Let’s develop a culture

Members are reminded that flowers are placed on our altars in honor of saints among us, in memory of loved ones now in heaven or in celebration of a special occasion such as an anniversary or a birth. If you have a special occasion coming up or if you have a loved one you’d like to give thanks for, please give your name and donation to the Rector or the office by the Tuesday before the Sunday of celebration. It is appropriate and indeed desirable for more than one person or family to give flowers for a given Sunday. Give whatever you can give and it will be a blessing especially to our sick and shut-ins who are given the flowers each Monday.

If you are not a flower person then you can contribute towards the printing of our bulletins. These too are distributed to our sick and shut-ins as well as many others each week.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Please Note! Mass will be held this coming Wednesday, August 18th at 1:00 pm.

Masses and Evensong will be held next Sunday at the usual times. 

Coffee Hour after the 7:15 a.m. Mass continues this Sunday as a “Grab and Go Event.   Please note the parish does not provide the refreshments! We depend upon the generosity of our members and various organizations of the parish. To this end members who are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any other special event are invited to share their joy by contributing towards the refreshments.

Ushers on Duty Next Sunday are:

7:15 a.m.
Jayvin Mycklewhyte, Joan Mitchell, Delores Burrows, Levi Wilmott, Oscar Munroe, Gwendolyn Stuart,  Sandi Treco, Keith Strachan

10:30 a.m.
Marsha Bain, Allyson Mycklewhyte, Alexandria Fernander, Tamalar Sweeting, Jeanelle Thompson Brenda Heastie, Alice Inniss, Shazet Strachan, Shaza Strachan, Laurena Finlayson

We remind all Parents/Guardians/ Friends if you know of anyone who has gone or will be going abroad for their tertiary level education, to inform the Clergy or Sharon, as soon as possible so that we may place their names on our Student Prayer List. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

The Bishop of the diocese has asked Fadda Burton to be the interim priest at St. Barnabas from September 1st to October 1st when the new Rector Fr. Roderick Bain will assume the Cure.

St. Matthew’s parish will officially be saying thanks and farewell to Fadda Chester on Sunday August 29th when he will celebrate and preach at both Masses for the final time as our Assistant Curate.

Following both services there will be a “Grab and Go” reception in the parish center. Persons wishing to contribute cash or kind for the reception are asked to speak with Sharon Ferguson or Debbie Taylor.

Persons wishing to present Father with parting gifts of cash should place the same in the envelopes provided or any envelope marked boldly “Dis fer Fadda Burton” and placed into the offering bags.  Persons wishing to present gifts of another kind are most welcome to do so.

Organizations/Persons wishing to present gifts of another kind are most welcome to do so and will have the opportunity to do so during the masses on August 29th.

We continue our prayerful appeal to members to update their membership information if they have not done so as yet. 

Each member is asked to complete a membership form either online (preferred way) at our website www.stmatthewsbah.org / membership) or on the form provided by the Ushers

                                                                                                 Remember In Your Prayers

The unemployed of our church
The homeless in our land
The disabled members of our church
Those who have requested our prayers
The lapsed & indifferent members of our church
The incarcerated of our church
Members who are studying abroad:
Shanee Armbrister, Shaquille Burrows, Christina Campbell, Fia & Frantz Campbell, Trae Carey, Destiny Coburn, Dominique Cooper, Alexandria Curry, Inga Darville, Chloee Deveaux, Thomas Jr & Thomea Evans, Owyn Ferguson, Tenajh Gaitor, Tonia Heastie, Gerrard Hepburn, Kristen Johnson, Aaron Jordan, Jaida Knowles, Tatyanna Maynard, Aliah & Tevin Pinder, Chelsea Rolle, Tyler Rutherford, Janice Seymour, Celine Thompson, Brandon Treco, Maleah Williams, Gabrielle Wilson
Members of the parish who protect our country
Members in the US Armed Forces – Raquel Smith
To pray for seasonal weather
The Bishops and Clergy of our Diocese
Our Companion Parish of St. Peter’s Long Island
The Ordinands of our Diocese
Howard Bethel, John Pinder, Rondeno Rolle, Cameron Saunders 

We pray for God’s grace and mercy on the sick and confined; those known and unknown to us, especially those of our parish family. It is our Christian duty to pray for and visit with our sick and confined. To this end, we encourage members of the parish to visit them whenever possible. If you cannot do so in body then we encourage you to do so by way of the telephone.

