SAVE THE DATES
January 26, 2020 – Parish Picnic (see details below)
February 15, 2020 – Lenten Day of Reflection (see details below)
February 21, 2020 – 9th Annual Casino Night (see details below)
PARISH PICNIC – All parishioners are invited to attend the Parish Picnic from 1:30-4:30 PM on Sunday January 26, 2020 in the Parish Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers, games for the kids, and socializing & camaraderie are on the agenda for that afternoon. Check the Bulletin for details and PLEASE RSVP TO THE PARISH OFFICE (561-966-8878) BY JANUARY 20TH.
LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION – Please be sure to reserve Saturday, February 15, 2020, for a very special day here at St. Matthew! Passionist Father Edward Wolanski will lead us in a Day of Reflection, preparing us for the Lenten season. The day begins in the Parish Center at 10:00 A.M., with a light lunch served at 12Noon, and ends at 2:00 P.M. Everyone is invited to attend, and there is no cost for this prayerful journey, but please R.S.V.P. to the Parish Office at (561) 966-8878. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Father Ed is a Passionist priest assigned to Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Father Ed has done parish ministry in North Carolina, as Vice Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral and Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, North Carolina, and as pastor of Our Lady of the Isle parish on Shelter Island off Long Island.
9th ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT – The Parish’s 9th Annual Casino Night will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7-10:30 PM. Tickets for this important fundraiser are on sale after all the Masses in the Parish Center. This night is always loads of fun and lots of prizes will be available to be won. Cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted for your tickets. Your $50 donation gets you $2000 in casino money, appetizers and a free water or soda. To help defray the cost of this fundraiser, the Parish is also looking for sponsors for Casino Tables and Slot Machines, as well as gift donations for the event. You can secure your sponsorships after Mass, or by contacting the Parish Office during normal business hours.
PARISH CALENDAR – Have you checked out the Parish Calendar yet? Did you realize you can access the Calendar right here on the Parish Website? Just click on the Calendar Tab and you can see all the upcoming events in the Parish for the next year. Parish Ministry Schedules, CCD Class Schedules, CCW & Men’s Club events and schedules, Youth Ministry activities and schedules, and much more, are all found on the Calendar. CHECK IT OUT TODAY!
CCD TEACHERS & AIDES ARE NEEDED - The CCD program, which began the 2019-2020 year on September 8, still desperately needs adult Catholics who would like to serve as teachers or substitutes. I ask each of you to pray about this ministry and listen to see if God is calling you. Any young adults who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation are welcome to join us as classroom aides. Not only is this a fun and fulfilling activity, but those volunteer hours look great on your college and scholarship applications. For more information, please contact Debbie Whitlock at (561) 966-1538.
ST. MATTHEW MEN’S CLUB – Meets monthly at 7:30 P.M. every second Wednesday in the Parish Center. St. Matthew Men’s Club is a ministry of St. Matthew Parish, open to all adult male members of the Parish, that provides an atmosphere for fostering Christian fellowship and a sense of community among the men of the Parish aimed at strengthening family life in our Parish. We serve as a support group and provide a structure to assist with various Parish religious celebrations, social events and Parish service projects. Congratulations to the new slate of officers elected at the August 14 meeting: President: Brett Troskey; Vice President: John Hunt; Secretary: Deacon Andy Plucinski; Treasurer: Carlos Leon.
DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL (DSA) – The 2019 DSA began on February 10, 2019. Please prayerfully consider making a yearly pledge to help the Parish meet its commitment of $138,000 for 2019. We are still $25,873.70 short of our commitment. We need your help to ensure we do not come up short again, as we did in 2018.
BINGO – Held every Thursday in the Parish Center. Doors open at 5:30 PM; Games start at 6:30 PM; refreshments for sale.
eGIVING (FAITH DIRECT) FOR PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS - 102 parishioners have taken the time to enroll in eGive, the Parish’s direct debit program for Offertory giving. Enrollment is very easy and can be done either on-line or by filling out a color tri-fold form (see below). This program will eliminate the need to write checks or search for cash at the last minute each weekend. You can personalize your giving with many available options. Enroll on-line using our Parish website link, or fill out one of the tri-fold enrollment forms at the MCB exits and mail it to Faith Direct directly. Further information can be obtained by calling Faith Direct at 1-866-507-8757 (toll free) or by e-mailing your questions to email@example.com. Faith Direct has also just introduced a mobile app for both Apple and Android, available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.