Email Newsletter July 15th , 2017
 
 
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: 8:00 AM
Mass -  Parish Center Chapel

Friday: 8:00 AM
Mass - Parish Center Chapel


2017 Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Why do Catholics...
Share the Sign of Peace?

Given the state of our Country and the World at large we can use some Peace.  With wars, conflicts that we don't even hear about added to the ones we are involved in, Peace is a desired state of mind, that we should try working for.
 
During Mass right after the "Our Father" the Priest usually leads us into the Sign of Peace.  Do we understand this Right?  This right was reintroduced after Vatican II.
 
Please read the following short articles framing this Prayer form.
 
Magnesium
An important nutrient
it supports every tissue and
function of our body
It helps the immune system
and our heart.

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.
"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
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 
E-Giving
It is now easier than ever before to give to St. Matthias, use the We Share link to give online.

Scripture Readings
July 15th through July 31st, 2017
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Special Collection for 
Racine & Kenosha Counties
Flood Assistance


As you are aware, there has been extreme flooding in Racine and Kenosha counties.  The archdiocese is working with a  special relief fund to assist the residents of these counties.  We have been invited to take up a special collection to assist in the recovery efforts.  This weekend, July 22/23, there will be a second collection after communion to assist our local brothers and sisters during this most difficult time.  Checks should be made out to St. Matthias Parish, so that we can forward one donation on behalf of all of us.
 
Your generosity during these times of need has always been exemplary.  On behalf of Bishop Haines and Bishop Schuerman, I thank you for your generosity.


Jeff Van Dalen
Parish Director

  Retirement
Are you concerned about your retirement?

It can be wonderful and stressful.

Please call me if you have any concerns.

Wanda Nye RN
in partnership with
Aurora Health Care
414-982-2408
Festival Raffle Basket
Donations Needed
The Parish Festival is quickly approaching and we are preparing for the raffle.  In the past the raffle has made the parish a significant amount of money and to continue that success we need your help.  We are in need of monetary donations (no amount too small or too big) or new, unused items that can be raffled off.  Please make donations to the Parish office or to Julie Webb.  Thank you! If you have any questions or wish to help, please contact Julie Webb at jstachnik@wi.rr.com  or 414-861-6750.
Telephone Caregiver Support Group
 
For those caring for someone with memory issues.
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Wisconsin.
The last Tuesday of every month, from 10-11:00 am.
Persons registered will receive the monthly call-in phone number
a few days prior to each scheduled telephone support group meeting.
 
Facilitator: Sharlene Bellefeuille, Outreach Specialist.
For questions and to register call 1-800-272-3900


Support us when you shop for back-to-school items.
and Amazon donates to St. Matthias.

While we have been waiting for Spring (and now, Summer) to arrive, the 11 members of the St. Matthias Festival Committee have been busy preparing for the 2017 Parish festival, to be held on August 25, 26, and 27, 2017.  In talking with Beckie Biskupski, the festival chairperson, you really feel the excitement of the upcoming festival!

  ** 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

What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics?
Probiotics are the microbes that live in your gut and prebiotics are the food they eat.
Prebiotics are very important for the health of your microbiome [your gut].




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.
  
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