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St. Matthew Catholic School
1000 SE 28th Street
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 235-2188

Friday, July 28th

Saturday, July 29th

St. Martha
Sunday, July 30th

St. Peter Chrysologus, Doctor of Homilies (400-450)
Monday, July 31st

St. Ignatius of Loyola
Tuesday, August 1st

St. Alphonsus Liguori, Morality and Marian Doctor (1696-1787)

New family orientation

All families new to SMCS in 2017-18 are invited to a family orientation night on Thursday, August 10, at 6:00 p.m. in parish hall.  PTO will provide pizza and drinks; please bring a side or a dessert to share.  In addition to enjoying fellowship, we'll also go over lots of information to help you assimilate into the school family.

Returning families, if you are willing to serve as a Parent-to-Parent mentor this year, please contact Debbie Otting at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 235.2188.

International Table - volunteers needed!

Many volunteers will be needed to make the International Table fundraiser on Saturday, July 29 a success:

  • 4 adults to help with tickets sales. First shift , 5:45—7 p.m.; Second shift, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • 1 adult to monitor the parking entrance at 27th and Virginia (this entrance will be for the volunteers and the cooks only), 5 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • Tray runners, assist people as they are seated and return empty trays to the food tables. Does your junior high or highschool student need service hours? This is a great opportunity for them to complete hours.
  • Clear tables and remove trash throughout the evening.
  • Clean-Up, approximately 9:30 p.m. - 6 or 8 people to put away tables and chairs, etc. 

This is a great way to get going on your 2017-18 volunteer hours!

To volunteer, please call the Parish Office 232.5012 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rejoice! camp August 7-11

Rejoice for HE is GOOD!  Our 3rd annual Rejoice Camp is schedule for August 7-11 for Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Students will have the ability to experience a variety of musical instruments, including recorders, guitars, and many more.  They day will be filled with bible study, games, musical experiences, and art.   Registration will be $40.00 per student, which includes t-shirt, snacks, and equipment.  Please have your registration forms in by July 28.  Forms are available under downloads on the left side of this site or by emailing Chris Hubbard at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .  Come and rejoice in the LORD through song and praise!

We also need Virtus-trained volunteers to help out with Rejoice Camp.  Help is needed with snacks, Bible study teachers, tour guides, registration, outside activities, and teacher helpers.  Get a jump on those 2017-18 volunteer hours!

Free meals for low-income kids this summer

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.  To find a site near you, go to:

Celebrate your loved ones with books!

SMCS would like to invite you to celebrate your child or remember a loved one with a gift to the school library in the form of a new book in their honor or memory.  We currently have several books that have been donated in memory of loved ones and on the inside cover, those books are identified as a special gift in memory of someone and include the donor’s name. 

The idea came to us to also celebrate birthdays this way as well.  If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with a special book that can be shared by their friends in the library, we encourage you to select a book they would enjoy and send it to the school office for Mrs. Otting to prepare for circulation in the school library.  Please do not worry about duplicates because chances are if it is a new book we may not have it and if it is a classic, we likely could use a new copy! 

On a separate sheet of paper, please write the name, dates, donor, etc. and include it with the book to assist us in accurately documenting the gift.  Feel free to write your own personal note inside the book cover if you would like.

Thank you for your consideration of this special book project.

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