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.


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Saint of the Day

July 27

ST. PANTALEON

Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He lived in the fourth century. He was such a famous doctor that Emperor Galerius Maximian chose him for his personal doctor. There, at the wicked, pagan court, Pantaleon got into trouble. He was a Christian, but little by little, he let the bad example around him ruin him.

He began to agree with the false wisdom praised by the pagans. At last, he committed the great sin of giving up his Christian faith entirely. A holy priest named Hermolaos was deeply saddened to see the famous doctor desert Jesus. He went to him. With his wise, kind words, he made Pantaleon realize what a sin he had committed. Pantaleon listened to him and admitted that he had been very wrong. He detested his sin and joined the Church once more.

To make up for what he had done, he greatly desired to suffer and die for Jesus. In the meantime, he imitated Our Lord's charity by taking care of poor sick people without any charge. When Emperor Diocletian began his persecution, Pantaleon at once gave away everything he owned to the poor. Not long afterward, some jealous doctors accused him of being a Christian. He was given the choice of denying his religion or of being put to death.

Pantaleon absolutely refused to say he was not a Christian and no torture could make him do it. There has been strong devotion in past ages to this saint. In the East he is called the "great martyr and wonder-worker."

How do I let myself be influenced by friends or things that might threaten my faith in Jesus? May we allow the Holy Spirit to guide our hearts and minds.

Meditative Thoughts
True devotion hinders no one, but rather it perfects everything, and whenever it is out of keeping with any person's legitimate vocation, it must be spurious. -- St. Francis de Sales

 

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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.


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World Youth Day

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