BREAKFAST HOSTED BY THE MINUS FAMILY
On Sunday, September 10 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Minus family invites all to breakfast in the Social Hall in remembrance of Arthur Minus. Come join the Minus family to remember Arthur and spend time with other parish members. A free will offering for the Neighborhood House Food Shelf is welcome.
ROSARY SOCIETY MEETING
All adult women are invited to the next Rosary Society meeting, which will be held Tuesday, September 12, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, in the lower level of the Parish Center. You can park in and enter the lower level from the parking lot. This will be the first meeting of our program year. The focus of this meeting will be getting to know one another, discussing the Fall meeting programs and upcoming Fall activities. You do not need to be a member to attend meetings. Come, enjoy refreshments, socializing with one another and finding out what the Rosary Society is all about.
REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Jeremiah Baker, Jeff Blomgren, Jerry and Louise Breidel, Rey Del Angel, Elaine Goldberg, Dean Hinzman, The Karas Family, Judy O’Brien, Pam Perkovich, Mary Lou Shields, Mary Lynn Vasquez, and Patricia Weisman.
If you have a loved one you would like to add to this list, please call the parish office, provide us with your name and the name of your loved one. We are strong as a community praying together.
READING AND MATH TUTORS AT LOCAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
We are looking for tutors to help in our local Catholic Schools. Dick McGuire, the president of Catholic Tutor Corps, has contacted our parish asking for volunteers who would be willing to help bring students up to grade level proficiency in reading and/or math. A couple of tutors are needed at Community of Saints Regional Catholic School (COS) for reading and also for upper-level math. There is also a need at Holy Trinity Catholic School in South St. Paul for tutors in all grade levels. Simple lesson plans are provided.
Our parishioners have a history of reaching out to students who need one on one tutoring. In the early 2000’s, Sr. Audrey Lindenfelser, SSND, a teacher at St. Matthew School, began a tutoring program for students enrolled in our parish school. Many of our “senior citizens”, as well as other parishioners who were free during the day, volunteered to come in one day a week and work one-on-one with a student needing help with reading. This program continued successfully, with a large number of volunteers, until St. Matthew School moved to the COS campus.
THE SOUNDS AND SIGHTS OF ST. MATT’S
The Bells of St. Matthew will ring on September 8, 2023 in honor of Living and Deceased Rosary Society Members.
The Bells of St. Matthew will ring on September 9, 2023 in honor of Corinne Brengman’s Birthday.
If you would like to schedule a day to ring the bells or a week to light the sanctuary lamp for your special memory, person or event, please contact the parish office at (651) 224-9793 by 1:00 PM, Monday – Thursday.
Coffee Sunday will return on October 8, 2023. It will be held after the 10:15 AM Mass on the second Sunday of each month through May 2024. Volunteers are needed to help organize this event. If interested, please contact the parish office at 651-224-9793 to see how you can help.
BORN INTO ETERNAL LIFE
Funeral Mass for Barbara A. Thompson was held at St. Matthew on Friday, August 25, 2023. Please remember Barbara and her family in your prayers.
BRADY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 REUNION
Calling all graduates of Brady High School Class of 1973. Our 50th Class Reunion will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, 5:30 PM-10:00 PM at Joseph’s Grill,140 Wabasha St S., St Paul, MN.
Contact Nancy Maher Scwartz through the parish office to receive your e-vite.
VOLUNTEERING WITH LOAVES AND FISHES
Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization with a mission to serve free, healthy meals to Minnesotans where the need is greatest. We are guided by our vision that all people – regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, religious, or ethnic background – deserve to meet their basic needs for food, dignity, and respect. Our volunteers work with our Site Coordinator to chop fruits/veggies, complete salads, and finish entrees during the Preparation/Package shift. Throughout the Service Shift volunteers pass out meals and greet guests in drive-up or walk-up service. They also assist with keeping service materials organized and light cleanup.
We provide gloves, hairnets and aprons. Ponytail & baseball cap are also acceptable. We also ask that you wear close-toed shoes and clean clothes with sleeves that cover the shoulder. Masks are not required at this time but are encouraged.
To volunteer with Loaves and Fishes at St. Matthew, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5ab2fa1fa7-stmatthews#/ to sign up.