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St. John of Capistrano
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St. Anthony Mary Claret
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Fall Festival Celebration
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Fall Festival Celebration: 5k Run/Walk • 9:00am - 11:00am
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It'll be here before we know it... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Broxterman   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00

With the changing of the leaves and the cooler temperatures, it can only mean one thing....St. Matthew's FALL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION is right around the corner. Be sure to set aside Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th for this fun filled community event.

On Saturday morning, we will have the annual 5k Run/Walk, which will be held once again at the Great Life Golf and Fitness, 913 E. 29th Street. Registration begins at 8am, with the run/walk actually beginning at 9am. You can register the morning of the race, or you can register in advance. The registration form can be found on this page, under "Parish Document."

Saturday evening, everyone is invited to join us for a Chili & Cinnammon Roll Supper, beginning at 6pm (immediately following the 5pm Mass) in the Parish Hall. Good food and good company make for a great evening.

Then on Sunday, the traditional Turkey Dinner and all of the other various activities begin at 11:00am. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall until 3:00pm. Ask anyone who's attended the meal in the past and they'll tell you that you would be hard pressed to find a better turkey dinner with all the fixins' anywhere. There's turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cloeslaw, cranberry salad, rolls, pie, and drinks all included in the $9 per person (age 11 and older) price. For children, age 10 and younger, the dinner is only $3 OR  free with the donation of two non-perishable food items for the parish food pantry.

There will be games in the gym (cake spin, basket spin, bingo, card game), along with a jewelry booth, a religious goods booth, and a sweet shop. There will also be a health fair going on in conjunction with the Fall Festival Celeberation. Thehn outside there will be inflatable amusements and games for the young members of the parish. Lots of fun for everyone!

So mark you calendars now and tell your family and friends to join you at this year's FALL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION!

We're Baaaack! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Broxterman   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:00

St. Matthew Parish is pleased to announce that the newly formed Madonna Guild is hosting TRUNK OR TREAT for the children of the parish and neighborhood on Halloween, Friday, October 31st. Over the past 10 years, the parish and various parish organizations have hosted this event, however last year the event did not take place, so we are very pleased that this newly formed guild, consisting of mothers with young children, has stepped forward to take on this project.

Trunk or Treat is a way for children, parishioners and guests to enjoy "trick or treating" in a safe, fun-filled environment. It will take place from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the South Parking Lot, at the corner of SE Maryland and 28th Street. Children (and adults) are asked to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume for this fun event. The parking lot will close at 5:15pm, so please have you car parked around the perimeter of the parking lot by that time. Chirdrent will begin trick or treating, going from car to car, at 5:30pm. Everyone is asked to bring PLENTY of treats for all the trick or treaters.

There will be a contest for the "Best Decorated Trunk" and the winner will receive a gift card for Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.

All are welcome, whether you have children or not. It's a great way to see all the children in their costumes and hand out treats in a safe environment.  Come and enjoy a FUN evening,

In case the weather does not cooperate, Trunk or Treat will be moved to the Parish Hall (not the cars, just the treats!)

Symbolon Comes To St. Matthew PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

St. Matthew Parish is happy to announce that through our parish subscription to Symbolon, all members of the parish can now take advantage of this wonderful educational resource as a means of growing in their faith. Symbolon is a series of videos produce by the Augustiine Institute that focus on various aspects of our Catholic faith. These are being used this year for the first time with those enrolled in our RCIA class, and our parish subscription makes it possible for all parishioners to go online and view these videos as well.

What is Symbolon? If we are going on a journey, we would want to make sure we are going in the right direction. In our walk with God, it is the same thing. How do we know that we are following what Jesus and his apostles really taught? The way the early  Christians did this was by developing a short statement of faith called the creed, which summed up the core Christian beliefs that had been passed along to them. This creed served as a sign of unity between believers, connecting them with the beliefs of the early church. The Christians described their creed as a symbolon. This term may seem ancient and somewhat mysterious, but it describes the importance of the creed and what it means to us today. The Greek word symbolon often described a clay seal that was broken in half and given to two people, serving as a sign of recognition between them. For example, if someone left a valuable possession or made a financial deposit with a shopkeeper, they would break the seal and the shopkeeper would keep our half and the other person would keep the other half. When the two pieces were brought together and matched up perfectly, it confirmed the identity and relationship of both parties involved. So when Christians described their creed a as symbolon, they meant that it was a sign of Christian identity and communion between all believers. When the creed you recited matched up with the creed of the early Church, you could know with confidence that you were sharing in the same faith proclaimed by Jesus and the apostles.

Symbolon  aims at transforming adults on all levels—how they think, how they pray, and how they live—by immersing them in an understanding of the Word of God and the Catholic Faith. Using state-of-the-art technology, Symbolon engages adults in a systematic presentation of the Faith. Through this dynamic and engaging catechesis of adults, Symbolon helps adults of all ages discover or re-discover their Catholic faith—and how to live it.

To take advantage of this opportunity to grow in your faith, you must first register on the Symbolon webiste, (CLICK HERE) where you will be asked to create your username and password. In order to register you must have the parish code for St. Matthew, as a way of identifying yourself as being associated with the parish. To obtain this code, you are asked to contact certain members of the parish staff, either Mary Jo Pembrook, Maureen Leiker, or Bob Broxterman. Once you have idnetified yourself a a member of St. Matthew Parish and have logged in to the website, then you can view the videos at your own pace as well as access other materials that will be available to you.

You are invited and encourage to give it a try. If you have any questions or need help loggin on, be sure to contact the Parish Office.

Got Questions Regarding Our Catholic Faith? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:42

Many of us - Catholic or not - have questions about the Catholic faith. Be sure to check out a new feature on our webpage where we will address many of these questions. Under the HOME link above, you will find a link to FAQ. If you click on the FAQ tab, you will find a Questions and Answer page, where we will be featuring, among other things, a series of videos by Fr. Robert Barron which address various aspects of our faith. Check it out, and be sure to come back often as the videos will change periodically.

Archdiocese Publishes Resource for Catholic Teens (but it's good information for everyone) PDF Print E-mail
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