Passion & Purpose for Marriage

Marriage

PASSION AND PURPOSE

How many minutes a day do you spend making your relationships stronger?

If you are an average American, the answer is almost none!

We invite you to spend ONE Saturday night with us and grow deeper in your relationship with your spouse, family, friends, co-workers and God. This event is open and beneficial to anyone who would like to build a stronger, healthier relationship! Married, Single, Widowed, Divorced ….this event will change your perspective!

What is the most important word in a relationship? What’s really going on in your wife’s head? What do you wish your partner knew about you?

Discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage/relationship at the Passion and Purpose for Marriage event. Take your relationships to a whole new level.

 Save the Date: Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30pm

The Cost: $25 a person which includes a light supper and a large gift bag filled with Dynamic

                   Catholic books, CD’s, and additional resources.

 Members of St. Matthew save 50% if you register and pay by April 6, 2015!

 

Click here for a registration form.

Prayer For the Year of Consecrated Life

The Year of Consecrated Life

This is the Year of Consecrated Life as declared by Pope Francis.   It started throughout the universal Church on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30th. The observance will end on the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, February 2, 2016. We encourage all to pray for and honor those who are members of Religious Orders.

 Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life

O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.  During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration.  Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you.  Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things.  Through our Lord Jesus, who lives and reigns with you.  Amen

 

2015 Catholic Appeal

2015 Annual Appeal

2015 Annual Catholic Appeal

Commitment Weekend

March 21st and 22nd

Our fair share goal this year is $200,000

Click here for the on-line donation link

 

For  more information please watch the informational videos below or scroll down to access the printed brochure:

MAIN VIDEO

MAIN VIDEO (SPANISH VERSION)

TESTIMONIAL – CECE (DONOR/PARISHIONER)

TESTIMONIAL – DANIEL (SEMINARIANS AND RETIRED PRIESTS)

TESTIMONIAL – DELORES (CATHOLIC EDUCATION)

TESTIMONIAL – RUTH (CATHOLIC CHARITIES)

2015 Brochure (PDF)

View Digital Edition

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

PALM SUNDAY VIGIL, March 28: 

4:00pm Mass

PALM SUNDAY, March 29: 

7:30am 9:00am 10:30am 12:00noon 5:00pm

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, March 31:   

Confession:           7:00-9:00am             1:00-2:00pm                   7:00-9:00pm

Mass:    12:10pm  

HOLY THURSDAY – April 2:

Morning Prayer:   9:00am

Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper in Church:   7:30pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel:  9:00pm to Midnight 

GOOD FRIDAY – April 3:  

Morning Prayer:  9:00am 

Outdoor Stations of the Cross:  12:00noon

Solemn Liturgy:   3:00pm

Stations of the Cross:   7:00pm

HOLY SATURDAY – April 4:

 Morning Prayer:  9:00am

 Blessing of Food:  1:30pm

Great Vigil of Easter (First Mass of Easter):  7:30pm 

NO SATURDAY CONFESSIONS

NO 4:00 PM MASS

EASTER SUNDAY – April 5:

 Sunrise Mass:   6:00am

7:30am       9:00am         10:30am      12:00 Noon     5:00pm

A HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER SEASON TO ALL!!!

LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

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Spiritual Opportunities

Family Stations of the Cross:

  • Fridays-7:00pm

Passion Play– Living Stations: 

  • Friday, March 27th at 7:00pm

Book Club for Lent: A discussion group on Matthew Kelly’s book, Rediscover Catholicism

  • Wednesdays-10:00am & 7:00pm.  The program will begin on Wednesday, February 25th.  For more information contact the Parish Office.

Lenten Reflection and Healing with Fr. Tomi Thomas, IMS

  • Wednesday, March 11th – Sacrament of the Sick available

Lenten Weekend with Fr. Jack Rathschmidth

  • March 14th, 15th, and 16th

Year of Consecrated Life

  • To pray for and Honor those who are members of Religious Orders. Dates to be announced.

 

Service Opportunities

Coin Boxes for Fr. Tomi 

  • Benefit Indian Children. Coin boxes will be available Ash Wednesday and are due back by Easter Sunday

Al’s Angels’ Candy Drive

  • Saturday, March 28th from 7:30am-2:00pm.   Al’s Angels will be assembling over 1500 Easter Baskets for children battling cancer or rare blood diseases. Donations can be dropped off at the Church the weekend of March 21 & 22nd

Palm Sunday visits to our Homebound

  • Family Sign-ups / Msgr. Walter

St. Matthew’s Food Pantry

  • Food drop off and/or donations for the needy

Don’t Give up Chocolate for Lent!

  • Instead, do something life-changing. Sign up for the Best Lent Ever email program. Each day, you will receive spiritual coaching from Matthew Kelly, America’s best-selling Catholic author.  Learn more at BestLentEver.com

Lenten Journey

Lenten journey

 

As we continue along our Lenten Journey….

 

Please welcome back Fr. Tomi Thomas, IMS and join him on Wednesday, March 11th, at 7:00 p.m., in the Church for a Lenten Prayer and Healing Service with Sacrament of the Sick.

 

Also, join us for a Lenten Weekend as we welcome back Fr. Jack Rathschmidth, OFM Cap., who will be speaking at all Masses on March 14th and 15th.

 

 

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

 

Ash Wednesday, February 18th

6:15am – Ashes – Walk-ins

7:00am – Mass and Ashes

9:00am – Ashes – Walk-ins

12:10pm – Mass and Ashes

3:00pm – Ashes – Walk-ins

5:30pm – Ashes – Walk-ins

7:30pm – Mass and Ashes

Anyone can receive Ashes. Walk-ins are welcome any time throughout the day.

Lenten Book of Reflections

available on Ash Wednesday

Confessions

Tuesdays during Lent

7:00-9:00pm

Saturdays

3:15-4:00pm

Tuesday of Holy Week

7:00-9:00am, 1:00-2:00pm, 7:00-9:00pm

 

 

Book Club

Are you interested in joining our Discussion Group on Matthew Kelly’s book, Rediscover Catholicism? 

On Wednesday, February 25th, we will begin our Book Club discussing Rediscover Catholicism.  Meetings will be held on Wednesdays. There will be a morning session beginning at 10:00am and an evening session at 7:00pm.  There is no fee as long as you have the book.

For a reservation form,  please click here.

FAMILY MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION!!

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Tuesday, February 17th

 

Supper from 6:00pm – 8:30pm in the Masterpool Great Room

 

Delicious Food Galore!

  

Cash Bar: Wine & Beer

                                               

       Great Musical Entertainment Provided by  Tom Sacco and The Sound Solutions!!

 Adults:  $12.00  Adult Seniors:  $11.00 

6 Year Old – High School:  $6.00 

Children 5 & under are FREE!

Join us for an evening of food, fun, Youth entertainment!!!

R.S.V.P. by Sunday, February 15th

Proceeds to Benefit the World Youth Day Trip to Krakow.

 

For a Reservation Form Click Here.

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Notre Dame Convalescent Home Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

 Notre Dame Convalescent Home

Notre Dame Convalescent Home

 

The only Catholic Convalescent Facility in the Diocese

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Suggested Donation: $50. or more per person

Saturday, January 31st, 5:30pm – Masterpool Great Room

Msgr. Walter will be hoping and praying that this event will raise $10,000 plus for The Notre Dame Convalescent Home