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Communion Prayer

Be content. Be content.

We are the Body of Christ.

We have found Him, He has found us.

We are in Him, He is in us.

There is nothing further to look for,

except for the deepening of this life

we already possess.

  Be content.

Welcome SS Cosmas & Damian, St. Gertrude, St. Mary! 

Isaiah 22:19-23 Psalm 138   Romans 11:33-36 Matthew 16:13-20

Today's readings ask us to reflect on how central in our lives are Jesus and the Church. Let's reflect on the Church first. To help us in our reflection we go to our first reading from Isaiah.

Gospel Reading And Homily Aug 31, 2013

on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 14:18

Fr. Heron's Homily on July 21,2013 at Ss. Cosmas and Damian Church

on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 02:05

Of Special Interest at St. Matthew's


ATTENTION PARENTS:The following are the dates for receiving the Sacraments in 2015.

 CONFIRMATION: Tuesday, March 10, 2015@ 4PM

FIRST PENANCE: Monday, March 23, 2015@ 7PM


Parent Meeting for PREP/CCD September 3 rd OR September 4 at 7pmSS Cosmas and Damian Church.  One parent must attend one meeting.  Should only last one hour.  We are grateful for your continued understanding and support.If you have not already registered for this year please do ASAP.  Register online at the St. Matthew website.  There is a link on the Home page.

St.Matthew Parish Religious Education Program 2014-2015

Tentative Schedule of Class Dates:

Sept. 2—Faculty and Staff only report to EarlyChildhoodCenterbasement   7pm,

Sept 3 & 4 –Parent Meeting, one parent per family to attend, SS Cosmas and Damian Church 7pm

Sept. 6 –Possible work session for Catechist and staff.  1 pm.

Sept 8 –Opening Night, Sept 15, 22 29 , Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov.3, 10,17,24, Dec, 1,8(All report for Mass at St. Matthew Church), 15, Jan. 5,12,26, Feb. 2, 9,23, Mar. 2,9,16, 23.    6:30pm-7:45pm

 First Holy Communion continues to meet in St. Matthew Church April 6, 13, 20, 6:30-7:30pm.

Other Important Dates:

Oct 13: Sacrament Meeting for Parents (Church SS Cosmas and Damian 6:45pm) 

Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Day Mass 9am 

December 20, Advent Tree Lighting, 4:30pmMass

 Jan. 12 Confirmation Meeting SS Cosmas and Damian Church 6:45pm,

 February 23 Sacrament Meeting (2nd Grade Parents) 6:45School Basement

February 28 Confirmation Retreat 1:00-4:00pmSS Cosmas and Damian Church / Hall

 March 9 Confirmation Practice St. Matthew Church,

 March 10: Confirmation 4pm,

 March 21 Penance Workshop/Practice St.Matthew Church,

 March 23 First Penance 7pmSt.Matthew Church,

 April 12 Presentation Mass for First Holy Communion Candidates,

April 25 First Holy Communion 11am, St. Matthew Church.

St. Matthew’s assists parents with the education and sacramental preparation of their children.  Classes meet Monday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45. Instruction includes preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation as well as the basics of Church doctrine and familiarity with traditional prayer practices. Any questions contact Mary Kay McKenna 610 828-0424 ext.6 or mckennamaryk@gmail.comor Linda DiCampli sscanddprep@gmail.com610-828-0260

Tuition $110.00 - Tuition for 2 $165.00 (total), 3 or more is $195.00(total). Checks are made payable to St. Matthew Church. This fee covers all materials, including textbooks for each class. (The staff are all volunteers who willingly share the faith with our children.)

Let us remember! The celebration of the Eucharist is the summit of our identity as the People of God.  We are transformed into the Body of Christ.  Attendance at Sunday Mass is vital to the life of the community at St. Matthews. We must encourage a “sacramental culture”! Hope to see you there…Every Sunday!