Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
FAITH FORMATION TEACHERS: The St. Matthew Faith Formation program for public school students in grades 1 to 10 will resume September 20, and we have openings for teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 PM between September and early May. Volunteers should enjoy helping children learn more about their Catholic faith and do not need to be experienced teachers. Training and support are provided, in addition to supplies and curriculum that includes a lesson plan for each week. If a weekly commitment is too much, please consider being a substitute or helping with specific events such as parent meetings or sacrament meetings. To find out more, call or text Janelle Rohr, 651-242-6004 or send an email to janelle@ st-matts.org.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: On Tuesday, August 1, 2023 “Unite the Night” will take place nationwide. St. Matthew parish will also be taking part in this celebration. From 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we will gather in front of the church at 510 Hall Avenue. Hall Avenue will be blocked off between Winifred and Robie. Beverages and snacks will be provided. We could use some volunteers to help greet our neighbors and offer refreshments. If you are able to help, please call the parish office at 651-224-9793.
STRAWBERRIES: In just 4 ½ weeks, we will begin cleaning strawberries! Keep Wednesday, August 23 – Sunday, September 3 open! Our parish has again been asked to clean strawberries for the Strawberry & Cream booth at the Minnesota State Fair! We begin cleaning each day at about 8:00 AM and are usually finished about noon. Much depends on the weather and crowd size at the fair. Many of our volunteers look forward to this project. They enjoy being together and socializing with fellow parishioners. If you have never taken part in this opportunity, reserve at least one day on your calendar and see if you too might find the experience enjoyable!!
THANK YOU: To Linda R. who serves as our Volunteer Parish Funeral Coordinator. Linda meets with families who are planning a funeral for a loved one. She guides the family as they choose music and readings. She then attends each funeral to give moral support to the families.
We are a Volunteer Parish