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Posted on: April 20, 2019

Rest in Peace: Steve Czapski

Our Recently Deceased

Dan Lusch, Father of Patrick Lusch

Janice Lafferty, Wife of Richard Lafferty

Richard Gross, Father of David Gross


May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed be made glorious in the sight of the Lord and know joy with him forever. Amen!

Posted on: April 13, 2019

Jazz Nite Thank You's!

Jazz Nite 2019

~ City Rhythms ~ 20th Century Detroit

      This is a feeble attempt to thank all those who made the 2019 Jazz Nite a success.

      To  Kathy  Lozon, our liaison to Marchiori Catering, organizer of the 50/50 Raffle, and for her help on the decorations. To her helpers on the 50/50 Raffle during the event; Donna Bolz, Mary Ann Pilette,  Janine Lozon, Debbie Nieddu, and Bev Goll; to her Greeters, Janet  Bielman  and Debbie Veryser. 

      Thanks to Joe Zainea  who provided the hand-out at the Welcome Table on the history of Detroit Jazz. 

      For our ticket sellers; Jeff Smith manning  the table following the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturdays, to Jennifer Khalifah, who commandeered the  same  table after the 10 a.m. Mass on Sundays,  and  who  was there to welcome the guests as they entered the Banquet Center. To Aurora Guinto, who sold three tables to family and friends and for her solicitations resulting in numerous contributions from $1,000 to $20. 

      For Kathy Lozon, Donna Bolz, Mary Jo Arcicovich, and Janine Lozon for the efforts at assembling and setting up the decorations for  the  evening. We can't forget Barb Touhey who stepped in to volunteer her special printer for the "glowing" centerpieces.  

      A special thanks to Liz Smith and Wayne County Commissioner, Tim Killeen, for their efforts in obtaining the construction barrels, the  road barricade, and caution tape for our photo booth. Thanks to Bill Bogle who stepped in at the last minute to be our photographer. Thanks, Bill, for your time and expertise.

      Thanks to Patricia Camazzola-Godoshian and Gerianne LaPratt for their work on obtaining ads for our Program Book doubling the business ads over last year. As "newbies," they did a fantastic job!

      The Program Book was developed by Patrick Lusch, who in spite of being an "out of towner" was always available for an e-mail, a phone call, or any other challenge that came his way. Patrick researched and successfully obtained the graffiti wall used as our back drop for the photo opportunity. 

      The donations of special raffle prizes were provided by Gerianne  LaPratt,  DiMaggio  Jewelers,  Village Market, and gift baskets created by Janet Harrington (Detroit Jazz theme) and Debbie Nieddu with help from Bev Goll and Karen Fitzgerald (Detroit products).  

      A very special recognition to Dr. Norm Bolz, Jerry Vanooteghem, and Marty Buffalini for driving in their vintage vehicles to display in the Center's courtyard. What a treat to have these special cars at our event as we celebrated 20th Century Detroit.

      Much appreciation to Father Duane for his pastoral support and his Big Ideas (that worked!). To Marilyn Lynn for her administrative support and organization of the guests and donors so all could have recognition and to make certain everyone had a good time. To  the many hands, many thanks.

Posted on: April 10, 2019

Welcome Claudia Gostine!

Welcome to our St. Matthew Community Family

Claudia Gostine of Grosse Pointe Farms!

We hope Claudia finds many spiritual blessings and graces here in St. Matthew’s faith community.

Posted on: April 10, 2019

Welcome Piazza Family!

Welcome To our St. Matthew Community Family

The family of John and Julie Piazza of Grosse Pointe Farms, 
With Son, Jacob, and Daughter, Marella.

The Piazza Family come to us as former parishioners of St. Philomena’s.

We hope they find many spiritual blessings and graces here in St. Matthew’s faith community.

Posted on: April 6, 2019

Financial Report July 2018 - March 2019

St. MatthewParish Report

July 1,2018 to March 31, 2019

Budget/40 Weeks: @ $2,442.31


Actual/40 Weeks: 


Online Giving/40 Weeks:   $11,148.00
Total Actual/40 Weeks:    $99,982.69


Average Collection/Sunday:   $2,499.57
Average % of Budget/Sunday:   102.34%
Average % over (under)/Sunday:  2.34%
Debt Reduction Envelope/40 Weeks:     $2,875.00
Online Debt Reduction Giving:   $420.00
Total Debt Reduction Giving to-date:     $3,295.00
NET OVERAGE - Third Quarter FY  2018/2019:      $5,585.29





Posted on: February 9, 2019

Welcome Newest Parishioners!

New Members from St. Philomena Parish

Peter Bailey and wife, Judy Ann Armaly, of Grosse Pointe Park

We welcome you, Peter and Judy, and pray that you will find your spiritual home at St. Matthew Parish. May God grant you many blessings in the new year of 2019!

Posted on: February 9, 2019

Rest in Peace: Steve Czapski

Rest in Peace



Stephen (Steve) Czapski

1944 to 2019

Long time St. Matthew Parishioner May Steve, who ate the Body of Christ, the bread of Life, rest in peace and find life everlasting. Amen.

Posted on: February 2, 2019

Welcome Newest Parishioners!


New Members from St. Philomena Parish

Anthony Crimaudo of Detroit

Mary Beth Langan, and husband,
Ted Coutilish, of Grosse Pointe Shores

Joining our Parish from St. Clement

Mike and Patti Hammond of Warren

We welcome all of you and pray that you will find your spiritual home at St. Matthew Parish. May God grant you many blessings in the new year of 2019!

Posted on: February 2, 2019

2018 CSA Campaign

CSA Campaign 2018

CSA 2018 Goal:
Ray Laethem
Gardner & Gardner Insurance
Viviano Flower Shop
QQ Bakery