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  • 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

    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.


    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

    (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.


    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 in advance.

    Ministrations to the Sick

    We appreciate knowing when a parishioner is in the hospital or homebound. Please call the parish office.


    Today’s readings are about persistence, passionate persistence. Exodus tells of a battle won despite weariness because Moses, with help from Aaron and Hur, held his hands raised. Timothy asks that same persistence of his community and us. Luke tells of a court case won by a widow, despite the dishonesty of the judge, because she will not leave him alone. The psalm reminds us that God is everywhere, guard- ing us from harm day and night, coming and going, now and forever. The readings are about persistence, the relentless, unwavering pursuit of what must not be lost. The readings are about God's passionate persistence in pursuing us, seeking to win our hearts.

    As long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel had the better of the fight

    (Exodus 17:8-13).

    Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121).

    Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed

    (2 Timothy 3:14 -- 4:2).

    Will not God secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night?

    (Luke 18:1-8).

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK Saturday, October 19th 4:00 P.M. Padre Pio requested by Father James De Vita For the health of Father James De Vita requested by his Family 5:30 P.M. Gift of Friends Living and Deceased Roland Bellegarde requested by his wife Marie Bellegarde Sunday, October 20th 7:45 A.M. Stacy Ferman Laudano Harry Cavaluzzi requested by his wife Anita 9:00 A.M. Jose & Ramona Corona and Raphael & Alejandrina Moran requested by Jose and Sofia Corona Betty Kossmann requested by Joyce Costello and Family 10:30 A.M. For the health of Father James De Vita requested by his Family Yves Francois Pierre & Gabriel Theodore requested by the Family 12:00 P.M. Hubert Antony requested by the Vinod Family Justo Anibal requested by the Family Monday, October 21th 8:00 A.M. Josephine Guidi requested by her sister Dolores Anna Augustin requested by Rose Applyrs Tuesday, October 22nd 8:00 A.M. Antoinette Stachkunas requested by her husband Matthew For the health of Father James De Vita requested by his Family Wednesday, October 23rd 8:00 A.M. Zaie Cantave & Regina Cantave requested by Marie Sherlyne Charles Padre Pio requested by Father James De Vita Thursday, October 24th 8:00 A.M. Angeline Wiita requested by her daughter Louise Verace For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish Friday, October 25th 8:00 A.M. Happy Birthday in heaven Catherine Bordens requested by her husband Ron Saturday, October 26th 8:00 A.M. Padre Pio requested by Father James De Vita For the health of Father James De Vita requested by his Family 4:00 P.M. Anthony Vacca requested by Roseann Kroll and Family Norina Cilento requested by Mariano Giardelli 5:30 P.M. Maria Cespedes requested by Belkis & Jose Cespedes Living and deceased members of the George Family Sunday, October 27th 7:45 A.M Maria Hernandez requested by Larry Nussbaum and Louise Jane Gambale requested by Jim Reed 9:00 A.M. Padre Pio requested by Father James De Vita For the health of Father James De Vita requested by his Family 10:30 A.M. Ernest & Matilda Piro requested by their daughter Pat Piro My Good Friend Charlie West requested by Vince Farace 12:00 P.M. In honor of St. Jude requested by the LaManna Family Rosaline requested by the Vinod Family

  • Offertory Collection October 12 & 13

    $8,202.13 Second Collection

    October 12 & 13 $2,806.35

    Building Mortgage

    Principal $1,717,611.71 Payment $0.00 Balance $1,717,611.71

    300 Club Congratulations to Tim Sanders, the 10th 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 October 26 & 27

    Mortgage/Debt Reduction

    Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    Thank you to parishioners

    Kevin & Stacey McCaffrey of

    Lunsford McCaffrey

    Orthodontics for sponsoring this week’s

    Coffee & Donuts.

    St. Ann’s Place Team 3

    Tuesday, October 21st

    Thursdays in the parish center. Doors open at 5:30 P.M, games begin at 6:30 P.M.

    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.

    All Souls Day Envelopes are available at the entrances to the MCB. If you would like your loved one remembered on November 2nd, please fill out an envelope and place it in the collection basket.

    We have received $100,363.30 of our 2019 goal of $138,000. Unfortunately, we are still $37,636.70 short of our goal, which will come out of our operating budget.

    FAITH DIRECT Enroll in eGive, the Parish’s direct debit program for Offertory giving. Enrollment is easy and allows you to person- alize your giving with many available options. Enroll on-line using our Parish website link, or fill out one of the enrollment forms at the MCB exits and mail it to Faith Direct.

    For more information, call Faith Direct toll free at

    1-866-507-8757 or by emailing your questions to

    Serra Club Retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary Join us on Saturday, November 9, as Father Nicholas Cachia, Professor of Spiritual Theology and Sacred Scripture, guides us on A Meditation on 1 Cor 13 - “To Love as God Loves.” The cost is $25 per person and includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch. All proceeds will be donat