Weekly Bulletin

In today's Gospel, the young man approached Jesus in search of eternal life. He claimed that, from his youth, he had observed all the  commandments Jesus mentioned. There was no question that he was a good man. But Jesus called him out saying, “You are lacking in one thing”.” His tragedy was that he loved "possessions" more than people.  He was trapped by the erroneous idea that he could keep his material wealth for himself and still obtain God's mercy. He failed to realize the fact that his riches had built a wall between himself and God. In other words, his possessions “possessed" him. We all have something in our lives that serves as a major obstacle to happiness and peace.  We must recognize this obstacle and address it head-on. It may not be riches -- it may be anger, holding grudges, alcohol, drugs, lust, apathy, lies, unfaithfulness, theft, or fraud. Let us invite God into our lives and into our efforts to face and remove that one obstacle to holiness. We have a decision to make: whether to go away sad like the rich young man, or to follow Jesus and be happy.  Let us choose happiness.

COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $5,314.00 Hurricane Ida Relief: $350.00

HURRICANE IDA RELIEF: Anyone who wishes to donate for Hurricane Ida Relief can still do so by sending a check directly. Please make check payable to Archdiocese of Mobile, specify “Hurricane Ida” and mail to Hurricane Ida Relief c/o Archdiocese of Mobile, 356 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602.

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 9 Melissa Burns Smith (D) Wednesday, October 13 James Oberkirch, Sr. (D)
Sunday, October 10 Ramona Cobb McNab (D) Thursday, October 14 Don Pierre & Family
Monday, October 11 Mary Petro (L) Friday, October 15 Paul Staley (L)
Tuesday, October 12 James Oberkirch, Sr. (D) Saturday, October 16 Virginia “Baby” Wilson (D)


The Office of Vocations will sponsor a series of guys' nights,“Rooted: walk in Him, rooted in Him and built upon Him”, for young men from high school juniors to 25 years of age. The evening of companionship and discernment will take place one Tuesday each month at the Frassati Center of St. Ignatius Parish. This month's event will take place on October 19 from 7:00-8:30PM. Dinner will be provided. For more information, please contact the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations at (251) 415-3871. The 85th Annual ACCW Convention will take place on October 31-November 2 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL. To make reservations please contact Barbara McGonigle at (251)228-2303 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reflection on Mark 10:17-30


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