VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & PARISH NEEDS
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
COMMUNION TO HOMEBOUND: Do you have family, neighbors or friends who are unable to attend mass? If you would like to take communion to them in their homes, call the Parish Center or see a Sacristan before mass. If you do not have a pyx one will be provided.
A parishioner who lives on So. Oakdale in WSP has asked if someone could bring communion to her. Time could be negotiable.
THANK YOU To the 51 parishioners who attended the in-person mass last Saturday. To Fr. Adrian who through his homily, gave us strength and hope. To John who assists where needed and makes sure everyone & everything is where it needs to be. To our Pianist Jill & Cantor Linda, Lectors Bob & Jeanne, Eucharistic Ministers Josie & Jerold, Ushers Tim & James, Server Paul & Sacristan Ginny & Mary. Thank you to Alan, who through his talent films our masses, making it possible for many of our parishioners to take part on-line!
We thank those who brought the Eucharist from mass to their family & friends. Delfina, Kathy, Dave, Joe, Ginny, Jane, Debbie & Paul.
THANK YOU to Fr Steve who suggested we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the last Sunday of each month. Thank you to the 41 parishioners who attended this sacrament last Sunday. To pianist Jill & Cantor Linda. Thank you to Ginny, Tim & Mary who welcomed all those attending. St. Matthews has long been known as the Good Samaritan on the Banks of the Mississippi! Parishioners & visitors alike consistently comment on how welcome they feel when they come to services at our parish! It is important to recognize those volunteers who are the 1st people parishioners & visitors meet when they come to our church. Our administrator John Riehle also wanted to add his thanks:
ST MATT’S HOSPITALITY
I want to recognize and say a most sincere “thank you” to those on the special welcoming team who greet everyone who comes to Mass and to other sacraments. Tim Dalzell has been the “doorman” since we welcomed worshippers back in July; Doris Schillinger, Ginny Roethler and Mary Leibl have the dispensers of sanitizing liquid, and more importantly, the welcomers to the worship space. [And I do not want to forget Tom Kabesh who will rejoin the team when he returns from AZ in March.]
John Riehle, Pastoral Administrator
Thank you very much.