The Matthian:
We’re Still Here

Volume 5, Issue 4: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Public Masses Have Been Suspended — Live Streaming Continues.
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.

UPDATE: Access Live-streamed Masses

Because San Mateo County was added to the State of California’s Watch List for COVID-19, additional restrictions were ordered for houses of worship.

Starting the weekend of August 1-2nd, St. Matthias will offer one Mass per weekend, Saturday at 5:00 pm which will be live-streamed to our YouTube channel “Live Streams from St. Matthias in Redwood City.” Please subscribe to the channel for easier access.

St. Charles will offer one Mass per weekend, Sunday 8:30 am outdoors in the parking lot between the Parish Center and Church. Folks are invited to bring their own chairs. This Mass will also be live streamed to St. Charles’ Facebook page.

If you miss the live stream, videos of each Mass are still available on YouTube and Facebook and our parish website,

UPDATE: YouTube no longer supports email notifications to subscribers. Please click here to read updated instructions. 

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings:  Is 22:  19-23; PS 138:  1-3, 6-8; Rom 11:  33-36; Mt 16:  13-20

“You are Peter and on this Rock I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it.”  In today’s Gospel, Christ told Simon that his name would be Peter, which translates as “rock.”  Why is Jesus calling Simon, the fisherman, rock?  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

NEW: 5th Sunday Collection for St. Vincent de Paul August 29-30th

Next weekend, is the regular 5th Sunday second collection for our St. Vincent de Paul Conference. Although food deliveries were suspended due to the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus, this collection will be put to good use. Click here for more information. 

St. Matthias Preschool to Reopen September 8,  2020

Dear Parents:

St. Matthias Preschool is pleased to announce the REOPENING of our program on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

We are confident that we have everything we need to reopen to serve the children and families of our communities provided that we have a minimum enrollment of 24 children, 36 preferred.  Click here to read more.

Becoming Catholic – RCIA

Do you know someone who has thought about becoming Catholic or, for whatever reason, has been baptized but has not been confirmed or received Holy Communion?

The Roman Catholic Church has a process for adults who desire to become Catholic or to complete the Sacraments of Initiation for those already Baptized (Confirmation, Eucharist). Click here to read more.

Adult Faith Formation Events 

Bible Study will begin Sept 14th, RCIA will begin Sept 20th.
If you are interested in either of those programs, contact Deacon Rich.

Breaking Open the Word Group
“When I first received the email from Sabrina on May 1 inviting me to the small Faith Sharing Group, I knew that this was something that I had to do.  I had been let go from my job that very same day so I took this as a sign from God … read more.

Faith Formation & Youth Ministry Registration Has Begun

Do you have school-aged children that you’d like to enroll in faith formation? Do you have a child who has not received First Holy Communion yet? Do you have an incoming high school student who is interested in the sacrament of Confirmation? If so, our GIFT program is for your family! Generations in Faith Together, or GIFT, is our family-based faith formation (aka religious education) program at St. Matthias. REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN. EMAIL SABRINA FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Here are some Family Faith Formation Ideas for August!

Peninsula Multifaith Coalition Prayers for Healing