join us for an enjoyable morning of knitting/crocheting & fellowship. All are welcome. For further information or to request a prayer shawl, lap robe, or pocket prayer shawl to give to someone,...

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Offices Closed for Good Friday

Posted on April 03, 2022 in: General News

Offices Closed for Good Friday
All Church offices will close at noon on Holy Thursday, April 14th and reopen Monday, April 18th. If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753 Ext. 1 or St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 Ex...

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Come Pray with Us!

Posted on April 01, 2022 in: General News

Come Pray with Us!
Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm St. Matthew Church & live-stream "Where, if not in the Divine Mercy, can the world find refuge and the light of hope?" ~St John Paul II On Divine Mercy Sunday, we will gather to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Jesus said to St Fau...

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First Friday Eucharist Adoration
Please join us for our next First Friday Adoration - Friday, April 1st from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at St. Matthew Church We will gather to adore our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a great opportunity for peaceful reflection, personal prayer or just relaxing in Jesus&rsq...

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Catholic Book Club

Posted on March 29, 2022 in: General News

Catholic Book Club
April 18, May 2 & 16 Morning sessions at St. Bernard Parish Center Evening sessions available on zoom Blessed Sacrament Parish Book Club Spring session will begin in April. We have an option available to gather in person as well as an option for Zoom discussion sessions for those who want...

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Gift Card Sale

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

Gift Card Sale
April 2nd & 3rd after all Masses at both St. Matthew & St. Bernard Pick up: April 9th & 10th Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to see all the gift cards available for purchase. Proceeds help support our parish outreach to Haiti. Any questions, email: giftcards@cath-comm.org ...

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Ushers Needed at St. Bernard Church
We are looking for people to help with our offertory collections as well as ushering for Masses at St. Bernard Church. Men or women can serve the Church in this role. All you need is a willingness to help. Ushers are responsible for: Greeting/welcoming parishioners before Mass, distribut...

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Knights of Columbus Council 6626 Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Tolland or whose family is registered with Blessed Sacrament Parish and who has been accepted by an accredited college or university as a full time student. Applications are now available through the Tolland High S...

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We Invite You to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
When in your BUSY day do you have time for the Lord? We invite you to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation on either or both of these date: A Day of Reconciliation —Friday, March 25th— 7am to 7pm St. Bernard Church-Rockville Priests fro...

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Chrism Mass

Posted on March 22, 2022 in: General News

Chrism Mass
Tuesday, April 12th at 10:30am Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D., invites you to the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. The Chrism Mass is the Liturgy during which the sacred Chrism is consecrated and the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of the Catechumens are blessed. These oils ar...

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St. Matthew Women's Guild Easter Chocolate Fundraiser
March 26/27 & April 2/3 After All Masses at St. Matthew Church The St. Matthew Women's Guild will be selling Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate Lambs - $5 each Proceeds will go towards our "Tending the Sheep" program for the newly baptized children of our Bl...

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Meeting & Layette Collection
Tuesday, April 5th at 6:00pm St. Bernard Church Hall Attention: Guild Members and Parishioners We will be collecting baby items on behalf of “Catholic Charities”. They have a specific need for Baby Shampoo, Baby lotion, baby toothbrushes, Blankets, Newborn – 2Toddler ...

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Easter Gift Cards

Posted on March 19, 2022 in: General News

Easter Gift Cards
For the Manchester Office of Connecticut Department of Children, and families of Tolland Human Services & Vernon Social Services. Like last year, COVID requires us to change things a bit, but it will not deter us from reaching out to those less fortunate. We are again asking parishioners...

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Catholic Books, Gifts, Movies, Music for Children & Adults
The Daughters of St. Paul are Coming to Blessed Sacrament Parish March 19th & 20th after all Masses in both parish halls. The Sisters will feature Catholic Resources, Bibles, Prayerbooks, and many titles for Children. Please plan to visit the Bookfair and choose something to enrich your ...

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Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund
We will have the Ukraine Relief Collection baskets out again this weekend (March 19 & 20). Please make the checks payable to: Blessed Sacrament Parish and include Ukraine Solidarity Fund in the memo line To donate online, click here. Your generous gift today will directly sup...

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Bulletin Submission Deadlines

Posted on March 11, 2022 in: General News