News

Brian Kenny, Business Manager for our Catholic Community of St. Bernard & St. Matthew received a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly for his work establishing Clairvaux House, a temporary shelter for homeless mothers and their children owned by St. Bernard Church and operated by the Cornerstone Foundation.  The cita...

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The Youth Group Meeting will be held in the St. Bernard Youth Room (located behind the Rectory).  
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Join us at St. Bernard to view the fireworks at the best spot in Rockville. Bring your blankets and chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, soda, ice cream for sale to support St. Bernard Preschool. Rain date is July 6th.  

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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 parishes. Please note there will be no 9:00am Mass on July 4th. Plan to arrive early and bring your lawn chairs. In the event of rain, Mass w...

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Starting August 28th, deadline for registration is July 24th to order materials.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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¨ Updated Registration Information If you are new to our church, have changed your email/contact information or are new to our Religious Education program, please contact LeeAnn by June 16th at faithformation@stmatthewct.org or 860-872-0200 x 309 with your updated information. Religious Education registration begins in earl...

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To view the new Confirmation photos, click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or CLICK HERE.
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Registration has started for the 2017/2018 school year! 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am and 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am. We are an accredited Music Together Preschool and both classes have a 30 minute structured music class once a week by a cert...

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Save the date -  June 26th-30th for this summer's Vacation Bible School, " Passport to Peru...Discovering God's Gifts".  Contact Kimberly Manganella at 860-875-0753 X 119 for more information. 

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Our Lady of Fatima asked for the establishment of the Five First Saturdays Devotion which will continue at St. Matthew July 1st. Our Lady promised to assist all who make this devotion at the hour of their death with all the graces necessary for salvation. To make this devotion, on the first Saturday for five consecutive months, one must: ...

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Pastor's Page - June
Dear Parish Family, I recently attended my nephew’s graduation from the University of Connecticut.  As I sat through the graduation, I couldn’t help but think about the many young men and women who would be starting a new and exciting chapter in their lives.  I watched their excitement and enthusiasm and wondered ...

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Dear Parishioners, The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has been hard at work this past year.  The role of the Pastoral Council is to “support, advise, assist, and consult with the Pastor in building up the body of Christ in our community.” Father Rick has identifie...

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St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book If you have a loved one who is in the military in harm’s way, please contact the parish office to have your loved one’s name added to the St. Michael the Archangel prayer book. St. Michael is the patron of soldiers and will be regularly asked to intercede for the protection of our loved...

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Please note we recently enhanced our telephone systems to improve communication for you and between St. Matthew and St. Bernard.   In this process, we also changed some telephone extensions which are on the website now and will be in the bulletin starting next week. The new system will allow clergy and staff to receive calls dir...

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PRO-LIFE BOTTLE COLLECTION:  Don’t want the hassle of returning your empty cans, bottles and plastics?  Donate them to the Pro-Life Ministry by dropping them off in the designated trash bins outside the dumpster area.  Please be sure they are returnables, BAGGED, and uncrushed.  Your generous donations are very m...

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Any interested parishioners who would like to complete the Diocese of Norwich's Safe Environments program called "Called to Protect", are invited to call the Faith Formation Office at 860-872-0200 X 319.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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Ministry of Consolation is looking for Volunteers St. Matthew Church has a tremendously wonderful Ministry that provides luncheons after funerals that are held at St. Matthew Church. The Ministry handles all the details from providing the food, to setting up the buffet, to cleaning up afterwards. When a funeral luncheon is requested...

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The Vatican recently issued more definitive guidance on cremation for Catholics.  For the complete document, click here. Summary: Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning.  The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord, l...

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

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cath-comm.org” is the new domain name for our  clergy’s email addresses, designating Father Rick,  Father Bill, Deacon Ron and Deacon Mike as clergy for the “Catholic Community of St. Bernard and St. Matthew”.    Their emails for @saintbernardchurch.org and @stmatthewct.org are stil...

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