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Christmas Flower Offerings

December 29, 2018

Christmas Flower Offerings
Donated on Behalf of These Loved Ones

In Memory of:


  • Orlando Moszczenski
  • Casmere Moszczenski​
  • Lucia Matelonek
  • Antoni Matelonek
  • Lara Zebrowski Galka
  • Robert & Paul Matelonek
  • Denise Matelonek
  • Meryn Hodges
  • James E. LaPratt
  • Jimmy LaPratt
  • James Brus
  • Renee LaPratt Jaczkoski
  • John Camazzola
  • Rose Godoshian
  • George Godoshian
  • Judy Stark
  • George & Marie Stark
  • Edward & Agnes Czarnecki
  • Frank & Cynthia Tegel
  • Jim & Pat D’Alessandro
  • Allen Czarnecki
  • Lorrie Calhoun
  • Conley & Ethel DeLong
  • Garnet & William Bogle
  • Wanda Mort
  • James C. Walsh
  • Pantaleon & Ofelia Vivo
  • Fitzgerald Family
  • Lee Family
  • Cayetano Ferreria
  • Araceli & Gertrude Ferreria
  • Theresa Zainea
  • Margaret Stanley
  • Rita Mielke
  • Clarence & Mary Merlo
  • Richard & Shirley Goll
  • Ponina Stellino
  • Rose Colombo
  • Jerry Mallon
  • Adam Zuerblis
  • Tony Aiello
  • Gloria Pocius
  • Sheila Pocius
  • Gertrude Rasch
  • Therese Szalaszwicz
  • Lorraine Ciak
  • Gertrude Bonk
  • Evelyn Zavatosky
  • Pilette Family
  • Boismier Family
  • William Harding
  • Frank & Mary Dedenbach
  • William Redman
  • Michael Rose
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Beamer, Jr.
  • Mr. John C. Beamer, III
  • Master Dionte Beamer
  • Master Brandon Beamer
  • Miss Desiree Miller

In Honor of:

  • Vita Aluia, courtesy of John Strehler


Thanks to all of you who remembered your special loved ones and also to all of you who donated to the Christmas Flower Fund in the amount of  $1,203. Your generosity helped to make our altar very beautiful during the Christmas Season.

2018 Gold'n Harvest Winners!

December 8, 2018

2018 Gold’n Harvest 50/50 Raffle
Announcing the Winners

The Gold’n Harvest 50/50 Raffle Drawing was held last Sunday, December 2nd; it was a great success with friends and families again putting forth an extra-ordinary effort. The gross proceeds totaled $30,220, not including $1,380 in donations!

The amount of $30,220 was divided: with half in the amount of $15,110 being awarded to the parish, and balance of $15,110 divided among the winners. Three winners were awarded their prizes in accordance with the rules of the State of Michigan Charitable Gaming Commission. We congratulate these lucky winners!


  • 1st Prize: $9,066.00 to Rose Bankhead, Joe Nieddu, seller
  • 2nd Prize: $4,230.80 to Dr. Francis (Frank) Wilson, faithful supporter of St. Matthew Parish
  • 3rd Prize: $1,813.20 to Jo Marie Nardi, sister-in-law of Joan Nardi, parishioner
  • Sellers’ Drawing Winner: $200 to Tina Steinbrecher, friend of the parish

Thanks to the generosity of parish members, friends, and businesses who donated consolation prizes so many others could also be winners.

Thanks also to Co-chair, Bill Zuerblis, and Debbie and Joe Nieddu, for collecting returns and assigning additional tickets at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday; and Jeff Smith for taking over this task at the 4:30 pm Saturday Mass. Thanks to Joe Nieddu and Dick Goll for manning the breakfast table and handling the hungry crowd. Tim Fitzgerald  coordinated with Majestic Café for the breakfast that was provided by them for all to enjoy. Jennifer Khalifah and “her girls” pitched in to help with the beverage service. The church auditorium was transformed into a welcoming space for the event by Tim and Karen Fitzgerald and Beverly  Goll. We especially appreciate Tim Duffy who provided the sound system for us again this year as well as the holiday music.

Of course, we cannot forget those of you who bought or sold the 50/50 Gold’n Harvest Raffle tickets. Your efforts truly made this fundraiser our second best success! It was a moment to celebrate!

With gratitude to all,

Co-Chairs, Bill Zuerblis and Marilyn Lynn

We Remember 2017-2018

November 3, 2018

November 1, 2017 to November 1, 2018

We thank you, Heavenly Father,
for our relatives and friends
who were so near and dear to us.
We thank you for their friendship
and for the peace that they brought to us.
We thank you that they became people others
could love while they were with us here on earth.

~ We Remember ~

  • Annette Laige
  • James Spencer
  • Robert A. Spansky
  • Francis Matellic
  • Elizabeth Reyes
  • Regina Butler
  • Joe (Jose) Escorial
  • Sheila Pocius
  • Emma Langan
  • Sebastian P. Maceri
  • Rose Colombo
  • Virginia Ciaramitaro

Priesthood Sunday

October 27, 2018

We, St. Matthew Parishioners, are grateful to God for the gift of his priest, Father Duane Novelly. We celebrate his priesthood on this day and each day of the year. Ever glad that we have his guidance and affection, that he celebrates the sacraments with us and brings us closer to God, that he prays with us and for us, and that he understands our pain and suffering and offers comfort.

For these things and more,
we thank God for Father Duane!

Rest in Peace: David Witkop

October 20, 2018

David T. Witkop
1938 TO 2018

David was a long-time parishioner before moving to Gaylord with his wife, Joanne.

Condolences may be sent to the Family at

3409 Glen Meadows Dr.
Gaylord, MI 49735

July-September Budget Report

October 6, 2018

St. Matthew Parish Report

Welcome New Parishioners: Baumgart Family

September 29, 2018

Welcome To St. Matthew’s Parish Family

Mark Baumgart of St. Clair Shores

We hope you find a spiritual home here
where you can grow in faith and be inspired!

2017-2018 Fiscal Year Financial Report

September 29, 2018

Glenmary Home Missioners Thank You

September 22, 2018

August 24, 2018
Rev. Duane Novelly
St. Matthew Church

Dear Father Novelly,

We are so very grateful for the generous gift of $839.05 from you and your parishioners at St. Matthew in response to Father Gorney’s mission appeal. These funds provide support for Glenmary missions and ministries throughout Appalachia and the South. Your support allows us to share our faith in areas where there as previously no Catholic presence - no church building, no faith community for fellowship, and no celebration of the Sacraments. Thanks to the loving and caring support of many, Glenmary missions are able to nourish and establish strong and vibrant Catholic communities.

Please extend our thanks to your parishioners for their gifts. We are humbled by their generosity and pledge to be good stewards of each gift.

It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of this home mission ministry, yet our work wouldn’t be possible without the support from communities that pray for us and support our efforts. God bless you for shepherding a parish that has such caring and generous hearts!

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Don Tranel, Director of Development