Catholic Church

Pat Ford

New applications for the Academy of St. Matthias are now being accepted.  Please go to  The deadline to apply for financial aid is February 20, 2017.  The financial aid application is on the website listed above.  Questions?  Please call the school office at 301-577-9412.

We invite you to help your parish save money by giving up your offertory envelopes this Lent!  Enrolling with Faith Direct will provide St. Matthias the Apostle with consistent support and simplify your giving without the wasteful envelopes.  Visit and use our church code: MD41.  Thank you for your continued support of our parish family.

God bless you,

Father Milt

The Parish Social Life Committee invites all members of our parish ministries to a reception as we celebrate the contributions of our volunteers.  Join us for food, fun, and fellowship on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Hughes Center.  Please RSVP to Pat Ford on later than Wednesday, February 22nd at 301-459-4814 x 201 or by email at

Today’s First Penance Service has not come about by happenstance.  My sincere gratitude to Ms. Catherine Tolnay and all those who have instructed the youngsters who are well prepared.  Let me share a 1st Confession story.  A friend who has five children takes them to Confession once a month.  When his youngest child, a lovely daughter, came back to the pew to be with her father, she knelt down in prayer.  Dad was impressed until he sensed that his daughter was starting to cry.  “What’s the matter?”  She replied, “It’s what Father said to me.”  “Tell me” Dad said.  “She replied, “Well, he told me to say two Hail Mary prayers for my penance. (sob, sob) “What is wrong with that? You know the Hail Mary.”  “Yes, she said, but I only know one Hail Mary and he said to say two!!!!!!

Today 30 of our young people will be making their 1st Penance or Reconciliation.  It is a Pastor’s hope and prayer that this will be the first of many encounters for these youngster with the Mercy of God.

We ask that you keep Unchenna Nwokeafor, our African Choir director, and his wife Laura, in your prayers.  Their three month old son, Ogemdi, died earlier this week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

The Bryce family will receive visitors at St. Matthias Church from 9:15-10:00 AM on Saturday, Dec. 10th.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:00 AM.  Burial is at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton MD.

There will be a viewing at St. Matthias the Apostle Church (9475 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706) on Thursday, November 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Another viewing will be held on Friday, November 18, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Matthias Church Friday, November 18, at 10:30 AM.  Burial will take place after the Mass at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil
5:00 PM
7:00 PM (en español)

Sunday Mass Schedule
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
6:00 PM
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday - Saturday
8:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
Mass Schedule

7:00 AM
12:00 PM
7:30 PM
*unless otherwise announced


Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monday 7:45 PM

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