The Matthian:
We’re Still Here

Volume 6, Issue 1: Sunday, September 6, 2020

OUTDOOR MASS Each Sunday at 9:30 am
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.

Our First Outdoor Mass!

It was great to worship in community once again! 80 people came out for our Outdoor Mass this morning in the sunshine. It was wonderful to see so many friends and to praise our Lord together once more!

As this was our first outdoor Mass, some lessons were learned and improvements will be made for next weekend. Additional circles will be drawn to allow for more parishioners. We had technical difficulties with the live-streaming this weekend, so unfortunately, this mornings’ Mass did not record. Necessary repairs will be made this week to ensure that we can in fact, live-stream this Mass each weekend. Please remember to come a little early to find a circle for you and your family. We are required to keep Mass to no longer than 40 minutes.

Thank you for bringing your chairs, wearing your masks, and maintaining six feet of distance between households. Our bulletin will serve as a worship aid, please pick up a copy on your way in.

If you have questions, please email Sabrina.

As mentioned above, this morning we had some technical difficulties with live-streaming Mass. Necessary repairs will be made this week to ensure that Mass can be live-streamed next Sunday 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 weekend Mass are 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-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

At the time Matthew wrote his Gospel, the Church was on its own.  It was no longer part of the Jewish community and no longer observed the daily norms and customs of Orthodox Judaism.  The early Church community needed guidelines for its life together.  In Chapter 18, Matthew focuses on the importance of the community of believers. 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

St. Matthias Preschool to Reopen September 8,  2020

Becoming Catholic – RCIA

RCIA begins on Sunday, September 20th at 10:30 am.
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 – Meeting on Thursday at 11:00 am
“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.

If you have a son/daughter who is registered for Confirmation (Level I) or Middle or High School Youth Ministry (or if you haven’t yet registered, but are planning to) please mark your calendar for Thursday, September 10th between 3-6 pm. Sabrina will be hosting a “Pick Up Event” for families to pick up books.
(Another pick up event will be scheduled for the First Communion group in a few weeks). If this time/date doesn’t work for you, please call/text Sabrina at the number on the flyer.