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.
Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)
July 3, 2016
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
The gospel for last week began: “When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him.” (Luke 9:51) This week’s text describes Jesus’ sending out of those disciples. Matthew, Mark and Luke all include an account of Jesus sending out the 12 disciples. Luke is the only one to include this account of Jesus sending out the 72 disciples. Seventy-two was believed to be the number of all the nations. The number implies that the message is to go out to all the nations and not just to those towns that are on Jesus’ route to Jerusalem. This is another hint that the journey that Jesus and his disciples are taking to Jerusalem should also be seen as a spiritual journey.
ARE YOU BEING CALLED TO SHARE, to share your time and talent with the possible service on the Pastoral Council? This opportunity is an excellent way to discover your spiritual gifts and how they can serve our Parish community at large
Stewardship Theme for Fall Treasure Pledge Appeal
The St. Matthias Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 Fall Treasure Pledge appeal:
GRACE – GRATITUDE – GENEROSITY
In Sunday’s Gospel (July 3, 2016), we hear Jesus inviting his disciples to be evangelizers. “The harvest is abundant,” Jesus says.
But those who are willing to invite others to a deeper relationship with the Lord are few. Good stewards who are willing to witness their Catholic faith to others know they are “like lambs among wolves.” They are encouraged to be gentle, patient and loving, knowing they may face rejection and even fierce opposition.
The Year of Mercy invites us to be better stewards of our faith, to give positive, courageous, joyful witness to others who have turned away from their relationship with Jesus.
Is there someone we should be reaching out to this week?
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki revealed his vision for the direction of the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday, September 14th. Read More
The Archdiocese is producing a post-Synod Newsletter for Parish Bulletins every other month. You can find the most recent one, as well as previous issues on the Archdiocese website by clicking on the image.
2016 Calendar Raffle Winners
Calendar raffle winners are updated on the website on a weekly basis. Check out the 2016 calendar raffle winners to date!
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