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Bible Study Now Registering With Zoom
Register today online for our fall Catholic Bible Study, "Romans: The Gospel of Salvation".  The Bible Study will be conducted with Zoom this year and will start August 31st. The Registration deadline is July 20th in time to get the course materials.  Discover What It Means to...

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Parish Mission - Spirituality - Video Available
If you were not able to join us during the Live Stream, the video of the mission is available on our website under the Spirituality/Individual Prayer menu. Click here to go to that page. This second part of our Parish Mission was led by: Sister Patricia Cook, RSM. Sister Patty is an engaging spea...

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St. Bernard parking lot to be Covid19 test site
The southeast corner of St. Bernard’s parking lot will be a walk-in Covid19 test center on Tuesdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm starting May 26th. The St. Bernard test site will be an integral part of additional sites in Vernon helping our community fight the pandemic.  

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Fr. White Scholarship

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

Fr. White Scholarship
The Father White Scholarship was established to pay tribute to the Rev. John White, former pastor of St. Bernard Church. Throughout his priestly ministry, Father White embraced his vocation by preaching, teaching and living the Gospel message of compassion and service. He epitomized the ideal of dio...

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Catholic Words - A Series by Fr. Jeffrey Ellis
Each Wednesday for 6 weeks, Fr. Ellis will post a video to our website explaining an important word in our Catholic Faith.  He will be delving into these words to explain their history, tradition, and theological importance with the hope of helping us see these words through new eyes and unders...

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Dharen's Weekly Caffeinated Videos
Week 3 - Hope: Week 2 - Good Shepherd Sunday:   Week 1 - Behind the Screen:

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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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Live Stream Mass - Update

Posted on May 04, 2020 in: General News

Live Stream Mass - Update
We are Live Streaming our 10:00am Sunday Mass as well as our daily morning Masses. In addition, we are recording the Masses, so if you are unable to join us during the Live Stream, you can click on the link under the Live Stream box to watch the Mass later.  To watch today's Mass, c...

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St. Matthew Women's Guild Clothing Drive Delayed until August
The St. Matthew Women's Guild is happy to announce that we have re-scheduled our Annual Savers Clothing Drive from May to August! We hope that during this "down time" you have cleaned out drawers and closets and found plenty of clothing, shoes, accessories, sheets and bedding that y...

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Live Stream - Behind the Scene Look
Want to see how our Live Stream Masses are done?  Click here for the photos.

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Pastor's Page - May

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

Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish Family, Greetings to our “stay at home” families!  I hope you are doing well and staying safe in these challenging times.  On a positive note, at least you have come to the awareness that God hasn’t called you to the cloistered life in a monastery!!!  ...

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Thank you to all who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
From our Religious Ed students!   

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Congratulations Larry!

Posted on April 22, 2020 in: General News

Congratulations Larry!
Larry Barile, who was assigned to our parish last summer, was ordained to the transitional diaconate on April 15th! Larry was supposed to be ordained in our parish in May, but as with many events, plans were changed due to COVID-19. If you would like to send Larry a note of congratulations, his a...

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This is the Night - The Exsultet sung by Liz Bologna
The Exsultet or Easter Proclamation, in Latin Praeconium Paschale, is a sung proclamation delivered before the paschal candle during the Easter Vigil.  Liz Bologna, of our parish, participated in a project to look at the Exsultet which is a Christological hymn, meaning that it ex...

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St. Bernard Preschool Registration
Now enrolling for the 2020-21 school year! Faith-Based, Quality Education at Affordable Prices We serve children aged 3-5 years old. Children must turn three by December 31, 2020 and be potty trained to be eligible. We strive to provide our children with: Individualized curr...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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