We’re Still Here

Volume 3, Issue 3: Sunday, June 21, 2020

Masses have resumed and the Church is still alive and well.
Some ministries have resumed and we are adjusting to virtual meetings.
Welcome to the latest issue of The Matthian.
A nod to the founding members of the parish community, utilizing a new way to communicate and stay in touch.

All Are Welcome at Mass!

All parishioners are welcome to attend Mass on either Saturday at 5:00 pm or Sunday at 10:30 am next weekend. We have determined that the alphabet system (A-L vs. M-Z on alternate weekends) we implemented to limit the number of people attending is not needed at this time. Many are being cautious and still are not ready to return, therefore we are able to welcome all parishioners to Mass each weekend.

Those who have already completed the Informed Consent Form are not required to complete a form each weekend. If next weekend is your first time back, please bring your completed Informed Consent Form. (If you forget, don’t worry — we have copies in Fr. Lacey Hall).

A new page on the parish website has been created for COVID-19 updates. Please check that frequently to stay up to date. https://www.stmatthiasparish.org/covid-19-updates/

Please watch Fr. Dave’s “Road to Reopening” video.

Scripture Reflection – The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Father’s Day!  The first day of summer has arrived.  Usually families are looking forward to summer activities of lakes and swimming pools and an annual vacation to somewhere relaxing and enjoyable.  However, nothing seems to be normal.  Click here to read more.

RCIA Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

Alleluia!  Christ is Risen.  These are the words sung and proclaimed at the Easter Vigil as the Church completes the Rite of Christian Initiation process by fully initiating the adults who have been preparing for many months to receive the sacraments.  This is the first year of a joint RCIA process for both parishes held at the St. Matthias campus each Sunday.  Click here to read more. 

Subscribe to the St. Matthias Bulletin

Due to the restrictions in place because of the global pandemic, all worship aids were removed from Church except the weekly bulletin. This now contains the readings for Sunday Mass, prayer requests and Mass Intentions. You can receive this resource to your email inbox by subscribing or at Mass. Subscribe to the bulletin by clicking here https://ebulletins.jspaluch.com/#/

Faith Formation Ideas for Families

For Parents:
* Bible Study: Our Breaking Open the Word group for parents is ongoing. If you would like to join, please email Sabrina. We are meeting on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. Click here to read more. 

For Families with Children:
Check out St. Matthias’ Pinterest Page for activities related to this Sunday’s Gospel and journalling prompts for self-awareness and discovery. https://www.pinterest.com/smff2013/vol-3-issue-3-the-matthian/

Peninsula Multifaith Coalition: Samaritan House Collection

Samaritan House of San Mateo is in need of children’s socks and undergarments for distribution through their Kids Closet. We thought we could help by organizing a donation drive to collect these items now so they are ready to be delivered once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted (hopefully before school starts in August). Click here for more information. 

Thank you for your continued support!

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, St. Matthias Parish would like to thank everyone for their continued support, both spiritual and financially. As we adapt to these unprecedented times, we are committed to serve our community as best we can. Please remember to check our website www.stmatthiasparish.org for updates.