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!


The week of the 23rd:  Living Your Strengths – LYS 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 – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Help the homeless in Charlotte.  Please bring a box of quart-sized zip lock bags and individually packaged snack item to donate for Blessing Bags.  Suggested items include granola bars, protein bars, crackers, fruit cups, cookies, raisins, fruit snacks, gum, beef jerky, mini packs of gold fish, or other snacks.  Please note we cannot use water bottles, fresh fruit, or soap. Retail warehouse sized packs are welcome! Participants will help assemble Blessing Bags. We will be in the Parish Center Gym. For more information, contact Barb Kohler at extension 1042.


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.

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