"Know that I am with you always."
Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida
Saint Matthew Roman Catholic Church
9111 90th Ave. N.
Largo, FL 33777
(click here for Directions)
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 - 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 sharing.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On August 15th, a holy day of obligation, we commemorate when Mary’s body and soul were assumed into heaven and she passed into eternal life. Vigil Mass is at 4 pm on August 14th and day Masses are at 8:30 am and 7 pm.
Children's Faith Formation "Sunday School" Starts September 8th
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.
Please contact the church office at (727) 393-1288 for a Registration Packet or pick one up after Mass in either vestibule. We welcome Marissa Miranda as our new Director of Children's Faith Formation! Marissa grew up here in our parish and many of our returning families already know her from her years as a volunteer.
Counseling Services Available
"Hello! I am Dr. Lori Puterbaugh, a licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist, with 20+ years’ experience working with individuals, couples and families. I spent 12 years as a guidance counselor in Catholic schools, was commissioned by the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute in our diocese, and have been involved in other ministries including grief, faith formation, Spirit FM, and diocesan ministries. I am available to meet with individuals, couples and families at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Wednesdays and Thursdays. A sliding scale fee is available. To set an appointment or for more information, please contact me directly at or at 727-559-0863. Learn more about my practice at www.drloriputerbaugh.com."
Never studied scripture before? Come grow with us! We're using the book "How God Makes Men: Ten Epic Stories. Ten Proven Principals. One Huge Promise for Your Life." We'll provide the book (no charge!), you can bring your Bible. Men's Bible Fellowship meets every other Sunday in the Trinity Room next to Bethany hall from 12:15 to 1:00 pm, following the 11:00 am Mass. Please see our online calendar for all dates scheduled. For information call Jim Dodson at 727-439-0165.
Beware of Text Message 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 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.
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.