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Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish Family, We all love the month of May with its warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and happier people.  It’s a month packed with activities for families, schools, and the Church.  The thing I look forward to most is the First Holy Communion Masses we’ll be celebrat...

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Mother's Day Plant Sale - This Weekend - May 8 & 9
The Knights of Columbus Councils 4122 and 6626 will have a Mother’s Day Plant Sale after all Masses at both at churches on Mother’s Day Weekend.  Varieties will include 10" and 12 " pots of Million Dollar Bells, Petunias, Supertunias, Geraniums, and Inpatiens. Prices wi...

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Special Masses - Ascension of the Lord & Memorial Day
The Ascension of the Lord - Thursday, May 13th Our community will celebrate Mass: St. Matthew Church at 9:00am St. Bernard Church at 7:00pm   Memorial Day Mass - Monday, May 31st at 10:00am at St. Bernard Cemetery Our community will celebrate a special Mass on Memori...

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Haiti Committee and Justice & Peace Meetings
Haiti Committee Meeting - Friday, May 14th at 4:30pm Justice & Peace Committee Meeting - Friday, May 14th at 5:30pm Meetings will be held via Zoom. All are welcome! New attendees should contact Sue at (860) 371-1111 to receive a link to these meetings.   Change for ...

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St. Bernard Women's Guild Annual Layette Drive
We are looking for donations of baby items for our Annual Layette drive. There will be a pack and play in the foyer of St. Bernard Church for donations starting May 15th - May 30th. Items that we are looking for include: Diapers Wipes Lotions Baby Soap Sweaters Hats Hand knitted bl...

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Scholarship Opportunities

Posted on May 01, 2021 in: General News

Scholarship Opportunities
Knights of Columbus Council 6626 Scholarship (for graduating high school seniors) This scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Tolland or whose family is registered with Blessed Sacrament Parish and who has been accepted by an accredited college or university...

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Baptism Preparation Class

Posted on April 30, 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, May 11th 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 on...

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May Distribution of Holy Communion for Those Who Cannot Attend Mass
Sunday, May 16th     1:30pm—2:30pm at St. Matthew Church Sunday, May 23rd     1:30pm—2:30pm at St. Bernard Church If due to the pandemic you are not comfortable joining us in the Church for the celebration of the Eucharist, we invite you...

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Change for Haiti - May 22nd & 23rd
It’s time to empty those pockets, jars, and piggy banks again! On the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd, the Haiti Committee members will once again be outside the doors at all the Masses at both St. Bernard and St. Matthew Church collecting spare change for our mission in Ganthier, Haiti. We ac...

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Responsible Citizenship - CT State Senate will soon be voting on S.B.835 "An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers"
S.B. 835 is based on completely inaccurate and misleading information about pregnancy resource centers in our state and is part of a national campaign to discredit the work that these centers perform. This legislation is not actually driven by concerns over false and misleading advertising, but by a...

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Responsible Citizenship - Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Judiciary Committee
The Judiciary Committee failed to take any action on House Bill 6425 "An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients", resulting in the death of the bill for this legislative session. The bill passed out of the Public Health Committee and then was referred to the Judiciary Comm...

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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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Responsible Citizenship

Posted on April 18, 2021 in: General News

Responsible Citizenship
What does it mean to be a responsible citizen in today’s society? To help answer that question, consider the following from the US Catholic Conference of Bishop’s Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: As a nation, we share many blessings and strengths, including a tradition...

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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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Please Consider ONLINE GIVING on our Website
To sign up for Online Giving, click here If you need assistance email Christine Griffin at christine.griffin@cath-comm.org or Brian Kenny at bkenny@cath-comm.org for them to help set up your account by phone.  

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Message from Fr. Rick regarding the St. Matthew Rectory
Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish, I hope you are all enjoying the Easter Season and the arrival of warmer weather. I write this letter to inform you of some changes that we’re about to initiate on the campus of St. Matthew. The Rectory, located at 675 Tolland Stage Road, will shortly be up for...

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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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Mattie’s Togs Thrift Shop at St. Matthew Church
We will be re-opening on a regular basis on Saturdays 9-1. We have lots of clothes to choose from both Winter and Summer sizes Preemie to Sizes 16-18 and larger. Masks are required at all times and appointments during the week are available by calling Billie at 860-871-0260. Please bring your own...

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Fr. Rick's Easter Greeting

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Rick's Easter Greeting
Click here to view Fr. Rick's Easter Greeting   And don’t miss our choir’s Easter videos (click on the titles below to watch): Jesus Christ is Risen How Beautiful

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Prayer Shawls Available

Posted on April 02, 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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Pray the Rosary with Us!

Posted on March 05, 2021 in: General News

Pray the Rosary with Us!
Wednesdays after the 8:00am Mass at St. Bernard Church Thursdays after the 9:00am Mass at St. Matthew Church We hope you can join us!  

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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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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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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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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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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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