“If you hand causes you to sin, cut it off.”With these startling words about self-mutilation, Jesus really tells us that we must cut out of our lives all practices that keep us away from God, and retain only those habits that draw us closer to God. Some years ago, renowned Biblical interpreter, Paul Achtemeier suggested some modern parallels to the radical actions proposed by Jesus back in his time. “If your TV causes you to sin: turn it off! If your computer causes you to sin: disconnect it! If your magazine subscription causes you to sin, cancel it! If your job position or power causes you to sin, resign! If your bank account causes you to sin, give it away.” In other words, absolutely nothing is worth jeopardizing your eternal life with Jesus Christ! Jesus is setting before all disciples the one supreme goal in life that is worth any sacrifice. Billy Graham had a fantastic way of summing up this Gospel message by concluding his Crusades with a final challenge: "Decide! Cut away anything that prevents you from a radical decision for Jesus Christ! Decide for Christ!"
COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $3,725.20 Catholic University: $283.00
SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend is for Maintenance and Repairs. A special collection will be taken next weekend, October 2 & 3, for the victims of Hurricane Ida. Please be prayerfully generous.
Thank you for continuing to support St. Matthew 's with your generous contributions both at Mass and through the mail
Chip Andrus, Rick Arguelo, Thomas Bennett, Theresa Brannon, Samuel Branum, Frances Bridges, Gaylord Brinnon, Lelia Burkes, Cullen Calametti, Mary Ann Calametti, Malcolm Calametti, Gene Carney, Sandi Clark, Pete Cobb, Michael Lambert Collins, Garrett Colvin, Ella Comer, Art Conlon, Deacon Joe Connick, Kevin Connick, Mary Connick, Anthony (Tony) Constantine), Kathy Conwell, Teddy Covington, Ken Crane, Jeff Crawford, Frances Crist, Bobbie Dansley, Dr. Debbie Davis, Duncan Family, Charlie Elliott, Jim Ellis, Carolyn Fairey, Susan Naman Fillers, Linda Fobs, Howard Fowler, Maureen Frost, Spencer Frost, Joe Gable, Dell Garner, Shay Schjott Gautreaux, Ann Geisenheimer, Flora Gilbert, Sheila Green, Patsy Brown Habeeb, Dee Dee Hand, Midge Harden, Mat Hartley, Mark Haynes, Katie Henley, Amanda Herring, Blakely Herring, Willie Hill, Parker Hollinghead, Slade Hooks, Claudette Howard, Mary Howell, Robert Howell, Michael Hudson, Kim Hughes, Jerry Ingle, Nelson Iturbe, Sharon Jemison, Shelley Judd, Fred Karkowski, Coy Kirkland, Joey Knowles, Judy Knowles, Paul Knowles, Emma Koppersmith, Logan Kynes, Pat Langan, Sam Love, Floyd Laurendine, Angie Leon, Patsy Conn Lilley, Frances Luckie, Marcia Luckie, Sage Lyon III, Betsy Mabry, Joanne Maceluch, Mary Martin, Joyce Masters, Christine Mayhall, Brian McArdle, Herbert McClamy, Shirley Cayton McDonald, Geraldine McGlasker, Butch McPherson, Kelly McPhillips, Woodie McPhillips, Bender Middlekauff, Franklin Millette, K. P. Mixon, Edna Moffett, Tom Murray, Kate Myers, Gerard Neely, Sue Neely, Trinity Neno, Will Nichols, Ginny Noletto, Tony Odom, Lee Pace, Betty Patrick, Larry Patterson, Wilford Paul, Emma Perkins, Marie Perkins, Neil Pouliot, Fringella Preston, Walter Haywood Prine, Louise Pruitt, Carolyn Pryor, Sheri Reddington, Barbara Repoll, James Romano, Jr., Mary Rooney, Davis Saratt, Lucille Scott, Mary S. Seibert, Dell Sharbrough, Carol Shepherd, Phil Smith, Eric Speas, Toodie Spikes, Allison Repoll Spillman, Caroline Stapleton, Maureen Stevens, Rose Story, Nita Sutton, David Taylor, Anita Toole, Penny Townsend, Irene Troy, Abbie Vaughn, Margie McKay Wadsworth, Bert Wainwright, David Wainwright, Artemise N. Walker, Bill Watkins, IsabellaWatson, Eliana Watson, Johnny Watts, Michael Watts, Darlene Pennington Wilson, John Paul Wilson, Ralph Wilson, Jr., Taylor Wright, Jenny York.
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|Saturday, September 25||Jeb S. Downing (D)||Thursday, September 30||Chuck and Mary Olts (D)|
|Sunday, September 26||Kerri Gonzales (L)||Friday, October 1||Bertha Jackson (D)|
|Monday, September 27||Bertha Jackson (D)||Saturday, October 2||Ramona Cobb McNab (D)|
|January 10||Living Faith Booklets||July 4||Peter's Pence|
|January 31||Maintenance and Repairs||July 11||Missionary Co-op|
|February 21||Black & Indian Missions||July 25||Maintenance and Repairs|
|February 28||Maintenance and Repairs||August 1||Church in Latin America|
|March 7||Easter Flowers||August 15||Home Missions|
|March 14||Catholic Relief||August 29||Maintenance and Repairs|
|March 28||Maintenance and Repairs||September 19||Catholic University|
|April 2||Holy Land||September 26||Maintenance and Repair|
|April 4||Church in Central/Eastern Europe||October 10||All Souls Offering|
|April 25||Maintenance and Repairs||October 24||Propagation of the Faith|
|May 2||Catholic Week||October 31||Maintenance and Repairs|
|May 23||Catholic Communications||November 21||Campaign for Human Dev.|
|May 30||Maintenance and Repairs||November 28||Maintenance and Repairs|
|June 20||Seminarians||December 5||Christmas Flowers|
|June 27||Maintenance and Repairs||December 12||Retired Religious|
|December 26||Maintenance and Repairs|