Saint Matthew the Apostle by liuhongmei


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                                                                    The Parish Community of
                                        Saint Matthew the Apostle
                                                   81 Seymour Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08817
                                             School Website:
                                              Sunday, April 5, 2009—Palm Sunday
The Parish is Served By
   Rev. George C. Targonski, Administrator
   Rev. Guy W. Selvester, Parochial
   Rev. Joseph Desmond, In Residence
   Deacon Barry Demarest
   Deacon Frank Yuhas, Pastoral
   Mary Carroll, Pastoral Associate
   David Jules, Director of Sacred Music
   Frances Comiskey, Principal
   Suzanne Spielman, Secretary St. Matthew School
   Dawn A. Lore, Director Religious Formation
   Kelly A. Luckenbach, Secretary Religious Formation
   Kris Yuhas,
   Carrie Viglianti, Secretary/
   Febe Chua, Business

Parish Phone Numbers                                                  Mission Statement
Fax................................................. 732-985-9104     St. Matthew the Apostle Church is a diverse Roman
Sisters of Mercy Convent ............. 732-985-5203                   Catholic community empowered by the Spirit of God,
School ........................................... 732-985-6633
                                                                      formed by His Word, and nourished by the Eucharist.
School Fax..................................... 732-985-7748
School Email:                               We are called to bear witness to the Gospel through
Office of Religious Formation ........ 732-985-3903                   stewardship, hospitality, and service.

Parish Office Hours
Monday & Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM,                                     Parish Registration
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:                                        All adult Catholics should officially register as a member
                   8:30 AM-8:00 PM                                    of the parish in which they reside. Registering is the
Saturday           9:00 AM-12 Noon                                    best way to acquire a sense of belonging in our Parish
The priests and deacons are available by                              community. Registration is a condition for admission to
appointment through the Parish Office.                                our Religious Formation program and reception of the
Mass Schedule                                                         Sacraments of Baptism, First Penance, First Eucharist,
Saturday Evening:            5:00 PM                                  Confirmation and Marriage. Being registered for at least
Sunday:                      7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM                     one month as an active parishioner is required before
                             & 12:00 Noon                             we can testify to your eligibility to be a sponsor for
Monday-Friday:               7:00 & 8:30 AM                           Baptism or Confirmation. Please call Mary Carroll at the
Saturday:                    8:30 AM                                  Parish Office (732-985-5063) to arrange an
Sacrament of Reconciliation                                           appointment to register.
Saturdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
           & after the 5:00 PM Mass                                   Young adults over the age of 21 should register
           or by appointment                                          independently of their parents. Please notify the Parish
           with one of the priests.                                   Office of any changes in name, address, marital status
                                                                      or if you are leaving the Parish.
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PRE-BAPTISM A mandatory Pre-Baptism instruction class             PARISH ORGANIZATIONS/MINISTRIES-
is scheduled on the second Sunday of every month at 10:30         Parish Pastoral Council: Gary Bouchard 732-543-2280
AM in the Faculty Room of the school. Please call the parish      Council for Financial Affairs: Kevin Carroll 732-248-0579
office at 732-985-5063 to register.                               Choirs/Music Ministry: David Jules 732-985-5063
                                                                  Lectors/Ushers: 732-985-5063 Deacon Frank Yuhas
BAPTISM Baptism is normally celebrated on Sunday                  Eucharistic Ministers: 732-985-5063
afternoons at 1:00 PM. Please note Baptisms are not               Religious Formation: 732-985-3903.
celebrated during Lent. To arrange for Baptisms please call the   St. Matthew’s School: Secretary 732-985-6633.
parish office at 732-985-5063.                                    HSA: Rose Gibson - 732-985-6633.
                                                                  Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA):
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Spiritual Direction is available to           Deacon Frank Yuhas 732-985-5063.
all members of the parish of St. Matthew. To make an              Spiritual Direction: Deacon Frank Yuhas 732-985-5063.
