Saint Matthew Catholic Church

“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28

WELCOME 

Here at Saint Matthew Catholic Church our Pastor, Fr. Robert Ayala, along with all of the assisting Priests: Fr. Frank Permuy, SJ, Fr. Julio Estada, Fr. Jairo Tellez wish to extend to you a warm welcome. Whether you live in the Hallandale, Florida area, are just visiting or are of other religions persuasions, know that you are always welcome at St. Matthew. Established on March 11, 1959, we have a long history of serving our community.

Saint of the day

October 21

ST. HILARION

Hilarion lived in the fourth century. He was an unbelieving teenager when he left his home in Palestine. He was on his way to Egypt to go to school. There he learned about the Christian faith, and soon he was baptized. Hilarion was only about fifteen at the time. His conversion started him out on a glorious journey leading him closer to God.

Before long, he was off to visit the famous St. Anthony in the desert. (We celebrate his feast on January 17.) Hilarion wanted to be alone to serve Jesus, whom he had just come to love. Hilarion stayed two months with St. Anthony, but it was not quiet enough there for him. Many people came to St. Anthony for help.

Hilarion could not find the peace he was looking for, so he left. After giving everything he had to the poor, he went into the wilderness to live as a hermit. Hilarion had to battle many temptations. At times it seemed to him as if none of his prayers were heard at all.

Yet he did not let these temptations stop him from praying even harder. After twenty years in the desert, the holy man worked his first miracle. Soon many people began coming to his hut to beg his help. Several men asked him to let them stay with him to learn from him how to pray and do penance.

In his great love for God and people, the saint invited them to stay. But finally, when he was sixty-five, he began to travel. He went from one country to another in search of peace and quiet.

However, the fame of his miracles of mercy always brought crowds of visitors. A few years before his death in 371, Hilarian at last felt that he was truly alone with God. He was eighty years old when he died.

The value of solitude was well known to this saint. Is there a time in my day when I can be alone with God?

 

Mass Schedules

Mass Schedule

Saturday
  • 9:00 am
  • 4:00 pm Vigil
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Mass Schedule

Sunday
  • 8:30    am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:30  am
  • 1:00    pm Spanish
  • 6:00   pm
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Mass Schedule

Weekday
  • 8:30  am
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Mass Schedule

Holy Day of Obligation
  • 7:00  pm Vigil
  • 8:30  am
  • 6:00 pm English
  • 7:00 pm Spanish
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Sacraments

Sacraments

Confessions
  • Saturday 3:00 p.m.
  • also by appointment
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Sacraments

Baptism
  • (Third) Saturdays 11:00 am
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Sacraments

Bautismos
  • En Espanol: Los Segundo y el Cuarto Sabados del Mes a las 11:00 am
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Sacraments

Marriage
  • By appointment with a priest.
  • Please make
    arrangements six months
    in advance.
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