Email Newsletter April 15th , 2016
 
 
Saint Matthias Catholic Parish is committed to continuing the ministry of Jesus the Christ.  We invite and welcome all no matter what your race, language, or creed, no matter what your orientation or marriage situation, no matter where your journey has led you.  Come; live, grow and be challenged by the message, through prayer, formation, and service. 

St. Matthias Parish Schedule
 
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am

Week Day Mass Schedule
Monday: 8:00 AM
Mass - Parish Center Chapel
 
Tuesday: 8:00 AM
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion -
Parish Center Chapel
 
Wednesday: 8:00 AM
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion -
Parish Center Chapel
 
Thursday: 8:15 AM
All School Mass - Church (Please check the weekly bulletin)
 
Friday: 8:00 AM
Mass - Parish Center Chapel



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2017 Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Why Do Catholics...
Go to Confession?

Can you picture what it feels like to hold a fresh piece of laundry after it has been washed and dried? You take it, smell it, and feel that rush of satisfaction that comes with clean laundry. It's almost as if the cleanliness radiates through you and makes your whole body feel clean. This is the same feeling I get after going to confession. There is an overwhelming sense of peace that comes with knowing that God has forgiven your sins and that through the prayer of absolution God "washes us clean." While not reducing the grace that is received in Confession to what happens in a wash machine what's important is the feeling one has knowing that God has truly forgiven your sins. But, it's understandable not everyone will feel this way after going to confession. It's possible you may even question why it's even necessary in the first place. This leads us to the question, "Why do Catholics Go to Confession."

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop
This class will be co-led by Wanda Nye, your parish nurse.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop empowers those living with conditions like arthritis, heart problems, asthma, stroke, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, emphysema and cancer and allows them to make the best of their situation.

Tuesdays, April 18, 2017. This is a 6 week class
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Memory issues, Dementia & Alzheimer's disease 
We all forget somethings at times but, when a person can no longer remember ordinary things it is called dementia.
 
Dementia can be very upsetting often the person does not know they are forgetting things. They may cover for years and hide their memory issues.
 
If you have a loved one that you are concerned about call me I have a packet of information that may help you.
 
Our packet has:
10 signs of early detection,
resources in the community,
support group information
and
practical information for caregivers.

Please call Wanda Nye RN, your parish nurse.
414-321-0893 in partnership with Aurora Health Care
 
Isaiah 41:13
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,  Do not fear; I will help you.
Scripture Readings
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Happy 50th Fr. Joel Szydlowski
Please join us at the 11AM Mass on Sunday, April 23rd as we celebrate Fr. Joel Szydlowski's 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.  There will be a reception immediately following Mass in Steiger hall.   Please join us as we celebrate this joyful occasion

Support us when you shop for back-to-school items.
and Amazon donates to St. Matthias.
  ** Good Grief Guys Group
We are sharing the journey that is unique for a man who has lost his beloved wife. This is a collaboration of St. Matthias, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Gregory the Great. We invite any man who is looking for some support, guidance and companionship on their grief journeys.

When:  3rd Tuesday of the month.
Time:  10-11:30 AM
Where: Our Lady of Lourdes
3722 South 58th Street, Room 6.
Contact Ken for questions 414-423-0161


There are recent changes to our Church Management Software to Connect Now Family Suite that includes ParishSOFT that track your donations and pledges and much more.  With this update, you may now view your family records including donations directly online at:  https://connectnow.parishsoft.com/milwaukee/
Click on New User and sign up today!  
We will be notified to approve your request the next business day.
 
Things to remember:
Organization = St Matthias Parish, Milwaukee
 
There is room for multiple email addresses, please use current and former, we may have an old one listed in our files.  Year end tax statements can now be sent via email.  Check your spam folder for your return email if you don't receive in a few days.

SCRIP is fundraising while you SHOP 

Use scrip gift cards at your favorite retailers and earn rebate money for St. Matthias School.  Remaining rebates can be applied toward St. Matthias or another parochial school's tuition, Christian Formation fees, a charitable contribution to the school or as cash back.  Click the button below to view details about the program.
  
Click on link: Scrip
                    FAQ
Contact our coordinators 
Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.
 
The Communications Committee is looking for working members.  This is an active ministry that works with our web site, Facebook page and E-Newsletter.  The committee meets in the parish office conference room the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM we are usually finished by 8:30 PM.  You don't have to be a techno wiz; if you love to write and report on parish activities we welcome you.  We need you to help bring the story of St. Mathias Parish forward.  If you are interested, please call the parish office (414) 321-0893 or e-mail.

Thank you

 
Contact us at:   editor@stmatthias-milw.org 
"Open Door" Nurse Visits
 
This will be a free service open to members of St. Matthias Parish, as well as the greater community of Milwaukee and its' neighbors.  Our vision is to be able to welcome ALL of God's people and share His love by caring for others.
"Open Door" 
Nurse Visits
Free Service; open to the public [adults]
2nd and 3rd Wednesday, 1:00- 2:30 PM

Appointments available, but walk-ins will always be welcome.
Call 414-982-2408 to schedule an appointment

Services provided include:
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Pre-diabetes and Diabetes management counseling
  • Health coaching - making lifestyle changes to improve your health
  • Grief counseling
  • Medicare questions
  • General health questions
  • Referral to primary care or specialty medical care
  • Adult caregiver support and resource finding
  • Completing and Advance Directive for health care decisions 
  • Health Risk Screenings: Depression, Stroke and Diabetes
For more information see our Health & Wellness Page
E-Giving
It is now easier than ever before to give to St. Matthias, use the We Share link to give online.