Saint Matthias Church

 128 Bryn Mawr Avenue ▪ Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Rectory: (610) 664-0207 ▪ Fax: (610) 664-3559


Religious Education (PREP) and Youth & Young Adult Ministry Offices: (610) 664-1942

Saint Matthias Roman Catholic Church serves the People of God in Bala Cynwyd, Merion & Wynnefield - All Are Welcome!



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Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.                           John 6:54





Saint Matthias Church

Christmas Schedule


Advent-Christmas Confessions

Saturdays:  4:15 PM

Sunday, December 14:  9:45 – 10:15 AM

Sunday, December 21:  9:45 – 10:15 AM

Also, by appointment


Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve:  5:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Midnight Mass  (preceded by choral and instrumental prelude at 11:30 PM)

Christmas Day:  8:30 AM and 10:30 AM

(NO 7:00 PM Mass on Christmas Day)


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

New Year’s Eve:  5:00 PM

New Year’s Day:  8:30 AM and 10:30 AM

(NO 7:00 PM Mass on New Year’s Day)



Mass Schedule:          


                          - Saturday Vigil Mass:  5:00 PM 


                          - Sunday:  8:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM 

                          - Monday through Friday:  7:30 AM     


                          - Saturday:  8:00 AM 


                          - Holydays (Ascension Thursday, August 15, November 1 and December 8):

                             6:00 PM Vigil, 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM




Sacrament of Reconciliation: 


                         - Confessions are heard on Saturdays at 4:15 PM, on the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 AM,

                            or at any time by appointment. 




Sacrament of Baptism:           


                         - The Sacrament of Baptism is administered every Sunday at 11:30 AM


                         - Arrangements are made in advance at the Rectory.


                         - Sponsors must be approved by a letter from their respective Pastors.


                         - First-time parents attend Pre-Jordan Meeting prior to Baptism, which is arranged at a

                            mutually convenient time




Sacrament of Marriage:           


                         - Arrangements must be made with the Pastor at least six months in advance.


                         - Pre-Cana instructions are required.



                         - Weddings may be scheduled on Saturdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM,

                            or on Friday evenings.




Adoration of The Most Blessed Sacrament                                       


                           Those who wish to make a visit before the Blessed Sacrament should ring the bell at the

                           church door closest to the rectory during regular business hours to be buzzed in. 

                           Please close the door tightly behind you when leaving.     


                           Monthly First Wednesday All-Day Adoration begins following the 7:30 AM Mass

                           and concludes with Benediction at 7 PM.




Becoming a Registered Parishioner of Saint Matthias Parish

                           New to our Parish and/or haven’t registered yet?  Welcome to Saint Matthias!  
                           Introduce yourself to Monsignor Mesure outside after Mass,
                           then come to the Rectory to be registered.  It only takes a few minutes.




Our Parish Staff:

                Rev. Monsignor Gerard Mesure, Pastor

                Rev. Charles E. Gormley, Retired Priest


                Rev. John A. McGinnis, Retired Priest


                John J. Yura, M.A., Parish Business Manager


                Peggy Haley, Director of Parish Outreach & Coordinator of Religious Education


                Katherine Bryson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry


                 Berthilla Wiscount, Director of Liturgical Music




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 Directions to Saint Matthias




 Parish Bulletin: 

          November 23

          November 16

          November 9

          November 2

          October 26

          October 19

          October 12

          October 5

          September 28

          September 21

          September 14

          September 7

          August 31

          August 24

          August 17

          August 10

          August 3

          July 27

          July 20

          July 13

          July 6

          June 29

          June 22

          June 15

          June 8

          June 1

          May 25

          May 18

          May 11

          May 4

          April 27

          April 20

          April 13

          April 6

          March 30

          March 23

          March 16

          March 9

          March 2

          February 23

          February 16

          February 9

          February 2

          January 26

          January 19

          January 12

          January 5



 Upcoming Parish Events:

   Please consult the weekly

          bulletins above

    - Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Day Mass, 9:00 AM

    - Dec. 2 - All day Eucharistic Adoration, 7PM Benediction

    - Dec. 5 - Fun Fest, 6:00 PM

    - Dec. 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    - Dec. 14 - Baby Boomers and Beyond Christmas Luncheon, 11:30 AM


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 Ministries Schedules:

            January 1






            May 29









 Counters Schedules:















 St. Charles Seminary Appeal   



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 Affordable Care Act:

 Health Insurance Options and

 the Ethics of the HHS Mandate







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  Our Pastor

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  Parish History

  Parish Ministries &

  Parish Mission Statement

  Stations of the Cross

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  Archdiocese of Philadelphia

  Archdiocesan Vocations Office

  Saint Charles Seminary


  Graduate School of Theology 
    & Program of Catholic Studies
    at Saint Charles Borromeo


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  World Wide Marriage
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit:

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All calls are confidential.

Please continue to pray for our Seminarians and for an increase in vocations to the Sacred Priesthood, as well as those discerning a vocation.