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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.

    T H I R D S U N D AY I N O R D I N A R Y T I M E January 22, 2017

    LIBERATION AND REFORM

    While you might have to reach for an atlas to determine that Isaiah is speaking about Galilee, today's first reading (part of which was read at Christmas) is prophetic of Jesus' future ministry in that province. The light that brings salvation and rejoicing is, ultimately, Christ. Liberation is the theme: liberation from both ignorance ("darkness") and sin (the "yoke").

    As Isaiah identifies a place, so Paul describes an attitude: the attitude that develops, even among good people, of equating their own will with the common good. This always brings dissension, and so it has done in Corinth. Paul will not allow this; we are all members of "Christ's party." The gospel is not to divide us.

    Matthew quotes from Isaiah in today's Gospel, presenting Jesus as the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecies. The theme is "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17). To spread this message, Jesus begins to select disciples, four of whom we meet today: Peter, Andrew, James, and John.

    The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27).

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK Saturday, January 21st 4:00 P.M. Richard & Regina Heinick Frank Trimboli requested by the French Family 5:30 P.M. Frances & Angelo Armiento requested by their daughter Cynthia Robert Toft Jr. requested by his mother Elsie Creegan Sunday, January 22nd 7:45 A.M. For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish Patrick Colucci requested by Bernadette 9:00 A.M. Richard Burns R. Stephen Hellawell Jr. requested by Helen Abrams 10:30 A.M. Ann Badalementi 30th anniversary requested by Domenick & Norma Modena Virginia Mangakis requested by Mary & Dave Butler 12:00 P.M. Alice Dunleavy requested by Mr. & Mrs. Donald Emrich Tricia Wyatt restoration of health Monday, January 23rd 8:00 A.M. Jimmy Walsh requested by the French Family Carmen Figueroa and Family Tuesday, January 24th 8:00 A.M. Lorraine Nystrom by Donna Kress Mario Figueroa and Family Wednesday, January 25th 8:00 A.M. Volkmar “Pete” Megnin requested by Lee & Elaine Britton Edgar Figueroa Thursday, January 26th 8:00 A.M. Happy Birthday Asseda St. Pierre In Thanksgiving to my Family requested by Asseda St. Pierre Friday, January 27th 8:00 A.M. Kevin J. Ryan requested by his Family Mary Raab and her son Glenn Raab requested by Don Saturday, January 28th 8:00 A.M. Antony Huberd requested by his daughter Vinod Ignacio Sanchez requested by Carmen 4:00 P.M. James & Mary Devine requested by the French Family Mary Raab requested by Gloria Salzarulo 5:30 P.M. Carol Pacitto and Ann & John O’Brien requested by the Family Walter & Marion McCaughey requested by the Family Sunday, January 29th 7:45 A.M. For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish Maria Cespedes requested by Jose & Belkis Cespedes 9:00 A.M. Anne Karas requested by Mary & Dave Butler Virginia Mangakis requested by Barbara Talty 10:30 A.M. Herbert Evelyn requested by Emilie Lik Bill Parkes requested by Dan & Mary Shea and Family 12:00 P.M. John Marchetti requested by Sean & Janey Tierney Joanne Minutto requested by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Erbic

  • Offertory Collection January 14th & January 15h amounted to $ 13,240.83

    Second Collection

    January 14th & January 15th amounted to $ 3,700.40

    Building Mortgage

    Principal $ 1,939,854.64

    Payment $ 0.00 Balance $ 1,939,854.64

    300 Club Congratulations to Debra Smith, the 13th 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 28th & January 29th Mortgage/Debt Reduction

    Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    Anniversary Mass 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. To register, please contact St. Matthew Church’s Parish office at (561) 966-8878 by Monday, January 3oth.

    On the weekend of February 4th & 5th, youth ministry will be collecting donations after mass for our annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” service project. All monies collected will be donated to local charities to provide food to the less fortu- nate in our community. All middle and high school students are invited to help in this service project. Come and make new friends! Thank you in advance to our parishioners for their generous support of our endeavor.

    Please call Suzanne at 966-8878

    2016 donation letters are available to parishioners who contribute through the use of their offertory envelopes.

    Please contact the parish office at (561) 966-8878 if you wish to receive a letter.

    St. Ann’s Place Ministry Team 1 will be meeting on

    Monday, January 23rd in the parish center after the 8:00 A.M. Mass.

    The burdens that were once laid upon the people have been vanquished (Isaiah 8:23 -- 9:3).

    Paul exhorts the believers at Corinth: As there is one Christ, so too must there be no divisions among you. (1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17).

    After calling his first disciples, Jesus goes throughout Galilee teaching, proclaiming the gospel, and curing the people (Matthew 4:12-23 [12-17]).

    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 fellow- ship and a sense of community among the men of the parish aimed at strengthening family life in our parish.

    We serve as a support group and provide a structure to assist with various parish religious celebration