Making an Impact in the Community

“Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.” ~Saint Teresa of Avila


  • Catholic Daughters of the Americas – Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, they strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” The program includes concerns of today’s church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being of all. Contact: Nancy Piro:
  • Currency Engineers assist the pastor by totaling weekend collections and recording contributions. Contact Steve Buckett at
  • Fitness Club is a ministry committed to encouraging health of body and mind through exercise. Contact: Aggie Squeo at
  • Food Pantry provides groceries and other basic necessities to the poor and needy of the community.  The Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 9:00am-12:00noon. Contact Beverly Martin at
  • Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. The good works of the Order are a strong witness to the message of Christ.  Their members organize charitable functions benefiting the community and the church.  Contact Chris O’Connor:  To visit their website, please click here:
  • Manna House (Open Door Shelter) Ministry is an outreach to the hungry in our community.  Volunteers help to prepare a meal about six times a year (mostly on Sundays) and serve it at the Open Door Shelter. For more information or to join this ministry, please email: Theresa Figueiras:

  • New Horizons Senior Group provides additional avenues for the enrichment of the spiritual and social life of parish seniors 60 years of age and older. Contact Joan Walsh at
  • Parish Mailing Committee consists of volunteers who assist in the bulk-mailing of letters from the church to parishioners. Contact Mary Jane Johnston or Barbara Sibiskie:
  • Parish Nurses Ministry promotes wellness and healing of parishioners through utilization of nursing skills in the areas of education, simple screenings and health fairs. Contact Nancy Mola:

  • Sewing Ministry‘s mission is to create much needed textiles, such as the Baptismal Robes for the newest members of our parish, and Angel costumes for the Children’s Christmas Pageant. Contact: Christine Leddy:

    • Al’s Angels is an independent, non-profit organization working as a ministry within the parish. Founded by Parishioners Al & Chris DiGuido, Al’s Angels strive to bring joy to families and children afflicted by rare diseases especially during the holidays.  To visit their website please click here: or email Al at
    • St. Matthew Parish Service Projects/Mission Trips, Read More…