You are Loved by Him and Welcomed Here.

Saturday, September 14 at 4pm
Join us for a great Celebration Mass of Thanksgiving for Msgr. Walter’s Priesthood and 25 years as our Pastor! Reception to follow in the Great Room – all are welcome!

St. Matthew Welcome Booklet: Click HERE
Faith Formation Registration, Click HERE
Parish News for September 15, 2019, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Annual Catholic Appeal: Click HERE
September 2019 Ministry Schedule
Sept. 14:
 Msgr. Walter 4pm Anniversary Mass: Click HERE
Sept. 15: Pre-Baptism Workshop, no pre-registration needed
Sept. 21: St. Matthew Feast Day Family Dinner, Click HERE

Sept. 22: Catechetical Sunday, 9am Mass; September 23: Faith Formation Classes Begin
Sept. 24 & September 25: Walking with Purpose Women’s Scripture Study begins. Click HERE
Sept. 28
: Retreat, “Keep Calm and Carry On in Jesus Name” Click HERE

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For a helpful resource to understand sacred liturgy and the new Diocesan Liturgical Norms, click HERE.
For Bishop Frank J. Caggiano’s March Update Letter, click HERE.

Parish News for September 15, 2019, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for September 8, 2019 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for September 1, 2019, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for August 25, 2019, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for August 18, 2019, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for August 11, 2019, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for August 4, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for July 28, 2019, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for July 21, 2019, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for July 14, 2019 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for July 7, 2019, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 30, 2019, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Parish News for June 23, 2019, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Parish News for June 16, 2019, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Parish News for June 9, 2019

Parish News for June 2, 2019, Seventh Sunday of Easter


 

Parish News for May 26, 2019, Sixth Sunday of Easter

Parish News for May 19, 2019, Fifth Sunday of Easter


Parish News for May 12, 2019, Fourth Sunday of Easter.


Parish News for May 5, 2019, Third Sunday of Easter.


Parish News for April 28, 2019, Divine Mercy Sunday

Parish News for Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 21, 2019


NEW LITURGICAL NORMS


BLESSING OF THROATS at all Feb. 2 & Feb. 3 Weekend Masses

Role of the Holy Spirit in Personal Life: Pentecost. The Holy Spirit. God at work in us. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6pm

Walk-In Wednesday to speak with Msgr: Jan. 23; 11am-12pm or 12:45pm-1:45pm.

COMMUNITY DINNER
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6pm; Reservations required (203-838-3788, ext. 101); $2/person to be paid at the door.
NEW HORIZONS SENIOR 12:10 MASS & LUNCHEON
Thursday, Dec. 13; Reservations by Monday, Dec. 10
ADVENT RECONCILIATION
Tuesday, Dec. 18: 1-2pm; 7-8pm in Church
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT
Monday, Dec. 24, 4pm Mass


Interfaith Prayer Service: Tues, Nov 20 at 7:30pm
Join us for a wonderful night of song and praise as our interfaith communities give thanks to our one, true God.
Wednesday, November 21
9am Mass; 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12:10pm Healing Mass with Anointing; 6pm Adoration for Children; 8pm Rosary
Thanksgiving Day, November 22
8:45am Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9am Thanksgiving Mass


November is the month of All Souls
Write down the names of your loved ones who are no longer with you and bring them to the Church. Their names will be placed on the altar and prayed for at every Mass that is celebrated during the month of November.


Click here for our Thanksgiving Week Bulletin, November 18, 2018.


Keep up to date with everything happening at St. Matthew in our November 11 Bulletin.


All Saints Day

Thursday, Nov. 1 Masses: 8am; 12:10pm: 5pm; 7:30pm
All Souls Day
Friday, Nov. 2 Masses:
8am in Church; 11am at St. John Cemetery (Richards Ave); 12:10pm in Church; 1pm at St. Mary Cemetery (Broad St, Norwalk); 5pm in Church; 7:30pm in Church


SIGN UP SUNDAY & ART AUCTION: Nov. 3-4 Weekend!
Sharing Our Gifts…

Discovering…developing…and sharing our gifts is one way for us to grow stronger in our faith.
Stop by the ART EXHIBIT in the Great Room after all weekend Masses and make a bid on Paintings…Collectibles….Coin & Stamp Collections & more!


