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Mission & Vision


St. Matthew Parish is a welcoming Roman Catholic community of faith in the Archdiocese of Chicago with pastoral leadership provided by the Congregation of the Resurrection.

We bring joy and hope to all who strive to follow Jesus Christ by:

• Celebrating the Paschal Mystery
• Proclaiming Gospel Values
• Believing and living as Jesus taught us:

- Teaching
- Healing
- Reaching out to others to transform lives

We put our faith into action with:

• Integrity
• Service
• Hospitality




ST. MATTHEW PARISH is a community of faith dedicated to advancing the unity and renewal of its members by:


• WELCOMING all who seek fellowship as sisters and brothers in Christ

• RESPECTING each individual as a child of God and a temple of the Holy Spirit

• VALUING the diversity of our community and the unique gifts that each member brings to the whole

• PROVIDING a wide range of ministries to meet the needs of our parish in faith and worship

• PREPARING all parishioners to live their baptismal commitment in the Church and in the world, especially children and young adults

• REACHING OUT with compassion to those in need

• OFFERING opportunities to all parishioners to use their time, talent and treasure in the service of the common good.

• PROMOTING effective communication to ensure that all parishioners have a voice in our parish life

• FOSTERING the professional growth of all staff and volunteers who serve the parish

• ENSURING good stewardship of all parish resources



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