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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 Mens 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.

    GOD IS WITH US

    LORD, you love all things that exist (Wisdom 11:22 -- 12:2).

    I will praise your name forever, my king and my God (Psalm 145).

    May the name of Christ be glorified in you and you in him (2 Thessalonians 1:11 -- 2:2).

    Zacchaeus, a tax collector, considered to be a sinner, is converted to the Lord (Luke 19:1-10).

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016 THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    The book of Wisdom tells us that the spirit of God is in all things. What a wonderful thought, and what a wonderful image to keep in front of us as we travel down life's road. For if the path is revealed in the treading, it's good to know that God is with us--and all around us--every step of the way. But Paul knows that this divine presence is not timid. Instead, God calls out to us, and Paul prays that we, along with the Thessalonians, might be made worthy of that call. And who knows more about God's call than Zacchaeus, the tax collector? Jesus called him out of a tree, for goodness' sake. Or perhaps more correctly, as we reflect upon the end of today's Gospel reading, for heaven's sake.

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK Saturday, October 29th 4:00 P.M. Ruth Gilberti requested by Elayne Lynch Bob Gallagher requested by Elayne Lynch 5:30 P.M. Tom Gunning requested by the Natale Family Tom Conrad requested by Gloria Salzarulo Sunday, October 30th 7:45 A.M. Sara Velez requested by Chief Lorraine Nystrom 9:00 A.M. Ruth Gilberti requested by Gloria Salzarulo Lucille Ronca requested by Joan Benjamin 10:30 A.M. Virginia Mangakis requested by Nancy & Chiro Ruiz Amy Bennett requested Michael & Annette Farenga 12:00 P.M. Sindo & Luisa Enriquez on their 60th Wedding Anniversary Children, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren of Sindo & Luisa Enriquez Monday, October 31st 8:00 A.M. Germania Salzarulo requested by the Family Denise Pena requested by Eileen Tirado & Family 4:00 P.M. For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 5:30 P.M. For all the Benefactors of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Tuesday, November 1st 8:00 A.M. Gene Salzarulo requested by Gloria Salzarulo 10:00 A.M. Ann Pazzaro requested by Jon C. Schmitt and Patricia Schmitt 7:00 P.M. For the safe return of all our military personnel Wednesday, November 2nd 8:00 A.M. For all the faithful departed Thursday, November 3rd 8:00 A.M. Norma Askew requested by the Askew Family Alice Dunleavy requested by Mr. & Mrs. Donald Emrich Friday, November 4th 8:00 A.M. Josephine Velasquez requested by the Velasquez Family Carlos Macaraig requested by Zenaida Reville Saturday, November 5th 8:00 A.M. In Thanksgiving on my birthday requested by Anne Denaut Lillian Cassano requested by Angela & Joe Teston 4:00 P.M. Richard & Regina Heinick Norberto Romaach requested by his sister Maria. 5:30 P.M. Josephine Torino requested by the Vassallo Family Mary Raab requested by Al Norato Sunday, November 6th 7:45 A.M. For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 9:00 A.M. Mary Aiello requested by her daughter Millie Karen Karavanas requested by her parents Ann & Walter Kuzmech 10:30 A.M. Charlotte Tredore requested by her Family Lorraine Butkus requested by the Plucinski Family 12:00 P.M. Gaetano Siciliano requested by his wife Dina and Family Edgardo Alguno requested by his sister Precy, nephew Jay & daughter Sean

  • Offertory Collection

    October 22nd & October 23rd amounted to $ 10,019.50 Second Collection

    October 22nd & October 23rd amounted to $ 3,202.00 Building Mortgage

    Principal $ 1,963,851.76

    Payment $ 0.00

    Balance $ 1,963,851.76

    300 Club Congratulations to Ted Fisher, the 1st weeks winner of the 300 Club!

    Second Collection

    November 5th & 6th Mortgage Reduction Thank you in advance

    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.

    2016 Diocesan Services Appeal

    Our 2016 parish goal is $ 132,500.00

    Donations to date total $ 108,129.41

    Join us on Sunday, November 5th

    after all the masses for a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast.

    St. Anns Place Ministry

    Team 2 will be meeting on Monday, October 31st in

    the parish center after the 8:00 A.M. Mass.

    Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected in the lobby of the MCB on

    October 29th & 30th and November 5th & 6th.

    First Friday & Holy Hour

    Friday, November 4 is the first Friday of the month. Join us immediately following the 8:00 A.M. Mass as we celebrate the Adoration of the Holy Sacrament.

    Weekly Coffee & Donut Sponsorships are available for $100.

    Contact the parish office at (561) 966-8878 to reserve your dates.

    Monthly Pancake Sponsorships are available for $300.

    SPONSOR A 2017 ST. MATTHEW PARISH MISSALETTE CAMPAIGN

    Blue application forms are located at each of the exits of the MCB. Only 3 weeks remain to participate since this years fund-raiser will only run until mid-November, so complete your application now to have your personal or business message memorialized on the cover of next years Missalettes. Your message will remain on the Missalette cover for a full year in exchange for a small donation of $30 for one, $50 for two or $100 for five messages. Your donation will be used to help reduce our Parish debt as we work to build our permanent Church. Volume discounts are available for local businesses.

    Youth Ministry is serving coffee & donuts in the parish center after the Sunday morning masses. All middle and high school youth of the parish are invited to help in this parish service project.

    Contact Suzanne at 966-8878 for more information.

  • St. Matthew Church C.C.W. Christmas Raffle

    Tickets are 3 for $5 or 7 for $10

    CA$H Money in the amounts of $500.00, $250.00, and $125.00

    Three Money Gift Cards at $100.00 Three Restaurant Gift Cards at $100.00 Three Wine Baskets.

    Tickets are only available after mass in the parish center or at the parish office during business hours.

    Drawing to be held December 13th.

    St. Matthew Catholic Church Adopt-AFamily Christmas Program

    Share in the spirit of Christmas with our less fortunate brothers and sisters. The Adopt a Family Christmas Program

    will provide a meal and gifts for th