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
MONEY COUNTERS: We are looking for volunteers to serve as Money Counters for weekly collections. Time commitment would be 2 Sundays each month. (3 Sundays in months with 5 weekends.) You will work on teams of 3 – 4 people. The collection will be counted on Sunday mornings immediately after the last mass. Ideally, we would like people from both Sat & Sun masses to volunteer. On weeks when a Holy Day takes place, that collection too will be counted on the following Sunday. A few people have already volunteered. Ideally, we would like 1 or 2 more people to round out the teams. If you can’t commit to a regular schedule but would be willing to serve as a substitute occasionally, you are needed too. If you like working with numbers and feel you can contribute to this valuable service, contact Mary at or call the Parish Center, leave your name & phone # and someone will return your call!
MUSICIANS NEEDED: St Matthews Music Ministry is looking for more singers, cantors, guitarists, keyboardists, string players, & wind instrument players for the Christmas season & for weekend masses. Contact Jill Kilzer Director of music and Liturgy .
GREETERS: St. Matthews seeks additional “Greeters”, for both Sat. & Sun. masses, to extend a warm welcome to those arriving for Mass. Your friendly smile and enthusiasm for the Church of St. Matthew are all that is needed. To help, contact , , or the parish office.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING: Mark your calendars!! Decorating the Sanctuary for the Christmas season will take place on Dec. 19th immediately after the 10:15 am mass. The more volunteers we have, the sooner we will complete the decorating. If you attend Sat. mass, consider returning on Sunday to help bring statues from the chapel, place Christmas trees in the sanctuary, and put the decorations on the trees. We would appreciate any help possible from young people in Faith Formation! With enough people, the job can be completed in about 1 hour.
THANK YOU: To the 81 parishioners who attended the 4:15 pm mass last Sat. Nov 27th and the 52 parishioners who attended the 10:15 am Sunday mass. Thank You to Fr. Adrian who through his homily, gives us strength and hope as we continue to deal with the pandemic. To Karen who handled the opening announcements for 4:15 mass & Joanne at 10:15 am Sun. To our Pianist Jill on Sat. & Sun. To Irish Whistler Phil & Cantor Lisa on Sat & John R & Linda on Sun. We thank Lector Jeanne on Sat & Joanne on Sun. Eucharistic Ministers Ellen, Karen & Mary – Sat; Ginny & Joe on Sun. Ushers Tim, Kevin & Doris Sat; Ginny & Steve on Sun. Sacristans Mary – Sat, Joanne & Ginny – Sun. Thank you to John, Ann, Dave, Ginny & Joe who took communion to parishioners unable to attend mass last weekend. Thank you to Allan & Becky who filmed the mass for our Online audience!
THANK YOU!!! To All Parishioners, who for the past month brought items to the church & Parish Center for Isaac’s Blessing Bags. 2 HUGE boxes were filled to overflowing with gifts for those in need. Isaac came last Monday to pick up your donations and he was extremely grateful for your generosity. Once again, we as a parish lived up to our reputation of being “The Good Samaritan on the Banks of the Mississippi”!
WE ARE A VOLUNTEER PARISH!