Families and the Gospel Matthew 3:13-17
The words in today’s gospel, “This is my beloved, with Him I am pleased” are words every child needs to hear often. Affirmation is important to raise happy and confident children.
As our Christmas Season ends, a sincere THANK YOU is in order to all of you for your active participation in our Christmas liturgies, especially our musicians, cantors & choir, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, readers, hospitality ministers, ushers, altar servers, and other ministers. Thank you also to all those who helped with decorating and cleaning of our church and all volunteers of any age who so graciously offered their time and talents to make the Christmas Season enjoyable and spiritually nurturing. Thank you very much for all your Christmas gifts and cards, filled with your prayers of support and friendship. Let us carry the spirit of this joyous season throughout the New Year so our Saint Matthew Parish family can grow and fulfill its mission in proclaiming the Good News of our Savior Jesus Christ. Father Jozef
House Blessing Kits can be found in the Gathering Space which include the blessing and a piece of chalk. Holy water is sprinkled in each room of the house. You may already have a holy water bottle from last year or new ones are available. Begin a new family tradition!
Flu Season: Offering the Chalice and Shaking of Hands
Bishop Bartchak has asked that the Precious Blood of the Lord not be offered at Mass temporarily. Reception of Holy Communion on the hand is encouraged; however, reception on the tongue may not be denied. Also, the exchange of the sign of peace should avoid bodily contact. A reverent nod with eye contact and a smile will be the temporary practice. These norms are in effect throughout the winter months or until flu season is over.
† Pastor: Reverend Jozef Kovacik
Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 10:30 AM
Weekday Mass Schedule:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 AM
Holy Day of Obligation Mass Schedule: 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday at 6:30 PM or anytime upon request.
Please remember if these times do not allow you to attend mass you can do so at Saint Joseph Church in Bellwood either on Saturday at 4:00 PM or Sunday at 8:00 AM and also on Monday at 8:00 AM & Tuesday at 6:00 PM and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday at 3:30 PM.