Pastoral Committees

Worship Committee
Convener: Donna Shenoha, 704-608-1543
The Worship Committee oversees ministries that serve the St. Matthew faith community in the areas of private and public worship. Private worship is a commitment to personal and communal prayer time to build up the Body of Christ. Public worship is centered on the Sunday Eucharistic celebration and other special liturgical events. Many opportunities are available for those who feel called to take an active and often visible role by serving in the Sunday Eucharistic celebration. Other opportunities are available for those who feel called to serve in a supportive, behind the scenes role in the areas of both public and private worship.

Word Committee
Faith Formation Coordinator: Pat Tomlinson, 704-541-8362 x 2
Adult Faith Enrichment Coordinator: Michael Burck, 704-541-8362 x 4

The Word Committee oversees ministries and programs designed to teach the Catholic faith to both children and adults. St. Matthew faith formation programs present rich opportunities for all parishioners to grow closer to God and deepen their spiritual lives, both on an individual basis and as a community of faith. Programs are offered throughout the year for parishioners of all ages. To learn more, check out the Faith Formation tab on our website. 

Service Committee
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Pat White , 704-543-7677 x 1039
The Service Committee oversees ministries that reach out to people, both within the parish and in the larger community, who may be challenged by injustices or are feeling powerless to change the circumstances in their lives. Opportunities abound to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to a hurting world through the many service ministries at St. Matthew.
 
Community Committee
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Pat White, 704-543-7677 x 1039
The Community Committee oversees ministries that strive to build community in the parish of St. Matthew by drawing parishioners together for mutual support, activities, celebration and growth in order to build the Kingdom of God. Whether you are new to the parish or have been her awhile, married or single, young or older, there are many groups for Christian fellowship. 

Stewardship Committee
Convener: Joan Slep, 704-542-0045
Stewardship involves taking the spirit of the Sunday Liturgy into our daily lives by sharing our time, talents and resources to the fulfillment of our parish mission. Stewardship Committee members (both adults and teens) are appointed by the pastor. They sponsor yearly stewardship campaigns, ministry fairs, youth stewardship envelopes and continuing stewardship education.

Engagement Committee
Conveners: John Welshofer, 704-846-5676 and Frank Colunga, 704-707-9811

Engagement is the emotional connection individuals have to their parish community. It’s how they feel about their church, their sense of belonging and active participation in parish life. In the spirit of support and encouragement, the Engagement Committee strives to identify and create opportunities to develop and enhance the relationship between parishioners and the Church and its ministries.

Evangelization Committee
Contact: Kathy Bartlett, 704-543-7677 x 1015 or 704-400-2213

Evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church ... Evangelization is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity; and how She exists in order to evangelize.(USCCB) Each of us is called to bring people closer to Christ. We are called to be Christ to one another, to love one another as He has loved us, and to preach and live His Gospel as an example to the community.