Celebrating Mattie’s YES to God

2021 Memorial Mass Marking the 17th Anniversary of Mattie’s Death

Who was the ‘Mattie behind the fame’? He was a child with deep love and reverence for the Sacraments, especially Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation.

Mattie talked with God about his purpose. And Mattie shared God’s messages to the world. But Jesus was his role model. Through the Eucharist we see the gift of Jesus – we see the thank you to our Father. We also see the Amen – the YES – that Jesus gave our Father.

Mattie strove to say YES. As the hymn goes, “Here I am Lord.” May He help each of us say YES more often.

The Guild thanks St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church, Pastor Fr. Mark Knestout and his wonderful staff. We also thank our celebrant Msgr. John Enzler who baptized Mattie and gave the homily at Mattie’s funeral.

Here is the Mass program booklet. Mattie Program for Memorial Mass

This is a highlight video of remarks, the Gospel reading and homily from the Memorial Mass.