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 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 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
STRENGTHENED BY THE BREAD OF LIFE
Today we resume the "Bread of Life" discourse from John's Gospel that
began two weeks ago. He makes reference to the Jews' ancestors who
ate manna in the desert. These days we would think primarily of Israel
wandering in the desert, but faithful Jews would also have known the
story of Elijah that we hear today. Strengthened by food and drink in
the desert, the angel of the Lord sends him on his forty-day and forty-
night journey (the biblical number for a preparation time). Like the food
given to Elijah in the desert, Jesus tells his listeners that he is bread for
the life of the world. It is very important that we not stop listening to
Jesus after his promise of eternal life--a marvelous promise, but this
"reward" is not the only reason we feast on the Bread of Life. We also
come to the table to be made strong for the journey of mission, that the
whole world might have life in the fullness of Christ. We are compelled,
if we have eaten of the bread of life, to go forth in service to all.
Elijah looked and there at his head was a hearth cake and a jug of water
(1 Kings 19:4-8).
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love
(Ephesians 4:30 -- 5:2).
Jesus said, "I am the living bread;
whoever eats this bread will live forever" (John 6:41-51).
August 4th & August 5th
August 4th & August 5th
Congratulations to LeAnne Greene, the 6th 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.
August 18th & 19th
Diocesan Services Appeal
Thank you for your generosity.
St. Ann’s Place
Team 2 Monday, August 13
Thank you to Kevin & Stacey McCaffrey of Lunsford McCaffrey
Orthodontics for sponsoring this week’s coffee and donuts.
DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL
We have received $102,852.80 of our
2018 goal of $132,000.
Join us in the parish center for
Coffee & Donuts after the
Sunday morning Masses.
Adult Inquiry Classes
Adult inquiry classes are available for those who would
like to learn more about the Catholic faith or prepare
to receive any of the Sacraments of Initiation. For
more information, contact Debbie at (561) 966-1538.
Children of the parish entering the 2nd grade and older are invited to join the
St. Matthew Children’s Choir. Sing at the 9:00 A.M. Children’s Mass (once a month),
and enjoy practice on Saturday mornings at 9:00 A.M. in the MCB.
Please contact Debbie at (561) 966-1538.
Wednesday, August 15th is The Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary and is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Tuesday, August 14th at 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday, August 15th at 8:00 A.M.
Wednesday, August 15th at 7:00 P.M.
Altar Server Training
Altar Server training will be held after the 8:00 A.M. Mass on Saturday, August 18th.
Please call the office to register.
Being an Altar Server is a grace filled call to serve Jesus in a very special way!
Holy Father Pope Francis tells us: “Serving at the altar is a privileged way to draw closer to Jesus, which in turn
"enables you to open yourselves to others, to journey together, to set demandin