appointment with a certified Spiritual Director call Deacon       Youth Ministry: Mrs. McCaffrey 732-548-1843
Frank Yuhas at 732-985-5063.                                      Rosary Altar Society: Dot DeStefano 732-985-7726
                                                                  St. Vincent de Paul Society: Carol Coakley 732-985-5063
RCIA Adults wishing to become Roman Catholic or receive           Social Ministry Group: Barry Demarest 732- 985-5063
First Eucharist and/or Confirmation should contact the Parish     Philippine-Amer. Assoc.: Nini Mendoza 732-287-3671
Office for information on the Rite of Christian Initiation of     Father’s Club: Larry Getz 732-463-8103
Adults.                                                           Bereavement Group: 732-985-5063
                                                                  Legion of Mary: Terri McCoola 732-985-2549
MARRIAGE Marriage arrangements should be made one                 Knights of Columbus: Donald Becker - 732-985-2874
year in advance and prior to any social plans. Contact the        Mothers’ Group: Peggy Oliveira - 732-777-1502
Parish Office for all pre-marriage information.                   Athletics: Jon Gonzales—732-985-7286

Priests, Deacons and Eucharistic Ministers regularly visit and
bring Communion to homebound parishioners or those in local
area hospitals and nursing homes. If you or a family member is
                                                                  MASS INTENTIONS Contact the Parish Office to schedule
admitted to one of the local hospitals, please inform them that
                                                                  a Mass for our beloved dead.
you are from St. Matthew’s Parish. Contact the Parish Office
to arrange such visits.
                                                                  STEWARDSHIP God invites all people to be good stewards
                                                                  of the gifts and talents he has entrusted to us. Become an
                                                                  active parishioner and share some of your time and talent with
                                                                  our community. All parishioners are urged to give a weekly
                                                                  preplanned generous contribution based on a percentage of
                                                                  their income. Please use the church envelope system.
RELIGIOUS FORMATION If you are new to the parish
                                                                  MUSIC MINISTRY For information regarding our Adult
and wish to enroll your child in the Religious Formation
                                                                  Choir, Children’s Choir, Middle Choir, Youth Choir or
Program, please call the Office of Religious Formation at
                                                                  Handbell Choir, contact the Parish Office at 732-985-5063.
732-985-3903. Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM -
3:00 PM.
                                                                  HOLY ORDERS             If you are interested in learning more
                                                                  about the priesthood, diaconate or religious life, contact Father
                                                                  George at the Parish Office (732-985-5063).
MORNING PRAYER Monday through Friday at 8:15 AM.
                                                                  SCRIP OFFICE Chris Baglivo Dellbeni - 732-985-7219.
                                                                  Hours: September - June: Monday - Friday: 7:30 - 9:00 AM;
                                                                  Mon., & Weds., - 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Tues., Thurs., & Fri. - 2:00
Krosnowski at 609-586-2320 with your request or email it to
                                                                  PM - 3:30 PM; Sunday: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month - 8:00 & it will be sent to a group of people
                                                                  AM - 12 Noon.
who will pray immediately. All requests will be confidential
                                                                  Summer: (July - Aug.) - Tuesday & Friday Mornings: 8:00-
and will remain on the prayer list until you ask for them to be
                                                                  9:00 AM; Sunday: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month - 8:00 AM -
                                                                  12 Noon.

                                                                  Sunday at 6:00 PM.
after 8:30 AM Mass.
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                                                            WEEK AT A GLANCE
                                                            SATURDAY, April 4, 2009
                                                            Confessions: 11:00 AM and after 5:00 PM Mass
                  SUNDAY, April 5, 2009                     Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM
                   Palm Sunday of The
                       Lord’s Passion                       SUNDAY, April 5, 2009
 7:30 AM    Brett Griffen r/o The Clark Family              Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM; 12:00 Noon
 9:00 AM    Nicholas Salardino r/o The Perrotte Family      Athletics: Parish Center
10:30 AM    Francisco S. Fortunato, Sr. r/o The Micabalo    Evening Prayer: 4:00 PM, Church
            Family                                          Bingo: 6:00 PM, Cafeteria
 12:00 PM   Bill Reybert r/o Sharon Boehmer                 Youth Ministry: 7:30 PM, Parish Center
             MONDAY, April 6, 2009                          MONDAY, April 6, 2009
