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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 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 LAMB OF GOD

    "Behold the Lamb of God!" We hear this phrase every Sunday at Mass, but there's a good chance that many Roman Catholics do not know who in the Bible original- ly spoke it. The phrase appears only in the Gospel of John, on the lips of John the Baptist, who utters it twice. In today's Gospel reading, John proclaims Jesus as the Lamb of God, and two of John's own disciples then fol- low Christ. A little bit later Andrew, who heard John and then followed Jesus, brings his brother Simon to be re-named Cephas, or Peter. A careful look at these Bible verses shows us the mission of everyone baptized into the Body of Christ: we must always proclaim our faith in Christ, so that others will follow him. We may not know how the will of God might work through those we bring to Christ; that is not the point. The point is that our ongoing mission as a church is to bring others to Christ,

    the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

    Speak, for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19). Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will (Psalm 40).

    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you? (1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20). Andrew found his brother Simon and brought him to Jesus (John 1:35-42).

  • MASSES FOR THE WEEK

    Saturday, January 13th 4:00 P.M. Edward McDonnell requested by Mary McDonnell and Family Walter Alexander requested by his wife Helene, daughter Janis & Steve Barney 5:30 P.M. Samuel Laiacona & Marie Le Furge requested by Geraldine Laiacona & Family Lawrence Matthew Mozes requested by Susan & George Collins Sunday, January 14th 7:45 A.M. Ross & Vern Velasquez 51st Wedding Anniversary Angeline Wiita requested by her daughter Louise Verace 9:00 A.M. Rose Vona requested by Nancy & Chiro Ruiz Robert Angliss requested by the Whitlock Family 10:30 A.M. Antonio Modena 77th Anniversary requested by Domenick & Norma Modena Michael Sciarillo requested by his Family 12:00 P.M. Marie Morales requested by her sister Marge Lorenzo Jack Mac Gregor and Alice Perkins Monday, January 15th 8:00 A.M. Our Lady of Mount Carmel requested by Jamesson Daniel Deborah Meador requested by Jessica Stanley Tuesday, January 16th 8:00 A.M. Anthony Cieri requested by Rachel Cieri In Thanksgiving to God requested by Chantale Wednesday, January 17h 8:00 A.M. Jack & Colleen Brobst requested by their son Jay Henrietta Salpietro requested by Theresa Thursday, January 18th 8:00 A.M. Grace Bucchere requested by Robert & Camille Bucchere Rene & Concordia Acuña requested by Zenaida Reville Friday, January 19th 8:00 A.M. In Thanksgiving to St. Matthew requested by the Daniel Family Dale Sokel requested by Leo & Mary Ann Burke Saturday, January 20th 8:00 A.M. Monsignor Gerald Hughes Betty Jabbour requested by Zenaida Reville 4:00 P.M. Devine & French Families living and deceased La Rocca Family requested by Rose Polakowski 5:30 P.M. Frances & Angelo Armiento requested by their daughter Cynthia Cioppa Catherine Agnes Boyle requested by George & Susan Collins Sunday, January 21st 7:45 A.M. Jean Botta requested by Robert & Camille Bucchere Kyle Pacheco requested by his Family 9:00 A.M. Charles Raschel requested by Dave & Mary Butler George Gearing requested by Nancy & Chiro Ruiz 10:30 A.M. Ann Badalamenti 31st Anniversary requested by Domenick & Norma Modena Kate Alfano requested by the Laudano Family 12:00 P.M. In Thanksgiving for my Family requested by Yveta Daniel In Thanksgiving to Our Blessed Mother requested by Yveta Daniel

  • Offertory Collection January 6th & January 7th

    $ 11,617.23 Second Collection

    January 6th & January 7th $ 3,537.75

    Building Mortgage Principal $1,848,669.29 Payment $ 3,537.75 Balance $1,845,131.54

    300 Club Congratulations to Bob Speaker, the 5th 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

    January 20th & 21st Hugs for the Homeless

    Provides food, shelter, and clothing to the needy and homeless in Florida.

    St. Ann’s Place Team 3 will be meeting on

    Tuesday, January 16th after the 8:00 A.M. Mass.

    2017 DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL

    We have received $115,417.50 of our 2017 goal of $134,000.

    http:www.diocesepb.org/

    7th ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER

    Less than 2 weeks left until the Parish’s Annual Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, January 26th! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED, AS TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY SLOW. Proceeds from this fund- raiser directly help to defer the Parish debt. Tickets are on sale today after all the Masses in the Parish Center. Don’t miss this night full of fun with dozens of prizes available to be won, to include a Visio 65” 4K Smart TV. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted for your tickets. We are still looking for gift donations for this fundraiser. Stop by the Parish Center today to buy tickets or make your donation, or contact the Parish Office during business hours.

    SPONSORS NEEDED FOR CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER

    3 Casino Night Gaming Tables @$500 each and 8 Slot Machines @$100 each are in need of spon- sors. These sponsorships help defray the cost of the tables and slots. Sponsors will receive special recognition on advertising before the event, and will also have their logos or names displayed on the table/slot machine on Casino Night. Please stop by the Parish Center today or contact the Parish Office (966-8878) if you would like to assist with these sponsorships.

    The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 2017 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.

    Mark your calendars and plan to attend a Day of Reflection which will be held in the parish center on Sat