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New Year's Eve Dinner Dance

Posted on November 19, 2019 in: General News

Mark your calendars and get your tickets! The New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance is always a crowd pleaser! 6:30 PM - Doors Open 7:30 PM - Dinner is Served 8:30 pm to 12:30 am THE SCOTT LAYTHAM and KARL “Trickee” HOLMES DUO $30 per person - includes dinner, favors, snacks, set-ups, champagne toast. BYOB or beer and wine available at $2.00 per drink. For tickets or further information call: Sandy (314)544-2162 after 3 pm or the Parish Office (314)892-7500 Or email smaevents2017@yahoo.com Tickets go on sale November 1, 2019

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“…Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might imitate us.” (2 Thessalonians 3:9) Most people who live a grateful and generous lifestyle don’t go around bragging about it. But through their actions and words, others do take notice. They notice because of the joy and peace that results and other people desire this in their own life. Know that the way you live your life may be the only interaction others have with our Catholic faith.

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“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word."       (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) There are two important lessons here. First, we are called to be generous with our encouragement and hope. As God shows us mercy, we must be merciful to others. Second, joy is contagious! The joy we receive from doing good works not only strengthens us, it encourages others as well. Share the joy of living your faith whenever you can.

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“But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor, and if I extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.' " (Luke 19:8) We are all called to gratefully give back to the Lord in proportion to the blessings we have been given. This means everyone isn’t called to give the same amount, but is called to give equal sacrifice. No amount is too small or insignificant! Open your heart, how is God calling you to be more generous with your financial resources and possessions?

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“…for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14) Pride and ego is the root cause of most of our sins. Thinking your time is so valuable, your talent is better than anyone else and your money gives you status is another way of making those things “gods” before God. Remember all those gifts were God-given. Instead we should be humbled by God’s abundant generosity and our hearts should overflow with gratitude.

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60th Anniversary Trivia Night

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: General News

An exciting night of fun, trivia, and getting together to celebrate 60 amazing years at St. Matthias is scheduled for Saturday, November 16. Several classes are using this opportunity for reunions, and a table of former teachers are coming to reminisce.  Tickets are $25 a person or $200 for a table of 8.   Doors will open at 6:00pm. Trivia begins at 7:00pm.   The evening will include 10 rounds of trivia, a silent auction, various raffles, and a 50/50.   Cash prize for 1st place table.   Mulligans may be purchased. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks of your choice.   ...

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“…proclaim the word, be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient...” (2 Timothy 4:2) It is not always convenient to be a good steward, especially when all the temptations of our busy and materialistic world get in the way. Now add our own pride and ego into the equation and living a stewardship lifestyle may be downright uncomfortable! Remember, God didn’t call us to be comfortable. He called us to be faithful.

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“Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” (Luke 17:18) Most of us live “easy” lives. We have food, shelter, and clothing. We go on vacation every year and own a car or two. Most of us take this all for granted. Did you ever notice that people with the least amount of possessions are usually the most grateful? Shouldn’t this be the other way around? Take time every day and thank God for all He has given you.

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“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7) Many of us compartmentalize our Faith, we bring it out only when we attend Mass or when we attend a parish event. Being a good steward requires discipline and striving to put God first in everything, all the time. The next time you are at a neighborhood party, at work or out shopping, would your actions signal to others that you are a good and faithful servant of our Lord?

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Grass Trimmer Volunteers Needed!

Posted on September 27, 2019 in: General News

Due to health difficulties two of our volunteer grass trimmers have had to retire or take a leave.  We are looking for replacements.  If you are willing to offer a few hours a month to help with the upkeep the parish grounds please contact the Parish Office (314-892-7500). 

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“My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established…” (Luke 16:25-26) When God created the world He declared that it was good and He gave it to all mankind for us to enjoy. However, over the years we have created a chasm between those who have great gifts and those who do not. In today’s Gospel we see that with our own generosity we must bridge that gap between those who have much and those who have little or we may ...

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Flea Market - Call for Vendors!
Vendors, Reserve Your Booth Today! $20 each 8' table Space must be prepaid All rentals are final - no refunds for cancellations NOTE: Your space will not be reserved until payment is received. We reserve the right to approve all spaces. No firearms or weapons of any kind will be allowed on Concession Stand Open Non-Smoking Environment Questions:  Contact Sheila Brown (314) 952-8336  

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PSRS Celebration

Posted on May 21, 2019 in: General News

PSRS Celebration
On Saturday May 18, 2019 we celebrated 60 years of our parish. I have been priviledged to share almost half of the history as I started to attend daily Mass right after Fr. Kester moved to St. Matthias. We were members of a spiritiual support group prior to his assignment as pastor. Saturday we had another wonderful Confirmation Class from our parish represent our hopes in making a difference and bringing hope and healing to our community.  These four students were baptized here thirteen and fourteen years ago.  These students received their First Penance ...