              Monday of Holy Week                           Childrens’ Choir: 4:00 PM, Music Room
 7:00 AM Ben Saldanha r/o The St. Vincent de Paul Society   Middle Choir: 4:45 PM, Music Room
 8:30 AM Michael Logan r/o Esther Nolan                     Athletics: Parish Center
                                                            Adult Bells: 8:00 PM, Church
              TUESDAY, April 7, 2009                        Mens’ Basketball: Parish Center
                Tuesday of Holy Week
 7:00 AM Dolores Brookes r/o 7:00 AM Mass Friends           TUESDAY, April 7, 2009
 8:30 AM Feliciano Fernandez r/o Rene Resma                 Legion of Mary Meeting: 10:00 AM, Counting Room
                                                            Altar Rosary Society Communion Service: 7:00 PM, Church
           WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2009                         Scout Committee Meeting: 7:00 PM, Room 2
             Wednesday of Holy Week                         Stewardship Commission: 7:30 PM, Room 1
 7:00 AM Josephine & Sam DeGennaro r/o Lucy & Tony          Altar Rosary Society Meeting: 8:00 PM, Cafeteria
         Cimillo                                            Adult Choir: 7:30 PM, Church
 8:30 AM Al Zdunek r/o Wife & Children                      Athletics: Parish Center
            THURSDAY, April 9, 2009                         WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2009
                  Holy Thursday                             Athletics: Parish Center
 8:30 AM Morning Prayer
 7:30 PM Mass of The Lord’s Supper                          THURSDAY, April 9, 2009 - Holy Thursday
                                                            Morning Prayer: 8:30 AM (Light breakfast to follow in
              FRIDAY, April 10, 2009                        Cafeteria)
         Good Friday of The Lord’s Passion                  Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 PM
 8:30 AM Morning Prayer                                     No Activities Permitted
 3:00 PM Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
 7:30 PM Stations of the Cross                              FRIDAY, April 10, 2009 - Good Friday
                                                            Morning Prayer: 8:30 AM
            SATURDAY, April 11, 2009                        Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 PM
                    Holy Saturday                           Stations of the Cross: 7:30 PM
  8:30 AM Morning Prayer                                    No Activities Permitted
 11:00 AM Blessing of Food
  7:30 PM Easter Vigil                                      SATURDAY, April 11, 2009 - Holy Saturday
                                                            St. Vincent de Paul Distribution: School
                SUNDAY, April 12, 2009                      Morning Prayer: 8:30 AM
      Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of The Lord           Blessing of Food: 11:00 AM
 7:30 AM Fred Kovacs r/o Kevin & Mary Carroll               Easter Vigil: 7:30 PM
 9:00 AM Chick & Millie DeChirico r/o Linda & Bob           No Activities Permitted
10:30 AM Thomas O’Connor r/o Tory & Bill Gombosi            SUNDAY, April 12, 2009 - Easter Sunday
12:00 PM Nick Salardino r/o The Chupela Family              Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM; 12:00 Noon
                                                            No Activities permitted
                                                            No Bingo
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    Please pray for the safety of our men and women in the         Avg . Wkly. Offerings Needed to Cover Exp.         $21,812.00
military service who are supporting our country faithfully es-     Weekly Offering: March 29, 2009                    $12,140.00
pecially: Cpl. Christian Peterson, Jerry Russel, Spc. Pat-         Electronic Contribution                               $978.88
rick Faulkner, Sgt. Daniel Kimenski, Spc. Tony Graziano,           Other Income                                         $2,205.00
Spc. Jason Sellio, Spc. John Peterson, Pfc. Kevin Laneto,          Over/(Under)                                       ($6,488.12)
Spc. Richard Lantz, LTC. Patrick Donahoe, Alonzo                   Expenses Paid Last Week:
Brown, Cpl. Kevin Klemick, Cpl. Todd Burton, Sec. Capt.            Payment of Loan & Interest for RMH                   $5,864.23
Suzanne Plantec, Sgt. K.M. Yocom Delgado, Staff Sgt. Pat-          Operation & Maintenance                              $2,832.65
rick D. Williams, Airman 1st Class William Ashton, Staff
Sgt. Michael Schwartz, PFC Mark Towle, Daniel DeLeon,              NOTE: Christmas & Easter Donations are not included
Lance Cpl. Corey Emerson, Sgt. Bryan Steinhauser,                       THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Christopher John McKaig, Spc. Jesse James Dunn, Tho-
mas C. Woodlee, 2nd Lt. Sean Donahoe, Lt. Col. Daniel
Spano, USMC, Airman 1st Class James P. Lightner

A TIME TO HEAL. . .                                                SHARING ONE FAITH-CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN
   Please pray for those in our Parish Family who are sick:        AMERICA
          Mary Bushman and William Forberger                           The shortage of priests is a growing problem in the United
 Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands, we place our        States. A year of training and education for a future priest
  sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your        costs approximately $25,000. In mission dioceses of the
               servants to health again. Amen                      United States, where funding is often limited, the call to edu-
                                                                   cate and encourage future leaders is a serious challenge.
