Ministries

Parish Ministries 

There are many ways that our parishioners serve others, study our Catholic faith, and build friendships with each other. The opportunity to become more involved at St. Matthias Parish. Every Catholic has an important role to play in the Body of Christ. How is God calling you to use your time and talent in our parish?
We invite you to discover your place and your call.
Pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gifts that you have given me through the grace of your Holy Spirit. Grant that by your guidance I may discern how you want me to share my gifts of time and talent in ministry to build the Kingdom at St. Matthias parish. Through the power of your grace, I will gladly share my gifts for the glory of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Liturgical Ministries:

Altar Servers- assist the Priest and congregation at t sacred liturgies, especially the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The society is currently open to responsible, committed young people from grades three through twelve who have received their First Holy Communion. Training is provided.  If interested contact, Karen Jones at altarservers@saintmatthiaschurch.net
The Choir- is an adult ensemble of signers who provide a rich experience of liturgical and sacred music at the English Mass each Sunday from September through June, and at the major liturgical events of the Church year. The choir is open to all adults. Rehearsals take place weekly during those months, on Wednesdays 7:00 PM in the choir loft. If interested contact, Steven Frank at stevenfrank@mac.com
Safe Environment Mandate: all ministries that work with children require that the adult volunteers follow Safe Environment Mandates, which include participating in a VIRTUS workshop, a full background check, and agreement to a Pastoral Code of Conduct. For more information contact, Lourdes Jaquez, at (718) 821-6447 or via email ljaquez@saintmatthiaschurch.net
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communionassist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass with reverence and dignity. Many Extraordinary Ministers also are involved in bringing the Body of Christ to the sick, the elderly, the homebound and residents in nursing homes. This ministry is open to men and women who are active, confirmed parishioners. Training is provided through the Diocese of Brooklyn. If you are interested contact us via email. For Spanish -Fr. Tarcisio, English – Most Reverend Neil Tiedemann. Contact them via email at office@saintmatthiaschurch.net
Lectorshave the responsibility of proclaiming the Scripture readings during the Liturgy of the Word at parish celebrations of the Eucharist. The ministry is open to all men and women of the parish. Lectors serve at least once a month during Sunday liturgy. Training is provided. If you are interested In English contact Deacon John Sands, Spanish contact Fr. Tarcicio. Contact them via email at office@saintmatthiaschurch.net
Ministers of Hospitality are instrumental in creating an atmosphere of warmth and welcome for those arriving to share in the Eucharist each weekend. These men and women greet our parishioners as they enter the church, help in seating the congregation, take up the collection and distribute the parish bulletin at liturgy’s end. This ministry is open to all men and women of the parish. Commitment is approximately 90 minutes. If you are interested in English contact Most Reverend Neil Tiedemann, Spanish contact Reverend Tarcisio Andro, Polish contact Reverend Dariusz Blicharz, via email at office@saintmatthiaschurch.net
Catechist – are men and women engaged in the ministry of teaching the faith to primary and high school age children. All the necessary training, supervision and materials are provided by the parish. Teaching the faith to future generations is the nucleus of the church, it is through the time, dedication and inspiration of the catechist along with immediate family that children begin to experience a connection to God. If you are interested in join the PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) ministry contact Agnes Ambroziak at preps@saintmatthiaschurch.net