As we make plans to open the church for Mass once again, we want to give you some information to read over. Please know that we have taken into consideration keeping the Live Stream while adding the In-Person Mass and therefore times have been adjusted. Remembering we are acting as one parish with two locations, both Blessed Sacrament parishioners and Saint Matthew parishioners are invited to attend any of the In-Person Masses. Here is the upcoming schedule for the next few weekends:
October 11 – Livestream Mass (no congregation) from Blessed Sacrament at 9:30 AM
In-person Mass (congregation may attend) at Saint Matthew at 11:30 AM
Registration is CLOSED for this Sunday, 10/11. Registration for Sunday, 10/18 will open on Monday, 10/12!
October 18 – Livestream Mass (no congregation) from Saint Matthew at 9:30 AM
In-person Mass (congregation may attend) at Blessed Sacrament at 11:30 AM
October 25 – Livestream Mass (no congregation) from Blessed Sacrament at 9:30 AM
In-person Mass (congregation may attend) at Saint Matthew at 11:30 AM
- Registration is required, as the number of attendees will be limited. A link will be sent to access the registration information.
- Important health screening questions will be included in this registration process. Click here for the questions.
We strongly recommend that you not attend Mass if you or someone in your household is pregnant or has a serious health condition. This is an act of charity and generosity towards your fellow Parishioners, and the Archbishop has granted dispensation for the Sunday Mass obligation for the foreseeable future.
When arriving for Mass, please know that…
1) Everyone over the age of five must wear a face covering that fully covers the nose and mouth and is secured to the person’s head.
2) You will be asked to respond to health screening questions again.
3) “No touch” thermometers will be used to take your temperature before being admitted.
4) Every household will be seated by our trained monitors; you cannot choose your seat (accommodations will be made for those with limited mobility or hearing issues).
Changes to Liturgy:
- Each household will be seated at least six feet from others, and all must wear masks.
- There will be no congregational singing – all Mass responses will be recited.
- No hymnals, Bibles, missals, or bulletins will be available.
- There will be a basket for your offering which you may use on your way to communion.
- Mass will conclude with communion – all receiving communion must receive the Body of Christ in the hand. All need to come forward to either receive communion, receive a blessing or to leave. All congregants must proceed directly out of the church building.
Please note that this message is only for informational purposes. It does not request or require a response.
Peace and love,
- A Catholic Response to an Epidemic – Please note that some of this information was published before all Parishes were closed.
- Magnificat online – free resources for prayer including each day’s Readings for Mass (weekdays and weekends), Liturgy of the Hours, and more. To access the Readings for Mass, scroll down to Magnificat online edition, U.S. edition.
- My Parish App – This the Readings and prayers for the Sunday Celebration of the Mass and much more!
- Find more resources here!
Blessing of bricks
There will be a prayer service at the labyrinth on Saturday, October 17th, to bless several newly engraved bricks. The service will begin at 2 PM. Please notify the office if you plan to attend. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Important Parish survey – PLEASE READ!
A survey was sent out to all active and registered Parishioners on Friday, October 9th, asking about your experience with our in-person and livestream Masses. As we move ahead into our Winter schedule, the Parish staff will need this information to see what changes we can or need to make. Thank you very much for your cooperation! The deadline for responding to this survey is next Sunday, October 18th, at 9 PM. The survey is done through JotForm online. If you did not receive it, please see the letter with the survey link below.
Dear Saint Matthew and Blessed Sacrament Parishioners:
Father Joe and a team of staff members have put together this questionnaire for the Parishes in order to make decisions about how to proceed as we begin to re-open for additional Masses. At the present time, we are live-streaming Mass at 9:30 AM on Sundays and we expect to continue this into the future. 9:30 may seem late, but setting up for a live-stream Mass is complicated and planning and set-up takes some time. Additional Masses have to flow and follow from this schedule so everyone can make it to the next Mass on time.
As we prepared the survey, we recognized that both Parishes had earlier Sunday Mass times in the past than we are now able to do. We hope that our suggestions will be helpful as we try to meet the needs of our communities. We hope this meets with your understanding.
Please click on this link: https://form.jotform.com/202735491150046 or copy and paste the link into your browser and complete the form. If you are unable to navigate these instructions, paper surveys will be handed out at our in-person Mass this Sunday, October 11th (11:30 AM at Saint Matthew). The deadline for responding to this survey is next Sunday, October 18th, at 9 PM.
Thank you for participating in this survey, we are looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
Father Joe Muth and the staffs of Saint Matthew and Blessed Sacrament Parishes.
Registration for 2020-2021 Faith Formation is OPEN!
Please click here and see the left column to download a program brochure, online registration form, and registration letter for all programs including Confirmation, Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, and Youth Ministry (high school and Young Adults). Contact Rudy or Dorris with any questions by clicking here and see the right column for their contact info.! More details on programs for Confirmation and Youth Ministry (high school and Young Adults) can be found here!
Online Rosary – Saturdays at 10 AM:
As covid-19 and other challenges to our society continue to be with us, our prayers and our actions are still needed! Therefore, you are invited to join us for a chat, share what you are experiencing, and share what you would like to pray for as we pray the Rosary together.
For this meeting we ask you to register, just for an added layer of security. To register click this link and follow the directions:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. You can register up until Saturday morning at 9:30 AM.
Weekly Bible Study with Deacon Paul from Blessed Sacrament – Thursdays from 8 to 9 PM:
This Bible Study is conducted by phone conference and the conversation concerns the Readings for the coming Sunday. Anyone is welcome to call in and participate or simply listen.
The number to call is: 425-436-6356
When asked for the code dial: 698937
The Readings for each week’s Bible Study can be found on the USCCB website at the following link: