Wreaths Across America

As Christmas approaches, let us remember those who bravely gave their all so we may live and worship as a free nation. Consider purchasing wreaths for a veteran’s gravestone. Click here to download the purchase form. Remit form to: Armand Tetu;7008 Holly Park Drive; Indian  Trail, NC  28079. The deadline to purchase wreaths is Dec. 2.

 

Engagement survey….last chance to participate!

If you did not take the confidential engagement assessment at Mass, click here to access it electronically. Or, if you prefer, text STMATTHEW to 90888 to begin the assessment on your cell phone.

Please do not take the survey more than one time. The survey portal will close on October 20, and the parish will be communicating survey results sometime shortly after that date. Thank you for your participation.

Taken the survey and ready to go deeper? Click here.

 

 

Into the Light: Starting the Conversation on Mental Health

Wednesday, Oct. 23
7 to 9 pm
New Life Center Banquet Room

Join us for an evening of conversation on anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and addiction. Hear the stories of people in our community through a Compass and Light Documentary series, followed by
discussion with local mental health professionals. Connect with local agencies and resources and continue the conversation. The event is free and open to the public. Let’s come together as a parish community to start the conversation on mental health

 

Christ Renews His Parish Retreats

Christ Renews His Parish is a unique, parish-based faith renewal experience for men and women. This parishioner led experience is designed to foster a sense of community within St. Matthew Catholic Church. Participants will grow in discipleship and come away with a renewed spirit and strengthened faith.

Women’s retreat: October 11-12
Men’s retreat: November 1-2

Don’t miss this great opportunity to take a step back from the pace of everyday life and connect with fellow parishioners in a relaxed setting while discovering how God is working in your life and the lives of others.

To register or for more information, click here. We hope you’ll consider joining us!

Faith Formation Sessions Begin!

Our 2019-2020 program year kicks off this week!  We are excited to share our new schedule, format, expectations and opportunities for families to draw even closer to our Lord.

For the week of 9/8, please note:

  • Sunday Preschool-Kindergarten will have an open house following the 9 and 10:45 am Mass.  Families are asked to come following the Mass for which they registered in the program.
  • Our general programming will begin.  This includes K-6th, Edge (7th/8th) and our second year RCIC families.
  • Fr. Pat will open our program year, you will receive important information about the NEW program format, schedule and parent expectations.
  • K-6th and second year RCIC families will gather in the church (main campus) or worship space (Waxhaw campus) to start.
  • Edge (7th/8th) teens do not need to be present, however parents of Edge teens are expected to be present.
  • If you have children in both our K-6th program and Edge, we ask that you join our opening; after we break into small groups and dismiss the parents, you will be expected to join the Edge parent-catechist gathering.

For the week of 9/15, please note:

  • Our Sunday Preschool-Kindergarten program begins for children during the 9 and 10:45 am Masses.
  • Our RCIT and RCIC (first year) program begins.  RCIT teens do not need to be present, however the parents are expected to be present.  RCIC parents and children are both expected to be present.  We will begin in the Narthex of the Church.
  • Our first Family Connection events take place – see our Faith and Family page for more details!

Small Groups Interest Party

Have you ever participated  in a small group?
Are you interested in learning more about the Small Groups Fall 2019 initiative?

Come to our

Small Groups Interest Party!

September 19, 2019
7:00-8:30

Banquet Room

Come, enjoy some fellowship and refreshments and spend time with others who share a love of small groups!

We will have resources that can be used in small groups available for you to look through.

You will also be able to sign up to be a host if you are so drawn.

You will be able to sign up to receive more information on participating in small groups as the start date approaches.

Come and join the excitement for Fall 2019 Small Groups!

 

Children’s Music Ministry

We’ve got three different children’s choirs, and we need YOUR child to come join us for the fun! We raise our voices in praise of our God and sing at Masses several times throughout the year. For more info and links to each choir, see below .

Boys’ Choir (3rd – 8th grade boys) New this season!!!! Our Boys’ Choir welcomes older boys who love to sing, and who will thrive in a fun community of like-minded friends. The Boys’ Choir co-leads the congregation in song (with the Girls’ Choir) at 9 a.m. Mass every second Sunday of the month from October through May. Rehearsals: Every second and fourth Thursday, September through May,  from 6 to 6:50 pm, in the choir room at the main campus. Just come to the choir room and get ready to sing! Time commitment: 50 minute rehearsals twice monthly, plus 1.5 hours for Mass once a month.

Girls’ Choir (3rd – 8th grade girls) Calling all older girls who love to sing and want to become part of a fun ministry of friends. The Girls’ Choir co-leads the congregation in song (with the Boy’s Choir) at 9 a.m. Mass every second Sunday of the month from October through May. Rehearsals: Every first and third Thursday, September through May,  from 6 to 6:50 pm, in the choir room at the main campus. Just come to the choir room and get ready to sing! Time commitment: 50 minute rehearsals twice monthly, plus 1.5 hours for Mass once a month.

The Grace Notes Children’s Choir (K – 2nd grade children) This choir  is a fun, uplifting, and positive way to introduce the young child to the church choir. Your child will strengthen his or her relationship with Jesus, while having a great time singing, dancing and playing through music. The Grace Notes sing a prelude to four Sunday Masses during the choir season. Rehearsals: Every first and third Thursday, September through May, from 5 to 5:30 pm, in the choir room at the main campus.  Just come to the choir room and get ready to sing! Time commitment: 30 minute rehearsals twice monthly, plus 1.5 hours for Mass four times during the choir season.

St. Matthew Census Update 2019

It is time for an update!
How long have you been a member of St. Matthew? Our parish records are showing signs of age. Most of the information in our database was provided when you registered at St. Matthew. Much of it is outdated, particularly phone numbers and email addresses. We have reached out via email to as many households as possible, but if we have not reached you, please take a few moments to  to complete the census electronically. Click here to access the census.

We want to stay in touch. Thank you!