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.
STRAWBERRY CLEANING For several years, members of our parish would gather to clean strawberries for the owner of a booth at the State Fair. We would begin the day before the fair opened and our last day would be the Sunday before Labor Day. Some came every day, some just weekends, and others came whenever they could. It was fun and profitable! Last year COVID-19 brought this experience to an end. The State Fair Org has announced that there will be a 12-day fair this year! Our friends from the Strawberry Booth have informed us that they will have the Strawberry & Cream booth at the fair this year! In past years we have earned over $5000 for a few hours of work each day. The more who volunteer the faster the job is completed each day. We will begin cleaning strawberries at 8:00 a.m. Wed. Aug. 25th and every morning through Sunday, Sept 5th.
If you would like to help our parish earn some needed income, sign-up sheets are on the table in the back of the church. You may also email me at . Or call the Parish Center and leave your name and phone number or email address, with the receptionist or on the answering machine. We would like to know approx. how many people may be available to help. The work is easy, and the socializing is fun! Come and join us for “The Great St. Matthews Get-Together”!
THANK YOU: To the 131 parishioners who attended the in-person mass last Sat. Thank You to Fr. Adrian who through his homily, gives us strength and hope. To Ginny who handled the opening announcements. To our Pianist Jill & Cantor Kathy. Lector Kathy, Eucharistic Ministers Karen, Ann & Joe. Ushers Tom, Tim & Doris. Server Paul, Sacristan Mary, and Slide Operator Ginny. Thank you to Alan, who through his talent films our masses, making it possible for many of our parishioners to take part online.
THANK YOU: to the 35+ parishioners who have already volunteered to help with the strawberry cleaning! There is still plenty of room in the Social Hall for more helpers!