We’re Still Here

Volume 4, Issue 2: Sunday, July 12, 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!

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

St. Matthias 10:30 am Mass will be Live streamed on YouTube

NEW: St. Matthias’ 10:30 am Sunday Mass will be live streamed. We have established a YouTube channel for parishioners to access this Mass each weekend. Click here to learn more.

Scripture Reflection – The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

No doubt you are familiar with the adages, “Actions speak louder than words,” or, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Those sentiments may be true enough.  But a poet once wrote, “What a curious power words have.”  Words matter. 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 faith formation ideas for families for the month of July. https://www.pinterest.com/smff2013/july-family-faith-ideas/

Peninsula Multifaith Coalition: An Interfaith Discussion about Race

Dear PMC Friends,
Talking about Racism is difficult for many people. Working to end racism in our institutions and systems is even harder.  At times we feel alone and discouraged. As a partner in the PMC, we know that sharing and working together is powerful.  We get so much accomplished together.
The PMC is facilitating an event called, “An Interfaith Discussion About Racism” on Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm. Here is the Flyer.
This event will be an important avenue to listen to people talking about racism and to share how we have been working for justice for all people.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE, not just us in the PMC.   Please share this flyer with your congregants, friends, family and neighbors.   This is a unique opportunity to discuss race in an interfaith environment.
Pastor Connie Winter-Eulberg,
President of the Board of the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition

BACAR Hosts a Conversation About Race

BACAR, the Bay Area Conference of Associates and Religious is hosting a conversation about race on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 am. Click here to read more. 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have reminded all people to good will to pray for an end to the pandemic of racism in our country and world. Prayer to Overcome Racism

St. Matthias Preschool Update

Like many private schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, St. Matthias Preschool has been negatively impacted by the public health crisis caused by COVID-19. The Preschool has been closed since March 12, 2020. Starting on April 1st and continuing through June 26th, the end of the school year, a distance learning model was implemented. Many parents withdrew their children, but expressed interest in returning to the Preschool once its door could reopen. Click here to read more.

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.