Rest in Peace, Deacon John Murphy
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Deacon John Murphy. Deacon Murphy died on August 3rd and his funeral Mass will be here at Saint Matthew's on Monday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. We express our deepest condolences to Deacon's wife Carol, their sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. The parish and community will truly miss this gentle and kind man. Rest in God's peace, Deacon. We will miss you.
Beloved Husband, Father, and Minister to many, Deacon John Lewis Murphy, age 86, of Mendota Heights, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on Friday, August 3. He was born in Millarton, North Dakota on November 22, 1931 to Leo and Mamie (nee Lilley) Murphy. Deacon John is survived by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Carol Ann (nee Tschida); sons, Patrick Michael and John James (Jeanne) Murphy; grandchildren, Kallie and Jess (Jackie) Murphy; great-grandchildren, Ella Grace and Avery Clare Murphy; sisters, Patricia (late Dave) Orlady, and Bette Jo (Frank) Lang; brother, James (Betty) Murphy; sisters-in-law, Lorraine (late Jay) Hamilton, Marilyn (late Eugene) Gonsowski, and Dorothy (late Ron) Doyle; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jim; sisters, Rosemary and husband Bill Bennett, Colleen and husbands Myron Haroldson and George Mastel; brothers, Leo and wife Kay; and Thomas J. Murphy; mother-in-law, Dolores (nee Kammerer) and husbands, Thomas Tschida and Elmer Schuster, and brother-in-law, Thomas Tschida. Deacon John served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, his family through his undying love and devotion, and his LORD through his Ministry in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Diaconate, graduating in 1984. He served as Deacon at the Church of St. Matthew for over 34 years, and 29 years on the Humboldt Campus of Cerenity Care Center. He will be forever loved and treasured. Visitation will be 3-6 PM, Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Klecatsky and Sons West Chapel, 1051 South Robert Street, West St. Paul, and 1 hour prior to 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, August 13 at the Church of St. Matthew, 510 Hall Avenue, St. Paul. Deacon John will be laid to rest with his son, Jim, in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, with Honors. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to the Church of St. Matthew or Redeemer Al-Anon. 651-457-6200
Worship and Prayer
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Volunteer Opportunities and Parish Needs
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!" – Isaiah 6:8
We need volunteers to continue the work of serving our parish and community. Currently we have 3 immediate opportunities and 4 continuing opportunities. Details here: st-matts.org/opportunities-needs
– Mary Leibl, Volunteer Coordinator
Faith Formation and Sacraments
CATECHETICAL SUNDAY CELEBRATION: 9/16/18, Mass at 10 AM, brunch to follow.
FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS: September 19, 2018, 6:30 PM.
There are still a few more weeks to enjoy summer vacation, but we are looking toward the start of school and our Faith Formation Program as well. St. Matthew's will have Faith Formation Registration the weekends of August 11-12 and August 25-26 following the Masses. You will have the opportunity to register your child(ren) for class in grades 1 through 8 and for 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation. Also, as a special note, if you have a school age child who will enter the Faith Formation program and has not yet been baptized, please call the Parish Office and speak to Linda Rivera to arrange baptism in the near future.
You may also register online here: st-matts.org/ff-register/
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Community of Saints Regional Catholic School News
Tuition Credit Available! $1,000 New Student Credit – any new K-8 student who enrolls in the 2018-2019 school year will receive a $1,000 credit. Additionally, need-based tuition assistance is available for all our families and these credits do not affect the amount of tuition assistance a family may receive.
25% Referral Credit – Current or new families who refer another family will receive a 25% tuition credit for the 2018-2019 school year if the family enrolls. Refer more than 1 family – receive an additional 10% for the 2018-2019 school year for each additional family. This credit does not affect the amount of need-based tuition assistance a family may receive. Referrals are credited per new family regardless of number of students in family.
Contact the school with any questions: 651-457-2510;