The Archdiocese has opened the closing liturgy of the National Catholic Youth Conference in celebration of the closing of the Year of Faith to all 7th to 12th graders. Parishes and schools have been encouraged to organize groups of youth who were unable to attend the entire conference.
Our Children’s Ministry Program flyer has been updated to depict our mascots. Copies will be handed out at our Children’s Ministry Open House this weekend after all Masses. Breaking news: Time Travelers and Buds will begin during 11:30 a.m. Mass on Nov. 3!
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.