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From around the area and here at the parish
St. Matthews bereavement ministry works to ease the pain caused by the death of parishioners' loved ones. We provide guidance to the bereaved through referrals to individuals and groups experienced in assisting those dealing with the loss of family members and friends. Contact the parish office for more info.
Peace & Justice
Our parish Peace and Justice Committee works to bring greater attention to the need for all of us to be people of justice and peace in our world and to bring our attention to the Catholic Social Teachings and the concrete ways in which we engage in them.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Our parish participates in the Kairos Prison Ministry providing volunteers to help bring the light of Christ to those in prison and to put the corporal work of mercy into action by visiting the prisoner.
Zacchaeus House - Our Sharing Parish
Zacchaeus House is a not-for-profit, non-treatment home for men, providing a safe, supporting and spiritual home to men in transition that features Church leaders and community to those being served. A practical, spiritual approach is offered, starting men off with a structure and a holistic look at the life for the first 30 days emphasizing spirituality, life skills, prayer and church attendance; after the first 30 days both job and education development will also be emphasized in addition to continuing growth in spirituality
Our parish participates in an annual Wishtree program to help bring the holiday season to individuals in need. Wishes are adopted by our parishioners the week before Thanksgiving and gifts are returned to us the first weekend of December and brought to the receiving agencies and individuals.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Our parish participates in an annual food drive to provide food baskets to those in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our prayer shawl ministry knits and crochets prayer shawls that are available through the parish office. These prayer shawls, blessed at Mass, serve as reminders of the love and support of our community in a person's time of need. Prayer shawls are available at the parish office.
Ministers of Care
Ministers of Care are adult members of St. Matthew Parish who volunteer their time and talent by visiting the sick, homebound, and those in hospitals and nursing homes, on a regular basis. This Ministry is a fundamental part of the Catholic community that brings the Eucharist from the table of the Lord to those not able to participate in the Mass. Further, they pray and bring the good news of the Gospel to comfort those who are struggling with various forms of illness, disease and isolation.
Our parish hospitality committee sponsors Coffee and get togethers throughout the year to offer parishioners an opportunity to pause, share refreshments and get to know one another.