Current Events

FR. CLEM – Please continue to keep Fr. Clem in your thoughts and prayers.

MCB & RECTORY ROOF REPLACEMENT AND ADA RAMP FOR MCB UPDATE – Work has now finished on both the Roof Replacement Project and the ADA Ramp Project at the Western end of the Parish Center. We have received the final bills for these projects and they have been paid out of the Parish savings account. The total for both projects is $709,273 which has created a huge hole in our savings account. Financial help from our parishioners is desperately needed at this time. Only $122,514 has been donated to date for the $709,273 cost of these two projects. Special envelopes are located at all exits of the MCB and special collections have been planned, but your help is needed now . Please consider donating to these now completed, and desperately needed, repairs. We are losing hundreds of dollars of interest on the Savings account monies that were withdrawn to fund these projects.

CCD REGISTRATION – Registration for 2024-2025 CCD school year is now open. The required registration form, along with the projected class schedule, can be found on the “Religious Education” tab of this website. Please download the form and bring it, along with the required documentation and payment, to the Parish Office during normal business hours. Additional information about Sacramental Classes and the need for volunteer teachers can also be found on the same Tab.


BIBLE STUDY (FUTURE SESSIONS WILL BE IN THE MCB (CLASSROOM TBA)) – Our study of the Gospel of Saint John,  began on Monday, May 13, 2024. All future sessions will take place in the MCB in a classroom (to be announced).
These sessions will be also be on Zoom- Meeting ID  -852 5065 5766. 

The sessions will be recorded so you can view them at your leisure if you can’t attend.  This a link to the first session (copy and paste the link into a new web page):

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/yJne7z-ZAUiidNgS2LWzUV_y9TSdnsyBqMJW9eucsGbXWzmqyRxww_BH7sxBXRTR.euTmYgn14xdppl7o


You can also purchase the video, workbook and answers for $5.95 by using this link: Click here

ST. MATTHEW MOM’S GROUPThe Saint Matthew Mom’s Group (SMMG) provides opportunities for Catholic moms and their kids to build new friendships, support and pray for each other, and grow in faith.

We would love for you to join us!
Contact Stacey McCaffrey to join the mailing list:

SaintMatthewMomsGroup@gmail.com

MEN’S CLUB – St. Matthew’s Men’s Club congratulates its new slate of Officers who will serve for the next 2 years, leading the organization in its continuing support of the Parish and Parish activities.
President: Brett Troskey
Vice President: Mark Triche
Secretary: Jeff Steinberg
Treasurer: John Hunt
Events/Volunteer Coordinator: Carlos Leon
Lecturer: Deacon George White

CHILDREN’S CHOIR – St. Matthew’s Children’s Choir is taking a break during the summer months. When we begin practice again in the month of September, the choir is open to all students in first grade or above. Practice will be every Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. in the MCB. We will sing once per month at the 9:00 A.M. Children’s Mass. The Choir is a wonderful way to praise God and bring a new dimension to the Mass. Please come join us in September as we “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” (Psalm 100).

NEW TO THE PARISH OR NEVER REGISTERED?? – Are you registered in the Parish? Please do not assume that you are registered in the Parish just because you attend Mass here. If we have no record of your Parish membership it could be quite embarrassing to us, or to you or your family, when someone wishes to make wedding plans, have a baby baptized, or if you have been asked to act as a sponsor for baptism or confirmation. Please fill out the Registration Form below and mail it to the Parish office, or place it in the collection basket.

 

THE POPE VIDEOS – The Pope Videos is an official global initiative to disseminate the Holy Father’s monthly intentions. It is carried out by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). Since the year 2016, The Pope Videos has had more than 150 million views across all its social networks, and is translated into more than 20 languages, receiving press coverage in 114 countries. The project is supported by Vatican MediaBy clicking on the link below, you will be taken to a new tab on our website which will allow you to view content on The Pope Videos website.  We have made it available in English and Spanish. It will be updated automatically, so be sure to check back regularly.

http://st-matthew-church.com/?page_id=2584

 

 

MISA ESPAÑOLA – Padre Raciel Treviño celebra la misa en español a las 7 p.m. cada sábado en el MCB de St. Matthew.  Todo el mundo está bienvenido.

