Evangelization

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The Evangelization Committee raises awareness of St. Matthias Parish by spreading the word of the Bible and St. Matthias mission while encouraging spirituality. The committee’s goal is to determine marketing strategies for inviting people of the area to St. Matthias Parish by raising awareness of active parishioners and mission activities. These strategies are targeted to those who have no church affiliation in any religious tradition, including Catholics who may be inactive in their faith, Catholics who may attend Mass but have no specific parish affiliation, and those who are registered members of St. Matthias but seemingly inactive.

To get involved, contact Brian Jens.



Why Do Catholics Do That?

The Eucharist – Do Catholics Worship a Symbol?

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Is missing Sunday Mass a mortal Sin?

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Have a Pope?

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Light Candles

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Cross their Forehead, Lips and Heart at the Gospel

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Go to Confession?

Can you picture what it feels like to hold a fresh piece of laundry after it has been washed and dri…

Light the Easter Fire?

One of the most beautiful things about the Catholic Church is the use of symbols to communicate mean…

Why do Catholic Cardinals wear Red?

Colors in the Catholic Faith are a significant symbolism.  Throughout our Catholic Faith tradit…

Why do Priests kiss the Altar at Mass?

It is clear that from the earliest times a kiss was not only a token of love, but also under certain…

The Flight Into Egypt

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The Epiphany

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI The Mother of God knew by supernatural enlightenment that on the night of …

Light 4 or 5 candles during the Advent Season

Advent (ad-venio in Latin or “to come to”) is a time of waiting, expectation, and prepar…

Why do Catholics pray for souls in Purgatory?

One of the most beautiful things about the Church is that it is the Body of Christ. Whether it’s the…

Are Ghosts Real?

As Halloween quickly approaches and we begin to see horror movies in the theaters, an obvious questi…

Confirmations

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Catholic Guilt – Good or Bad?

Have you ever felt bad for doing something wrong, and had someone tell you that you have Catholic Gu…

Why doesn’t the Church sell all its wealth and give the money to the poor?

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Can Catholic women become priests?

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Can Catholics be Cremated?

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The Immaculate Conception vs the Incarnation

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Is the Pope Infallible?

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A Parishioner’s Question

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Not Say Alleluia During Lent?

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Fast During Lent

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Why do Catholics…

stand, sit, and kneel during Mass? If you have ever talked with someone who has seen a Mass for the …

Why Do Catholics…

celebrate Christmas on December 25th? Although the date of Christ’s birth is not given to us in Scri…

Why Do Catholics…

Genuflect? We Catholics genuflect because we are making a sign of reverence before the Real Presence…

Why do Catholics…

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Why Do Catholics Say Amen?

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Why Do Catholics Pray To Saints?

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Why Do Catholics Use Blessed Palms on Palm Sunday?

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Why Do Catholics Give Up Meat on Friday’s in Lent?

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