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Lenten Mission Recording Available

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Mission Recording Available
Steve Angrisano came to our parish live-stream on Feb 22nd.   He was so inspiring!  We were extremely excited to have him return virtually to Blessed Sacrament  Parish.  We still want our whole parish to see this live-streamed event, so if you missed it, we recorded it ...

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Youth Group Living Stations of the Cross
The teens of our parish will present the passion and death of our Lord. Hear the thoughts and reactions from eyewitnesses to the depth of Christ’s love for us. To maintain the safety of our young people, the Youth Group’s presentation of the Stations of Cross will be online this year....

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Friday Stations of the Cross during Lent
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—9:30am (in person only) St. Bernard Church—7:00pm  (in person & live-streamed) To w...

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Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Parish Reconciliation Service —Sunday, March 7th at 3pm— St. Matthew Church Jesus, through the sacrament of reconciliation, draws us from the darkness of sin into the light of grace Due to COVID, this year’s Lenten Reconciliation Service wi...

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Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council 4122 is sponsoring an Old-Fashioned Corned Beef Dinner with Curbside Pickup
Mark Your Calendars For This St. Patrick's Day Dinner! Wednesday March 17th (please note this is a change from the date printed in the February 21st bulletin) Varied Pick up Times Between 4:00pm & 7:00pm to Promote Safe Distancing The cost will be $15 per person and includ...

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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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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on February 19, 2021 in: General News

Baptism Preparation Class
The next class for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized is scheduled for: Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00pm Call Denise at 860-872-0200, Ext. 1 to pre-register. Baptisms are scheduled: at St. Bernard on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of the month at St. Matthew o...

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March Distribution of Holy Communion for Those Who Cannot Attend Mass
Sunday, March 14th     1:30m—2:30pm at St. Bernard Church Sunday, March 21st     1:30pm—2:30pm at St. Matthew Church If due to the pandemic you are not comfortable joining us in the Church for the celebration of the Eucharist, we in...

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Lenten Little Books Available

Posted on February 19, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Little Books Available
Blessed Sacrament Parish has ordered Little Books for the Lenten season. They will be available soon at the entrances of our Churches. If you would prefer to access the Little Books on your phone, they are available as e-books at www.littlebooks.org.  

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Help Wanted

Posted on February 19, 2021 in: General News

Help Wanted
The Blessed Sacrament Environment Ministry is looking for volunteers to perform light Sanctuary “maintenance” tasks. There is a need for someone to water and refresh plants, as well as remove faded floral arrangements, particularly during the Christmas and Easter seasons. If you are a...

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Reflections from the Market Place

Posted on February 19, 2021 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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Moving Toward Antiracism

Posted on February 19, 2021 in: General News

Moving Toward Antiracism
How do we move forward and fight against racism as a Church? How do we break the walls that divide us? How do we as Catholics, combat the racism engrained in our society? Get the answer to this and so many other questions…during this great free series Moving Towards Antiracism with Deacon ...

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Weekend Mass Reservations

Posted on February 19, 2021 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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Prayer Shawls Available

Posted on January 29, 2021 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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Need Help Reciting Prayers with Us  at Mass?
We have added the Gloria, Apostle’s Creed, Nicene Creed and the Memorial Acclamation to our website! To follow along and recite them with us, click here.    

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Pastor's Page - February

Posted on January 28, 2021 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - February
Dear Parish Family,  The wintry month of February seems to be a very fitting month to begin the season of Lent.  Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, falls on the 17th of February.  And since the dangers of the Coronavirus continues to journey with us, we will need to make some necess...

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COVID-19 Corner - Vaccine Myths

Posted on December 04, 2020 in: General News

COVID-19 Corner - Vaccine Myths
Making Sense of Bioethics:  COVID-19 Vaccine Myths By Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD Several popular myths about COVID-19 vaccines have been gaining traction on social media in recent months, particularly in regard to messenger RNA (mRNA) vac­cines being developed by Moderna, Sanofi, P...

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Covid Corner

Posted on November 19, 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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Amazon Smile Helps Haiti

Posted on November 19, 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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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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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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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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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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