IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Updated as of 7/22/21

Our parish is open for masses at capacity, while still observing mask wearing and distanced seating. We are excited as the community continues to work together towards a healthier and happier future.

We take this time to advise that the Diocese of Brooklyn has announced the following: The obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sunday is a sacred one and must be taken seriously. The dispensation from this obligation which has been in effect since the start of the pandemic will be lifted as of the weekend of June 5-6, Although the dispensation will be lifted, those who are ill, or feeling unwell, those who care for the sick and those truly at risk are automatically dispensed from the obligation, as is always the case. We look forward to seeing more of you, the family and friends in Mass.

Visit the Faith Formation tab for information on PREPS registration. Also stop by the upcoming events page to read about what will be happening in our parish this month!

The SUMMER Rectory hours are: Monday – Friday 9AM – 12 Noon; Tuesday & Friday 9AM -12 Noon & 3PM -6PM. Should you need to contact the staff please call 718-821-6447.

PARISH SERVICES

Phone contact – 718.821.6447

Available Monday – Friday – 9AM – 12 Noon; 2PM – 4PM

For inquiries, questions & appointments:

(i.e. Mass intention request, sacramental certificates request, make appointments with priest, etc.)

Mass book for the entire year of 2021 is available.

Mass intention request can also be done via email: office@saintmatthiaschurch.net

Mass Information:

The upper church will be for daily Masses Monday – Friday @ 8:30 AM & 12 Noon. Church will be closed after each Mass.

Saturday Mass – English @ 5PM (Upper Church)

Sunday Masses: (Upper Church)

English @ 8AM; Polish @ 9AM ; English @ 10:30 AM; Spanish Mass @ 11:45 AM

  1. 100% capacity per scheduled Mass. You must arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the scheduled Mass.
  2. Still required to wear mask while in church.
  3. Procession will resume for liturgies.
  4. Altar servers are permitted; however, they must be trained in the safety protocols, such as maintaining social distancing and mask-wearing as well as the disinfection of hands.
  5. Lectors will resume reading from the main ambo in the Church.
  6. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should continue to follow hand sanitizing protocols before and after distribution of Holy Communion
  7. Bulletins will be available at the back of the church.
  8. Do NOT touch statues or other devotional objects in the church (including candles).
  9. People should go up for communion the usual way, observing at least 6 feet of distance between them as they approach. As previously done before the closing of church masses, Holy Communion will be distributed into the communicant’s hand to avoid any physical contact. The communicant should come before the Priest with the mask on for the dialogue (“The Body of Christ. Amen.”) and then, move to the side, lower the mask , consume the Eucharist and replace the mask. The priest hands should be disinfected before distribution of Holy Communion.

Funerals:

Funeral services are at 100% capacity. Persons attending the funeral must be seated using social distancing norms (six feet apart) except for members of the same household and everyone must wear a mask or face covering. No worship aids will be distributed.

Baptisms:

Baptisms are 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month in English, 2nd Saturday in Polish & 4th Saturday in Spanish. Appointment must be made with the priest at least 2 months in advance. There is a baptismal instruction class is required by the parents & godparents.

Weddings:

Weddings will resume with 100% capacity. You are still required to wear mask in the church. These will be scheduled by the priest as per their schedule permits.

Anointing of the Sick:

Anointing will be celebrated with the usual safety measures in place. Priest will wear mask and gloves. Any guidelines that are in place in hospitals or other institutions must be respected.

Confessions:

Confessions will be on Saturdays from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM in the upper church.

To view our live stream mass click on this tab – Live Stream Mass

We also have made an adjustment to the RECTORY office hours: Still – Phone calls only- Monday thru Friday 9AM – 12 Noon & 2PM – 4PM.

For ONLINE Parish Registration click on this link:

https://brooklyn.parishsoftfamilysuite.com/

For PREPS Registration 2020-2021

Click on the Faith Formation Tab under PARISH LIFE

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