Like Bartimaeus, we must seek Jesus with trust in His goodness and mercy. Sometimes our fears, anger and habitual sins prevent us from approaching God in prayer. At times, we even become angry with God when He seems slow in answering our prayers. In these desperate moments, let us approach Jesus with trusting Faith as Bartimaeus did, and listen carefully to the voice of Jesus asking us: "What do you want me to do for you?” Let us tell Him all our heart’s intentions and needs. Let us imitate Bartimaeus, the man of Faith and vision, a man unafraid to recognize his need for healing and to cry out, “I want to see!” Jesus always responds to a prayer offered in Faith and this gives us continuing Hope. We need to cry out humbly for mercy for our own spiritual blindness.
COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $5,991.50
THE SECOND COLLECTION this weekend is for the Propagation of the Faith. The second collection next weekend will be for Maintenance and Repairs. Please be prayerfully generous.
ALL SOULS ENVELOPES: Envelopes for All Souls intentions can be found in the boxed sets as well as the pews of the church. You may place your intention requests in the collection at any time between now and All Souls Day, November 2. All intentions will remain on the altar for the month of November.
Thank you for continuing to support St. Matthew's with your generous contributions both at Mass and through the mail.
Our Prayer List
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.
Please inform the church office with any mistakes, additions or removals.
|Saturday, October 23||John Buhring (D)||Wednesday, October 27||Holden Barnett (D)|
|Sunday, October 24||Vera Hooge (D)||Thursday, October 28||Beth Cain (D)|
|Monday, October 25||Joseph Hooge (D)||Friday, October 29||Will Demeranville (D)|
|Tuesday, October 26||Cathy Beckham (D)||Saturday, October 30||Jeb Downing (D)|
AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE
Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see!
2021 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
|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|