2017 Cardinal’s Appeal
The Cardinal’s Appeal not only funds the operations of the archdiocese, it funds services that are of a great help to the ministries here in our parish. Contributions to the Cardinal’s Appeal offer each of us the opportunity to respond to the needs of others by enabling ministries and services that touch thousands of lives. Please prayerfully consider a generous pledge to the 2016 Cardinal’s Appeal.
At Saint Matthias the Apostle we appreciate your gifts, regardless of how they come. Many of our parishioners have been using Faith Direct to give their gifts of treasure. To enroll in the Faith Direct program you may pick up an enrollment form in the parish office or enroll online using our church code MD41. As we enter the Christmas season, I hope you will consider participating in this great program as it has been a wonderful means of support for our parish family.
Father Albert Hughes Scholarship Program
The purpose of this scholarship program, established during the 45th anniversary year (2005) of the parish and in honor of our founding pastor, Father Edward Albert Hughes, is to provide financial assistance for registered families of St. Matthias the Apostle Church (only) with a student(s) who is currently seeking admission, or presently enrolled and attending either The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle School or any accredited Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington. Funding for this scholarship program is drawn from the annual fiscal year revenue of the “Every Penny Counts” Box in the parish church. Other donations from benefactors may be periodically received as well and these too are placed into this scholarship fund. What is the application process?