Thirty-third Week
of Ordinary Time
November 16, 2020

The Saints Are On The Way

The new statuary for our church has arrived and we are waiting for the items to be released by U.S. Customs officials. Once that occurs, the installation of the new crucifix, Stations of the Cross, and statues of our Blessed Mother Mary and Saint Joseph will begin. Watch for updates from the parish soon. And thanks again to all who have supported this special project.

Sacred Art in the Church

The beauty of the architecture, the art, the sacred atmosphere ... what's being communicated in our church? Click here to read one perspective from Tony Jesse, Director of Religious Education at Saint Matthew, Should the Church sell all its riches for the poor?

2021 Calendars Are Here

The free Catholic Extension 2021 calendars "Rejoice O' Earth" are now available for you to pick up in the narthex next time you come to Saint Matthew.
The calendars are also available in the church office. 

Saint Matthew Directory Update

The folks at Lifetouch, who have been working since early this year to produce the 2020 pictorial directory for Saint Matthew Church, have been struggling with production plant shutdowns and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lifetouch officials recently sent word that the directories are currently set to be shipped "in December or possibly after the first of the year. Thank you so much for your understanding during these unexpected times."  Watch for an update when they arrive. 

RCIA Sponsors
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
An RCIA sponsor acts as a supporting guide and companion to those on the journey to become Catholic.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor in our RCIA process at Saint Matthew, please email Tony Jesse at

Register for Weekend Mass

Please register for the weekend Liturgies if you are planning to attend in person. Face coverings are required. Masses are accessible via livestream through the church website and Facebook page.Thank you for your continued cooperation.
Register for Weekend Mass
* Bishop Mark Spalding has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Click here for details.

Weekday Masses

Daily Mass is celebrated in the church at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted. Face coverings are required.  Click here for details.
Mass Intentions
Monday, November 16: + John Cicon
Tuesday, November 17:  + Delia Grace Abaray
Wednesday, November 18:  + Ron Revlock
Thursday, November 19:  For Michael Groff
Friday, November 20:  + Virginia Marcuri
Saturday, November 21: (5 pm):  + Gilbert Fuentes
Sunday, November 22: (8:30 am)  For the People of Saint Matthew
                         (11 am)  + Frank Ballinger
Daily Mass
The Weekend of November 21-22: 

Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe

Masses for this coming weekend will be celebrated on Saturday, November 21, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 22, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Click here to register. The Liturgies are livestreamed and accessible through the parish website and Facebook page. Please click here for more important details.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Weekend Mass Readings

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. for online performances by many of Saint Matthew's very own in our mini-concert series. These free events are on the Saint Matthew Facebook page and Saint Matthew Church website.

This Week:
• Cliffwood's Edge - November 18

Enjoy past performances in this series
♦  Click here for singer/songwriter Sonia Lee
♦  Click here for Joel Bolen/interpretations of beloved church melodies
♦  Click here for Joel Bolen/organ mini-recital 
♦  Click here for Joe Pouliot
♦  Click here for the Bethlehem Bluegrass Band
♦  Click here for Josh & Tess
Financial Stewardship
For the week ending November 9, 2020:
 Parish, visitors, and automatic withdrawals totaled $15.001
  (loose cash $244)
 Second collection (parish charity) $296
Registered families in our parish: 1,215

Thank You For Your Continued Support!

Stewardship & Giving Information

Confessions on Saturdays

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the chapel. Please practice social distancing. If you are sick, please stay home and contact Father Mark Sappenfield for an appointment. Those unable to attend Saturday's hours are also welcome to contact Father Mark for an appointment.  Reach him at 615-646-0378, ext. 303, or
Sacraments at Saint Matthew
Diocese Of Nashville
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