From Father Larry

Dear Parishioners of St. Matthias,

Greetings! We welcome our Missionary priest to our family of St. Matthias this weekend. Let us keep Father and his ministry in our prayers and welcome him wholeheartedly.

I thank ALL who came to the picnic last Sunday. It was nice to see all age groups represented and everyone enjoying themselves and the company of fellow parishioners and friends. Thanks to Judy for doing the grilling. Thanks to Karyn for doing the shopping. Thanks to ALL who brought the delicious side dishes that were shared and enjoyed by all. It was good to see everyone!

Thanks to Julia Torres for sponsoring the Blood Drive last Sunday. I thank our many generous and compassionate donors and I thank each of you for sharing your gift of good health with others.

Next weekend at all the Masses, after a very short homily, there will be a presentation of the context of Renew My Church presented by a member of our Parish Team. We will make ourselves available after Mass to answer any questions or concerns. We hosted the last meeting of the parishes here last week. It was an informational sharing meeting as well as sharing the strengths and challenges of our individual parishes. You will hear more about this next weekend. Please see page 6 for further information about Renew My Church. In the meantime, please keep praying for the Renew My Church program as we do each and every weekend.

Parish Council meets this Monday. If anyone has any concerns or issues for us, please call me at (773)506-2191 or email me at:

Envelopes are available at the entrances to our Church for sponsoring a student for our School. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

Please see page 2 for the Offertory collection summary. On behalf of our Parish Finance Committee and myself, we thank you for your generosity. I thank you for ALL that you do for our Family of St. Matthias. I pray for you every day.

Fr. Larry