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Mass Intentions this weekend Carol Chesbrough – 10th Anniversary Maria LaRocca – Memorial Alice Caputo – Memorial Marie Giannini – Memorial Theresa Graham – Mass Card Virginia Goco Palis – Mass Card Lucy Rupa – Birthday Memorial   Our Funerals and Gravesides this past week June Cunningham Genevieve Otte Doris A. Cennamo   Eternal rest […]

Thanks to all who made our Holy Week and Easter celebrations so special, and thank to all who joined together in the commemorations and celebrations! Special congratulations to Alex, Taylor and Vincent as they were Baptized, Confirmed and received Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist. Special congratulations, too, to Jackie, who was Confirmed […] April 21, 2021 The following is the Cardinal’s statement Following Chauvin Verdict. “The killing of George Floyd has had a traumatic impact on our society. The suffering he endured and the immense loss his family has experienced speaks to us on a very human level.    The death of Mr. Floyd in a very public […]

Easter Flowers We thank all who donated to support our Easter Flowers this year.  What a wonderful way to beautify our worship spaces (churches) and perhaps remember those who have gone before. CLICK HERE for Easter Flower Donors and Remembrances    

We are pleased to announce a new series to help you get to know Jesus better, pray more richly, understand the Sunday psalms, and help extend the Joy of the Jesus’ Resurrection. Deacon Phil will lead a discussion series with the Psalms, including the best ways to understand them and incorporate them into your prayer […]

Masses & Confessions  St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish (for May 15 & 16) Please CLICK HERE for the latest summary of what to expect at Masses. Missalettes are no longer available. Many find the Magnificat a useful Prayer and Mass resource. CLICK HERE to subscribe. We offer three Masses: Saturday 4pm at St. Mary Church Sunday […]

On Sunday April 11, we welcomed Viviana Grace into the Family of God! Please join us in congratulating Viviana’s parents, Mario and Kristen.     On Sunday February 14, we welcomed Margaret Carol to the Family of God! Please join us in congratulating Maggie’s parents (Christopher and Kelly), her sister (Rose), and her godparents (Jason […]

SAINT MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST PARISH 2021 Paschal Candles    SAINT THERESA CHURCH APIS MATER.  The Exsultet praises the bee whose work builds the precious torch of the Paschal candle. Apis Mater, literally translated “Mother Bee,” is an introspective candle that shines with the joy of community life, the discipline of hard work, and the love […]

In the Gospels, we hear about how Jesus’ love for us never runs out. He is always walking beside us so we can have a refreshing and exciting life. A women met Jesus at a well and Jesus introduced himself. He let her know she could know Him and His love. In opening our hearts […]

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially […]

  This week’s Stations, The Stations of the Cross for Children, by Julianne M. Will, will be on BATV at 6:30pm on Good Friday, 4/2. CLICK HERE to pray those stations on YouTube. CLICK HERE to pray The Stations of the Cross with Bishop Hennessey on YouTube. CLICK HERE to pray Everyone’s Way of the Cross, […]

Contributions that are received in the weekly offertory, but not in a Weekly Envelope are not recorded under the Envelope number. Looking ahead to 2021, should you require a year end tax letter, please know that you need to contribute through Weekly Envelopes or Online Giving for your contributions to be recorded. This is due […]

Lord Jesus, Who promised to remain with us always, When information overwhelms us and fear overtakes us, speak to us again those comforting words, “Peace be with you.” Though we cannot be physically close to others give us the ability and courage to love as well as we can, since “perfect love casts out all […]

Holy Week is Underway! We pray that, even against the backdrop of Pandemic, your Lent is going well. Let us continue to deepen our own relationship with Jesus, our Savior, and re-connect with one another. ***NEW – CLICK HERE to review our Holy Week and Easter Plans, or CLICK HERE for our Holy Week Schedule Lent […]