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.
The African Community welcomes all Mothers (plus spouses and children) to a reception following the 10:30 Mass on Mother’s Day, May 10th. The place: Friendship Hall.
After some years of service to our parish, Mrs. Mary Young decided it was better to separate herself from her employment at the parish.
We are blessed to have volunteers who are helping us to fill in accomplishing the weekly work Mary did for the parish. Mass Cards are being cared for. The bulletin was prepared, sent to the publisher and will be in the church this weekend. Messages are being cared for by volunteers. We could use a few volunteers for several works if you are free.
May God be with you, Mary, in the days ahead. Enjoy your new freedom.
Just learned today that one of Randy Palmer’s brother died recently. Randy flew to England to be with other family members for funeral services where Randy’s brother lived.
Eternal rest grant unto him, Lord. let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.
Randy, our prayers go to God for your brother and his family.
remember in your prayers the brother, Roy Roberts, of Cybil Wilson who died a few days ago. Cybil has flown to Trinidad to be with her family. eternal rest grant to him O Lord.
St Matthias 3rd graders joined a pro
Father of Raymond Ihegbe passed away recently.
Funeral arrangements for Dr. James W. Wills is below:
Monday, April 6th – Visitation at 9:30 am in the Church; Mass at 11:30 am; Repast after Mass in the Father Hughes Center
Tuesday, April 7th – Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Waldorf at 11:00 am
The Easter Flower List will be in the April 12th or 19th bulletin as an insert. This will give us ample opportunity to obtain all the names for the list.
Grandparents of Erica, Julia, and Olivia Hawkins passed away a week ago. Erica and Julia are former students of The Academy and Olivia is in the eighth grade at The Academy.