“I came so that they might have life
and have it more abundantly” (Jn 10:10).
We are body-soul composites, so our healing extends to all of us: spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally. Sometimes we need help in addition to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Jesus, Our Divine Physician, gives us people and tools to help lead us to freedom, healing, and peace. The link below is simply a compilation of resources that may be of assistance, but they cannot replace the Sacraments or professional medical help. If you find any of these resources particularly helpful, have others to suggest, or would like assistance in finding more, feel free to contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are not alone.
You are good.
You are loved.
You are worthy of healing.
Know of our prayers for you daily!
Also, don’t forget about FORMED for various helpful talks and studies (Parish Code = GGRC7V).
“The glory of God is man fully alive” (St. Irenaeus).
Click here for a list of resources to use in various circumstances
The St. Matthew Parish Prayer Chain provides an opportunity for individuals with special intentions (birth, baptism, marriage, sickness, death, etc.) to have prayers offered for them. It also provides an opportunity for parishioners to grow in their prayer life by praying for these special intentions. Call or email to submit your prayer requests or to become one of the more than 500 parishioners participating in this ministry through prayer. Prayer Chain participants receive a weekly email or call listing the Prayer Chain intentions.
For information contact Sarah Rouse
The goal of this ministry is to reach out to residents of long term care facilities by touching not only their spiritual lives by praying the Rosary interactively, but also their sense of dignity and well being through handshakes, smiles, and personal greetings.
For information contact Jackie Barkmeier
The Vocation Committee promotes and supports vocations to the priesthood and religious life specifically from our parish. They meet regularly to pray for new and current vocations and to coordinate vocation events. These include the Traveling Crucifix program (the 2nd Sunday of the month at 8:00 and 9:30 am Masses) and the Holy Hour for Vocations (which is scheduled from 7:30-8:00 am in the church on the Thursday before every First Friday). Click here to learn more or sign up for the traveling crucifix
For information contact Anne Monahan or Jan Dennis