Parish Lenten Mission: February 19 & 20

St. Matthew Catholic Church

"Blessed By God's Mercy"
with Fr. Jarrod Lies

Monday, February 19th & Tuesday, February 20th
6:30 - 8:00pm in the Church

Refreshments will be served following each night's presentation in the Parish Hall.
Childcare provided for ages 2-12. (Please contact Linette Lopez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Fr. Jarrod Lies was ordained by Bishop Gerber on March 26, 2001 to the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas. Fr. Jarrod is currently the Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Wichita. He finds his greatest fulfillment in teaching and preaching the Eucharistic person of Jesus Christ so as to inspire and enlighten in the fire of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God the Father unto the salvation of souls.

He holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Theology from Conception Seminary College, a Master’s degree in Scripture and Divinity from the Pontifical College Josephinum, and will soon finish a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with an emphasis in the New Evangelization for Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.

 Fr. Jarrod Lies spent his first two years of priesthood in Pittsburg, Kansas, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.  In 2003 he was made the Director of Pastoral Care (chaplain) for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School where he spent the next eight years. From July 2008 – July 2015 he served as the Pastor of St. John’s Clonmel.  And from June 2011 to June 2015 he served as the Director of the Office of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Wichita.  

Want a taste of what to expect? Search for Fr. Jarrod Lies on YouTube. He has a number of videos there for you to enjoy.

It's been quite a while since we've had a parish mission at St. Matthew. Hope you can attend, and let's fill the church!

Looking Toward Sunday

Why is STEWARDSHIP so important?

St. Matthew Launches a NEW Online Directory & Mobile App

Every year for the past 20+ years, St. Matthew Parish has published a Parish Directory containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of all its members. This has been a great tool for people to use to contact one another. But times have changed and the printed directory doesn't always meet the needs of our parishioners.

We are pleased to announce that St. Matthew Parish has launched a new Online Directory and Mobile App. This is a new service provided by Guidebook Publishing, the company that has printed and published our paper directory for many years. We are not doing away with the printed edition, but rather adding to what we already provide. We are basically taking the information that we already publish and making it available in another format.

With the new Online Directory and Mobile App, you as a parishioner have much more control over what is shared and are able to communicate with the Parish Office and your fellow parishioners much easier. 

Say for instance, you move and your address has changed. You can go into the online directory and make that change yourself. That information will automatically be forwarded to the Parish Office so that your records can be updated. The same holds true with any of your family or individual information. AND you can upload family and individual photos, which is a great way for people to recognize and get to know one another.

Another great thing you can do in the new online directory is search for other people who are say for instance, in a particular ministry or part of a particular organization. 

For your peace of mind, the directory is password protected and only available to members of our congregation. Those members of our parish for whom we have email addresses on file have already received an email containing their username and password, as well as instructions on how to log in and get started. Once you are logged on, you can change your password if you wish as well as make changes and correction to your family/family member profile. If we do not have your email address, you can get started by clicking HERE or follow the link found in the Quick Links section of this webpage (see right hand side of page)

Once you have your username and password, you can search "Guide Book Publishing" at your app store and download it for free. Then all the directory information will literally be "at your fingertips."

We hope you will take advantage of this new service, and if you have any questions, contact Bob Broxterman, St. Matthew Parish Administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .