The Matthian:
We’re Still Here

Volume 6, Issue 4: Sunday, September 27, 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 Mass Schedule Will Change Next Weekend

Last week, San Mateo County moved into the “red” level on the state COVID monitoring system which means that we are now able to resume Masses indoors with 25% capacity or up to 100 people whichever is less. Our Prayer and Worship Commission will be meeting later this week to discuss our Mass schedule, but tentatively, our schedule will be: Saturday 5:00 pm Mass (in the Church) and Sunday 9:30 am Mass (outdoors).

A supplemental edition of The Matthian will be sent on Friday, October 2nd with an announcement about the decision. Please watch your inbox!

If you have questions, please email Sabrina.

*This mornings Mass was interrupted by inappropriate music. The livestream video was removed from our YouTube channel. If you missed Mass this morning, please visit St. Charles’ Facebook page and view their 8:30 am Mass livestream.

Mass is 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 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-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A few days ago, my family and close friends gathered to celebrate the life of my 97 year old mother in law.  In many ways, she was my second Mother.  We told stories and shared so many wonderful memories.  We will all miss her, especially my son who loved his grandmother in a very special way. Click here to read more.

Feast of St. Francis – Blessing of the Animals

Next Sunday, October 4th, St. Matthias will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis. Parishioners are invited to bring their dogs, and small pets in carriers to the Sunday 9:30 am Mass behind the Rectory. Immediately following Mass, pets will be blessed in the tradition of St. Francis. 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: Standing Up to Racism

An Interfaith Discussion: Standing Up to Racism

Will be hosted by Peninsula Multifaith Coalition (of which St. Matthias is a member) on Monday, October 19th at 7:00 pm. This Zoom event will feature speakers: Rev. Kristi Denham – UCC Pastor, April Vargas – Community Organizer, Kelly You & Alex Iliopoulou – Coalition Z, a youth organization promoting positive change and moderated by Rabbi Corey Helfand. Visit

Senior Socials: Sing-A-Long with Jim Stevens!

It has been a long six months. We certainly have missed being with you in church and at our monthly Senior Luncheons. Wouldn’t it be fun to reconnect, especially to see one another again? Imagine the smiles and laughter we could share!

St. Charles and St. Matthias are hosting Senior Socials. These virtual gatherings take place via Zoom and/or Facebook. St. Charles and St. Matthias are hosting Senior Socials. These virtual gatherings take place via Zoom and/or Facebook. Our first event is a sing-a-long with Jim Stevens, on Facebook Live, September 30 at 2:00 PM.

And, if you’d like to add input to the types of activities we could host, just fill in the brief, confidential survey on the front page of the St. Charles Church website. Click here to read more and access the survey.

League of Women Voters Pros and Cons

We invite you to join us at one of the Zoom webinars listed below. There will be a live Q&A during the presentation.

Sign up at our LWVSSMC website for your choice of webinar. Zoom links for each date will be posted. Copy the Zoom link to your calendar or click on the Zoom link at the time of the webinar. Click here for more information.

Happy Birthday, Flora Quaccia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Flora Quaccia!

On Tuesday, September 15th, parishioner, Flora turned 100 years young! Let’s flood Flora’s mail box with 100 birthday cards. Send a card to Flora Quaccia c/o St. Matthias, 1685 Cordilleras Road, Redwood City, CA 94062 by Sept 30th and we will deliver them to her.

Virtual Shadow Dates for Notre Dame High School, Belmont

For families with 8th grade daughters, virtual shadow dates are open at Notre Dame High School in Belmont!  8th graders spend a day experiencing classes, meeting students, and getting a taste of all that Notre Dame has to offer. Click here to read more.