Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
Sunday Masses: 7:30 am, 9 am, 10:45 am and 12:30 PM
Saturday Vigil: 4 PM
Sunday: 9:30 am and 11 am
Please click here to read dispensation information.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday through Friday: 7 am
Monday through Saturday: 9 am
Sunday: 10 to 10:30 am and 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Wednesday: 9 to 10 am
Friday: 9 to noon
Church Hours for Private Prayer
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.
Monday through Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 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.
- Attention all Catholic young women ages 15-19! Do you know where your life is going? Do you have a desire to grow deeper after the role model of our Lady? You are invited to attend the fifth annual Duc In Altum camp to spend time with other young women your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life, while having fun and receiving the tools for a strong prayer life. DIA is led by priests and Religious of the diocese and is supported by the diocesan Office of Vocations. Duc In Altum camp will be held from June 21-25, 2021 at Belmont Abbey Collegein Belmont. The cost of the camp is $150.00. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
If you are interested, please visit our website: www.charlottevocations.org, or contact
Sister Mary Raphael at (704) 370-3402 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lainie Lord at (704) 370-3401 or email@example.com
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
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
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!
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!
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.
Our Food Pantry is currently in need of canned pasta, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, sugar, boxed hamburger meals, boxed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cereal, salad dressing, garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth and soups of all kinds, cookies and crackers. Please bring all donations to the storage area below the Daily Mass Chapel Monday through Friday by 2 pm.
(Not) The Only One
A St. Matthew podcast for teens on an open, vulnerable and Catholic journey.
Tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcast, or wherever you access your favorite podcasts and search St. Matthew Catholic Church. New episodes air every Thursday. To discover more about our newest way to connect, or to submit topics, questions and encouragement, visit our PODCAST page!