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November Distribution of the Eucharist for Those Who Cannot Attend Mass
November 22nd     1:30pm—2:30pm at St. Bernard Church If due to the pandemic you are not comfortable joining us for the celebration of Mass, we invite you to come receive the Blessed Eucharist during this special distribution. We will sanitize the Church after the l...

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2019-2020 Fiscal Year Blessed Sacrament Parish Financial Report
Click here to view the report. Please contact Scott Nai, Finance Council Chair – financecouncil@cath-comm.org

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Our Online Catholic Book Sale is Open for 1 More Week! Sale ends November 26th
November 14 through November 26, 2020 Sponsored by the Daugthers of St. Paul The Daughters of St. Paul are an international congregation of women religious who serve the church through evangelization with all forms of media (Pauline Books and Media). “We are consec...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass & Food Drive

Posted on November 15, 2020 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day Mass & Food Drive
This we our community will celebrate Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00am at St. Bernard Church. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are asking parishioners to reserve their seat(s) for this Mass like we do for weekend Masses. Click here to go to the reservation form. Thanksgiving morning Father Rick ...

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Covid Corner

Posted on November 14, 2020 in: General News

Covid Corner
Blessed Sacrament Parish has been receiving requests from parishioners on travel and quarantine guidance especially with family and students returning home as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. In an effort to provide guidance to all our parishioners, we will include a “Covid-19 Corner&rdquo...

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Blood Drive - November 24th at St. Matthew Church Hall
While seasons may change, the need for blood is constant. In fact, every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can help ensure blood products remain available for patients this fall by scheduling your next Red Cross blood donation at St. Matthew Church on Tuesday November 24th with the Knig...

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Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving
All Church offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday and reopen Monday, November 30th. If you need assistance during this time, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew—(860) 872-0200 St. Bernard&mdas...

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Book of Remembrance

Posted on November 13, 2020 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 that are written in the book will be remembered in prayer throughout the month of November.    

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Little Books

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Little Books
Blessed Sacrament Parish did not order Little Books for this Advent season. However, Little Books can be ordered directly from the website at littlebooks.org. They are available in paper and ebook formats. You can also get all the seasonal books on the Little Books app available for iOS and Andro...

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Justice & Peace Committee Meeting - Friday, December 4th at 5:00pm
Please contact Sue at (860) 371-1111 for details and to receive a link to this Zoom meeting. We hope you can join us! Some Thoughts from the Justice & Peace Committee At our recent meetings we have been sharing about the social unrest and racism in our communities and our world with a desi...

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St. Bernard Women’s Guild Raffle

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

St. Bernard Women’s Guild Raffle
We are very sorry to say that we will not be holding our annual Christmas Bazaar this year due to the pandemic. We will, however be holding our raffle! Soon each registered household will receive four raffle tickets. The tickets are $5.00 each and the prizes will be MasterCard gift cards ...

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Advent Penance Service - Sunday, December 6th - 3:00pm-4:00pm at St. Bernard Church
Dear Parish Family, In order to keep our people as safe as possible, this year’s December 6th Penance Service at St. Bernard Church will need to be organized differently.  On the day of the service, you are invited to come to the sacrament of confession anytime between 3:00pm and 4:00p...

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St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book
In anticipation of our Advent Penance Service on December 6th at 3:00pm at St. Bernard Church, we are asking all Blessed Sacrament Parish family and friends to update the names of active military personnel.  Please send the names to spirituality@cath-comm.org or call the office at (860) 875-...

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Blessed Sacrament Young Adult Ministry
Welcoming ALL young adults to join us on a journey of discovering truth and encountering God. Our 1st meeing will be Sunday, Decemeber 6th at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the St. Bernard Church Hall, Rockville, CT with a Zoom option for remote particiation. Advanced registration is requ...

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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Baptism Preparation Class
The next class for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized is scheduled for: Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm Call Denise at 860-872-0200, Ext. 1 to pre-register. Baptisms are scheduled: at St. Bernard on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of the month at St. Matthe...

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Haiti Donation Cards

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Haiti Donation Cards
Once again the Haiti donation cards are available at the two parish offices in time for Christmas. Just make a donation of any amount in someone’s name and you will receive a colorful, beautifully drawn card for that person acknowledging your gift. A gift that is perfect for birthdays, anni...

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Amazon Smile Helps Haiti

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Amazon Smile Helps Haiti
If you, like so many others, are doing your shopping online these days, please consider signing up for Amazon Smile (www.smile.amazon.com) and designating Norwich Diocese Outreach to Haiti as the organization you would like receiving all donations generated from your spending. It is free, and items ...

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Bulletin Submission Deadlines

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Bulletin Submission Deadlines
Due to the upcoming holidays, we must submit our bulletin early for printing. Therefore, requests for announcements to be included in the bulletin must be submitted as follows: Weekend of: Due before noon on: November 28/29 Monday, November 16th Decembe...

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Weekend Mass Reservations

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

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

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Youth Group Christmas Wreath Sale

Posted on November 08, 2020 in: General News

Youth Group Christmas Wreath Sale
Due to the pandemic, our Christmas Wreath Sale will be online this year.  Click here for the link to the order form. The Youth Group will decorate the wreaths and have them ready for you to pick up following the Blessing of the Creche at St. Matthew Church on December 12th after the 5:00 p.m...

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Reminder from St. Bernard Cemetery

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: General News

Reminder from St. Bernard Cemetery
LED Lights & Candles are never allowed at St. Bernard Cemetery. Burning candles pose a fire risk, especially with falling leaves. Thank you for your cooperation.  

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Need Help Reciting Prayers with Us  at Mass?
We have added the Gloria, Apostle’s Creed, and Nicene Creed to our website! To follow along and recite them with us, click here.    

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Prayer Shawls Available

Posted on October 30, 2020 in: General News

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

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Pastor's Page - November

Posted on October 29, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - November
Dear parish family, November finds us still journeying in a pandemic that has wearied us and made patience a virtue that gets more and more difficult to practice. But that’s exactly what we need to do even if the rest of the world has given up on it. This month of thanks reminds us that eve...

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Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich
Safe Environments Abuse Prevention Training In the Diocese of Norwich, all volunteers who have regular contact with minors, all employees, all clergy, and all religious, are required to complete safe environments training. This training is also available to any parishioner, or parent of a paro...

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Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop Open by Appointment
Our Shop has been closed since February due to COVID, but we are happy to announce that we will be reopening with safe-distancing and masks to be worn by all parties concerned. To shop at Mattie’s Togs, you must make an appointment with Billie. The hours are more flexible at the present tim...

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Reflections from the Market Place

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

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

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Cell Phone Text Message Scam

Posted on August 02, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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