Weekly Bulletin

Today we are reminded that following Jesus is not always easy. In Christianity, we model ourselves after someone who gave himself away over and over again. He gave of his time and his wisdom and healing gifts throughout his earthly life, and in the end sacrificed that very life for us. Most of us are not called to the level of self-sacrifice that Jesus models, but it remains true that the life of the Christian is often harder than the life of someone who is not. The commitments of Christianity are real. This is a life which make demands, often uncomfortable or unpopular demands of each of us. We are not promised that everything in life will be easy but we are promised that we will not have to endure it alone. Jesus, who deeply knows our suffering, will be with us until the end of our days. In the Psalm today, we are reminded that we walk before the Lord; there is a sense that God has our back. In the Gospel we follow Jesus; He goes ahead, showing us the way.

An important reminder about Covid safety: Due to the rising number of cases in the Mobile area, parishioners are urged to mask during attendance at Mass and to distance from others. Do your part to beat this virus. If you are able to do so, please get the vaccine. We will get through this safely---together.

Thank you for continuing to support St. Matthew 's with your generous contributions both at Mass and through the mail

COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $5,782.00

THE SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend is for the Burse Club. The second collection next weekend will be for Catholic University of America. Please be prayerfully generous.

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, Michael J. 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, September 11 Mae Rehm (D) Wednesday, September 15 Willie Crabtree (D)
Sunday, September 12 Mae Rehm (D) Thursday, September 16 Mike Conwell (D)
Monday, September 13 Mae Rehm (D) Friday, September 17 Ross Pritchard (D)
Tuesday, September 14 Mae Rehm (D) Saturday, September 18 Meg Demeranville (D)


A Prayer for 9/11---God of love we place in your loving arms the thousands of innocent lives that were lost on that unforgettable morning of September 11, 2001. We also remember the courage of the countless men and women who put their lives at risk in order to rescue, alleviate and bring solace to the afflicted. As the years have passed so many have suffered and died to keep our world safe from terrorism. We acknowledge their sacrifices and lift them up in prayer to you, almighty Father. Help us to continue to work for a world free from every form of hatred, violence and ignorance. May terrorism -- in all its forms -- disappear from the face of the earth. Amen.

Reflections upon the Gospel Mark 8:27-35


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.
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June 20 Seminarians December 5 Christmas Flowers
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