Bishop Matz was the Bishop of Denver from 1889 to 1917. He worked at Georgetown, “completing the church and building the school, rectory and hospital, and attending the two churches of Georgetown and Silver Plume.” Fr. Howlett advised him to take Saint Ann’s Church in Denver, which he did, in 1885. In 1887, he accepted the role of the episcopate (87). In addition to being Fr. Howlett’s immediate superior, Bishop Matz was his close friend. Fr. Howlett often mentions him when writing about a transitional period in his life-- not only because the Bishop was responsible for many of the changes in Howlett’s life, but also because he frequently turned to him for advice.
Recollections Of My Life And Reflections On Times And Events During It: A Memoir By W. J. Howlett