Community Service

  • Al’s Angels is an independent, non-profit organization working as a ministry within the parish. They strive to bring joy to families and children afflicted by rare diseases especially during the holidays.  To visit their website please click here: http://www.alsangels.org/ or email Al at aldiguido@yahoo.com.                                Chair: Al DiGuido 
Co-Chair: Chris DiGuido
  • Baptismal Robes Ministry shares sewing skills in the preparation and completion of the Sacrament of Baptism.  By these simple duties we unite with the Christian Community in welcoming its newest members.
  • Bus Service is a program designed to provide transportation on the first and third Saturday of each month for the 4:00pm Mass.  This service is available to any parishioner, youth or adult, who is unable to get to Mass on their own.
  • Career (Job) Network is a ministry that tries to match available job opportunities with parishioners who are searching for jobs.
  • 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.
  • Currency Engineers assist the pastor by totaling weekend collections and recording contributions.
  • Fitness Club is a ministry committed to encouraging health of body and mind through exercise.
  • 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.  To see our current needs, click here.
  • Hot Meals are prepared and delivered by parish volunteers every Wednesday.  They are brought to individuals and families who are in need of assistance.
  • 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.  To visit their website, please click here:  http://saintmatthewknights.com/.
  • 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: stmatthewmannahouse@hotmail.com.
  • 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. 
  • Parish Mailing Committee consists of volunteers who assist in the bulk-mailing of letters from the church to parishioners.
  • Parish Nurses Ministry promotes wellness and healing of parishioners through utilization of nursing skills in the areas of education, simple screenings and health fairs.
  • Social Concerns provides outreach to the needy of the community through projects such as the “Giving Tree” and “Al’s Angels Charities”, particularly during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons.
  • St. Martha’s Hospitality provides love and support through service and sharing to parish families during their time of bereavement.
  • Welcoming Committee lends its services throughout the entire parish community, ensuring that all parish functions include the need to demonstrate a welcoming and hospitable environment.