A TIME TO WEEP. . .                                                    The archdiocese of Anchorage has 11,500 registered Catho-
   Please pray for those of our Parish Family who have died,       lic families, 140,000 square miles, and only 30 active diocesan
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light       priests. Sadly, such shortages occur often in United Sates mis-
shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and       sion dioceses. We will have a second collection the weekend
the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God,   of April 25 & 26 to benefit the Catholic Missions in America.
rest in peace. Amen                              Ecclesiastes      Please be as generous as your means allow.

   The Altar Rosary Society Communion Service will be at              Fr. George and the Parish Pastoral Council invite all
7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Deacon Frank will be our        leaders of Parish Organizations to attend the 2009 Spring
speaker. Let’s not wait any longer to peek into that long          Leadership conference, which will be held on Saturday,
awaited “Mystery Bag.”                                             April 18, 2009. We will begin by celebrating the 8:30 AM
                                                                   Mass and the Leadership Conference will follow in the
                                                                   school cafeteria from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. The agenda
                                                                   for this conference will include:

                 STEWARDSHIP MOMENT                                ~ Setting a Theme for the Upcoming Year.
               FOR APRIL 5-PALM SUNDAY                             ~ Scheduling Meetings and Events for all Parish
     This weekend we participate in the proclamation of the          Organizations from September 2009 to August 2010.
passion and death of Jesus according to the Gospel of              ~ Presenting Opportunities for Organizations to be
Mark. We are witnesses to Jesus’ undeterred obedience to             Represented on the 2009-2010 Parish Pastoral Council.
the Father. Jesus’ obedience comes at great sacrifice. An
important part of Christian stewardship is the willingness            Organization leaders who wish to attend should RSVP
to make sacrifices that reveal our own embrace of Jesus’           to Gary Bouchard at 732-543-2280 by April 15th. It is es-
cross. As good stewards of our life in Christ, we should ask       pecially important that a member of your organization be
ourselves: What sacrifices we are we willing to make to            prepared to discuss as completely as possible all the dates,
witness God’s love to the world?                                   times and rooms you require for your meetings and other
    Stewardship of Time and Talent-March 23-March 29               activities.
              # of people - 450 # of hours - 808                      Those groups who are not represented at this meeting
                                                                   can no longer be assured of their first choices for limited
                                                                   parish meeting space. We hope that you will all share our
                                                                   renewed sense of purpose as we take action to make our
                                                                   parish community stronger than ever.
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                                                                                       EASTER SCHEDULE 2009
     Lent is a penitential season. It is a time for prayer, fasting
                                                                                   Evening Prayer (Solemn Vespers)
and alms giving. There will be a soup pot placed in the lobby
                                                                                      Sunday Evenings at 4:00 PM
of the church every weekend before and after all masses. In the
                                                                            Please Note: No Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday
spirit of sacrifice we ask that you purchase one less order of
cookies, candy & chips and place the cash equivalent in the
                                                                                         Holy Thursday, April 9
soup pot. Your donations will be used to feed the homeless
                                                                                       Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM
housed at the Ozanam Family Shelter. We also ask that you
                                                                                   Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 PM
take a moment to pray that these residents may find permanent
housing soon. Participating in the project will help you to ful-
                                                                                          EASTER TRIDUUM
fill your Lenten commitment of prayers, fasting and alms giv-
                                                                                          Good Friday, April 10
                                                                                       Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM
                                                                               Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 PM
                                                                                     Stations of the Cross at 7:30 PM
     On Sunday, April 26, the bloodmobile will be at St. Mat-                            Holy Saturday, April 11
thew’s for our next drive. Blood is always in short supply and                          Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM
is desperately needed. It is used to save lives of trauma vic-                         Blessing of Food at 11:00 AM
tims, patients with blood disorders, cancer and many other life                       (note the change from last year)
threatening injuries and illnesses in our area hospitals. It only                         Easter Vigil at 7:30 PM
takes a few minutes of your time and is greatly appreciated.
