Parish Stewardship Appeal Theme: “Answering the Call”

Commitment Weekend for the Answering the Call program was Sept. 16/17. Thank you to parishioners who submitted their Commitment Card. If you have not had the opportunity to submit your card, a letter will be mailed to you with a personalized Commitment Card. It is important that all parishioners complete a Commitment Card because we will be mailing a summary report of the program and need all commitments accounted for in this report. We also encourage you to consider Faith Direct, our electronic giving method, and to set up offertory gifts electronically at Thank you for your generous stewardship of our parish.


Stewardship Prayer of St. Matthew Parish

Answering the Call

My parish is composed of people like me. I help make it what it is.

It will be friendly, if I am. It will be holy, if I am. Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.

It will do great work, if I work. It will be prayerful, if I pray.

It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver.

It will bring others into worship, if I invite and bring them in.

It will be a place of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, of compassion, charity, and mercy,

if I who make it what it is, am filled with these same things.

Therefore, with the help of God, I will answer the call of Christ and dedicate myself to the task

of being all things that HE WANTS my parish to be. Amen.