Organizations and Opportunities


Knights of Columbus - St. Matthias Council 11173

John Rogers, Grand Knight: 860-447-3425  -  Monthly Newsletter coming soon!


Lay Apostolate

Lucille Frechette 860-739-7653


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Pat Spagnolo 860-739-6610 and Rose Sinagra 860-739-6060

We are always looking for new members – anyone who is interested in joining this ministry, by either attending meetings and knitting/crocheting with the group or working independently at home is welcome.   If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, we can help you get started with easy patterns.   We supply the yarn and patterns or you can use your own.   For more information regarding joining us, you can call Pat Spagnola at 860-739-6610 or Rose Sinagra at 860-739-6060. If you know someone who is in need of a Prayer Shawl, contact Pat or Rose.


Prayer Tree

Kathleen Reilly 860-739-8633

Be persistent in prayer, and keep alert as you pray, giving thanks to God.  Col. 4:2

If you have a prayer request, email Kathie Reilly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Please include:

  1. First name only of the person for whom we are praying
  2. A brief description of the prayer intention

Would you like to become part of the Prayer Tree?   Join us by praying for the people and intentions that are submitted. You can do this in the privacy of your own home at a time convenient to you. 
Simply email Kathie and supply her with your name, phone, and email address.  


Scripture Sharing

Scripture sharing groups meet for ten weeks in the fall and ten weeks in the spring.   Held on Wednesday, the morning session meets following the 9:00am Mass in the Parish Center.  The evening session meets at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.  Each weekly meeting lasts for approximately two hours.

Each meeting includes prayer, a guided discussion of one of the numbered lessons, refreshments, and viewing a DVD that summarizes the particular scripture passage that is addressed in the lesson.

The curriculum is from Little Rock Scripture Study series with commentary from the New Collegeville Bible Commentary.   The group decides which portion of the bible they will study each semester.

Current participants are from St. Matthias, St. Agnes, and St. Paul.   Anyone is welcome to join.   The fee for materials is $15.00.
If you are interested in participating, please contact: Dave Quinn – morning session – 860-691-8309, Jerry Shaw – evening session – 860-739-0049.


Spiritual Direction

Kathy Irr, Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader 860-892-9120


Saint Matthias Outreach to St. Vincent de Paul Place Soup Kitchen

Our parish is scheduled to help serve lunch two days a month at Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Norwich.  If you are interested in joining this important ministry to the poor or would like more information, call the parish office at 860-739-5208.


Saint Matthias Women’s Club

Joan Rogers, President 860-447-3425
Mary Gentile, Vice President
Christine Staehle, Secretary
Alice James, Treasurer