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.
A special Poem for Memorial Day
JUST A COMMON SOLDIER
(A Soldier Died Today)
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt
A tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our Country
All 5 Branches of our Military Services.
Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist , it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York.
This year marks the poem’s 29th anniversary.
Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)
May 29, 2016
Immediately before the text for today’s gospel, the New American Bible begins verse 10 and 11a this way: “When the disciples returned, they explained to him what they had done. He took them and withdrew in private to a town called Bethsaida. The crowds, meanwhile, learned of this and followed him. He received them and spoke…
In the first verses of this chapter, Luke describes Jesus’ sending of the disciples out on a mission to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. The fact that the disciples have just returned from their missionary effort to tell people of the Kingdom of God suggests that the significance of this meal for Luke is larger than just the report of a miracle where Jesus feeds a multitude with five loaves and two fish..
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
From the rich Eucharistic themes to be drawn from today’s second reading, one stewardship theme stands out: The Eucharist is Christ’s gift to us.
Good stewards are grateful for this gift and realize that no matter their station in life, they are welcome to come to the table and receive the body and blood of Christ.
If Jesus could break bread with his betrayer, Judas, his denier, Peter, and the other ten who deserted him, then he will welcome us.
What a tremendous gift it is to approach the Lord’s table and accept the transforming power of the gift of Christ’s body and blood!
excerpted from ICSC Parish Enews May 2016
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki revealed his vision for the direction of the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday, September 14th. Read More
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2016 Calendar Raffle Winners
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