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.
FAITH FORMATION SUBSTITUTES & HELPERS NEEDED: Public school children grades 1 to 10 will start attending weekly Wednesday evening religion classes at St. Matthew Parish Center in late September. Some classrooms will need helpers on occasion, and the program also needs substitute teachers and substitute front desk persons a few times during the year. Volunteers complete some steps before classes begin in Sept. If you would like more information about these volunteer roles, please contact Faith Formation director Janelle Rohr for details; email or call 651-242-6004. Thank You.
MUSICIANS NEEDED: St Matthews Music Ministry is looking for more singers, cantors, guitarists, keyboardists, string players, & wind instrument players for weekend masses. Contact Jill Kilzer Director of music and Liturgy .
STRAWBERRY CLEANING: ONLY 10 DAYS UNTIL THE START OF THE STATE FAIR! We have again been asked to clean strawberries for the Strawberry & Cream booth! In past years we have earned over $5000 for a few hours work each day. The more who volunteer the faster the job is completed each day. We will begin cleaning strawberries at 8am 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. The work is easy, and the socializing is fun! Come and join the 50 parishioners & friends who have already volunteered for “The Great St. Matthews Get-Together”!
THANK YOU to Alan Christensen who has volunteered to operate the Sound System at the Mass in the Park. Alan’s technological gift will bring beauty & enjoyment to the annual picnic!
THANK YOU: To the 113 parishioners who attended the in-person mass last Sat. Thank You to Fr. Adrian who through his homily, gives us strength and hope. To Andy who handled the opening announcements. To our Pianist Jill & Cantors Chris & Andy. Lectors Ginny & Mary, Eucharistic Ministers Josie, Kathy & Mary. Ushers Tom & Tim, Server Paul & 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 on-line.
THANK YOU: To Wanda, Ginny, Jim, Pete, James & John who painted the classrooms & restrooms on the 2nd floor of the school bldg. Through their generosity of time & talent, Quantum Stream Academy will be able to increase their enrollment which will bring added income to our parish!
THANK YOU: to Ann, Tim, John, Ginny, Dave & Kristin who took the Eucharist from mass to their family members and friends!
WE ARE A VOLUNTEER PARISH!