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, Dan Kubala, 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.
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 4, 2015
Gospel reading Mark 10:2-16
The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him. He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” They replied, “Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her. “But Jesus told them, “Because of the hardness of your heart she wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. “And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it. “Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
We are now collecting items for up to 2T for our Hollywood Pregnancy Center – Archdiocese of Miami. There is a Baby’s tree now in the back of the church. Please pick an item from our wish list. You can also drop off your new or like new donations at the Parish Office Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 2:00pm. Monetary donation are welcomed also. Please use the form by downloading it here. Drop it in the Offertory basket, mail it or drop by our table before or after church.
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
Holy Simeon lived in the first century. In Luke's Gospel, chapter two, Joseph and Mary bring Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem. That is where they meet Simeon. The holy man had waited patiently for the Lord to grant him a request: he wanted to live to see the Messiah, the Savior of the world.
But he did not know who that person would be, or when and if his prayer would be fulfilled. The young couple from Nazareth approached him with their baby. He looked into the eyes of the Child and felt a burst of joy in his heart. His eyes glowed. He lifted Jesus into his arms, then held him up and prayed: "Now, my God, I can die in peace. I have seen with my own eyes the world's salvation.
You have prepared this for all your people." Mary and Joseph looked at one another. They were silently amazed. Then the old man turned to Mary. His eyes became sad as he said softly, "Your own soul will be pierced by the sword." Mary did not understand what this meant, and she prayed to God for courage.
Holy Simeon had received his request from God. He remained in joyful thanksgiving as the couple and their baby left. When Simeon held Jesus in his arms, he knew him to be the Messiah.
What would happen if I were to recognize the presence of Jesus in my own life more often?