Rev Monsignor John J. McSweeney
Rev. Monsignor
John J. McSweeney

Message from
The Pastor

The Catholic community of St. Matthew seeks salvation through Jesus Christ. We are transformed through prayer, acts of love, forgiveness, service and stewardship. We invite and welcome all to receive God’s love and mercy.

Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm (Main Campus - Ballantyne)
5:30 pm (South Campus - Waxhaw)
Sunday: MAIN CAMPUS (Ballantyne)
7:30 am
9:00 am (Interpreted for the Deaf)
10:45 am
10:45 am (Parish Center Gym)
12:30 pm
5:30 pm (Life Teen Mass)

8:00 am
10:00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:00 am, 9:00 am and 12:10 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am, 8:15 am (during the school year), 12:10 pm and 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am
Reconciliation: Saturday - 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Wednesday - 6:30 to 7:15 pm
or by request
Anointing of the Sick: The first Saturday of each quarter at the 9:00 am Mass or contact a priest.
Eucharistic Adoration: Commences in the Chapel Friday after the 9:00 am Mass and ends Saturday at the 9:00 am Mass.
Nursery care is available for children ages 0 to 3 at the 9, 10:45 and 12:30 Masses.

Christ Renews His Parish is a 26-hour parish renewal for parishioners 21 and older to deepen their faith.

The Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) are dedicated to “Joyful Service with Christ on the Cross” to serve the poorest of the poor. They were started in 1981 by The Father Richard Ho Lung, O.J. in Kingston, Jamaica.

Operation Christmas Child brings Good News & Great Joy to children all over the world through simple shoebox gifts. They have delivered over 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children who have been affected by war, poverty, natural disasters and other crises in more than 150 countries.
Information & materials to pack a shoebox are available in the Narthex following all Masses this weekend. Please visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or contact Chris Delea at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more details.
Shoebox collection will be Sunday, November 13th in the Narthex.

We are participating in the Wreaths Across America campaign again this year. Fresh Maine evergreen wreaths with beautiful red bows will be placed at the headstones of those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Show your patriotism by purchasing a $15 wreath. A wreath may be purchased in honor of a living veteran or in memory of a deceased veteran.

In our efforts to help the under-served in our community move beyond or avoid homelessness, we have set up over a dozen apartments in the last few months. Donations are needed.

Are you wondering about God’s direction for your life? Are you ready to take the next step? Join us on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 am to 4:30 pm in the New Life Center Banquet Room for this powerful retreat.

St. Matthew has partnered with Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity to build our eighth home. Construction started in August with the ground breaking ceremony on Sept. 10.

At the 12:10 pm Mass we celebrated our 30 years and honored the Sisters of Mercy for the incredible and tireless work they have done in our parish, throughout the diocese and around the world. After the Mass, the banquet room was dedicated in memory of Sr. Jeanne Marie Kienast, a Sister of Mercy who was our first pastoral associate at St. Matthew. She served here for many years, until her death in 2015.

Our Daily Bread Ministry delivers food to 45 local charities.

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