Saint Matthew Catholic ChurchSave us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
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.
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 28, 2015
Gospel reading Mark 5:21-43
When Jesus had crossed again in the boatto the other side,a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea.One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward.Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying,“My daughter is at the point of death.Please, come lay your hands on herthat she may get well and live.”He went off with him,and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him.There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years.She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctorsand had spent all that she had.Yet she was not helped but only grew worse.She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowdand touched his cloak.She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”
Immediately her flow of blood dried up.She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him,turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?”But his disciples said to Jesus,“You see how the crowd is pressing upon you,and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?’”And he looked around to see who had done it.The woman, realizing what had happened to her,approached in fear and trembling.She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth.
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can choose to do a One Time Gift or a special remembrance, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system.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
FIRST MARTYRS OF THE CHURCH OF ROME
The people we honor today had one thing in common: they gave up their lives for Christ. They were martyred because they were followers of the Lord Jesus.
By the year 64, Emperor Nero's human rights violations had reached proportions beyond description. When a fire broke out in Rome on July 16, it was commonly believed that the emperor himself was responsible. As two-thirds of Rome lay in ruin, resentment grew. Nero became fearful. He needed a scapegoat and blamed the fire on the Christians. Tacitus, a well-known historian, recorded that the Christians suffered cruel deaths. Some were fed to wild beasts.
Others were tied to posts and became human torches that lit the Roman streets. The exact number of heroes is not known, but their gift of witness and their lives made a lasting impact on the people. Nero's was the first persecution by a Roman emperor, but not the last. And the more the Church was persecuted, the more it grew. The martyrs had paid the price so that all who would come after them could have the opportunity to embrace the faith.
In our prayer today, we offer thanks to the Father for the martyrs of Rome for they have paid the price so that all who come after them would have the opportunity to embrace the faith.