On April 29/30, we will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. More than 40 percent of dioceses in the U.S. are considered home missions because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work in their communities.
Our parish “why statement” explains our noble purpose as a Catholic faith community. The statement also describes how and what we do to achieve our purpose.
WHY? We answer the call to love and serve by walking with Christ.
HOW? As a Catholic community, we love God and others by devoting our time, talent and treasure. “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” Matthew 6:21.
WHAT? As a Catholic community, we offer a spiritual home that transforms lives by:
--Meeting spiritual needs using God’s Word and the sacraments and by nurturing a personal relationship with Christ.
--Achieving a deep sense of belonging to the Saint Matthew Parish family.
--Inspiring personal growth and growing God’s Kingdom.