Annual Parish Garage Sale!

It’s here!  St. Matthew’s Annual Parish Garage Sale will be this week.  Sale starts Thursday, June 7, located in the old gym of St. Matthew School.  There will be something for everyone!  We look forward to seeing you here. 
Sale Dates:
   Thursday, June 7: 5:00-8:00 pm — Early Bird Sale, $2 admission
   Friday, June 8: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
   Saturday, June 9: 8:00 am – noon — $3 Bag sale

Triduum and Easter Mass Times and Parish Office Schedule

Holy Thursday, March 29th:
        Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 pm
Good Friday, March 30th:
Stations of the Cross – 12:00 noon
        Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Holy Communion – 3:00 pm
Holy Saturday, March 31st:
        Easter Vigil Mass – 7:30 pm
Easter Sunday, April 1st:
        Easter Mass – 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am.  There is NO 5:15 pm Mass. 

There will be no confessions or morning mass from Holy Thursday through Holy Saturday. 

The Parish Office will close beginning at 12:00 noon on Holy Thursday and will re-open on Tuesday, April 3 at 8:30 am. 

There is no 7:00 am Mass on Monday, April 2. 

Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!

Triduum Adoration Chapel Schedule

The Adoration Chapel will close at 12:00 noon on Holy Thursday.  Adoration of the reserved Blessed Sacrament will take place at an altar of repose in the Adoration Chapel from 8:00 pm-11:30 pm on Holy Thursday.  There is NO adoration on Good Friday or Holy Saturday.  The Adoration Chapel will re-open following the Easter Vigil Mass at approximately 9:30 pm on Holy Saturday. 

Men’s Holy Hour

Calling all Catholic Men! Please join us for a Men’s Holy Hour on Wednesday, March 7th from 7:00-8:oo pm in Church.  Confession will be offered. 

Pre-K and Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Now Enrolling!
We are excited to announce that our preschool program is becoming a full-time pre-k for 4 year olds beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.  It will be offered Monday-Friday from 8:00-2:30 with a half day option (11:30 dismissal). Extended care (until 5:30) will be offered on a day to day basis.  For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the school office at 217-359-4114. 

Lenten Schedule

Please join us!

Wednesday Lenten Noon Mass

An additional noon Mass will be held Wednesdays during Lent (except Ash Wednesday). 

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be prayed Fridays during Lent (except Good Friday) at 5:30 pm in Church. 

Lenten Penance Services

Communal Penance Services – Lenten Penance Services will be held March 12-15 at 7:00 pm. 
Monday, March 12 – at Holy Cross, Champaign
Tuesday, March 13 – at St. Patrick, Urbana
Wednesday, March 14 – at St. Matthew, Champaign
Thursday, March 15 – at Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet

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Christmas Mass and Holiday Schedule

The Christmas Masses will be on Christmas Eve at 4:00, 6:00 and 10:00 pm and on Christmas Day at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.   The regular Sunday morning masses on December 24 are for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  Catholics are obliged to attend mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent either in the evening of Dec. 23 or morning of Dec. 24.   The Christmas Masses do not count for both. 

There will be NO MASS on Tuesday, December 26.  The parish office will be closed Dec. 25-26.  Monday, January 1, is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and is not a holy day of obligation this year because it falls on a Monday.  Mass on January 1 will be at 9:00 am only. 

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Thanksgiving Schedule

Mass on Thanksgiving Day will be held at 9:00 am only.  Please note that there will be NO MASS on Friday, November 24.   The parish office will be closed beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and will re-open on Monday, November 27.  Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

All Saint’s Day – holy day of obligation

Wednesday, November 1st, is the Solemnity of All Saints and a holy day of obligation.  Mass times are: 
     Tuesday, October 31 — vigil mass at 5:30 pm 
     Wednesday, November 1 — 7:00 am, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm
     Wednesday, November 1 (at St. Boniface) — 4:00 pm
The parish office will be closed.  Have a blessed Holy Day!

Mass Cancellation – October 24 & 25

There will be no evening Mass on Tuesday, October 24 and no morning or evening mass on Wednesday, October 25 while the priests are attending assembly days.  Masses will resume as scheduled on Thursday.