St. Matthew Catholic Church
6090 Hypoluxo Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463-7312
Phone: (561) 966-8878
Reverend Clem Hammerschmitt, Pastor
Reverend Leonard Dim, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Andy Plucinski
Deacon George White
Deacon Robert Garamella
4:00 P.M. & 5:30 P.M.
7:45 A.M.- 9:00 A.M - 10:30 A.M.
& 12 Noon
Monday through Saturday
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.
6090 Hypoluxo Road
Lake Worth FL 33463-7312
Office hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. - Noon
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
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.
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.
Notify the parish office at least four months
Ministrations to the Sick
We appreciate knowing when a parishioner is
in the hospital or homebound. Please call the
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
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
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
Monday, July 6
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
June 27th & 28th
Enroll in eGive, using our
Parish website www.
Contact Faith Direct toll
free at 1-866-507-8757, or
by emailing your questions
Thank you for your
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.
“Have I not commanded
you? Be strong and
Do not be afraid; do not
be discouraged, for the
LORD your God will
be with you wherever
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