Fall 2020 SMU registration is ready, look through some of these classes listed, spend some time watching a trailer to find a course you would enjoy, engaging with a community and learning God’s Word.

To register for a class CLICK HERE

Special note regarding SMU Fall 2020:

Childcare will not be offered until further notice. Unfortunately, children will not be allowed to accompany their parents in the classrooms due to the need to social distance.
For now, there will be no food served during any classes and we ask you refrain from bringing food. Please feel free to bring your own coffee cup, water or beverage of your liking.

Also, please wear a mask while on and attending all St. Matthew classes, events and Mass and Communion Services. Thank you very much for your cooperation.


We are truly delighted to share a special speaker with you, a professor from the University of Notre Dame!
We hope you will be able to join us as we welcome Father Paulinus Odozor, C.S.Sp.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING AND ITS MODERN CHALLENGES
Father Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, C.S.Sp
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
7 to 9 pm
Banquet Room
No fee; Registration is required by Wednesday, Nov. 18
Click HERE for registration; required for updates and to let us know you are coming.

Father Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, C.S.Sp., is a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans). He received his initial formation in Nigeria and did his graduate studies at St. Michaels College, Toronto, Regis College, Toronto, and the University of Toronto. Father Odozor’s scholarly interests are in Foundational issues in Christian ethics; history of Catholic moral theology; contextual theological issues, including questions pertaining to enculturation; theology and society; African Christian theology; and the theology of marriage. Fr. Odozor is also an Africanist with interest in African history, African literature, African politics’ and questions relating to change and contemporary African societies. In addition to being the author of many articles in peer-reviewed publications in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, Fr. Odozor has also authored or edited nine books. Fr. Odozor held numerous academic, administrative, and pastoral positions in Nigeria and Canada. He was president of the Governing Council of Spiritan International School of Theology in Enugu, Nigeria (2005-2017) and Father Odozor was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as expert assistant to the 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa.

Ever feel like you didn’t learn or retain what we learned in “CCD” growing up? Guess what, you can now join us and learn or relearn all things Catholic! 

From FORMED: (Formed.org)
Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

From Word on Fire:
The Sacraments with Bishop Baron

From Saint Benedict Press / Tan Books:
Credo by the Dominican Friars at the Thomistic Institute
Catholic Scripture Study: First Samuel by Fr. Kirby

From Marians of the Immaculate Mary
33 Days to Glory by Father Gaitley

From the St. Paul Center:
The Bible and Church Fathers

Advent Saturday Retreat – “Into the Deep”  -Registration is forthcoming, we are still working on details.
by Kimberly Eubanks

To register for any of these courses CLICK HERE

Special note regarding SMU Fall 2020:

Childcare will not be offered until further notice. Child will not be permitted inside the classrooms with their parents due to social distance policy. There will be no food served during any classes and we ask you refrain from bringing food. Please feel free to bring your own coffee cup, water or beverage of your liking.

 


Bringing Church Home through the COVID-19 Pandemic
We want to provide some opportunities for community building, despite our current inability to gather. Closing the church and staying home from work can make us all feel a bit isolated, but we are never isolated from Christ and the other members of the Mystical Body. This group will send an email a few times a week, sometimes a note, sometimes a video or a podcast – things that join us together and remind us that we are one, despite our distance.
Today’s highlight is not a novel practice – it’s a reminder that despite the changes, our life isn’t so different after all.
contact Rachel Willoughby to receive ‘Bringing Church Home’ at rachelw@stmatthewcatholic.org

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At this time we do not know if will be available. Child care is available for children between the ages of 0 and 11 for many scheduled ministry events by calling 704-543-7677 x 1003 at least 48 hours in advance of the event. The nursery is located on the first floor of the New Life Center in room 103. For large events, a second nursery may be used in the Parish Center. For full information, click here.

INTERESTED in SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?

Spiritual direction can help you on your journey to grow closer to God and deepen your faith.  It can help in your quest for meaning and purpose in your life.

For more information about spiritual direction and to find a spiritual director, send an email to SpiritualDirection7@gmail.com. We will send you information and a list of spiritual directors with bio and contact information.  All have been trained through a highly respected and credentialed formation program.  Most are St. Matthew parishioners, but all are independent and not employees of any parish.

Are you ready to take the first step to begin this holy journey?

Contact Marilyn Borrelli, or call 704-641-3496 for more information.