Madeline White’s husband Earl White has passed away. Information on the services to follow.
My heart aches at the loss of a very dear friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Bless you, Madeline.
St. Matthias the Apostle Parish welcomes those who have faced a significant loss to join its on-going Grief Support Group. Participants experience the support and caring of other grieving persons, as well as receive helpful information about grieving and the grief process. Sessions are held every Saturday from 9 – 10:30 AM in the school library.
New members will be integrated into the group beginning with the week of September 24th.
For more information contact: Miriam Jacik MSN, MS Psy, the Group Coordinator at (301) 345-6054. Or you just may feel free to come.
Miriam is the best of the best. You feel so much better after attending the group sessions. You can share with the group if you want and hear that you are not alone in your grief process. Just go and see what will happen to you.
On Saturday, June 11, 2016 the Ladies of Charity at St. Matthias the Apostle Parish celebrated the 50th Anniversary of our church organization. More than 30 guests which included LOC members, husbands and other invited guests gathered at the Hughes Center located at St. Matthias for a gala social and dinner. Elegantly printed programs prepared by Jackie Bates promised a memorable occasion. Co-president, Debbie Self, opened the event with words of gratitude and pride for what has been accomplished over the years. Debbie also read a memoriam list of members. Father Milton Jordan, pastor at St. Matthias gave an appreciative message that was also an inspiration to the LOC to continue its good works. After Father blessed the food, all enjoyed a delicious dinner and dessert prepared by caterer Laurie G. Williams of Kingdom Catering. During dinner Arlene Taylor shared a slide presentation which included over 150 photos highlighting past and present day LOC events. Kathy Dowell, archivist, further enhanced the focus of the celebration by reading a history of St. Matthias Ladies of Charity. The evening was filled with music, food, conversation and laughter. As dinner came to a close, group photos were made and guests lingered. In her closing remarks, Co-president, Terry Poyner said, “… We ( St. Matthias LOC) look forward to the next 50 years!”. It was a wonderful 50thAnniversary Celebration!
The Saint Matthias Teen Youth Ministry had the pleasure of having a stellar panel to discuss vocations. Teens learned that vocations is “a plan that God invites us to live that will lead to our happiness on Earth and eternal life and with Him in Heaven.” (Mundelein Seminary, 2005). The adults came to share the pan that God invited them to live. Our panel included Lucas Gepert, Deacon Alton Davis, Von Martin, Debbie Self, Seminarians Martin and from the Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Check out more of what the Teen Youth Ministry is up to.
HOLY THURSDAY, March 24th
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 PM with Eucharistic Adoration until 12:00 AM
GOOD FRIDAY, March 25th
Confessions 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Stations of the Cross 12 Noon Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 7:30 PM
HOLY SATURDAY, March 26th
Confessions 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Blessing of Easter Food and Baskets 12 Noon Easter Vigil 8:30 PM
EASTER SUNDAY, March 27th
Masses at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
[9:30 AM -Traditional Choir] [11:00 – AM African Choir] [1:00 PM – Spanish Mass]
Beginning Saturday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m., a weekly Mass will be celebrated in Spanish. All are welcome to attend.
Comenzando el sábado, 5 de marzo a 19:00, se celebrará una misa semanal en español. Todos son Bienvenidos a asistir.
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Our Ladies of Charity were featured on the national Ladies of Charity website for our food pantry work. Read the article here. Contact us if you are interested in joining the St. Matthias Ladies of Charity. Thanks to the Kathleen Hager Grant we received in 2015 we are able to distribute food every Friday to those who need help.
Altar Servers Training (grades 4th through adult). If interested, please attend the Orientation scheduled on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Church. If you have any question, please contact Cynthia Faust 301.464.1799. Training classes will be held each Tuesday, October 20 through November 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Church.
This weekend, Pope Francis is celebrating families through his participation in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. As he has said before: “How precious is the family as the privileged place for transmitting the faith!” The Pope’s visit is a great opportunity for our families to transmit, affirm, and witness to our faith in Jesus Christ. Have you considered taking the Walk with Francis pledge with your family? Take the pledge with your parents, your siblings, your spouse, or your children, and then live out the pledge together as a group. Strengthen your family bonds and share your faith as you transform your community! Take the pledge as an individual or family at WalkwithFrancis.org, and challenge friends and relatives to do the same.