St. Matthew Parish School of Religion

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Making a Good Confession

If you have ever wondered how to make a good confession, Fr. Mike Schmitz has some solid advice for you. He points out that preparing for a good confession s...

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We are heartbroken by the news out of Las Vegas this morning and saddened by such a violent dismissal of the dignity of life. Remember that if you feel called to spend some time with our Lord in prayer today (or any day), our Perpetual Adoration Chapel (located in the undercroft of the church) is open to non-scheduled adorers whenever the church is open.

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Our Youth Choir is getting ready to start a new year! The choir is open to all children (both boys and girls!) of the parish, including St. Matthew School and PSR, 2nd grade and older. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, 6:00-6:45 pm in the choir loft, and our first rehearsal will be Tuesday, October 3.

The choir sings at scheduled weekend Masses from October through April, as well as special Masses or liturgies like Christmas Eve and Good Friday. Please encourage your children to come share their talents!

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High school youth group begins this Sunday, September 17. We hope to see all high school students in the parish from 6-8 in the St. Anthony Room! (Also -- note the new time. 🕕)

[09/10/17]   CLASSES START TONIGHT! Parents and students need to arrive by 6pm. Can't wait to kickoff this year. 😁

St. Matthew Parish School of Religion Registrations

Please register your family for PSR before classes begin on September 10th. Registrations can be done by paper (forms in the Gathering Space of the church) or online at http://www.stmatthew.net/parish-school-of-religion-registrations. We can't wait to have another great year where families grow in knowledge of and relationship with Jesus Christ & His Church! :)

stmatthew.net We have designed the form so that you will fill out one form per student, but only need to enter the family information for the first child.

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Parents -- Here's some info about kid activities for the festival so you can plan your schedule (and your budget!):

Ride Wrist Band: $15/day for all you can ride
Kiddie Land: Open until 8:30 each night; $5 entry for unlimited play

Thursday night: Twisted Balloons balloon lady
Friday: Make your own tie-dye St. Matthew Shirt
$10/shirt for child sizes
$12/shirt for adult sizes
$2 off your shirt with Kiddie Land bracelet
Saturday night: Cupcake wheel; Hair and face paint included in Kiddie Land entry

Game area open every night: Chuck-A-Luck; Cake Wheel; Plinko; Sports Games

Have a great time!

St Matthew Parish Festival

COME ON, PSR FAMILIES, WE NEED YOU! :)

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to make our parish festival a continued success! There are many opportunities to get involved while having fun!

We still need volunteers for the Mustang Casino/Monte Carlo area, the Outdoor Food/Drink areas, Outdoor Games, the Indoor Kitchen Area, Clean-up, and more!

Please go to http://www.stmatthew.net/parish-festival and follow the link to SignUpGenius.

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The Vision of St. Matthew the Apostle Church

In Baptism, we are committed to follow and imitate Jesus Christ, to hear and proclaim the Word of God, to participate in the liturgical and sacramental life ...

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Correction of an earlier post: Fr. Cromly's talks will be aired on St. Gabriel NEXT Monday and Tuesday (March 27 and 28) at 4 pm, instead of this week, so that our parish has more time to get the word out. Once they air, they will be available in the Archives section of the St. Gabriel website, under Special Features. We hope you enjoy them!

[02/15/17]   Do you want to pray as a family and build a good Catholic community here at St. Matthew? Consider these tips from Seton magazine! :)

http://www.setonmagazine.com/catholic/spirituality/how-to-start-a-family-prayer-group-in-6-steps

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Here is our Lenten Mission speaker! The entire parish is invited Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm. Confirmation students and parents get their own night with Fr. Nathan the night before! :)

Does the start of Lent always catch you off guard like it does me? (Psst... It starts March 1!) Please mark your calendars now for our parish mission/Lenten reflection, which will be Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00pm. Father Nathan Cromly, the founder of the St. John Institute and Eagle Eye Ministries (and a presenter at 2016’s Women’s Conference) will walk us through a Lenten Reflection to bring us hope and conversion. Save these dates!

Here’s a clip of Father Nathan explaining Marian Consecration. We hope you enjoy it and hope to see you March 13 and 14.

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7 Building Blocks to a Joyful Catholic Home - Intentional Catholic Parenting

Remember that parents are the primary religious educators of their children! Be sure to plan something this weekend for your at home lesson that puts you in charge of teaching the faith and teaching how to live as a Catholic 24/7. :) Here's a good reminder: http://intentionalcatholicparenting.com/the-7-building-blocks-to-a-joyful-catholic-home/

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[01/19/17]   2nd Grade parents, DO NOT FORGET! First Communion Meetings (attend one of them) will be held THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 AT 6:15PM IN THE SCHOOL, and THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH at 9:00am in the Church Basement. THIS MEETING IS MANDATORY. Thanks so much; have a blessed weekend! :)

[01/17/17]   2017 COLUMBUS CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
(Feb. 18 from 8am-4pm):
REGISTER NOW AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS TOO!

Early Registration Specials are running now through Jan. 22!
Early bird tickets are $35 each or if you buy 2 or more tickets, they are $30 each.

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After January 22, tickets will be $40 each.

This will be another unforgettable day filled with faith, fellowship
and amazing speakers!

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Merry Christmas! Here is a great gift for your family: FREE access to tons of Catholic programming! It can help you explain the faith to your kids and help you learn about being Catholic together. Explore this site as often as you want in the coming year!

Start by clicking the 'Register' button in the bottom right corner and use our parish code: 3EVT3C

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Skit Guys - Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Moms & Dads, take a peek at the video PSR watched, played and prayed with on Sunday! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLcTLCCpI5A

Download this video at http://skitguys.com/videos/item/come-thou-long-expected-jesus All of creation, all of God's story, all of us, long for Christ's coming...

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So, most of us know the basics of how to go to Confession, right? Sign of the cross, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned," etc. But what about the middle part? How do we make a good confession? How do we figure out what to confess? What if it's been a really long time? Take a look at this video from Fr. Mike Schmitz and Ascension Presents. It might help. In case you need a reminder, our Advent Confession times are in the first comment below.

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How do I go to Confession?

We hope you're having a blessed Advent! All PSR students will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sunday, December 11th. Here's a video to help you prepare them at home. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8pzvnnL20

Whether this is a refresher or an introduction, this film creatively walks through the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a way that will stick with you. Purchas...

[11/14/16]   We'll see you for our Parent Partner Night & Enthronement celebration this Sunday! All students & parents meet at the church at 6pm. :)

[11/02/16]   We hope you have begun planning your family exploration of the faith this weekend! Our teachers & staff can't wait to hear about the way you and your family live out the Catholic faith.

In other news, THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Just 19 days until the Parish Enthronement on Sunday, November 20. Our PSR time that evening will be a family time devoted to the Enthronement! Visit the St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church page, read the bulletin or the bulletin boards in the Gathering Space for more information!

[09/13/16]   It's that time of year, classes are starting up! All parents and students need to be in attendance this Sunday at 6 p.m. Don't forget, sacramental prep requires two years. All first graders and 7th graders need to be enrolled now. We can't wait to pray and grow with you this year. :-)

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(QUIZ) How Much Do You Know About the Eucharist?

Try this quick quiz on the Eucharist.

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