Saint Matthew Catholic Church offers numerous opportunities, at the parish level, in our neighborhood and beyond, for individual spiritual growth as well as for community service. We live the Gospel through prayer and action and strive to make a difference in our world. Christian Meditation prayer groups, Eucharist adoration in the Chapel, Scripture study, Marian devotion prayer group, parish retreats, a Prayer and Praise group, and prayers of the Rosary provide numerous choices for individual spiritual development. Within the parish, the Altar Guild, Bereavement Team, library, coffee and donut servers, grounds, electrical or painting assistance are only a few examples of how members are united in parish activities. In the Winter Haven area, members of Saint Matthew Catholic Church operate Regenerations Resale Shop, visit the sick and homebound in hospitals and nursing homes. Another example of how we live the Gospel in our community is by the year-round donation of non-perishable food to Catholic Charities and the Mission Meal program whereby the parish supports the less fortunate in our area. These are examples of some of the ways that the members of Saint Matthew Catholic Church strive to be ambassadors of The Light of The World.
Saturday Vigil: 4PM
Sunday: 8AM, 10:30AM & 6PM
Reconciliation: Saturday 3PM or by appt.
Our Pastoral Council is in the process of making plans for the future of our Parish. We need input from our Parishioners to make our Pastoral Plan as successful as possible. Please click on the link below to take a short, 18 question survey. The survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete, but the information you provide will be invaluable to us as we plan for our future. Thank you for your time and your participation
CLICK HERE to take part in our Parish Survey.
Saint Matthew Online Community
EME, Readers and Altar Servers can login here to view or download schedules.
Create a profile and connect with your Saint Matthew Community.
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Camp Matt - Summer Catechesis
Camp Matt is BACK!
Our 10-Week Summer Catechesis is back by popular demand. Full and 1/2 day sessions are available beginning Monday, June 10 - Friday, August 16. Bible stories, arts & crafts, games, songs, and more! A faith-filled, fun time for kids entering Kindergarten - 5th grade. Download the Registration Form Today! CLICK HERE.
Middle School Students (6th-8th grade) can sign-up to be part of our Middle School Hangout Summer Catechesis Program. The registration form is available if you CLICK HERE
Readings for the Week
Readings for the Week of May 19, 2013
- Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5 / Rom 8:22-27 / Jn 7:37-39
- Monday: Sir 1:1-10 / Mk 9:14-29
- Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11 / Mk 9:30-37
- Wednesday: Sir 4:11-19 / Mk 9:38-40
- Thursday: Sir 5:1-8 / Mk 9:41-50
- Friday: Sir 6:5-17 / Mk 10:1-12
- Saturday: Sir 17:1-15 / Mk 10:13-16
- Next Sunday: Prv 8:22-31 / Rom 5:1-5 / Jn 16:12-15