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  • St. Matthew Catholic Church 6090 Hypoluxo Road

    Lake Worth, FL 33463-7312 Phone: (561) 966-8878

    Website: www.St-Matthew-Church.com

    Reverend Clem Hammerschmitt, Pastor Deacon Andy Plucinski Deacon George White

    Deacon Robert Garamella

    Mass Schedule Saturday

    4:00 P.M. & 5:30 P.M.

    Sunday 7:45 A.M.- 9:00 A.M - 10:30 A.M.

    & 12 Noon

    Daily Mass

    Monday through Saturday 8:00 A.M.

    Confessions

    Saturday 3:15 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

    Loving Hands Ministry Meets every Tuesday from

    10:00 A.M. to 12 noon in the parish center.

    St. Matthew Men’s Club Meets monthly at 7:30 P.M. every

    second Wednesday in the parish center.

    Parish Office: 6090 Hypoluxo Road

    Lake Worth FL 33463-7312 (561) 966-8878

    Office hours: Monday-Friday

    8:00 A.M. - Noon 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

    Parish Secretaries

    James Schultz Dorothy Laudano

    Religious Education

    Debbie Whitlock Debbie@saintmatthewchurch.org

    (561) 966-1538

    Youth Ministry

    Suzanne McKay (561) 966-8878

    Council of Catholic Women

    Join us the third Tuesday of each month, September thru May for Mass at 7:00 P.M., followed by a 7:30 P.M. meeting and light refreshments.

    Are you registered in the parish? Please do not take for granted that you are registered in the parish just because you attend mass here. If we have no record of your parish membership it could be quite embarrassing to us, or to you or your family, when some- one wishes to make wedding plans, have a baby baptized, or if you have been asked to act as a sponsor for baptism or confirmation. Please fill out a census form, which is located at the entrances of the Multi Celebrational Building (MCB), and mail it to the parish office.

    Baptism

    Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday after the 12:00 Noon Mass. Parents must be registered and active members of the parish for at least three months. No confirmed dates are given before approval by the pastor. Contact the parish office two months in advance. Godparents must be confirmed, practicing, Roman Catholics and must obtain a sponsor certificate from their parish. In order to avoid disappointments, do not book travel plans with family, Godparents, etc. until a confirmed date has been assigned through the parish office (561) 966-8878.

    Marriages

    Notify the parish office at least four months in advance.

    Ministrations to the Sick

    We appreciate knowing when a parishioner is in the hospital or homebound. Please call the parish office.

    THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM

    The unfolding of the story of the Incarnation continues today as the Church celebrates the Epiphany. The tale of the magi from the East is one of the most fascinating in all of scripture. It has much to teach us about what we can come to expect, even in circumstances and places that may seem insignificant or small. Bethlehem was a tiny town, what we might refer to today as a town without even one stop light. Yet it is over this seemingly insignificant place that the guiding star stops in its own search for the place where the Savior would be born. Too often we fail to recognize the fact that the star of Bethlehem comes to rest in our everyday lives, where we can experience God's presence, manifested in ever new ways. Epiphany calls us to shake off our stupor and recognize the One who comes to save us.

    Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The Lord shines upon you and the glory of the Lord appears over you (Isaiah 60:1-6).

    Lord, every nation on earth will adore you (Psalm 72).

    The Gentiles are coheirs, copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3:2).

    Magi from the east arrive looking for the newborn king of the Jews (Matthew 2:1-12)

