Entrance into the church requires a complete reservation for each person. Please click the link below.
One of the seminarians who is currently residing in the parish rectory has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. St. Matthew will strictly follow the protocols set in place by the Diocese of Joliet in consultation with the Illinois Department of Public Health and in doing so, all public Masses will be suspended until everyone is clear. Following all protocols, Masses may resume no earlier than Saturday, January 16 at 8 AM. Updates will be posted here as they become available. The sign-up links for Mass have been de-activated. Please pray for all effected by this pandemic.
We will continue to Live-Stream the following Sunday Masses
Sunday 8am Mass St. Matthew Parish Facebook
Sunday 1:30 pm Mass (Spanish) Parroquia de San Mateo Facebook
Please send us your prayer requests at firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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
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
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.
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.