Walking With Purpose Women’s Scripture Study
Join us for “Opening Your Heart” offered mornings and evenings, beginning: Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 9:30am OR Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30pm.
Click HERE to Register and learn more about Opening Your Heart!


2018-19 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Are you, or do you know of someone interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church?
Or are you a Catholic adult (18 yrs +) who never received the sacrament of Confirmation? For more information, please contact Fr. Sunil: 203-838-3788, ext. 114. Click HERE FOR RCIA 2018-2019 Application.


ONLINE GIVING
We are grateful for your support and offer Online Giving, a secure and convenient way to give. Click on the green “Welcome to Online Giving” button below to create a new account or log in to an existing one.


St. Matthew Recreation Center & Renovations
July 22 Update From Msgr. Walter:
 Planning & Zoning approved the motion for the Rec Center to move forward. Next steps: Construction Drawings; we plan to break ground in late fall. Construction should take 9-12 months.  Online Pledges and Giving is now available. Thank you for your prayers and support!

Click here for Brochure

Click Here for Online Pledge and Giving

Click Here for Preliminary Case for Support


Anyone over the age of 18 who offers to Volunteer at any event at the Church is required by the Diocese to have a background check and complete the training program BEFORE THEY CAN VOLUNTEER. You will need to REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE taking a one-time Safe Environments Training Class. 
Questions or need assistance? Can’t attend either of these classes? Please be in touch with Erma Moore, our Virtus Coordinator: 203-838-3788, ext. 107 or email: ErmaMoore@gmail.com.

 

 

Celebrate the Great Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays: 3:15-4pm, First Tuesdays, and by appointment.

Msgr. Walter: “Confession is a Celebration of God’s goodness to all of us. We come to Confession not necessarily because we are bad. We come because GOD IS GOOD!


Keep up to date with St. Matthew News for the week of October 28, 2018.

 

This week’s bulletin, October 21, 2018, features photos from Confirmation Night & photos from the early part of Msgr.’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land….also, take a look at Fr. Flores’ beautiful  letter to Parishioners on the last page: “I guess what I am trying to say is that you not only saved my parish, but my priesthood.

Congratulations, to our 2018 Confirmation Class! Read about their journey in the October 14 bulletin!


Our 2018 St. Matthew Service Award Honorees are featured in this week’s bulletin: October 7, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch up on the latest News at St. Matthew, September 30, 2018

St. Matthew News for September 23, 2018.


Stay connected with what’s happening on Catechetical Sunday: September 16, 2018


Catch up on the latest news, “Be strong, fear not! Here is your God…He comes to save you.” Sept. 9, 2018


Click here for Msgr. Walter’s Sept. 7th Statement on Abuse Crisis


Here’s our Carnival edition! Sept. 2, 2018


 Memorializing a Loved One

Flowers

Consider donating the Sanctuary flowers in honor of someone you love.  The Offering is $150.00.  Your loved one’s name will appear in the bulletin during the week of the gift.Candle

Consider lighting the Sanctuary Candle in Memory of your loved one.  The candle will burn for one week near the Tabernacle.  Our beeswax Sanctuary Candle burns 24/7.  The Offering for the candle is $25.00.  Your loved one’s name will appear in the bulletin during the week of the gift.


 

Annual Parish Picnic, Sunday, Sept. 24 1-5PM

Stop by your Community of Faith for Fellowship, Food & Fun! Pony Rides…Train Rides for the Whole Family…Extra-large Obstacle Course…Bouncy-Bouncy for Kids…Face painting…Horseshoes, Bocce, Volleyball..Great Food and more…