Our Parish
St. Matthias Church is a Catholic Christian community nestled in the Emerald Hills area of Redwood City. In 2014, we began an exciting pastoral planning process which resulted in the development of a long range plan for the parish community called, Shaping Our Future. This plan is focused on seven areas of parish life including prayer and worship, catechesis, family and pastoral care, evangelization, stewardship, community building and justice and charity. The plan to intended to provide a vision and mission for the parish community for many years to come. Our parish community includes about one thousand registered families, we feature an intergenerational and family-based faith formation program which includes all ages and all walks of life in our monthly GIFT gatherings. We also have a full-day, year round, Catholic Preschool whose enrollment is about 90 children. We are included in Deanery 11 – Southern San Mateo County and are part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Synod of Bishops on Synodality
Dear Parishioners,
The parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco have been invited by Pope Francis to participate in preparing for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality. A synod is a council of the church. The word synod is from the Greek sinodos meaning “journeying together”, “assembly” or “meeting.” This particular synod intends to help the church to better understand the beliefs, participation, and satisfaction of her members. Pope Francis has affirmed that this Synod of Bishops must increasingly become an instrument for listening to the People of God. Pope Francis is unprecedentedly calling on the laity of the Church to engage in the synodal process by providing input that the bishops will review during the synod.
As parishioners of St. Matthias, we are being invited to share our thoughts and beliefs. Specifically, we are asked to take the Disciple Maker Index survey and to attend one engagement session, either in person or virtually.
The engagement sessions will be offered in February and March of 2022. The Disciple Maker Index Survey will be available from Jan. 15 - Feb. 14, 2022. Paper copies of the survey are available by request at the Church office. Call (650) 366-9544 to request a copy.
Registration for the Listening Session is now available and can be found on the San Francisco Archdiocese website https://sfarch.org/synod/ .
If you have questions, please contact Sabrina Harper at 650-366-9544 ext. 2021 or email sabrina@stmatthiasparish.org .
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important initiative!!
Our Mission
St. Matthias is a Roman Catholic Community striving to respond to the call of Jesus through worship and sacraments, faith formation, service & social opportunities. Under the guidance of the pastor and pastoral staff, we seek to strengthen current lay leadership and develop and empower new leadership. Although a small parish, we commit ourselves and parish programs to hospitality, generosity to those in need, and outreach to all those seeking a faith community. As Catholics, we recognize the many challenges facing the Church but we trust in the Holy Spirit to guide us into the future.