Christmas Season Mass Schedule 2022

 

Saturday, Dec. 24th  –  Christmas Eve

4:00 PM Church

4:00 PM Cafeteria

6:30 PM  Church

12 Midnight Mass

 

Sunday, Dec. 25  –  Christmas

10:00AM Church

12:00PM Church

 

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022   –  New Year’s Eve – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

5:00PM Vigil Mass

 

Sunday, January 1, 2023  –  New Year’s Day  –   Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

10:00AM Mass

12:00PM Mass

 

Sunday, January 8, 2023  –  The Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday 5:00PM Mass

Sunday 8:00AM, 10:00AM & 12:00PM Masses,

1:15PM Franklin High School

Madrigals (Church)

 

Giving Tree 2022 – Volunteers Needed!

 

This weekend, DECEMBER 10TH & 11TH, is the last weekend that gifts will be collected!

Thank you to everyone that has already donated a gift to the organizations listed on our Giving Tree.  If you haven’t donated yet but would still like to, this weekend is the final weekend to drop off your presents.  GIFT CARDS should be dropped directly into the collection basket. Please be sure to SECURE all ornaments to the outside of the package. Without the tag, we have no way of knowing where or to whom the package is to be delivered. If you prefer online shopping, please visit our Virtual Giving Tree for additional direct shipping options.

St. Matthias parishioners have always been generous.  If you have an hour to spare on Monday morning, December 12th, to assist with the delivery of gifts, please contact Joanne Diana at (732) 322-6270 or email her at j-diana@comcast.net.

Spread The Light! Come Visit Our Christmas Trees.

On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022, following the 5:00 PM Mass our beautiful Christmas trees were blessed and lit.   The trees will remain lit every night from 6:00 PM until midnight, through the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6, 2023.  People are welcome to come to visit the trees and read the plaques throughout this time.  Everyone driving by on JFK Boulevard will be reminded of the hope and peace that breaks into our darkness at Christmas time.

For a directory of the Christmas trees, please click here or visit https://www.stmatthias.net/treedirectory/.

Join Us for Blessing of the Christmas Trees!

We will bless and light the trees on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022, following the 5:00 PM Mass.  The trees will remain lit every night from 6:00 PM until midnight, through the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6, 2023.  People are welcome to come to visit the trees and read the plaques throughout this time.  And everyone driving by on JFK Boulevard will be reminded of the hope and peace that breaks into our darkness at Christmas time.

For a directory of the Christmas trees please click here or visit https://www.stmatthias.net/treedirectory/.

GivingTuesday 2022

 

On GivingTuesday 2022 — Tuesday, November 29, 2022 —

Thank you to our amazing community for their generosity and support during Giving Tuesday. We appreciate you! For anyone who would still like to give, it’s not too late. Every donation — no matter how small — helps!

St. Matthias continued two GivingTuesday campaigns this year:

The church’s campaign has two goals: 1) To raise funds for monitors and equipment to project text and videos inside the church, and 2) To raise funds to purchase and install permanent live-streaming equipment so we can continue to livestream our Masses and other services to spiritually connect our entire community, especially our homebound parishioners and family members and friends unable to participate in-person. Please join us November 29th as we continue the second part of last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign: Spiritual Tech Connect. We hope to reach our goal of $13,748, so we can set up the new media for a better liturgical experience in person and online.

Donate in one of two ways:

  • By check: please make the check payable to “St. Matthias Church” and write “Church Giving Tuesday” in the memo line.
  • Via Parish Giving by clicking on Give Now (or log in if you have an account), click on Fundraising, then select: Restricted Gifts-Church-Giv Tue

Does your employer offer a matching gift? If so, please let them know of your donation!

Questions? Contact Mary Jo Loboda at mjloboda@stmatthias.net.