Twenty-eighth Week
of Ordinary Time
October 12, 2020

Civilize It:

A USCCB Project For Us All
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a campaign inviting Catholics to model civility and love for neighbor throughout the year. Civilize it: Dignity Beyond the Debate asks Catholics to pledge civility, clarity, and compassion in their families, communities, and parishes and call on others to do so as well.
Find out more by clicking here.

Please Register Now for

Mass of Remembrance on November 4

All are invited to attend the Mass of Remembrance on Wednesday, November 4, at 7 p.m. Please register to attend by clicking here. The names of our loved ones who died in 2020 will be read aloud during the Liturgy.  If you would like to have a name added to the Book of Remembrance, please contact the parish Bereavement Ministry at

Virtual Songwriter's Night for Haiti

Don't miss it! Well Played - A Songwriter's Night, which will benefit our Haiti ministry and its work with our sister parish in Gobert, Haiti, will be presented on October 24 as a virtual live event on social media. This will be our 10th year to host Well Played and a first in this virtual format. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated! Click here to purchase your tickets now.

Weekend Mass
Don't Forget to Register 

Please register for the weekend Liturgies if you are planning to attend in person. Face coverings are required. Weekend and daily 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. Face coverings are required.  Click here for details.
Mass Intentions
Monday, October 12:  + Barbara Schubert
Tuesday, October 13:  + Ron Deal, Sr.
Wednesday, October 14:  + George Lawton Smith
Thursday, October 15:  For St. Matthew college students
Friday, October 16:  + Joyce Stone Bland
Saturday, October 17: (5 pm):  + Barbara Schubert
Sunday, October 18: (8:30 am) For the People of Saint Matthew
                             (11 am)  + Denise Bull
Daily Mass
The Weekend of October 17-18: 

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for this coming weekend will be celebrated on Saturday, October 17, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 18, 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.
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Readings

The Music Plays On

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. for online performances by many of Saint Matthew's very own in our mini-concert series. Watch these free events online on the Saint Matthew Facebook page and the Saint Matthew Catholic Church website.
• Josh & Tess - October 21
(No performance November 4: All Souls Mass 7 p.m.)
• Cliffwood's Edge - November 18
Enjoy other 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
Financial Stewardship
For the week ending October 4, 2020:
 Parish, visitors, and automatic withdrawals totaled $11,828
  (loose cash $234)
 Second collection (capital needs) $275
Registered families in our parish: 1,229

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

Knights of Columbus Membership 

The Knights of Columbus are offering free online membership through the end of this year.  The organization is honoring its founder, Fr. Michael J. McGivney, who will be beatified at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Conn., on October 31. To sign up, please click here and use code MCGIVNEY2020.

Regina Caeli Academy for Homeschool Families

Applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year at Regina Caeli, a national accredited independent program in the Catholic tradition. The program offers classical academic and extracurricular classes, preschool-12th grade, two days a week with the parent remaining the primary educator by homeschooling the other three days of the week following the same curriculum. Contact Caroline Hartley for more information, or 615-821-8093. Click here to learn more about Regina Caeli.

Father Ryan Relay for Life Luminarias 

Father Ryan's 12th Annual Relay for Life is Saturday, October 31,12 p.m.-6 p.m.
The relay will be on campus and participation is restricted with covid-19 protocols in effect. You can support this effort, which benefits the American Cancer Society, by purchasing a luminaria in memory of someone you've lost to cancer or in celebration os someone who is a cancer survivor. You may donate to a specific relay participant, team, or the event as a whole. The luminarias will be lit at the event. Click here to make your donation.

Ladies of Charity Stuff Galore Sale

The Ladies of Charity are conducting their Stuff Galore Sale every Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., through October 31. You can find furniture, books, dishes, holiday decor, and more at the store, 2216 State St., Nashville. Please wear a mask; temperatures will be taken and social distancing is required. Proceeds go toward the organization's emergency assistance programs in the community.
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