St. Matthew Catholic Church
6090 Hypoluxo Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463-7312
Phone: (561) 966-8878
Reverend Clem Hammerschmitt, Pastor
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 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
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
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
January 14th & January 15h
amounted to $ 13,240.83
January 14th & January 15th
amounted to $ 3,700.40
Principal $ 1,939,854.64
Payment $ 0.00
Balance $ 1,939,854.64
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.
January 28th & January 29th
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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
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