Of Special Interest at St. Matthew's
Many thanks to the fine gentlemen of Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2 who generously gave their Saturday morning to decorate the tree in the front yard of the rectory.
This tree is the focal point of an Advent Tree Lighting Ceremony where the children of the parish lead the community for the closing of the Advent Season and the beginning of Christmas. They do so in song, re-enacting the Scripture story of the Birth of the Baby Jesus, and the blessing of the Christmas Tree and Nativity which lights up Fayette Street for all to rejoice in this most joyful occasion.
Many thanks to Bill McAvoy, Chief Leo Costello, as well as Dan, Matthew, Mark and John Costello, Drew Trainer, John Drozd, Mike Yuengling and Bernie Brady. We are deeply grateful for their expertise and generosity.Confirmation Practice with Candidate and Sponsor will be held Monday evening March 9 promptly at 6:30pm in St. Matthew Church.
Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 65 young disciples this Tuesday, March 10th at 4pm. St. Matthews celebrates this most grace-filled event.
There will be a First Penance Workshop/Retreat Saturday March 21st at 9:30 in St. Matthews Church.
In March we will celebrate our heavenly Father’s favorite daily miracle, his merciful forgiving love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation with 39 children of the parish. They will celebrate First Eucharist in April. So much grace! Keep these little ones and their families in your prayers as well.
ATTENTION PARENTS: The following are the dates for receiving the Sacraments in 2015:
FIRST PENANCE: Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 7PM
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: April 25, 2015 @11AM
First Reconciliation, First Eucharist Parents: If you were unable to be present for the Sacrament Meeting please call/stop in the rectory for needed information.
Renew your registration for PREP/CCD for next year! It is time to begin to form the classes for next year. If you are already registered simply fill out a renewal form to save your place for next year. Renewal forms are being sent home with the children currently enrolled in the PREP/CCD program. They are also available in the vestibules of the church or the rectory. If your son or daughter will be beginning First Grade in 2015, go online to St. Matthews’s website and click on the link to register and mail in your payment. Tuition fees will not change from last year and they may be electronically submitted. Classes are conducted Monday evenings from 6:30-7:45pm September thru March. Any questions please call the rectory at 610 828-0424 ext 6.
Liturgy of the Word for Children takes place every Sunday at the 9:30AM Mass. All children are invited from the altar to the sacristy to share in a child-like presentation of the Readings of the Day. They return after the Prayer of the Faithful. Parents are permitted to accompany younger children. Help is needed for Liturgy of the Word for Children during the 9:30AM Mass. If interested contact email@example.com