St. Matthew Catholic Church
6090 Hypoluxo Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463-7312
Phone: (561) 966-8878
Reverend Clem Hammerschmitt, Pastor
Reverend Leonard Dim, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Andy Plucinski
Deacon George White
Deacon Robert Garamella
4:00 P.M. & 5:30 P.M.
7:45 A.M.- 9:00 A.M - 10:30 A.M.
& 12 Noon
Monday through Saturday
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.
6090 Hypoluxo Road
Lake Worth FL 33463-7312
Office hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. - Noon
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
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
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.
Notify the parish office at least four months
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).
January 6th & January 7th
January 6th & January 7th
Payment $ 3,537.75
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.
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.
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