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St. Matthew Financial Update

October 22, 2016

St. Matthew Parish Report 

July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 


Budget for 13 Weeks:              $32,201.00

Actual for 13 Weeks:               $28,287.07

Online Giving for 13 Weeks:    $2,450.00 

Total Actual for 13 Weeks:     $30,737.07

Overage (shortfall):                ($1,463.93)


Average Collection / Sunday:                    $2,175.93

Average % of Budget / Sunday:                       87.8%             

Average % over (under) / Sunday:                 (12.2%)


Debt Envelope for 13 Weeks:                     $789.88

Online Giving / Debt Envelope:                  $195.00

Debt Reduction Collection Income:           $984.88


NET (SHORTFALL) TO DATE:                   ($479.49)


Cucchi's Corner - From the Loft!

October 16, 2016

“For the Beauty of the Earth”


One of my favorite hymns is For the Beauty of the Earth.  This hymn’s text was written by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint who lived from 1835 to 1917.  After getting his education from Cambridge, he taught at Somersetshire College in his home area of Bath, England.  One day at age 29, he was walking in the countryside and was overwhelmed with God’s beautiful creation; the blue sky; the ocean; and all the rest. Pierpoint intended it to be a hymn to be used for Communion services in the Anglican Church in England; but, when it came here to America, it was quickly used around Thanksgiving time.

I love the last line of each verse: Lord of all, to you we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.  This last line is filled with an “attitude of gratitude!”


Rick, St. Matt’s Music Minister

Welcome Maryjo Yokum!

October 2, 2016

~ Our Newest Parishioner ~

Maryjo Yokum, Northville

We hope you find your true spiritual home here in St. Matthew Parish.

2016 CSA Report

September 25, 2016

2016 Catholic Services Appeal Parish Report


as of September 15, 2016


CSA Goal:                $15,281.00

Total  Pledged:        $29,245.00

Total Paid (to 9/15/16):    $22,093.75

Pledge Balance:                $  7,151.25


Refund to Parish Anticipated:    $13,964.00

Refund Issued:                            $         0.00

Refund to Parish Due:                $  6,812.75

Average Pledge:                           $     292.45

Welcome Newest Parishioners!

September 11, 2016

~ Our Newest Parishioners ~

Marisa Ciaramitaro, Birmingham

Robert and Angie Jones, Detroit

Jesse McCauley, Grosse Pointe Woods

Lora Reams, Grosse Pointe Woods

We hope you find your true spiritual home here in St. Matthew Parish.

Kroger Rewards Quarterly Update

August 28, 2016

Kroger Community Rewards

St. Matthew’s Quarterly Reward 

05/01/2016 to 07/30/2016



Cucchi's Corner - From the Loft

August 7, 2016


Choir Members Wanted:  Positions open to soprano, alto, tenor and bass.  No others need apply.

Physical Qualifications:  Must be able to carry light musical notes across the sanctuary. Must have sufficient vision to see the director.

Experience:  No application will be accepted from persons who have not sung, hummed, or whistled in the bathtub or shower at some time.

Beginning Wage: Increased satisfaction and joy in the service to God.

Fringe Benefits:  Social Security. We promise you the security of social fellowship with other choir members.

Hours: Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 11:15.  There are occasional opportunities for overtime.

Retirement:  Generally determined by printed notes getting too small; the hymnal too heavy; notes too high; sanctuary too hot or too cold; or the organist unable to play the notes you sing!

Interested?: Contact Rick Cucchi at cucchi@umich.edu or come to the first rehearsal in the choir loft balcony on September 11th at 9 a.m.  You may also call the rectory during business hours and leave your name and phone number for follow-up.

Welcome Mike Campbell!

July 24, 2016

~ To our Newest Parishioner ~

We welcome Mike Campbell of Ferndale as he returns to St. Matthew’s Parish.

Re-Registered on July 12, 2016

Congratulations Patrick Dunstone!

July 17, 2016

Congratulations to Patrick Dunstone!

Graduate of the Class of 2016

University of Detroit Jesuit

High School & Academy

We are proud of your academic  accomplishments and wish you well as you begin your studies at Michigan State University.