Outdoor Public Masses *Weather-Dependent* Phase I

UPCOMING WEEKEND OUTDOOR MASSES

May 31

  • Bishop Caggiano Announces Phase II Return To Public Mass: read more here.
  • Fr. Sunil & Msgr. will announce our Phase II Masses
  • Phase II Diocesan Guidelines, read HERE

OUTDOOR MASSES REQUIRE A RESERVATION & ARE WEATHER-DEPENDENT:
“If we have to cancel a Mass due to rain,we’ll post it – no need to contact us.” Msgr. Walter

You’re under no obligation to go to Mass. We will continue to live stream Mass at 11am on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday, and live streaming will become the norm here for those who feel safer. Most important is our safety, our well-being.” Msgr. Walter:

  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED for Outdoor Masses: click HERE.
  • Outdoor Mass Times & Guidelines:  please click here
  • MASKS: Everyone must wear a mask.
  • CHAIR MASS:Please bring your own Lawn Chair
  • CAR MASS: Once you enter the parking lot, tune your radio to 103.3FM to listen to the Mass from the safety of your car.
  • Church locked during Outdoor Masses & Confessions
  • Church is open for private prayer 9am-7pm except during outdoor Masses & live streaming.
  • No bathrooms are available.
  • *Masses are weather-dependentand will be cancelled in the event of rain.

4 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT OUTDOOR MASSES
Click HERE for information and to sign up.


We continue to live stream 11am Masses on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays via Facebook Live, St. Matthew Church




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Please prayerfully consider supporting our Parish during this difficult time.
You can mail your offertory to the Parish Office; Msgr. Walter picks up the mail every day, or: Online Giving is a safe and easy way to give with the click of a button





      

 


       


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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 2019 Update Letter, click HERE.

 

 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!


 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…

Texas Relief Update

SEPTEMBER 12th

“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’sAngels.org

  • 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.

http://stmatthewnorwalk.org/9154-2/

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.