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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 Reverend Jacob Asiedu-Frempong

    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 (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.

    HOPE AND FORGIVENESS

    There were some interesting conceptions of sin prevalent in the time of the Hebrew scriptures. There was the belief that God punished sin immediately. Those who suffered disease or misfortune were, therefore, sinners getting

    their due from the Almighty.

    Today's first reading hints at another kind of God. When David admits his sin, Nathan declares, "The LORD on his part has forgiven your sin" (2 Samuel 12:13b). Here was not a vengeful God but a merciful God. What good news that must have been to David and those who, like him, could be honest enough to admit their sinfulness!

    Jesus is the good news of God's mercy and forgiveness incarnate. Without Jesus, perhaps the good news would have been too good to believe, too difficult to imagine. But there he is in today's Gospel, the God-man, forgiving a sinner and declaring that she is forgiven because of her

    great love.

    There is hope, then, for the rest of us sinners, if only we love enough!

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK Saturday June 11th 4:00 P.M. Thanksgiving requested by the French Family Regina Heinick requested by her husband Richard 5:30 P.M. Anthony Zulla requested by his wife Delores Frank Besciglia III requested by the Greentree Family Sunday June 12th 7:45 A.M. Ricardo Ambroise in Thanksgiving requested by his parents Felix & Jackie For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 9:00 A.M. Marie Cwiklinski requested by Gloria Salzarulo Robert P. Elliott requested by Mr. & Mrs. Deshincoe 10:30 A.M. Charles Guadagnino requested by Domenic and Norma Modena Rachel De Munno requested by her husband Frank 12:00 P.M. Szidonia Czajlik requested by Martha Veres and Family Nancy Belle requested by Anita and Family Monday June 13th 8:00 A.M. In Thanksgiving for St. Anthony requested by Delores Zulla Jimmy French Sr. & Jimmy French Jr. requested by the French Family Tuesday June 14th 8:00 A.M. Fernando & Avelina Acuna requested by Zenaida Reville Donald Burns requested by Al & Virginia Wednesday June 15th 8:00 A.M. In Thanksgiving to St. Anthony For liberation requested by Betty Labbe Thursday June 16th 8:00 A.M. Mia Moskwa requested by Michael & Barbara Deshincoe Rosemarie Ann Flatley requested by Mr. & Mrs. Kline Friday June 17th 8:00 A.M. Robert Bernardino 3rd Anniversary requested by his wife Abda Happy Birthday Margaret Fazio Saturday June 18th 8:00 A.M. Dexter Alguno requested by Precy Nardini, Jay Alguno & Mischeile Alguno 4:00 P.M. Bob Gillis requested by James & Patty Schultz George Walter requested by their daughter Connie Hayes 5:30 P.M. Daniel T. Callow requested by Mr. & Mrs. Joel Rane Eugene Budsock requested by his daughter Cathy Sunday June 19th 7:45 A.M. Dad Z, Pupper Z, and Gramps T. requested by Barb & Jo For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 9:00 A.M. Mark Zarafu & Albert Aiello requested by Millie Zarafu Mass of the Angels requested by the French Family 10:30 A.M. Ernest & Matilda Piro requested by their daughter Brian Mountcastle requested by the Mangan Family 12:00 P.M. Kenneth Kuzemkio requested by the Mangan Family Sam Fanelli requested by Sheila & Norma

  • Offertory Collection

    June 4th & June 5th amounted to $ 12,206.10

    Second Collection June 4th & June 5th

    amounted to $ 3,805.60 Building Mortgage

    Principal $ 1,981,732.71

    Payment $ 3,805.60

    Balance $ 1,977,927.11

    300 Club Congratulations to Eugene & Kathleen Kelly, the 10th week’s winners of the 300 Club.

    Second Collection

    June 18th & June 19th Diocesan Services Appeal

    Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    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.

    USHERS NEEDED We are in need of Ushers at every Mass. Please contact Father Clem during office hours at 966-8878.

    St. Matthew Men’s Club St. Matthew Men’s Club is a ministry of St. Matthew Parish, open to all adult male members of the parish, that pro- vides an atmosphere for fostering Chris- tian fellowship and a sense of communi- ty among the men of the parish aimed at strengthening family life in our parish. We serve as a support group and pro- vide a structure to assist with various parish religious celebrations, social events and parish service projects.

    St. Matthew Church welcomes Father Gabriel Amal Costa, PIME, who will be visiting our parish on June 25th & June 26th to present the mission appeal on behalf of the PIME Missionaries.

    The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) is a Missionary Institute of priests and brothers who dedicate their lives to the mission among non-Christians in seventeen countries. They strive to be creative in their missionary presence, proclaiming the Gospel and promoting dialogue and understanding among the poorest of the poor, they are engaged in human development, the promotion of peace, and the pas- toral care of newly founded Catholic communities.

    Father Gabriel is from Narayanganj, Bangladesh. He finished university studies in Economics in 1986, at Dhaka University, Bangladesh and worked as a research and evaluation officer at World Vision (NGO) in Bangladesh from 1987 to 1991. He became a PIME seminarian in September 1991 and studied Theology in Italy from 1991 to 1997. He made his final promise as a member of PIME in Milan, Italy on October 12th, 1996 and was ordained a priest in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 24th, 1997. Father Gabriel learned French in Belgium before working as missionary priest in the Ivory Coast from 1997 to 2003. From September 2003 to June 2006 he was Vice Rector of PIME’s International Theological Seminary, later being appointed as Rector. He is currently working as General Councilor in PIME’s General Directorate in Rome, Italy.

    Please note, the second collection on July 16th and July 17th will be for the PIME Mission.

    A Prayer for the Missions

    God our Father, You will that all people be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. Send workers into your great harvest, that the