We’re Still Here

Volume 3, Issue 1: Sunday, June 7, 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.

Masses Resumed This Weekend!

St. Matthias celebrated two Masses this weekend, Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 10:30 am. We welcomed about 50 parishioners with A-L last names to worship with us this weekend. Next weekend, we welcome those with M-Z last names. Click here to read more.

If you plan to attend Mass next weekend, please bring your completed Informed Consent Form.

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

Scripture Reflection – The Holy Trinity

Although we can’t fully understand God as Trinity, we can experience Him as Trinity.  Fr. Richard Rohr describes the Trinity as “a divine dance, a holy relationship, between the Father, Son and Spirit.” Click here to read more.

Subscribe to the St. Matthias Bulletin

The weekly bulletin includes the readings for Sunday Mass, prayer requests and Mass Intentions. You can receive this resource to your email inbox by subscribing. 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 Younger Children:
Teaching Catholic Kids has wonderful resources to Celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. Check out this week’s offerings https://teachingcatholickids.com/celebrate-the-solemnity-of-the-most-holy-trinity/?utm_campaign=TCK%202020-06-01%20%3A%20Resend&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Check out St. Matthias’ Pinterest Page for activities related to this Sunday’s Gospel. https://www.pinterest.com/smff2013/vol-3-issue-1-the-matthian/

Congratulations and Blessings for our Graduates

On behalf of all St. Matthias staff members, we wish to congratulate all those who have  or will soon be graduating from preschool, middle school, high school or college. Parents, below, please find a prayer of blessing — extend your hands over your graduate and say the prayer. We know that these moments are bittersweet — while your hearts are filled with joy at the accomplishment, there is a flicker of sadness because celebrations are postponed or different than what was expected. Take heart, rejoice in the blessings and give thanks to God. Click here to read more. 

Confronting Climate Change Together

The following message came from parishioner, Diane Sweet:

As you know, emeraldECO (our company) is very focused on environmental issues and reversing/reducing climate change through the de-carbonization of buildings. Click here to read more.

Mercy High School – Tools for School 

Summer Program Update!

In accordance with the guidelines set by the San Mateo County Health Directors, our Tools for School program for this summer will be going virtual! It is Mercy’s hope to help keep families safe, while at the same time offering some educational and co-curricular opportunities.

Virtual Tools for School
Monday, June 15 – Friday July 10th
Classes will run 9:00am – 2:30pm
Monday-Thursday with Fridays off

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.