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Entries for May 2020

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

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We Will Miss You, Fr. Ellis!
This Sunday, May 31st, is Fr. Ellis’ last Sunday as a Parochial Vicar in our parish. In June, he will be transitioning to studying full time for his degree in Canon Law. If you would like to send Fr. Ellis a note, his Blessed Sacrament email address will still be active (fr.ellis@cath-comm.org...

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Blessed Sacrament Parish Reopening Plan
Recently we received permission from Bishop Cote to begin opening weekday Masses to public participation. While we are thrilled to be starting on our journey back to wholeness, the steps that are available to us are small and the progress may appear to be slow. There is no way to ensure the overall ...

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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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Fox Hill Nursing Home Car Parade
Who: Anyone who loves to support others and spread happiness What: Decorate your vehicles and make posters to en-courage residents and show support to staff members. When: Wednesday, June 3rd - Parade kicks off at 2pm Where: Meet at 1:45pm at the Commuter Lot at Exit 67 to get organized...

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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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Church Offices Closed - Memorial Day - Monday, May 25th
If you need assistance, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. St. Matthew Church—(860) 872-0200 St. Bernard Church—(860) 875-0753  

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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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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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Parish Mission - Part 2 - Live Stream May 18th at 7:00pm
We Are Called to Live the Mission! As a Catholic family, we are called by Christ to prayerfully create and nourish a vibrant community centered on the Eucharist and dedicated to Service, Spirituality, and Evangelization. The Covid-19 pandemic postponed our Parish Mission during lent&mdash...

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The Ascension of the Lord - Thursday, May 21st - Live Stream Mass at 9:00am
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will only have one Mass for The Ascension of the Lord. It will be live streamed at 9:00am and recorded for anyone who cannot join us to watch later.  

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Knights of Columbus Sponsored Blood Drive
Knights of Columbus Council 4122 is pleased to sponsor a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross. Wednesday, May 20th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm 95 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon at the former CT Golfland All drives are by appointment only, no walk-ins during this pandemic, and a face covering is man...

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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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Good Shepherd

Posted on May 03, 2020 in: General News

Good Shepherd
Enjoy our latest video from Good Shepherd Sunday!  

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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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