We have a new Pastor, Fr. Hoan Dinh, assigned to our Faith Community. Fr. Hoan will be residing in the rectory at St. Mary’s. The rectory is in need of items and updates to be ready for Fr. Hoan’s arrival at the end of June.
A House (Rectory) Warming Registry will be created at Walmart for the items that are needed. If anyone would like to help with the needed items, they can go to the Walmart and purchase items off the registry. If you need a donation acknowledgement, please bring your purchased item with receipt to either church office and one will be provided to you.
The rectory is in need of a few updates. These projects are as follows: installing new carpets in the bedrooms, new flooring in bathrooms, painting, cleaning existing carpets, installing a new electric range in
kitchen, and building a small deck off the kitchen. If anyone would like to help with any of the above listed projects please contact Debbie at St. Mary’s at 229-5007.
We only have two months to get the rectory ready for our new pastor, so any help is greatly appreciated!
Sonrise National Park Vacation Bible Camp
July 8th—July 12th, 2013
Registration will take place after all Masses June 1st & 2nd.
Joint Parish Picnic / Fr. John's Farewell Party
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Church
Sign up sheets for a dish to pass and areas where help is needed will be posted at both churches. Any questions, please contact Ken McNeil (346-5901) or Joanne Pipitone (367-8485). *If you would like to share a memory, thought or story about your experience with Father John, please contact either parish office.
New pictures of Bishop Clark's visit to St. Matthew, the Dady Brothers Christmas Concert and Palm Sunday mass have been uploaded! Check them out in our gallery!
Because Of The Flu ...
As you know, there’s been a lot in the news media of late about the flu. As has always been the case, if you or members of your family are coughing, sneezing or otherwise ill, it is a good idea to stay home from mass to recuperate and so as not to infect others. Likewise, you should not drink from the cup during Holy Communion if you are sick; remember that we receive the whole Christ, “body, blood, soul and divinity” when we receive of the Eucharist in either form. Hand cleanser will be available for the Eucharistic Ministers as they enter the sanctuary as well as available at the entrances of the churches for anyone who chooses to use it. As a parish staff, we will continue to monitor the situation in our area carefully through health advisories,
and adjust our practices as a faith community as necessary.
Do You Want Email Updates?
Our churches have many ways of keeping everyone up to date with what is going on—our weekly bulletin, announcements at Masses and on our website
(www.stsmaryandmatthew.org). For those of you with internet access and an email address, we would like to try sending updates via email. If you are interested in this, please send a message to
. Thank you!