Weekly Bulletin

We all have blind-spots -- in our marriages, our parenting, our work habits, and our personalities. We are often blind to the presence of the Triune God dwelling within us and fail to appreciate His presence in others. Even practicing Christians can be blind to the poverty, injustice, and pain around them.  Let us remember, however, that Jesus wants to heal our blindness.  We need to ask him to remove from us the root causes of our blindness:  self-centeredness, greed, anger, hatred, prejudice, jealousy, addiction to evil habits, hardness of heart, and the like. Let us pray with the Scottish Bible scholar William Barclay, “God our Father, help us see Christ more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly” day by day.

WEEKLY COLLECTION: $4,527.03 Little Sisters of the Poor: $2,166.18

THE SECOND COLLECTION: The second collection this weekend is for Catholic Relief Services. The second collection next weekend will be for Maintenance and Repairs.

A note of thanks from our Catholic Charities chairmen, Bob Maceluch and Bradley Sanders:

You may have read in the Catholic Week that the 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal was a wonderful success. Now, read about how St. Matthew’s exceeded its Parish goal and set new milestones in the process. First, we raised 109% of our targeted figure. Next, and perhaps more importantly, over 38% of our families contributed to this success. Thank you all for your dedicated almsgiving. We know that He won’t forget you.

Our Prayer List

Jan Anderson, Chip Andrus, Rick Arguelo, Thomas Bennett, Theresa Brannon, Samuel Branum, Frances Bridges, Gaylord Brinnon, Lelia Burkes, Eddie Burgess, Infant Donnie Wayne Butler, Cullen Calametti, Mary Ann Calametti, Malcolm Calametti, Janice Calhon, Perry Callier, Gene Carney, Michael Lambert Collins, Garrett Colvin, Ella Comer, Art Conlon, Deacon Joe Connick, Kevin Connick, Mary Connick, R.L. Constantine, Kathy Conwell, Teddy Covington, Ken Crane, Jeff Crawford, Frances Crist, Bobbie Dansley, Dr. Debbie Davis, Mary Beck Drinkard, Duncan Family, Jim Edwards, Charlie Elliott, Jim Ellis, Carolyn Fairey, Susan Naman Fillers, Linda Fobs, Howard Fowler, Maureen Frost, Spencer Frost, Wadie Gabriel, Dell Garner, Shay Schjott Gautreaux, Ann Geisenheimer, Flora Gilbert, Sheila Green, Patsy Brown Habeeb, Dee Dee Hand, Midge Harden, Mat Hartley, Edward Harwell, Mark Haynes, Katie Henley, Amanda Herring, Blakely Herring, Shane Herring, Willie Hill, Parker Hollinghead, Slade Hooks, Claudette Howard, Mary Howell, Robert Howell, Michael Hudson, Kim Hughes, Nancy Hughes, Jerry Ingle, Nelson Iturbe, Sharon Jemison, Shelley Judd, Fred Karkowski, Coy Kirkland, Joey Knowles, Judy Knowles, Paul Knowles, Emma Koppersmith, Logan Kynes, Alan Ladner, Pat Langan, Sam Love, Floyd Laurendine, Angie Leon, Frances Luckie, Marcia Luckie, Sage Lyon III, Betsy Mabry, Joanne Maceluch, Carolyn Cottrell Marston, Mary Martin, Joyce Masters, Christine Mayhall, Lexie Mayhall, Brian McArdle, Herbert McAtee, Herbert McClamy, Shirley Cayton McDonald, Geraldine McGlasker, Butch McPherson, Kelly McPhillips, Rose McPhillips, Woodie McPhillips, David Mercurio, Bender Middlekauff, Franklin Millette, K. P. Mixon, Edna Moffett, Zack Morgan, Claire Morrow, Martha Morrow, Kate Myers, Gerard Neely, Sue Neely, Trinity Neno, Doug Nester, Will Nichols, Tony Odom, William McCoy Odom, Betty Patrick, Larry Patterson, Roy Patton, Wilford Paul, Emma Perkins, Norman Pitman, Neil Pouliot, Fringella Preston, Walter Haywood Prine, Dixie Pritchard, Louise Pruitt, Carolyn Pryor, Sheri Reddington, James Romano, Jr., John Rooney, Mary Rooney, David Ryan, Davis Saratt, David Scott, Lucille Scott, Mary S. Seibert, Dell Sharbrough, Carol Shepherd, Phil Smith, Eric Speas, Allison Repoll Spillman, Caroline Stapleton, Paul C. Staley, Mary Steber, Maureen Stevens, Rose Story, Cindy Strahan, Jim Summersell, Nita Sutton, David Taylor, Penny Townsend, Irene Troy, Abbie Vaughn, Margie McKay, Bert Wainwright, David Wainwright, Artemise N. Walker, Bill Watkins, Isabella Watson, Eliana Watson, Johnny Watts, Bob Wetzel, Darlene Pennington Wilson, John Paul Wilson, Norman Wilson, Taylor Wright, Jenny York.

St. Matthew Rosary Project

Rosaries prayed this week: 176 Cumulative Total: 1,282!

 It’s time for a Reunion!

The 2nd St. Matthew's All School Reunion will be held Sunday, April 16th.  The festivities will begin with 10am Mass and then move to the school yard until 2pm.  The 74 Club will again have hamburgers and hotdogs for purchase.  Come & reconnect with old friends!  Please spread the world.


Saturday, March 18 Bubba Nordan (D) Wednesday, March 22 The Mattei Family
Sunday, March 19 Bootsie Rowell (D) Thursday, March 23 Vera Norden (D)
Monday, March 20 David J. Cooper, Jr. (D) Friday, March 24 Allen Parker (L)
Tuesday, March 21 Pam Saye Blackwell (D) Saturday, March 25 Jeb Downing (D)

Weekday Masses: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M./Rectory Chapel

Stations of the Cross: Each Friday following Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Each Saturday 3:30 or by appointment


January 8 Living Faith Booklets    
January 29 Maintenance and Repairs 
July 30 Maintenance and Repairs
February 19 Black and Indian Missions August 6 Church in Latin America
February 26 Maintenance and Repairs August 20 Home Missions
March 5 March 5 Easter Flowers August 27 Maintenance and Rep
March 19 Catholic Relief September 10 SOS/Burse Club
March 26 Maintenance and Repairs September 17 Catholic University
April 2 Church in Central/Eastern Europe September 24 Maintenance and Repairs
April 7 Holy Land October 8 All Souls Offering
April 30 Maintenance and Repairs October 22 Propagation of the Faith
May 7 Catholic Week October 29 Maintenance and Repairs
May 21 Catholic Communications November 19 Campaign for Human Dev.
May 28 Maintenance and Repairs November 26 Maintenance and Repairs
June 25 Maintenance and Repairs December 3 Christmas Flowers
July 2 Peter's Pence December 10 Retired Religious
July 16 Missionary Co-op December 31 Maintenance and Repairs