Congratulations, Deacon Joe Becker!

With great joy we celebrate the ordination of parishioner Joe Becker to the permanent diaconate! We have been blessed to have Joe and his family as parishioners for many years and are thankful for the gifts he will share with the Church in the years to come. May God bless him and his family on this most joyous day.
 
Please be sure to check out the parish bulletin on October 10 for coverage of Deacon Becker’s ordination.

Mask Directive

In accordance with the Mecklenburg County mask directive, please wear a face covering.

(Except for those who have an exemption as outlined in the directive.)

Thank you for your understanding.

Synod Calls Forth the Participation of All People

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

“Pope Francis invites the entire church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: ‘It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the church of the third millennium,'”

VADEMECUM FOR THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY
Official Handbook for Listening and Discernment in Local Churches: First Phase [October 2021 – April 2022] in Dioceses and Bishops’ Conferences
Leading up to the Assembly of Bishops in Synod in October 2023
To read the document click here.

To read the Catholic News Herald article about the Synod, click here.

Christ Renews His Parish Retreats

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)
The CRHP program is a unique, parish-based faith renewal experience for men and women. You will grow in discipleship and come away with a renewed spirit and renewed faith. This retreat will be a gift to yourself, your family and your community.
We invite YOU to join the nearly 1,000 parishioners who have attended Christ Renews His Parish retreats at St Matthew. For more information and to register online, visit this page on our website.
Women’s Christ Renews His Parish Oct. 22 to 23
Men’s Christ Renews His Parish Nov. 5 to 6

What past participants are saying about CRHP :
 Gained lifelong friends
 Made the parish smaller for me
 Helped me deepen my faith
 Father’s talk about reconciliation
 Reminded me what’s really important
 Thought I couldn’t spare 24 hours – I was
wrong
 Deepened my love of God
 Food!
 Humbled by speakers who shared their journeys
with Christ
 My family noticed a change in me, for the better
Pray and think about attending.

Join Our Team!

The Office of Faith Formation has one part-time and one full-time opening on our team!  Office hours are primarily weekdays; responsibilities will include some weekend and evening hours.

PART-TIME Youth Ministry Team: support person for High School Youth Minister; collaborates in planning and preparation of events and retreats; assists in setting syllabus and serves as co-facilitator for Life Nights; collaborates in planning podcast topics and serves as guest host.  Should be comfortable using MS Office.

FULL TIME Administrative Team: responsible for processing Faith Formation family registrations, accounting for and submitting to business office all monies related to program registration and activity fees, and maintaining all family, volunteer and sacramental records for First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation.  Must have experience using MS Office.

Interested? Contact Diane, dkiradjieff@stmatthewcatholic.org

Mass and Confession Schedule, Office Hours and More

Weekend Mass Schedule

Ballantyne Campus
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
Sunday Masses: 7:30 am, 9 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Waxhaw Campus
Saturday Vigil: 4 PM
Sunday: 9:30 am and 11 am

Please click here to read dispensation information.

Weekday Mass Schedule

Ballantyne Camps
Monday through Friday: 7 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9 am
Wednesday, St. Matthew Catholic School Mass: 8:15 am

Confession 

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

Adoration

Ballantyne Campus Daily Mass Chapel
Friday: 9 am to 9 pm

Church Hours for Private Prayer

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

Please note that the church is not available for private prayer 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: 9:30 am to noon

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

 

To read the document from the Diocese regarding the narrowing of dispensations, click here.

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