Cubs vs. Reds Baseball Outing
Cubs vs. Reds, 12:05pm start. We will have a family friendly pre-game party in the gym, including food for everyone and a bouncy castle for the kids. Please use form available for download on the school website: stmatthiasschool.org, or stop by the school office for more information.
Looking For An ’L’ Of a Good Time
Join us for the our ’L’ OF A HUNT el ride scavenger hunt. Object of the hunt is to gather all the clues in the shortest amount of time. Chicago trivia and rides along the Brown line are part of the fun. The cost is $200 per team with four people to a team. We already have a number of teams in place, but there is always room for more. After a late afternoon of scavenger hunting, you will return to the Church Hall for a party that will include food, music, libations, and prizes. For more information please call Terry Tuohy at 773-968-6434.
Divine Mercy Novena Schedule
Our hourly Divine Mercy Novenas in the Church during Holy Week will now be followed by daily and weekly Divine Mercy Novenas.
Weekly Novena, Thursdays
STARTING APRIL 19, 8:30 & 11:30 AM
Novenas will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Benediction. For more information, contact Deacon Roland Merced, 773-315-7159.
Contributions Made Easily Online
During this time when so many of you provide such generous donations to sustain the great work of this parish, we ask you to please consider making your donation through GiveCentral. com. It is safe, secure, easy to sign up, and a great way for us and you to record and track contributions.
March 2012 Monthly Collections
Once a month this column posts the monthly collections from the prior month. This allows the church to give the most accurate financial numbers to the congregation. Our monthly goal will vary based on the number of Sundays in the month. You may check out archived months on the parish website, stmatthiaschicago.com.
In April the staff of St. Matthias Church and School will be working on the 2012-2013 budget. Once the budget has been approved by the Archdiocese, we will be using this space to explain the costs of running a parish. Currently, the financial goal is $8,000 a week from collections and electronic giving. This number is a simple division of a budget of $416,000 divided by 52 weeks a year. The short fall of the budget is made up through fundraising, bequests, and donations. At times when we have not collected all the money necessary to run the parish, we have had to borrow form the Archdiocese. Our goal in 2012-2013 is to meet budget and not have to borrow.
Fundraising is imperative for the church. We are about to begin planning meetins for our largest and most successful event “The Friends of the Grape (FOG).” If you are interesting in being on a FOG committee, please give me a call at 773-968-6434.
Finally, we are looking for tech savvy volunteers (high school kid looking for service hours preferred) to help with’ L‘ of a Hunt. If you can volunteer this coming Saturday afternoon or evenings this week, please contact Terry Tuohy at 773-968-6434.