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Posted on: October 20, 2018

Rest in Peace: David Witkop

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

Posted on: October 6, 2018

July-September Budget Report

St. Matthew Parish Report

Posted on: September 29, 2018

Welcome New Parishioners: Baumgart Family

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!

Posted on: September 29, 2018

2017-2018 Fiscal Year Financial Report

Posted on: September 22, 2018

Glenmary Home Missioners Thank You

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

Posted on: September 1, 2018

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores has recently upgraded their Community Rewards system; and as a result, our St. Matthew Parish has a new account number—AW497.

St. Matthew parishioners who are participants allow our parish to be a recipient of this Kroger Program Awards Program set up to bring hope and help to local neighborhoods and create a stronger community.

If you are not participating as a member of this Community Awards Program, please seriously consider joining. We are trying to boost our membership; here is how you can join.

  • Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com
  • Click “create an account”
  • Put in your e-mail address and a password; confirm your password
  • Enter your Kroger card number or alternate ID number
  • Go to Community Rewards section
  • Follow the steps (name, address, etc.)
  • Put in the NPO number for St. Matthew Parish—AW497 or part of the church’s name
  • Choose St. Matthew Church
  • Click ‘enroll”

You can also enroll at stmatthewdetroit.com by selecting
Giving under Our Parish information. You must have a computer
to enroll. Kroger Customer Service no longer enrolls members at
their stores.

Posted on: September 1, 2018

Rest in Peace: Salvador Cardenas

Salvador Cardenas

Father OF Angie Jones

“May eternal rest grant
unto him, O Lord,
and Let Perpetual Light
shine upon him.”

El Señor ha llamado resto
casa, Salvador, en paz.

Posted on: August 25, 2018

Rest In Peace: Sheila Pocius


1974 TO 2018



“May eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord,
and Let Perpetual Light shine upon her.”
Rest in Peace, Sheila,
For the Lord has Called You home!

John Pocius has written to the parish,

“Thank you to everyone for prayers and support
and assistance.”

It was on the evening of our parish Tiger Game outing that we all learned Sheila had returned home from the hospital. It was Laura Ridella who suggested a list of volunteers be created to provide meals for the Pocius family as they spent their energies on Sheila’s recovery.

The response was overwhelming, and now there are volunteers providing dinners for the Pocius family Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of September. The family is most grateful for this generosity, and we are grateful for the foresight of Laura who saw the need and acted upon it. Appreciation goes to those parishioners who stepped up without hesitation to lend a hand. God bless all of you!

Posted on: August 25, 2018

Cucchi's Corner

Rick’s Notes from the Loft



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 or any 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.

Bonus: Year-end Choir Member Picnic!

Hours: Sunday mornings from 9:15 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 is 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 9th at 9:15 a.m. or call the rectory to sign up.