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!


Parishioners may check appointment availbility
and set up their appointments by clicking below!
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:

Good-by and Hello
 
As you heard last weekend, Fr. Rogelio announced that he is returning to the Franciscans. In the two short years I have known him, I have heard him speak frequently and with great devotion about the beginnings of his call from God in Mexico among the brothers of St. Francis. He has also told about the different ways he has served our Lord and his people within the Franciscans. Now you are part of his memory, too, and you hold a place in his mind and in his heart as he served you with great love here at St. Matthew parish. Before he returns to the Franciscans, we will have a chance to thank him and say good-bye. After all the Masses on the weekend of June 14, Fr. Rogelio will be present after all the Masses so that you can offer him many prayers of thanks and support before he leaves. Refreshments will be available in the narthex as we share this time together. As the Franciscans say, “Pax et Bonum.” We wish him peace and all good things.
 
On June 24, Fr. Franklin Duran will move into the rectory. He has been serving at St. Dominic in Bolingbrook for the last three years. I will ask him to send us a little history about himself so we can all get to know him better. I am thankful that Spanish is his first language. Like Fr. Rogelio, I know Fr. Franklin will also be a big blessing to us.
 
Photo finish
 
You have one last chance to make it into the parish photo directory. We’ve added two final sessions, Monday May 4 and Tuesday May 5 from 3:00pm to 8:30pm. These sessions will be in the Parish Center. You can sign up by calling the Parish Office or by accessing online registration through the parish website.
 
Looking Back, Looking Forward
 
Looking Back, Looking Forward is the name of our parish planning effort. The Parish Council has finished going over all your input to prepare our parish goals. These will be made available to all parishioners beginning next week. Thank you for helping with this effort. I encourage you to read over the goals and pray that we carry them out together in service to our Lord and our parish family. Remember, our parish staff and our parish councils are all here to help with things not covered by these goals. If you’re interested in becoming a member of the parish council, you are welcome to attend our next regular meeting on Monday May 11 at 7pm. A discernment meeting for potential new members will be held on Monday May 18 at 7:30pm. Both meetings will be in the Parish Center.
 
With my prayers,
 
Fr. Jerome