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
7:00 pm


Eucharistic Minister and Lector Schedule

Sunday Broadcast

Welcome

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.


ALL SAINTS DAY

Saturday, November 1, 2014 – This year All Saints Day is not observed as a holy day of obligation but is still a very holy day. There will be no 7:00 PM Vigil Mass on Friday, October 31st, however, All Saints Day Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:00 AM. Everyone is encouraged to attend.


ALL SOULS DAY



Sunday, November 2, 2014 – As is our custom, the Book of the Dead will be available during November for you to enter the names (names only, please) of your beloved deceased.  They will be prayed for the entire month.  This Book is not the place for messages, comments, etc. and they are not to be written there – just the name(s) of your loved one(s).  Thank you.


ADOPT A FAMILY FOR THANKSGIVING

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We’re collecting for our Adopt A Family for Thanksgiving Program. Please help us provide complete Thanksgiving dinners to those less fortunate families in our community. Out-reach is very much in need of the following: canned veggies, mac and cheese, pudding Snakpak/Boxed Jello, canned soups (any kind), applesauce (plastic bottle if possible), canned yams, boxed mashed potatoes, brown gravy, cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing, brown paper grocery bags.

Please bring these items to the Parish Office, Monday – Friday 9 AM – 2 PM

On behalf of the families in need … God bless you and thank you for your kindness.


Become a Saint Matthew BOOSTER

blurbs-commerce_120In conjunction with the 2015 Festival Pig & Bull Roast, we are offering you the opportunity to help our fund-raising efforts by being a St. Matthew Booster. Please fill out a copy of the form enclosed in last week’s bulle-tin. If you need a form, come by the Parish Office.


Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time October 26, 2014

Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Saints of the week

10\28 – St. Simon and Jude, Apostles

11\01 – All Saints

Saint of the Day

November 1

ALL SAINTS' DAY

This feast day grew out of the love and devotion of God's people. It is so much a part of ourselves to feel gratitude for and to honor the saints. We mean all of the women, men and children who have died and are now in heaven. Some passed through purgatory to be purified for the Lord's presence. They stayed until the moment when they were ready to see God. They are with him now forever.

Some saints have been singled out for their own feast day. The Church offers their witness of heroic, joyful lives for Jesus. But there aren't enough days of the year to fit all the countless saints who walked through this life witnessing to Jesus. Some kept close to the Lord all their lives. Others found him along the way. Some led good lives without major difficulties. Others made big mistakes, but found the Lord on the road of repentance and genuine sorrow. They made it! We celebrate their journey that led to eternal happiness with God.

We celebrate our own family members, relatives, neighbors and friends whom we believe to be in heaven. Today we can rejoice in our hearts with all the saints in heaven. We can make up our own prayer to them, thanking them for the witness of their lives. We can thank them, too, for helping us overcome our difficulties and temptations.

We ask them to help us on our own journey through life.

"Clearly, if we venerate [the memory of the saints], it serves us, not them. But I tell you, when I think of them, I feel myself inflamed by a tremendous yearning. Calling the saints to mind inspires, or rather arouses in us, above all else, a longing to enjoy their company." -St. Bernard


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For more information on the Archdiocese of Miami’s Safe Environment program contact Jan Rayburn, Safe Environment Coordinator. 305-762-1250 jray@theadom.org


Meditative Thoughts
(said of God):If this is the way you treat your friends, it's no wonder you have so few! -- St Teresa of Avila

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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