Our solemn prayer service, offered on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the main church, includes the blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. The next healing prayer service is Thursday, June 27.
St. Peregrine has been called the wonder worker for his intercession on behalf of those living with serious illness. He is the patron saint of all who are afflicted by cancer, leg ailments or any life-threatening disease. He is also the patron saint of youth at risk.
Vibrant Faith in a Secular Age:
Today’s Challenges for Parents,
Families, and Parish Leaders (7 pm) This talk engages the challenges we, our children, and our friends constantly face from the secular culture – challenges that, if not addressed, can choke the life of faith in the people we love.
Why do I need a church? Can’t I be spiritual on my own?
Isn’t one religion just as good as another?
Isn’t each person free to make up his own morality?
Why does the Church talk so much about human life, sex and marriage? Shouldn’t we just be tolerant and get along with everyone?
This engaging and thought-provoking talk shows how parish ministry and faith formation in the home cannot be “business as usual.” We cannot simply teach the truth. We must pass on the Faith in a way that anticipates the cultural influences that affect the life of faith and give people the tools to thrive as intentional Catholics in a relativistic world.
No Greater Love (8 pm)
St. John Paul II said Christ’s passion is the fullest revelation of God’s love. It is also the fullest revelation of the love we are called to live – in our marriages, within our families, in the workplace, and in our parishes. How do we conform our daily lives to Christ? Learn how to find your life story in the climax of Christ’s story.
Note that there is a 15-minute break between talks.
Register online with credit card at https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/3061
Join us for an evening of fun at Piedmont Social House, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM! There is bowling, corn hole, and pool available. Plenty of room to gather and for fellowship! We will update the event page on Facebook with more details as the date gets closer. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 27
6:30 to 9 pm
115 E. North Main Street
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Young adults and young at heart, 21 and over are encouraged to join us. Benedictines and beer is a partnership made in heaven. Over the course of the evening, we will learn the basics of beer-making, brew an original abbey ale with DreamChaser’s Brewery owner and St. Matthew parishioner, Neil Gimon, and explore the historic relationship between monks and beer. Gimon will share his expertise on abbey style beers and ingredients, and Mark Bartholet will provide insights into the history and spirituality of the Benedictines.
JoinVirtue Groups! These men and women groups will be meeting separately once a month throughout the year to dive deeper and look at what it means to live virtuously, focusing on the lives of the Saints. Each month the groups will look to a Saint that modeled virtue, learn about their life and journey to Christ, as well as have a fun, social activity.
Our first meeting is June 25from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Parish Center Gym. Please register your teen for which of the summer events they want to attend by filling out the Sign Up Genius. The activity for the session will be Tye Dye for the girls and a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for the guys.
July 23 – Girls: Spa Night, Guys: Water Wars
August 13 – Girls: DIY Prayer Jars, Guys: Game Night
Time and Place: 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Parish Center Gym
This program helps high school teens discover who God is calling them to be! We are each uniquely and perfectly made, and Strengths Quest can help us see how. Through a brief on-line assessment developed by the Gallup Organization, teens discover their top five God-given strengths. After taking the assessment, teens attend a one-time, three-hour gathering that covers how to apply these strengths to become more engaged in the parish, find fulfilling ways to volunteer in the community, develop stronger relationships, find more success with school work, and more. It’s a fast-paced course with lots of discussion and self-discovery, lots of great snacks and a whole lot of Holy Spirit! Cost: $20 for the online assessment and session.