Saint Matthew Catholic Church
Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
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Here at Saint Matthew Catholic Church our Pastor, James A. Quinn, 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.
May 24, 2015
Gospel reading John 20:19-23
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midstand said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
”And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Our parish now offers Online Giving, a web-based electronic contribution application. We are providing this service so that you, “The Parishioner” have the option to manage your contributions online or with your offering envelopes. You can choose to do a One Time Gift or a special remembrance, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system.
It’s not only easy and convenient, most importantly, it’s Safe and Secure!
From my point of view as an Online ‘‘ Giving user, I found it very easy to use. Father Norm Guilbert, Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Parish, Fairfield, CT
Online Giving has been the greatest gift ever to our parish. Deacon Jim Kitchens, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN
Saint of the Day
BLESSED MARGARET POLE
Blessed Margaret was born in 1471. She was the niece of two English kings, Edward IV and Richard III. Henry VII arranged her marriage to Sir Reginald Pole. He was a brave soldier and a friend of the royal family. By the time King Henry VIII came into power, Margaret was a widow with five children.
The young Henry VIII was new to the throne and new to power. He called Margaret the holiest woman in England. He was so impressed with her that he returned some property her family had lost in the past. He also made her a countess. Henry trusted her so much that Countess Margaret was appointed the governess of Princess Mary, his and Queen Catherine's daughter. But then Henry tried to marry Anne Boleyn although he already had a wife. Margaret did not approve of the king's behavior.
The king made her leave the court. He let her know he was very displeased with her. The king was even more upset when one of Margaret's sons, a priest, wrote a long article against Henry's claim to be head of the Church in England. (Her son was to become the famous Cardinal Reginald Pole.) Henry was out of control. He had become cruel and hateful. He threatened to get rid of Margaret's whole family.
Henry sent people to question Countess Margaret. They were supposed to prove that she was a traitor. They questioned her from noon until evening. She never made any mistakes. She had nothing to hide. Margaret was kept under house arrest at the castle of a nobleman.
Then she was moved to the huge tower of London. She never even had a trial. During the long winter months, she suffered very much from the cold and dampness. She had no fire and not enough warm clothing.
Finally, on May 28, 1541, Blessed Margaret was led out of the tower to the place of execution. She was tired and sick, but she stood tall and proud to die for her faith. "I am no traitor," she said courageously. Margaret was beheaded. She was seventy years old.
Am I willing to take the risk of losing the admiration of people because of my faith in Christ?