CAR WASH

 

 

 

WORLD YOUTH DAY FUNDRAISER

car wash

Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th

After all Masses in front of the rectory

 

Please help defray the costs of the pilgrimage trip for our young people. 

Parish Picnic

Parish Picnic

SUNDAY

 

SEPTEMBER 20TH

 

1:00PM TO 4:30PM

 

PARISH GROUNDS

 

FREE TO ALL

 

            ST. MATTHEW

 

Trackless Train RideMEMBERS

 

 

Music Provided by

Sound Solutions

 

Petting Zoo, Halfmoon

 

Ride, Trackless Train

 

Ride, Pony Rides, &

 

Carnival Games

 

 

 MENU:  Sausage & Peppers – Pulled Pork -Hamburgers – Hot Dogs – Mac & Cheese – Baked Beans – Macaroni Salad – Watermelon – Soda – Water

Cash Bar:  Beer & Wine $2.00 each

 

Synod News

 

 

Synod

 

 

SYNOD UPDATES…

AND MORE!!!

 

Synod Opening Mass, Saturday, September 19th, Harbor Yard:

  • Coffee and…, 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Our parish buses leave at 8:30am SHARP!
  • 10:15am Procession
  • 11:00am Mass

 

Staff & Leadership Parish Mass, Wednesday, September 23rd :

  • 6:30pm Mass
  • Followed by supper and
  • Reflection

 

Synod Commission Commitment, Sunday, September 27th:

  • 10:30am Mass

 

 

THE FIVE AREAS OF CONSIDERATION FOR OUR PARISH 

  1. Liturgy and Worship – Every Catholic is called to full, conscious and active participation in the worship life of the Church.
  2. Family Life-There is a need to strengthen and support family life and empower and assist parents to be the primary teachers of the Catholic faith.
  3. Evangelization – We must create concrete plans for evangelization in, with, and through our parishes, schools, ecclesial movements and communities.
  4. Leadership – There is a need to continually call, form, and support clergy, religious and laity in active leadership roles in the life of the Church.
  5. Catechesis and Education – We must renew the ministry of faith formation throughout our diocese, leading each person to a deepening relationship with the Lord Jesus in and through His Church.

 

 

Bishop Caggiano has written a piece regarding the goal of the Synod.  To read it, please click here.

 

There will be buses leaving from St. Matthew Parish parking lot for the Synod Celebration Mass at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, on September 19th.   Reservations are required.  For a form, please click here.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

Saturday, August 29th

 

Double Feature

 

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$10/Car

Starts at 7:15 or Sunset

Gates open at 6:45pm

DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

 

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MOVIE NIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH.

 

  • The Great Disney Movie

  • Saturday, July 11th (Please note corrected date)

  • On the Lawn at the Rectory

  • Bring Blankets & Chairs

  • PRAY for good weather

  • Refreshment Stand to Benefit World Youth Day

  • Just $10/Car

  • Handicap Parking with Audio for those who wish to stay in their cars.

  • Gates Open at 7:15 – Movie Starts at 7:45 Or when dark enough!

  • For a Reservation Form Click HERE.

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We’re on TWITTER!!!

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We’ve just joined Twitter!

Stay engaged in Parish life wherever you are.

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2015 Graduates

Graduates

SALUTE TO OUR GRADUATES

Msgr. Walter and St. Matthew Parish would like to Salute our Graduates of 2015.

Are you a 2015 Graduate from Elementary, High School, College or beyond…?

We would like to recognize you and congratulate you on your achievements. Please contact the office (203-838-3788 ext 101 or stmattparish@hotmail.com) to let us know who you are and what school you recently graduated from.

 

Things To Come!!!

Things to Come at St. Matthew…

                          This Could Be your Opportunity …

                                                      We Need Your Help…

Parish Photo Directory, sign up today!    Be part of the St. Matthew Family!!

Sign up for the bus to take us to the Synod Closing Mass at Harbor Yard Arena.  Reservations needed by June 14th.  Click HERE for a reservation form.

June 14, Ice Cream Social at Notre Dame / Lourdes in Wilton, 2:00 – 4:00pm.  FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

June 14, Family Communion Breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Special Guest Speaker: Sr. Lucie

June 27, Reception for our New Parishioners at the Rectory after the 4:00pm Mass

June 28th, Luncheon for the Parish Homebound from 1:00-3:00pm in The Great Room

Help us make this an afternoon to remember for our fellow parishioners!

Parish Photo Directory

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  YOU ARE INVITED TO

CAPTURE MEMORIES

FOR A LIFETIME!!!

 

Do you know the names of the people sitting around you? Help us to help you to put a name to the face.  We are kicking off our St. Matthew Photo Parish Directory. Sign up for a photo session and be a part of the St. Matthew Parish Family.

 

We have extended our photo shoots one more weekend:

 

Saturday, August 29th 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, August 30th 10:00am-5:00pm

 

To schedule a portrait session, click here.

We need you to make our new family album complete.  Sign up today.

What’s Happening

2015 Bible Camp Everest No Mountain

 

SUMMER BIBLE CAMP

July 6 – 12

The Bible Camp is currently filled.  We are keeping a waiting list in the office.  Please call Carol at ext. 101 to be added.

Children must be at least 4 years old, potty trained and have attended a Pre-K program and no older than students entering the 5th grade. Adult Camp Volunteers & Youth Counselors are needed. Babysitting will be available for adult volunteer’s children under 4 years old. Any questions, contact us at SaintMatthewVBS@yahoo.com.   For Volunteer Help Form, click here.

2015 Bible Camp Marmot

 

scholarship

 

Applications for the Parish Scholarships are now available in the office after Mass or click here.   Scholarships are available for any youth in Catholic High Schools and all Colleges and Universities. To be considered for a scholarship you must attend Mass weekly and be involved in parish life at St. Matthew.

Deadline for all applications to be returned to the Parish Office is Sunday, May 24th, by 5:00pm.