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.

Parish Picnic

Fellowship, Food & Fun!  Sunday, September 24th, 1-5PM.

Join us for our Annual Parish Picnic to honor our Patron Saint! Come out and catch up with old friends…make new ones…play some games, and enjoy!

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.

Msgr. Joseph Kohut, Our Third Pastor: 1918-2017

“Well-done, my good and faithful servant. Come. Inherit the Kingdom I’ve prepared for you…”

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate Msgr. Kohut’s Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 11th at 11:00AM at St. Matthew Church. His wake will be Thursday, August 10th, 4:00PM-7:00PM at St. Matthew Church. Immediately following the Mass of Christian Burial, there will be a Reception in the Masterpool Great Room. Following the Reception, Internment is in Peekskill, New York.

“…Thank you for your great service to your Parish Family, Msgr. Kohut.  I know that on Saturday morning there was great joy when he was meeting his Lord and his Savior face-to-face. It must have been a great reunion with God saying,’Welcome home, Joe. Well-done, my good and faithful servant. Come. Inherit the Kingdom I’ve prepared for you…’ ” Msgr. Walter

Faith Formation

16 Catechists Needed for 2017-18 

A Catechist is a Christian who is mindful of God, who is guided by the memory of God in his or her entire life, and is able to awaken that memory in the hearts of others. Pope Francis

Please prayerfully consider volunteering your time to help evangelize our Parish Children in the faith. We need teachers for the following classes:

  • 8 Catechists for
    Monday, 6pm
  • 1 Catechist for
    Monday, 4:15pm
  • 2 Catechists for
    Tuesday, 4:15pm
  • 5 Catechists for
    Tuesday, 6pm

You should be a practicing Catholic in good standing. Live your faith and love the Lord and Church. Training will be provided. If interested, please contact Melodie Noga for an interview 203-838-3788 x107;
stmattreled@gmail.com.