It is the heartbeat of the Liturgy which helps us to focus on the celebration of the Eucharist, the celebration of Christ’ life within us, redeeming and raising us to be better people in our community. Because of this sacramental connection to Christ, we are strengthened in our mission to bring healing through love and service to all in need.
The Director of Music for Saint Matthew Parish is Dorothy A. Smith. Under her direction three choirs: Adult Choir, Young Adult Music Ensemble (“Alive and Now”) and the Children’s Choir, plus a crew of talented cantors serve the parish on Sundays, Holy Days and at Sacramental celebrations.
For more information on how you can participate in any of these groups, as a singer or musician, please contact Dorothy at 267-879-5243 or call the rectory of St. Matthew at 215-333-0585 and leave a message for Dorothy.
The Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass and at other liturgical celebrations. Each lector is scheduled once a month. Sometime during Christmas and Easter time a lector may be called upon a second time. If you would like information about becoming a lector please contact Angela Burns at 215-332-4842 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These ministers assist the priests by distributing the Eucharist at Mass and to the homebound of the parish. They bring the “Church” to the people by their visits. Training is needed. Schedules are for 2 months at a time. Contact: Angela Burns 215-332-4842 or email@example.com .
Parishioners, both men and women, design, prepare, and arrange altar decorations. While this committee is responsible for all decorations throughout the year, they pay particular attention to flower arrangements that are used for special feasts.
The greeters ministry meets and welcomes people on their way in to celebrate Mass. The greeters offer a warm, friendly hello to parishioners and visitors as they prepare to worship as a community of Faith.
The ushers provide good order at the Mass, help with the assignment of seating, assist anyone taken sick, and take up the collection at various services.
A prayerful group of women meet each Monday morning after the 8:30 AM Mass to give an added touch to keep the church clean. They dust, vacuum, etc., providing an important service in support of the liturgical functions.