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Parish Announcements

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WELCOME TO ST. MATTHEW PARISH! 


For the health and safety of all during this COVID-19 pandemic
all Masses, Sacraments, devotions & group meetings
are CANCELLED until further notice.


The Archdiocese of Chicago has suspended all Masses and services

through and including Easter and until further notice
Thank you for your understanding.  Fr. Joseph Glab, CR, Pastor

You may contact the parish office by phone if you have any questions

Please review the information below before you call

(847) 891-1220

  • Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 

    This passage reminds us that, in every situation, our prayers ground us in God’s peace. We step forward with faith: God is with us as we seek protection and discernment. Let's start each day with prayer and continue to pray throughout the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.  During this period of social distancing, please access our website for updates during this challenging time.  We would appreciate your effort “to Give" online, through the Parish website. Please consider this option as you prepare to give this weekend and of course our traditional mail in or drop off will always be available and appreciated.  We give because we know that when we get involved in what God is doing, He can get involved in what we are doing.

 

 

 

 

A message from the Pastor
 

March 28, 2020

 

The big question we all have is: when will this virus confinement end?  At this time, unfortunately we have no definitive answer.  And yet, we could look at the situation as a glass that is half full or half empty.  Hopefully, we can see that significant progress is being made to contain the spread of the virus and we each have an important role to play in that.  The important thing to remember is that this too shall pass.  In the meantime, let us do our best to practice patience and understanding and be thankful for all who are doing their best to help get us through this difficult time:  all medical personnel, Federal and State leaders, first responders: police, fire and military personnel and most especially, families and neighbors daily helping each other and keeping in touch with one another.

 

In times like this, it is easy to feel helpless.  We need to feel we are doing something, and for people of faith, we know prayer is that important choice we can all do no matter where we find ourselves.  I encourage you to set aside a definite time for prayer each day.  Pray the way Jesus taught His disciples and through His word He teaches us.  Perhaps as you start your day in the morning, give honor and praise to God (Adoration); around noon time, do an examination of conscience reflecting on your behavior and attitude during the past twenty-four hours and ask for forgiveness (Contrition); later afternoon, thank God for the blessings He has bestowed upon you till this day (Thanksgiving); and before you retire for the day, ask God for what you think you truly need (Supplication).  When we place our trust and hope in the Lord, God will surely grant us what is in our best interest.  The acronym is ACTS.  A few minutes on each reflection daily will certainly keep you close to the Lord.

 

As Jesus calmed His disciples fears over troubled waters, He calms our fears today if we just remember to keep our eyes set on Christ.  Trust in the Lord; the end is in sight.  Be patient, trust in the Lord.

Fr. Joseph Glab, CR

March 21, 2020

The most important thing to me right now is that you take care of yourself and your family under these unusual circumstances.  The health and well-being of your family is of greatest concern to all of us.  All parishioners and friends of St. Matthew Parish are remembered daily in the Mass that I celebrate in church without a congregation.  I look forward to the day when we will be able to gather together again as a community of faith.  In the meantime let us pray for all people around the world who are also living through these difficult times of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Remember the words our Lord spoke to his disciples and the people of his day:  "Fear is useless what is needed is trust."  We are not alone, God is walking the journey with us every day of our life.  He will never abandon us.  He made us, His we are, we belong to Him, He loves us.

Let us continue to walk in faith, with hope and with Love as our guide.  Peace be with you!
 

Fr. Joseph Glab, CR
 

ALL PUBLIC LITURGICAL SERVICES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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  • CANCELLED Join us each Friday of Lent for Stations of the Cross at 7:00 P.M. in the Church.  Each Friday will be led by various parish ministries or groups. On Good Friday, April 10th, Stations of the Cross will be at 12:00 NOON. Please join us for this prayerful and meditative Lenten practice. A special collection will be taken each evening for Alexian Brothers’ Bonaventure House.​​
     

    • CANCELLED Friday, April 3rd - Religious Education will host Another way of the Cross
       

  • CANCELLED All local parishes are invited to the Communal Reconciliation Service with Individual Confession will take place on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM.  There will be NO Saturday confessions on April 4th & April 11th.
     

  • CANCELLED Blessing of Easter Baskets will take place on Saturday, April 11th at 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM & 1:15 PM.
     

  • The Archdiocese of Chicago has a new web page that discusses the Archdiocesan actions to address the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults.
     

  • Looking for ongoing Faith Formation?  Check out our resources section for some ideas.
     

  • Looking for a daily inspiration?  
     

  • Thinking about an online faith formation class?  Check this out!   Want more ideas or info?  Contact us with your questions and we'll help you connect to resources.
     

  • Check out Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si.

 

Mass Times
 
All Masses, Sacraments, & services are
cancelled until further notice

Weekday Mass: CANCELLED
8am on Monday- Friday.

 

Eucharistic Adoration: CANCELLED
Thursdays after the 8am Mass,
with Benediction at 6:25pm.

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation: CANCELLED
Saturdays from 3:30-4:30pm or by appointment.

 

REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE  CANCELLED
 

Our Weekend Mass Schedule 

Saturday:  5pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday)

Sunday:  7:45am; 9:15am; 10:45am and 12:15pm

 

 

HOLY THURSDAY CANCELLED
April 9th, 2020

Morning Prayers - 8:00 AM

Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:30 PM

Adoration at Repository
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

GOOD FRIDAY CANCELLED
April 10th, 2020

Morning Prayers - 8:00 AM

Celebration of the Lord's Passion and
Veneration of the Cross - 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM

HOLY SATURDAY CANCELLED
April 11th, 2020

Morning Prayers - 8:00 AM

Easter Vigil - 7:30 PM (NO 5:00 PM Mass)

EASTER SUNDAY CANCELLED
April 12th, 2020

The Resurrection of the Lord -
7:45 AM, 9:15 AM, 10:45 AM, and 12:15 PM

St. Matthew Parish --1001 E. Schaumburg Rd. -- Schaumburg, IL  60194 -- 847.891.1220