While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God. Luke 24:51-53

Prayer & Worship Commission

Members of the Prayer and Worship Commission (formerly known as the Liturgy Committee) meet once per month to evaluate and plan parish liturgical celebrations. They seek to make all aspects of the community’s worship as meaningful as possible.

Please contact Deacon Rich if you are interested in joining the Prayer & Worship Commission or would like more information.

Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Altar Servers, and SALT and FISH Catechists are scheduled on a quarterly basis.

2019 April June Schedule
Liturgical Environment Committee -LEC (formerly known as the Altar Society)

These volunteers enhance and beautify our worship space. Teams of helpers share responsibility for decorating the Church to reflect the liturgical season, caring for altar linens and vestments, caring for plants in the Church and prayer garden, lightly cleaning and keeping our worship space organized, putting our weekly bulletins, replacing the Holy Water in the fonts, and ensuring that the sanctuary candle and other candles are in supply and burning.

Please contact Liz Vugrinecz if you are interested in joining the Liturgical Environment Committee.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers assist in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at all of the Masses. The Eucharistic Ministers for the Sick and the Homebound take communion to those in Sequoia or Kaiser Hospitals, care facilities, such as Devonshire Oaks and Lakeview Lodge, and special facilities such as Cordilleras Mental Health Center. They also visit parishioners who are homebound, in rehabilitation facilities, or in care facilities in and around Redwood City. Training is provided for both ministries.

A Catholic lay person who has received the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist is eligible to be an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. He or she is a person who is willing to make a commitment to serve in one of the most important offices in the Church. By prayerfully responding to God’s love and call, Eucharistic Ministers are to be visible signs of faith, hope and love to all parishioners.

Contact Liz Vugrinecz for more information about how to become a Eucharistic Minister.

Altar Servers

Those who have received their First Communion are encouraged to deepen their participation in the liturgy by serving with the priest and deacon at Mass. This is an important ministry for our younger members of the parish. Training is provided.

Contact Deacon Rich Foley to find out more about how to become an Altar Server.

Altar Server Guidelines, 2012

Music Ministry

Therefore at that time, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped…Daniel 3:7

Parishioners are invited to join music ministry by serving as an instrumentalist at liturgies, serving as cantor at the Saturday evening 5:00 pm or 8:00 am Sunday liturgies, or by singing in the 10:30 am family choir. Rehearsals are held 1/2 hour prior to each Mass.

If you are interested in volunteering your vocal or instrumental talents, please contact Randall Watts, our Music Director.

Prayer Tree Network

Anyone may request prayer for a special need or intention (healing, grieving, loss, discernment, strength, comfort, support) by contacting our Prayer Tree Network. Each person in the network spends time in prayer for these intentions. The Prayer Tree is open to all. All prayer requests and contact information are strictly confidential.


Readers proclaim the Word of God in the readings at Mass and other liturgies. They also present the prayers of the faithful and parish announcements. Adults and youth who have been confirmed are invited to join this ministry. Readers are scheduled on a rotating basis depending on the Mass they normally attend. Training is provided by Deacon David Rolandelli.

To find out more about how to become a Reader, contact Deacon David.

Rosary for Peace Group

This group gathers each Friday morning at 8:45 am in the Merry Room to say the Rosary with the intention of promoting peace in our world. All are welcome.

Small Faith Sharing Groups

There are three small faith sharing communities at St. Matthias that meet on a regular basis. All meet once a month in the evening or afternoon to explore issues of faith and offer support to one another. New members are always welcome.


Our ushers direct people to their pews, organize the collection and offertory during Masses, and are available if any emergencies arise.

To learn more about becoming an usher, contact Bob Allen.