Welcome to St. Matthew Parish!

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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


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.

From Our Parochial Vicar:

Hello St Matthew community! Let me introduce myself. I am Fr. Franklin Duran, originally from Bolivia and my city’s name is Tarija. All my family lives there in Bolivia, the names of my siblings are Erik, Maria Elena and Maria Isabel; Marcela Agustina and Oscar are the names of my parents. I started my seminary in Bolivia, finishing Philosophy there and I finished my studies of Theology here at Mundelein three years ago. And for the past three years I was serving as parochial vicar at St. Dominic in Bolingbrook. Like I said on Sunday masses when I introduced myself to you, I give thanks to God for sending me here to the very loving community of St. Matthew and I hope to share together the graces and blessings that He has for all of us. Please pray for me and all the priests who are going through this transition and I want to ensure you, you in my prayers, May God Bless you.
Fr. Franklin Duran 
Hola comunidad de San Mateo!  permítame presentarme. Soy el padre Franklin Duran, originario de Bolivia y el nombre de mi ciudad es Tarija. Toda mi familia vive allí, en Bolivia, los nombres de mis hermanos son Erik, María Elena y María Isabel. Marcela Agustina y Oscar son los nombres de mis padres. Comencé mi seminario en Bolivia, terminé Filosofía allí y terminé mis estudios de Teología aquí en el seminario de Mundelein hace tres años. Y durante los últimos tres años estaba sirviendo como vicario parroquial en la Iglesia de Santo Domingo en Bolingbrook. Como he dicho en la misa Dominical, cuando me presenté a ustedes le doy gracias a Dios por haberme enviado aquí con la comunidad muy amorosa de San Mateo y espero poder compartir juntos las gracias y bendiciones que Él tiene para todos nosotros. Por favor oren por mí y todos los sacerdotes que están en esta transición y quiero garantizar mis oraciones para todos ustedes, que Dios los bendiga.

Padre Franklin Duran