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In 2019, St. Matthias Parish will be celebrating 60 years of service to the church and the people of  Mehlville. An Anniversary Committee is planning many ways to celebrate this important achievement.  In the past we have celebrated parish anniversaries by planning pilgrimages to Catholic shrines around the United States and the world. That tradition will continue for our 60th anniversary with a pilgrimage to the Catholic shrines of Poland.  Just one of the famous shrines to be visited will be the Black Madonna of Josna Gora located in Chestochova, Poland.  The planned dates for this pilgrimage...

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Golden Achiever 2019 Trips

Posted on March 30, 2019 in: General News

May 13-15 Saints n Sinners: Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Belterra Casino.   $419.00 double   $395.00 Triple  $540.00 Single  Sign-up deadline extended until April 15. Aug 13 Gateway Arch, Federal Reserve, Old Court House and Ball Park Village for Lunch. Sept 17-18 Downstream Casino and  Tour of Joplin, Missouri $199.00 double   $199.00 Triple   $230.00 Single Sign-up deadline with $100 deposit is June 6. Final payment due August 1. Oct 24 Tour Kimmswick Missouri & Blue Owl for Lunch Nov 12-14   Christmas in Branson Missouri $...

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Breakfast Prayer

Posted on March 30, 2019 in: Prayers with Purpose

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us this day. May this meal be blessed as we gather to celbrate together. May your love be shared amongst us as we enjoy the gift of fellowship. May we remember to give out the grace and forgiveness that you have freely given us. And may we always give thanks for your sacrificial love.  Amen

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Recently Pat and Kathy O'Donnell were featured in a Catholic Gateway Podcast. They talked about their experience with ACA and explained "their story." Take a listen when you click the "Read More" link below.

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2018 ACA Tell Your Story

Posted on April 05, 2018 in: General News

Pat O'Donnell and volunteers will be accepting pledge cards at up coming masses for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal. So many families and organizations are telling their story of how much the kindness from those that support the Annual Catholic Appeal means to them.  See the benefits of your charity and generosity in action by clicking "read more" below.   

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Parish Census

Posted on August 15, 2017 in: General News

Help us to ensure that we have the most up to date records! Please download and print both pages of the census form and return them to the parish office either via the Sunday collection or stop by in person. This form may look familar as we have also included it in our August newsletter. Members of your household older than 18 should fill out an individual form. Thanks for helping us to update our records!

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Almighty and eternal God, You blessed the union of married couples so that they might reflect  the union of Christ with his Church: look with kindness on them. Renew their marriage covenant, increase your love in them, and strengthen their bond of peace so that, with their children, they may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Back to School Collection

Posted on July 24, 2017 in: General News

On the weekends of July 29-30 and August 5-6 in the Narthex, the Knights of Columbus Council 742 and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring the collection of various school supplies for needy children. Items needed: crayons pencils pens folders binders markers note books loose leaf paper scissors glue back packs lunch boxes   These items will be donated to St. Patrick's Center. Please place your items in the designated bin. If you are making a donation by check, please make the check out to the Knights of Columbus Council 742. O...

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The baby’s crying, the dog is whining, and you need to leave for work in five minutes. Finding time for prayer can seem impossible. Amid the busyness of family life, how can one respond to God’s ongoing invitation to speak with and listen to him? Here are ten pointers to help you do just that. Pray as you can, not as you can’t. God calls most Christians to an active life in the world, with family, work and community responsibilities. Such a call, while holy, does not usually allow for long periods of prayer and reflection. Lay people can become discouraged when they try to pray like a cloistered con...

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Our St. Vincent de Paul Society puts together food baskets on a regular basis for the poor. August food baskets need the following items: Cereal Pasta Sauce Soups Canned Fruits Rice Paper Towels Detergent Bar Soap Toothpaste Dish soap Please place the items in the collection bins outside church. Your help is much appreciated!        

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White House Retreat

Posted on July 06, 2017 in: General News

Someone once said, "Retreats are for those people who are cramming for their final exams." I ask you, "When are your finals?"If you would like information about a white House Retreat the weekend of August 24th, please contact Pat O'Donnell.

