St. Matthew

Catholic Church

"Know that I am with you always."
Matthew 28:20

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Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida
Saint Matthew Roman Catholic Church
9111 90th Ave. N.
Largo, FL 33777
(click here for Directions)
phone 727-393-1288  

Our Celebration Schedule

Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm
Sunday 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 am
Holy Days 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
Daily Mass 8:30 am, Monday - Saturday
Miraculous Medal Novena - prayed each Tuesday following the 8:30 am Mass

Divine Mercy Chaplet - prayed each Friday following the 8:30 am Mass
First Friday Adoration - immediately following the 8:30 am Mass with Benediction at 10:00 am
Sacrament of Penance - Saturday 3:00 to 3:45 pm, or by appointment

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Our Mission Statement

With the word of God as our foundation, the people of Saint Matthew Catholic Parish strive to be the presence of God in our community.  We do so through joyful worship, fellowship with our members, a welcoming spirit to visitors and seekers, an increasing willingness to give of our time, talent and treasure to serve God's people and a desire to spread our faith through ongoing spiritual sharing.


Carwash

Let the Youth Ministry ROCK your ride as we clean our way to ROCK the Universe 2020!
Car wash

September 14th and 15th, before and after ALL the Masses.
Saturday from 3:30pm -6pm and Sunday from 7:30am -2pm
Pre-sale tickets: Cars $6; Vans, Trucks, & SUV $8
Day of the Car Wash: Cars $7;  Vans, Trucks, & SUV $8
100% of the proceeds go to getting all our teens to Rock the Universe Orlando January 2020 AND to our Annual St. Leo's Abbey Retreat in March.


 Children's Faith Formation "Sunday School" Starts September 8th 
It's not too late!
 Back To School

Children's Faith Formation classes for grades K-5 start September 8th! Classes meet Sundays from 9:30 am to 10:45 am.

Youth Ministry for grades 6-12 is meeting now! Youth Ministry meets Sundays from 9:15 am to 10:45 am.
Pick up a Registration Packet after Mass in either vestibule, request a Packet from Marissa Miranda via email, or stop by the Church Office during our business hours. Questions? Call us at (727) 393-1288.


 Are you hurting due to the loss of a loved one?

 Informal Meet and Greet: Wednesday, September 25th 9-10am. Stop by to learn more about GriefShare and meet the facilitator.

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GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare is a faith-based program to provide education, support, and hope after the loss of a spouse, family member or friend. No cost, no commitment; just come and see! Do you have a friend or family member whom you believe would benefit from GriefShare? Please invite them to come - and come with them, at least for the first time!

When we meet:  Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. We wrap up at 11:30 sharp. GriefShare is a 13-week program. We will meet the following dates for the Autumn 2019 to Winter 2020 Season: October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, December 4, December 11, December 18, January 8, January 15. 

Where we meet:  In the Trinity Room at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Follow the smell of coffee; we're in one of the meeting rooms off the social hall.

Cost: St Matthew Catholic Church is sponsoring GriefShare. There is no registration fee. We gratefully accept free-will donations to offset the cost of the materials.

Is it too late to start?  GriefShare is a 13-Session program but you can join anytime! Even if you have to miss a few meetings, you can still join us and benefit from the program when you're available.

How do I sign up?  Please contact Dr. Lori Puterbaugh at or 727-559-0863. 

View a short video about GriefShare by clicking the button below -

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SEASONS

Has the suffering and pain in life caused your faith to falter?  If you need hope, peace or joy in the midst of unexpected sorrow or trials, join SEASONS  at 6:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7th for an 8-week session on the Book of Job in the Old Testament.  Through this DVD-based study, we will learn, laugh, and be loved, as we see how God uses our pain for our good and His glory! SEASONS, Sisters Encouraging And Sharing ON Scriptures, begins our new fall theme, "Job:  A Story of Unlikely Joy."  Please register by emailing Karen at .  Cost is $15 if registered by Sept. 29th, and includes book and DVD access.  


It's Hurricane Season!

Should I go to Mass?
For more information and prayers click here.

Beware of Text Message, Email, and Social Media Scams

From the Office of Communications, Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL

It has come to the attention of the Diocese of St. Petersburg that parishioners have been receiving text messages and emails asking for money and gift cards from people pretending to be our priests. Our priests and staff do not contact individuals via text message or social media to ask for money or personal information. Do not reply to such text or social media messages and report them to your parish and the Diocese.

Click here for tips on how to protect yourself from such scams.


 

Germany Prague Austria2020

Pilgrimage to Germany, Prague and Austria featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau

Join Fr. Tom Anastasia and Fr. Tom Barrett as hosts on a 12-day tour visiting Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Ĉeský Krumlov, Viena, Salzburg and Munich. 

August 25th - September 5th, 2020

The tour features round-trip airfare from Tampa or Miami, accommodations at first class / select hotels based on two persons sharing in twin-bedded rooms with private bath (hotels and guest houses are used in Oberammergau), most meals, comprehensive sightseeing, and all admission fees including the Passion Play, porterage, hotel taxes, services charges, government and airline surcharges are included in the $4,799 per person, double-occupancy price.  Complete information and day-to-day itinerary - click here.

 

 


 

St. Matthew Catholic Church
9111 90th Avenue N.
Largo, FL 33777
Voice: (727) 393-1288 - email: click here

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Annual Pastoral
Appeal

Parish APA Goal - $107,613
Pledged to date - $74,353
Families pledged - 235
out of 655 registered families

Percent of  APA goal - 69.1%


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