Our Ladies of Charity were featured on the national Ladies of Charity website for our food pantry work. Read the article here. Contact us if you are interested in joining the St. Matthias Ladies of Charity. Thanks to the Kathleen Hager Grant we received in 2015 we are able to distribute food every Friday to those who need help.
Altar Servers Training (grades 4th through adult). If interested, please attend the Orientation scheduled on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Church. If you have any question, please contact Cynthia Faust 301.464.1799. Training classes will be held each Tuesday, October 20 through November 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Church.
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 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]
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.
Our condolences to the family on the death of Indalecio Galicinao. The family will receive visitors at St. Matthias Church Tuesday, July 21st, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
Parish Library: We plan to open a library in the Hughes Center for the use of parishioners. This library will contain books on religion and the church as well as history, biographies, science, even some novels. We need bookcases. If you have bookcases (preferably 6 feet tall x 3 feet wide) you would care to donate, we would be very grateful. Cash donations to buy bookcases would also be welcome. If you can help, please contact Toni Webster
Usher’s Closet: On Friday, July 17th the usher’s closet area will be cleaned out, so if you are missing anything and have not looked in the closet for it, please speak to an usher for assistance before the 17th. As of that date anything remaining will be donated or discarded. Thank you.