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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 Leonard Dim, Parochial Vicar

    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 someone 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, or place it in the collection basket.

    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 WOUNDS OF JESUS

    In the Gospel passage from John, Jesus appears twice to his disciples, and both times Jesus shows them his wounds from his crucifixion. Thomas actually touches the wounds. Jesus' wounds did not disappear after the Resurrection. Jesus meant for his followers to know that his sufferings, and ours, are part of our encounter with him. Jesus revealed how God is present in our human suffering, joining us in our most painful moments with consolation and with mercy. Suffering is a great mystery, and we cannot adequately explain or justify the many wounds we experience in life. However, in prayer God can open a way forward. The Holy Spirit might offer wisdom to perceive when or how our sufferings make healing or hope possible for others or for ourselves. When we enter into this mystery we follow Jesus, who radically trusted God to transform his sufferings into new life.

    The community of believers was of one heart and mind

    (Acts 4:32-35). Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting

    (Psalm 118). Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God

    (1 John 5:1-6). The risen Christ comes to his disciples with peace and the Spirit.

    (John 20:19-31).

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK Saturday, April 7th 4:00 P.M. Grace Ciaio requested by Joan & Paul Kissel Nancy & Battista Giovannini requested by Josephine Barsanti 5:30 P.M. Kevin J. Ryan requested by the Family Jennifer Corey Smith requested by Lisa & Ted Vargas Sunday, April 8th 7:45 A.M. Paul Meloche & Charles Beaudoin requested by the Meloche Family Charles McKinley requested by Gloria Salzarulo 9:00 A.M. Margaret Cieri requested by her Family Vincent C. Silvestri requested by Jesse Rivera 10:30 A.M. Charles Boloker 21st Anniversary Requested by Domenick & Norma Modena Lajoie & Richard Families requested by their children 12:00 P.M. Charlie and Mike Hamad requested by Mom Bill & Chrissy Hamad requested by Mom Monday, April 9th 8:00 A.M. Don & Mary Raab requested by their daughter Donna and Family Delena Schnieders requested by her husband Tom Tuesday, April 10th 8:00 A.M. Don & Mary Raab requested by their daughter Donna and Family Enae DeVito requested by Fred Puntoriero Wednesday, April 11th 8:00 A.M. Don & Mary Raab requested by their daughter Donna and Family In thanksgiving requested by the Dauphin Family Thursday, April 12th 8:00 A.M. John J. Reville requested by Zenaida Reville Don & Mary Raab requested by their daughter Donna and Family Friday, April 13th 8:00 A.M. Don & Mary Raab requested by their daughter Donna and Family Anthony Sellari requested by John & Pina Soldina Saturday, April 14th

    8:00 A.M. Francesca Pino requested by Vincent Pagnotta Healing prayers for Joanne Giannola requested by the Hendrickson Musselman Family 4:00 P.M. Brad Wright requested by Mr. & Mrs. Seeley Arnone & Kuzmech Families requested by Anne & Walter Kuzmech 5:30 P.M. James Docherty requested by his friends Tom & Elaine Mooney Peggy Mozes requested by Susan & George Collins Sunday, April 15th 7:45 A.M. Angelina Wiita requested by Louise Verace Charles McKinley 9:00 A.M. Margaret Rasche requested by Mary & Dave Butler Rose Vona requested by Barbara Talty 10:30 A.M. Remedios Alguno, Ziegfredo Alguno Sr., and Anselma Alguno requested by the Alguno Family Intentions of Patricia Piro requested by Lois Porcella 12:00 P.M. For the health of Fr. James De Vita requested by his Family In honor of Padre Pio requested by Fr. James De Vita

  • Offertory Collection March 24th & 25th $14,853.05

    March 31st & April 1st TBA Second Collection

    March 24th & 25th $6,286.06 March 31st & April 1st TBA

    Building Mortgage Principal $1,836,704.64 Payment $ 6,286.06 Balance $1,830,418.58

    300 Club Congratulations to Robert Desorcy, the 17th 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 April 14th & April 15th

    2018 Diocesan Services Appeal

    St. Ann’s Place Team 3 will be meeting on

    Monday, April 9th after the 8:00 A.M. Mass.

    CCD Classes resume on April 8.

    MEMORIAL PAVERS At a cost of $50, a memorial brick paver can be placed in the prayer garden by the Blessed Virgin Grotto, located outside the east doors of the MCB. Order forms are available at the entrances to the MCB and in the parish office during business hours.

    The next order will be placed on April 9th.

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    The Lord is truly risen, Alleluia!

    Many thanks for your generous response to our Easter collection. As Christ’s disciples, we are called to go forth and spread the good news of His Resurrection. Our Parish’s many ministries are examples of how many of you answer that call and share your gifts of time, talent and financial support.

    I would also like to thank all those involved in making our Easter Services so beautiful. The Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Organists, Soloists, Altar Servers, Ushers and Floral Arrangers are to be commended for sharing their gifts.

    May the Lord continue to Bless you and your families.

    Sincerely yours in Christ, Father Clem

  • eGive with Faith Direct

    Find out why so many of your fellow parishioners are opting to contribute via eGive, the Parish’s direct debit program for Offertory giving. Enroll on-line using our Parish website link, or fill out one of the enrollment forms at the MCB exits and simply mail it to Faith Direct. Enroll- ment is easy and eliminates the need to write checks or search for cash at the last minute, and you can budget in advance, personalizing your giving with many available options.