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.
The St. Matthias Teen Youth Group will hold its first meeting Sunday, Oct. 11th at 12:00 p.m. in the Hughes Center. Please see the most recent Church bulletin for more information.
Charles M Shryock a long term parishioner passed away earlier today. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, Sept.29th from 6-8 pm at St. Matthias Church. The funeral Mass is Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 9:30 am. Burial will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetary, Crownsville, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Charles’ memory to the Father Hughes Scholarship Fund (St. Matthias Parish, 9475 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706), in support of our parish students in Catholic education.
For more information please go to https://sites.google.com/site/charlesmshryockiii/
The Wake for Ted Wilson is slated for Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8.30PM (Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blv., Silver Spring, Maryland 20901 [301-593-9500];
Burial and Committal Service on Friday, September 18, 2015 (Lakemont Cemetery, 900 W. Central Ave,. Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 [301-261-4000]
There will be a viewing in the Church Sept. 8, 2015 from 6-8 pm, and Sept. 9 from 10-11 am. The funeral Mass will be offered Sept. 9 at 11 am.
Father Milton Jordan was installed as pastor at St. Matthias the Apostle Church on August 30th, at the 6pm Mass. Donald Cardinal Wuerl presided. Following the Mass, a reception was held to celebrate our new pastor. Congratulations, Father Jordan!
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Cardinal Wuerl has appointed Deacon Alton Davis, Jr to a diaconal ministry at St. Matthias Parish effective August 15, 2015. Deacon Davis will assist at Masses as well as serve the ministry of charity and justice to the homebound of the parish. More news in the next bulletin.
God is so good to us. Praise his name in thanksgiving.
Saint Matthias the Apostle Parish proudly invites you to join us as we celebrate the installation of Father Milt Jordan as pastor on Sunday, August 30th at the 6 p.m. Mass. Father Milt will be installed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. We rejoice that the Lord has guided our new pastor to lead our congregation and we look forward to celebrating this occasion as a family of God. We pray that the Lord continues to bless Father Milt with his new charge and grant him the grace, peace, and joy to sustain him through his commitment to the parish. A reception with light refreshments, hosted by all church ministries, will be held after the Mass in Friendship Hall. All are welcome. For more information contact Pat Ford at 301-459-4814 x201.