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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 Secretary

    Dorothy Laudano

    Parish Bookkeeper James Schultz

    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 6:00 P.M., followed by a 6:30 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.

    SHARE THE BURDEN “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). These words of our Savior seem to be in stark contrast to the previous chapter from the same Gospel, when we were told that if we do not take up our crosses, we are not worthy of Christ. Connecting these two messages might help us on our faith journeys. Being a follower of Christ surely means that we must embrace the cross, in its mystery of both suffering and triumph. This is something that we need not do alone, for the burden is often too heavy for us to carry by ourselves. Who, then, do we turn to? We can turn to the Body of Christ—the community of disciples gathered for worship. When we find the burden too heavy, let us remember that we can share that burden with our Christian sisters and brothers, who can help bring us rest.

    Rejoice heartily, O Jerusalem! For see, your savior comes (Zechariah 9:9-10).

    I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God (Psalm 145).

    The one who raised Christ from death will give life to your mortal bodies also

    (Romans 8:9, 11-13).

    Come, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:25-30).

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK Saturday, July 4th 4:00 P.M. Daniel Morisky requested by the Family For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 5:30 P.M. Health of Father James DeVita requested by the Family Padre Pio requested by Father James DeVita Sunday, July 5th 7:45 A.M. Joanne Traylor and her son Richard Traylor requested by Richard Traylor 9:00 A.M. Mateusz Niemiec requested by the St. Matthew Children’s Choir Bernice Niemiec requested by the St. Matthew Children’s Choir 10:30 A.M. Audrey Titto requested by Maria Titto and Family Michael Razzano requested by Maria Titto and Family 12:00 P.M. Andrew Joseph Albanese requested by Louise Verace Bernard & Dorris Schact requested by Umberta Martindale Monday, July 6th 8:00 A.M. Lucy De Vita requested by the Family Nick Pirro requested by the Family Tuesday, July 7th 8:00 A.M. Richard A. Zabriskie and his sister Elayne Lynch Wednesday, July 8th 8:00 A.M. Mary Hammerschmitt Happy Birthday in heaven James French Jr. requested by the French Family Thursday, July 9th 8:00 A.M. For the Benefactors of Saint Vincent de Paul Society Friday, July 10th 8:00 A.M. For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish Saturday, July 11th 8:00 A.M. Felipe Velasquez Jr. requested by the Velasquez Family 4:00 P.M. Ann Inserra requested by the Family Helen Soberick requested by the Family 5:30 P.M. Happy Birthday in heaven May Miller requested by her daughter Joyce McKenna Ozzie Razzano requested by Nancy & Chiro Ruiz Sunday, July 12th 7:45 A.M. Martin Fazio requested by Umberta Martindale Joanne Traylor and her son Richard Traylor requested by Richard Traylor 9:00 A.M. Tom Talty requested by his wife Barbara For members of the US Military and their families 10:30 A.M. Richard & Lajoie Families requested by their children Elda Carnivale requested by Maria Titto and Family 12:00 P.M. Gene Servilla 14th Anniversary requested by his wife Andrew Joseph Albanese requested by Louise Verace

    Diocese of Palm Beach weekly Televised Catholic Mass Every Sunday morning the Diocese of Palm Beach airs its Televised Catholic Mass

    from 10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. on the CW channel 34 WTVX, on the diocese Facebook page and on the website. To learn more, please visit

    https://www.diocesepb.org/tv-mass or www.diocesepb.org/2020-masses.

  • 300 Club Congratulations to Todd Kline, the 18th 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.

    St. Ann’s Place Team 2

    Monday, July 6

    Memorial Pavers At a cost of $50 each, memorial brick pavers can be placed in the prayer garden by the Blessed Virgin Grotto. Order forms are available at the exits to the MCB and in the parish office during business hours.

    Offertory Collection

    June 27th & 28th $4,926.00

    Building Mortgage

    Principal $1,686,305.65 Payment $0.00 Balance $1,686,305.65

    Faith Direct

    Enroll in eGive, using our Parish website www.

    st-matthew-church.com. Contact Faith Direct toll

    free at 1-866-507-8757, or by emailing your questions

    to info@faithdirect.net.

    Thank you for your continuous support.

    PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS God our Father, you will all men and women to be saved and come to the knowledge of your truth. Send workers into your great harvest that the gospel may be preached to every creature and your people, gathered together by the word of life and strength- ened by the power of the sacraments, may advance in the way of salvation and love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.

    “Have I not commanded

    you? Be strong and Courageous.

    Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the

    LORD your God will be with you wherever

    you go.”

    Joshua 1:9

    The 2021 Mass Intentions book is now open. Please contact the parish office to reserve your Mass.

    Summer Safety Tips for Families

    The Diocesan Office of Safe Environments and Vulnerable Adults provides safety tips to keep children safe in parks, when home alone, and online. Visit www.diocesepb.org/resources for valuable information.

    Gaming Safety: Age-appropriate resources to teach children ages 5-17 how to be safer online. KidSmartz: Educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5. For Teens, Tweens, Parents and Educators: Resources on using social media, sexting, and cyberbullying. Safe to Compete: Saf