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)
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 31, 2016
In last week’s gospel, Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them to pray, and they and all of us received perhaps the one of richest prayers and illustrations of how to pray in the Christian world. The parables that were included also give a window into understanding the kind of relationship that God desires to have with each of us. We are always in God’s presence, and our persistence in prayer is an acknowledgement of that reality. God, who is aware of our prayer, responds as a loving father. (Luke 11:1-13)
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 today’s Gospel, Jesus offers a warning to those who pursue leisure and pleasure as their goal in life without concern for the poor and less fortunate. He tells the parable of the wealthy landowner who, upon yielding an exceptionally profitable harvest one year, determines that he will live the rest of his days in relaxation; to eat, drink and be merry. God calls the miser a “fool” and lets him know that his greed and self-indulgence will not bring him the security he seeks. Good stewards acknowledge that the money and possessions entrusted to them are to be used to further the mission of Jesus Christ. Consider spending some time this week thinking about these questions: What are my own daily consumption habits? Do I spend money on articles that make me a better ambassadors of Christ? Does my personal lifestyle bring “good news to the poor” (Luke 4:18)?
Excerpted from the ICSC Parish Enews July 2016
Green Bay Diocese sees ‘Pokemon Go’ craze as evangelization opportunity
Read about it in their publication The Compass News
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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