St. Matthew is doing its best to stay connected with all our parishioners!

Update posted April 1, 2020:

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Governor Pritzker issued a continuation of all COVID-19 precautionary guidelines for the state of Illinois, including the ‘shelter in place’ order, until April 30, 2020. This update requires St. Matthew parish to continue the suspension of all parish activities including public Masses (including marriages, funerals, etc.). It also requires us to postpone our parish’s First Communion Masses scheduled for April 26th and May 3rd as well as any baptism dates during the month of April. As soon as the guidelines regarding public gatherings has been lifted, the pastoral leadership team of the parish will work on scheduling all  Masses and events and communicating them with our parish and school families. Please continue to be safe.

El martes 31 de Marzo del 2020, El gobernador Pritzker emitió una continuación para seguir con la pauta de precaución COVID-19 para el estado de Illinois, incluida la orden de ‘refugio en el lugar’, hasta el 30 de Abril  de 2020. Esta actualización requiere que la parroquia de San Mateo continúe la suspensión de todas las actividades parroquiales, incluidas las misas públicas (incluyendo matrimonios, funerales, etc.). También requiere que pospongamos las Misas de Primera Comunión de nuestra parroquia programadas para el 26 de Abril  y el 3 de Mayo, así como cualquier fecha de bautismo durante el mes de Abril. Tan pronto el gobierno nos levante la orden les dejaremos saber al respecto. El equipo de liderazgo pastoral de la parroquia trabajará para programar todas las misas y evento, estaremos en comunicación con  nuestras familias parroquiales y escolares. Por favor cuídense mucho.

Please click here to read Fr. Gregor’s letter dated 3/25/20

Por favor haga clic aquí para leer al Padre Gregor tiene fecha 25/03/20

Holy Week Schedule

Please send us your prayer requests at prayerrequest@stmatthewchurch.org 
We will pray for these requests and read them each Wednesday during our Holy Hour.

Palm Sunday

8am Mass St. Matthew Parish Facebook

1:30pm Mass https://www.facebook.com/sanmateo60139/

Holy Thursday

Bilingual Mass 7pm St. Matthew Parish Facebook then shared to this page  https://www.facebook.com/sanmateo60139/ once the Mass has ended

Good Friday

7 Last Words – 12 Noon St. Matthew Parish Facebook

Stations of the Cross – 1pm St. Matthew Parish Facebook

Via Crucis – 2pm https://www.facebook.com/sanmateo60139/

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (English liturgy) 3pm St. Matthew Parish Facebook

Viernes Santa de la Pasión del Señor 4:30pm https://www.facebook.com/sanmateo60139/

Holy Saturday

Blessing of Baskets 11am St. Matthew Parish Facebook

Easter Vigil – Livestreamed from the diocese of Joliet Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus at 8pm http://www.youtube.com/DioceseofJolietIL

Vigilia Pascual Domingo – 8pm  https://www.facebook.com/senoramontecarmelo

Easter Sunday

8am Mass St. Matthew Parish Facebook

1:30 pm https://www.facebook.com/sanmateo60139/

Daily Mass celebrated at the Cathedral

 9:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Burke Masters and Fr. Ryan Adorjan at https://www.youtube.com/user/dramadude12;  and

11:30 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Pates, at https://www.youtube.com/c/DioceseofJolietIL

Other important links

Dynamic Catholic – “AWESOME Dynamic Catholic / Matthew Kelly resources” click below! https://dynamiccatholic.com/

Daily Prayer Resource: To join others is prayer, make an account here if you don’t have one already: https://divineoffice.org/register/

Stations of the Cross can be prayed at home using this excellent resource. https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Stations.pdf

Formed – what many call the ‘Catholic Netflix’! more information can be seen on our website at http://stmatthewchurch.org/faith-formation/  If you’d like to sign up for your FREE access, simple visit this link www.stmatthewchurch.formed.org

Daily Mass Readings can be found at http://www.usccb.org/bible/index.cfm

Welcome to St. Matthew Church

Important information regarding the Sacrament of Confession

When the Sacrament of Confession is not readily available, and when the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition –  coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness and accompanied by the promise to confess when the opportunity returns – obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (please see the Catechism, no. 1452).

Please read Bishop Pates letter dates March 21, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 by clicking here below

Bishop Pates Statement

The parish is the place where Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments, especially through the Eucharist which we receive weekly, while some receive daily. Jesus is the center of our life and in the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation we meet the loving and forgiving God.

As you will see, our parish is involved with the activities of many people and we try to share the responsibility of stewardship by committing our time, talents and treasure. Please consider one or two areas of service in which you will be able to serve. In this way, you will be serving the Church and making this parish your own. Remember the familiar saying, “Many hands make light work.”

Thank you for visiting our parish and I hope you have many years as a member of our special community.

Sincerely in Christ,
The parish community of St. Matthew

 

To stay connected with St. Matthew Parish during this difficult time, please consider our live-stream/recorded options via Facebook at:

 St. Matthew Parish Facebook 

or via YouTube at:

St. Matthew Parish YouTube

Here is a link to a good resource to pray the Stations of the Cross at home this lent!

Our Mission

St. Matthew Mission Statement

We, the members of the St. Matthew Parish community being many parts but one sacramental body,
are sent by the love of God to make Christ present in the world.

Declaración de la Misión de la Parroquia San Mateo

Nosotros, los miembros de la comunidad parroquial de San Mateo, siendo muchas partes,
pero un solo cuerpo sacramental, somos enviados por el amor
de Dios para hacer presente a Cristo en el mundo.

January
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Epiphany
February
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Confirmation Retreat
March
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Ash Wednesday
April
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Palm Sunday
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Holy Thursday
Friday, April 19, 2019 - Good Friday
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - Easter
Monday, April 22, 2019 - Easter Monday
May
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - First Communion Masses
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Confirmation
June
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Ascension of Jesus
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Pentecost
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Corpus Christi
August
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November
Friday, November 1, 2019 - All Saints' Day
December
Monday, December 9, 2019 - The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Christmas

Donate to St. Matthew Church

St. Matthew Church strongly supports the electronic way to give your regular contribution or donation to the church/school.
Online Giving is secure, the information you provide is kept to its strict confidentiality. You can set up direct withdrawal from your checking/savings account or a credit card on a regular basis, or donate one time under Quick Give.

For added convenience, St. Matthew also accepts donations thru Paypal.