As we continue our celebration of Easter I would like to thank so many people that made our Holy Week and Easter celebration so very meaningful, prayerful and beautiful. The first thank you goes to Anna and Tony Stein and our sacristans Nancy Kielton and Margaret Suter. I don't know if people truly realize how much work goes into six days of changing landscape over Holy Week into Easter. Each day is so different. Things are put up in the morning taken down after the service and the next day start over.
Bishop Rhoades will be here at the Cathedral for Adult Confirmation on Saturday evening June 15 at the 4:00 PM Mass. If you are an adult and have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation but have been Baptized and received Reconciliation and Eucharist and need to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 574-289-5539 to receive the forms to be filled out and important information concerning the details of the Mass for the Sacrament on that Saturday. All forms and reservations for the Sacrament must be made and sent in before Friday May 24.
A called and gifted workshop for young adults will be offered Friday, June 14, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. John Paul II Center, 1328 W Dragoon Trail. God has called and gifted you for a mission. The charisms that you have been given are important clues to your God-given mission in life and Holy Spirit empowered tools to enable you to live it!
Saint Matthew’s Junior Youth Group is hosting bake sales after the Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:00 PM mass and the Sunday, May 19, 2019 masses at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM to help raise funds for our Footsteps of the Saints Badges and our end of the year trip.
Did you know that there is a Catholic Cemetery less than 7 miles from St. Matthew? Did you know that Cemetery is named Mount Calvary Cemetery? Did you know that the Cemetery is a part of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish near Lakeville? Did you know that in addition to regular plots, the cemetery has a new Columbarium for cremains?
I used to think that December was the busiest time of the year, but I have had second thoughts. I think May has to be with First Communion, Mother’s Day, Baccalaureate Mass for the eight grade Catholic Schools over the whole city, May Procession and crowning of Mary, Marian High School Baccalaureate and our grade school graduations and the ending of the school year, retirement parties for teachers and staff and on and on. It is a good time, but a busy time.
We would like to invite everyone to a new summer choir. The "Family Choir" is open to families large and small, parents, children, grandparents, etc. If you like to sing, you are welcome. We will get started on June 9 at the 9:00 Mass. No need to arrive early. Simply come to choir loft when you arrive for Mass, You can come every week or a often as you are able.