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Announcements from the Parish.

Joyce Hansen

Joyce Hansen a parishioner was only 58 years young has died. The wake will be from 4-7PM only at Boylan Funeral Home on Easton Avenue New Brusnswick.The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St.Matthias is Somerset at 9AM on Friday, August 29….with committal to follow at Clover Leaf Cemetery in Woodbridge.

From the Pastor - Pondering the torrent of news

Pondering the torrent of the news


Our days seem frightened with sadness for the suffering of so many because of violence, disease, prejudice, dislocation and hunger. To be aware seems inevitably to feel overwhelmed and powerless.
We draw hope from these words form someone who embraced the most helpless and yet shinned forth a great hope.

Merchant Event on Wednesday, August 27th

We are having our first Merchant Event on Wednesday, August 27th.
Since everyone already knows two is better than one, we have made this one a double!

Enjoy food and a/or frozen treat at:

Frank's Pizza & Italian Restaurant and/or Let'sYo
both located at 441 Elizabeth Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873
The shopping plaza across from Shoprite.

Just mention you are from St Matthias and we will receive a portion of your bill!
Franks will be giving us 10% back and Let's Yo will give us 15%

LIFELINE SCREENING

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
St.Matthias will once again host LIFLINE SCREENING:

Date: September 13 Saturday
Place: School cafeteria
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

“NEW” 12-WEEK SUPPORT FOR SEPARATED OR DIVORCED CATHOLICS BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

“NEW” 12-WEEK SUPPORT FOR SEPARATED OR DIVORCED CATHOLICS BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 7:00 – 8:45 PM ST. JOHN NEUMANN PASTORAL CENTER, PISCATAWAY
Couples do not marry with a conscious intent to divorce, yet countless numbers of Catholic couples are doing just that! Whatever the circumstances are that end a marriage, a spouse is left behind and a family is forever changed. In addition to dealing with overwhelming emotions, financial and family problems, huge numbers of separated and divorced Catholics:
*stop attending Mass or leave the Church completely

Updated Merchant Night Information at the Stage House

Updated Merchant Night Information at the Stage House
Thank to you everyone who has been helping to support SMS by dining at the Stage House Tavern since the inception of our monthly Merchant Night program with them in March 2014. The events have been extremely successful for both SMS and the Stage House Tavern, and there have been a few updates to the program.

Please Pray For ...

Please post your prayers and intentions here. Please note that any prayers/intentions you post here will be published for all to see. If you desire to send a private request to the St. Matthias Prayer Circle, use the Prayer Request link above.

Please pray for my father William S. Harnden Sr. He is being taken care by Hospice suffering from emphysema. He was an active member with my late mother Carol Harnden of St. Matthais Church and school from 1968 till 1990.

We pray that his suffering too does not prolong to much longer.