St. Matthew Catholic School Fall Open House for Prospective Parents

Interested in becoming part of the St. Matthew Wildcat Family?

Families with children in rising Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 5th grade are invited to attend our Fall Open House, tour our school, meet our teachers, and learn what makes our school special. This year, we are offering three (3) sessions. Please register online by October 13th.

Open House Dates

  • October 15

    • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

  • October 17

    • 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: St. Matthew Catholic School, 11525 Elm Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277


Phone: 704-544-2070

Family Adoration

Upcoming Events:

Family Eucharistic Adoration

Encounter Christ in the Eucharist Together as a Family!

Friday, September 29, 6:00 – 7:00 PM in the church, sweet treats to follow (Ballantyne campus)

Adoration is simply to show our love for Jesus, to adore Him in the Eucharist, and to allow Him to love us. The purpose of Family Eucharistic Adoration is to welcome the entire family, including children of any age, to adore Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. 

If you have never been to Eucharistic Adoration, don’t worry, we will teach you everything you need to know. Simply come and be led through the loving Adoration of Jesus.

To learn more about adoration, or our Parish participation in the Eucharistic Revival visit:

Christ Renews His Parish 2023

Christ Renews His Parish, or CRHP as we call it. CRHP is a retreat that takes place at St. Matthew from Friday 6:00 pm and ends with the Saturday 5:30 pm Vigil mass. 
CRHP is a wonderful way to deepen your love for Christ and meet the new friends the Lord wants you to meet on your spiritual path. It will also inspire you to serve Christ in new ways. Invite a friend to join you. It’s all good.
Please consider attending the next Men’s (October 27-28) or Women’s (November 10-11) CRHP.
For more information and to register visit the CRHP homepage:

Divine Mercy Day 2023

Join us for the 13th Annual Divine Mercy Day as we Explore Eucharistic Miracles!

St. Matthew Catholic Church Presents A Eucharistic Encounter: Discover the Real Presence with guest speaker Ray Grijalba, host of the YouTube channel The Joy of the Faith and co-producer of the movie The New Manna.

October 7, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ballantyne Campus

Schedule at a Glance:

9:00 am: Mass in the main church

9:30 am: Continental Breakfast and Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit*

10:00 am: Welcome

10:10 am: St. Faustina and the Eucharist 

10:15 am: Origins of the Eucharist

11:10 am: The Glory of the Eucharist – 

Scientific Evidence of Eucharistic,

Miracles & Transformative Power

12:30 pm: Closing Remarks and Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Ray Grijalba

No discussion of Eucharistic Miracles is complete without reference to Blessed Carlo Acutis, the “computer genius” (and possible future patron saint of the internet), who by age 14, had created an extensive database of Eucharistic Miracles, along with a website and a display of Eucharistic Miracles that would tour the world. Blessed Carlo Acutis was also the inspiration for Ray Grijalba’s movie.

Visit for more information on Blessed Carlo Acutis and his full listing of Eucharistic Miracles.

Continental breakfast will be served. There is no charge for the event but please register, using the button below, so we can get an appropriate headcount of those attending. 

Additional Resources

Blessed Carlo Acutis, The Tech Teen who found Jesus (EWTN Vaticano
Carlo Acutis: The Saint of the Internet and Millennials (Divine Mercy Video with Fr. Chris Alar)

World Hunger Drive First Annual Badminton Doubles Tournament 2023

Join Father Davis in helping the World Hunger Drive in a new way!

Introducing, for the first time ever, our parish badminton doubles tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. All ages 15 and above are invited to participate. Teams may consist of doubles and mixed doubles. There is a maximum number of 36 players.

The registration fee is a soccer ball or cleats or $25 per person. All proceeds go to the Monsignor McSweeney World Hunger Drive.

To register, click the button below.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 15. Champions receive a rolling trophy.

For more information, email Father Binoy Davis at

Children’s Mass and Family Sunday

Sunday, Sep. 24 – Ballantyne

Children’s “I’m A Child of God” Mass – 10:45 am

All families are invited to this joyful celebration of Sunday Mass as we discover God’s love is not something we have to earn, it is unconditionally given to us!

St. Michael the Archangel

We say the prayer together at the end of each Mass… but just who is St. Michael? Join us for some sweet treats and fun activities after the 10:45 am Mass to discover the answer!

A Friendly Note to the Parents of Our Young Children

Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome!

  • Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. They tire of seeing the backs of others’ heads.
  • Quietly explain the parts of the Mass and actions of the priest, altar servers, choir, etc.
  • Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn by copying you.
  • If you have to leave Mass with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me”
  • Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship.

To other members of our parish:

The presence of children is a gift to the church, and they are a reminder that our parish is growing!

Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents. If you see a parent struggling, please offer to help them!

Life Changing Moments Start Here

658. For our parish to offer programs to the children, youth and teens of St. Matthew, that is the number of volunteers needed to make it possible. Please consider sharing your time and love of the Catholic faith!

Qualifications: love of Christ, desire to introduce others to the joys of a friendship with Him, longing to learn more and grow deeper in your own faith and friendship with Christ. We provide you with simple to follow lesson guides that cover the ‘what, when and how’ to share the Good News.

Time Commitment (per session week): reading weekly emails and reviewing information before session (about twenty minutes); arriving early (twenty to fifteen minutes prior to start); facilitating session (one hour). Preschool and elementary groups meet for 21 weeks of the year; middle school meets in 7 week trimesters; special needs programs meets 18 weeks (elementary) or 12 weeks (older friends).

Requirements: complete and stay current on all parish safe environment protocols

Ready to help or want more information? See who to contact below!

We Believe – a St. Matthew Video Series

Deacon Joe Becker, Deacon Lon Phillips, and Deacon Jack Staub discuss why Catholics believe in the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist in this multi-part video series found below.

Check back for more episodes as our parish celebrates the Year of the Eucharist!

#1: The Eucharist with Deacon Joe Becker
#2: The Eucharist (part 2) with Deacon Joe Becker
#3: The Eucharist – The Real Presence with Deacon Lon Phillips
#4: The Liturgy of the Eucharist with Deacon Jim Hamrlik
#5: The Eucharist – Our Salvation with Deacon Jack Staub
#6: Do You Believe? with Deacon Joe Becker
#7: The True Presence – My Relationship with the Lord with Deacon Jack Staub
#8: Transfiguration Sunday Homily from Father Darren Balkey