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
6:00 pm English
7:00 pm Spanish


Eucharistic Minister and Lector Schedule

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Welcome

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.


Ash Wednesday Masses

8:30am
10:00am
11:30am
4:00pm
6:00pm

7:30pm – Spanish

Stations of the Cross, Fridays at Noon.

Wednesdays of Lent
Mass at 7:00pm in Spanish



Saint of the Day

February 9

ST. APOLLONIA AND THE MARTYRS OF ALEXANDRIA

A holy virgin, Apollonia, lived in Alexandria, Egypt, in the third century. Christians were being persecuted there during the reign of Emperor Philip. Apollonia had spent her whole life serving God. Now that she was growing old, she was not about to take time to rest. She bravely risked her life to comfort suffering Christians in prison. "Remember that your trials will not last long," she would say. "But the joys of heaven will last forever."

It was just a matter of time until Apollonia, too, was captured. When the judge asked her name, she courageously said, "I am a Christian and I love and serve the true God." Angry people tortured Apollonia, trying to force her to give up her faith. First, all her teeth were smashed and then knocked out. Strangely enough, that is why people frequently pray to St. Apollonia when they have a toothache.

But even this painful ordeal did not shake the woman's faith. Apollonia was then told that if she did not deny Jesus, she would be thrown into a raging fire.

The woman would not let her fear overcome her. She chose to die by fire rather than abandon her faith in Jesus. When the pagans saw how heroic she was, many were converted. Apollonia died around 249.

Today we can ask the grace to be strong enough to bear inconvenience without complaining.

Meditative Thoughts
How do I witness to Jesus'' self-giving love in my interactions with others?

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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.


We Need Your Help

World Youth Day

Dora Salzburg 2014

Open Me Eyes of Heart, Lord!