First Week
of Lent
February 22, 2021

A Beautiful Start for Lent

The Sacrament of Reconciliation
will be available 4-6 p.m. in the chapel during the Wednesdays of Lent.  

Confessions will also continue to be heard on Saturdays,
3:45-4:45 p.m., and by appointment.

Stations of the Cross will take place in the church at 6 p.m. during the Fridays of Lent.

Sundays of Lent:
Vespers with the Music of Taizé

You are invited to come pray with the music of Taizé at 6 p.m. this Sunday, February 28. in the church. Click here for a brief overview from Joel Bolen, Director of Music Ministries, of this beautiful, meditative dialogue with God.

A Lenten Resource for Saint Matthew Families

Saint Matthew Church recently purchased a subscription to FORMED, a resource by The Augustine Institute that is being offered to parishioners to learn more about the faith. There are movies and videos as well as many other resources that will help us grow in our faith. Access is free. Go to and select our parish by entering St Matthew and our city/state, Franklin, TN. Register with your name and email address. Once you gain access you will see the many options available to you.

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, February 22: + David Lee Howard, Sr.
Tuesday, February 23: + Larry Suiter
Wednesday, February 24:  For Inez Kenny
Thursday, February 25:  For Megan & Hugh Nash and Family
Friday, February 26:  For Barbara Sutherland and Family
Saturday, February 27: (5 pm):  + Phillip Buckner
Sunday, February 28: (8:30 am)  +Jo Ann Mazza
          (11 am)  For the People of Saint Matthew
Daily Mass Livestream
Weekend Mass Reservations
* Stay Safe Reminder
Bishop Mark Spalding has indefinitely extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days during the pandemic. Click here to see his letter and decree.

The Weekend of February 28-March 1

First Sunday of Lent

Masses for this coming weekend will be celebrated on Saturday, February 28, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, 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.
Second Sunday of Lent
Weekend Mass Readings

Musical Echoes

This second Sunday of Lent, the Gospel of Mark brings us to the Transfigration of Christ. Click here to learn about one of the hymns we will sing at Mass, Transform Us, and the "echo effect" that links our Lenten experience with the newborn babe in Bethlehem. This week's column is by Joel Bolen, Director of Music Ministries at Saint Matthew.

Saint Matthew Job Opprtunities

→ Director of Communications & Stewardship

Saint Matthew Church is seeking a Director of Communications and Stewardship. For more information regarding this position, please click here.

→ Director of Youth Ministry

Saint Matthew Church is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry. For more information regarding this position, please click here.

Knights of Columbus Bible Study

The Knights of Columbus are hosting a weekly virtual Bible study focusing on the Gospels every Wednesday morning at 7:15. This invitation is being extended to all men of Saint Matthew and Saint Henry parishes. This Wednesday, February 24, the study will focus on the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 14-16.
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 6076 5165
Passcode: 474572 +1 312 626 6799 US 

Mulier Care Seeks Volunteers For Pregnancy Support Services

Mulier Care is a Nashville-based Catholic pro-life organization that provides support to women in crisis pregnancies. This includes a mobile medical unit that travels throughout the Metro Nashville area. The group offers free pregnancy tests, free limited OB ultrasounds and client advocacy to abortion minded women. They are looking for volunteers: Registered nurses, unit drivers (no CDL required), and client advocates (training provided).For information, contact Pamela Brackett, RN, (270) 501-0601 or
Financial Stewardship
* Due to last week's inclement weather, the financial numbers for this past week were not available.
Registered families in our parish: 1,205
Thank You For Your Continued Support!
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