Service

Baptismal Bibs

Baptismal bibs are hand-embroidered garments prepared for use during the Sacrament of Baptism and then given to the family as a remembrance of the occasion. While volunteers with good embroidering skills are needed, there are also other simpler tasks involved. Bibs can be embroidered at home, but once a year volunteers come together to prepare the entire year’s supply of bibs for embroidery.

For information contact Margaret Rooney; 356-8549; mar_rooney@yahoo.com

Children’s Nursery

The nursery is available for infants and toddlers during the 9:30 am Mass Sunday Mass except for occasional holiday weekends. The nursery is staffed by volunteers. You do not have to have a child in the nursery to be a volunteer. A signup schedule is prepared in advance.

For information contact Marian Gionnette; 351-2958; marian_gionnette@hotmail.com

Funeral Luncheons

The St. Matthew Funeral Luncheon Committee has a sizeable core of workers ready to provide lunches or brunches for families of the deceased and an extended list of volunteers willing to contribute salads or desserts for the funeral meal. Families are grateful for this gesture of kindness during a difficult time. Parishioners who volunteer to serve on this ministry will be called to offer assistance but if there is no answer, a message will not be left. Instead, the next volunteer on the list will be called given the short amount of time (usually less than two days) prior to the funeral meal.

For information contact Maggie Bauer; 398-2249;
Cleta Conerty; 356-7035;

Parish Office Help

Volunteers are needed for periodic mailings and brochure assembly.

For information contact Mary Knight; 217-359-4224; mlknight@stmatt.net

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

Volunteers address the organizational needs of the schedule of adorers, assisting with finding subs and helping fill the hour time-slots which are not covered.

For information contact the Parish Office; 217-359-4224; Adoration@StMatt.net