St. Matthew Parish Directory

St. Matthew Parish is partnering with
Lifetouch photography to publish a
St. Matthew Parish Directory
which includes individual and family portraits.


All parishioners are urged to be a part of the new directory!


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Pictures are taken in the Parish Center. 

 


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Welcome to St. Matthew Parish!

 

 

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The parish is the place where Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments, especially through the Eucharist which we receive weekly, while some receive daily. Jesus is the center of our life and in the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation we meet the loving and forgiving God. 

As you will see, our parish is involved with the activities of many people and we try to share the responsibility of stewardship by committing our time, talents and treasure.  Please consider one or two areas of service in which you will be able to serve.  In this way, you will be serving the Church and making this parish your own.  Remember the familiar saying, "Many hands make light work."

Thank you for visiting our parish and I hope you have many years as a member of our special community.

Sincerely in Christ,

The parish community of St. Matthew

 

Our Mission

St. Matthew Mission Statement:    
We, the members of the St. Matthew Parish community being many parts but one sacramental body, are sent by the love of God to make Christ present in the world. 

Declaración de la Misión de la Parroquia San Mateo:  
 Nosotros, los miembros de la comunidad parroquial de San Mateo, siendo muchas partes, pero un solo cuerpo sacramental, somos enviados por el amor de Dios para hacer presente a Cristo en el mundo.




From Our Pastor:


 “Holy Week has as its purpose the remembrance of Christ’s passion, beginning with his Messianic entrance into Jerusalem.” (General Norms, 31)  It is crucial for our spiritual life to enter into the spirit into these holy days—and so it is crucial for our family life, the life our nation, of the world and of the church.  If you cannot stop in to visit our Lord in church, carve out some time in your schedule to read the accounts of the passion of Christ in the Bible.  Look with love on the crucifix you have in your home. Especially on Good Friday, I encourage you to leave unnecessary media devices off to enter into the solemn tone of the day; this is our great day of fasting to stir up our love for Christ. I encourage all of you to take part in the Church liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil.  These liturgies are lengthy, but they are also overflowing with God’s blessings.  During this week, you will also find a number of extra times to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  How gracious of Jesus to offer his life on the cross to forgive our sins.  Give him the chance to do so by coming to Confession.  Then you will be ready to rise to new life, too, as we celebrate the glories of his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
In his writings, St. Josemaria Escriva envisions what we celebrate at the Easter vigil, and dreams of it being taken into the whole world.  “We are children of God. —Bearers of the only flame that can light up the paths of the earth for souls, of the only brightness which can never be darkened, dimmed or overshadowed.  The Lord uses us as torches, to make that light shine out...  It depends on us that many should not remain in darkness, but walk instead along paths that lead to eternal life.” (The Forge 1)
 
Wishing you a blessed and Holy Week,
 
Fr. Jerome