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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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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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$200 Donation for Every 25 New Online Donors!
We are beginning an effort to increase our Online Giving to limit personal contact, provide a predictable cash flow to our parish, and eliminate the need to mail envelopes. ParishSOFT, the company supporting our parish database and our Online Giving platform, will donate $200 to Blessed Sacrament...

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Divine Mercy Chaplet - Pray With Us
The Novena To Divine Mercy traditionally begins on Good Friday for nine days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday—the Sunday following Easter. Those praying the novena are asked to say a prayer of special intentions on each of the nine days, followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Click here to ...

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted on March 29, 2020 in: General News

Holy Week Schedule
Please join us for our Live Stream Masses & Liturgies during Holy Week.   Click here to watch these Masses & Liturgies (www.blessedsacramentct.org) Please note: Palms will be given out in the parking lots for St. Matthew and St. Bernard this Palm Sunday, April 5th f...

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Pastor's Page - April

Posted on March 28, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - April
Dear Parish Family, On April 5th Holy Week begins with our livestreamed celebration of Palm Sunday Mass at 10:00am. Holy Week is the most sacred time in our Church calendar. This year is obviously posing some unique challenges - so we had to get creative in getting the blessed palms to you. This ...

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Stations of the Cross Available Online
While we are refraining from gathering as a group due to COVID-19 and therefore cannot pray the Stations of the Cross together at Church, we have recorded the Stations of the Cross prayers. This video is available to view at anytime on our website under Spirituality/Devotional Prayer (click her...

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Catholic Book Club - Spring 2020
Blessed Sacrament Parish Book Club was scheduled to return in April; however, due to COVID-19 we will defer until a time we can safely gather.   Participants in previous sessions have already selected our next book by Fr. Paul Boudreau, Fearless: Stories of American Saints. If you alrea...

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Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich
The following documents are on our website www.blessedsacramentct.org. Click on Resources and then Safe Environments.  Click here to go to this page on our website. · Safe Environments in the Diocese of Norwich · Diocese of Norwich : Sexual Abuse & Sexual Misco...

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Public Celebration of Masses Temporarily Suspended
NORWICH – Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham and Fishers Island, New York), and con...

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Visit our New Blessed Sacrament Website!
Visit our new website - www.blessedsacramentct.org.  We have added many new features including videos and are organized on our Mission Statement. If you go to the former websites for St. Bernard Church and St. Matthew Church, you will automatically be pointed to our new website.

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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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Baptism Preparation Meeting POSTPONED
The next class for registered parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptized is scheduled for: April 14th at 7:00pm in the St. Matthew Chapel Call Denise at 860-872-0200, Ext. 1 to pre-register. Baptisms are scheduled: at St. Bernard Church on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday o...

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Are You Having Trouble Hearing at Mass?
Both St. Bernard & St. Matthew Churches have ‘hearing devices’ tied into the sound system. If you would like to use one of the hearing devices, you can ask for one before Mass. At St. Matthew in the vesting room by the front doors At St. Bernard in the Sacristy - enter t...

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St. Matthew Preschool Registration
Registration has started for the 2020/2021 school year! Our 3 year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45am until 11:45am Our 4 year olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45am until 11:45am We are an accredited Music Together Preschool. Both classes receive a 30 minut...

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Low Gluten Host Available

Posted on March 04, 2020 in: General News

Low Gluten Host Available
Low-gluten Communion Hosts are available for sufferers of Celiac disease at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew. If you need low-gluten Communion Host, please come to the presider’s line (right-center aisle line) during Holy Communion and say you would like a low-gluten Host.

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Collection
Instead of collecting CRS Rice Bowls, Blessed Sacrament Parish has opted to use special envelopes for this collection. These envelopes are included with the weekly offertory envelope packets. If you would like to support this collection, use this new envelope or mark any envelope ‘CRS Rice ...

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Pray for our Military

Posted on November 12, 2019 in: General News

Pray for our Military
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. Michael is the patron saint of soldiers and will be regularly asked to intercede for ...

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