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

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. 


PancakesEnjoy a Pancake Breakfast on the 2nd Sunday of the Month!

Join us each month on the 2nd Sunday to feast on pancakes cooked by our Knights of Columbus! This is a delicious fundraiser and a great opportunity to meet new friends.
We're cooking for you the 2nd Sunday of each month through March: January 12th, February 9th, and March 8th.
Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children


A Free Gift! While Supplies Last! Matthew Kelly's Latest Book 

Rediscover the Saints

Want to unlock the-best-version-of-yourself?

Join a small group and journey together for 10 weeks as you read, pray, and share together. Join us Sundays at 9 am starting January 26th, you'll be out in time to worship at the 11 am Mass! For additional dates and times, please 

Text: Saints2020 to 84576 for more information or contact the Parish Office at (727) 393-1288


Download a FREE COPY of the Study Guide here. 

Are you satisfied with the direction the world is moving in? Are you satisfied with your life?  The saints remind us over and over again: We can change ourselves and we can the world! This is not just another book about the saints! Both personal and practical, this book proves the saints are not long gone, but alive and well--and ready to join you on your journey! Discover how inviting the saints into your everyday life will open your eyes to the amazing possibilities God has in store for you!

Didn't get your copy yet? Stop by to see if we have extra copies or order your copy here.


Question Mark orangeTrivia Night January 24th

Join us for an evening of fun! 
Prizes awarded for Trivia Contests! Raffles and 50/50! 

Tickets: $10.00 per person OR ask about reserving your own table of 8
Includes: Heavy hors d’oeuvrés, Soft Drinks, Coffee & Desserts
(Wine and Beer available for a Donation)
DJ: Dave @ Celebrations

Tickets sold after all Masses January 18th and 19th
Hosted by the Women's Ministry


Men: Find Freedom From Everything That Enslaves You!


 90 days could change your life. Strengthen all aspects of your spiritual life. Find a few friends to journey with. Download the app and join the "StMatt's 2020" Fraternity. Get started January 13th!

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Is There a Reason to Come Back to the Church? 

Has it been a while since you've been to church? It's never too late to come back! God loves you and longs for you. Please accept this invitation to rediscover the truth, mystery, and wonder of the Catholic Faith. We invite you to return to the sacraments and to the fullness of a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. Join us for Mass this Christmas!

People want to have meaning in life. In the busyness of today’s world, many people realize that their lives have lost a sense of meaning or purpose. They may ask themselves “what is life all about?” Why do I do the things I do?”
There is also widespread confusion in our society in areas of morality and truth. The Catholic Church offers hope which gives meaning to our existence. This leads to eternal life.

Childhood memories can surface as well. Many people will tell you that childhood memories of being connected to God pop up in later life. They start to ask themselves if it is possible to recapture the simplicity of faith they once had. They may ask if God is really watching me. The secularization of society leads people away from their spiritual side. The Catholic Church offers both mystical and religious experiences. These experiences feed the mind, heart, body,
and soul. 
From Our Sunday Visitor by Lorene Hanley Duquin

Learn more about coming back to the Catholic Church at CatholicsComeHome.org

 Text-To-Give is Here!

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Our parish now offers Text-to-Give! You can text the amount you would like to give (Example: 25 ) to our number (727) 947-1614. 
Your transaction will be processed through the Online Giving account associated with your phone number. If your phone number is not recognized, you can continue without an account, create a new account, or associate your number with an existing account. Thank you for helping support your parish with your tithe to the Lord!

 Keep in Touch With Us in 2020!

Just text "STMAT" to 84576 or sign up here

Our parish has 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. Facebook graphic flock

  • This is all totally free for you to use, you don’t have to download anything or create a password in order to participate.
  • You can unsubscribe at any time from any Groups if you change your mind.
  • Your contact information is kept privately only for St. Matthew Church, it's not shared with outside companies.
  • It's just 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 Mass cancellation announcements, and Holy Day schedules. Once you sign up, you can select Groups and Ministries that you'd like to learn more about or receive their updates and reminders. 

Text "STMAT" to 84576 or sign up here

Click the confirmation link to complete your registration & select the groups you're interested in learning more about!  


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.


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9111 90th Avenue N.
Largo, FL 33777
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