Seven Sacraments

The seven sacraments are an integral part of what it means to be Catholic. These means of grace have been entrusted to the Church by Christ to be dispensed to the members for our growth in holiness and ultimately for the sake of salvation.

At St. Matthew, we strive to foster an authentic and fruitful participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Below you will find specific information about the celebration of the sacraments for our parish community.

For information on children's preparation to receive the sacraments, visit the Sacramental Preparation page. For information on preparing to receive the sacraments for adults, visit the RCIA page.


There are a variety of times available for Confession:

Saturday — 3:30–5:00pm
Tuesday — 6:30–6:55am
Thursday — 6:30–6:55am & 5:00–5:25pm
Any time by appointment. Call the Parish Office (217-359-4224) to schedule.



Baptisms are scheduled for the first and third Sundays of the month after the 11:30 Mass.

To schedule a Baptism, contact the Parish Office (217-359-4224). Before their first child is baptized, couples must attend a baptismal preparation class which is normally held the second Sunday of the month. Call the Parish Office to register.



Please contact the Parish Office at least nine months before the anticipated wedding date.


Holy Communion for the Sick

The priests and Extraordinary Ministers will bring communion to the sick and shut-in either at the hospital or in the home, upon request. Call the Parish Office to make arrangements (217-359-4224).



Please see our Funerals page for more information.