There is an error in this week’s Bulletin on page 4. Bishop Barbarito will celebrate Mass at 12 Noon, followed by the Parish Picnic and 30th Anniversary starting at 1 PM in the Parish Center.
CCD registration is now closed. Classes began the week of September 12th. We are still in need
of teachers for our CCD program. Please prayerfully consider joining this amazing ministry which
shows the children how much God loves them and brings their hearts and souls so much closer to
God. Please call the parish office during business hours for more information.
The CCD program is of vital importance for the children of our Parish. This program not only prepares them to receive Sacraments, (Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation) it instructs them in the three pillars of Christianity: Prayer, Penance and almsgiving. It instructs them in the history, traditions and practices of our faith. It prepares them to be loving, moral and productive leaders of our community. The children ARE our future. We are honored to be a part of their Christian Formation.
The CCD program needs teachers, aides and substitutes. You can commit to as much or as little time as you have available. Please pray about becoming involved with the CCD program. Is this the Ministry where God is sending your heart?
If you are interested, or for more information, please call Debbie at 561-966-1538.
MEN’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST-
The Men’s Club is having its Monthly Pancake Breakfast after all the Sunday Masses on October 2. Stop by after Mass for some delicious home-made pancakes and sausages.
GIANT CRAFT & TAG SALE – Annual event will be held November 12, 2022 in the MCB Parking Lot Volunteers are desperately needed if the event is to be held this year! Please contact Lynda Cairo (561-644-2333) or the Parish Office (561-966-8878) for details. Event flyer and application form can be found in the MCB or at these links:
30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION On October 9, 2022 our Parish will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary with a Parish Picnic. Join your fellow parishioners in the Parish Center following the 12 Noon Mass (1-4 PM) for picnic-style food, games for the kids, and wonderful fellowship during this special celebration.
UKRAINE ASSISTANCE – Parishioners Tom & Olena Poff have close ties to Ukraine and are organizing a supply drive from their Winston Trails home. You can access the list of requested supplies by clicking on the link below. This links directly to Amazon, where you can purchase supplies on their list, and have them shipped to the Poff’s for organizing, labeling and shipping to Miami. The supplies will ship from Miami to Ukraine via Warsaw, Poland.
The Poff’s address to which the supplies should be shipped is:
Tom and Olena Poff
6335 Grand Cypress Cir
Lake Worth, FL 33463-7360
THE POPE VIDEOS – The Pope Videos is an official global initiative to disseminate the Holy Father’s monthly intentions. It is carried out by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). Since the year 2016, The Pope Videos has had more than 150 million views across all its social networks, and is translated into more than 20 languages, receiving press coverage in 114 countries. The project is supported by Vatican Media. By clicking on the link below, you will be taken to a new tab on our website which will allow you to view content on The Pope Videos website. We have made it available in English and Spanish. It will be updated automatically, so be sure to check back regularly.
MISA ESPAÑOLA – Padre Raciel Treviño celebra la misa en español a las 7 p.m. cada sábado en el MCB de St. Matthew. Todo el mundo está bienvenido.
LIVE MASS IN THE MCB – PLEASE READ BISHOP BARBARITO’S LETTER BELOW. Please come back to “live” Mass, and join the hundreds of parishioners who have returned to weekend (and weekday) Mass in the MCB. We will continue to comply with all necessary requirements to ensure the environment is safe. The results are overwhelmingly rewarding. Hope to see everyone in the MCB soon!
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION TAX INFORMATION FOR DONATIONS – Contributions from an individual retirement account (IRA) pre-existed the stimulus bills and continue to be an attractive means for making a charitable gift. After being waived in 2020, required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs resumed in 2021. Even though the age at which the RMD kicks in has been raised to 72, you can still make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) starting at age 70½. If you are aged 70½ or older, you may authorize your IRA administrator to transfer up to $100,000 per year (cumulatively) to one or more qualifying charities (St. Matthew qualifies as such). The amount you transfer will not be added to your taxable income, and it will count towards your mandatory distribution requirement. Whether you are required to make a minimum distribution or not, you can, at any age, designate St. Matthew Parish as the beneficiary of all, or a percentage, of your IRA. Completing a simple change of beneficiary form from your IRA administrator will allow funds to pass to St. Matthew’s tax-free after your lifetime.
2022 DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL (DSA) – The 2022 DSA has begun. Our Parish commitment for 2022 is $124,000. Although this is less than 2021, the Parish ended up $13,000 short of last year’s commitment which came out of the Parish Operating Budget. To date, $93,383 has been donated. If you are unable to attend weekend Mass, please watch the short video that can be viewed by clicking on the link below, and then prayerfully make a monthly pledge to help us meet this year’s commitment.
BINGO IS BACK! – Bingo has started up again every Thursday in the Parish Center. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 6:30. Refreshments available. Appropriate sanitation measures will be observed. Bring a Friend and make friends too!
E-Mail Address Project: In this challenging time of “home sheltering” and minimal personal contact, to include weekly Mass participation, the Parish is trying to update its database of e-mail addresses to facilitate communications in a more cost-effective manner. We can potentially save over $1500 by sending an e-mail versus mailing a letter to all our parishioners. In the next few weeks, volunteers from the Parish will be contacting all registered parishioners for whom we do not have a valid e-mail address. Please help us when you receive a phone call in this important project. ADDED NOTE: The Parish’s e-mail Project has been progressing, but we are experiencing a high failure rate due to disconnected or bad phone numbers. Many parishioner phone numbers have changed or been disconnected over time, and without the additional expense of sending out another letter to get accurate information we will not be successful in updating our Parish data. If you have disconnected a landline or changed cellphone numbers in the last few years, please call the Parish Office at 966-8878 and update your phone number and e-mail address. We thank you in advance for your help.
Message from the Men’s Club President, Brett Troskey. Click on the Start arrow to view his video.
Webmaster Note: This is an extremely opportune time to enroll in Faith Direct which will allow automatic donations without mail or postage. You can click on the Faith Direct eGiving icon link on the upper right of this page to begin the very simple enrollment process.
A special thanks is extended to all parishioners who have continued their weekly donations to the Parish. God bless you and your families, as well as all our Parish family.
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The Florida Catholic is now available in electronic format. Copy the link below into your web browser in order to access the latest edition (click on the icon in upper right of the page to download the latest edition):
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!
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.
eGIVING (FAITH DIRECT) FOR PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS – 200 parishioners have taken the time to enroll in eGive with Faith Direct, 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. 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.