A Parish of the Missionares of the Holy Spirit



Prepare to Celebrate Easter

We offer many resources to help you deepen your relationship with the Lord this Lent.
Please take advantage of these offerings.

PARISH RECONCILIATION: March 21 at 7 p.m. with 8 priests. INDIVIDUAL CONFESSIONS:  Every Saturday 4-5:30pm and Wednesdays after Mass: 8:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
SERVICIO DE RECONCILIACIÓN PARROQUIAL: 21 de marzo a las 7pm en la iglesia. CONFESIONES INDIVIDUALES: Sábados de 4-5:30pm, Miércoles después de Misa: 8:45 am y 6:45pm


JOIN A SMALL GROUP Archbishop Sample is inviting us all to join a small group during Lent.
At St. Matthew you have options! Monday nights or Wednesday mornings meet to journey through different books of the Bible, or join our Lent season Agape Bible Study-flyer, starts March 13 Small groups for prayer are ongoing after morning Masses as well as the First Friday, and the First Saturday of the month, all are welcome!

PRAY THE ROSARY AS A FAMILY:  Starting March 9 and Sunday, March 10, an image of Our Lady of Fatima (either a small statue or picture) will be placed on the marble railing in front of Our Lady's statue on the west side of the altar. We ask that a family take the image home for the week, pray the Rosary each day and then bring it back the next Sunday. An image will be available at each English Mass. Please return the image to the same railing for the next family.  To sign up for a Mass and weekend and/ or for more information please contact:  Georgia Perry - 503-640-8893, georgiafred1962@yahoo.com or Tami Albertine - 503-642-9714, tamialbertine@gmail.com

FORMED! Have you visited Formed.org lately? Explore their many offerings and subscribe to their book club that begins on March 4. Recommendations go for:

  • Into the Desert: A Lenten Study on Prayer
  • A Lent to Remember: A Lenten Encounter with Mercy.
  • Opening The Word: A Scripture study from Lent to Easter.

The Little Books for Lent are on their way!
The Little Purple Book for Children (ages 6 - 12.) Help your children/godchildren enter into Lent.
The Little Black Book for Lent, six-minute reflections on the Passion. Will be offered in Spanish too.

Other resources to make this a fruitful Lent:

Especially for men! The RISE 30-Day Challenge has transformed thousands of lives with a practical plan to help you live out your faith where it matters most...in everyday life. Join thousands men from around the world for an experience unlike any other starting March 6.  https://www.cardinalstudios.org/rise

Download an illustrated guide to the Triduum, from FOCUS.

For more information, and to volunteer with the Little Books and the Parish Mission please contact Irma Vasquez ivasquez@stmatthewhillsboro.org 503-648-1998 ext. 246.