Saint Matthew Catholic Church
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ ... June 22, 2014
Here at 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. Our ministries range from being deeply spiritual to strictly fun. Join our new daily meditation program, help the homeless, play bingo or attend a social, St. Matthew will have something to offer you. Our 1000 registered families come from diverse backgrounds, joining together in all aspects of our Parish life. Our schedule of Masses includes a Mass in Spanish. Masses on Holy Days are offered as bi-lingual. At St. Matthew our arms are open to all and we look forward to seeing you. We are located just one block South of East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, just behind the Publix Shopping Center. Please feel free to browse our website for more information on our Parish, the services offered and opportunities to become involved.
Saint Matthew Outreach
Adopt A Student Backpack & School Supply Program
Please visit the ‘Apple Tree’ in the back of Church, pick an apple and purchase the school supplies and backpack needed to help that child get a good start on the new year. If a monetary donation or a gift card is easier, please bring it to the Parish Office.
Thank you for your kindness & generosity!
Saint of the Day
ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS
Peter was born in the small town of Imola, Italy. He lived in the fifth century. Bishop Cornelius of Imola educated him and ordained him a deacon. Even as a boy, Peter understood that a person is truly great only if he can control his passions and put on the spirit of Christ.
When the archbishop of Ravenna, Italy, died, Peter was appointed by Pope St. Leo the Great to succeed him. This was around 433. As a priest and bishop, St. Peter was effective. He worked hard to wipe out the paganism still practiced in his diocese. He helped his people grow in faith. It was as a preacher that St. Peter became famous. Indeed, “Chrysologus” means “golden word.” Yet his sermons or homilies were all short. He was afraid his audience would get bored. Besides that, these sermons were not especially unusual or beautiful.
But St. Peter’s message was more valuable than gold. He preached with such enthusiasm and fire that people listened to him breathlessly. In his sermons, St. Peter urged everyone to receive Jesus often in Holy Communion. He wanted people to realize that the Body of the Lord should be the daily food for their souls. This good archbishop also worked for the unity of all the members of the Catholic Church. He tried to prevent people from getting confused about what Catholics believe. He also tried to keep peace.
St. Peter Chrysologus died on December 2, 450, in his hometown of Imola, Italy. For his wonderful sermons, so rich in teaching, Pope Benedict XIII declared St. Peter to be a Doctor of the Church in 1729.
How can I cultivate an attitude of listening with a loving heart to someone who wants to be heard and listened to?