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SACRIFICIAL GIVING

Posted by Dave Eitland on 3/15/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

$188,735.41 is the amount we need to complete the payment of our new Heating, Ventilation, and Air Cooling System that you should now be feeling as you are attending mass.

Next weekend, March25/26, I am asking for the parish to do something remarkable. We ... Read More »

Come, Drink, Live!

Posted by Dave Eitland on 3/03/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Matthew,

The Lenten season has begun with our 2017 Theme:

Come, Drink, Live!

We enter into a graceful time dedicated to fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Lent is a special season, the ‘ascent to the holy mountain of Easter,’ and has the twofold themes ... Read More »

Prayer of Life

Posted by Dave Eitland on 2/26/17

Undertaking post-graduate studies is a truly an experience that fill with blessings and challenges. After my diaconate ordination on 2010, I was asked to continue studying in order to prepare myself to better serve the people of God. The proposal came as a surprise for me because I was ... Read More »

Sunday Eucharist: Central Action of Parish Life

Posted by Dave Eitland on 2/17/17

From both theology and weekly experience of American parishes we find a compelling reason to recognize that a vital celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is essential to all that the parish means and does, as whole and as groups and individuals. Having recognized this, we then must ask what ... Read More »

PARISH MISSIONS 2017 THIS WEEK!

Posted by Dave Eitland on 2/10/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Matthew,

We begin our parish missions this weekend and will continue through Thursday of this week. Please help me welcome our Fathers of Mercy, Fr. George McInnis and Fr. Jim Costigan. The Fathers of Mercy is a Roman Catholic Congregation of Priests whose ... Read More »

World Day for Consecrated Life

Posted by Dave Eitland on 2/06/17

February 2, 2017 (Celebrated in Parishes February 4-5)

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; ... Read More »

PARISH MISSIONS 2017

Posted by Dave Eitland on 1/20/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Matthew,

It is with joy that we announce our upcoming PARISH MISSIONS 2017, February 12-16. Parish Missions are an opportunity for all the faithful of our parish to engage in a series of comprehensive spiritual growth. Two years ago we invited the Fathers ... Read More »

Missionaries of the Holy Spirit

Posted by Dave Eitland on 1/13/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Matthew,

January 14th for the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit as well as other Institutions that comprise the Family of the Cross marks a significant date each year. On this day, Concepcion Cabrera de Armida (Conchita) wholeheartedly renewed her commitment to God in ... Read More »

New Year's

Posted by Dave Eitland on 1/03/17

Brothers and Sisters of St. Matthew,

As I think of the new year, I think not only the blessings of the past but the blessings and hope of our work together in Jesus Christ.

As your pastor, I am blessed in working with you to advance the Church.

I ... Read More »

Merry Christmas

Posted by Dave Eitland on 12/27/16

25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!!!

Dear brothers and sisters of St. Matthew,

Christmas day has finally dawned. There’s been so much anticipation, so much hype, that it is hard for one day to bear the weight of all the expectations. That’s pretty obvious as we look at gifts scattered ... Read More »