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The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please call the Parish Office (872-0200) to pre-register.

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​Class Schedule—Week of April 23rd Regular Schedule  Upcoming Events ​Grades K-6 April 23 & 24​ Grade 3 Reconciliation, during class time April 28 & 29​ Crowning of Mary at all Masses Updated Information Needed Attention all families who w...

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Attention all families who will have children in grades K-10 during next school year (2018-19): We will be using a new registration program for Religious Education classes. It is VERY important that we have updated family contact information, especially email addresses. If you are new to our Church/Religious Education program or hav...

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Savers Fundraiser May 7th - May 20th We will be handing out bags after Mass on the weekend of April 21st & 22nd for each family to get pack up clean, gently used clothing, shoes, purses, accessories and bedding. Feel free to use additional 33 gallon bags. We hope our fundraiser with Saver's will inspire you to &quo...

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Interested in joining our Youth Music Group?  This year we will be singing once a month at the Sunday 10:30am Mass. The next Youth Music Group Mass will be Sunday, May 6th. If you’re considering joining us, please email Deirdre Goldsmith at deirdre.goldsm@gmail.com

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This scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Tolland or whose family is registered with St. Matthew Parish and who has been accepted by an accredited college or university as a full time student. Applications are now available at the Tolland and East Catholic High School guidance offices and at the St...

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Pick up will be May 5th & 6th.  
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Beginning April 2018, the Sanctuary Lamp located near the Tabernacle may be memorialized for a loved one. The donation is $25 and the Lamp will burn from Sunday to Saturday. The name of the deceased person will be mentioned in the bulletin. To have the Sanctuary Lamp burn in memory of someone, please call the Parish Office at (860) 872...

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Altar Server Training Tuesday, May 15th and 22nd 4:30pm – 6:00pm Calling all girls and boys in Grade 3 and up! You are invited to become an altar server at St. Matthew Church. Two days of training have been scheduled with Dharen Brochero, our seminarian, and Cynde Yaconiello. To register, please contact Cynde Yacon...

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The Tolland Knights of Columbus is hosting a Pancake Breakfast after the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses. Individuals $5 and Families $20. Proceeds will go to local charities.  
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All mail sent to St. Matthew Church, should be addressed: P.O. Box 100, Tolland, CT 06084 After May 5th, the post office will no longer deliver mail addressed to 111 Tolland Green and it will be returned to the sender.  

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After 10 years, we have paid off the mortgage for the Parish Center. Thank you and may God bless you for your commitment and support of our parish. Now, going forward, the full monthly second Building Maintenance Collection will be used for needed Church repairs and improvements.  

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We have renewed our Catholic Community subscription to FORMED.ORG for all parishioners of St. Bernard and St. Matthew.  There is a great amount of new content and you can now use an iPhone App to access your account after you register (Android App coming soon).  To register for your account, click here. For detailed instructi...

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Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  The St. Bernard/St. Matthew Community will offer a 9-week support program called, “New Day”, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  The goal of this program is to provide a sense of community where support is given and received. ...

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The morning session of the book club will meet April 23rd (8:45am-10am) at St. Bernard The evening session of the book club will meet April 23rd (7pm-8:15pm) at St. Matthew The next meeting dates are:  May 7th and May 21st Contact Mary Scibelli with questions: 860-798-7529 or scibellifamily@gmail.com

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Ham and Bean Dinner Sponsored by the Youth Group April 22nd Following the Noon Mass at St. Bernard $5 per person or $15 for families of 4 or more Tickets on sale after all weekend Masses ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CLAIRVAUX HOUSE The Clairvaux House The ‘white house’ owned by St. Bernard Church at 32 School Stre...

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Pastor's Page - April
Dear Parish Family, Congratulations everyone – we survived March!  You have to admit, that was one very long, dreary and snowy month.  April, thankfully, finds us immersed in the seasons of spring and the liturgical season of Easter.  The first reflects the changing of the physical world from the cold, dark season ...

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We are looking for Baptismal outfits (1 year and up). With Spring arriving and Summer on its way, stop in at Mattie's Togs for a looksee on Saturdays 9-1. Call Billie at (860) 871-0260 if you have any questions. We are located on the Dunn Hill Road side of St. Matthew Church.  

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The Catholic Community of St. Matthew and St. Bernard is participating in the invitation to bring a friend to Church next weekend. Please pick up an invitation card at the entrance to the Church and invite a friend or family member who does not normally come to Church—to come with you on April 21st or 22nd.  

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Click on the PHOTOS button on the homepage or click here for the latest photos.
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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 309.  Please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted to make arrangements for the training.

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April 22nd - Ham & Bean Dinner Fundraiser for Clairvaux House Follows the noon Mass at St. Bernard. Tickets are: $5 per person or $15 for families of 4 or more. Tickets on sale after all weekend Masses. July 20-22 Steubenville NYC Reserve your spot today! To Join the Fun: Email Hilary and Bridget at Youth@cath-comm.org ...

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Due to the increase in Mass Intentions, Mass Intentions at both parishes may be booked from now until the end of 2018.  
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Notice from St. Bernard Cemetery Easter is April 1st Families are requested to remove all Christmas and winter decorations by March 15th. All unwanted decorations may be placed in or near trash barrels. Families are also reminded to remove all artificial flowers, statuettes, and garden shop figurines of any kind. Artificial flowe...

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Registration has started for the 2018/2019 school year! Our 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am until 11:45 am Our 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 am until 11:45 am We are an accredited Music Together Preschool. Both classes receive a 30 minute structured music class once a week...

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The following documents are on our website www.stmatthewct.org. Click on Resources and then Safe Environments. Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich Diocese of Norwich : Sexual Abuse & Sexual Misconduct Reporting Procedures 8 Things Children Can Do To Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church and at School ...

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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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The names of active members of the military are kept in our St. Michael the Angel Prayer Book to keep them in prayer during their service to our country. If you would like your family member added to the book or if they have returned from service, please contact the Parish Secretary so we may keep the book current. We prayed for these ...

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Small Christian Communities (SCC) September is a time for new beginnings and you are invited to join a Small Christian Community.  Come to learn, experience and discern if a SCC is something you want to include in your prayer life. SCCs are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection.  These...

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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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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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