Grief Brief # 20
As we move through the holidays this year, including- Christmas, Hanukkah,
Kwanza, and New Years, my hope, prayer, and wishes are that you, the readers of this message, have been able to capture the essence of the season. With the support and caring of friends and family, persons who are grieving can experience the joy of the holidays.
Some important things to remember about holiday celebrations are reviewed at this time.
And so, open your hearts to the joy and meaning of the season. Doing what feels right in your heart can bring you the wonders of these special days, as they come one by one.
Sincerely in Christ, Father Jack
Christmas Mass Schedule
Monday, December 24, 2018
Daily Mass at 8:30 AM
Christmas Vigil Mass at 5:00 PM
Christmas Vigil Mass at 10:00 PM (Christmas Carols begin at 9:30 PM)
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Day
Masses: 8:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM (Spanish)
Monday, December 31, 2018
Daily Mass 8:30 AM
“Crossover” Mass at 11:00 PM
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God (A Holy Day of Obligation)
Daily Mass at 8:30 AM
Mass at 10:30 AM (Bilingual)
The Parish Office will be Closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th, in observance of Christmas. The office will re-open Wednesday, December 26th, at 8:00 AM
Viewing & Visitation with Family: Monday, December 3, 2018 from10:00-11:00 AM at Saint Matthias the Apostle Church, 9475 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Saint Matthias the Apostle Church, followed by a graveside service at 1:30 PM at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.
Our prayers and condolences are extended to Melvin’s family.
The Family will receive visitors at Beall Funeral Home (6512 N.W. Crain Hwy., Bowie, MD) on Friday, November 9th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Saturday, November 10th at 12:00 PM. St. Pius Church is located at 14720 Annapolis Rd., Bowie, MD. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.
We extend our prayers and condolences to Kay’s family.
The family will receive visitors at Jenkins Funeral Home on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 6:30-8:30 PM. Jenkins Funeral Home is located at 7474 Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785. Visitation will also be held at St. Matthias Church (9475 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706) on Friday, September 21st, from 9:30-10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton MD. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times are 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM.
A Memorial Mass for long-time parishioner, Emma Graham, will be held Saturday, June 30th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthias the Apostle Church, 9475 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
Gearing up for summer vacation? Consider enrolling in eGiving through Faith Direct to make sure your gifts reach St. Matthias the Apostle when you cannot, and our ministries can continue uninterrupted. Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: MD41. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family!
God Bless You,
What is a novena? “Nine days of public or private prayer for some special occasion or intention.” Its origin goes back to the nine days that the disciples and Mary spent together in prayer between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday.
Our novena will focus on asking God to bless our living mothers, and to grant eternal rest to our deceased mothers. The novena of Masses for our mothers will be held beginning with the Vigil Mass on May 12th through May 20th. Names of those honored or remembered will be read during the Prayer of the Faithful at each of the Masses during this nine day period.
You may pick up your Mother’s Day Novena Cards and remembrance envelopes at the parish office during regular business hours. Cards will also be available in the church vestibule after Masses this weekend and next weekend. A $ 5.00 offering is suggested for each name submitted to the novena.