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Corpus Christi: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ  On the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, we give special honor to Jesus, truly present in the most Blessed Sacrament of the altar. As Catholics, we worship the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, both during Mass and outside of Mass. We are encouraged to spend time in prayer before the Lord in the Eucharist. Many parishes offer regular exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance. We may also choose to visit the church at other times to adore the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle. In his apostolic exhortation The Sacrame...

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Happy Father's Day! Dad's are awesome and here are some hints to being even more awesome!

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O blessed Saint Anthony! The grace of God has made thee a powerful advocate in all necessities, and the patron for the restoration of things lost or stolen. To thee I turn today with childlike love and heartfelt confidence. Oh, how many thousands hast thou miraculously aided in the recovery of lost goods! Thou wast the counselor of the erring, the comforter of the afflicted, the healer of the sick, the raiser of the dead, the deliverer of the captive, the refuge of the afflicted. To thee do I hasten, O blessed Saint Anthony! Help me in my present affliction. I recommend what I have lost to thy care, in the secure hope tha...

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There are several trip opportunities coming up sponsored by Golden Achievers. Please contact Paula Kunz for more information. Trips are open to all Golden Achievers members. We also invite our parish family, other parishes, friends and family's to join us.  Nashville, Tennessee for the Sights and Sounds of Music City Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, September 14, 2017 Ryman Auditorium, Santa Fe Cattle Company for dinner, Grand Ole Opry, guided tour of Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Special program at Margaritaville and dinner, Hermitage home of Andrew Jackson, Loveless Cafe for lunch...

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Pentecost Sunday

Posted on June 02, 2017 in: Church Beliefs

The symbols - wind, fire and tongues - are not arbitrary.  Each tells us something about God and his mysterious work in the world. Wind - The word is used elsewhere in Scripture to designate a person's "breath" or "spirit".  The Holy Spirit is said to have been "like wind" because the Spirit is the Church's breath. This divine breath gives the Church an astonishing power of self-renewal.  The Church has suffered greatly from sinful members and leaders, yet, time and again,  she has risen, through the power of this divine Spirit-breath, renewed and purified. ...

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Merciful Father, we ask your blessing on all we do to build a culture of life. Hear our prayers for those impacted by the death penalty. We pray for all people, that their lives and dignity as children of a loving God may be respected and protected in all stages and circumstances. We pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience our love and support and find comfort in your compassion and in the promise of eternal life. We pray for those on death row, that their lives may be spared, that the innocent may be freed and that the guilty may come to acknowledge their faults and seek reconcil...

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In the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Jesus, addressing God the Father says, “And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world while I am coming to you.” Think about the ways that Christ remains present in the world and consider ways you can help make his presence felt. 

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What's New on the Website

Posted on May 24, 2017 in: General News

There are some new features on the parish website! No need to scroll through years of Sunday Bulletins. We have reversed the order so now the newest bulletin is listed at the top. You can also access the monthly newsletters that are mailed to all parishioners.  Each week will include new articles, some may have been featured in our weekly bulletin. We have added a new feature called "Add Meaning to Your Sunday Reading" which includes a link to the Lectio Divina you can print for reflection. "Church Beliefs" will include different teachings and helpful explanations about items we value as Ca...

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On behalf of those we serve, the St. Vincent de Paul Society thanks everyone for the overwhelming support for this year's "40 Cans for Lent" food drive. This year 3,225 items were donated. A special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for their support. Also thanks to those who continue to donate funds to our poor box in the back of church.

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Generosity Prevails Again!

Posted on May 17, 2017 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus, Catholic Financial Life, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, and St. Matthias Quilters would like to thank everyone for their generous support of the Birthright Counseling, St. Louis Fundraiser and Bake Sale. A total of $3,883 will be given to the South County Birthright Counseling Office.  

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2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Posted on February 16, 2017 in: General News

Every year St. Matthias offers a pilgrimage to holy shrines throughout the world for the spiritual and intellectual development of parishioners and friends. The next pilgrimage will take place January 16-25, 2018. There is no better way to understand the Gospels than to see, feel and walk in the places where Jesus actually walked, taught, lived, died and rose from the dead - the Holy Land. On the third day in the Holy Land a visit is made to Tel Beth She’an where a huge Roman city of the time of Jesus is being excavated. In the Old Testament (1 Samuel 31:10-12) Beth She’an is mentioned as the place where ...

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