Welcome to Saint Matthew Parish
A parish is for most Catholics the single most important part of the Church. The parish is where the mission of Christ continues. The parish is where Catholics publicly express their faith, joining with others to give proof of their communion with God and with one another. This can only happen with collaboration of clergy, religious and laity – both adults and youth – as they recognize their common mission.
The public celebration of Masses has resumed here at St. Matt’s.
Here is a video from Fr. Welsh about resuming public Masses:
Here are some important things to keep in mind:
•Sunday Obligation: The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. If you are ill or in a high-risk category for contracting COVID-19, or you simply not yet ready to gather in larger groups, we encourage you to remain at home and continue to watch the livestream of our 11:00 AM Sunday Mass. It is certainly fine to continue to pray with us virtually until you are ready to come back to Church.
•Weekend Mass Schedule: Hurray! We’re back to our NORMAL MASS SCHEDULE !
Saturday at 4:30 PM.
Sunday at 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 7:00 PM.
•Weekday Mass Schedule:
Monday to Friday at 6:30 and 8:30 AM in the Lower Church.
Saturday morning: Confessions 7:45 AM, Mass 8:30 AM in the Lower Church.
•Bring your mask! We ask that you please bring and wear your mask for the health and safety of all those in attendance. We appreciate it!
•Where to enter Church: We are asking that everyone arrive at the handicap ramp entrance to the Church (facing the back parking lot). This will allow our volunteers to get everyone in and properly socially distanced. Please plan to arrive early!
•Temperature Checks: Before entering Church, your temperature will be taken. Please, if you have a fever or are otherwise ill, stay home and watch the livestream of our 11:00 AM Sunday Mass.
•Social Distancing: Everyone will maintain social distancing when inside the Church. Your household will be seated together, but will be seated socially distant from other households. Volunteers will be on hand to direct the seating.
For the health and safety of all in attendance, please use the hand sanitizer at the entrance of Church.
At Communion time, an altar server or a volunteer will precede the priest or deacon, spraying sanitizer on the hands of everyone receiving Holy Communion.
The Church itself is thoroughly sanitized after each Mass to make it as safe as possible for the congregation at the next Mass.
•11:00 AM Sunday Livestream: We will CONTINUE to livestream our 11:00 AM Sunday Mass on Facebook.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions are offered every Saturday from 7:45 to 8:15 AM (Lower Church) and 3:00 to 4:00 PM (Upper Church).
The Rectory Office is OPEN for in-person visits:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:45 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:45 PM
Sunday, 8:00 AM to 1:15 PM
Masks are required.
For Sacramental Emergencies, please call the Rectory at 215-333-0585.
Online Parish Giving
To sign up for secure, online Parish Giving, please click here or the picture below.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated, especially during these times.
•Saint Matthew Parish is livestreaming Mass and other liturgies and devotions on our Facebook page!
•You do not need to have a Facebook account to view this page or our livestreams and other posts!
•Every 11:00 AM Sunday Mass is livestreamed and is available to view afterwards.
•Our Facebook page is full of parish news and updates.
Friends of St. Matthew announces the kick-off of our
St. Matthew Feast Day Annual Appeal!
We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Sr. Irene Loretta Cassady, IHM. More information can be found here. We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Msgr. Charles McGroarty. More information can be found here. Memorial Masses for both Msgr. McGroarty and Sr. Irene will take place in the near future. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.