Email Newsletter May 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: 8:15 AM
All School Mass - Church (Please check the weekly bulletin)
 
Friday: 8:00 AM
Mass - Parish Center Chapel


2017 Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Music Library
We all love the music at St. Matthias!  In order to keep the music ministry going and to have fresh selections, there must be sheet music for the musicians to use.  St. Matthias has a large music collection, but over the years the sheet music had become a bit unorganized.  Sue Partin and Kimber Gerber, longtime members of St. Matthias, who are both also cantors and members of the Adult Choir, jumped in to help organize and catalog the sheet music owned by the Parish.

Why Do Catholics...
Light Candles

Jesus said that he was the Light of the World and that He came to shine a light for a dark and sin-filled world. His Light was Truth exposing the sin that hid in the blackness. 

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.
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 
Scripture Readings
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Parish Profile: A Closer Look at our Sister Parish, St. Mary of the Angels (Santa Maria de Los Angeles) in  Aramberri, Mexico

We have all heard of people throughout the world who are poor in material possessions, but have great inner peace, happiness, and Faith.  These examples can seem remote and removed from our own experience, but we have a strong example within our parish family---our sister parish, St. Mary of the Angels, in Aramberri, Mexico.
 
  ** 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

Remembering Our Veterans


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