St. Matthew Altar Servers  Calling all children who have received their First Holy Communion to become Altar Servers.

 Saint John Paul II  address the Altar Server,  Your commitment to the altar is not only a duty, but a great honor, a genuine holy service.  In connection with this service, I wish to propose some reflections to you.  You are much more than simple “helpers of the parish priest.”  Above all, you are servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest.  Thus, you, altar servers, are called in particular to be young friends of Jesus.  Be determined to go deeper and to cultivate this friendship with him.  You will discover that in Jesus you have found a true friend for life.  “you are the light of the world.”  Your service cannot be limited to the inside of a church.  It must shine in everyday life: in school, in the family, and in different realms of society.  Because, whoever whishes to serve Jesus Christ inside a church must be his witness everywhere.  Thank you Altar Servers!! 

Training will be provided and you may give preference on the Mass time you would like to serve at.

If you would like your child to be trained or for a refresher please call Janet at the Parish Center 715 842-3148. 

 The Bible and the Virgin Mary is based on the work of world-renowned theologian Dr. Scott Hahn and presented by popular speaker and author Matthew Leonard. It teaches Catholics how Marian doctrine and devotion are firmly rooted in Scripture and answers common objections from non-Catholics.

“The Bible and the Virgin Mary” unveils the mystery of Our Lady that is woven into the fabric of Sacred Scripture.  In this beautiful and awe-inspiring series based on Dr. Scott Hahn’s book Hail, Holy Queen, watch the Mary of doctrine and devotion come alive in a powerful, new way!

The day class will begin on Tuesday, January 9th at 1:00 pm – 2:30pm.  The evening class will begin on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30pm-8:00pm.   Both classes will go through Tuesday, March 27th.  This is a 12 week study.

The day class facilitator is Kay Washebek   The evening class facilitator is Kris Tierney.  The participant workbook fee is twenty dollars.  For more information or to RSVP please contact Janet at the Parish Center 715 842-3148 or janetns@stmatthewwausau.org Please RSVP by January 2nd.