WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
This is the first of a five-week series from the St. Matthew Parish Council
Our parish is one of the very few in the archdioceses led by lay people. Fr. Steve Adrian, who is officially retired, is our sacramental minister. He presides at Mass and other sacraments but has no other responsibilities. Fr. Antony Skaria is our parochial administrator, which means he has oversight responsibilities, but he is also the pastor of St. John Vianney. At St. Matthew’s, the Parish Council, the Finance Council, and the parish administrator work together to run the parish. Archbishop Hebda asked us to create a model that could be shared with other parishes, given the decline in the number of priests.
At St. Matthew’s, this is a time of renewal. The pandemic disrupted our faith community, and we are still coming back from that. At the same time, our parish has been part of the Archdiocesan Synod. After three years of listening and praying, we are moving into a phase of action. As we move forward, we are committed to transparency and inclusion. We will provide regular updates about the Synod process in the bulletin and on our website. Everyone is welcome to participate. This is a journey meant to be taken together.
St. Matthew Parish Council – Zach Czaia, Jerald Dosch, Kathy Goldenstein, Maggie Lee, Anthony Minus, Janelle Rohr, Ellen Schneider, Linda Sellars