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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 Reverend Jacob Asiedu-Frempong

    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.

    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 (561) 966-1538

    Youth Ministry

    Suzanne McKay (561) 966-8878

    Council of Catholic Women

    Join us the third Tuesday of each month 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.

    SURPRISES

    Life is full of surprises, some pleasant, some not. The scriptures are filled with stories of God's surprises cropping up when they are least expected: younger children obtaining the inheritance; the lowliest being seated highest up; an itinerant preacher, killed like a criminal, exalted to eternal, heavenly glory. Anybody who has planned a wed-ding or similar event knows that they are filled with opportunities for surprises. For the bridegroom in today's Gospel story, who has no direct contact with Jesus, the pleasant surprise came because some-body else paid attention and had faith in Jesus. We may think that the point of today's familiar story of the wedding at Cana is that when we have faith in Jesus, our lives will be pleasantly changed. A Christian, however, needs to have a broader perspective and realize that to have faith in Christ means that somebody's life--not neces-sarily our own--will be surprised for the better.

    As a bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so God rejoices in the chosen Zion and Jerusalem (Isaiah 62:1-5).

    Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations (Psalm 96).

    All the varied gifts and talents found in the Christian community are products of the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

    At a wedding festival in Cana, Jesus changes water into wine at his mother's request (John 2:1-11).

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK

    Saturday January 16th 4:00 P.M. Regina Heinick requested her husband Richard Alexander & Tabisz Families requested by Helene Alexander & Family 5:30 P.M. Intentions of the Blessed Mother Chas & Denise Gerber requested by her sister Kathy Sunday January 17th 7:45 A.M. Colleen Brobst requested by her son Jay Roberto Galardo requested by his wife Maria & Family 9:00 A.M. Charles Rasche requested by Mary & Dave Butler Delpha Bertolotti requested by Mary & Dave Butler 10:30 A.M. Antonio Modena requested by Domenick & Norma Modena Caterina Pugliese Calello requested by Palma & John McEwan 12:00 P.M. Suzanne Higgins requested by her parents Tom & Yvonne Higgins Edward Farrell requested by his wife Lucille & daughters Monday January 18th 8:00 A.M. Kyle Pacheco requested by his Family Sylvia Raddi restoration of health requested by Paula Burkle Tuesday January 19th 8:00 A.M. Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish Vera & Raymond Slattery requested by their son Kevin 7:00 P.M. Enoch Asumeng & Samuel Asumeng requested by St. Matthew C.C.W. Wednesday January 20th 8:00 A.M. Monsignor Gerald Hughes In Thanksgiving for 2015 requested by Living Freely Thursday January 21st 8:00 A.M. Robert F. Toft requested by his mother Delena Schnieders requested by her husband Tom Friday January 22nd 8:00 A.M. Alice Dunleavy requested by Mr. & Mrs. Donald Emrich Antoinette Laliberte requested by her daughters Saturday January 23rd 8:00 A.M. Elizabeth Kelly requested by Connie & George 4:00 P.M. Jimmy Walsh requested by the French Family Anthony OToole requested by his Family 5:30 P.M. Felz Cumpleaos Carlos Villamil requested by his mother Madeline Morin requested by her Family Sunday January 24th 7:45 A.M. Kathleen Beskitt requested by her daughter Kathy Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 9:00 A.M. Hunter and Hughes Families requested by Eileen & Ed Hughes Loretta Skocich requested by Barbara Talty 10:30 A.M. Ann Badalementi requested by Domenick & Norma Modena James Regas requested by Olga Lentini 12:00 P.M. Frances & Angelo Armiento requested by their daughter Cynthia Henrietta Salpietro requested by Theresa

  • Offertory Collection

    January 9th & 10th amounted to $12,210.55

    Second Collection

    January 9th & 10th amounted to $2,358.29

    Building Mortgage

    Principal $ 2,020,531.18

    Payment 0.00

    Balance $ 2,020,531.18

    300 Club Congratulations to Cecil Brown, the 21st weeks

    winner of the 300 Club.

    Second Collection

    January 23rd & 24th Diocesan Services Appeal

    Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    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.

    2015 donation letters are available to parishioners who contribute through the use of their offertory envelopes. Please contact the parish office if you wish to receive a letter.

    C.C.W. Manicotti Sale January 30th & January 31st

    3 Homemade Manicotti, One Italian Sausage and one Meatball Packaged and ready to go for only $8.00!

    Available after all weekend masses in the parish center.

    Please Support our Sponsors

    Dr. Casey Boyer - Internist (561) 968-9003 Dr. Gregory Martin - Orthopaedics (561) 733-5888

    Dr. Stephen Trigani - Dentist (561) 967-6300 Ira Elblonk & Associates - Accountant (561) 439-8500

    Murphys Paint & Body Shop (561) 686-8210 Rivard Insurance Agency (561) 739-8346

    Sisters Towing & Transportation, Inc. (561) 687-0820 Southern Waste Systems, Inc. (561) 528-6688

    The parish office will be closed Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Attention 8th grade parents! Cardinal Newman High School

    will be hosting an Informational Breakfast on February 2nd, from

    8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. RSVP to the admissions office

    (561) 683-6266.

  • Friday, February 5th at 7:00 P.M.

    Blackjack Poker Roulette Slots Craps Texas HoldEm

    $50 per person, includes $2,000 Casino play money, appetizers & soda or water.

    Adults 21 years of age or better.

    Blackjack Poker Roulette Slots Craps Texas HoldEm

    Do you have your tickets yet??? The Parishs Annual Casino Night fundraiser is less than 2 weeks away. Tickets are on sale today after all the Masses in the Parish Cen-ter. This night is always loaded with fun with 30 slot machines, Blackjack, Roulette, & Craps Tables, a Blackjack Tournament, and lots of prizes to be won. We will accept cash, checks, or credit cards for your tickets. The Committee is also still looking for sponsors for Gaming Tables & Slot Machines, as well as gift donations for this important fundraiser. Stop by the Parish Center today to buy your tickets or secure your sponsorship, or contact the Parish Office during normal business hours.

    DONT DELAY; ACT TODAY!

    St. Matthew Catholic Church is located at 6090 Hypoluxo Rd. Lake Worth (561) 966-8878

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