St. Matthias is really MAD
St. Matthias is really MAD (Making A Difference)
In keeping with our Parish Mission, our purpose is to influence communities by modeling the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. As disciples, WE ARE CALLED to be light for the kingdom, reaching out with a loving and caring spirit. Accordingly, we should proclaim the message of the Lord with a passion that is energizing, encouraging and evident in the examples we set. Similar to a “random act of kindness” card crusade, we are printing custom forms with a “tear-off” card at the bottom that may be distributed in your own acts of kindness. No matter what your good deed (see some ideas below), leave behind a kindness card from our church- which will be in honor of our 40th anniversary activities. Keep the larger top portion to fill out if you would like to share your experience with others here in the parish. For example, you may wish to write where you left your card, how you felt when you left the card, or how someone reacted as they benefitted from your kindness.
As St. Matthias parishioners, we are celebrating 40 years of discipleship and we are really MAD (Making A Difference)! When we act as disciples, especially to strangers, we begin to build friendships based on the values and principles preached in the Gospels. This is an effective way for each of us to do one kind deed of evangelization without expecting anything in return. By engaging as active participants in our mission to share the love of Christ, we set into motion a ripple effect that starts right here in our community and has the potential to reach far and wide. For every simple act of kindness offered, one powerful impact may be made. With humble hearts and contagious enthusiasm, we go forth to serve one another.
Cards will be available the weekend of February 22/23, 2020.
Pay for the car behind you at a fast food drive through Buy someone’s coffee
Let someone go in front of you in line
Buy groceries for the next person in line
Bring in donuts or bagels for your co-workers Shovel your neighbor’s driveway or sidewalk Anonymously pay for another’s meal at a restaurant Give a stranger a gift card
Leave an extra generous tip to a server
Do someone else’s chores without them asking
Make a care package for the elderly or someone in need Write a list of things you love about a family member/ friend/co-worker and share it with them
Spread encouragement on your social media pages
Give a stranger a compliment
Donate coloring books and crayons to sick kids in hospi- tals
Write a thank you card to someone
Pray with someone who is grieving
Leave a treat or gift card for your mail carrier
Introduce yourself to someone at church
Visit the elderly
Leave a kind note or money in a library book
Smile at and thank your teacher or boss
Pay for the next car’s gas at the pump
on Saturday, February 15 at 11:43AM