The Baptism of the Lord

Each day we begin again.

Baptism of Christ

Tapestry designed by John Nava

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Los Angeles, California

Annual Meeting 1.15.2023

in the Hall following the 10 am service

Saint Matthew's! Our 2023 Annual Meeting will take place following Sunday service next Sunday, January 15th.

Here are few things to keep in mind:

  • The Parish Office in the person of Audrey Cronin will share the document for the Annual Meeting this coming week;
  • If you are responsible for preparing a report for that document and have not yet done so, please have the document to the Office by Tuesday, January 10;
  • Our parish is great at potluck gatherings! If you will, prepare a dish and bring it with you on Sunday morning the 15th. We will feast as we meet! Thank you;
  • As our guest speaker this year, we are delighted to welcome Maria Ravelli of Worcester Community Fridges.


January 28

Messy Church! at 5 pm, the last Saturday of the month.

A fun way for families to learn and pray together!



Bishop Doug Fisher's annual visit to our parish.

This visit will include Confirmation. Have you registered? Registration link is included below in this email. Register by Friday January 6.

On the Way

Our Community Fridge will soon be a reality. Keep watching and listening! Your assistance in keeping the fridge stocked will be important once it is is place and open! Thank you.

Communion Bread

Our communion bread next Sunday, January 15, will be home-baked. Thank you to Doug Borowski for starting us off from his home oven. Our intention is to prepare, bless, and consume our own bread for eucharist in days to come.

Families and individuals will be needed to fill out a schedule for baking. What a marvelous way to be directly involved in bringing the Bread of Heaven to the lives of your fellow parishioners and our visitors! The menu will be provided.

Are you able and eager to be a part?

The Baptism of Christ

by Andrea del Verrochio and Leonardo da Vinci (1472)

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

January 8 2023 Bulletin:

The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

You can click the button below to see, download or read on your device our Sunday January 8 10:00 am celebration of the Eucharist. Thank you for being a part of our community and our celebration.

Baptism of Christ Bulletin 1.8.2023

All-Parish Read DiscussionTomorrow

We invite the parish to join in a discussion

of Esther deWaal's To Pause at the Threshold: Reflections on Living on the Border at coffee hour this Sunday January 8th.

On the Death of James McGinty, Father John's younger brother

Dear Friends,

I am filled with gratitude for the expressions of sympathy and promises of prayer that have followed the news at Christmas of the sudden death of my brother, Jim. His five wonderful children, and their Mom, will continue to need your support in prayer.

I want to share here a link to Jim's obituary online. There is information there about the funeral Mass this coming Friday at 11 am and also the opportunity to leave a note of condolence if you want. There is no expectation, of course, of anyone's presence for the funeral, but do know that you are so welcome should you desire to attend and pray with us that day.

Click on the button below to access the obituary to learn about my brother and the arrangements for our gathering to ask God's blessing upon Jim and his family in mourning.

With sincere gratitude from myself and all the family,

Father John

James McGinty obituary


695 Southbridge Street

Worcester, MA 01610


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