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Assumption of the  Blessed Virgin Mary - Saturday, August 15th
Our community will celebrate Mass at St. Bernard Church at 10:00am  

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St. Bernard Church Faith Formation Registration
Emails were recently sent out to start the registration process for St. Bernard Church Religious Education classes. Please use the link within the email or access the online form on our website (under the Formation tab) to register you child(ren) by clicking here. If you have any questions or con...

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Annual School Supply Drives - St. Matthew Drop Off - Aug 15/16
It’ that time of year! Blessed Sacrament Parish is working with local organizations to collect school supplies for children for whom the cost of supplies is prohibitive. Please consider donating: Gift cards to Staples or Walmart Backpacks (especially for teens) 1 & 2 inch ring...

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Bible Study With Zoom - How to Video and Practice Session
Click on the Video below to learn how to get ready for Bible Study on Zoom and Join us on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30 PM for a Zoom practice session.  The link for the practice session and the links for the Bible Study sessions will be sent via email to all who register! ...

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Adult Mentors Wanted!

Posted on August 09, 2020 in: General News

Adult Mentors Wanted!
Are you an active adult member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish? Do you love Jesus, Mary and the Saints? Do you love all of God’s children? Do you love our Catholic Faith and traditions? Do you live out your faith within the parish, work place or community? Do you have a faith jo...

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Weekend Mass Reservations

Posted on August 08, 2020 in: General News

Weekend Mass Reservations
Thinking of attending Mass on Saturday or Sunday by reserving on the website but concerned how many people will be there? Last weekend (August 8 & 9), the attendance at our Masses was: St. Bernard   St. Matthew 5:00pm 76   5:00p...

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No Friday 9:00am Mass at St. Matthew Church on August 7th or August 14th
Please note there will not be a Friday 9:00am Mass at St. Matthew Church this  Friday, August 7th or next Friday, August 14th while Fr. Rick is away.  

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Pray the Rosary With Us!

Posted on August 03, 2020 in: General News

Pray the Rosary With Us!
We have resumed praying the Rosary after the 8:00am Mass on Wednesdays at St. Bernard Church. We hope you will join us!

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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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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on July 30, 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, September 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. Matth...

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Blessed Sacrament Youth Group News
The youth ministry team is conducting a survey to develop a more relevant and engaging experience for the youth of our parish.    It would be of tremendous help if you and your teen(S) would complete the surveys below: Click here for the Parent Survey Click here for the ...

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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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2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Collection Scheduled July 25-26
It is with a great deal of thanks to God and a sigh of relief that many of us have resumed our attendance at Mass. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our regular in-pew collection was postponed and will now be taking place July 25-26, 2020. With the help of our “One Faith, One Family”&nb...

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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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Blessed Sacrament Parish Mass Schedule
As of Friday July 10th, we will return all our Masses, weekend and weekday, to our regular Mass schedule interrupted by the pandemic in March. Our Mass Schedule is as follows:   Location Time Sunday St. Bernard St. Bernard St....

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Public Celebration of Weekend Masses
Due to safety protocols, the maximum number of people at any one of our Masses is limited to 100. To ensure we follow this guideline, our parish has instituted an online reservation program for weekend Masses where you can reserve a seat for yourself and family members from the same household.&...

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Pastor's Page - Summer 2020
Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Family, July usually finds us in a carefree and relaxed mood. This July, however, has a very different feel to it as we continue to do everything in our power to keep our families safe and well during this challenging pandemic.  July is also the month when we ce...

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Welcome, Fr. George!

Posted on June 24, 2020 in: General News

Welcome, Fr. George!
Check out this video to learn more about Fr. George

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Reopening Plan for Weekeday Masses starting June 8th
Click this link to view the detailed plan

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Watch our “A Half Cup of Coffee Show” with our Special Guest Fr. Ellis
Video # 5 - Welcome Home to Weekend Masses! Video #4 - Interview with Fr. Ellis Video #3 - Hope: Video #2 - Good Shepherd Sunday:   Video #1 - Behind the Screen:

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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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Help Our Local Food Pantries
From the Cornerstone Food Cupboard: Thank you so much for your ongoing support of the Cornerstone Cupboard. As you may have heard, we can no longer permit our clients to enter the Cupboard to shop. Instead, we distribute a bag of basic nonperishable food items and a bag with produce and meat...

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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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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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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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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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