Wednesday, October 1st

St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of Confidence and Missionaries (1873-1897)
Mass • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Confessions • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Madonna Guild • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
RE Class • 6:30pm - 7:50pm
Thursday, October 2nd

Feast of the Guardian Angels
Mass • 8:00am - 8:30am
Bible Timeline • 9:00am - 11:00am
Centering Prayer • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hunger Task Force • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Knights of Columbus • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
RCIA • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, October 3rd

All School Mass/Anointing of the Sick/1st Friday Adoraction • 8:00am - 9:00am
Saturday, October 4th

St. Francis of Assisi
Confirmation Sponsor Retreat • 9:00am - 11:30am
Confessions • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mass • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 5th

St. Faustina
Mass & Baptism • 8:00am - 9:00am
RE Class • 9:00am - 10:15am
Mass • 10:30am - 11:30am
Sacrament of Baptism • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jr. High Youth Night • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Sr. High Youth Night • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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First Friday Devotions Expanded PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Broxterman   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:21

Beginning with First Friday in October (October 3rd), there will be some special opportunities for prayer and devotion. On the First Friday of every month, there will be the regular Mass at 8:05am, but Mass will not end as it normally does. Instead, following the Prayer After Communion, Fr. John will bring forward the Blessed Sacrament for Eucharistic Adoration in the church, which will last through the day until 2:45pm when there will be Benediction and the Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Throughout the day, students from our school will come over with their classmates to spend varying lengths of time in prayer before the Eucharist. Parishioners are also invited to take advantage of this opportunity for adoration. Since we will need someone to be present at all times while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, we need people who would be willing to commit to a specific hour of adoration that day. If you can help, please contact Sue Carson (354-7762) to get your name on the list.

October is traditionally a month of healing, so at the First Friday Mass in October there will also be the Anointing of the Sick, which is open to anyone who would like to receive this sacrament.

Introducing Our NEW Youth Ministry Coordinator - Joe LaScala PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Broxterman   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:50

I am excited to be joining the staff of St. Matthew Parish as the Youth Ministry Coordinator! I have been involved in youth ministry for 10 years and look forward to bringing my passion for youth ministry to the parish.  I have heard that your parish already has the beginnings of a great youth ministry program and I hope that, together, we can help it grow!  I can see many things in the future including regular youth group meetings, retreat programs, service opportunities, trips, and much more. The youth ministry program will strive to help youth grow in faith, deepen their spirituality, connect with the parish, grow in understanding of self, have fun and eat good food. To make this happen, we will need help from many adults and youth. Adults can help by serving on the Core Team, attending events as a chaperone, helping with various activities, or providing behind the scenes support. Youth are invited to participate in the programs, provide input to the programing, let us know how we can help you and serve as a peer minister.

In closing, here are a few tidbits about myself: Last year, I spent 72 days of the year leading retreats. I am an Eagle Scout. My first major was Computer Science, but has since shifted to Theology. Events that I have coordinated are from Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreats, Scout Retreats, Six Flags trips, NCYC trips, Catholic Heart Work Camp trips, and much more. My “bucket list” includes playing foot golf, seeing the Northern Lights, and going to the Vatican.

If you see me at church, please come up and say hi!  I look forward to meeting you!

(Joe will be splitting his time between working with the youth at St. Matthew and the youth at Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish. He will have an office and regular office hours at both places. His ministry at our parish will begin June 1st.)

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
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:37

50 Questions Every Catholic Teen Should Know

Catholics Come Home PDF Print E-mail
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The readings and homily from the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 17, 2014. This was the Installation of Fr. John Torrez as the new pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church. The homily was delivered by Archbishop Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
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