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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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Books, Books and More Books

Posted on May 30, 2017 in: General News

It is hard to believe but it is almost time to start donating books for the next St.  Matthias Book Fair that is scheduled for January 12-14, 2018.  We will begin accepting book donations on the weekend of June 4-5, 2017.  However, this year we will have a different donation process that will be easier for everyone. Instead of carrying the books to the Narthex of the church simply pull your car up to the “Reinhold Electric” trailer that is in the corner of the parking lot.  Before and after each of the weekend Eucharists (beginning June 4-5)  there will be someone at the trailer to r...

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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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Traditionally the Catholic Church has honored Mary, the mother of Jesus, during the month of May. Some parishes hold May processions—participants sing hymns about Mary, recite the Rosary, and crown a statue of Mary with a wreath of flowers. Some people believe, mistakenly, that Catholics worship Mary. Worship is reserved to God alone. From the earliest times, however, Christians have sought Mary’s prayers and help. They ask Mary to intercede on their behalf, which is entirely appropriate given Mary’s preeminent role in salva­tion history. The Church teaches that Mary is the first and the greates...

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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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9th Annual BBQ

Posted on May 04, 2017 in: General News

Ninth Annual St. Matthias the Apostle Barbeque Saturday, May 20, 2017 11 am to 6pm Dine In or Carry Out FREE DELIVERY WITHIN 5 MILE RADIUS until 5 pm For more information call:  (314) 544-2162 To place order for delivery the day of the BBQ call: (314) 560-2792 Dinners (EntrĂ©e & 2 sides) Ala Carte Pork Steak                 $9.00 Pork Steak                      ...

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