Support Groups

St. Matthew is home to a variety of groups that meet on campus for mutual support and healing. All are welcome. 

Adult ADHD:  Fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 pm in New Life Center (NLC) Room 206

Alcoholics Anonymous:  Monday through Friday from noon to 1 pm in the Parish Center (PC) Family Room
                            Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm in  (NLC) Room 239/240/241

Al-Anon:  Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. in NLC 234/235 (on national holidays meets in PC 104)
          Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in NLC 202
          Thursdays from 8 to 9 NLC 234/235
          Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in NLC 202
          Saturdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in NLC 202

Alateen:  Thursdays from 7 to 8pm 8 to 9 p.m. in NLC 204

Cancer Support:  Meets the fIrst Thursday of the month from 10 to 11:30 am in NLC 208.
                    Contact Marilyn Borrelli at 803-547-6181.   

Caring for Caregivers:  Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in NLC 206. 
                          Contact Sr. Marie Frechette at 704-543-7677 x1073.

Christians in Career Transition:  Supports people in career crisis. Meets the first and third Monday of the month
                                    from 7 to 9 p.m. in the New Life Center. Contact Jack Rueckel at 704-341-8449.

Codependents Anonymous (CODA):  Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in NLC 206.

Compassionate Friends:  For parents who have lost a child. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in NLC 234/235.
                            Contact George Barnett, 704-366-8349.

Depression/Mood Disorders:  Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in NLC 202.

Elizabeth Ministry:  Support for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.
                      For more information, contact Rita Brennan at 704-543-7677 x 1007.

Food Addicts in Recovery (FA):  Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in NLC 202.

Grieving the Loss of a Spouse:  Support group for widowed persons. Meets the second Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in NLC 102
                  Contact Sr. Marie Frechette at 704-543-7677 x1073.

Mens’ Bereavement Group:  For all men suffering a loss. Meets first and third Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m. in NLC 119.
                                Contact Frank Pennachio at 704-243-6132.

Narcotics Anonymous:  Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. in NLC 132/125.

Post-Abortion Ministry (PAM):  Confidential. For information, contact Andrea Hines at 704-996-4597 or
                                  Christy Annison, 704-293-6602.

SAA.:  An anonymous support group for men and women dealing with addictive sexual behavior.
        Meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm in NLC 204; Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in NLC 204.
        For more information, visit or call 704-266-0722.   

TGIF:  For those who are separated or divorced. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in NLC 202.
        Contact Bonnie Motuz at 704-543-8998, afternoon calls only. 

TOPS: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: Wednesdays, 10 to 11 am, NLC 204.
            Contact Elaine Kerr, 704-288-7906