A message from your priests as we continue to thank Bishop Jenky and we welcome the news of Bishop-Elect Tylka!See The Catholic Post's Article on the announcement of our new Coadjutor Bishop! https://thecatholicpost.com/2020/05/11/dioceses-coadjutor-bishop-elect-tylka-always-strives-to-be-a-gentle-shepherd/
Posted by St. Matthew Catholic Church on Monday, May 11, 2020
March 13, 2020
My Dear Parishioners,
Your priests love you.
I hope that in a thousand ways it is evident that we love being priests – we love being your “fathers.” It is a sublime joy to offer Mass with you and for you. We now face a time of significant spiritual challenge. Yet this time is not “unprecedented” in the long history of our faith. The Church gives us a vast treasury of prayers for spiritual communion and personal devotions. We can invoke any number of patron saints. Our Mother of Perpetual Help offers both motherly comfort and the sure hope that her Immaculate Heart WILL triumph.
Stay close to your family and friends. Pray together over the phone. Support each other using social media. Hold on to your Rosary beads. Open your Bibles. Participate in Mass remotely and make a Spiritual Communion. Hunger and thirst for the next time that you can receive the Holy Eucharist. Pray especially for the sick and those in danger of death. Pray for doctors and scientists. Pray for the hungry and the homeless and those who are afraid.
Know that your priests are praying for you. We will continue to offer Mass (while we will broadcast Mass every day via Facebook, it certainly won’t feel the same without you!). Everyday your priests will be pleading on your behalf before the Tabernacle. We love you and we miss you.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
St. Matthew, pray for us.
St. Boniface, pray for us.
On behalf of Fr. Brokaw and Fr. Pica, I have the honor to be your pastor,
Msgr. Stanley Deptula