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.


 October is Respect Life Month

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 "From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God.
While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us new opportunities to grow in our relationship with God." Reflection from USCCB
 
Articles for Respect Life Month

 * How to Build a Culture of Life    * Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing   
Advanced Medical Directives: Planning for Your Future 
 *10 Ways to Support Her When She's Unexpectedly Expecting  * Top Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide


Join Us in a Prayer Vigil to End Abortion on Sunday, October 27th

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 From September 25 through November 3, 2019, our community will unite with many others across the country and internationally for a major simultaneous pro-life mobilization – the 40 Days for Life campaign. 40 Days for Life is a  40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses. Faithful believers are praying that these efforts will mark the beginning of the end of abortion.

A big "thank you!" to the many prayer partners who attended the October 4th prayer vigil. St. Matthew's is scheduled for another day at the prayer vigil on Sunday, October 27th. Help save lives by praying for an end to abortion and spend an hour in prayer with us in front of All Women’s Health Center in St. Petersburg. The sign-up sheet is available in the south vestibule of the church or contact Deacon Tony.  For more information about 40 Days for Life,  visit their website.


 Good Eating, Chili Contest, Raffles, 50/50, Music, Dancing, Fellowship!

CHILIFEST 10 18 19

Bring a crockpot of your favorite Chili to share OR just come and enjoy the chili, hot dogs, coleslaw, desserts & soft drinks. Beer & wine are available for a donation.
Entertainment, music, & dancing with our favorite DJ Ben!!!
$10 per person, $5 children for children 4-10yrs.  Tickets sold after weekend Masses or at the door.
Sponsored by the Women's Ministry with proceeds benefitting the Veteran's Day Dinner
Come join us for an evening of fun! 


World Mission Sunday is October 20th, 2019

World Mission Sunday 2019
World Mission Sunday joins all Catholics of the world into one community of faith. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Aisa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities. In a world where so much divides us, World Mission Sunday rejoices in our unity as missionaries by our Baptism. And it provides an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,111million dioceses.


Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers and be generous in the collection on October 20th for the Propagation of the Faith 


 Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat 

Trunk or Treat 2019

Bring your friends and family for free festivities! Enjoy fun for all ages and abilities with food, games, a hayride, trick or treating, costume contests and more!  Deck out your trunk for the treating and maybe you'll win the "Coolest Trunk" contest! 

  Want to RSVP or sign-up for a Trunk parking spot? Visit http://bit.ly/ff-and-tot    Need more information? Have questions? Click here to Email Marissa Miranda.


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We’ve adopted a new and improved way of communicating that will make it much simpler for you to get the information you want from us! It’s powered by a service called Flocknote. Like sending a "note" to your"flock". Flocknote. This is all totally free for you to use, you don’t have to download anything or create a password in order to participate. Just take a couple of minutes to sign up and you'll receive email or text messages from the groups and ministries that you choose. It even allows you to reply directly back to those messages so we can hear from you and get feedback! In addition to regular group and ministry communication, we’ll also use this to send you important updates about special events coming up, inclement weather announcements, and Holy Day schedules.

Just text STMAT to 84576 or sign up here
Click the confirmation link to complete your registration & select your groups!  


Are You Hurting Due to the Loss of a Loved One?

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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.

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 -

What Is GriefShare video


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.


 

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 - $74,563
Families pledged - 240
out of 655 registered families

Percent of  APA goal - 69.3%


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