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Faith Formation Classes Begin September 26th
The first session is a Parent/Student Orientation which is required for all families, including Home Study Students. Please attend the session that best fits your family's needs within the appropriate grade level. Grades K-6 Sunday 8:45 am will meet in the St. Bernard Parish Hal...

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Fill a bottle, save a life!

Posted on September 22, 2021 in: General News

Fill a bottle, save a life!
Baby bottles will be available to take home starting on: September 25, 2021 Please return the filled bottles by: October 10, 2021 We will have baskets labeled for the filled bottles located: At St. Bernard, by the statues of the Holy Family (to the right of the altar) At St. ...

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Frosty Village Bazaar Start Up Meeting - September 28th at 7pm in St. Matthew Classroom 1
We are looking for people to join our team:        ~ for advertising and promoting        ~ lead the candy booth (teens welcome)        ~ lead the Kid’s booth (teens welcome) Raffle Items:&nbs...

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Bereavement Support Group - Wednesdays Starting October 6th
10:15am - 11:45am St. Matthew Campus Living through grief is not easy but it does not have to be done alone.  Blessed Sacrament Parish 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 ...

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RCIA - Where are YOU on Your Journey?
Faith, conversion, repentance, celebration and community – five basic elements that are present in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA provides a setting where the journey of faith and moments of conversion can be celebrated within the local Church community. This year, ...

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Interested in Joining a Small Christian Community that Meets Virtually?
Small Christian Communities (SCC) are small groups of parishioners who gather regularly for prayer and reflection.  These groups are called Small Christian Communities because they come together to reflect on the scriptures for a coming Sunday Mass using a process  which connects our faith...

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St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Book
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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Music Ministry - Youth Music Group & Youth Choir
We are expanding our Music Ministry to include both the Youth Music Group AND a Youth Choir! The Youth Music Group will sing once a month at the 10:30am Mass at St. Matthew Church The next Youth Music Group Mass will be: Sunday, September 26th at 10:30am at St. Matthew Church ...

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 17, 2021 in: General News

Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 2nd at 10:00am  At Both St. Bernard Church and St. Matthew Church You are invited to bring your pets for this special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi (feast day October 4th) patron saint of animals.  

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Posted on September 17, 2021 in: General News

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Thursday, October 7th at 6:30pm at St Matthew Church "The Family that Prays Together, Stays Together" Our theme is family prayer Bring your family to pray the Rosary along with our parish family We will be praying the Joyful Mysteries The event will be live-streamed

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Winter Coat & Boot Collection

Posted on September 17, 2021 in: General News

Winter Coat & Boot Collection
It is time for our annual winter coat collection for IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services in New Haven). This year, IRIS, working with the federal government, is particularly challenged by the influx of immigrants & refugees, coming from Afghanistan. Last year, we brought two car...

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Altar Server Training (for New Altar Servers)
Calling all girls and boys who are 10 years of age or older or who are in 4th grade or higher—you are invited to become an altar server at Blessed Sacrament Parish! As we are now one parish, we will be training our altar servers to serve at either Church. This will help when we have shortag...

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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on September 17, 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, October 12th at 7:00pm Call Denise at 860-872-0200, Ext. 2 to pre-register. Baptisms are scheduled: at St. Bernard on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of the month at ...

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Save the Date for Part 3 of our Parish Mission
October 18, 2021 at 7 pm St. Bernard Church We Are Called to Live the Mission Blessed Sacrament Parish Mission Part 3- Service With nationally renowned speaker, Deacon Art Miller More information to come.   

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Upcoming Events at our Parish

Posted on September 17, 2021 in: General News

Upcoming Events at our Parish
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Thursday, October 7th at 6:30pm at St Matthew Church "The Family that Prays Together, Stays Together" Our theme is family prayer Bring your family to pray the Rosary along with our parish family We will be praying the Joyful Mysterie...

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Volunteer Opportunities at Blessed Sacrament Parish
Blessed Sacrament Parish needs your help! We need You! We need your talents! Please consider helping with: Attention:  Bakers Needed The Hospitality Ministry is updating the bakers’ list. We are looking for people to bake or purchase food to share together after Parish ev...

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Tolland Food Pantry & Cornerstone Food Cupboard Requests
The Tolland Food Pantry Tolland food pantry is in need of the following items: Peanut butter Snacks (crackers) Cereal Mac n’ Cheese Spaghetti sauce   To donate items to the Tolland Food Pantry: Items can be left at the entrance to ...

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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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Frosty Village Bazaar 2021!!

Posted on August 06, 2021 in: General News

Frosty Village Bazaar 2021!!
Cleaning out? Donations of yarn, quilting fabric (including dog, cat, children, and Xmas prints, etc.), buttons, quilt batting, felt, fleece, flannel, ribbon, baskets, Velcro, etc. are greatly appreciated. Leave in the Frosty Village Bazaar box under the coat rack in St. Matthew hall. Your kind dona...

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Free COVID-19 vaccinations Available to ALL who are Age-eligible
For vaccination opportunities, please visit: www.vernon-ct.gov or call (860) 896-4568  

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Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop is Looking for Substitutes
We are requesting substitutes to add to our list of workers who could work an occasional Saturday 9 - 1 at Mattie's Togs Thrift Shop. Please call Billie Dowgiewicz a call if you would like to assist in this matter. 860-871-0260   MATTIE'S TOGS, located on the Dunn Hill side of ...

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Please Consider ONLINE GIVING for Your Weekly and Special Collection Donations
It is SAFE and EASY! ParishSOFT, the company that supports our Online Giving platform, meets the payment card industry’s strictest security standard, and they are a Level 1 Certified PCI Compliant Service Provider. ParishSOFT treats your sensitive information with the utmost respect and put...

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Offertory Baskets Located Near Communion Stations
During the pandemic, Blessed Sacrament Parish has suspended having ushers collect weekly offertory envelopes. Instead we now have a collection basket located before each Communion station. Please put your envelope in the basket when you go for Communion.  

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Reflections from the Market Place
Click here to check out Deacon Ron’s reflection about the upcoming weekend’s scripture readings.     

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Mass & Sanctuary Lamp Intentions
Both of our Churches have a Sanctuary Lamp that is available to memorialize a loved one or for an intention such as healing or thanksgiving. The lamp will burn for a week for the intention. To reserve a Mass or Sanctuary Lamp, please call: For St. Matthew: (860) 872-0200 For St. Bernard:&nb...

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New Music Video on Our Website

Posted on April 10, 2021 in: General News

New Music Video on Our Website
New video available from our Music Ministry: St. Matthew Children's Choir Other Videos Available: Jesus Christ is Risen How Beautiful  

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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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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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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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