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February 10, 2019 – Paul Todd Concert & Dinner
March 1, 2019 – 8th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser
March 10, 2019 – St Patrick’s Day Dinner
TOY DRIVE – We will be collecting NEW WRAPPED TOYS for needy children in the lobby of the MCB the weekends of November 24th & 25th and December 1st & 2nd.
Please indicate if the toy is for a Boy or a Girl and the appropriate age.
“PARENTS NIGHT OUT” – Youth Ministry is hosting a “Parents Night Out” on Friday, December 7th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the MCB Classrooms. Parents of the parish are invited to drop off their children to be entertained with Christmas stories, crafts, and refreshments, so their parents may enjoy an evening of “Santa” shopping or an evening out. Pre-registration is required. Please call Suzanne at 966-8878 for information.
CHRISTMAS TREE TRIMMING - Youth Ministry will be trimming the Parish Christmas Tree on Friday, December 14th, at 7:00 P.M. in the MCB, followed by cookies and punch in the Parish Center. All middle and high school youth of the parish are invited (and encouraged!) to help in these Parish service projects. Come and share the spirit of the Christmas season! Please call Suzanne at 966-8878 for information.
CCD TEACHERS & AIDES NEEDED – The CCD program always welcomes 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.
DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL (DSA) – The 2018 DSA began on February 11, 2018. Please prayerfully consider making a yearly pledge to help the Parish meet its commitment of $132,000 for 2018. We need your help to ensure we do not come up short again, as we did in 2017. WE ARE STILL $18,000 SHORT OF OUR COMMITMENT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Faith Direct has also just introduced a mobile app for both Apple and Android, available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.