Email Newsletter September 1st , 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

Friday: 8:00 AM
Mass - Parish Center Chapel

2017 Catholic Stewardship Appeal


Two simple words, yet I hope they convey my gratitude for everyone who made last weekend's festival so successful.  The core committee, which had been meeting all year in order to prepare for the festival, did a great job.  Their tireless dedication (especially late into the night all three days) is deeply appreciated by all of us.  All the people who agreed to be in charge of an area, also worked tirelessly last weekend to make sure there were no hiccups in their areas, thank you.  To the hundreds of volunteers who agreed to work one or more time slots, bake items for the bake sale, or who donated prizes, thank you!
I know many of you will ask about the financial results.  We will not have any information until all the bills have been submitted by the various vendors, and paid.  So I ask your patience.  As soon as we have the information, you will be notified.

Jeff Van Dalen
Parish Director
"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

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:
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.
Support us when you shop for back-to-school items.
and Amazon donates to St. Matthias.
It is now easier than ever before to give to St. Matthias, use the We Share link to give online.

Scripture Readings
September 1st through September 15th, 2017
We have all watched the devastation in Texas and Louisiana with the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  It is overwhelming to see the rain totals in some of the affected cities.  On one of our local TV stations, they were comparing the totals of rain received in the past few days in Texas, to the amount of rain received in Milwaukee in an average year.  Some totals were almost twice what we receive in Milwaukee, with more to come as of this writing. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has called for an emergency national collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  All money collected will be forwarded to Catholic Charities USA, the national disaster relief arm of the USCCB, to assist in the immediate emergency needs of the people as well as long term rebuilding.  We will be taking a second collection at all Masses next weekend (September 9 & 10) in response to the USCCB's request.  Please keep the victims of this disaster in your prayers.
St. Matthias, Pray for us,
Jeff Van Dalen
Parish Director

Honoring Choices
Do you have an advanced directive {AD} or a
Power of Attorney{POA} for Health care?

The advanced directive allows you to appoint another person and alternate people to make your health care decisions if you become unable to make these decisions for yourself.

If you do not have an advanced directive please contact me and I will help you get the form you need.

Wanda Nye RN Parish Nurse
414-545-4316 x19 or

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
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

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Know Your Body, Know The Symptoms,
BEAT Ovarian Cancer
B - Bloating
E - Eating Difficulty or Feeling Full Fast
A - Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
T - Troubles With your Bladder {urgency or frequency}

These symptoms are more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer  than women in the general population.
Check this website for more information
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.

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