 

 

  

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION TAX INFORMATION FOR DONATIONS – Contributions from an individual retirement account (IRA) pre-existed the stimulus bills and continue to be an attractive means for making a charitable gift. After being waived in 2020, required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs resumed in 2021. Even though the age at which the RMD kicks in has been raised to 72, you can still make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) starting at age 70½. If you are aged 70½ or older, you may authorize your IRA administrator to transfer up to $100,000 per year (cumulatively) to one or more qualifying charities (St. Matthew qualifies as such). The amount you transfer will not be added to your taxable income, and it will count towards your mandatory distribution requirement. Whether you are required to make a minimum distribution or not, you can, at any age, designate St. Matthew Parish as the beneficiary of all, or a percentage, of your IRA. Completing a simple change of beneficiary form from your IRA administrator will allow funds to pass to St. Matthew’s tax-free after your lifetime.

 

 

2024 DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL (DSA) –  The 2024 DSA Appeal has begun and our commitment for 2024 is $136,000.   To date, we have received $72,480 toward our 2024 commitment. Please keep in mind that once again in 2023 we were $38,705 short of our designated commitment. That shortfall had to be made up by taking money from the Parish Operating Fund to fulfill our commitment. Please make a monthly pledge to help us meet this year’s commitment. Envelopes are available at the exits of the MCB, and may be placed in the collection basket at weekend Masses.

 

BINGO IS BACK! – Bingo has started up again every Thursday in the Parish Center. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 6:30. Refreshments available. Appropriate sanitation measures will be observed.  Bring a Friend and make friends too!

 

E-Mail Address Updates:  The Parish is trying to update its database of e-mail addresses to facilitate communications in a more cost-effective manner. We can potentially save over $1500 by sending an e-mail versus mailing a letter to all our parishioners.  ADDED NOTE:  If you have disconnected a landline or changed cellphone numbers in the last few years, please call the Parish Office at 966-8878 and update your phone number and e-mail address. We thank you in advance for your help.

There is never a better time to enroll in Faith Direct, which will allow automatic donations without mail or postage. You can click on the Faith Direct eGiving icon link on the upper right of this page to begin the very simple enrollment process.

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Please Note:

The Florida Catholic is now available in electronic format. Copy the link below into your web browser in order to access the latest edition (click on the icon in upper right of the page to download the latest edition):
https://digital.thefloridacatholic.org/Florida-Catholic-06052020-e-Edition/

PARISH CALENDAR  – Have you checked out the Parish Calendar yet?  Did you realize you can access the Calendar right here on the Parish Website?  Just click on the Calendar Tab and you can see all the upcoming events in the Parish for the next year.  Parish Ministry Schedules, CCD Class Schedules, CCW & Men’s Club events and schedules, Youth Ministry activities and schedules, and much more, are all found on the Calendar.  CHECK IT OUT TODAY!

ST. MATTHEW MEN’S CLUBMeets monthly at 7:30 P.M. every second Wednesday in the Parish Center. St. Matthew Men’s Club is a ministry of St. Matthew Parish, open to all adult male members of the Parish, that provides an atmosphere for fostering Christian fellowship and a sense of community among the men of the Parish aimed at strengthening family life in our Parish. We serve as a support group and provide a structure to assist with various Parish religious celebrations, social events and Parish service projects. 

eGIVING (FAITH DIRECT) FOR PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS 200 parishioners have taken the time to enroll in eGive with Faith Direct, the Parish’s direct debit program for Offertory giving. Enrollment is very easy and can be done either on-line or by filling out a color tri-fold form. This program will eliminate the need to write checks or search for cash at the last minute each weekend. You can personalize your giving with many available options. Enroll on-line using our Parish website link, or fill out one of the tri-fold enrollment forms at the MCB exits and mail it to Faith Direct directly. Further information can be obtained by calling Faith Direct at 1-866-507-8757 (toll free) or by e-mailing your questions to info@faithdirect.net. Faith Direct has also just introduced a mobile app for both Apple and Android, available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.