Saint Matthias the Apostle Parish proudly invites you to join us as we celebrate the installation of Father Milt Jordan as pastor on Sunday, August 30th at the 6 p.m. Mass. Father Milt will be installed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. We rejoice that the Lord has guided our new pastor to lead our congregation and we look forward to celebrating this occasion as a family of God. We pray that the Lord continues to bless Father Milt with his new charge and grant him the grace, peace, and joy to sustain him through his commitment to the parish. A reception with light refreshments, hosted by all church ministries, will be held after the Mass in Friendship Hall. All are welcome. For more information contact Pat Ford at 301-459-4814 x201.
Father Alex will say his last mass at St. Matthias on Sunday, July 26th, at 10:30 a.m. Father Francis and Father Milt will concelebrate.
Our condolences to the family on the death of Indalecio Galicinao. The family will receive visitors at St. Matthias Church Tuesday, July 21st, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
Parish Library: We plan to open a library in the Hughes Center for the use of parishioners. This library will contain books on religion and the church as well as history, biographies, science, even some novels. We need bookcases. If you have bookcases (preferably 6 feet tall x 3 feet wide) you would care to donate, we would be very grateful. Cash donations to buy bookcases would also be welcome. If you can help, please contact Toni Webster
Usher’s Closet: On Friday, July 17th the usher’s closet area will be cleaned out, so if you are missing anything and have not looked in the closet for it, please speak to an usher for assistance before the 17th. As of that date anything remaining will be donated or discarded. Thank you.
tomorrow evening or Sat morn I will disappear from the scene for a few days away from the parish to celebrate with some 45/120 cousins gathering in Ocean City.
On Tuesday Fr Francis will arrive from Nigeria. I am confident some from the African community will invite him to dinner until I return on the 9th.
Be certain to tell him how fortunate he is to be living with me at Ignatius House!!!!!! Most likely I will be the blessed to be living with him.
Have a great holiday!
Father Jordan’s 43rd Anniversary:
Heartfelt congratulations to Father Jordan on his 43rd anniversary of ordination (June 3rd). We are very grateful for his dedication of priestly service to the church. Join us in wishing him the very best on this happy occasion. (Note: Father Milt’s Birthday is June 2nd)
Faith Formation Registration: Ms. Catherine Tolnay, Director of Faith Formation asks that if your child/children do not go to a Catholic School, you register them for our Faith Formation classes (grades K-8) which will begin in September. You will find registration forms in the pamphlet racks in the vestibule of the Church. Please fill out one form for each of your children who will attend classes, include the registration fee in a sealed envelope with Ms. Tolnay’s name on the envelope and bring it to the Parish Offices. If the Offices are closed, put it in the mail slot at the bottom of the door. Please understand that children need to be in Faith Formation Classes two years in a row to receive a sacrament. Register and pay by July 20th as the registration will increase on July 21st due to the rising costs of materials . We look forward in aiding you in passing on the full deposit of the faith to your children.
Bible Study: Beginning on Wednesday, June 17th, Saint Matthias will offer a Wednesday night adult Bible study on the book of Revelation. We will meet in the Hughes Center from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Bring your Bible and a friend.
Knights of Columbus Summer Camp: Registration for the Knights of Columbus Summer Camp has begun! We are preparing for our fifteenth summer in College Park, MD. We offer swim lessons, arts and crafts, games, sports, and free swim at our extensive facility. The registration form can be downloaded at http://kofccamp.wordpress.com. Please direct any questions to Anne Irwin at 240-393-2468 or email@example.com.
Father’s Dav Novena: This year the Novena for our Fathers will be held from June 20th through June 28th with a Mass offered each day for the intentions received. Names received for the Novena will be called aloud once during each Mass throughout the nine days. The Knights of Columbus will be selling Father’s Day cards after all Masses on the weekends of June 7th and 14th.
The Catholic Tour: The Catholic Tour is a 34 year old Catholic Travel Apostolate and has been able to secure only 52 air seats and hotel beds for the last “Fatima Special” on November 4-10, 2015. The pilgrimage pricing will be only $1,499.00 which includes your transatlantic airfare from Newark NJ Airport, hotel, all breakfasts and dinners, tour esco1t, deluxe motor coach, and all airline fees and taxes. This “At Cost” pricing has been done only once per year for the last 5 years, but this will be the last “At Cost” Fatima over the next 2 years. This offer will not be repeated in the future. The Catholic Tour looks forward to serving you in this special “Thanks to Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage” tour November 4-10, 2015. For reservations please call 1-877-627-4268 toll free or send an e-mail to j firstname.lastname@example.org.