Loaves & Fishes
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For the month of October, we have dedicated donations to the St. Matthew Loaves and Fishes program (Howard County Food Bank) in memory of Tresja Denysenko, who died unexpectedly while working on a USAID mission in Haiti.  Tresja’s kindness and heartfelt passion for providing humanitarian assistance and improving the lives of people in need touched many communities, around the world, and here at our parish where her husband Deacon Nicholas served at Saint Matthew.


  It’s very humbling to report the following results in memory of Tresja:


Total Cash Donations                             $1,093.00

Total Food Donations                              133.1 lbs


A huge THANK YOU to the parish, family & friends for their generous support to this effort.


We would also like to remind everyone that Loaves and Fishes collects donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items throughout the year.

Memory Eternal!
Memory Eternal!
Memory Eternal!

The Loaves & Fishes Ministry:

  • Is an on-going collection of food and personal items which are donated to the Howard County Food Bank
  • Has donated over 5,400 pounds of food and other items since December 10, 2010
  • Parishioners participate in the Loaves & Fishes collection weekly by dropping off canned and dry goods items in the collection bin.

See the sign at the collection box in the Narthex and the free bookmarks to learn more about what items are needed most.

For more information contact info@stmatthewoca.org


“He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave them to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled.” Matthew 14:19-20
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Columbia, MD 21045
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Columbia, MD 21046
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