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IMPORTANT PARISH NEWS:
(For St. Matthew & St. Philip Parishes in the Diocese of Evansville, Indiana)
Effective immediately, all public celebration of masses in the Diocese of Evansville have been suspended by decree of the Bishop. (Officially March 18th, See the attached letter.)
-All baptisms, funerals and weddings will celebrated outside of mass with immediate family present only. For a wedding the bridal party can be there as well. Baptisms will be celebrated one child at a time.
-The Church and Adoration chapel will be open to come and pray keeping in mind social distancing and being sure that you stay home if you have symptoms of illness.
-I WILL BE MAKING MASS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 9:30AM SUNDAY. MORE INFORMATION ON THAT SOON. I will also be looking at ways to provide other opportunities through social media and the internet to connect as a community online. For those that would say, "we shouldn't do that, we should just have faith" I offer you the following quote from the Baltimore Catechism: “We must carefully guard against expecting God to perform miracles when natural causes may bring about what we hope for. God will sometimes miraculously help us, but, as a rule, only when all natural means have failed.” – The Baltimore Catechism #1154
I love you all very much. It breaks my heart to not be able to see and pray with my people. However, I think it is a wise decision that helps slow the spread of the disease. Let us continue to pray daily for the end of this virus and like St. Padre Pio said "Pray, Hope and Don't Worry."
In the Heart of Christ,
Fr. Claude "Dusty" Burns
All parish meetings, committees, clubs, fundraisers, retreats, prayer services (including Stations of the Cross) youth events etc. are canceled at least until April 6th when the pandemic situation will be re-evaluated.
Love God, Love Each Other
We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community.
St. Matthew Parish strives to be Christ to others.
St. Matthew Parish is a welcoming community known for our service, offering inspirational worship and activities to grow and witness our faith to others.
Catholic Charities of Evansville Information
Time & Talent
Our parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you!
Pictorial Directory Link
As Catholics, we are not to focus only on ourselves but are called by our baptism to reach out and share our time, talent and treasure with our brothers and sisters.
St. Matthew Parish and School Giving
To set up St. Matthew Parish online giving , make a one time Memorial Contribution or donate to our Catholic School.
CLICK HERE TO GIVE ONLINE
Evansville Diocese Campaigns
To set up online giving for the
Catholic Parishes Campaign (CPC)
News & Events
St. Matthew School
We serve families of all faiths and educate children from age three through 5th grade. Meet the teachers, tour the schools and learn about scholarship and state voucher opportunities.
Make an appointment today 812-838-3621 or Child Care Ministry 812-838-1995.
St. Matthew School Website
St. Matthew Social - July 12, 2020
Mark your calendars and plan to attend. We need plenty of volunteers so call the parish office and we will set you up with the committee that interests you! The Social is a fun family day for everyone in the community!
River Day's Almighty Duck Race - September 13, 2020 at 2pm
Get your Duck in training for this swimming competition on the Ohio River! Splash time is 2pm and the first duck to cross the finish line wins $1000 for it's owner! Ducks are available for sponsorship at the parish office and at the PTO River Days booth for $10. Feelin' Lucky? Buy a Ducky!
St. Matthew Oktoberfest - Planning is underway for 2020
Join us on the St. Matthew Campus for an evening of music, fun, silent auctions, food and fellowship.
St. Matthew School Benefit Auction - March 6, 2021 Fiesta!
The Benefit Auction is a wonderful event attended by many in the community to raise funds for St. Matthew School. There's a silent auction as well as a fun and entertaining live auction. Your ticket includes not only the entertaining evening, but also your meal and drinks too!