"Know that I am with you always."
Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida
Saint Matthew Roman Catholic Church
9111 90th Ave. N.
Largo, FL 33777
Our Celebration Schedule
Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm
Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am
Holy Days 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
Daily Mass 8:30 am, Monday - Saturday
Rosary: Monday—Saturday 8:00 am
Miraculous Medal Novena - prayed each Tuesday following the 8:30 am Mass
Divine Mercy - prayed each Friday following the 8:30 am Mass
Sacrament of Penance, Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 pm, or by appointment
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 growth.
Veterans Day Dinner
Inviting all Veterans - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard—to a Veterans Day Dinner in your honor on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in Bethany Hall. Young Veterans and those young-at-heart Veterans, bring a guest and enjoy a free dinner served by the Women's Club in your honor.
Msgr. Joseph Pellegrino Receives Fr. Luis de Cancer Award
Rev. Msgr. Joseph Pellegrino became the 21st recipient of the Father Luis de Cancer Award for Distinguished Priestly Service at the annual Convocation for Priestly Renewal. He was selected by his peers to receive the award in recognition of his dedicated ministry and service to the faithful and community of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
Msgr. Joseph Pellegrino has shepherded the parish community of St. Ignatius of Antioch in Tarpon Springs for over 25 years, after having served as founding pastor of St. Matthew Parish in Largo. Msgr. Pellegrino entered the Salesian religious order in New Jersey. After completing his studies, he was ordained a priest on April 16, 1977.
He came to the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1979 and was incardinated as a priest of the Diocese in 1982. He served in three parish assignments until being named the first pastor of the new parish in Largo. Monsignor Pellegrino has carefully guarded and guided Guardian Angels Interparochial Catholic School in Clearwater and has built and staffed an early childhood center in the grounds of St. Ignatius, carrying with him St. John Bosco’s deep dedication to the education and formation of youth. In the past, he has been elected as chair of the Presbyteral Council and is currently serving on the Diocesan Finance Council. In 2016, following the nomination of Bishop Lynch, Pope Francis conferred the honor of Chaplain to His Holiness on Monsignor Joseph Anthony Pellegrino.
The Diocese of St. Petersburg invites you to take a stand for life. From September 27 to November 5, our diocese will take part in 40 Days for Life public prayer vigil to show our solidarity to end abortion. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond.
St Matthew Parish Community is scheduled to publicly assemble and join in prayer on Friday, November 3rd from 8 am until 6 pm (updated date and times). We will meet (on the Public right-of-way) outside of All Women’s Health Center, 4131 Central Avenue in St Petersburg, Fl.
Everyone in our parish community, from parents with children to Sr. citizens are invited to participate in this vigil. More information will follow in upcoming bulletins but please mark your calendar and plan to join us. This event is endorsed by St Matthew Total Respect Life Ministry and is open to all parishioners. Please signup for a time slot on the bulletin board in Bethany Hall under the Stewardship umbrella.
None of us really “own” any of our time. It all belongs to God. So make a small return to Him with some of your time. Join us for the Light of the World Retreat. Take a step on your journey toward a deeper relationship with Jesus. Those joining you will be your fellow parishioners. The team presenting the retreat are parishioners like you. The retreat takes place right here at St. Matthew and you will go home at night to sleep in your own bed.
So why not?
|Friday, December 1st||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 2nd||8:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Sunday, December 3rd||8:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Monday, December 4th||6:30 pm - 9:30 pm|
You will spend some time in prayer, hear how others have come closer to Jesus, and renew the sacraments. Treat yourself and feed your soul. If you feel God is calling you to strengthen or deepen your relationship with Him, register for this retreat! This retreat is free to attend but a goodwill offering will be collected.
Register for the Light of the World Retreat here and scroll toward the bottom of the page. You can register online or print off a paper registration form to turn into the parish office. Please note that the on-line registration form still references the obsolete September dates but the registration form is still valid for registering for the new December 1-4 dates.