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Parish Activities

Variety Show Fundraiser

May 25 from 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Get your tickets from the parish office for $10 or $12 at the door.

Spring Cleaning – We have too much stuff.

St. Rose – Saturday – June 1st and June 8th 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

St. Matthews – Saturday – July 6th, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

We will be contacting all ministries requiring storage space to help with the clean up (Art & Environment, Buildings & Maintenance, Women’s Society, Religious Education, KOC 9176 representatives and others).   

Because of the number of items in St. Rose’s garage, clean up will take place between two Saturday mornings.  A dumpster will be rented as required for both worship sites. 

We are looking for volunteers to help with the clean up.  Please contact the parish office or Tom Paisley from the Revitalization Committee if you are interested in helping at either worship site.

Spring Alpha 2024

 

Thursday evening starting April 4th for 11 weeks, ending June 13th at St. Matthews Worship Site – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. 

Although our Alpha is well underway with 25 guests anyone is welcome to join us for supper and then stay and watch the video with us. After the 3rd session the small groups have formed and are closed to new guests.

Religious Education Classes

 

Sunday Morning 10:00 am – before the 11:00 am Mass at St. Matthews Worship Site. Registration for the Fall classes will start mid August 2024.

St. Matthews Worship Site – Stations of the Cross Clean Up

The Revitalization Committee are looking for volunteers to help with the clean up of the Stations of the Cross behind St. Matthews Worship site.   It would be ideal if we had 14 groups with each taking on a station much like how the area was first built back in the year 2000.

Plans for 2024

Over the last 20+ years the trees have grown 20 feet taller making the area very dark and gloomy.  It would be a great start if we removed all of the brush, deadwood and ugly trees that offer no beauty and are blocking the sun.  Then we could rent a chipper to make use of the wood.  The chips could be used for areas around the Stations and the excess given to parishners.

Future Plans

Paint the crosses and fix the bases.   Add a few benches. Now that more is known about deer resistance plants, greenery that the deer hate will be planted. It should be a peaceful serene place to pray and worship.

St. Augustine’s Memorial Coins – Still Available

We are fortunate to have beautiful memorial coins available for parishioners to purchase in memory of our St. Augustine Church.   If you missed getting one there are still coins available at the Medicine Shop in Grand Bay-Westfield and at the Parish Office for the low price of $3.00.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – Every Wednesday Morning

Attention all knitters and crocheters!   Come and join others just like you on Wednesday’s from 10 am to 12 pm at the rectory hall, 279 Nerepis Road, Grand Bay-Westfield. If you cannot knit or crochet we will train you.  Just show up.  We have needles and yarn available and patterns for beginners. Contact Jill Robillard if interested 506-639-0007.  For more information link to Outreach Ministries – Prayer Shawl.

Wednesday Evening Cribbage

Attention all crib players!  For $10 you can play eight rounds of crib every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm at St. Matthews Hall.  You do not require a partner to play.  There are prizes for 1st place, 2nd place, 24 hand, 28 hand, 29 hand, and a quarter game for last place.  Refreshments are served when the prizes are awarded.  Come and try your luck.