St. Matthias’ 60th Anniversary Weekend is September 17-18-19, 2021
All current and former parishioners are invited to join us in a celebration of our community; from the earliest days in the hardware store to today. We’ve had quite the journey as a parish from an elementary school to day care center, now Preschool; from possible closure to vibrancy; renovation of Fr. Lacey Hall and our Church and now the landscaping. Through it all, we’ve remained a faithful, warm and welcoming parish community for individuals and families of all ages.
T-shirts with our new 60th Anniversary Logo are available for purchase until August 16th. They will be delivered directly to your home by Sept 1st. T-shirts are unisex Hanes 100% cotton. Many sizes are available. ORDER YOUR EVENT T-SHIRTS HERE.
Check back here frequently for updates, reservations and ticket information about the planned events.
St. Matthias’ 60th Anniversary Raffle
Our Grand Prize will be $1000! Many, many other great prizes will be awarded. Tickets are 5 for $100 or $25 each. Watch your mailbox for tickets or visit EVENTBRITE using the link below to purchase your tickets in advance. The drawing will occur during the reception on Sunday, September 19th. Winner need not be present to win. Watch here for a detailed listing of the prizes.
Friday, September 17th – Drive-In Movie 6:30-10:00 pm
In 1961, the year St. Matthias was founded, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians was released and was a box-office success. It was the eighth highest grossing film in North America that year. A film reviewer felt that all children and adults would be “highly entertained by Walt Disney’s latest, a semi-sophisticated, laugh-provoking, all cartoon, feature-lengther in Technicolor.”
As a nod to these early days, we’ll host a DRIVE IN MOVIE in the Church parking lot on Friday night. Instead of the original film, we’ll instead show the 1996 live-action version of the classic film, 101 Dalmatians. Cars arrive at 6:30 pm (no later than 7:00 pm), and pick up their snack packs (either pre-ordered or available for purchase). The movie will begin at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, September 18th – Day of Celebration 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
During these past sixteen months, we’ve been isolated from the parish community, our friends and family members. This day of celebration will feature time for us to reconnect. Join us from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for this fiesta of fun and food! We’ll have a BBQ by Arguello Catering, drinks by our very own “bar-guy,” music, outdoor games like Jenga, Connect Four, Yatzhee, corn hole, etc. plenty of shade and seating to socialize and hangout, a car show, tours of our beautifully renovated Church, tours of our Preschool, a RAFFLE, and to top off the night, a dance in Fr. Lacey Hall to bring back memories from the early days when St. Matthias hosted dances for the young couples who had recently joined the parish.
Menu will include:
- BBQ Chicken, Ribs and Hot Dogs
- Veggie Skewers
- Red Potato Salad, Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit
- Western Chili Beans, Cowboy Spoonbread, Three Cheese Macaroni, and Garlic Bread
- Lemonade & Iced Tea
- Chocolate Chip Cookies and Brownie Platter
Food Tickets: $30 per adult (includes 1 beer, wine or margarita); $20 per child (6-12 years old); $10 per child (0-5 years old).
Sunday, September 19th – Mass, Blessing and Reception 9:45 am
St. Matthias will celebrate one weekend Mass – Sunday at 9:45 am in our Church Parking Lot. Come celebrate our present and future as a community of love in Jesus Christ. Founding members of the parish will be honored, special music will be included in liturgy. Following Mass, we’ll bless our new landscaping at the front of the Church building, which will be followed by a cake and coffee reception in Fr. Lacey Hall. The raffle drawing will occur at the conclusion of the celebration. No reservations required. All are welcome!