Lenten Confession Schedule

We hope you can find time to come to experience the grace of the Sacrament of Confession during the Lenten season. Please see our schedule below.
Confession Schedule
Ballantyne Campus
9 to 10 am on Wednesdays (including Ash Wednesday)
10 to 10:30 am and 11:45 am to 12:15 pm on Sundays
8 am to noon and 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 15
Waxhaw Campus
Between 9:30 am and 11 am Masses on Sunday Feb. 26, March 12 and March 26
May be an image of text that says 'LENTEN CONFESSION SCHEDULE ear brothers and sisters, may this be a time of grace for you accept and experience Jesus' forgiveness! May it be the right time for those of you who bear heavy burdens in your heart and long for them to be lifted sO that you can breathe freely once again. Matthew Catholic Church'

Ash Wednesday Schedule- February 22

Main Campus

  • 7 am Mass with distribution of ashes
  • 8:15 am Mass with distribution of ashes
  • 12:10 – 1 pm Deacon-led prayer service with distribution of ashes
  • 5:10 – 6 pm Deacon-led prayer service with distribution of ashes
  • 7 pm Mass with distribution of ashes

Waxhaw Campus

  • 12:10 – 1 pm Deacon-led prayer service with distribution of ashes
  • 5:10 – 6 pm Deacon-led prayer service with distribution of ashes
  • 7 pm Mass with distribution of ashes

Columbiettes Baby Bundles Baby Shower

The Columbiettes are hosting a baby shower on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 2 to 4 pm for Baby Bundles, a
local organization that provides a bag of baby essentials to mothers in need as they leave the hospital with their newborn. Bring a new, unwrapped baby item and join us in the New Life Center Banquet Room to learn the story behind Baby Bundles and play some baby shower games. You might even win a prize! To RSVP, contact Barbara Haynes at kksmom1950@aol.com or 631-848-4387.

Pre-Lent Speaker Series with Father Michael O’Loughlin

We are pleased to announce that Father Michael O’Loughlin will speak at St. Matthew on Monday, Feb. 6, Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 8:30 pm, all in the Church. We’ve also added a daytime talk on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 am in the Banquet Room. You do not want to miss this high-energy, spirit-filled series. Father O’Loughlin is the pastor at the Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary in Sherman Oaks, California. He is a co-host of What God Is Not and The Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcasts. He was raised as a Roman Catholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a teenager, he fell in love with the Byzantine Catholic Church and was ordained a priest for the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix in May 2005. He enjoys bi-ritual faculties to celebrate the sacraments in the Roman and Byzantine Catholic Churches. Father O’Loughlin formerly served as the co-director for the Office of Young Adult Ministry for the Eparchy and continues to offer discussion series for young adults throughout the
Los Angeles area.

Our Daily Bread –Please help us feed the hungry in the Charlotte area

All three of our areas of food distribution need volunteers:

 Friday morning Pantry Run – In need of drivers and helpers

Using the box truck from the church 2 volunteers each Friday morning of the month leave from the church and drive either to Greensboro or Kannapolis to pick up donations from a grocery reclamation center. Volunteers will load boxes that avg 20-30 lbs a piece.  On the return trip stops are made along the way to charities that feed the hungry and usually you are back at the church about 12:30 pm.  Volunteers are usually scheduled one Friday a month.

Regional Farmers Market on Remount Road and delivery to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Tuskaseegee Rd.

Saturdays from Shed A (local farmers) pick up of donated goods in bins about 12:30 pm or From Shed B at 4:30 pmpick up of donated items from vendors.  Time commitment is about 1 ½ hrs. You are usually scheduled for once a month.  You will use your own vehicle and loads will fill a SUV or pick up space.

Weekly pick ups for local grocery store to designated charity that feeds the hungry

Two of our morning routes that happen weekly need volunteers.  A Monday and Saturday morning route needs to be filled at this time.  Usual pick up is done between 8-9amand delivered to designated charity of the day.  Route usually takes 1 –1 ½ hr to complete.

If you are available to help in one of these ways, please contact Diana Hankins at dhankins48@gmail.com or 706 888-7764.  You will receive training and we follow the church guidelines for volunteers.

Parish Family Prayer Wall

We are so excited to launch our new parish family prayer wall! We invite you to share your prayer requests and also visit this page to lift up your parish family in prayer. Requests can be submitted with your name, or anonymously, and you can also let people know you are praying for their intentions. What a beautiful way to be connected as a parish family! The page can always be found at the top of the menu on our homepage, and you can also access it here: https://stmatthewcatholic.org/prayerwall .