COVID-19 Parish Communications


March 26 Update from Msgr:

View March 22 Sunday Mass with Msgr. & Fr. Sunil:

Click HERE for St. Matthew Program for the Mass, so you and your families can pray along the Scripture Readings for the Mass.

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March 16
Dear Friends…All weekday and Sunday public Masses are temporarily suspended in the Diocese, per Bishop Caggiano’s mandate, which supports what Governor Lamont is trying to do to suppress the Coronavirus.  Read more here…

  • St. Matthew Church will remain open for private prayer from 9am-7pm. 
  • The Parish Office is closed. If there is an emergency, please leave a message for Msgr., who is only able to return your call if it is a true emergency.

For an Act of Spiritual Communion, click HERE.








For a helpful resource to understand sacred liturgy and the new Diocesan Liturgical Norms, click HERE.
For Bishop Frank J. Caggiano’s March 2019 Update Letter, click HERE.

Parish News for March 29, 2020, Fifth Sunday of Lent, Click HERE

Parish News for March 22, 2020, Fourth Sunday of Lent, click HERE

Parish News bulletin for March 15, 2020, Third Sunday in Lent, click HERE


Parish News bulletin for March 8, 2020, Second Sunday in Lent, click HERE

PARISH NEWS for Parish News for March 1, 2020, First Sunday in Lent

PARISH NEWS for FEBRUARY 23, 2020, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

PARISH NEWS FOR February 16, 2020, Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

PARISH NEWS for February 9, 2020, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

PARISH NEWS for February 2, 2020, The Presentation of the Lord

PARISH NEWS for January 26, 2020, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

PARISH NEWS for  January 19, 2020, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

PARISH NEWS for January 12, 2020, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

PARISH NEWS for January 5, 2020, The Epiphany of the Lord

Parish News for December 29, 2019, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, click HERE

PARISH NEWS for December 22, 2019, Fourth Sunday in Advent, click HERE

PARISH NEWS for December 15, 2019, Third Sunday in Advent, click HERE

PARISH NEWS for December 8, 2019, Second Sunday of Advent

Parish News for December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent

Parish News for November 24th, Solemnity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Parish News for November 17, 2019, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for November 10, 2019 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for November 3, 2019, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for October 27, 2019, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for October 20, 2019, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for October 13, 2019, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for October 6, 2019, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for September 29, 2019, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish News for September 22, 2019, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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


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.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6pm; Reservations required (203-838-3788, ext. 101); $2/person to be paid at the door.
Thursday, Dec. 13; Reservations by Monday, Dec. 10
Tuesday, Dec. 18: 1-2pm; 7-8pm in Church
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

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.

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:



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


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…

Texas Relief Update


“Thank you for the privilege of bringing your donations to Texas. As God has loved us so much, we have that same love for each other…” Msgr. Walter
The 3rd Relief Truck left Tuesday night for Our Lady of Guadalupe in Rosenberg, driven by John & Parker Riccardi. We have collected monetary donations of $40,425 – just terrific!! On behalf of the people of Our Lady of Guadalupe, thank you for your generosity. They are thrilled. Our plan is to send down a weekend crew of people for “Repair & Construction” in October.  If a need arises, we may run another truck. Watch the bulletin and website for further details. We’ll keep you updated on their needs!

                            In His Love,

                    Msgr. Walter

Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40


Texas Relief – Update & Donation Link

  Tuesday, Sept. 5th Update: Join us at our 8AM Daily Masses in the Chapel, where we will be remembering in a special way Msgr. Walter, Mark Betz, who is driving the second truck to Texas, and the people of Texas.

St. Matthew Church will remain open for donations from 8am-8pm each day through Sunday, September 10th. Most needed items: Cleaning SuppliesClorox, Masks &  Gloves; and Personal Hygeine products. They’re not able to accept any clothes donations or over-the-counter medicinals at this time – maybe at some point down the road.

Truck One left Monday, Sept. 4th with Msgr. Walter driving. As of Tuesday night, he’s in Chattanooga, TN. “I’m heading down the road with a filled cabin – filled with God’s goodness and the magnificent Community of His great people. I’m taking your love, your prayers, and your offerings. This is what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.” Truck Two left Tuesday morning, Sept. 5th with Mark Betz driving. As of Tuesday night, he’s in North Carolina.

For online tax-deductible donations for Texas Relief you can use this link: Al’

  • Select DONATE
  • When you come to the donation page – Select “Donation Option Categories” – drop down
  • Select St. Matthew Church – Hurricane Relief Fund
  • Make your tax deductible donation
100% of the funds donated will help St. Matthew Church provide for the desperate needs of the children and families in Texas.

For cash or check tax-deductible donations: envelopes are available in the Church office. Make checks payable to St. Matthew Church (in memo field write TEXAS RELIEF).

Thank you, all, for your goodness…for your generosity.
In Christ,

Msgr. Walter

St. Matthew Church is Texas-Bound with Supplies

From Msgr. Walter, Pastor: St. Matthew Church is Texas-bound, bringing Prayers, Love & Supplies for our sisters and brothers. I’ll be heading out next Tuesday to Our Lady of Guadalupe, our adopted Parish in Rosenberg, Texas. Fr. Lee Flores is the Pastor. Their Church has lost everything – it’s near a river (Brazos River) and under 5′ of water.
So let’s load up trucks this weekend, just like we did a few years ago for our friends on Long Island during Hurricane Sandy. NEEDED: Non-perishables, bottled water, soap, shampoo, razors, Clorox, paper towels, toilet paper. The trucks will be in front of our church this weekend at 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Come with supplies on your way to Mass.” Saturday Mass: 4pm; Sunday Masses: 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12Noon, 5pm.
“May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protect all who are still in danger, and bring to safety those who are missing…” USCCB

Labor Day Mass

Labor Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am on Monday, September 4th – please join us! There will be no regular 6:30PM Novena Mass because of the holiday. Our Parish Office will be closed Monday.

Steve Angrisano Free Concert!

“Go Make a Difference” – An Evening With Steve Angrisano at St. Matthew Church!
Sunday, October 15 at 7PM
“Watching Steve share the Good News of Jesus Christ through story and song is a gift to me and our Church. He is an authentic person of faith. I particularly appreciate the way he can reach audiences of all ages.” Most Reverend Frank Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport.”Go Make a Difference” is a not-to-be-missed night! For tickets, please contact Val Wyman, Director of Music, at 203-838-3788, ext.109.

Prayers for Peace

We join our prayers with the Holy Father in praying for all the victims of the attacks of the past days. May violence, bigotry and racism no longer find room in the world to exist. We pray for peace in the world, for all of the leaders in the world, and for our Military and their families during the unsettling times with North Korea.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tuesday, August 15th

Holy Day of Obligation
Mass Times: 8am; 12:10pm; 4pm; 7:30pm

All-powerful and ever-living God: You raised the sinless Virgin Mary, mother of your Son, body and soul, to the
glory of heaven. May we see heaven as our final goal and come to share her glory. Amen.