You are loved by Him, no matter who you are…

“You are welcome here. Wherever you are on your journey.” Msgr. Walter Orlowski, VF, KCHS,  Pastor and Dean.

   

   

 


ST. MATTHEW CHURCH EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION
Sunday June 3, 3pm
Led by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano
Please join us as we witness our faith in the Eucharistic Lord on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

A Eucharistic Procession is one form of Eucharistic
adoration that has a long history in the Church. In this
type of procession, the Holy Eucharist, contained inside a
monstrance, is carried by a priest through a set route while
Eucharistic Hymns are sung.

Through processions we are reminded that our stay on earth is a journey
and that our final destination is eternal life with God in heaven.
Processions make us recall other journeys we take on earth: from sin to
grace, doubt to faith, death to new life.


Family Communion Breakfast
Sunday, June 3rd after 9am Mass
Special Guest Speaker: BISHOP FRANK J. CAGGIANO!
Bishop Frank will speak about the importance of families. The breakfast is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Please click here for ticket information.


Are you searching for purpose? Do you struggle to measure up to our culture’s definition of beauty? Is there someone you need to forgive, but you don’t know how? Join us for a six week Scripture Study for Women on Tuesdays at 9:30am & Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Click here for more info and registration:  Walking with Purpose Living in the Father’s Love 


Happy Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church! May 20,2018

Happy Mother’s Day! May 13, 2018


Congratulations to our First Communicants! May 6, 2018

Msgr. Walter went horseback riding.. Check out his column in the current St. Matthew News….April 29, 2018! 

 

 

Take a look at the week ahead in the April 22, 2018 St.Matthew News.


Catch up on what’s happening at St. Matthew for the week of April 15, 2018!


2018 ST. MATTHEW SCHOLARSHIPS

St. Matthew 2018 Scholarship Applications are now available for students in High Schools, Colleges & Universities. Students applying for tuition assistance must be active participants in Parish Life at St. Matthew Church (i.e. Mass Minister, Volunteer, etc) and must be able to provide evidence from your school that you are doing the same. To be eligible for a scholarship you must attend Mass weekly. Applications are also available in the Parish Office. Application Deadline: Applications must be turned in to the Parish Office by May 27th, at 5pm.

 


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!


Hand-Written Bible Event at St. Matthew Church
Saturday, April 28th, 8:45am-12Noon
Open to Families (5th-grade and above)
Please REGISTER HERE  to be a part of this amazing project!
Click the photo below for all the details!

 


The St. Matthew Bereavement Group meets Thursdays, from 4-5:30pm to provide spiritual and group support to families grieving the loss of a loved one. Please contact Sr. Sally Norcross (203)838-3788, ext. 118 to attend.

 

 


Proposed Parish Recreation & Activity Center
 Msgr. Walter recently shared his vision for the proposed Recreation Center & Enhancements to the Church, Chapel & Parish Center and answered questions from Parishioners at a well-attended Town Hall Meeting. 

May 3 Renderings
 

 


Protecting God’s Children
All Parish Volunteers over the age of 18 are 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? Contact Erma Moore, our Virtus Coordinator: ErmaMoore@gmail.com
 

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


Recreation Center & Enhancements to the Church, Chapel & Parish

Exciting Times on the Horizon at St. Matthew!! Please join us in pray for our proposed Recreation Center & Enhancements to the Church, Chapel & Parish Center.  

 


Helping Our Neighbors

From Msgr. Walter… To anyone who was displaced by the massive fire on Richards Avenue, you have a welcome home at St. Matthew. Whatever you need, call us. 203-838-3788, ext. 101. If you know someone in need, please let them know we’re here to help ease their burden. Want to help those effected by the devastating fire? Contact me. You and I will work together. Because that’s what the Church does.
In His Love,
Msgr. Walter


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.

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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.