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 .
THANK YOU: To the 104 parishioners who attended the in-person mass last Sat. Thank You to Fr. Adrian who through his homily, gives us strength and hope. To Karen who handled the opening announcements. To our Pianist Phil & Cantor Christina. Lector Mooreen, Eucharistic Ministers Mary, Jerald & Joe. Ushers Tom & Tim, Sacristan Mary & 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 54 people who volunteered to clean strawberries for the booth at the State Fair. Thanks to all who came to the Social Hall for the first 10 days of strawberry cleaning and got the berries cleaned and ready to be taken to the Strawberry & Cream booth at the Fair! We thank all who helped set up the tables, washed the berries, and had them ready for the workers to begin the cleaning process. We also thank those who stayed to clean the tables and run the strainers, tubs and cutting tools through the dishwasher! There were many comments indicating that being together cleaning berries and socializing with fellow parishioners & friends, was greatly missed last year when Covid prevented this event from happening! It is nice to have some normalcy back into our lives! Also, this is not only an opportunity to enjoy being with each other, but to also to earn much needed income for the parish!
THANK YOU: to Delfina, Ginny, Tim, John, Dave & Kristin who took the Eucharist from mass to their family members and friends!
WE ARE A VOLUNTEER PARISH!