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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 Raymond Hubert

    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.

    The Shaker hymn describes a circular journey from innocence to innocence with characteristic brevity:

    'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free.

    'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be.

    This journey is easier sung about than done. It takes humility and time to recover a second innocence. Titles, positions of honor, money, and power are not requirements of the kingdom of God. Jesus says and demonstrates in today's Gospel that members of God's kingdom must hold in their embrace the most inconsequential of persons, for that person is identified with Jesus. This attitude ran counter to the intuition of the world of Jesus' time, as it does in ours.

    The simplicity set forth by Jesus requires the shedding of unnecessary, unimportant, false, and burdensome attachments that earthly power demands. Membership in the Kingdom is light enough to put a song in our heart.

    The Lord upholds my life - Psalm 54

    TIS THE GIFT TO BE SIMPLE

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK

    Saturday 4:00 P.M. Matthew and Anne Herion requested by the Family September 19th Mariana & Charles Spadola requested by Dorothy Record 5:30 P.M. Hugh Atwell requested by Fanny Patsis Sunday September 20th 7:45 A.M. For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 9:00 A.M. Hugh Atwell requested by Norman & Helen Owens Kety and Blanca Olivares requested by the Da Silva Family 10:30 A.M. Logan and Busch Families requested by Katherine Busch Thomas Palladino requested by the Tobia Family 12:00 P.M. Jose Luis Cruz requested by the Mangan Family Hugh Atwell requested by Magdalena Chibas Monday September 21st 8:00 A.M. Barbara Fazio requested by Martin Fazio Lillian Corona, Mary Catalano and Debra Toma requested by Rosalie Tuesday September 22nd 8:00 A.M. Barbara Fazio requested by the Family Marilyn Murphy requested by Evelyn Hastings Wednesday September 23rd 8:00 A.M. Magdalena Acuna requested by Zeny Reville Eugene Budsock requested by his daughter Cathy Thursday September 24th 8:00 A.M. William Melendez requested by his wife Valerie Anthony J. Ouellette requested by his wife Bridget Friday September 25th 8:00 A.M. Felipe Velasquez Jr. requested by the Velasquez Family Delena Schieders requested by Frank & Joan Hogan Saturday 8:00 A.M. Kim Cayz requested by John Cayz September 26th Phillip Michaelson requested by Annmarie Clennan 4:00 P.M. Joseph Fitzgerald requested by Dorothy Record Louise Notorangelo requested by Dorothy Record 5:30 P.M. Kim Cayz requested by John Cayz Hugh Atwell requested by Pierrette Gagnon Sunday September 27th 7:45 A.M. Anthony & Ella Cazzato requested by their daughter and son in law Emily Loone repose of the soul requested by Rosalie 9:00 A.M. Magaly & Christina Dure for protection For the parishioners and benefactors of St. Matthew parish 10:30 A.M. Fernando & Elba Silva requested by their daughters Sondra Davis requested by her husband Bob Davis 12:00 P.M. All the souls in purgatory requested by the Duong Family Gerard Higgins restoration of health requested by Tom & Yvonne Higgins

  • Offertory Collection

    September 12th & 13th amounted to $ 8,358.14

    Second Collection

    September 12th & 13th amounted to $ 2,733.27

    Building Mortgage Principal $ 2,047,089.57

    Payment $ 0.00

    Balance $ 2,047,089.57

    300 Club Congratulations to Joseph Krepela, the 4th weeks

    winner of the 300 Club.

    Second Collection

    September 26th & September 27th will be for

    Building & Grounds Maintenance

    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.

    2016 Missalette Sponsorship HEADS UP: The Cornerstone Committee will soon be accepting your sponsorships for each of the Liturgical Year 2016 Missalettes used at Mass in the MCB. Watch for a further announcement later this month, along with an application form which will be included in the Bulletin. In return for your donation, individuals or businesses can have their inscription placed on a 3.33 x 4 label on the front of a Missalette. These labels will remain on the front cover of the Missalette for the entire 2016 Liturgical Year and are designed to memorialize individuals, family events, or express your special thoughts. They can also be used to advertise businesses, or simply to show support of our Parish and its continuing growth and progress. Begin thinking and planning now about how to memorialize your loved ones.

    2015 Diocesan Services Appeal

    We are currently short by $23,986.67 for our 2015 Diocesan Services Appeal goal of $126,000. The programs and services supported by the DSA are examples of what truly makes us, A Family of Faith in Service to Others. Please keep in mind, if our yearly goal is not met through donations, funds must come out of St. Matthew Churchs operating budget. Please give as often as your means will allow.

    For additional information on the DSA, including program allocations, visit the diocesan website at http://www.diocesepb.org/

    Thank you for your continued generosity.

    A Family of Faith in Service to Others

  • Father Jacob blessed the CCD teachers on Catechetical Sunday. We are blessed to have so many dedicated volunteers. Please remember them and their students in your prayers, so we may have a successful school year. Parents of CCD students, please note there will be a parent meeting in the MCB for sacramen-tal grades 8 and 9 on Sunday, September 27th at 2:45 P.M. and sacramental grades 1, 2, SS1 and SS2 on Monday, September 28th at 6:45 P.M. Plan on attending to receive important information regarding your childs Confirmation or First Holy Communion.

  • Attention Altar Servers - You are invited with your families to a special Altar Server Appreciation Mass with Bishop Gerald Barbarito, on Saturday, October 17th at 11:00 A.M. at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius, Palm Beach Gardens. Please be sure to sign the RSVP log located in the sacristy. Pizza and beverage will be served after the Mass.

    Join us Thursday nights for CA$H BALL BINGO! Doors open at 5:30 P.M., games begin at 6:30 P.M.

    Play for as little as $11.00! Bring a friend, and meet new friends too.

    Delicious Desserts for only $1.00. Fun for everybody aged 18 and better.

    A Vocations Ministry meeting will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 A.M. in classroom 1. If you are interested, please join us.

    The harvest is ready but the labore