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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 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.

    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 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 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 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.

    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.

    ENCOURAGEMENT

    This Sunday's Gospel is our final selection from Mark for this liturgical year. It is taken from the end of Jesus' teaching in Jerusalem immediately preceding the account of his arrest and passion. In it Jesus gives his disciples hope to sustain them through his passion and death and any persecution or suffering that they would encounter after his resurrection. The words from the book of Daniel also provided hope and encouragement to the people of Daniel's time. The encouragement in these scriptures is meant for us as well, for none of us will escape tribulation in our lives. Followers of Jesus will be able to endure suffering with joyful hope, knowing that Christ's love will lead us along the way of discipleship and give us eternal life with God.

    Those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever

    (Daniel 12:1-3).

    You are my inheritance, O Lord! (Psalm 16).

    Where there is forgiveness, there is no longer offering for sin (Hebrews 10:11-14, 18).

    Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away (Mark 13:24-32).

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK

    Saturday, November 17th 4:00 P.M. Schultz and Gillis Families requested by James and Patty Schultz Dominick Santa Maria requested by Lee Aliberti 5:30 P.M. Dr. Angel Cuesta, remembered fondly by his friends Mark Tarabokija requested by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Erbic Sunday, November 18th 7:45 A.M. Special Intention for Father Gary George and all the CSSR requested by the George Family Thomas Jeffrey requested by Louis Lagomarsino 9:00 A.M. Mary & Matthew Kwiatkowski requested by their daughter Joanne Springer Timothy Springer requested by JoAnne and Millie 10:30 A.M. Olga Lentini requested by Margaret & Ozzie Razzano Eddie Sorden and Family requested by the French Family 12:00 P.M. Robert Geiger requested by Gloria Baer and Family Millie Capitano requested by her dear friend Lucia Gomez Monday, November 19th 8:00 A.M. Dominic Antony requested by the Antony Family Angela Campos requested by her son Tuesday, November 20th 8:00 A.M. Yves Francois Pierre requested by his brothers and daughters In memory of Dick McDonnell requested by the McDonnell Family 7:00 P.M. Edward McKenna requested by the St. Matthew Council of Catholic Women Wednesday, November 21st 8:00 A.M. For all the souls in purgatory requested by Jennifer M. Janvier Leo & Leatrice Rheaume requested by Bryan Thursday, November 22nd 8:00 A.M. John Backhus requested by his Family Special Intention for the Soberick & Evanns Families Friday, November 23rd 8:00 A.M. Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Jose & Sofia Corona George Family living and deceased Saturday, November 24th 8:00 A.M. Happy Anniversary in Heaven Dad Yves Bonet Happy Birthday requested by his wife Yves 4:00 P.M. Unborn & Vocations requested by the French Family Nicholas Mancuso requested by his parents 5:30 P.M. Maria Cespedes requested by Jose & Belkis Cespedes Christina Hackett Happy Birthday Mom in heaven, John Hunt Sr. 7th anniv, and Virgina Hunt 3rd Anniv. requested by the Family Sunday, November 25th 7:45 A.M. Don McCabe requested by his daughter Colleen For the Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Matthew Parish 9:00 A.M. Timmy Springer requested by Jean Waddington John Caylor requested by the Whitlock Family 10:30 A.M. Lajoie & Richard Families requested by their children In honor of Padre Pio requested by the Fr. James De Vita 12:00 P.M. Joseph Dipalo requested by Theresa Merzilia & Abel Narcisse requested by the Family

  • Offertory Collection November 10th & 11th

    $9,488.63

    Second Collection November 10th & 11th

    $3,123.70

    Building Mortgage

    Principal $1,780,024.05 Payment Balance $1,780,024.05

    300 Club Congratulations to Carmella Guidi, the 20th 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 November 24th & 25th

    Mortgage/Debt Reduction Thank you for your generosity.

    St. Ann’s Place Team 1

    Monday, November 19th

    The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday November 24th.

    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL

    We have received $116,245.25 of our 2018 goal of $132,000. www.diocesepb.org

    www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org

    Monthly Pancake Breakfast Sponsorships are available for $300.

    Contact the Parish Office to reserve your month.

    Enjoy a 20% discount in the month of November at the Parish Gift Shop!

    Located in the Lobby of the MCB.

    Open before and after weekend Masses.

    Get your Christmas Stocking Stuffers!

    ST. MATTHEW C.C.W. BAKE SALE NOVEMBER 17TH & 18TH

    AFTER MASS IN THE PARISH CENTER

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    We aren’t just about Bake Sales!

    All ladies of the parish are invited to join the Council of Catholic Women for Mass on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 P.M., followed by a business meeting at 7:30 P.M.

    Cakes Cookies

    Brownies

    Pastries Pies

    and more!

    FAITH DIRECT EGIVING ANYTIME ANYWHERE

    Enroll in eGive, the Parish’s direct debit program for Offertory giving. Enrollment is easy and eliminates the need to write checks or search for cash each weekend. Personalize your giving with many available options, and an easy to navigate wesbite. Enroll on-line using our Parish website link, or fill out one of the enrollment forms at the MCB exits and mail it t