Ministries

Ministries

Administrative Services

ASCB is a standing committee of the Parish Council that oversees the operations of many non-worship related committees at St. Matthews.

Bereavement Ministry

Our ministry is comprised of caring individuals who are available to listen and visit with parishioners who have lost loved ones. Our team sends a sympathy card, invitation to our Spring prayer service, a letter during the Christmas holidays, and an invitation to the All Souls Day Mass Celebration to parishioners
who have lost loved ones in the previous year. In addition, we coordinate the Spring Prayer Service and assist with the All Souls Day Mass Celebration. We believe that much of our ministry takes place as we reach out to others whether it be at the Spring Prayer Service in the Little Brick Church or in the hallway
following mass. Our team always welcomes new members.  Care Notes are also available in the church lobby. For more information, contact Kathy Esselman,  esselmanp@sbcglobal.net.

Buildings and Grounds

The Building and Grounds Committee oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the parish property, buildings, and cemetery grounds. It also plans for the future needs and capital improvements. The committee coordinates several parish workdays per year. Individuals are needed that are willing to help with with projects or that possess special skills. Meetings are scheduled monthly generally on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.

 

Family Service Ministry

Family Service Ministry is a way for families to serve those in need together. It is a wonderful way to experience sharing Christ’s love together a family. Opportunities are scheduled each month for families to serve in ways such as assembling meals for the hungry, or serving at a meal site. A calendar of opportunites is sent to those interested and sign up is based on availabilty for each family. Families with children of all ages are invited to sign up. If you are interested in being added to the email list, or if you have any questions, please email Julie Joosten (joosten.julie@gmail.com) or Julia Richter (jrichter11@wi.rr.com).

 

Finance Committee

Oversees the financial operations of the Parish including accounting and internal control procedures.  Develops a parish budget in cooperation with parish ministries and presents it to the Parish Council for their approval.  Meetings are generally held monthly.

Fish Boil

St. Matthew’s Parish holds an authentic Door County Style Fish Boil several times a year.  The fish is cooked outside in large kettles over an open flame.  The fish boils are held between 4:00 and 7:00 PM in the Parish Cafeteria.   Advanced tickets are available at the Parish Office during Normal Business Hours and in the Parish Gathering Space after Mass the week before the Fish Boil.  The next Fish Boils will be April 3, 2020, and May 15, 2020.

The menu consists of:

  • Boiled potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Delicious Fish
  • Cole slaw
  • Bread
  • Home-made desserts
  • Beverages

 

Parish Activity Team

Recommends and implements programs and events designed to facilitate growth of the parish community, collaboration between the school and parish community and encourage the gifts and talents of parishioners.  For more information, please contact Mary Komorowski, mhkomo@wi.rr.com

Personnel

Oversees the parish’s personnel policies and compensation packages.  Develop yearly personnel budget and presents to the Finance Committee.  Meetings are generally held monthly.

 

Reaching Out Committee

Plans and facilitates the monthly collection and distribution of needed items to different agencies in the community that serve families and individuals in need.  For more information, please contact  Jane Januszewski.

 

Stewardship

Plans and coordinates the work of subcommittees dedicated to promoting total parish stewardship.  Over-all focus with a deep sense of gratitude, is assisting the parish in identifying and sharing our gifts of time, talent, and treasure on a year round basis.

 

Prayer Network

Supports parishioners, their families and friends through daily prayer. Petitions come from the parish community for those who need healing, guidance or have a special request.  Intentions are received weekly and are sent to Prayer Network members via email or U.S. Mail.