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK Saturday, January 7th 4:00 P.M. Lloyd & Esther Lynch requested by their daughter in law Elaine Lynch Theresa Helen Giragos requested by Marion & Dorothy Rabbage 5:30 P.M. Jack Lightle requested by the Michaelson and Clennan Families Peter Sollecito requested by Marilyn & Tom Jackalone Sunday, January 8th 7:45 A.M. Paul Meloche & Charles Beaudoin requested by the Meloche Family Marge Silver requested by Marilyn & Tom Jackalone 9:00 A.M. Richard Burns requested by James and Patty Schultz Edward C. Miller Jr. requested by the Wright Family 10:30 A.M. Matilda Piro requested by her daughter Anne Karas requested by Nancy & Chiro Ruiz 12:00 P.M. Lino Mangani requested by his sister Lucia Gomez Celso Ramos requested by the Hatuina Family Monday, January 9th 8:00 A.M. Giacomo “Jack” Crusco Jack Patrick requested by his friends Tuesday, January 10th 8:00 A.M. Dorothy Ronan requested by the French Family Margaret Beaver requested by Joan Benjamin Wednesday, January 11th 8:00 A.M. Happy Birthday in heaven Ray Wellman requested by Rosalie James Nuzzo requested by Marion & Frank Kutcher Thursday, January 12th 8:00 A.M. Thomas Talty requested by his wife Barbara Edward Farrell requested by his wife Lucille and their daughters April and Gail Friday, January 13th 8:00 A.M. Giacomo “Jack” Crusco For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish Saturday, January 14th 8:00 A.M. Ross & Vern Velasquez on their 50th Wedding Anniversary Kurt & Tamera on their Anniversary 4:00 P.M. The La Rocca Family requested by Rose Polakowski George & Rose Walter requested by their daughter Connie Hayes 5:30 P.M. Samuel Laiacona requested by his wife Geraldine Mary Budsock requested by her daughter Cathy Budsock Sunday, January 15th 7:45 A.M. The Fitzpatrick & Matteodo Families requested by Mom Maureen & Ray Bucko and Family requested by Anne 9:00 A.M. Marilyn Carr requested by Mary & Dave Butler Anne Karas requested by Margaret & Ozzie Razzano 10:30 A.M. Antonio Modena 76th Anniversary requested by Domenick & Norma Modena The Hughes and Hunter Families requested by Ed & Eileen Hughes 12:00 P.M. Suzanne Higgins requested by her parents Tom & Yvonne Higgins For the Richard and Lajoie Families requested by their children

  • Offertory Collection December 31st & January 1st amounted to $12,407.85

    Second Collection

    December 31st & January 1st amounted to $3,648.37

    Building Mortgage

    Principal $ 1,943,503.01

    Payment $ 3,648.37 Balance $ 1,939,854.64

    300 Club Congratulations to Robert Weatherbee, the 11th week’s winner of the 300 Club!

    Please note: The first row of chairs are reserved for those who are handicapped. The celebrant of the mass should be the last to enter the church and the first to leave.

    Our advertisers subsidize the cost of our weekly bulletin, please patronize them and tell them you saw their ad.

    Thank you in advance for your generosity, and for your continued support of Saint Matthew Catholic Church.

    Second Collection

    January 14th & January 15th Diocesan Catholic Schools

    Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    St. Matthew Men’s Club is a ministry of St. Matthew Parish, open to all adult males of the parish, that provides an atmosphere for fostering Christian fellowship and a sense of community among the men of the parish aimed at strength- ening 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.

    Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:30 P.M. in the parish center.

    St. Ann’s Place Ministry Team 2 will be meeting on

    Monday, January 9th in the parish center after the 8:00 A.M. Mass.

    In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the parish

    office will be closed on Monday, January 16th .

    CCD Classes will resume on Sunday, January 8th.

    Offertory Collection December 24th& 25th

    amounted to $ 25,488.36

    Second Collection December 24th& 25th

    amounted to $ 4,056.14 Weekly Coffee & Donut Sponsorships

    are available for $100. Monthly Pancake Sponsorships

    are available for $300.

    Contact the parish office at 966-8878 to reserve your dates.

    Sunday, February 12th

    Concert and Dinner

    Friday, February 24th 2017

    Blackjack Poker Roulette Slots Craps

    Texas Hold’Em

    Bring a friend and join the fun on Thursday Nights!

    Doors open at 5:30 P.M., Games begin at 6:30 P.M.

    Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, will preside at the celebration of our 33rd Annual Anniversary Mass for Married Couples on Saturday, February 11th at 10:30 AM at Ascension Church in Boca Raton. Cake, coffee and punch will be served in their parish hall after the Mass. All couples who will be celebrating 25, 40, or 50 or more years of marriage in the calendar year 2017 are invited to participate. These celebrations are sponsored by the diocesan Office of Marriage & Family Life.

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