60th Anniversary Fundraising Update

Dear Fellow Parishioners and Friends,

We are more than halfway to reaching our fundraising goal of $200,000. Our sincere thanks to all who have already donated to this fundraiser. Your generosity has helped us reach this point. We are excited to start the bathroom construction and other renovation projects this summer. The opportunity to donate to this fundraiser continues.

A donation progress thermometer is on display in the church vestibule along with fundraiser information letters and envelopes. Additional letters and donation envelopes are available at all church exits and in the parish office. Be well and be blessed.

60th Anniversary Fundraising Committee

Part-Time Administrative Assistant Needed

St. Matthias Church is looking for a part-time administrative assistant with management experience. Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Assist with the day-to-day operation of the parish.
  • Maintain the parish calendar and schedule events.
  • Serve as the point of contact for funerals and weddings.
  • Proactive management of vendors.
  • Work with maintenance supervisor ordering parts, supplies, and scheduling appointments.
  • Maintain office inventory and complete other general office duties.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office.Excellent office and interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills, both in person and on the phone a must.

Please send your resume to: Mary Pat Burke-Grospin, Business Administrator at  mpburke-grospin@stmatthias.net

60th Anniversary Fundraiser

Dear Fellow Parishioners and Friends,

The 60th Anniversary Fundraising team and Father Abraham would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who have already donated to this special fundraiser to repair, renovate, and restore our Church.

A donation progress thermometer, donation envelopes, and a fundraiser information letter are available in the church vestibule. Donation envelopes are also available at all the Church exits. Information regarding the ways you can donate is also provided.

With your support, we are confident that we will raise the funds needed to complete these projects. If you have any questions, please call Mary Jo Loboda at the parish office at 732-828-1400.

For more information about the 60th Anniversary Fundraising please visit: www.stmatthias.net/60fund

St. Matthias School HSA is organizing its first Blood Drive!

Did you know that 1 blood donation saves THREE LIVES?!

February was American Heart Month and the St. Matthias School HSA is organizing its first Blood Drive!  We have been asked to gather interest before booking a date and time, so please let us know if you would be interested in donating.

SMS families receive 1 hour toward their 4-hour commitment.

To register to let us know you’re interested, please click here.


A Note of Gratitude for Your Generosity.

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:

The church’s campaign had 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. On November 29th as we continued the second part of last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign: Spiritual Tech Connect. We thankfully reached 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.

60th Anniversary Cookbooks and Ornaments for Christmas!

Looking for that perfect gift for the person who has everything? Need a hostess gift? Bridal Shower? New Home? For that extra gift for the unexpected recipient?

Then pick up a 60th Anniversary Cookbook for only $20 or a 60th Anniversary Ornament for only $10!!

They will be on sale after all Masses this weekend. If you haven’t picked up your pre-ordered book, you can also do that at these events!! Don’t miss out on the delicious recipes!!

What is Monastic Monday?

Monastic Monday is a day set apart each week for Contemplative practice as a way for parishioners to come together in a non-reactive way, developing a connection with God in personal prayer with an interior silence. Contemplative practice also helps assure that if more of us tend to our inner lives, then our collaboration and ministry will be deeper and less beset by ego, fragmentation and division.

Our parishioners who attended the recent Retreat/presentation by Msgr. Joe Kerrigan had a taste of contemplative practice, and were very touched to hear about Monastic Mondays in his parish of St. Joseph in Bound Brook, and were interested in attending one. Msgr. Kerrigan is inviting us to his parish on December 19 for a Monastic Monday experience of contemplative prayer. I encourage anyone interested to attend. Click here to know what to expect that day.