Saint Matthew Catholic Church

Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

Mass Schedule

Saturday
9:00 am
4:00 pm Vigil
Sunday
8:30    am
10:00 am
11:30  am
1:00    pm Spanish
6:00   pm
Weekday
8:30  am
Holy Day of Obligation
7:00  pm Vigil
8:30  am
6:00 pm English
7:00 pm Spanish


Eucharistic Minister and Lector Schedule

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Welcome

Here at Saint Matthew Catholic Church our Pastor, Dan Kubala, along with all of the assisting Priests; Fr. Jim Nero, OFM, Fr. Julio Estada, Fr. Robert Vallee, 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.


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Saint of the Day

September 30

ST. JEROME

Jerome was a Roman Christian who lived in the fourth century. His father taught him his religion well, but sent him to a famous pagan school. There Jerome grew to love pagan writings and lost some of his love for God. Yet, in the company of a group of holy Christians, with whom he became great friends, his heart was turned completely to God.

Later, this brilliant young man decided to live alone in a wild desert. He was afraid that his love for pagan writings would lead him away from the love of God. He welcomed the hard penance and the scorching hot desert. Yet even there, he suffered terrible temptations. The immoral entertainment held in Rome seemed fresh in his imagination and memory.

Jerome did not give in, however. He increased his acts of penance and wept for his sins. He also went to study Hebrew with a monk as his teacher. This he did to get rid of the bad thoughts that kept attacking his mind. He became such a great scholar of Hebrew that he could later translate the Bible into Latin. Many more people were then able to read and enjoy it.

St. Jerome spent long years of his life in a little cave at Bethlehem, where Jesus had been born. There he prayed, studied the Bible, and taught many people how to serve God. He wrote a great many letters and even books to defend the faith from heretics.

St. Jerome had a bad temper, and his sharp tongue made him many enemies. Yet he was a very holy man who spent his life trying to serve Jesus in the best way he could. And so, despite his temper, he became a great saint. He died in 419 or 420.

"To be a Christian is a great thing, not merely to seem one. And somehow or other those please the world most who please Christ the least.. Christians are made, not born."-St. Jerome

Meditative Thoughts
The denial of personal guilt makes men ready to surrender their liberty. Better it is for a man to realize he has evil tendencies which must be fought and combated in order that his higher self may emerge. -- Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

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Sacraments

Confessions
Saturday 3:00 p.m.
also by appointment
Baptism
(Third) Saturdays 10:00 am
Bautismos
En Espanol: Los Segundo y el Cuarto Sabados del Mes a las 10:30 am
Marriage
By appointment with a priest. Please make
arrangements six months
in advance.


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World Youth Day

Dora Salzburg 2014

Open Me Eyes of Heart, Lord!