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The Death of Mona Berry

Published January 5, 2016

Dear friends in Christ,   It is with sadness that I must announce to you the death of Mona Berry.  Plans for the service and currently in the works and will be announced as soon as they are finalized.  Please keep her family and friends in your prayers during this time of sorrow.   “Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord: And let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercies of God rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon them.  Amen.”   Faithfully, Fr. Matt

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The Death of Muriel Moore

Published December 30, 2015

Dear friends in Christ,   It is with sadness that I must announce to you the death of Muriel Moore who served as deacon at St. Matthias’ while she and Jim lived here in Athens.  She has been sorely missed since she and Jim moved back to North Carolina, and will continue to be sorely missed.  Please keep Jim in your prayers especially at this time, along with their whole family.  The Service of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 2nd at 11 AM at the Church of the Holy Cross in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.  In lieu of […]

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Christmas Eve

Published December 24, 2015

Christmas is here! O come let us adore Him! Mass by Candlelight, December 24th 6 PM St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church 205 Willowbrook Drive Athens, TX 75751 Please click to enlarge image.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Published December 5, 2015

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November/December Edition of The Apostle

Published October 29, 2015

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Churchman’s Ordo Kalendars Are In!

Published September 12, 2015

Churchman’s Ordo Kalendars are in! Please stop by the church and pick on up in the narthex. Feel free to take one to a friend, they are great invitations to church! Also, if you feel so moved, please drop Will Traxson at Hannigan-Smith Funeral Home an email thanking him for sponsoring them for us:http://www.hannigansmith.com/contact-us.html  

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Our New Shrine of the Holy Family

Published September 6, 2015

Votive Candles have been installed near the shrine of the Holy Family in the rear of the nave of the church. The statue of the Holy Family has been donated to the church in memory of Grover Newman, who was indeed a “family” man in the truest sense of the word. The main function of numerous, small candles in glass containers, that are often displayed in racks or stands and known as votives or vigil lights, is to maintain the intention of prayers, usually for a specific issue or person. Those who light them usually say a prayer over one […]

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September/October Edition of The Apostle

Published September 6, 2015

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Requiem for Grover Newman

Published August 20, 2015

Dear friends in Christ, The Requiem Mass for Grover Newman has been scheduled for Friday, August 28 at 10:30 AM. With reception to follow immediately in the parish hall. The Committal will take place later that afternoon at 4 PM in Livingston, TX. There will be a visitation and viewing this coming Saturday, August 22nd from 2-4 p.m. at Hannigan-Smith Funeral Home, 842 SE Loop 7. We are in need of ushers, and servers, as well as lectors potentially, if you are able please contact me. The ECW will be hosting the reception so please speak with them should you […]

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Statement from the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Dallas

Published July 4, 2015

To read the statement from the  Standing Committee of the Diocese of Dallas concerning the recent SCOTUS ruling and the actions of General Convention please open the document below. Post-GC statement from the Standing Committee 2015 FINAL

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