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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.

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Crisis times, such as this pandemic, disrupt all of our lives.  Some of us are getting through these times with simple inconveniences; others of us are trying to figure out how to meet our basic needs. Now is the time to remember, you’re not alone in this.

 

If you need someone to talk to about your faith, or where is God at in this moment in your life, please give us a call at the parish office at 847-891-1220.

 

There is nothing wrong with recognizing that you need help navigating your current circumstances.  If you, or your family are struggling in these challenging times, consider reaching out for counseling services.  Catholic Charities helps connect individuals and families to individual, family and marriage counseling, mental health concerns, substance abuse and domestic violence and also provides resources to assist with emergency needs for housing, clothing and food assistance.  They can connect you to a vast array of services and professionals who can connect you to confidential help and needed resources.

 

For these types of services, please reach out to Sr.Chioma Ahanju at 312-655-7149 and let her know St. Matthew has referred you.

 

If you’re not sure whether your needs are pastoral or professional, call us at the Parish at 847-891-1220 and we can help connect you to the appropriate resource.

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Virtual Stations of the Cross

There will be no Stations of the Cross,
in the church this year on Good Friday.  

You are welcomed to come walk the
outdoor stations for personal prayer and reflection

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Happy 4th of July

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