Registration for GIFT, First Eucharist, & Confirmation 2021-2022 sessions now open!

Registration for the upcoming 2021-2022 sessions of GIFT-our family-based Religious Education program (Growing In Faith Together), First Reconciliation/First Eucharist (all 2nd graders regardless of school), and Confirmation (all 7th & 8th graders must register, regardless of school attending).

To learn more and register for GIFT please click here.

To learn more and register for First Reconciliation/ First Eucharist preparation please click here.

To learn more and register for Confirmation preparation please click here.

New Principal Appointed to Lead St. Matthias School (SMS) in Somerset, NJ

Mrs. Mary C. Lynch has been appointed the new Principal at St. Matthias School (SMS), a Pre-K3 through 8th grade school in Somerset, NJ. Her term will begin July 1, 2021.

Mrs. Lynch has 20 years teaching experience and has been here at St. Matthias for three years. She holds an Undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Scranton and a Master’s in Education from Georgian Court University. She is presently working on her Supervisory Certification at St. Peter’s University.

According to Fr. Abraham Orapankal, Pastor of St. Matthias, “Mrs. Lynch brings an enthusiasm and a commitment to Catholic education, as well as a deep love for St. Matthias School that is obvious from just a brief encounter with her. She begins this next chapter of her life here at St. Matthias with great passion and commitment to the task ahead.”

The appointment announcement was met with much joy. Mrs. Lynch responded, “It is truly an honor for me to accept this position and lead this amazing school into the future.”

St. Matthias School has been operating in-person, full-time, five days/week throughout this pandemic year. The school is in the process of installing brand new, state-of-the-art Promethean Interactive Display Boards in every grade, thanks to generous donations from the community. The school also offers 1-to-1 Chromebooks for its students, starting in Kindergarten.

The school is currently accepting registration applications from new students from Pre-K3 through 8th grade. To learn more, visit the “Admissions” tab at Tuition assistance information is also available under the Admissions tab. The school also offers “Before Care” and “After Care” programs that wrap around the school day. St. Matthias School is located at 170 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in Somerset.

St. Matthias School, in partnership with the Catholic Community of Saint Matthias and the school families, provides an educational foundation that celebrates diversity, and nurtures students to develop moral values and life skills. The School strives to engage each student spiritually and academically in a Christ-centered environment, to prepare them to live as disciples and citizens. As a result, 99% of SMS graduates attend college.  Click here for a quick tour of St. Matthias School.

Listen to Fr. Abraham’s Podcast

Ever wonder what it is like to be a pastor during Holy Week? How about life as a Pastor in a pandemic? On this Palm Sunday, Tara Smith and Jerry Wutkowski from the Diocesan Office of Communications, sat down with Fr. Abraham Orapankal, Pastor of St. Matthias Parish, Somerset, to discuss the lessons of the year and how implementing communications tools have become the gifts in sharing the Gospel Message. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.

New Promethian Interactive Display Boards for St. Matthias School

Thank you to everyone who donated on “GivingTuesday” and on the “Day of Giving” to help us purchase Promethian Display Boards for our classrooms.  Our goal is to install one board in every classroom.  If you would like to help us reach our goal, click on this link to view the video featuring the Promethian Display Boards and to help us reach our goal!



St. Matthias Amazon Link

St. Matthias has joined the Amazon Associate program.  This provides a larger commission than Amazon Smile.  Every time you go to shop on Amazon, please first go to our Amazon page and click on any link.  Then continue shopping as you normally would.  This small step can make a big difference.  Thank you!