New donors, old donors—all are welcome. No appointments                                 Easter Sunday, April 12
are necessary. Any questions, please call Mary Westcott at                     Masses: 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 AM; 12:00 PM
732-287-1091.                                                                    (overflow may be in the Parish Center)

                                                                               CHRISM MASS, APRIL 6, 2009—7:30 PM
DECORATING FOR EASTER                                                          ST. FRANCIS CATHEDRAL, METUCHEN
   On Holy Saturday, April 11, 2009, we will be decorating the            On Monday, April 6, 2009, Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski will
church for Easter starting at 9:30 AM. The more help we               celebrate the Chrism Mass with the priests of the diocese. At
have the easier the work is. If you can spare some time on            this Mass, the Bishop will bless the Holy Oils which each par-
Holy Saturday (even if it is only an hour) please stop by and         ish receives for the rites of anointing. Saint Ambrose (340-
help us to prepare the interior of our church to celebrate the        397) began this custom—which we now call the Chrism Mass
greatest feast day of the year.                                       –in his Cathedral in Milan. These Holy Oils, which are used to
                                                                      sanctify the Faithful, have been channels of holiness for centu-
                                                                      ries! The Oil of Catechumens is used to anoint the chest of
                                                                      infants and hands of adults before their Baptism; the Oil of the
VESPERS FOR EASTER                                                    Sick is used on the forehead and hands of the infirm in the Sac-
   Solemn Evening Prayer (Vespers) with Benediction of the            rament of the Anointing of the Sick; and Sacred Chrism is
Most Blessed Sacrament will take place to close the Octave of         used to anoint the head of newly baptized, the foreheads of
Easter on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at 4:00 PM in the church.           confirmandi, the hands of a priest at this ordination, the head of
Please join us for this half-hour service of psalms, hymns and        a bishop at this ordination, ant the altar and walls of new
prayer to conclude Easter week.                                       churches. These Oils are kept in an ambry; the Latin word
                                                                      armarium means cupboard or chest. At the Mass, all priests
                                                                      make a Renewal of Commitment to Priestly Service, recom-
                                                                      mitting themselves to their Bishop and to their ministry to God
SAVE THE DATE!                                                        and His People; the Bishop and all Priests then ask the people
   The Diocesan Annual Firefighters Mass will be held on              for a pledge of their prayerful support. All are strongly encour-
Sun., Apr. 26, at the 12 Noon Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Ca-       aged to join in the ancient , grace-filled Chrism Mass at the
thedral, Metuchen. This mass will honor all active, retired and       Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen at 7:30 PM.
deceased firefighters within the Diocese. All firefighters and
their families are invited. A reception will follow the Mass.
We will recognize all fire departments that will be celebrating       DONATED CLOTHING AVAILABLE
significant anniversaries this year. Please let us know if your           New and used clothing is available for babies and children.
department is among them. For information, visit                      If you are in need, clothing will be available for pick-up or call 732-562-2461.                             Wednesdays from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM at Our Lady of the
                                                                      Rosary of Fatima, 188 Wayne St., Perth Amboy, NJ.
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ADULT CONFIRMATION                                                 FATHERS CLUB NEWS Reservations for the following
    Adult Confirmation classes are open to all Catholics who       trips can be made by phoning 732-947-7495 between 6:00-8:00
have received the sacraments of Baptism & First Holy               PM. April 15th—Sight & Sound—Behold the Lamb—1:00
Communion but have not been Confirmed. Classes will begin          PM Show, Family Style Dinner at 4:15 PM. Adults—$110,
on Monday, April 20th at 7:00 PM in the Faculty Room of the        Teenagers—$80 and Children—$70 (bus leaves at 9:00 AM).
school and will continue for the next 5 weeks. Each class will     June 25th—Billy Elliot—The Musical; July 9th—West Side
last approximately 1 hour. The final class will take place on      Story or Shrek—The Musical (details to follow).
May 18th. All candidates will be confirmed at the 12 Noon
Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 31st. To qualify all candi-
dates must attend all 5 classes and furnish a copy of their bap-   HSA TRICKY TRAY & TV RAFFLE
tismal certificate. For additional information call Deacon             Thank you to everyone who supported St. Matthew School
Frank Yuhas at 732-985-5063.                                       by contributing to our Tricky Tray and by participating in the
                                                                   raffle for the LG LCD TV. Congratulations to Joel Polidura
                                                                   who was the TV winner! Also, thank you to the businesses
2009 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)                                   who donated so many wonderful prizes!
