Parish News

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Groups, Councils & Committees

  • Justice Herald The latest edition of the Justice Herald is out! Visit the Social Justice & Outreach page or click here to view. What is the Justice Herald? It is a newsletter created by the St. Matthew Justice & Human Concerns Committee. The committee meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the parish center. All are welcome. For more information contact Michael Westenberg 920-435-6811 or email him [email protected]
  • Snow Pants & Snow Boots Collection November 3rd—Thanksgiving We are collecting winter outerwear to be distributed to low income children attending at risk schools in our area. A pack-n-play is set up in the gathering space for new snow pants (sizes XS to XL) and winter boots (sizes Toddler 7-13 and Kid’s 1-6). If you would prefer to have a Council Member do the shopping for you, donations are happily accepted. Please put your donation in an envelope marked “Snow pants/snow boots” and drop it in the collection basket or off at the parish office. Make checks payable to “St. Matthew Parish” and “snow pants/boots” in the memo line. Note: if you are a teacher at a school that would benefit from this collection contact the parish office. The drive will end on Thanksgiving. Contact the parish office with questions, 435-6811. Thank you for your generosity!

  • Prepare the Way Stay Awake! Be Ready! Wait for the Lord! Prepare a highway for God! The calls of Advent invite us shake off the dust and the ruts of our lives and be open to God doing something new and extraordinary! Prepare for Christmas this year by joining us in exploring the calls and promises of Advent. Together we’ll dig through and reflect on the Sunday readings of the season. Two reflection groups will be offered; Thursdays at 1:30-2:30 in the afternoons, and 7 -8 pm in the evenings.  Groups will meet December 5, 12 and 19. To register, please call the parish office 435-6811 or email [email protected]

  • Christmas is 5 Weeks Away! Everyone is invited to join the Christmas Choir. This choir sings for 7:30 pm Christmas Eve Mass, with a 30-minute music program beginning at 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to use “FIVE MORE”. Practice will be held on the following dates: November 4, 11, 19 & 26 and December 3, 12 & 17 at 6:30 pm in church.

  • Children’s Christmas Choir It’s time to start thinking about Christmas Mass here at St. Matthew Parish! If you are going to be in town for Christmas this year, we would like to invite children 1st thru 8th grade to be part of the children’s choir that will sing at 4:00 Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsal times December 2, 11 & 16 from 3:15 to 4:00 pm here at St. Matthew. For more information on either choir, contact Anissa Lodzinski 435-6811 or [email protected]

  • Ushers, Greeters and Servers, oh my!! St. Matthew Parish is a hub of activity and hospitality! Help us keep that spirit alive and active by volunteering to be an usher, greeter or server! All of these vital liturgical roles could use some new members! Please prayerfully consider serving our parish community in one of these ministries! Training is provided, and ministers are generally scheduled every 4-6 weeks. Please contact Anissa at the parish office 435-6811 or [email protected] if you are interested. 

  • OAKS November Event The next gathering for OAKS will be on Wednesday, November 20. Potluck luncheon in the Gathering Space at noon and then will car pool to the Automobile Gallery on Adams Street for a tour and then to have time to look at the many antique cars housed at the Gallery. This, and all OAKS program, are open to parishioners 55+ years young. We would love to have you and friends join us for the potluck and program on November 20 and for all our programs. Also mark your calendars now for our annual Christmas luncheon and entertainment December 11 here at St. Matthew.


Generations of Faith

Welcome to November! Just a quick reminder that our GOF meetings this month are this Wednesday, November 6, and Wednesday November 20.  Both are our regular format of Opening @ 6 pm in the Gathering Space with aged breakout sessions immediately following.  Dinner is available both evenings any time after 5:15. At the moment we do not have a babysitter/ childcare worker for this week.  If you would be interested in helping with that for the week please let me know.

We had a great group of saints join us last Wednesday!  Check out their pics on the parish facebook page if you haven’t seen them yet.

Pumpkin Desserts?! What kind of desserts do you have with pumpkin in them??   Last month we tried to feature apples in our dessert……With the start of a new month we’ll add in pumpkin!Gratitude lists How are you doing with your gratitude lists?  If you haven’t had a recent family conversation focused around what people are thankful or grateful for, try to bring it back out.  If we don’t focus on it we forget just how blessed we are.


Sacraments

Confirmation - The next meeting will be held Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:45 pm in the Church. The calendar and other materials are available here.

First Reconciliation & First Communion - Preparations for First Reconciliation and First Communion begin this October. The process of preparation takes place in both the parish community and home, and consists of parent meetings, parent/child meetings, and home-based materials. The next Reconciliation Prep meeting will be Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 pm in the gathering space. Visit the First Reconciliation & First Communion page for information.


 Updated as of 11/2019