Prep Program

“Be Prayerful,  Be Sacramental,  Be convinced of the love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit!”  The very spring and root  of honesty and virtue lie in good education.”   Plutarch

First Reconciliation/Penance – Monday, March 21, 2022
Confirmation – Spring 2023
First Holy Communion – April 23rd, April 24th, April 30th, and May 1st, 2022

The Church firmly believes that Parents are the primary educators of their children’s faith formation.  The Parish Religious Education Program (PREP/CCD) invites children in First through 8th grade to attend classes on Sunday mornings 10:25- 11:25.  These classes meet in the school building Sept. – March. Registration available online.  Mail or drop off payment to the Parish office.  Forms are also available in the vestibules of church and the Parish office.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

SEE FORMS BELOW.

Children attending Kindergarten in public school are encouraged to participate in religious instruction through the  Children’s Liturgy, available at 9:30 Mass on Sunday.

Announcing a major change in St. Matthews Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) aka CCD. Read More About the Family Centered Catechesis CLICK HERE

Family Catechesis

The handing on of our beliefs and values is a joint responsibility of the family and parish. Learn More.

Teacher Assignments

Event Attendance Parent Proof Portal

Fee schedule:
$110.00 for one child,  $165.00 for two,  $195.00 for three or more.  Please mail or drop off fee to the Parish Center 205 Fayette St. Conshohocken after July 1 for the upcoming year.

Make checks payable to St. Matthew Parish

ELECTRONIC PAYMENT

We invite you to consider our new electronic payment program as a way to automate your CCD tuition payment. Electronic payments are convenient for you and there is NO COST for you to participate.

Visit the website at www.parishgiving.org or click on the link to “Parish Giving” on our parish website to make an easy one-time payment.

If you wish to pay online:
  • Click up on the right Parish giving.
  • It will take you to a page with the choice to create an account or make a donation or payment
  • If you select the one time payment.
  • It will take you a page where you select contribution type (drop down choose St. Matthew CCD), amount, and email and payment information.
  • Click pay now.

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SACRAMENTS

Sacrament Information Click on Link: Sacramental Policy/Dates

First Communion Banner Kit Order Form

To request the reception of any Sacrament of Initiation (First Penance, First Eucharist, Confirmation) click on link below:

Download Request the reception of any Sacrament

Sacramental Preparation

Catholic School students in grades 2, and 7/8 (only) who are being prepared for Penance , Eucharist and Confirmation in school are NOT required to attend the workshop retreats, you are, however, more than invited to attend, and it would probably be a good idea to attend the first one. (There is only One for Penance with practice at the end of the workshop).   You must make the scheduled practice.  Mark your calendars!

Parents must attend the Parent Meeting for the Sacrament.

Please pick up a bulletin for needed information.

SACRAMENT INFORMATION

It is standard policy for the reception of First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation to be in the home parish no matter what school the child is attending.  Legitimate exceptions are processed through the pastor, Fr. Heron.

Let us remember…. the celebration of the Eucharist is the summit of our identity as the People of God.  Attendance at Sunday Mass is vital to the life of the community at St. Matthew’s.  Hope to see you there every Sunday!!!

God Bless!

  • Children

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  • If you are legally responsible for the child, but are not the mother or father, please give that information here:
  • If we are unable to reach you during the CCD class time, whom should we contact?
  • Complete THREE lines ONLY of persons who are AUTHORIZED to pick up your child at the end of CCD. You may write husband and wife names on ONE line. Parents, if you BOTH are picking up your child, write BOTH names on the first line.
  • List the names of children who come to CCD WITH your child or who go home from time to time WITH your child. The person who takes your child home MUST be listed above as an Authorized Person.
  • For Office Use: Family Name: ________________
    Fee: __________
    Check # ______Date_______
    Electronic payment # ____________Date:______
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    I give permission for my child's picture to appear, with name, to be posted on the parish name website, bulletin boards, newspaper articles and all forms of social media in relation to events that happen in the parish.
    I give permission for my child or children to be transported to and/or from PREP/CCD class by a catechist or staff peron. (Catechist/staff name should be listed as an authorized person on front of form.)

Mass Schedule

WEEKENDS:

Saturday Evening: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:30AM

WEEKDAYS:

Monday to Friday: 8:15 AM
Vigil of Holy days: 7:00 PM
Holy Days: 8:15 AM,12:00 Noon

Parish Giving

St. Matthew Parish has enlisted Parish Giving to provide its members with the opportunity to use Electronic Funds Transfer as an alternative method for giving.

The Program is free of charge for parishioners.

Click on Parish Giving to register for the program.

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Please visit Parish Giving Program for further information.