   At Saint Matthew’s we are planning an exciting Vacation         TRICKY TRAY BUSINESS DONORS
Bible School for our children.                                         About Faces, Academy of Natural Sciences, All About U,
  “Discovery Canyon” explores the Wonders of the World.            Applebee’s, Authentic Bartending School, Barton Nursery,
Day 1-REJOICE, Day 2- PRAY, Day 3- ASK, Day 4-TELL,                Baseball Warehouse LLC, Black Belt Institute, Boyt Drugs,
Day 5-SEEK . VBS will be held the week of July 6, 2009             Brunswick Zone Carolier, Build-A-Bear Workshop,
from 9:15 AM to 12:15Fees: 1 child- $50.00, 2 children-            Bunker Hill Golf Course, Costco Wholesale, Deco Breeze,
$85.00, 3 or more children- $120.00. Registration forms are        Dick’s Dock Restaurant, Dutch Wonderland, Edison Diner,
available in the rack in the vestibule of the Church or at the     Florence Family Dental, Flynn & O’Hara, Forsgate Country
Religious Formation Office. Please return completed registra-      Club, Garden State Discovery Museum, GourmetGiftBas-
tion form to the Religious Formation Office with payment., Guys & Dolls Hair & Nails, Hershey Gardens, Il-
Checks are made payable to Saint Matthew Church. Deadline          lume Candles, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, K9 Confections, Karen
for registration is June 12, 2009. For additional information      Foster Designs, Knights of Columbus 4885, Lakewood Blue
contact the Religious Formation Office at 732-985-3903.            Claws, Land of Make Believe, LePeep, L’Oreal USA, Main
                                                                   St. Tratt’oria, Meadowlands Racetrack, Meiying’s Restaurant,
                                                                   Metuchen YMCA, Misko Laser & Skin Care, Nets Basketball,
A THANK YOU FROM THE MUSIC MINISTRY                                NY Giants, NY Liberty, Newark Bears, NJ Devils, Outback
    The Music Ministry of St. Matthew’s would like to sin-         Steakhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Philadelphia Eagles, Phila-
cerely thank everyone who helped make our fourth annual            delphia Zoo, Pittsburgh Steelers, Plaza Diner, PNC Bank Arts
Irish Night on March 14 such a tremendous success. About           Center, Primal Elements, Raspa Jewelers, Rita’s, Sabina
250 people had a really good time enjoying a night of laughter,    Shoppe, Salon Dolce Vita, Satori Academy of Martial Arts,
delicious food, singing and sharing community with one an-         Seasons Restaurant, Skylark Diner & Lounge, Sofina Corp,
other. Over 100 dedicated and generous people from all the         Somerset Patriots, State Theatre-New Brunswick, Stelton
choirs as well as the Father’s Club, along with their families     Lanes, Stop & Shop, Stress Factory, Suzanne’s Specialites,
and other parish members helped out in various ways. It was        Tastee Sub Shop, The Print Shop, Timezone Gaming, Trenton
truly heart-warming to see the terrific unity and cooperation.     Thunder, Wegmans.
To anyone who missed this year’s events, don’t worry, because      TRICKY TRAY CASH SPONSORSHIP
we’ve already started planning an even bigger and better one           Thank you to the generous businesses that were cash spon-
for next year! Thanks again!                                       sors of the Tricky Tray!
                                                                   Gold Sponsor: Best Care Training Institute
                                                                   Silver Sponsors: Ambicab Medical Transportation,
                                                                   Boylan Funeral Home, Edison Fire Fighters Local #1197,
   The next Youth Ministry meeting will be held Sunday,
                                                                   EMA Business Service
April 5th, at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center. If you would like
                                                                   Bronze Sponsors: Raritan Hospital for Animals, Dr. John
information on Youth Ministry, please call James McCaffrey at
732-841-9042 or Jeanine Kohlbecker at 732-991-5383 or visit
                                                                   TRICKY TRAY SPECIAL THANKS!
our website at
                                                                       A special thank you to Sr. Kathleen, Sr. Jane, Sr. Mildred,
                                                                   Sr. Joan, & Sr. Maureen for making us welcome in their home,
                                                                   for months, as we prepared for this event; St. Matthew Adult
SCRIP OFFICE—HOLIDAY HOURS                                         Choir for their generous donation; Anne Marie & Mark
   The SCRIP office will be closed beginning the afternoon of      Herzog at Consumer Graphics for donating the printing of our
Wednesday, April 8, 2009. The office will re-open and resume       program; Candle in the Wind/Bel Arome for donating the door
regular business hours on Sunday, April 19, 2009. The winner       Prizes. Your generosity is appreciated!
of our SCRIP raffle is Adrienne Brattole. Congratulations!

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