There will be NO Sunday 5:00pm Mass.
LWWC at both the 10:00 and 12 Noon
OUR MISSION: We are a Catholic community seeking out and welcoming all in a spirit of hospitality, and empowering people to grow in discipleship in Jesus Christ.
OUR VISION: We are a Catholic community of disciples nourished by the celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments, enriched by the faith formation of all ages, encouraged to share our gifts and talents to enhance God’s Kingdom of peace, justice, love and mercy here on earth and committed to embracing each individual’s need for God.
NEW MEMBERS: On behalf of all of our parish staff I want to offer you our prayer and our encouragement to join our St. Matthew the Apostle Parish Community. We believe our faith community will be one that will enrich and deepen your own faith journey. We hope you will find our parish to be a warm and welcoming community and in time you will like to become involved by sharing your gifts and your talents. Read More....
Science and religion, the place of gay people and same-sex marriage, abortion, the role of women in the Church today, the “hook – up culture”. Wow! These are only some of the things our young people are dealing with today in trying to find their way as Catholics in our contemporary world.
These issues were the core of our Faith Formation Advisory Committee discussion recently. We openly admitted our catechetical texts do not cover these issues well and many of the catechists feel unprepared to address them.
It’s clear that these are the challenges our young people face in their science courses in school, in interaction with their peers and in the overwhelming messages on social media, all of which very often condemn Catholics and what we uphold in belief and values.
We all came away from that meeting feeling enthusiastic and determined to address these concerns, especially with our young parishioners.
We will be reaching out to our young people, and adults, in the months ahead as another way of “thinking outside the box” to interact with our contemporary culture and proclaim the Good News of the Gospel.
We want to re-emphasize the positive and authentic message we hold precious as Catholics in a way that will help our young people better understand who we are and how they can respond to the many barriers to belief today.
Young people by nature are inquisitive and it is our role as adults to meet them in their questioning as best we can.
For that reason we will be offering the following.