The Matthian:
We’re Still Here

Volume 7, Issue 1: Sunday, October 4, 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.

Feast of St. Francis – Blessing of the Animals

This weekend, parishioners had the option of attending Mass inside the Church on Saturday at 5:00 pm or Sunday morning at 9:30 am outdoors. We celebrated the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of our Archdiocese and patron saint of animals. Parishioners were invited to bring their dogs and small animals in carriers. 10-15 dogs and one cat was blessed immediately following Mass!

Saturday 5:00 pm Mass is live-streamed to our YouTube channel “Live Streams from St. Matthias in Redwood City.” We will no longer be live-streaming the outdoor Mass. 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. 

Feast of St. Francis Reflection

Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was the founder of the Franciscans and is one of the most popular saints in the history of the Church.  He is the patron saint of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  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

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.

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.