St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church
101 W. Burrell Drive
Crown Point, IN  46307

219-663-2201

Fr. James E. Wozniak, Pastor

Gregory Fabian, Deacon

 
 

Parish Life Commision

 
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The mission of Parish Life is to promote family life, to help build community in the parish, and to foster a sense of belonging among parishioners.  The Parish Life Commission encompasses activities that help build the parish into a faith community and provide for the social and communal needs of the parishioners.  This Commission includes the chairs of grief support groups, hospitality, youth groups, evangelization, parish fundraisers and social events, men's and women's clubs.

Current activity organizations and fundraisers include:

Garage, Antique and Bake Sales
- Our Garage Sale is headed up by volunteers who plan and organize our spring and fall garage sales.  Our garage sales are always the last Thursday and Fridays of May and September each year.  These are our two major fundraisers for the parish and very fun to work at and meet other parishioners...come join us!  Our next garage sale will be September 23rd 8:30 am - 7 pm and September 24th 8:30 am - 1 pm. 

Women's Club - The Women's Club serve and support the parish through hospitality, prayer, guest speakers, social events, and various fundraisers such as our Fish Fry.  The Women's Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Library of the Church. 

Men's Club - The Men's Club is headed up by Tom Baranak.  Members organize and participate in such activities as the Children's Easter Festivities, recycling projects, Ham Bingo around Easter, various outings to sporting events and fundraisers such as our Fish Fry.  Each month the group strives to have a speaker or topic/item of interest at the meetings.  If you are interested in attending any of these meetings please contact the office for further information or attend one of their meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Small Hall.  

Funeral Luncheons - If a funeral luncheon is requested we have a core group of lovely ladies who so caringly prepare food for family members and friends of the deceased after the funeral liturgy. 

Mardi Gras - Our Mardi Gras celebration is not for adults but a festival for our children on Fat Tuesday and headed up by Laura Maginot!  An entire gymnasium filled with games with prizes, food, popcorn, and kids running around having a great time!    Our children had a fantastic time at this event.  A HUGE THANK YOU TO LAURA MAGINOT FOR CHAIRING THIS EVENT!  Proceeds benefited our Religious Education Department and Mother Theresa's Sisters of Charity.

St. Joseph Soup Kitchen Visit - We have a group of parishioners that help serve food at the St. Joe Soup Kitchen in Hammond on the third Tuesday of each month.  The group is growing and is headed up by Helen Czernoch.  Each month they serve approximately 150 people lunch.  If you are interested in helping or donating please call the parish office.  The group leaves promptly at 8:30am and returns about 2:30pm.

Wittenberg Lutheran Village - Once each  month, Fr. Jim and a group of volunteers celebrate Mass for Catholics at Wittenberg Lutheran Village for Catholic's who are unable to attend church.  Dates for this ministry change occasionally so it is best to contact the church office for the schedule.