OAKS (Older Adults Klub of St. Matthew)


"The Spirituality of Aging"
A Spring Morning of Reflection (sponsored by OAKS)
Presented by Father Paul DeMuth

Wednesday, March 20th  9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the St. Matthew Gathering Space

“Aging is a time in our lives when we often experience diminishment whether it be slow or sudden; but our relationship with our loving God does not have to diminish. This morning of reflection will help us see the continuing gift of God in our lives and how to give witness to it in new and deeper ways” Father Paul Demuth
This morning of reflection (sponsored by OAKS) is open to all parishioners and friends from other parishes. To register please complete the form (paper copies available in the parish office and resource center) and return it to St. Matthew Parish Office. Reservations requested by Monday, March 18. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Cost for this program is $10.00 per person
Looking forward to seeing many of you join us for this special Lenten morning of reflection. OAKS leaders: Dave & Rosemary Dionne Ann Froelich Mary Ann Gooding Orv & Karen Konop John & Beth Pinkert

Who are the OAKS of St. Matthew?
Members over fifty-five who come together for various gatherings and activities throughout the year. Meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month. Agendas vary, but may include a potluck meal, guest speaker, days of reflection, day trips, or entertainment. There are no required membership dues, however, some trips and/or events do require a fee. Cost of dinners at restaurants are paid by members. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, programs are automatically cancelled. Membership is open all year. All are welcome!

The Oak Tree
Trees have the message we sorely need. If only we would take the time to understand their language. From birth they teach us the lesson of sharing. They stand at their best when they stand together. They are strong in their collective strength. There is harmony in their group living.

Together they have faced and weathered the storms of time. Their leaves have always been for the healing of the nations. Their touch has a curative effect on tired bodies. Their shelter and their shade have brought peace to many troubles minds. Their forest trails lead us to retreats where the soul has found its God. Trees have much to each us in the art of living; so much healing in their company for the wounds of the world; so patient, so lovely, so fruitful; so much of God in their living.

We ask that we may learn from the trees. Older Adults are the roots of our parish. Older Adults see families, friends, and parishioners as leaves come and go. Older Adults witness the drama of time as season change. Older Adults need to share the fruit of their experience with younger trees.

Older Adults as for nothing more than to resemble an Oak Tree— A tree which has much to teach...

For more information, or to become a member, call: Dave & Rosemary Dionne 336-9122, Ann Froelich 435-6811, Mary Ann Gooding 435-0156, Harriet Haines 338-9065, Karen & Orv Konop 432-1556, Beth & John Pinkert 437-0341, or St. Matthew Parish Office 435-6811.