ALL ABOARD! VBS 2020 Registration!

Vacation Bible School 2020

June 20 to 26, 9 am to noon

This summer we embark on a journey like none before!  So, get your ticket and be ready when you hear… ALL ABOARD!

Registration is now open for volunteers (must be rising sixth grade or older) and participants (must be rising kindergarten through rising fifth grade).  To learn more, or to register, click on the ticket pictured below!

LIFE TEEN – Steubenville Atlanta

WE INVITE ALL HIGH SCHOOL TEENS TO PARTICIPATE IN

STEUBENVILLE ATLANTA!

This is an AWESOME opportunity for you and your friends to listen to dynamic speakers, engaging music, and a time to grow in community and relationship with God. To learn more, check out the promo video below.

Theme: RESTORED

“Restore us, O God; let thy face shine, that we may be saved.” -Psalm 80:3

When: July 10-12, 2020

Pricing: Early Bird Cost: $275 (until May 1st)
Cost After May 1st: $300

Deposit Amount: $100 (Non-refundable)

 

Please drop off your deposit or send it in to the parish office, attention youth ministry. This will secure your spot.

Includes: transportation, hotel lodging, meals and a t-shirt during the conference. Additional funds are needed for our stop on the way to Atlanta for lunch and snacks for the bus ride back to Charlotte on Sunday.

If you cancel after May 1st, you are responsible for the entire cost of the conference in the event that we can’t find a replacement.

Where: Infinite Energy Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097
United States

Transportation: Charter Bus

Click here to register for Steubenville Atlanta.

If you have any questions, then please contact Adrian Quintero.

Ash Wednesday

February 26

Main Church:

Mass: 7:00 am, 8:15 am, 12:10 pm, 7:30 pm

Prayer Services: 10:30 am, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm

 

Waxhaw:

Mass: 7:00 pm

Prayer Services: 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm

12-Hour Reconciliation and Adoration

March 6, 7:30 am to 8 pm, enter through front entrance of the church. 

Priests are available for confession during the entire 12-hour period of Eucharistic adoration. The liturgical season of Lent reminds us that God is gracious and merciful. Take this opportunity to come before the Lord with contrite heart and experience His unconditional love and mercy first-hand.

Eucharistic adoration is a special opportunity to be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Spend time in silent prayer, personal reflection, reading Scripture, or private meditation, all while in the presence of Christ. Jesus is waiting…do not miss this opportunity to spend time with Him.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible

 

Join us for a class:

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE*
Eight weeks
Katie Dunne Knoefel
Tuesday, March 24 to May 19
6:30 to 8:00 pm
$25
$15 Discount for Catechist or MACS teacher/staff
Waxhaw Offering!
A quick journey through the Bible. Many people want to read the Bible because they know it is God’s Word but give up because it is so complicated. The Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible study program helps you to get the “big picture” of the Bible by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church.

No Greater Love A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion

NO GREATER LOVE A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH CHRIST’S PASSION*
Five weeks
Jane Brock, M.Div.
Mondays, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
7 to 8:30pm
NLC 234/235
$25
Walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Every step of the way, biblical experts reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death.
In this study, Catholics discover
• The Biblical background to each scene in Christ’s passion.
• What was Jesus going through at each moment?
• How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death?
• Why did Christ die for us? What did it accomplish?
• What was the meaning behind of the tearing of the temple veil, the crowing with thorns, and other events during Christ’s Passion?
Edward Sri also unpacks commonly misunderstood sayings of Jesus such as…
• “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass?” – Was Jesus thinking of backing out at the last minute?
• “My God, my God why have you abandoned me?” – Was Jesus really abandoned by the Father on the cross?
• “you have said so.” – What does that mean?

Romans: The Gospel of Salvation

 

It is not too late to join!!! First lesson will be Feb. 24!

We had a little delay in ordering books, so we have had to delay the class by a week.

ROMANS: THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION*
Eight weeks
Bob Jordan
Mondays, Feb. 3 to April 1
9:30 to 11:15 am
NLC 203
$30
Paul’s letter to the Romans has been at the center of reflection, conversion, and controversy from the very beginning. In Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, theology professor Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins provide an authentically Catholic, comprehensive, and simple way to understand the overarching theme of Romans – salvation.
Dr. Swafford and Cavins provide historical context, highlight the connections to Jesus and Christianity Paul makes with the Old Testament, and explore the ways in which Jesus is the fulfillment of Israel’s prophecies, which leads to the universal, “Catholic” family of God.

2019 Tithing Report

Your offertory giving supports more than just the 100 plus ministries of St. Matthew. St. Matthew is a tithing parish. Over 10% of our offertory collections are given away to charity to fund various national and international needs. In addition, St. Matthew extends a helping hand through our diocesan collections, Catholic schools tuition assistance and the Diocesan Support Appeal. Because of our parishioners’ generosity, St. Matthew was able to contribute a total of over $3,000,000 during 2019! Click here for the 2019 Tithing Report.

Ignite Conference

Ignite Conference 2020
March 27-29, 2020

We are excited about the upcoming Ignite Conference for our 8th grade youth who are preparing for the sacrament of confirmation.

Our speaker for this year’s conference will be Maggie Craig. She is a dynamic Catholic speaker and travels around the country witnessing to young people. For more information about Maggie, visit www.maggie-craig.com.

DETAILS:

When: March 27-29, 2019
Where: White Oak Conference Center
633 Mobley Hwy, Winnsboro, SC 29180
803.635.4685

http://www.whiteoakconferencecenter.info/

To learn more about the conference, download the following document: Ignite Conference Information Packet 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Quintero.

PARTICIPANT LIABILITY FORM – ALL MINORS

Click here to complete the Youth Participant Liability and Medical Matters Form for St. Matthew and the Diocese of Charlotte.

ADULT VOLUNTEER FORMS

Click here to complete the Adult Volunteer Form. Please indicate specific role that you are interested in volunteering with or select “Any Team” if you don’t have a preference. Thank you for volunteering! All volunteers will have to complete the Adult Field Trip Liability Form.

Click here to complete the Adult Field Trip Liability Form. We will verify you have completed the Protecting God’s Children, Criminal Background Check and Volunteer Profile. If you need to complete any of these requirements, visit our safe environment page.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER FORM

Click here to complete the High School Volunteer Form. Please indicate specific role(s) that you are interested in volunteering with. Thank you for volunteering! All high school teens who volunteer will have to complete the Youth Participant Liability and Medical Matters Form for St. Matthew and the Diocese of Charlotte.