St. Matthew Counseling Center Now Accepting New Referrals

Our wonderful counseling center is now accepting new referrals. We have flexible hours, are offering in-person or virtual appts, will see anybody age 16 and over, offer a reasonable fee, and all clinicians are fully licensed and specialize in a variety of issues to meet parishioner’s needs. Please call Christine Delaney at 704.543.7677 x 1069 to set up a visit.

Divine Mercy Celebration

Join us on Sunday, April 11 at 3 pm, in the main church on the Ballantyne Campus. Please arrive no earlier than 2:45 pm, as Baptisms will be taking place in the church.

3pm Hour of Great Mercy

In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of me. Prayers, Exposition, Singing Chaplet, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Receive a blessing with the first-class relic of St. Faustina Kowalska. Father Peter Ascik will be the celebrant assisted by Deacon Gary Schrieber.

Please be sure to follow the St Matthew covid guidelines by wearing a face mask covering both your nose and mouth and observing social distancing in the pews. The 3 pm hour will also be live-streamed.


Our Faith and Family Programs Team is excited to share our BIG NEWS for the summer!!

Current Mass Times, Communion Service Schedule, Reconciliation Schedule, Office Hours and More

  1. Weekend Mass Schedule

Ballantyne Campus
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
Sunday Masses: 9 am, 10:45 am and 12:30 PM

(Please be aware that the 9 am Mass has been near capacity in recent weeks. Once capacity is reached at any Mass, parishioners will be kindly asked to return for a different Mass in order to maintain safety practices as recommended by the parish COVID-19 Task Force. Thank you for your understanding.)

For Covid-19 Mass procedures, please click here.

Weekday Mass Schedule

Ballantyne Camps
Monday through Friday: 8:15 am
Church doors open at 8 am. All other doors will remain locked. We will follow weekend Mass procedures for daily Masses. See the link above for the guidelines.

Communion Services

Ballantyne Campus (Outdoor)
Sunday: 10 to 10:30 am and 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Wednesday 9 to 10 am

Waxhaw Campus (Indoor)
Saturday: 4 pm

Click here for more information and to register for a time to receive Holy Communion.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Ballantyne Campus
Sunday: 10 to 10:30 am and 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Wednesday: 9 to 10 am
Upon request


Ballantyne Campus
Friday: 9 to 10 am

Church (Private Prayer)

Ballantyne Campus
Monday through Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Please note that the church is off limits while funeral Masses are being celebrated,  to respect the privacy of families.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Gift Shop

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 am to noon

For sacramental emergencies, please call 704-543-7677.

St. Matthew COVID-19 Procedures Update Effective Saturday, March 6, 2021

As COVID-19 metrics continue to improve, the St. Matthew COVID-19 Task Force has approved the following expansion for seating and reception of Holy Communion during the celebration of Holy Mass:
  • Seating is permitted in every pew with social distancing of six feet between families.
  • Seating from pew to pew should follow a “checkerboard” pattern.
  • Masks covering the nose and mouth will continue to be worn for the duration of the entire Mass. Entry into the narthex and church is prohibited without a mask. Disposable masks are provided by St. Matthew for anyone in need.
  • Individuals wishing to receive Holy Communion on the tongue are asked to join one of the Communion lines at the front of the church. Those seated in the rear sections of the church are asked to inform the usher of their intent to receive on the tongue when asked to join the Communion line.
  • The four Holy Communion stations located in the middle of the church are limited to the reception of the Eucharist in the hand only. Priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers will distribute with no hand-to-hand contact. In the event of hand-to-hand contact, purification and sanitation will occur immediately.
Change to Weekday Outdoor Holy Communion Schedule
With the increase in weekday and weekend Mass attendance and a decrease in weekday Holy Communion service attendance, we are amending our current weekday outdoor schedule to Wednesday only, immediately following the 8:15 am Mass until 10 am. Confessions are also available during this hour.
Change to the Reception of Holy Communion During Outdoor Holy Communion Services
Priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers will distribute Holy Communion. If the communicant has received on the tongue, the priest, deacon or extraordinary minister will purify and sanitize immediately after the reception of the Eucharist. If receiving in the hand, purification and sanitation will only occur if there is hand-to-hand contact and upon completion of the service.

Diocesan Support Appeal 2021

Diocesan Support Appeal 2021

Thousands of people across the diocese benefit from DSA-funded ministries.

Among those served are:

  • 42,070 children and adults through programs assisted by the Faith Formation Office
  • 6,896 students in Catholic Schools
  • 1,250 teenagers through Youth Ministry
  • 1,760 Catholic college students through Campus Ministry programs
  • 18,021 clients of Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, served in the following office locations: Asheville, Charlotte, Murphy, Greensboro, Winston-Salem
  • 127 permanent deacons through the Permanent Diaconate program
  • 41 seminarians currently in formation for the diocese

Ways to Give

Around the Diocese News

There are a lot of great events, multiple job postings and more, all around our Diocese. Click the link below to visit the Around the Diocese page on our website to check it out!

Click here! 

Your Help Is Needed


None of us need to be reminded what an unpredictable and unprecedented year 2020 has been. Last February, on the first Sunday of Lent, our parish responded with the great generosity for which St. Matthew has always been known. Our parish made e the largest pledge in our history to this year’s DSA. No one could have predicted the turmoil and heartache this pandemic would subsequently bring, and yet, your generosity continues! This year’s Monsignor McSweeney World Hunger Drive has raised nearly $250,000 to help our family in Haiti and Jamaica. However, the needs of our neighbors in Western NC continue. Catholic Charities offers remarkable help to families in need.  Your support of this year’s DSA is still vital.

Our St. Matthew gifts to date include:

Payments                            ​​​$ 654,832

Remaining pledges           ​​​$ 176,145

Total payments and remaining pledges​​$ 830,977

​2020 DSA goal​​​​​$ 852,481

Shortfall in payments to goal                                  ($197,649)

We recognize that many of you who made pledges in February may be facing much different financial realities today. We understand. For those who are able, we would be most grateful for your support today, either in fulfilling your remaining pledges, or in making an additional gift to help those who may need a leg up during these difficult days. You may give online at the link below, or by dropping a check in the mail (marked DSA) to St. Matthew Catholic Church, PO Box 49349, Charlotte, NC 28277. Thank you for your continued generosity!


To donate to the Diocesan Support Appeal, click here.

To donate to the Priests’ Retirement Fund, click here.

The St. Matthew Counseling Center is at Your Service!

Christine Delaney is proud to have served in the Counseling Center for the past nine years. She is grateful for the confidence that the priests and staff have placed in her by naming her acting department head of the Counseling Center. Our licensed clinicians offer a wide range of services to our parish and community in a peaceful and faith-filled atmosphere of strict confidentiality. If you or someone you know or love would like to speak with one of our counselors, please call Christine Delaney at 704-543-7677 x1069. We are honored by the confidence of our parish has placed in us, especially during these challenging times. We offer services to the parishioners of St. Matthew at a very favorable sliding scale cost.