Saint Matthew Catholic Church
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28
SAINT MATTHEW ANNUAL PARISH FESTIVAL & FLEA MARKET
FEBRUARY 10TH & 11TH, 2018
DO YOU HAVE NEW OR GENTLY USED ITEMS TO DONATE FOR THE FLEA MARKET???
We will begin collecting items each weekend beginning Saturday, January 13, 2018
in front of Rose Hall. NO CLOTHING PLEASE
Here at Saint Matthew Catholic Church our Pastor, Fr. Robert Ayala, along with all of the assisting Priests: Fr. Frank Permuy, SJ, Fr. Julio Estada, 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.
Saint of the day
Blessed Christina lived in the sixteenth century. She was born in Abruzzi, Italy. Her baptismal name was Matthia. As she grew up, Matthia felt the call to a life of prayer and penance. She chose to become a cloistered nun. Matthia entered the convent of St. Augustine in Aquila.
She was called Sister Christina. Sister Christina's life as a nun was hidden and silent. But the people of Aquila began to find out about the beauty of her vocation. She and the other nuns were bringing many blessings to them through their prayerful dedication. Sister Christina was cloistered but she was very aware of the needs of the poor people of her area. She and the nuns provided for them whatever they could.
Sister Christina also kept herself aware of the crosses and sufferings people experienced. She prayed and offered penances to the Lord for their intentions. Jesus blessed Sister Christina with ecstasies and the ability on occasion to know the future. The Lord even used her to work miracles for the good of others.
When she died, the little children of Aquila went through the streets shouting that the holy nun was dead. It was January 18, 1543. A large crowd of people came to honor and thank her for the gift she had been for their city.
Although we may not be able to see the results of our prayers, the life of this cloistered nun shows us how powerful prayer can be.
- 9:00 am
- 4:00 pm Vigil
- 8:30 am
- 10:00 am
- 11:30 am
- 1:00 pm Spanish
- 6:00 pm
- 8:30 am
- 7:00 pm Vigil Spanish
- 8:30 am English
- 6:00 pm English
- Saturday 3:00 p.m.
- also by appointment
- (Third) Saturdays 11:00 am
- En Espanol: Los Segundo y el Cuarto Sabados del Mes a las 11:00 am
- By appointment with a priest.
- Please make
arrangements six months