Friends of the Grape
OCTOBER 7, 12:30 PM
Mark your calendars for our signature parish fundraiser: Friends of the Grape (FOTG) in the School Hall and play lot. The FOTG committee met this past week, and we have set an ambitious goal of 500 paid guests. We are going to need everyone in the parish and school to think of friends, neighbors, and family to invite. We have some excellent suggestions of how to cut costs and increase revenue. The areas for the most growth are the auctions.
MAY 21, 7 PM: There will be an auction brainstorming session for Friends of the Grape in the rectory. If you have never gotten involved, or if you have a creative side, please consider attending. And as always, if you have any suggestions for a new food vendor or have special connections with wine distributors or vineyards, please let Terry Tuohy know at tuohyterry@ gmail.com, or 773-968-6434.
St. Scholastica Farewell Open
House MAY 27, 1:00—4:00 pm.
SSA Alumnae are invited to attend an open house. The building will be open for you to wander and reminisce. Some SSA memorabilia will be available for sale. www.scholasticacommunity.us if you would like to attend.
Looking for Flowers and Plant Donations
THE KEEHAN Community Garden can use some help. For the past three summers St. Matthias has been blessed with parishioners who have generously donated flowers, trees, fences and labor to make the garden a show place on the north side. This year we are in need of some annuals to be planted in the pots and gardens around the church, rectory and convent. If you are at the store buying your annual flowers please remember St. Matthias. All donations can be dropped off at the rectory.
Ann McIntee has done a fabulous job in turning a hill on the side of the rectory into a beautiful garden. At the same time she has expanded the rose garden and started some work at the convent, but she could use some help in maintaining the gardens. If you have a morning or afternoon available to do a little watering or weeding, your efforts would be greatly appreciated. Please call the rectory and they will direct you to Ann.
Consider Online Giving
The summer is fast approaching and with so many parishioner traveling we encourage all to sign up for on line giving. It is easy, effective and beneficial to the parish please visit Give Centrals web site: GiveCentral.org
Steve Quick Jewelers Battery Replacement
MONTH OF MAY
Been putting off replacing that watch battery? Starting Tuesday, Steve Quick Jewelers in Lincoln Square is donating all proceeds from watch battery replacements to St. Matthias for the month of May!