We often judge people by what they possess. We give weight to their position in society, to their educational qualifications, or to their celebrity status. But Jesus measures us in a totally different way – on the basis of our inner motives and the intentions hidden behind our actions. He evaluates us on the basis of the sacrifices we make for others and on the degree of our surrender to His holy will. The offering God wants from us is not our material possessions, but our whole hearts and lives. What is hardest to give is ourselves in love and concern, because that gift costs us more than reaching for our purses. Let us, like the poor widow, find the courage to share the wealth and talents we hold. Let us stop dribbling out our stores of love, selflessness, sacrifice, and compassion and dare to pour out our whole heart, our whole being, our "whole life" into the Hands and Heart of God and so into the hidden, love-starved coffers of this world.


COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $4,223.40 Maintenance & Repairs : $1,457.00

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, David Scott, 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.

MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, November 6 Christina Kalisz (L) Wednesday, November 10 Maureen Stevens (L)
Sunday, November 7 Holden Barnett (D) Thursday, November 11 Gavin Stevens (L)
Monday, November 8 Bill Bowdoin (D) Friday, November 12 Cynthia Stapleton (L)
Tuesday, November 9 Todd Kalisz (L) Saturday, November 13 Jason Stapleton (L)

AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE

Our Lady of Lourdes 19th Annual Benefit Night will take place on November 13, 2021 at the parish hall, 1621 Boykin Blvd. The evening will include drinks and dinner, great music and prizes. Ticket cost of $100 admits two adults and enters their names into a draw down for several cash prizes, including the grand prize of $5,000. For more information, please contact Deacon Ed Connick at (251)423-6266. The Annual Christ the King Celebration will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.


Prayer for Veterans Day

Dear God, I am a stripe, I am a star, I am red, white and blue.

Although I have never met many of the veterans who sacrificed and dedicated their lives in service to our country, I will always pray for them. I sleep undisturbed and my family is safe because they fought for our country in our hour of need. Our country enjoys freedoms denied to many because of these brave men and women. Send your blessings to each of them. Let them feel the love and support I send out in this prayer. Let them know the appreciation I have for their bravery and devotion. Let them hear my gratitude: Thank you to all who have served. Each one is a hero. Amen.

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