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. 


Our Holy Days and Holidays Schedule 2019

Come Lord Jesus

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, it has been moved to Monday, December 9th. Our regularly scheduled daily Mass is at 8:30am.

Our parishioners are invited to attend the communal Penance Service at Holy Cross Church on December 17th at 6:30 pm. Our pastor Fr. Tom Anastasia will be one of the priests there to hear confessions.
This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare our hearts and souls for the birth of the Christ Child!

Christmas Eve Masses will be at 4pm, 8pm, and 10pm 

Christmas Day Mass is at 10am

The Feast of Mary, Mother of God is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be December 31st at 4pm and January 1st at 10am


 

PancakesEnjoy a Pancake Breakfast 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.
Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children

 


 You're Invited! Christmas Pageant December 15th

Christmas Pageant 2019

Our parish Christmas Party follows immediately after the Pageant. Join us for food, fellowship, and fun!


You're Invited! Our 3rd Annual Christmas Party December 15th!

Christmas Party 2019

Come enjoy good food and fellowship as we celebrate together! Bring a side dish or dessert to share; turkey and ham will be provided. Join us in some reindeer games with parish friends! All are invited! 
The party will begin after the 4pm Christmas Pageant performed by our Youth Ministry and Children's Faith Formation.


Christmas Mass Schedule 2019


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!

Mary Mother of God

 


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Just text STMAT to 84576 or sign up here

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.
  • 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. 

Just 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.


 

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 - $81,927
Families pledged - 258
out of 655 registered families

Percent of  APA goal - 76.1%

 


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