Hospitality

Christian Kindness

  • Extend a warm, hospitable, and loving welcome to all who join us whether in worship, service, study, social time or in times of personal need.
  • Present a visible sign of Christ’s loving kindness in all we do.

Annual Parish Gala (Dinner/Auction)

Assist with the planning, publicity and implementation of the annual parish dinner/auction. The Gala is held in April.

Contact

Bill & Kelley Cochran

Annual Parish Fall Festival Celebration

Volunteers are needed to help plan and organize the festival, as well as set-up beforehand and clean-up afterwards, work at the games and in the kitchen and dining room. Note: this year’s festival will be the weekend of October 21-22, 2017

Contact

Gary & Judy Menke
233-0650

Bereavement Ministry

This ministry of care reaches out to parishioners during a time of loss due to the death of a loved one.

Contact

Parish Office
232-5012

Event Greeter

For various other parish events (not including Mass), we need individuals/families who would be willing to act as greeters and extend the spirIt of hospitality.

Contact

Parish Office
232-5012

Funeral Lunch

Provide food and/or help host a meal for families following the funeral. Will be contacted when the need arises.

Contact

Parish Office
232-5012

Greeter/Minister of Hospitality

Those who greet the people as they come into church for Mass and other liturgical celebrations.

Contact

Bob Broxterman
232-5012

Help with Parish Receptions

At various times throughout the year, the parish hosts receptions in the parish hall (parish mission, Easter Vigil, etc.). Volunteers assist with set-up, serving and clean-up.

Contact

Parish Office
232-5012

Knights of Columbus

Men of the parish are invited to join the St. Matthew’s Council, focusing on strong family values and a sense of service to the mission of the Church and the parish.

Contact

Mike Barnard, Grand Knight

Parish Card Groups

Members of the parish gather on a monthly basis from September through March to play either pitch or bridge. If there is enough interest, groups could be started to play pinochle as well.

Contact

Kathy Rosetta
379-0744

Provide Refreshments

Provide cookies, baked goods, etc. for various programs, events and receptions,on an “as needed” basis.

Contact

Parish Office
232-5012

Single Adults

Opportunities in the Topeka community for single Catholics to get to know and share their faith with others who are also single. Associated with Catholic Singles Fellowship Social Activities Committee – Organizing social activities to foster fellowship and a sense of community to all ages of our parish family.

Contact

Parish Office
232-5012

Supper Club

Groups of four couples who gather four times a year to have dinner in a different couple’s home. Couples do not have to be married; two singles could make a couple if they wish to participate. Over 21 years of age please.

Contact

John & Kathy Rosetta
379-0744

Welcoming Committee

Assist with the registration of new parishioners, and reach out to our newcomers to introduce them to St. Matthew’s.

Contact

Dean Laarson
379-0479

St. Matthew Women’s Organization

The women of St. Matthew’s Parish meet regularly as a large group, as well as in small interest groups and/or in guilds, to support one another, to get to know one another, and to grow in their faith together.

Contact

Marj Kurtz