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 CLEANINGFOR THE STATE FAIR HAS BEGUN!! Last Wed. We began cleaning 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. If you didn’t get a chance to sign-up, and would like to help earn money for our parish, come to the Social Hall any morning at 8am. Walk Ins are always welcome! The work is easy, and the socializing is fun! The last day of strawberry cleaning will be Sunday Sept. 4th. Come and join the 54 parishioners & friends who have already volunteered for “The Great St. Matthews Get-Together”!
THANK YOU: To the 91 parishioners who attended the in-person mass last Sat. Thank You to Fr. Adrian who through his homily, gives us strength and hope. To Jill who handled the opening announcements. To our Pianist Jill & Cantor Andy. Lectors Becky & Joe, Eucharistic Ministers Jeanne, Mary & Tim. Ushers Tom & Tim, & Sacristan 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.
THANK YOU: to Kathy & Al who faithfully take care of cleaning & replacing the vigil candles. They also monitor the altar & the ambo candles. Replacing with new candles when needed.
THANK YOU: to Pete who keeps the property neat & clean. Cutting grass, blowing leaves, spreading mulch and picking up garbage left around the church.
WE ARE A VOLUNTEER PARISH!