Of our parish family:

Anthony Allens, Torry Armstrong, Gio Bain, Clarese Bodie, Colin Bowe, Thelma Brice (393-3917) Milo Butler, Winifred Butler, Derek Cambridge Jr., Michelle Campbell, Mable Carey (601-7955), Enid Carroll (324-1342) Antoinette Cartwright, Blanche & Melbourne Cartwright (324-2683), Locksley Cartwright, John Cates (325-0592) Salome Charles, Emerald Cooper (393-0220), Ida Culmer (325-7652), Dorothea Davis (558-3629), Anthony Dean (393-0792), Royann Duhard, Robert Elliott (325-1190), Elaine Fernander (361-3893) Edith “Valley Girl” Finley (601-7974), Sir Cyril Fountain (393-6493) Sheri Fountain, Joy Francis (698-4988) Sandra Francis, Ethelyn Franks, Allison Heastie, Brenda Heastie, Vivian Humes, Floyd Kemp (324-0406) Angela Knowles (325-8941) Philip Knowles (364-3554) Gabby Lord (809-3048)  Lorenzo Major (393-7859), Helen Martinborough (324-5158) Earnest Mckenzie (323-3286) Joan Mitchell, John Mycklewhyte (393-2035) Cheryl Nicholls, Freddie Nottage Jr., Sloan Nottage (676-9791) Kim Pinder, Tyrone Pyfrom, Anthony Roberts, Kevin Rolle, Anthony Rutherford (364-0278)  Alice Symonette – Sands (394-6438) Bernadette Scott, Doris Smith, Edmund & Gloria Strachan (327-1315) Mildred Taylor (394-5373) Lewis White, Peter Whitfield, Ethan Williams (son of Andrea Moxey)

Of the wider community:
Judy Alleyne, Franklyn Francis (brother of Andrea Francis), Carol Gomez (wife of Archbishop Gomez), Roger Johnson (brother in law of Canon Walkine) Patsy Knowles (sister of Sandra Knowles) Frankiemae Thompson,  Michael Wells (son of Shirley Francis). 

Let us Pray:  All powerful and ever-living God, the lasting health of all who believe in you, hear us as we ask your loving help for the sick of our parish family; restore their health, that they may again offer joyful thanks in your Church.  Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

We are happy to list in the bulletin the names of persons from the wider community who request our prayers. However, many people forget to let us know when to take a name off the list and, as a result, our list becomes a bit huge and we believe outdated.

Please note the following changes! We will list names for prayer requests from the wider community for TWO months. After the last Sunday of the two month period the names on the list will be taken off and a new prayer request list will be published.  If someone wishes to have a name remembered again, the name must be re-submitted to the office/Rector. This will assure that we keep an up-to-date list.

When entering the hospital or if you are sick at home for any length of time, please let your Clergy know.  Remember it is your responsibility to notify your parish Priests on such occasions.  You can only be ministered to, when and if it is known that you are not well.  The Clergy should also be notified when you are leaving the hospital.  Thanks for your kind co-operation.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK!  The Clergy wishes to make the Sacrament available to those who because of sickness or infirmity are unable to attend public celebrations of the Eucharist.  If you are sick and/or confined (or if you know someone who is) and wish to receive Holy Communion at home, Please inform the Clergy as soon as possible

Always remember to pray for the repose of the souls of the Faithful Departed. Pray for those who have died recently, those whose  anniversaries of burial occur this week, for those buried in our church’s yard, and for those who for whatever reason have no one to remember them with love in prayer.

The parish extends condolences and assurance of our prayers to all who are grieving the loss of loved ones and those whose memories are called to mind at this time.

A Will is your final statement of your Christian stewardship. When planning your bequests and memorials, prayerfully consider including our parish community of St. Matthew’s.