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“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?”   JOHN 6:9 The miracle of the Loaves and Fishes carries two important messages.  First, no matter how little we have, we always have enough to share.  Second, C...

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“He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” MARK 6:31 Do you spend time, every day, alone and in silence listening to how God is calling you?  If not, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to develop a more personal relationshi...

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“He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts.” MARK 6:8  Imagine taking nothing but a stick when you go on a trip.  The Apostles must have really trusted in God’s providential care.  Thin...

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“As the Lord spoke to me, the spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to me, ‘Son of man, I am sending you…’”   EZEKIEL 2:2-3 God has a plan for each of us.  He calls us to do something for Him.  But, He ...

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DINE IN OR CARRY OUT Dinners (Entrée & 2 sides) Ala Carte Pork Steak $12.00 Pork Steak $7.00 Pork Steak Sandwich $8.00 Chicken Breast $10.00 Chicken Breast $6.00 Hamburger $6.00 Hamburger $5.00 Hot Dog (Jumb...

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“…as a matter of equality your abundance at the present time should supply their want, so that their abundance may supply your want, that there may be equality.”  - 2 CORINTHIANS 8:14 One of the tenants of living a grateful and generous lifestyle is giving without expectin...

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“He asked them, ‘Why are you terrified?  Do you not yet have faith?’”  – MARK 4:40 Do you really trust God?  Is God your first choice or last resort?  Is your faith something you just do on Sunday or do you live the Gospel message every day of the...

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During the last few weeks, many people in our parish have participated in the Annual Catholic Appeal. The Appeal is an important way for our Church to come together and share God’s blessings with others by sustaining the ministries and outreach efforts of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. ...

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Our masses in the Parish Center allowed the St. Matthias the Apostle community to meet each week at a greater capacity. We are now meeting each weekend in the church, and within the next few weeks, music books and holy water will be returning. Please be supportive of our friends and neighbors, espec...

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Yes, We are having a Fish Fry! They will be held every Friday during Lent except Good Friday. Due to COVID restrictions, we are having drive thru pick ups only. PREpare by PREordering and PREpaying -- your dinner will be waiting for you. Just tell us when you will be picking up. ...

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Meal Prayer During Advent

Posted on December 10, 2020 in: Prayers with Purpose

After the candle(s) of the household Advent Wreath are lit all say: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation: in the darkness and in the light. Blessed are you in this food and in our sharing. Blessed are you as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For the kingdom,...

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions this will be a Christmas like no other. At St. Matthias we will do everything possible to make it an enjoyable, prayerful, and holy experience. However, it will be necessary to do things differently this year. St. Matthias will be celebrating Christmas Eve Eucharist a...

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All social distancing and safety protocols recommended by the CDC and listed on the COVID-19 Mandates and Directives webpage are still in effect. Although The Office of Communications and Planning at the Archidiocese has received a number of complaints that some parishes are...

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Due to the need for "Social Distancing" we will, for the immediate future, be celebrating weekend masses in the gym of the Parish Center since it can hold more people.  Weekday masses will be celebrated in the church. See the FAQ from the Archdiocese for more information. 

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St. Matthias Weekly Update #1

Posted on April 14, 2020 in: General News

Please remember in your prayers the following members of our parish who have died over the Easter weekend:  Arnette Reeg  Thomas Niedbalski  The church will continue to be open for prayer from 9:00am – 12:00pm Monday – Friday until public masses resume. 

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Dear Parishioners: First and foremost, we hope you and your family are safe, healthy, and adhering to our government’s direction to safeguard you and others in our community. We are in uncharted territory for sure. While we cannot get together as a Catholic Community, technology provides...

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Keeping the Faith Amid COVID-19
This is a new, daily digital newsletter from OSV meant to help Catholics keep the Faith during this time of coronavirus. While parishes may be physically apart during this time, we want Catholics to be assured we are all in this together. Click the "Read More" button below to sign up fo...

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Prayer for a Pandemic

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: Prayers with Purpose

Prayer For A Pandemic May we who are merely inconvenienced  Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or maki...

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All public celebrations of the liturgy, as well as Liturgy of the Hours, Stations of the Cross, and all other group services, Bible studies and activities are to cease beginning immediately. The duty for priests is to continue celebrating Masses “sine populo”, and should i...

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“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) God calls all of us to leave behind our old ways and to follow Him, placing our complete trust in Him. Some of the old ways that we may have to struggle to ...

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“It is written: The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.” (Matthew 4:10) Tempted between the riches and power of this world and service to God, Jesus chose service to His Father. If we wish to truly follow Jesus, we, too, must decide to turn away from world...

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“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Matthew 5:44) Love your enemies, easier said than done, no doubt. But, remember, the foundation of stewardship is prayer. When we are in close communication with God, it opens our heart and it turns ou...

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“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.” (John 4:13) Jesus reminds us that material things, even something as basic as water, can never satisfy us for long. When we build our lives around material possessions, we always want more. True Joy and Peace only comes when...

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“Wives, be subordinate to your husbands…Husbands, love your wives…Children, obey your parents in everything…Fathers, do not provoke your children…” (Colossians 3:18-21) Pope Francis said that families, through their life of prayer and love, become "sch...

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“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.” (Matthew 1:24) Putting our complete trust in the Lord without expecting anything in return. Striving to put God first in all things and follow Him wherever He may lead us.  As ...

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“You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.” (James 5:8) Patience is another one of those things many of us struggle with. We want things to go according to our plan and our schedule. Any change brings anxiety and fear. Through dail...

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“Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Matthew 3:10) Do you bear good fruit for Christ? Or, do you spend your time, talent, and treasure constantly acquiring more toys, clutter, and junk. Our time, our talent, and our tre...

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“Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come." (Matthew 24:42) People who have had health issues or near-death experiences generally have a greater appreciation for each day being a gift from God. The rest of us usually take for granted that we will be a...

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"….giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.” (Colossians 1:12) God wants us to be happy! Instead of looking at the Ten Commandments as being restrictive and telling us what we can’t do, look at them as guides...

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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 not...

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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 impo...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 f...

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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 ...

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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 l...

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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 t...

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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...

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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 allow...

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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 ...

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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 Cathol...

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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. S...

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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 t...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, th...

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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...

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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...

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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 collec...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 f...

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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 &...

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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 ...

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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 pre...

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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 art...

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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 contin...

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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 C...

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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 ...

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