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Living In Faith Together (LIFT)

A small Christian Community is comprised of 6-8 people who come together to share faith and fellowship for six weeks during the Fall and Lent.

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Employment Ministry

We seek to share our time and talent to serve those in our community who work and those who want to work. Our mission is to provide a connection between work and our spirituality, to provide pathways for those who see fulfillment in their work, to provide job search support for those who are seeking employment and to provide support to those who wish to advance, change jobs or change careers. If you need help or guidance from this ministry or would like to join the ministry team, please call us.

To join the St. Matthias Career Networking Group (SMCNG):

Filipino-American Association of St. Matthias (FAASM)

FAASM is an active ministry dedicated to bringing our ethnically diverse community together by promoting the Filipino culture through the sharing of time, talent and treasure.

Our goals are to witness and live out the Good News of Jesus Christ through prayer, volunteering throughout the community and actively participating at all parish events and functions and to share our Filipino heritage with the parish community as a contribution to the cultural diversity of our parish.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a family-oriented men’s organization based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knights sponsor numerous family, church, youth, community, and council activities. They volunteer their services at the St. Matthias carnival and Church picnic. Business meetings are held the first Thursday of the month. Social meetings are held the third Thursday of the month.

St. Matthias KoC Website:
http://www.stmatthiaskofc.com

Moms, Infants, & Tots (MITs)

Members gather weekly to meet other moms, offer one another support and let children socialize. Childcare volunteers play with, read to and do simple crafts with the children (infant through preschool age) while moms meet in the next room. Refreshments are served and there is an open discussion of the weekly topic in a very casual atmosphere. The group meets every Friday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM through the school year in the Parish Office.

Rosary Altar Society

1st Row: Ann Devlin, Dot McLoughlin, Maureen Rees, Myrna Gavilanes
2nd Row: Ruth Skopyak, Hildegarde Scheurle, Wynes Roga, Rita Stuewe, Fran Johnson, Pat
Lawyer, Rose Marie LaTorre.
Back Row: Barbara Konig, Marge McManus, Anna Simpson, Mary Ann Vetter, Geri Wislock,
Jane Fisher

Not pictured:
Claudette Gaspard, Barbara Agin, Sara Alford, Mabel Arinzeh, Maripearl Brooks,
Jackie Brown, Barbara Cooney, Barbara Collins, Pat Cullen, Jean DiCosola, Mary Dolan,
Mary Eads, Racquel Fishbach, Marion Fisher, Anne Marie Francis, Betty Francis,Gladys Cruz, Amie Gallagher, Emma Gergely, Christina Goldberg, Ellen Junas, Hedy Kayden, Eileen King,
Tina Loughlin, Sue Lyons, Kay Manzo, Rose Ann Martinez, Dorothy McGrath, Audrey Menendez, Ursula Morganberger, Eleanore Nagy, Donna Navatkoski, Joanne O'Hearn, Ellin Ossandon,
Mary Petrine, Mary Phillipuk, Roseann Podlaski, Eugenia Pritchard, Flo Raup, Chris Retz,
Kathy Rezac, Ann Ritchick, Wendy Ritchick, Elvira Rodek, Cheryl Sandford, Elaine Schaar,
Mae Schunk, Pat Sellinger, Helen Shanosky, Mary Ann Strosser, Carol Mil, Mary
Sullivan, Barbara Szucs, Pat Toland, Rose Trimarchi, Michelle Vacchio, Connie Vassanella, Jeannine Walker, Maria Wenceslao, Susan Young, Joyce Zaborowski.

The Rosary Altar Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month to recite the rosary and discuss various yearly functions, including speakers, fundraisers, and social outings. The Society hopes to inspire women (18 and older) to devotion to the Blessed Mother and dedication to God,through charitable acts and frequent recitation of the rosary. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, September through May at 8:00PM. Members of the Society volunteer their time on many necessary occasions.

St. Martin de Porres Society

The St. Martin de Porres society promotes unity in Christ within and among the entire Parish community by encouraging dialogue, understanding, and awareness of Black Catholic cultural differences and contributions. The Society provides a unique cultural diversity to special liturgies throughout the year, such as the celebration of the Feast of St. Martin de Porres in November, and Black History Month Mass in February.

Twelve Step Groups for AA

Wednesday and Friday Nights
Al-Anon - Friday Nights

Parish History Ministry

The Parish History Ministry is a small group of parishioners who meet regularly and are compiling historic information, pictures, programs and memorabilia to catalog for our parish archives. If you have anything pertaining to the history of St. Matthias such as a photo, newspaper article, prayer card, or souvenirs from a parish event, please consider donating these things to our archives. We would be most grateful for your donations and your ideas. IF your interest is in past history, please join us.

Talent Temps

This new ministry bridges special needs for our ministries with parishioners who are looking to share their time and talent on an occasional basis. Without a permanent commitment, volunteers are free to provide services like helping to prepare the church for liturgical events, staffing an information table after Mass, greeting people at large events, and many other activities. We will contact you when your services are needed, and you get to choose if the chance and time to participate are right for you.

Parish Picnic Committee

As a way to celebrate our community, this committee plans an “all-parish” picnic each year, typically held in the fall. Great music, games and food are offered at a nominal cost -- it is a great time to enjoy friends, family and New Jersey’s Indian Summer. The committee typically gathers shortly prior to the picnic date.