Saint Matthew Parish is livestreaming Mass and other liturgies and devotions!  Just click HERE to view our Facebook page.  You do not need to have a Facebook account to view this page or our livestreams and other posts!

Upcoming Livestreamed liturgies this week:
– Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 PM:  Eucharistic Holy Hour with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
– Friday, April 3 at 1:00 PM:  Stations of the Cross for Children and Young People
– Friday, April 3 at 7:00 PM:  Stations of the Cross
– Sunday, April 5 at 11:00 AM:  Palm Sunday Mass

Click HERE for our Holy Week schedule.

 

In conjunction with Archdiocesan and Centers for Disease Control guidelines for controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the following decisions for Saint Matthew Parish:

  • All Parish and School activities are suspended until further notice.
    • Weekday and weekend Masses, devotions, confessions, etc. are suspended.
      •  The obligation to attend Mass has been lifted by Archbishop Perez until further notice.
      • All Masses with intentions will be offered privately by the Priests of the Parish.
      • Click HERE to view our Sunday Mass livestreamed at 11:00 AM.
    • School/PREP, CYO, and Parish classes, activities, practices/rehearsals, and meetings are suspended.
  • The Rectory Office is closed to the public for business matters.  Parish staff are not in the office.
  • Sacramental Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Please call the Rectory and follow the prompts.
  • Online Parish Giving:  To sign up for secure, online Parish Giving, please click here.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated, especially during these times.

For the latest updates, click here to visit and “like,” and “follow” our Parish Facebook page

 

A Message from Father Welsh:

During these trying times as we confront the isolation brought about by the COVID-19 virus, please be assured of our oneness in Faith. While our buildings may be closed at this time, our hearts remain open to the Lord and to each other. This will be a different sort of Lent for all of us, but also perhaps one of the most spiritually profitable as we bear this cross together. Please be assured that Masses will continued to be offered for you and your intentions on a daily basis. Know that you all remain in our prayers and that we are available to you by phone, and certainly in case of any emergency. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any concerns, questions or simply need to talk at 215-333-0585.

– Father Welsh

 

 

Click here to view Monsignor McGroarty’s obituary.  A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date.  May he rest in peace.

 

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.

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