Welcome to the Family Connection Ministry!

Our mission is to connect families from birth through elementary school to each other and St. Matthew faith community.

Ministry Team:

Co-Chairs: Marin O’Brien and Lindsay Spokas
Team Members: Catherine Beheler, Sarah Hebb, and Brenda Kresak

St. Matthew Staff: Francis Ahn, 704-543-7677 ext. 1193

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Join us for Upcoming Events!


Sun. 19: Back to School Pizza Party – 12:00pm. Come join us after mass at the School Playground and Cafeteria for pizza, games, and fun! The “entrance fee” is 1 new or gently used children’s book to donate to Promising Pages!


Sun. 9: Welcome Breakfast – 10:00am – 11:00am Join us for a light breakfast and meet other young families at St. Matthew. Your entire family is welcome to attend! Bring your friends! We will be in room 234/235 in the New Life Center.

Living Your Strengths – Starting the week of Sept. 23, we will be doing a  Living Your Strengths Group. The group runs for 6 sessions. We ask that participants commit to attend every session. If you have questions, feel free to contact Francis Ahn at fahn@stmatthewcatholic.org.

Living Your Strengths is a ministry designed to help adults maximize their God-given talents in all aspects of life – personal, professional, and spiritual. The ministry currently provides two facilitator-led offerings to help individuals discover their talents and further develop their strengths. The ministry uses Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder®, an online assessment tool, as the starting point. See this video for more information:

Sun. 30 Blessing Bags with Family Life – More details to come!


Sat. 13: Wise Acres Farm – 10am – 12pm. Come join us enjoy the fall morning at the farm!  Fun for the whole family! For more info about the Farm.

Sun. 21: St. Matthew Fall Fest – Join the parish for some fun more info TBA.


Sat. 3: Sandwich making for the Homeless – 10am – 12pm. Join us in making sandwiches for the homeless.  More info TBA.

Sun. 18 Famsgiving! – 12:00pm. Join our community of families for a Thanksgiving potluck!  Drop off your dish before 10:45 mass or come before 12.  More info to come.


Sun. 2: Advent Wreath Making with Family Life – more details to come.

Sun 8: Saint Nicholas – learn where the Santa Claus legend came from! more information to come later.

Young Families Photo Gallery