Parish Staff Directory
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Fr. Paul Rossi, our Parish Administrator, was born and raised in San Rafael. He attended St. Raphael grammar school and Marin Catholic High School, then St. Patrick’s College and St. Patrick’s Seminary. And was ordained in the Archdiocese of San Francisco on May 18, 1974. He has taught at Marin Catholic, Serra High Schools and did campus ministry work at SF State U. Parish assignments have included service at St. Timothy’s as a transitional deacon, and parochial vicar at St. Elizabeth, St. Cecilia, St Bartholomew, St. James, St. Paul’s–just for a summer before moving to St. Robert’s, St. Patrick’s–Larkspur, Pastor at Star of the Sea, Sausalito for 3 years, St. Raphael’s and Mission San Rafael Archangel for 14 years and St. Pius for the past 5 years and now administrator of St. Matthias. He took a sabbatical from 1989-1990 at Chicago, studying spiritual direction and gaining a MA in Pastoral Theology from Loyola University of Chicago. He currently serves as the Pastor at St. Pius Church and Administrator at St. Matthias Church.
The saying goes: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. With this having in mind, I, Fr. Ted (Teodoro) Magpayo, your new parochial vicar, greet you all with a JOYFUL heart. Let’s go step-by-step gradually then.
I belong to a small family, with two older sisters (one resides in San Jose, Portia and the other is a contemplative nun in the Philippines, Sr. Joanna Marie, SSpSAP), and both of my parents are already deceased.
And to end this brief introduction of myself , I would like to thank Fr. Paul, Fr. Tom, clergy & deacons and the parish staff and parishioners for the introduction and the warm welcome here at ST. MATTHIAS CHURCH.
Clergy (Fr. Tom will be serving a temporary assignment as Pastor at St. Veronica’s from Sept 1-Dec 31st). He will return to St. Pius & Matthias January 1, 2018.
In August of 2008 I entered Saint Patrick’s Seminary for priestly studies for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I was blessed to serve my first pastoral assignment here at Saint Matthias. I served my pastoral year at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont, then served at Saint Vincent de Paul Church in San Francisco while serving as a chaplain to the San Francisco Police Department. My deacon year was served at Saint Stephen’s Church in San Francisco.
By God’s grace I was ordained to the priesthood on May 11, 2013 and assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Pius X Church in Redwood City. I am entering the fourth year of my ministry here and now that includes serving the wonderful people of Saint Matthias.
My interests include traveling to my beloved Croatia and Slovenia, cooking, reading philosophy and history, swimming and following the storied Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants.
Parish Life Coordinator
I was ordained a deacon in 2006. My first ministry was at the St. Vincent de Paul Wellness Center in the Mission District. I served a Director of Deacon Formation from 2010-2015. I was assigned to St. Matthias Parish in 2011. Beginning this year, I have assumed the role of Parish Life Coordinator.
I am blessed to serve as a deacon here at St. Matthias. I love learning. I also love being a new grandfather. I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with my grandson. My life has been and continues to be a life of service to others—family, friends, parishioners and those in need.
I came to St. Matthias in early 1991. Shortly after that I got into spiritual direction with a Jesuit priest in Los Altos. He later urged me to look into becoming a Deacon. I was also active with a group on men who meet every Wednesday morning near St. Bart’s. The pastor there also was urging me to become a Deacon. My wife, Yvonne was not sure about it, but finally relented. I went through the four-year program and was ordained on June 16th, 1999. I am truly humbled to be a Deacon and as many of you know was involved for many years as the Assistant Chaplain at St. Quentin. Today, I do some ministry at the County Jail.
When I first joined St. Matthias, I started meeting people at the door to the parking lot. As I became familiar with our parishioners, I began looking for new faces. As a result, I was able to introduce newcomers to the parish and many have stayed. In addition, I also set up for Mass, am available to parishioners who have private issues they wish to speak about and am grateful for the privilege of preaching once a month.
Children/Youth Faith Formation Coordinator
I have worked at St. Matthias since August 1, 1999 when Fr. John Glogowski hired me as parish secretary. Currently, I am the Pastoral Associate. My ministry includes faith formation for children kindergarten through high school and their parents, Confirmation and First Communion preparation, and office administration.
Personally, I was born and raised in Redwood City, in fact, so was my mother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. I attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel school, Notre Dame High School in Belmont, then Sequoia High.
I love learning and relish any opportunity I have to continue my education. I have been a college student since 2001, first at Canada College in Redwood City, now at California State University, East Bay (if I could, I would be a perpetual student).
Adult Faith Formation Coordinator
I have been a part of the St. Matthias Staff since September 2011 when I accepted the position of Adult Faith Formation Coordinator. My ministry covers many areas including faith formation for adults, Baptism preparation, Marriage preparation with Deacon Rich, Eucharistic ministry coordination, and coordinating visits to the homebound and to the sick.
I am in the office Tuesday and Thursday but can be reached any time by phone or email.
When St. Matthias was in its infancy we moved to Emerald Lake. On Friday nights, from our cottage on high, we were entertained by the joyful music and laughter emanating from the church hall, where teens representing multiple parishes gathered for dancing. We were seduced by the enthusiasm of this young parish, and, perhaps, any presidential aspirations were met when John was elected president of the first Pastoral Council.
My business experience includes bookkeeping at Fireside Thrift, Redwood Medical Clinic, and Sequoia Medical Associates. I have enjoyed the camaraderie in the office at St. Matthias for the last 6 years – a very nice place to be, indeed!
In August, 2015 I joined the St. Matthias Staff as Receptionist. You can find me in the Rectory four days a week, handling Mass requests, logging your donations, managing supplies for the Church and Hall, and generally helping Sabrina, Rich, and our priests in whatever way I can. I am also part of the Family Support Group.
On the personal side, I have lived here in Redwood City with my husband, Jon, and three children for 25 years. My previous career was as a Marriage and Family Therapist; and prior to that I was in corporate Organizational Development. Happily, for ten years I was home with my children full-time.
I am enjoying getting to know our parishioners! Please call or come by the Rectory if there is anything I can help you with.
Two years ago with luck, he had the opportunity to rejoin his musical and dramatic roots in California teaching music, drama, and performing to sixth, seventh, and eighth grades for Mercy High School’s summer program Tools for School. Later, He was hired and currently works full-time as the Resource Center Coordinator for the school and teaches Drama 1 and 2. In this position, he is in charge of scheduling the testing for girls with accommodations, runs the lunch study program, and tutors students falling behind in subjects; a position that he loves and feels privileged to have a this blessed opportunity to make such a difference in the life of someone in need. Randall has been music director the St. Matthias for two years this October and has always felt welcomed. He feels so blessed to be playing and singing with such wonderful people.